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Old May 7, 2008, 6:31 PM   #1
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Shot a friend's son on a "nothing to do Saturday". I was completely lost but found myself enjoying the game quite a bit...even though I had no clue as to where the action would be. Any tips on shooting Rugby would be greatly appreciated.

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Old May 7, 2008, 7:54 PM   #2
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the action can be anywhere on the field. often a good place to watch is the set scrum.... when the players all cluster together in a clump that looks a bit like a giant spider... one side or the other will get the ball out the back of the scrum. if you can get the fly half pitching out to the inside center (and if it's done properly), it's a great action shot. line-outs - when the ball goes out of bounds, and the teams line up for the in-bounds toss - can provide lots of action. otherwise, just watch the flow of the game. you'll begin to see patterns, and before long you'll be able to somewhat predict where a good shot will be. don't zoom in too tight... you lose the sense of the field and the action by cropping too close on one or two players. oh, and try to make your watermark a bit less obtrusive... it's really quite distracting.
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Old May 7, 2008, 8:08 PM   #3
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Thanks for the tips, I appreciate them. The 1st time I saw the "spider" I had no idea as to what was going to happen. Same goes when they were practicing the "lift".
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Old May 7, 2008, 8:29 PM   #4
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if you don't know anything about the game, it appears very confusing and chaotic... but there really is a method to the madness. i played for 3 years in high school and 2 more in college, and really enjoyed it. of course, that was far more years ago than i care to think about now... :sad:
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Old May 8, 2008, 12:40 AM   #5
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Any scars to show for it? LOL
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Old May 8, 2008, 10:41 AM   #6
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Nice work. Really like #3. Great sharp, tight action.
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Old May 8, 2008, 10:47 AM   #7
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Thanks John, I appreciate you looking.
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Nice series, if this is your first rugby game then you covered most of the games attributes already. #'s 3 & 4 are top drawer. Kind regards Graham.
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Thanks for the kind words Graham!
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Like you, I know nothing about the game of rugby, but I can still appreciate the level of detail you've captured in these shots. Lots of drama, lots of action. Really nice job. I can't pick a favorite.

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