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Motor Cycle Racing

By Maiwand
Thought it was about time that I tried something other than birds ( especially as there seems to be so few about at the moment ) so I had a stab at the motorcycle grass trackracing. It was great fun and I thoroughly enjoyed myself but its obvious that I have a great deal to learn.
One thing I did learn was to stand well back as these guys are no respecter of persons or lenses/cameras and will cover you with clods of mud as they spin by. First lap nearly buried an expensive Nikon D4!!!!!!!!!
V1 a rather gentle warmup lap and V2 a more forceful racing lap.
Most grateful and flattered with all c/c's on the Heron. Thanks all and

Tags: Sport Action Motorcycles Maiwand Sports and action

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16 Nov 2013 8:08PM
2 fine captures Ron,

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Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 8:10PM
Certainly hope the camera is cleaned up nowGrin
Carmargue horses did the same to me!
but two beauties here Ron, showing the speed in those wheels
well done on the action in both
16 Nov 2013 8:12PM
Excellent shots Ron - something I wouldn't mind having a go at! The photography not the motorcycling!! GrinGrin Lou
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
16 Nov 2013 8:17PM
I have never tried such subject matter but from watching it on TV I can well imagine it's advisable to stand well back with your telephoto at the ready.
For something so different to your usual you seem to have done a very good job, freezing the fast action and capturing two very crisp shots.
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
16 Nov 2013 8:33PM
brilliant timing and detail ron wonderful colours v1 for me today a cracker nice one Wink
16 Nov 2013 8:35PM
Great shots Ron. Really like them both. Cathy
DerekL 13 188 24 England
16 Nov 2013 9:10PM
Looks like you've cracked it with #2 Ron.
Nice panning and blur in the wheels give a good impression of speed and movement.

franken Plus
15 4.6k 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 8:43AM
Excellent action shots Ron.

17 Nov 2013 8:47AM
Two excellent action images, Ron!
Not a dissimilar sport to speedway - a favourite sport of mine.

rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 9:38AM
Two great action shots Ron, you have 'stopped' the motion perfectly.

pluckyfilly 11 351 33 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 10:10AM
Seeing this photo Ron I wondered if you were feeling okWink this is a strange kind of wildlife to the norm but I like it and same as your good self I am turning to other subjects and have found they can be just as much fun. I like the motion blur in this shotSmile
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
17 Nov 2013 11:19AM
How strange my comment just went into data nirvana Sad
Here it is hope this time it works. I'm really impressed with you excellent panning and great action. have another award for your unusual bird.
A Booth 15 11 4 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 12:04PM
colours and detail superb. a well timed panned image.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 1:02PM
Nothing ventured, nothing gained RonWink

V2 is a corker of an action shot
Personally I would have made it V1

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 1:05PM
Great - shows speed in the wheels, but with good detail of the rider - well done!
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
17 Nov 2013 4:24PM
Thanks everyone.
Philip_P 13 71 1 United Kingdom
17 Nov 2013 7:57PM
Great Shots Ron, I wanted to do some speedway for a long time now
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
17 Nov 2013 8:39PM
A change for you Ron but still got the quality.
FeatherFriend 10 38 217 England
18 Nov 2013 11:11AM
Great action shots Ron, nice and sharp, well done on trying something the birds, I've never known it so quiet Sad
bricurtis Plus
12 2.2k 49 England
18 Nov 2013 8:35PM
V2 is a belter Ron - well done with the movement.
JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2013 8:43PM
Fine action shots especially V2
rogerfry 12 543 United Kingdom
18 Nov 2013 10:40PM
Two very well taken shots Ron -(I agree with the V2 club!)- great work with the panning. Grin

19 Nov 2013 2:14PM
Great action shots Ron. an excellent first effort for this genre. A
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
19 Nov 2013 5:43PM
Two excellent action shots Ron, superb sense of speed in v2, that is the stand out shot without a doubt
Trev_B 11 151 68 England
19 Nov 2013 9:03PM
Two cracking shots Ronů. you have done really well with the panning shot in v2.

19 Nov 2013 10:05PM
Two great action images Ron.
20 Nov 2013 4:11AM
Excellent images, Ron. Panning perfect.

20 Nov 2013 7:36AM
Two excellent dynamic photographs, Ron! I like both!Smile
Regards Valery
Mike_Smith Plus
10 476 1 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2013 6:22PM
Cracking action shots Ron
21 Nov 2013 1:34PM
Both are great Ron...........but V2 does it for me!, brilliant shot!, the motion blur in the background/foreground VS the sharp Bike and rider has been done to perfection!, great stuff!!!SmileSmileSmile
21 Nov 2013 3:22PM
Excellent action shots

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