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Old Jan 25, 2011, 7:25 PM   #1
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Default FZ40 A Night at the Cricket

Last night we went to the Gabba (Brisbane cricket ground) to see the Queensland Bulls play WA Warriors in a twenty/twenty game. It was certainly pushing the limits of the FZ40 to do night time long-distance action, but I got some acceptable results initially with P mode at ISO 200 and 400, and then with the 3MP high sensitivity scene mode, which was using ISO 1600.

The ground at the beginning of the game, just after sunset:


Chris Gayle, the visiting West Indian, smashes a "Gayle Force" six:


The Bull was popular, but Gayle ensured it wasn't his night:


My daughter (furthest away) and her friend:


I had a go at panning the camera; caught the bowler in full flight but the background is unimpressive:


Through to the keeper - I bet that guy with the big camera didn't have to apply so much NR to his shots


A QLD batsman takes on Chris Gayle's spin bowling:
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Old Jan 25, 2011, 7:36 PM   #2
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Very good Mick, you got some nice action shots their mate. We won't mention the Ashes test series though...
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Geoff, thanks - and thanks for not mentioning the Ashes
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BP - I think you did an excellent job! I don't have any experience shooting sports so I can't give you advice, but I think they all look really good given the available light. Your first stadium shot is awesome.
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Thanks saly,
I'm quite new to this - lots of trial and error and picking up tips from here and other places. Definitely continue to be impressed by the capability of the fz40
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Great shots, Mick. I've always thought sports would be a hard subject, but you have some great results. So who won? Oh, and thanks for not mentioning the Ashes, Geoff.
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Nice shots...look good!

I love the one of the bowler...
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Craig, thanks - it's always interesting trying something new. Regarding the score; Chris Gayle hit 92 off 40 balls or something - QLD played well but never any hope of winning.

DML - thanks.
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