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Greyhound Racing
3rd PlaceGreyhound Racing
mtpp


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Action Shot II (Basic Editing III)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Tokina AF 100mm f/2.8 Macro AT-X M100 Pro D for Nikon
Location: Tampere Kauppi
Date: Jul 30, 2006
Aperture: F11
ISO: 400
Shutter: 1/500
Date Uploaded: Jul 31, 2006

"Next sunday I'm going to retake my shots...knowing that 1/500sec isn't fast enough for these puppies.
It's too bad that challenge deadline will be over then."

-Never been so happy about being wrong =)

Thanks for your comments and support.
It was lucky shot

Statistics
Place: 3 out of 279
Avg (all users): 7.1024
Avg (commenters): 8.8400
Avg (participants): 6.9140
Avg (non-participants): 7.2112
Views since voting: 27020
Views during voting: 467
Votes: 254
Comments: 67
Favorites: 11 (view)


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11/26/2012 02:00:08 AM
Great shot! I'm not surprised it ribboned. Congrats! :)
06/30/2007 02:29:41 PM
Nice shot!
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06/27/2007 10:02:50 PM
wow wow wow very good the stop movment
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08/19/2006 07:28:15 PM
Congratulations on your ribbon, great shot!
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08/15/2006 10:28:22 PM
Dynamic with great subject formation. Congratulations on your Yellow.
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08/15/2006 08:58:27 PM
Great action shot! I can see why they use mouth restrainers on the greyhounds--the dogs would be taking bites out of each other.
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08/15/2006 12:32:14 PM
AWESoME
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08/15/2006 09:02:12 AM
Take a look at the eyes, the dogs in the lead have a much different look in their eyes than the dogs in the rear. Just thought it was interesting.
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08/14/2006 06:47:18 AM
Great shot, congrats on your high score. Love the action in the shot :o)
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08/13/2006 03:35:36 PM
Amazing action shot! Congrats on your ribbon!
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08/11/2006 12:25:54 AM
I love this picture,this is real action. Congrats on your ribbon.
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08/10/2006 09:27:45 AM
Congratulations on your first ribbon! Great capture!
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08/10/2006 09:15:21 AM
mtpp, ignore the haters. Obviously the majority of people liked the shot. You cannot blame the photo for the cruelty of humans. Next we'll have some angry gardeners wondering why we picked a perfectly healthy flower just to photo it. ;)

Message edited by author 2006-08-10 09:15:38.
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08/10/2006 04:31:17 AM
Originally posted by mtpp:

Originally posted by dfrenett:

@ mtpp and mystopia:

Could either (or both) of you comment on the living conditions of most of these dogs during their racing career? Life in a kennel sounds pretty bleak to me.


Where I live in Greyhound racing isn't serious sport. All of the dogs were someones pet (mostly young people by the way). So I quess dogs lay on the sofa most of the day.

Personally I would buy puppy from legitimate breeder. I trust that in this part of the world they treat dogs well.

I think there is more amateur(not so legitimate) breeding FACTORIES for those breeds (little cute ones), that sells like teen spirit. Why isn't anyone concerned about that???


I think a lot of people are concerned about breeding farms. Your photo, however, is called "Greyhound Racing".
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08/10/2006 03:28:18 AM
Originally posted by dfrenett:

@ mtpp and mystopia:

Could either (or both) of you comment on the living conditions of most of these dogs during their racing career? Life in a kennel sounds pretty bleak to me.


Where I live in Greyhound racing isn't serious sport. All of the dogs were someones pet (mostly young people by the way). So I quess dogs lay on the sofa most of the day.

Personally I would buy puppy from legitimate breeder. I trust that in this part of the world they treat dogs well.

I think there is more amateur(not so legitimate) breeding FACTORIES for those breeds (little cute ones), that sells like teen spirit. Why isn't anyone concerned about that???
08/10/2006 02:35:43 AM
@ mtpp and mystopia:

Could either (or both) of you comment on the living conditions of most of these dogs during their racing career? Life in a kennel sounds pretty bleak to me.

I understand in this case where no money is involved, the dogs would be from pet owners with the dogs living at home with them. Fair enough, but isn't this a different world from 'pro dogs'?

I feel this is a valid point as casual observer (myself included) might not be able to tell the difference between this hobby race and one for money.

Respectfully,

Darren
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08/09/2006 10:36:35 PM
Should have taken first... Love this shot. Tac sharp... I feel Like I could be winning money... Bravo
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08/09/2006 09:51:54 PM
Fantastic shot, congrats.
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08/09/2006 09:06:21 PM
The sport is not cruel, some owners of these dogs are. That is why there are greyhound adoption agencies just about everywhere. I am an adopter of a wonderful ex-racer (who looks very much like the brindle on the right of this picture). Strider raced for 2 years before we adopted him straight from the track. He is no worse for the wear and now leads a very quiet and happy life with us, not to mention he is one of the best pets I've ever had the pleasure of living with.

The photo is fantastic and very much deserves a ribbon. Had I voted in this challenge it definately would have gotten a 10 from me!

