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Challenge: Sports IV (Basic Editing)
Collection: Challenge entries
Camera: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM
Date: Apr 29, 2010
Aperture: F4
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/2500
Galleries: Sports, Photojournalism
Date Uploaded: May 1, 2010

[May. 11th, 2010 06:04:40 PM]

Well after a week of update addiction tonight the truth of where it lands will be revealed. I took this on an assignment for the newspaper covering a local conference meet. Considering how huge of a crop it is, I'm surprised it is scoring so well. I guess good glass does make a difference.

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I still can't believe the score on this one. My first ribbon, my first 7, and a new High score for the 1DMKIV. Never could I imagine this. Thanks to everyone for the votes and the comments. It's been a nerve wracking week for me, I've never seen scores like this.

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Statistics
Place: 2 out of 171
Avg (all users): 7.1622
Avg (commenters): 8.3333
Avg (participants): 6.8571
Avg (non-participants): 7.3478
Views since voting: 6071
Views during voting: 399
Votes: 185
Comments: 55
Favorites: 4 (view)


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05/18/2010 10:24:24 AM
Great capture!
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05/12/2010 05:22:22 PM
Great shot, love the intense expression....Congrats!
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05/12/2010 02:42:35 PM
Matt, congrats on an excellent shot and your first ribbon! This was my pick for the blue, BTW. Top notch capture all the way!
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05/12/2010 12:31:15 PM
See coming out of retirement pays!!! well virtually at least!!! Congrats on the ribbon!!
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05/12/2010 12:08:55 PM
Many congratulations, Matt! Well deserved.
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05/12/2010 11:36:08 AM
Congrats Matt! Well done, and a well deserved finish. Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_763011.gif
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05/12/2010 11:07:24 AM
Great shot, Matt. Congrats. You've earned it.
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05/12/2010 10:46:23 AM
Originally posted by alanfreed:

I gave it a 9... very nicely done! I'm also glad to see that people are still celebrating the Festus holiday.


I thought that was Festivus? For the rest of us. :D
05/12/2010 10:21:57 AM
Congratulations , Matt- you sooo deserve this !!!
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05/12/2010 09:59:45 AM
I gave it a 9... very nicely done! I'm also glad to see that people are still celebrating the Festus holiday.
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05/12/2010 09:46:30 AM
LoL, I thought this was 21_F.gif Judi's or 21_F.gif Brat's because that girl looks like her daughter 31_F.gif Kita

Congrats on Second place.
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05/12/2010 08:39:50 AM
Yay....congrats on your ribbon and a wonderful shot. Cheers!
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05/12/2010 08:09:10 AM
Nice shot Matt. I didn't pick this as yours. I did vote you higher than your final average. Congratulations!
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05/12/2010 07:37:59 AM
Congrats on your great finish and ribbon. And glad to see that I correctly identified your shot. Well done.
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05/12/2010 05:09:47 AM
Congrats on your ribbon, I know just how you feel having won one single ribbon not so long ago.

Great pic, I personally dont think you could have cropped thsi closer as she was not centered over the hurdle.

Cheers
Craig
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05/12/2010 05:05:58 AM
congratulations! great shot!
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05/12/2010 01:53:22 AM
Great Photo!!!
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05/12/2010 01:43:45 AM
Congrats on the ribbon teammate!!
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05/12/2010 01:14:36 AM
Way to go, Matt! This was an easy 10 from me. Congrats!
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05/12/2010 01:01:02 AM


COULD BE A WINNER.
Well I was close. 2nd is great stuff.
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05/12/2010 12:37:04 AM
Congrats Matt, Well done!
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05/12/2010 12:24:10 AM
A week's labor was TOO long, eh? Congrats on busting through with this sterling shot.
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05/12/2010 12:17:19 AM
WTG Matt! Finally you gave birth to that first fetus ribbon. :P
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05/12/2010 12:16:35 AM
This is great Matt! Had it as one of my top three. Congrats!
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05/12/2010 12:11:16 AM
Congratulations Matt on your first ribbon and new pb. Your photo was awesome.
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05/12/2010 12:10:34 AM
Congratulations on your ribbon and PB!!
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05/12/2010 12:08:08 AM
sweet! nice work, matt!
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05/12/2010 12:05:29 AM
Awesome score Cap'n! And congrats on your first ribbon!
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05/12/2010 12:05:13 AM
WTG Captain!! Congrats on your Red Ribbon. Awesome action capture,
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05/12/2010 12:04:22 AM
A new PB and your first ribbon - awesome! Congrats, Matt!
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05/12/2010 12:04:07 AM
Congrats- Once I saw you in the scores thread I knew this was yours.
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05/12/2010 12:03:02 AM
OMG OMG OMG!!!! Yeah Team Captain!!!
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05/12/2010 12:02:53 AM
Congrats on the red ribbon....great action shot
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05/12/2010 12:02:35 AM
Congratulations, Matt, on your first ribbon. It looks like we were both upstaged though.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/11/2010 11:41:44 PM
Love the perspective. Great capture of her in motion.
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05/11/2010 07:01:12 PM
Perfect, I would expect a very high placing with this. Excellent focus and DOF with a great expression on her face. 10
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05/11/2010 02:36:49 PM
I really like the depth of field on this. Nice capture.
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05/11/2010 03:10:27 AM
Brillant timing. I just can't fault this composition
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05/11/2010 12:34:37 AM
This is very good...
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05/10/2010 02:19:39 PM
This is really well done. I love the focus, composition, DOF, action... great job!
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05/09/2010 09:14:54 PM
What can i say ..nothing just a perfect shot great focus great capture the intensity is there Very well done
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05/09/2010 06:30:22 PM
Perfect reproductions of a sport in full action. A photograph such as I gladly sees it.
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05/09/2010 09:57:36 AM
Excellent stop action. Full of intensity.
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05/08/2010 12:19:02 PM
This shot is fantastic!
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05/08/2010 03:11:13 AM
Very well done.
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05/07/2010 10:35:07 PM
Excellent shot - really captures the intensity! 10
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05/07/2010 07:09:34 PM
Nothing really to say other than this is truly excellent. Not one suggestion I can think of. Definitely in the tops in this challenge. Nice work.
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05/07/2010 10:34:16 AM
nicely done
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05/06/2010 11:56:27 PM
Professional! 10
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05/06/2010 07:11:02 AM
Reall nice work here, I would even wager a guess that this may be Matt? Nice tight crop, way to blow out the background to get rid of any distracting element and this seems like a real event and not posed like some seem to be. My personal pick for top 3.
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05/06/2010 03:39:48 AM
spot on shot. fwiw, it has a sense of imbalance that could have been corrected with a tighter crop that centered the subject. look how much more powerful it would have been cropped down to just above her head, over to her knee, and almost up to her foot.
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05/06/2010 01:11:59 AM
This shot will get an upgrade in score from me. Great pose, great moving lines, great form. I just wish she was more centered. 7/10!
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05/05/2010 11:36:47 PM
COULD BE A WINNER.
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05/05/2010 10:43:30 PM
Great job with the leading lines and perfect focus on the hurdler.
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05/05/2010 08:51:28 PM
Nice image. Very well composed.
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