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Challenge: Action IV (Standard Editing)
Collection: Portfolio
Camera: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II
Lens: Olympus 12-100mm f/4.0 M.Zuiko ED IS PRO
Location: San Diego
Date: Dec 26, 2020
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Dec 26, 2020

Thank you for the ribbon!

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I was torn between the shot I submitted and any of these two. Still not sure which one would perform better
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Statistics
Place: 1 out of 33
Avg (all users): 7.1111
Avg (participants): 7.1905
Avg (non-participants): 7.0417
Views since voting: 403
Views during voting: 91
Votes: 45
Comments: 16
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01/05/2021 04:57:53 AM
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by roz:

[...] also i think its an extremely fantastic shot with that lens .. did you crop it a lot ...
and answer at your leisure .. :)

only cropped about a half, he was not very far. It is a wonderful lens, the first super-zoom I've had that does not disappoint in sharpness or clarity throughout the entire zoom range.


Whilst I have the 40-150 pro f2.8 and the 1.4 teleconverter I find that the images become soft with the 1.4tc and need to be stopped down to f5 to get the sharpness back. I have been experimenting by shooting both Raw and Jpeg and using the x2 digital zoom for my surf shots. Generally do this when I am shooting with the lens fully extended to 150mm. So with the crop factor added and then the 2x digital zoom I get a focal length of 600mm with images that are sharp from f2.8. Have been pleasantly surprised with the results. If I need more reach I add the 1.4tc. The image I submitted was one using this method. I also have the 12-100 lens and I will use this when travelling to get extra reach which makes this lens even more versatile. The Jpeg files are quite large (approx 8mp). Anyway, just thought I would mention it in case you haven't thought to give it a try. I wonít use it for everything but itís handy to have

Message edited by author 2021-01-05 07:51:32.
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01/04/2021 04:38:31 PM
Congratulations! Wonderful shot and my favorite of this challenge!
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01/04/2021 03:00:46 PM
Originally posted by LevT:

Originally posted by roz:

[...] also i think its an extremely fantastic shot with that lens .. did you crop it a lot ...
and answer at your leisure .. :)

only cropped about a half, he was not very far. It is a wonderful lens, the first super-zoom I've had that does not disappoint in sharpness or clarity throughout the entire zoom range.


thanks so much Lev .. its the go-to lens i use 90% of the time if i'm not shooting insects or birds .. !! .. :)
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01/04/2021 02:23:35 PM
Originally posted by roz:

[...] also i think its an extremely fantastic shot with that lens .. did you crop it a lot ...
and answer at your leisure .. :)

only cropped about a half, he was not very far. It is a wonderful lens, the first super-zoom I've had that does not disappoint in sharpness or clarity throughout the entire zoom range.
01/04/2021 08:54:02 AM
Great capture and cute subject ;-) Grats on the blue!
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01/04/2021 08:03:14 AM
Congratulations
I expected it to win. Great Capture.
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01/04/2021 05:20:47 AM
many congratulations on the blue ..
and what a great action shot .
i like the weird and wonderful .. so i noticed that his right arm appears to coming out of his head ..
with a handicap like that he's doing awesome ..

roz: it was shot from a pier, Ocean Beach Pier in San Diego. I was lucky with the weather, sun in the right place and big smooth waves. And a couple of great surfers nearby. The rest was easy, almost like shooting fish in a barrel :).
thankyou so much for explaining your 'set-up' .. like shooting fish in a barrel .. for some that wouldnt be easy at all .. however for you .. easy as .. !! .. :)
also i think its an extremely fantastic shot with that lens .. did you crop it a lot ...
and answer at your leisure .. :)
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01/04/2021 03:13:11 AM
Huge congrats, Lev. It had to win, it's such a fantastic shot.
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01/04/2021 12:42:17 AM
All great shots Lev. I'm jealous of your location for these. I have to shoot from the beach for most of my surf shots but occasionally I go somewhere there is a pier available which gives a nicer angle of view but my shots are local and more often from the beach. I shot some fabulous images they day BEFORE this challenge began. Always the way.
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01/04/2021 12:19:28 AM
Nice one Lev, was wondering if this was an Aussie photographer or Californian :)
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01/04/2021 12:08:07 AM
Big congratulations!.10
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
01/03/2021 11:12:06 AM
Great photo! Love the S shape
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01/02/2021 09:47:16 PM
If I could chose one sport to photograph I would choose surfing any day!

Bumping up!

All the best.
  Photographer found comment helpful.
12/31/2020 01:14:17 PM
GREAT shot!
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12/30/2020 11:49:15 PM
brilliant action shot ..
were you flying past .??. looks almost shot from above .
this will surely do very well in the challenge ..
i'm not voting yet .. :)
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12/29/2020 10:42:59 PM
excellent 9
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