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frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:09 AM

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I was lucky enough to get a ticket to the final game of the 6 Nations. Used my Panasonic FZ5 and the zoom was phenomenal. The game was floodlit so I had to up the ISO to 400 (the max on the camera) so there's a bit of graininess.

I tried shutter priority and aperture priority, plus manual,and am relatively happy with the outcome.

frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:12 AM

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Ronan O'Gara slotting another penalty

frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:14 AM

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frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:16 AM

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Ireland line out

frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:18 AM

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Jerry Flannery celebrates

frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:22 AM

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England throw long

frenchy Mar 20, 2006 8:24 AM

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Last one - Brian O'Driscoll (Ireland Captain) celebrates

Mark1616 Mar 23, 2006 4:35 PM

Hey Frenchy,

Not bad at all from that far back...... that 432mm equivalent was working well for you. It would be worth popping them through photoshop/paintshop pro or whatever you use to lighten them a little as they seem slightly dark to me, but apart from that I think you have done a great job.

Your mission is to get on the sideline next time...... :-):lol::cool::blah:

In search of Syd Mar 23, 2006 4:56 PM

This genre seems to be your real calling. Perfect timing. :cool:

frenchy Mar 24, 2006 12:05 PM

Thanks for your comments guys.

Mark - maybe one day I'll be on the sideline but for now I'm content with just getting free tickets!!! I know what you mean about the darkness - it seems dark to me too but the noise seems amplified when I tweak the levels. Have you got a cunning way of doing it without upping the noise?

Syd - thanks mate, I do really enjoy action photography and I think I'm slowly picking it up (though I must say a camera upgrade would be nice!).

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