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Old Apr 2, 2007, 12:42 PM   #1
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Steal of 2nd base...





Throw to first...









And, just because I thought it was cool - another pitcher shot. Sometimes it's nice to have 1/8000 shutter speeds:



I'd like to say I caught the release point on my first try - and, as far as any of you know, I succeeded
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 4:04 PM   #2
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John looks like you got some lovely weather for these and the sun was not making things over harsh (or was it the skill of the photographer allowing you to control these things LOL :blah

I guess for shots like the first sequence you use on of the outside/diagonal focus points or in this situation have you gone for multi point?

I don't need to tell you that you have done a good job as ever so I won't bother.......
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 4:32 PM   #3
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Ah, here in lies the beauty of cfn-4. A pre-focus on the base (or better yet on a pitch a few moments earlier when the shortstop went to cover just in case) and I just sit and wait for everyone to get into place for my shot. How nice of them to show up at the exact place I'm focused at :G

By the way, I tend to shoot softball/baseball with all focus points - in all honesty the 20d seems to perform much better for me when I do that. It's just with soccer and football I can't do that because of all the players in between. But for this sport, all points works very well.
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 4:34 PM   #4
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Ideal, I didn't think of that!
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 7:18 PM   #5
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hi johng,

the clarity and crispness in your shots is amazing,

man i hope one day to do as well!
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Old Apr 2, 2007, 7:49 PM   #6
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hi johng,

the clarity and crispness in your shots is amazing,

man i hope one day to do as well!
Thanks John! Shoot a season of basketball and volleyball (or any indoor sports)an then shoot any outdoor sport - you'll see HUGE improvements in your outdoor shooting. The reason is - indoors the lighting is worse and you're working with wider apertures and less dof so it forces you to improve your technique. Even so, keep shooting - you'll get there in no time!
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Old Apr 3, 2007, 8:24 AM   #7
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Good shots. I like shooting sequence shots, you never know what you are going to capture. Excellent timing (or a lot of luck) on the last shot:-). Well done. I don't get the chance to do any baseball/softball for about 3 weeks yet so I am a little green.
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Excellent timing (or a lot of luck) on the last shot:-). Well done.
A bit of both in truth! It was my goal to capture that. So I took about 3 tries at it and this was the best of the 3. Fortunately there's a consistant arc to a softball pitcher's delivery . The key is to figure out where in that arc to press the shutter button.So I knew I should be able to get very close to the delivery point given enough shots at it. I was lucky enough to get it THAT close.

Baseball I think is tougher because you don't have the circular arc that's easy for your eye to key on - and the whole delivery motion is a bit quicker. Still, I'm shooting my first baseball of the season tonight. So if I get all the other shots I want, maybe I'll try to do the same thing there.
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Old Apr 12, 2007, 12:38 PM   #9
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John...You da man with that shot! I can imagine your excitement when you pulled that pic up on your monitor...maybe not, youre probably used to shots like this!
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1 & 2 are great
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