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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Canon EOS-30D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Location: Oulton Park, Cheshire UK
Date: May 7, 2007
Aperture: f9
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/200s
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 8, 2007

Aussie Billy McConnell racing his Virgin Media Yamaha YZF-R6 in the British Supersport Championship, support race to British Superbikes, at Oulton Park. Having qualified well, held 2nd place in the race and set the fastest lap he unceremoniously crashed out making a passing move on Ian Lowry into Druids.

Same championship and same corner (inside of Lodge) as my Photojournalism entry, only this time there's very little cropping!

More shots from the day ...
British Superbike Paddock & Pits
British Superbike & Support Races

Statistics
Place: 1 out of 230
Avg (all users): 7.9327
Avg (commenters): 9.0278
Avg (participants): 7.8621
Avg (non-participants): 7.9779
Views since voting: 9031
Views during voting: 432
Votes: 223
Comments: 74
Favorites: 13 (view)


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08/02/2009 07:58:55 PM
Excellent shot! Seems you had a great position on the track. Always to the inside! I have not yet hit any race events. But do I love to pan! I would imagine your IS lens would help out a lot with this.
05/22/2007 05:48:56 PM
Originally posted by A1EX8:

As a visitor of *most* of the british superbike meetings, im always trying to get shots like that, i think its spot on. Do you by any chance have a website with any tips or tricks for an entheusiastic, but never quite getting 'the' shot, amateur.

No website, but here's my 3 step plan ...
1. Your pan should be like a golf swing, smooth and make sure you follow through.
2. Practice.
3. Repeat 2 ad infinitum!

I could have sworn there was a sports tutorial on this site but I can't find it now!
05/21/2007 02:23:58 AM
This guy looks like he is hauling Arse. You got a GREAT shot. WTG
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05/20/2007 05:40:43 PM
As a visitor of *most* of the british superbike meetings, im always trying to get shots like that, i think its spot on. Do you by any chance have a website with any tips or tricks for an entheusiastic, but never quite getting 'the' shot, amateur.

A.
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05/20/2007 10:38:57 AM
Congrats on this great shot!
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05/19/2007 10:08:44 PM
Clean as a whistle and razor sharp. All this is a great stop motion! Congratulations on your well earned BLUE.
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05/18/2007 07:20:57 AM
Brilliant shot, congrats! :)
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05/17/2007 10:21:53 PM
wow, great shot. such clarity!
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05/17/2007 12:58:56 PM
Very nice pic skippy. How do you get such a clear, almost print like picture. Is this a more expensive lens or something in photoshop I don't know about.

Thanks, and nice photo.
Jeremy
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05/17/2007 02:52:53 AM
Congrats on the Blue! Guess I was right... it belongs on OUR cover ;O)
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05/16/2007 04:38:09 PM
Awesome work! Congratulations on the Blue and a great capture!
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05/16/2007 02:14:33 PM
Congratulations (and on your new job, too). Great image! Similar to your winning Photojournalism II entry, but hey, if it works... :-)
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05/16/2007 02:12:46 PM
w00t! Not a bad week so far ... started a new job on Monday and now this : ) I was lucky that this challenge coincided with the Superbike meeting for sure.
Looked like I was headed for a personal best too until the weekend. Ho hum, will have to be next time ; )

Message edited by author 2007-05-19 17:44:16.
05/16/2007 01:08:14 PM
A great image, great action, great detail and great colors. Congrats on winning the "Blue" !!
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05/16/2007 12:28:57 PM
Grats on first buddy :) love the shot, nice commentary too ;)
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05/16/2007 12:13:10 PM
Great shot. I am glad a motorcycle racing shot won the blue ribbon. How unfortunate that the dates did not allow me to enter one of mine. :)

Looks like a good spot at the track. I like the angle at which you can shoot, considering the background. And with 300mm to get this with very little cropping you need to be very close = nice.

I didn't vote, would have left you a comment for sure. Motorcycle racing photography + Yamaha = comment. :)

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05/16/2007 09:38:19 AM
Excellent and completely worthy of the blue ribbon. Congratulations!
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05/16/2007 08:59:16 AM
An excellent photograph...congratulations on winning the blue ribbon!
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05/16/2007 08:07:31 AM
Fantastic shot!!! Congrats on your well deserved blue!
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05/16/2007 07:40:14 AM
Great work and congrats on the blue...it's tricky enough to catch a high speed subject like that but the way you've cropped it (did you crop it?) seems to enhance the sense of motion more.
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05/16/2007 05:37:05 AM
Fantastic image- great closeup on an extremely difficult subject to catch.
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05/16/2007 05:18:35 AM
congratz ! very very nice photo.
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05/16/2007 04:27:30 AM
Originally posted by hotpasta:

