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luckybry 6 3 Scotland
16 Jul 2012 8:10PM

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paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2012 8:28PM
Great action captured.
Franko59 5 3 2 England
16 Jul 2012 8:30PM
perfect timing!Smile,,,,regards Ian
Zydeco_Joe 10 79 England
16 Jul 2012 8:54PM
Great capture.
John_Frid 10 514 56 United Kingdom
17 Jul 2012 11:43AM
Great timing to get this shot.

Some pointers to help do even better next time....

1. A faster shutter speed will remove blur ... both in terms of the speed of the action and camera shake. You could use a slightly larger aperture (say f8 or even f5.6 ... but watch the depth of field) or even up the iso. I would be looking for nearer 1/500th of a second or even 1/1000th if possible.

2. Mount the camera on a tripod (this helps eliminates camera shake) and use a cable release (allows you to watch the bigger picture and get the timing right). Cricket is a sport where tripod mounting works well as the key points are often fairly fixed ( i.e. batsman, bowler, wicket keeper)

3. Carefully check your exposure - in this shot I think your camera has been fooled into overexposure due to the dark background. Try metering off the players face (or use the back of your own hand - in the same light) to get it right. The background may be underexposed, but that isn't so important.
danh 6 61 36 United Kingdom
18 Jul 2012 1:50PM
I'd shoot in manual settings, with aperture wide-open and at least 1/800th of a second shutter speed. Manipulate the ISO to achieve the right exposure for those settings.

This looks as though you've pre-focused on the stumps which, to me, takes away from the shot because it should be the batsman who's in focus here and unfortunately he doesn't seem to be.

If all you're after is the batsman then go for a tripod but if you want to be able to direct your lens to anything and everything on the pitch, at short notice, avoid it like the plague. With a 75-300mm zoom you should be able to hand hold and keep your options open.

Perfect timing though. Smile
18 Jul 2012 4:36PM
noted, many thanks.

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