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Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:36 AM   #1
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Nikon D200 with Sigma 70-300mm F4-5.6 DG MACRO lens hand held. Too many people, sails, pets and other obstacles for a tripod.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:39 AM   #2
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[align=left]The beautiful mountains have a very wahed out color because of the strong wind and sand blowing.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 11:47 AM   #3
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[align=left]Here is how the mountains and Port of Aqaba across the gulf look on a clear afternoon.
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Old Oct 16, 2006, 12:46 PM   #4
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I like shot 2 the best, number one does not have enough movement for my liking (you have some better ones on your site) as well!!! :-)

I didn't think that the colours were all that bad at all, I tried a couple of things but was not much that enhanced them. The only thing that I would do is apply some unsharp mask before posting as this will really help your pictures 'pop'.

My last bit of advice is that you don't needa tripod for shooting sports with a lens that is only 300mm unless it is a f2.8 which might be a little heavy for holding, even so then you would really only want a monopod for support. I always hand hold my 70-200mm f2.8 with a 2x telecon (400mm or 640mm with the crop factor on a Canon).

Happy shooting and looking forward to seeing more of your shots - why can't we all have such beautiful weather to shoot in????

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Old Oct 16, 2006, 7:44 PM   #5
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I agree with Mark - #2 is a great shot.

First shot just looks wrong somehow - too little detail - don't know if it's lens softness or noise reduction. But #2 looks a bit sharper and as Mark pointed out shows the action much better.
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