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By stevebostock  
last of the league shots for a bit so:
Doncaster were the visitors to rochdale last week, a good gritty tight game.
they brought their snapper with them, bloke called steve price (musicmate, lurks around here sometimes.)
He was a good lad, even if his taste in rugby teams is a bit suspect. Got some tips off him too, thanks for that steve.
Anyhow, his bunch of thugs, errrrrr team (sorry) shaded us by two points to move up to a playoff position, but hornets did actually play some good rugby, albeit rarely.
This was a good move, a great offload in a determined tackle, the expressions say it all really.
This one made the paper (along with the previous one actually) so a good days work all round
now then steve, about that pint you owe me....................

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: colin, jarendell, AZZA_AJD and 50 more

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15 13 1 United Kingdom
27 Jul 2006 8:59PM
Well taken Steve, vibrant action shot!
IanA 17 3.0k 12 England
27 Jul 2006 11:18PM
Makes a nice change to see some colour in an EC, not something that has been photoshopped to death like the last half dozen or so. All the work done with the camera.

Well done.

John_Humphreys 15 69 2 Ireland
27 Jul 2006 11:22PM
The expression on the central player's face is great Steve and I'm definitely with you guys in spirit when it comes to this type of shot. I'm glad it got a EC too. John
NevP 15 853 13 Canada
28 Jul 2006 1:32AM
Very nice action capture, and congratulations, well deserved.
StevenPrice 16 30 2 England
28 Jul 2006 7:03AM
well done on the EC Steve great shot.

AlanBW 15 20 England
28 Jul 2006 7:10AM
Another top quality action capture. Congrats on the EC.
stevebostock 15 244 England
28 Jul 2006 7:50AM
thank you all for you clicks and very kind comments, i am greatly honoured, especially having seen some of the work that get EC's.
Thank you peter, thank you all.

jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
28 Jul 2006 7:53AM
Very good. I have the same lens and camera, but I haven't tried any sport yet. I was wondering if you still know the focal length, shutter & aperture please?

stevebostock 15 244 England
28 Jul 2006 8:18AM
me and musicmate both use this lens, I like it, he thinks its too slow (which it is under floodlights)
I was shooting at around 300mm, aperture priority at F8, speeds varied according to the light available (obviously) but were around 1/1000th most of the time, I will get the exif data out for this one for you.

stevebostock 15 244 England
28 Jul 2006 9:02AM
Ok, from the EXIF data:

Shutter: 1/640th
Focal length: 400mm
ISO 400
(hand held, IS mode 2 (pan mode))

so, pretty much wrong on every estimate there then Wink
jellylegs 16 59 Ireland
28 Jul 2006 9:51AM
Thanks a million for taking the trouble.

bill7 17 3
28 Jul 2006 11:36AM
Brilliant action shot. Great to a see sports photo getting a well deserved EC.

28 Jul 2006 12:14PM
Fantastic action shot, well deserved!!

stevie 17 1.2k 2 United Kingdom
28 Jul 2006 3:10PM
Glad to see a fine sports shot doing well
chrissd 15 304 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2006 4:01AM
fantastic action shot
REKLAW 16 3 United Kingdom
29 Jul 2006 5:32PM
great action shot,click for 30,well deserved.
sbphoto 17 19 Ireland
29 Jul 2006 11:07PM
Great timing and superb expressions and movement. Congrates on the HC.
sbphoto 17 19 Ireland
29 Jul 2006 11:07PM
Sorry i meant EC.
Ceciliat 16 6 Philippines
1 Aug 2006 3:31AM
Outstanding shot! Congrats on your well deserved award...
tull 17 181 United Kingdom
2 Aug 2006 2:00PM
Must be honest and say I really don't go for sports shots but this is bloody brilliant and well deserved EC a real credit to your skills.

norton 17 2 6 Jersey
2 Aug 2006 9:25PM
Excellent well timed shot,well done on the EC......

Frank_Reid 15 227 1 United Kingdom
14 Aug 2006 5:01PM
indeed well timed mate, well taken and presented.
JohnH37 14 1 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2006 1:01PM
Brilliant action shot.Very well captured.Thanks for your comments on mine.
liparig 16 233 United States
18 Aug 2006 3:50PM
fantastic action shot love that expression well caught
highlander 17 32 Scotland
24 Aug 2006 10:34AM
Great action shot Steve, there are a few on the site that have perfected the colourful clarity and the expressions of determination and you are with them. Impressive.
dutch01 17 58 England
27 Nov 2006 3:03PM
I think this image deserves more than 45 votes, great action shot, really shows the essence of the game.

25 Apr 2007 12:40PM
Brilliant! I'm not so good at sport shots, lens is bit naf but my son plays rugby league so can't not have a go. Nice to see other rugby league shots.

bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
2 Sep 2007 4:41PM

Leightonhs 14 155 1
3 Dec 2007 8:10PM
Full of action and expression, well done.


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