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Old Jul 1, 2006, 4:22 PM   #1
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Hey guys, I normally only take sports shots of soccer games, but I was recently given the oppertunity to take pictures at a local(ish) motocross meet. I really really enjoyed it. Here are a few of the best shots I got.

1 - Taken at 130mm / f4.5 - 1/640 - iso 400

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Old Jul 1, 2006, 4:22 PM   #2
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2 - Taken @ 200mm f5 - 1/1000 - iso400
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Old Jul 1, 2006, 4:23 PM   #3
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3 Taken @ 28mm!!!! f4.5 - 1/640 - iso 800
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4 - Taken @ 200mm f5 1/1000 iso400
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Old Jul 1, 2006, 4:51 PM   #7
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Steven,

2 and 5 are very good shots. I like the concepts of almost all your shots but think you either need more DOF for your aerial shots or need to ensure the rider is more in focus - he/she's a little soft in some of the others.

But, very interesting and you've found some great angles and done some nice framing - keep it up!
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Cheers for the comments dude. As I said, was first time doing this. One of the most frustrating things was framing. I'm not used to having to frame as quickly as this, and I've done football(soccer) for a bit. In addition to that, there were alot of distractions which I've mostly missed in the pictures. Mon the pylons! Having said that, I still had a reasonably high "keep" rate.

If I had a lens that let in more light, I'd certainly try to increase DOF. I think the one with the foot out isn't as bad as the guy in the red as it was from further away and is side on. The dude in red was taken from underneath almost after tracking along and up the jump and so It's no surprise the focus couldn't decide where to take it from.
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 4:18 AM   #9
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SteveC what camera do u shoot with???
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Nikon D50. I love it and I'd heartily recommend it to anyone. It's simply brilliant.
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