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Airbourne Assault ...

By sut68      
Stepped right outside my comfort zone ... and absolutely loved it, though I got very dusty and a extremely crispy around the back of the neck - in fact Fran has just pointed that out to me Sad

A friend of mines son does Motocross in the 85cc Small Wheel category and has nerves of steel. He had 2 tumbles today, the second one was bad by all acounts ... but he got straight back on his bike and finished the race - WELL DONE JAMES.

Anyway, this one's not actually him ... those will follow I'm sure. This was one of the later ones I took before heading home for a rest and some shade Grin

Probably not EPZ fayre and likely to be as appreciated as an extremely whiffy one in a astronaut's uniform ... but I like it so it stays. Only cropped some off the bottom for here else it's pretty much straight off the card.

1/3200th sec @ f2, ISO 320 @ 200mm

Cath up in a bit ... need a shower, cheers for dropping by Smile

Be careful of flying stones in the LARGE version Wink


Tags: General Motocross Rider Jump Stones Helmet Motor bike Airbourne Sports and action

Voters: ChrisWallace, Oleg_Lobzin, derekhansen and 52 more

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derekhansen Plus
9 210 24 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 6:29PM
Nice shot Paul. Excellent clarity.

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NevP 12 853 13 Canada
26 Jun 2010 6:31PM
Crisp as a packet of Walkers. Lovely stuff.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2010 6:41PM
LOL ... I prefer Golden Wonder, Neville Wink Big thanks for your GEA though Smile

Ta too Derek Smile

KTM112 8 1 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 6:44PM
You've made a fine job of this, cracking shot
LesF 11 182 9
26 Jun 2010 6:57PM
Paul it is a belter and big badge material me thinks but take my little offering for know.

Gotta be viewed large, its a must.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2010 7:01PM
Well blow me ... cheers MrF for your award mate [fingers crossed for the other one] and a big thanks too Pez, means a lot guys Smile

Right, definitely shower time now ... back soon folks Smile

MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
26 Jun 2010 7:01PM
'Tis a belter, Boss - time for stroganoff? Wink xx
Buffalo_Tom 11 2.3k 9 Wales
26 Jun 2010 7:02PM
Top action shot Paul..doesn't look out of your comfort zone to me.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2010 7:04PM
It moves Tom ... well out of my CZ I'd say Smile

If you wanna make it whilst I'm in the shower, then be my guest missus Tongue
cassiecat 9 39 46 England
26 Jun 2010 7:09PM
very different for you but well received with the awards. like the angle and the inclusion of the shadow. lesley
User_Removed 12 10 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 7:25PM
Great shot nice one

newy17 12 273 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 7:26PM
Deserves all the awards me thinks,,
Superb angle and pin sharp cracking shot mate.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2010 7:59PM
Ta all ... just cooking dinner, back laters Smile
Phil_Morgan 11 182 1 Wales
26 Jun 2010 8:56PM
Love it mate Smile
Been trying to catch some action at local practice tracks, but work seems to get in the way all the time. I am determined to get some MX shots soon though, as I raced from the age of 13 up until about my late twenties, and it a sport I love to watch Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2010 9:16PM
First time I've been myself mate, loved it but it was hard work in that sunshine ... will go back another time though methinks.

Big thanks too MrB ... stands out a bit like a sore thumb in my HC/EC gallery, which is no bad thing Grin

Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 9:24PM
Great action shot Paul. The 40d combined with the f2.8 70-200 is a superb combination on continuous high, did some jetski stuff last year with the same combo, really great fun. Actually had one published too!

Good to get out of the comfort zone for a while, shows what a good alround photographer you are.

cassiecat 9 39 46 England
26 Jun 2010 9:37PM
congrats on the HC.lesley
LesF 11 182 9
26 Jun 2010 9:44PM
Told ya

Congrats Paul

Tonyd3 Plus
13 1.1k 18 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2010 9:49PM
OH MY TOES, but so well done Paul.
Well done on the HC too.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
26 Jun 2010 9:52PM
Why thanks Mari, that's a great compliment coming from yourself Smile Yes, the 40D works well in this situation, though all day I decided to pre-focus on the spot I wanted the riders to be in ... worked out for the main part, but they didn't always use the same lines, so a 'few' went a little astray Grin

Sorry Tony, didn't see them there ... anyway, it's got some landscape in there Wink

Cheers all ... wisdom beyond your years MrF Smile

chris-p Plus
12 67 England
26 Jun 2010 11:15PM
Well done fella..
Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
26 Jun 2010 11:31PM
Excellent action shot......Sandy
hyd 8 England
27 Jun 2010 6:29AM
Fantastic image , nice one
Mynett 9 142 6 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 7:14AM
good bit of mid air action here

Just shows how wrong you can be be Paul, great action and hope the neck cools off soon.

wyatturp 12 2 England
27 Jun 2010 9:46AM
The shadow spot on
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
27 Jun 2010 9:48AM
Nice being wrong this time Dougie ... neck's much cooler. I must have skin like an elephant after years of playing golf Wink

Big, big thanks all, have a superb day ... c'mon England Grin
martin.w 16 519 22 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 5:39PM
Different subject....same skill! Superb Paul, congrats on the awards Wink
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2010 5:42PM
Good angle - excellent action shot.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
27 Jun 2010 5:43PM
Cheers Martin, got a 'few' others I'm happy with too Smile

EDIT: Ta too Phil.

richardwheel 12 217 2 England
28 Jun 2010 12:27PM
well done fella, liking the action shots!
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
28 Jun 2010 12:36PM
Cheers mate, enjoyed taking 'em Smile
Dennis_Bromage 10 45 20 United Kingdom
28 Jun 2010 6:12PM
Not my cup of tea this motor sports malarkey (well not photographing it any way!) but this is a fantastic capture Smile
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
28 Jun 2010 6:49PM
Big thanks Den ... I used to go shooting the Lombard RAC Rally many moons back, this isn't too dissimilar in that respect Smile
DannoM 9 58 England
30 Jun 2010 11:46AM
wow great shot, would like a go myself(camera not the bike). Dan.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
30 Jun 2010 11:39PM
I can highly recommend it Dan, quite a rush Smile
A brilliant shot well done. It is good to try something a bit different now and again
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
4 Jul 2010 9:39PM
Cheers Trevor, I thoroughly enjoyed it.
javam 13 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
16 Jul 2010 10:28AM
A great series of shots Paul. I would say a very successful trip outside the comfort zone. Thinking of getting one of those lenses myself.

sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
16 Jul 2010 12:59PM
Nice lens Neil, but if possible I would try out the actual one you're going to buy first as some are a little 'soft' at 2.8 ... the earlier model i tried was nice and quick focusing and sharp as a razor wide open.

Cheers mate, a good day it was Smile

hyd 8 England
30 Aug 2010 10:53PM
Awesome capture, love this shot, full marks.
sut68 14 2.0k 76 England
31 Aug 2010 12:02AM
Thanks Barry Smile

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