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Hanging Tight

By brian1208
The opposite to "Hanging Loose". I was lucky to catch a pair of Para Gliders playing on the cliffs near Bournemouth this morning.

This chap was carrying out a series of steep banked turns prior to landing and I managed to get this shot.

I have another "Prettier" one which I will put up tomorrow.

Tags: Sports and action

Voters: john ballance,


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iscramble 12 90 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 1:14PM
Good shot Brian. Looking forward to your pretty shot! SmileSmile
Cheers
Phil

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brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 1:17PM
Cheers Phil, we spent about an hour watching these two play - amazing!
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 1:31PM
Nice shot, really fills the frame with dramatic animation.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 1:34PM
Thanks Eric, I must confess, it is a crop. I think he actually filled about a quarter of the frame as he was about 60 yards away. One of the benefits of a good lens Smile
ericfaragh 12 132 2 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 1:43PM
Considering the light, which looks subdued, and the ISO, you did very well to freeze him so effectively. There's no loss of resolution and everything is lovely and sharp.

I'm even more impressed now I know more about the making of the image. The lens is only as good as the photographer who knows how to use it. I only wish my hands were as steady! Well done indeed.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 1:48PM
Smile Thanks again
jon1169 12 51 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 2:02PM
Very good action shot - I like it a lot.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 2:08PM
Thanks Jon.
luigitoi 13 5 1 Argentina
30 Nov 2003 2:46PM
amazing action shot, really interested in seeing the prettier shot. This one is excellent!
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 2:48PM
Thanks for the positive input Luis. Tomorrow it is then!
Terry L Plus
12 587 5 England
30 Nov 2003 2:54PM
Brian, a well captured action shot, the sharpness and detail are great. Can't wait for tomorrows installment.

Terry.
Greyheron Plus
14 282 7 England
30 Nov 2003 3:15PM
Great action shot Brian...looking forward to tomorrow !

Mike
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 3:25PM
Oo-er, I hope you won't be disappointed! LOL

Thanks Mike and Terry, what you don't see is the shots I took that didn't make the screen Smile.
Terry L Plus
12 587 5 England
30 Nov 2003 3:29PM
Brian I think we all have that problemWink

Terry.
30 Nov 2003 3:33PM
Fantastic shot, well done.

Mary
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2003 3:35PM
thanks, Mary.
wendy9 13 475 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2003 3:13PM
Grrrreat shot - was waiting for your comment saying it was really a self-portrait LOL.
brian1208 Plus
13 11.1k 12 United Kingdom
1 Dec 2003 3:21PM
Smilethanks.

What - me up there? No chance - it not the flying that worries me - its the landing!

These guys were really good, this chap was up for about an hour, ridge hopping. He must have flown about 12 miles up and down the coast.

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