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Old Jun 21, 2009, 1:33 PM   #1
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Hello all, here's a few shots from a sheepdog trial I went to cover!, I guess it's classed as sport though a little left field!!.For more pics feel free to view my flickr site http://www.flickr.com/photos/bluesmangraham/. Kind regards Graham.

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Old Jun 21, 2009, 1:57 PM   #2
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Not sure if I calls it as sport but it certainly is action. I think this is probably a first here at Steve's so always good to see something new.

For me number 2 is the best by far, just a shame that you were not a little closer in.... think you should get a 600mm f4 next, sure that would go down well

These are good, but I think you have some better shots on your site, I like the shots of the farmers interacting with the dogs and sheep.

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Old Jun 22, 2009, 1:13 PM   #3
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Hi Mark, don't even go there with the lens gag, I'm still getting it in the neck over the 300 2.8!! (she doesn't know I'm eying up a 400 2.8 shhh). I agree with you about my choice of shots but I thought dogs in action would be preferable to old farmers patting there animals! If I could have posted more shots I would have made a story of the day!. Kind regards Graham
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As a temporary fix I would go with a 1.4x TC as you will get 420mm at f4, this is what I was using for my golf shots and have used it for football, rugby, hockey etc.
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# 2 is excellent...really grabbed my attention.

You got the picture at the sheep's eye level...gave me the feeling what it must be like to be a sheep, being rounded up, by an energetic Border Collie. That Collie is coming in like an Exocet missile. I like the distance in that shot (# 2)...it emphasizes the feel of the rapid close in... of the dog doing an interception.

Really top notch photo...you would had to do a lay down in the grass to get that shot ?

What equipment, ISO...settings did you use ?

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Hi Les,

There is a great little application called iExif from oPanda which allows you to see the exif data in photos. Here are the details from one of the shots.

Model = NIKON D2H
Exposure Time = 1/2000"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 250
Focal Length = 300mm

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Hi Les,

There is a great little application called iExif from oPanda which allows you to see the exif data in photos. Here are the details from one of the shots.

Model = NIKON D2H
Exposure Time = 1/2000"
F Number = F2.8
Exposure Program = Aperture priority
ISO Speed Ratings = 250
Focal Length = 300mm

Hope that helps.
Thanks Mark...I'm an old geezer and besides knowing how to post...I'm lost beyond that... when it comes to computers. My kids try to show me all the things a computer can do...but I'm afraid I'm not a good student.

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Nice shots, number 2 is amazing to me.
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Thanks for the kind words Hawgwild!, #2 was trickey to capture due to the unexpected speed of the dogs!! kind regards Graham
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Realy catches the Action of the dog's at work !! number 2 for me as well, but they all rock !!!
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