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Es mi bola!
Es mi bola!

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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Nikon D70
Location: Memorial Park, Houston, Texas.
Date: Apr 7, 2005
Aperture: 5.6
ISO: 1600
Shutter: 1/200th
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 8, 2005

A local mostly spanish speaking soccer league plays every week and the players are seriously good.

Place: 43 out of 132
Avg (all users): 5.8213
Avg (commenters): 7.4000
Avg (participants): 5.7407
Avg (non-participants): 5.8571
Views since voting: 760
Views during voting: 438
Votes: 263
Comments: 12
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04/24/2005 11:30:17 PM
*Critique Club*

Now this is some extreme action. Congrats on capturing this very neat scene.
The things I notice about this are things that have already been mentioned, but something that I don't think was mentioned is that the ball seems odd. It might be cause it's a different kind of soccer, but it seems like a different kind of ball. Shiny and no lines.
The background seems a tad dark, but I think that is ok here since the subjects are light and they stand out on the dark background. The only issue I see with the background is the garbage bin, but it's not like you could have just walked over and moved it anyway.
The whites do seem a tad too white in comparison to the rest of the photo.
Focus is also slightly a bit too soft. I wish this were more 'stopped' kind of like frozen in time, but you don't get this shot every day, I'm sure. I think I'd like to see the faces with more detail.
I like the framing, and I also like the dust coming from the ground. Really creates the feeling that something serious is happening there.
Love the scene in general. great capture of the 2 guys battling it out in mid air.
Very nice. ~Heather~
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 04:27:33 PM
great capture of the movement
good luck
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04/17/2005 09:35:04 AM
Very cool shot, nicely caught and composed.
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04/14/2005 06:48:13 PM
what great stop motion! sharpness could definitely have been better, though, and a few adjustments to the levels would also have helped (6)
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04/13/2005 01:35:35 PM
An excellent capture
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04/12/2005 10:47:40 PM
Excellent action and composition! Love the possitions of the the players and the ball, love the dust clouds and a lovely green background, It would be perfect if only cropped a little more and esp if sharper clearer image like 'tackle' and 'ruck'. Whites and the ball are a little hot. Otherwise Cool! - 8
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04/12/2005 03:18:52 AM
Not the best shot ever taken, but GREAT action!! Love it!
04/11/2005 01:15:59 PM
Yess, Maradona is back! Great shot!
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04/11/2005 12:25:32 PM
Just WOW Even from the thumbnail this looks stunning. I really hope you do well!
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04/11/2005 03:15:13 AM
thats a tough lookin defensemen there, look out !
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04/11/2005 01:24:04 AM
love the dust coming off the ground...fantastic
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04/11/2005 01:18:35 AM
excellent capture!

Wow..those guys can really jump!
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