has to get the blue...congratulations in advance 10...I cannot fault it


Glad I said this...I am so clever aren't I??? :-)
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05/16/2007 04:13:25 AM
Back with a bang! Nice one mate.
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05/16/2007 03:58:08 AM
Awesome shot... COngrats
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05/16/2007 03:04:42 AM
Congratulations on the blue! Great shot!
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05/16/2007 02:37:58 AM
39 10s, what a great finnish, my faverite shot too, congrats.
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05/16/2007 01:51:45 AM
congratulations on a fine image and your blue Ribbon
Nice deatil and colour Love the action shot
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05/16/2007 01:32:01 AM
Congrats on a great photo and a well deserved ribbon!
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05/16/2007 12:45:10 AM
A deserved winner...the close crop and the sheer action and drama sets it apart...well done. You'd want to get something as good as this from such an expensive lens! Great work and congrats on the blue
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05/16/2007 12:44:58 AM
Congrats on the blue Paul. Excellent shot.
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05/16/2007 12:32:41 AM
Congrats on your win. Great shot.
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05/16/2007 12:24:53 AM
Woo hoo! Bod's back! Congratulations on first place with this excellent capture!
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05/16/2007 12:06:51 AM
Congrats! Almost a carbon copy crop of your other high scoring bike shot.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 10:03:33 PM
Excellent
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05/15/2007 07:04:01 PM
Stunning shot! One that Billy McConnell would be glad to have for posterity I would have thought. Great panning, shutter speed just right to show some motion in the background and the wheels, but still sharp where it counts.

I'd love to know which cicuit and how you got so close. Long lens with tight crop or did you manage better access (and how)?
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05/15/2007 01:46:16 PM
Nice shote, looks like a magazine quality picture here. everything is in real sharp focus. colors are brilliant. Excellent capture
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05/15/2007 06:57:01 AM
1+9+2+1=13 and the score scale doesn't go that high. I guess I'll have to leave the hatch open and give it a 10.
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05/14/2007 11:16:33 PM
I would say this is perfect as far as aesthetics go. The only critique that I have is that this is a very typical portrayal of a bike racer. Still a 9 however.
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05/14/2007 04:10:57 AM
Terrific shot in all aspects. This just screems "speed". Remarkable clarity/sharpness combined with wheel/brake blur. I'm sure you could shoot BSB for a living (if you don't already). Worthy of a cover, and my pick for the Blue. Good luck! 9
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05/14/2007 02:21:34 AM
Vert nice pan, excellent focus
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05/12/2007 09:22:51 PM
OK, you win. Excellent capture, perfect use of panning to get the subject razor-sharp. Nothing I'd change.
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05/12/2007 07:20:57 PM
Amazing shot. by far the absolute best of the challenge!!! I wish I could give it an 11. you'll have to settle for a 10.
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05/12/2007 12:59:00 PM
If this doesn't make top three I'll be stunned
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05/11/2007 11:47:13 PM
incredible photo - i want to see the next one with skippy up on one - 10
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05/11/2007 10:02:23 PM
Technically it looks like a tough picture to grab. Colors really pop and the focus is terrific. Actually bumping it up another point.
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05/11/2007 05:34:56 PM
Super nice capture! All that red really grabs the attention, and the composition works very well. I wouldn't be surprised to see this win a ribbon. High marks from me.
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05/11/2007 05:11:17 PM
I see a potential winner and I am not talking about the rider on the red Yamaha - 9
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05/11/2007 12:26:03 PM
I love the crop and intensity of the action in this high speed photo! Great entry
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05/10/2007 11:15:03 PM
This is a very nice shot and I feel this may very well be on teh front page after rollover very nicely done and I like the crop. 9
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05/10/2007 10:50:00 PM
Beautiful! Looks like a winner! 10
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05/10/2007 09:55:27 PM
wooo....really good, very sharp and a perfect angle. I was wondering if you have complete photograph and not a crop version.
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05/10/2007 09:00:41 PM
One of the best!
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05/10/2007 08:22:59 PM
tight crop ex shot
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05/10/2007 04:21:16 PM
great point of view, great image.10
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05/10/2007 04:09:10 PM
Excellent.
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05/10/2007 11:08:00 AM
I like the tight crop on the rider, it echoes how they get down low in the corners. How the red and white carries through the rider and bike to the course markings creates a unified scene. Nice work!
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05/10/2007 11:02:53 AM
Beautiful panning technique and a great action crop
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05/10/2007 05:50:06 AM
Ohh, nice
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05/10/2007 01:32:16 AM
sweet R1's gettin a workout
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05/09/2007 11:47:51 PM
By far one of the best shots of the bunch. I'm sure you've heard that already though. I really like how well you panned this shot to get the movement of the bike. That had to take some serious practice. The cropping is perfect. It really makes you want to keep looking at the limited details in this photo.
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05/09/2007 10:01:05 PM
Beautifully clean action shot....well done.
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05/09/2007 08:03:16 PM
Perfect and Excellent 10
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05/09/2007 05:10:09 PM
This is great! Very nice capture - good action ..
Best so far.
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05/09/2007 03:28:33 PM
Nice tight crop, would be perfect if the whole bike was in the picture.
Well done!
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05/09/2007 12:12:13 PM
Gret shot, Love the crop and the bright vibrant red
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05/09/2007 09:21:53 AM
nice sharpness
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05/09/2007 08:12:55 AM
Great job of motion panning. I reckon we'll be seeing this on the front page.
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05/09/2007 07:58:52 AM
Very nice professional shot. Great panning and framing. Should do very well.
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05/09/2007 07:01:57 AM
Perfect! I love the vibrant red and the frozen action!
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05/09/2007 04:50:55 AM
Great panning shot, spot on focus on the rider and bike but you can still see the speed. 8
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05/09/2007 04:22:24 AM
has to get the blue...congratulations in advance 10...I cannot fault it
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05/09/2007 01:10:33 AM
Whoa ! Great Shot !
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05/09/2007 01:05:56 AM
dam skippy, great image, it POPS!-10-
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