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Old Jun 16, 2007, 4:49 PM   #1
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You do not want to mess up with these guys/gals:











Especially this one:-)


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Old Jun 16, 2007, 6:53 PM   #2
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Rule #1 - Don't mess with a woman who has arms bigger than yours!!!

Rule #2 - You can mess with a guy shooting with a n*k*n even if his lens set-up is bigger than yours!

Cool series!!!

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Old Jun 16, 2007, 7:33 PM   #3
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Great exposures, #3 has a very solid feeling of movement to it (just crop out that thingy in the bottom left.. finger?)

And don't make fun of the other user.. big lenses aren't always for overcompensating :shock: In fact, what lens were you using? The image is so crisp we can read part of the back of his shirt which says something about "It's the...that matters.." :?
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 7:39 PM   #4
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Double post, server issues. Sorry :O
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Old Jun 16, 2007, 7:46 PM   #5
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Real great shots. I agree with rule #1.



The Nikon guy probably got goo shots as well!



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Old Jun 16, 2007, 7:57 PM   #6
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Fantasticsubjects (well, not the N*k*n user :P). You've frozen the action very well. If you were to crop image no. 2 up from the bottom so that the land is out of the frame, it would look like the ax wielder is precariously perched over water!!

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Old Jun 16, 2007, 8:53 PM   #7
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A nice series, they show action.


TOTALLY WACKY roger

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Old Jun 16, 2007, 8:57 PM   #8
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Thanks guys.

They were all taken with K100D and DA 50-200mm which is a fantastic lens for good light outdoors situations. Shot in RAW and resized for screen. Most taken around 200mm and no PP whatsoever (I know cropping would help.) I had my kids with me and finding good angles was not an option.

The Nikon guy was a pro with some company hired for the event.

There were contestants from New Zealand, Canada and UK (in addition to US).
EDIT: I am a moron, it was Australia and not UK. The flag got me confused. Sorry to both:-)


I tried some with Vivitar Series 1 105mm F2.5 but I got many out-of-focus with such a shallow DOF. Here is one:


And this was taken at 18mm with Sigma 18-125mm



P.S.: Not much of a fan, just wanted to get the kids out and take some interesting shots. I should be able to have more ocassions next week as there is going to be some hot air balloon launch, a "moonglow" at dusk and a grand parade on Friday.
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Great photos, perfect action shots.

Every other year I go to the local show, the 'Ekka' aka Royal Queensland Show, the must see for me is the woodchopping, where I was lucky enough to see once or twice David Foster.
http://www.davidfoster.com.au/profil...ievements.html
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Old Jun 17, 2007, 5:51 PM   #10
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Wonderful shots! Things like this are fun to photograph, something out of the ordinary. That's some lens on the pro's camera - bet he got some really outstanding photos with it. But what's impressive is that you got such wonderful pictures with what some would consider "lowly" equipment (Pentax and a lens that is often sold as a kit lens). Looks like a fun day - but if I tried any of those events, I'd probably seriously hurt myself (not real good with sharp objects for some reason).
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