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TV Umpire; descision pending...
TV Umpire; descision pending...

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Challenge: Free Study 2012-02 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG OS HSM for Nikon
Location: Gauteng, South Africa
Date: Feb 16, 2012
Aperture: f/5.6
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/1600
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Feb 29, 2012

Grade 3 Cricket. B Prep vs St. D's. Draw; rain suspended play in the 2nd innings.
Unusual entry for me. Won't be scored highly by the North Americans as the game is not popular there and I doubt it has enough 1/8000th impact. I'm hoping for comments from the UK, RSA, AUS and NZ and from sport 'togs.

What I hope I've managed with this is story telling, especially if you follow cricket. The far batsman is watching his team mate run to the danger end, the near batsman is captured in the air unsafe and ungrounded and out of crease, the bails are coming off; out!

Place: 187 out of 296
Avg (all users): 5.6054
Avg (commenters): 6.5000
Avg (participants): 5.4757
Avg (non-participants): 5.9091
Views since voting: 349
Views during voting: 227
Votes: 147
Comments: 12
Favorites: 0

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03/09/2012 07:02:34 AM
I never got around to voting on this challenge so this is the first time I'm seeing this. It's a pity there are so many people on this site who don't understand cricket because this shot is fantastic - it really tells it all! It really should have done better.
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03/09/2012 01:46:19 AM
Howzat that Harvey :) A story telling action packed scene. There is nothing static about this image and is a great take. In a sports challenge this would be in the top league as people vote here on DPC. Few people understand cricket and the story never got to them..shame, poor souls :)
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03/08/2012 11:21:48 AM
Always nice to see something different entered in FS, and this image (along with the comments) has taugth me something about the game of Cricket. We did have a Cricket league in the town next to us. It was always interesting to drive by and check it out when they were playing.
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03/08/2012 12:16:42 AM
Originally posted by PennyClick:

But the image does not seem to be horizontal, which is a shame.

Thanks Penny for the advice! The pitch is all over the place and sloping to the right. I was on a tripod, level. The wickets were not placed vertical either. So overall it's an illusion but still a valid comment. I'll keep that in mind in future.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/07/2012 06:29:03 PM
It doesn't look good for the batsman. Very nicely captured. Focus is spot on
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03/06/2012 10:58:50 PM
I can hear "How's that", even now, echoing down the years !! Nice action shot with a relatively low POV. Great to catch all that action, the bails mid air, the young man airborne. But the image does not seem to be horizontal, which is a shame.

I played cricket at school many years ago and vaguely recall that the bat or some part of the body has to be actually "grounded" inside the crease before the bails fall in order to be "not out", so I'm guessing this young man was "out".!
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03/06/2012 02:48:42 AM
Good action shot great capture some noise in the background good display of timing with this shot ..Well done
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03/04/2012 11:28:46 AM
Very nice clarity. Wonderful moment captured. I just wish the boy in the center was given a better angle. The one at the right is also covered in the eyes. The falling bails, the athletes up in the air, and the heat of the action are all wonderfully captured. 6 from me.
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03/03/2012 04:49:06 AM
speaking as a former wicket keeper hes well out, get that bat on the ground lad
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03/02/2012 02:24:36 PM
Good action shot.
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03/01/2012 05:57:28 AM
Delightful action shot
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03/01/2012 01:33:17 AM
nice action shot. Wish the bar wasn't across his eyes. Timed wonderfully and nice and sharp.
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