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By juldon
Well thought I would have a go at something different.
This is Lily a pony at the stables my daughters go to.....she was let out into the arena to let off steam and I tried some shots of her.
Not easy as I found out trying to get a pony in focus when its running full tilt.

This is taken at F11 1/350sec Focal length 300m ISO400

I used the aperture priority this time on the camera but that pulls the speed down and its hard to get them in focus.
Any advice would be a great help.

Thanks for looking

Tags: Horse Pony Pets and captive animals Nikon d70 and s Sports and action

Voters: KBan, digiray63, User_Removed and 7 more

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Claire_Hirst 10 167 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2008 6:58PM
You did well, shes lovely!

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digiray63 11 4 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2008 7:15PM
Nice capture, lovely pony.
User_Removed 11 16 England
8 Mar 2008 9:34PM
Nicely caught action. I would take a manual reading off something light grey (or grass is fine) that is in the same light as the horse and only use auto focus. If the dof is very shallow focus on the head. If it's deep enough then focus on the shoulder. If the horse is coming towards you then you'll need a higher speed; if the horse is running past and side-o n then you speed isn;t so critical, but you need to pan i.e. follow the horse. This will blur the b/g and give a nice impression of speed
Richsr 11 91 223 England
8 Mar 2008 10:22PM
Good action capture - like the details and lighting.
Regards Richard.
juldon 15 78 England
9 Mar 2008 1:14PM
Thanks all for your comments and clicks.

Andrew thats the kind of advice I have been looking for thanks.

Paree 13 616 3
10 Mar 2008 10:53PM
you have captured movement well in this photo
the way she is coming towards you is very effective

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