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By Pete      
This was taken last year at an event nr Sherwood Forest. I managed to blag a track pass to get closer to the action. It's taken in JPEG mode and the only thing I've done is cropped the pic. No editing has been done.

Uploaded to test the email notifications system so please say something Wink

Tags: Bike Action Speed Motocross Sports and action

Voters: daffydill56, Hanners, LisaRose and 11 more

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daffydill56 17 190 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 9:24AM
I am not normally into sports events etc. Pete, but this is a lovely action shot!! Superb detail and composition.

Hanners 15 875 10 Ireland
24 Apr 2007 9:35AM
"So please say something" That could leave you open to allsorts LOL

I actually like this as I think sports photography is one of the hardest genres, I'd have cloned out the fence(?), but apart from that, it's a well taken shot.

CLIX Smile
onewildworld 18 696 4 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 9:40AM
Sharp Pete, but that rope behind really distracts. Wondering about a slower shutter speed, and a pan to get movement in the wheels...
LisaRose 14 172 4 United States
24 Apr 2007 9:42AM
Great action shot, nice and sharp.
24 Apr 2007 9:48AM
POOCHIE 15 21 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 9:51AM
Something else.
IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
24 Apr 2007 10:33AM
I see you still don't have time to either go out and do some photography or even the time to manipulate the old stuff! Wink

As far as the image is concerned, that is what was there, and that is what you have captured and that has been done well. The rope may well be behind, but it looks part of the image, in the form of a jump/obstacle.

Have a good week. I'm off to Crete! Tongue
Pete 20 18.8k 97 England
24 Apr 2007 11:04AM
If I had time to edit I'd remove the rope. I like the grass as it shows height. I may do a technique on this to show action. spin the wheels, motion blur etc.
Maddie 16 2.7k 2 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 1:00PM
i suppose i ought to try some sports photography, looks pretty difficult!
RipleyExile 18 1.6k 17 England
24 Apr 2007 1:54PM
I would have cloned out the wire and maybe the post, but apart from that it gets my vote.
MikeMar 15 6 United Kingdom
24 Apr 2007 6:39PM
Nice shot, shame about the wire.
rontear Plus
18 23 9 England
24 Apr 2007 8:18PM
Colourful image, needs an extra ingredient Pete. Ron.
chase Plus
15 2.1k 562 England
24 Apr 2007 8:39PM
You caught the moment well Pete,yes the rope is a touch distracting but to be fair it looks like he's jumping over it.I like the position in the frame,well timed.
The_Collector 15 4 1 United Kingdom
25 Apr 2007 9:40AM
if he thinks he can ride along that rope then he's mistaken, it won't take the weight..........
kevski 14 14 United Kingdom
3 May 2007 9:04PM
Quite partial to motorcross shots,thats a cracker.
motorsportpictures 12 289 23 United Kingdom
17 Dec 2008 6:36PM
very nice shot indeed...

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