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Old May 24, 2008, 11:41 AM   #1
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HI all!, I was itching to use the new lens so i covered a local Cricket match, (hope you keep upmy US friends!!:lol:

p.s and if you figure it out please tell me :lol:LOL.

I had trouble getting used to a prime lens again (my hand kept tweaking the "focus ring" thinking it was the zoom control :roll:. Anyway here's the pics of my first ever Cricket match. C&C as always encouraged. Kind regards Graham.

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#2

A fine bowl dismisses the Thongsbridge batter!



#3



#4

It helps to keep your eye on the ball "Ouch" LOL



#5

2 different styles of bowling!!



#6

& another



#7

Another fine bowl collects a wicket



#8

A lovely "nick" to claim a "four" for the Thongsbridge batter



#9

A classic LBW (leg before wicket) dismissal!!





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Old May 24, 2008, 6:48 PM   #2
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I haven't the foggiest idea of what's happening in the shots in relation to the game :?, but the shots are crisp and color is great. Very shallow DOF is effective in these shots.

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Old May 25, 2008, 3:05 PM   #3
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Hi Paul thanks for the comments:-), without insulting your obvious intelligence the "bowler" tries to hit the wickets with 6 bowls which is called an "over" afteran "over" the same or different bowler tries again from the oppositeend (sometimes against the2nd batsman),this gives a photographer the chance to shoot multiple styles etc. The 2 different bowling styles you see are #5 is a spinning action where the aim is to make the ball swerve upon contact with the ground and so confuse the batsman. #6 is a fast bowling technique where thesheer pace beats the batsman. both are very effective as the fast bowl claimed the wicket in #2 and the spin claimed the wicket in #9 (LBW) this is when a leading leg is seen to protect the wicket (3 sticks) from a certain hit. I'm no expert so thats as far as i'll go:lol:. Kind regards Graham

ps #8 means a "four" (4runs) is when the ball reaches a boundary (edge of playing area) while bouncing or running within the field of play. If it went straight out it would be a "six" (home run).
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I think I'll content myself with learning one English sport....:lol::lol::lol:
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Excellent shots - I had an attempt at capturing the ball on a not very sunny day once without much success!

Particularly like the second photo!
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