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  • Swift

    Tremendous photo and even being in the position to get a shot of this bird takes skill given the speed they fly around at. The body position is real interesting as the wings give the impression of turning one way and the body the other.
    • 23 Oct 2016 5:14PM
  • #8

    Spot on - and a rare glimpse of the eyes; the weather has been to out advantage of late!! By the way, having seen this bend - is it possible to get this shot without using steps of some sort? The fences are quite high as I recall. Chris
    • 20 Oct 2016 9:34PM
  • Hot Lap ...

    One of your best! Chris
    • 17 Oct 2016 4:24PM
  • Competition Winner!

    A brave crop but it works. Ace shot and congrats on it being selected for the calendar. I was surprised that 1/400th was enough to freeze the action but I guess it was taken at a distance. I hope this makes photo of the week. Chris
    • 2 Oct 2016 5:47PM
  • Looking ahead

    Jonny, nice shot and, for once, the light meant the rider(s) opted for a clear lens on the crash helmet, whereas they usually use the dark lens - seeing the eyes adds so much to the image. The one bit of the image which may reduce the number of votes is the background which might not be distracting in itself but the JCB digger-arm right behind the rider's head certainly is. I must confess the growth of advertising boards around BSB circuits is unfortunate and still growing. Also, I know how tight it can be to get elbow-room at these events and the spot you chose is one of the most popular given the distance to the track and, if that was the only place you could shoot from, I think I would have opened the lens to F4 (I know that might mean forcing the ISO a bit if you wanted to keep 1/800th) to perhaps blur the background a bit more and perhaps dull it down further in processing.

    Still worth a vote though. Chris

    • 19 Sep 2016 10:06PM
  • BSB Oulton Park

    Classic, great shot.
    • 11 Sep 2016 11:33PM
  • Awesomeness

    I hope this vote gets you to your 30 - well deserved; a well-timed photo. I thought the guy on the end of the jets was near the rocks but see it is a jet-ski. Must take some skill to control things. Edit: forgot to add a vote, have done so now. Chris
    • 5 Sep 2016 12:32PM
  • Between the Lines

    Thanks to Spkr51 and brownstone chip for your comments and to all who took the time to look and vote for the photo; much appreciated. Chris
    • 30 Aug 2016 1:40PM
  • Howzat

    Well caught, so to speak. Great timing and i expect a fair bit of patience to get this. A fine photo. Chris
    • 9 Aug 2016 6:40PM
  • Time Trialler

    Just in case anyone pops back - many thanks to Lord Raglan for his User award and also for all the votes, very much appreciated. Chris
    • 2 Aug 2016 9:13PM
  • Spitfire

    How timely, just bought a few bottles last week and very good it is too. Great photo - wasn't this their original strap-line which was well received by most but removed after complaint. Still funny though. Chris
    • 28 Jul 2016 6:19PM
  • poppies

    Very hard to get a shot like this without some distraction - excellent photo. Chris
    • 25 Jul 2016 7:54PM
  • Temple

    Class photo. Very good indeed - and I couldn't leave it at 29 votes!! Chris
    • 25 Jul 2016 7:50PM
  • Sliding round the bend

    Nice shot.
    • 25 Jul 2016 7:47PM
  • The Perils of Catching Eggs!

    Thanks for the kind comments and votes, much appreciated. It was nice to attend an event where you spent as much time laughing as taking photographs - thank goodness for motor drives though! Chris
    • 6 Jul 2016 1:01PM
  • The Scenic Route

    My thanks to all for voting and to Jerrin and Salpa of your kind comments; much appreciated. Always nice to see different photographers calling. Chris
    • 29 Jun 2016 8:29PM
  • Burghley House Game and Country Fair

    Ju, thanks for the guess - you may have come up with a better suggestion than mine which was Rod Stewart!
    • 19 Jun 2016 9:09PM
  • Together naked

    It would certainly be difficult to keep your eyes on the road among this particular peloton! Chris
    • 19 Jun 2016 6:18PM
  • No 33 - A Brownlee

    I really like this photo, I have been taking photos of local club cycling time trials and it is not as easy to get photos as one might think. You have captured the spirit of the race and all the clutter that surrounds it - the clutter being out of focus just enough to reveal what's going on but not to detract from the main subject. I did wonder if the railings on the left might be better cropped out (1:1) as the rider is such a strong subject but I like it equally just as it is. Great shot. Chris
    • 19 Jun 2016 6:16PM
  • Harris Hawk

    To all, thank you for the votes and comments; moreover, especial thanks to Jubarney for the Award. That you took the trouble to look is very much appreciated. Chris
    • 17 Jun 2016 2:58PM
  • Owls World

    Brilliant photo. Chris
    • 13 Jun 2016 11:50PM
  • Nearly there

    I hope my vote makes your 30, well-deserved! I would have cloned out the person, or is it another bird following, as it is a distraction. Nevertheless, greta shot. Chris
    • 13 Jun 2016 11:43PM
  • Swifts in Flight

    Great shots, I have been thinking of trying something similar but the Swifts always seem to be at too great height and the House Martins too quick over the ground. Good skills to get these photos. Chris
    • 8 Jun 2016 8:50PM
  • BSB ..

    Brilliant shot, great composition and everything else! I know motorsports is not everyone's cup of tea but If something as good as this only gets 12 votes then I am unlikely to offer any more in this category. Great photo
    • 6 Jun 2016 10:13PM
  • 60103 'Flying Scotsman'

    We had the same thing at Harringworth Viaduct on Saturday - flat light (the usual as you say) and people all over the lines. You certainly have your locations sorted out! Good shot.
    • 5 Jun 2016 9:16PM
  • 60103 'Flying Scotsman'

    Nicely done - the light was flat for us today and it always seems to be the case! Your photo is excellent and I think the weather has helped give clarity. Composition is very good as well. In fact, I will add my award.
    • 4 Jun 2016 3:48PM
  • Plum

    Love it
    • 14 May 2016 11:30PM
  • Bluebells

    Nicely taken, it appears to be straightforward to take photos of bluebells but it is difficult to do well I think. A lovely photo. Chris
    • 9 May 2016 10:42PM
  • PETER HICKMAN BSB superbikes

    Nicely shot. I might have traded the shutter speed a bit to blur the background a bit more and, perhaps cropped the top, but it is all a risk at the speed these guys go. Good photo.
    • 26 Apr 2016 3:51PM
  • Great Tit (Parus major)

    Outstanding detail; great shot. Chris
    • 21 Apr 2016 8:44PM