Originally posted by armin:

Completely agree with Spazmo99. They found a guy in the UK who had put down 10000 dogs after they weren't winning any more.
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08/09/2006 08:23:08 PM
Originally posted by Spazmo99:

A great shot of a cruel sport.


I'm pretty sure that all these dogs are live and well today (even those who had to eat dirt in the race).
Dogs really loved the race ( I don't think they can fake it).
And There was no money involved in the event...although they sold coffee at the office.
It's more of an hobby than sport here.

Message edited by author 2006-08-10 07:51:38.
08/09/2006 08:13:31 PM
Congratulations on third place finish! Fantastic angle and image, well done.
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08/09/2006 05:52:45 PM
Completely agree with Spazmo99. They found a guy in the UK who had put down 10000 dogs after they weren't winning any more.
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08/09/2006 03:52:00 PM
A great shot of a cruel sport.
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08/09/2006 02:05:30 PM
I am so glad this won a ribbon. It is truly amazing! Congratulations!!!!

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08/09/2006 11:04:19 AM
I gave it an 8 with comment (which is below the average for "commenters") but I am totally perplexed at how you got 9 votes of 3 or less!!! Would love to know the comments (if made - I doubt it though) by those voters.
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08/09/2006 10:07:46 AM
congrats on your ribbon!
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08/09/2006 09:46:27 AM
IMO, this image is much richer in story and detail than either the blue or red ribbon winners. Congratulations on your top three place.
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08/09/2006 03:46:04 AM
I have tried to shoot greyhounds and failed but granted, when I tried it was night time and that makes a huge difference. Excellent shot really really I know how hard this is to get right, you should still go back and get more with a tighter f-stop and even try some with it wide open too to get that depth. check a cd cover by BLUR they had a decent shot just like this.. well done congrats.
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08/09/2006 03:12:54 AM
for me, this is the best shot. congrats.
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08/09/2006 01:21:14 AM
Great job! Congrats.
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08/09/2006 12:54:56 AM
Love the fangs on the leftmost hound :-) Congrats on ribbon!
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08/09/2006 12:51:30 AM
Congratulations on a great shot and your first ribbon!! And let me add that I am glad this was not your first entry. ;-) Way to go!
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08/09/2006 12:41:15 AM
Love the "pack"! Great job. Congratulations.
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08/09/2006 12:41:00 AM
Great shot. The front on view is terrific. Congrats on your yellow.
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08/09/2006 12:32:59 AM
Congrats on your ribbon! Those guys look mean! They sure do look fast puppies.
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08/09/2006 12:14:42 AM
I had a feeling this would snag a ribbon. It's still my favorite of the ones I saw.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/08/2006 07:32:53 PM
Perfect for this challenge. You did a great job! 10
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08/08/2006 08:56:06 AM
Great capture, the cages adds rage to their expressions. Like the shadows and dirt kicking up. Good luck.
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08/08/2006 03:22:28 AM
i love it. the picture is literally bursting with energy
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08/07/2006 01:48:18 PM
The intensity of this image is almost overwhelming. One of my two 10s for this challenge.
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08/06/2006 10:54:48 PM
Excellent photo! Look at the determination and intensity in those eyes. Not to mention the ears flopping in the wind. Great exposure to keep the details in the white dogs from being blown out while salvaging the details in the darker ones as well.

This is really awesome!
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08/06/2006 08:42:12 PM
This is a stunning shot. The angle of all the dogs is great on that corner. The one white dog in the center left - the way the muzzle is reflecting the light it looks like a mouth full of vicious teeth.
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08/06/2006 11:39:31 AM
fantastic capture and one of my favorites in this challenge
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08/05/2006 05:16:08 PM
wow ! 10
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08/05/2006 01:29:07 PM
Great shot - excellent perspective. Hope this does well for you. Its oneof my top picks. Good luck and bumping up.
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08/04/2006 09:03:20 PM
WOW! i hope this ribbons. favorites, and a 10
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08/04/2006 11:16:45 AM
Great capture--10
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08/04/2006 09:10:06 AM
Awesome shot. My money's on the dog:)
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08/04/2006 01:46:38 AM
What a great shot! At first I didn't like the two dogs in the back not being in focus. But as I looked at the picture longer I realized it brought my attention to the three dogs in the front. I love the looks on their faces, the muscles in the legs and the mud flying. (8)
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08/03/2006 09:18:37 PM
Wow great shot. Love being able to see the facial expressions.
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08/03/2006 09:12:03 PM
great head-on shot, super
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08/03/2006 08:55:59 PM
Great action!
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08/03/2006 06:10:18 PM
Excellent, this wouldn't look out of place in the sports pages. This has to do well 9
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08/03/2006 11:10:24 AM
very nice, great DOF, great shot!
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08/03/2006 03:46:05 AM
wow, great impact here. which dog track?-9-
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08/03/2006 02:53:13 AM
seriously -
this is a wicked cool pic. 10+
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08/02/2006 08:52:03 PM
Great photo.....gonna use it as desktop background for a while.....10
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08/02/2006 03:48:00 PM
10 :) excellent.
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08/02/2006 12:51:17 PM
fantastic shot...one of the best in challenge..great action and color.
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08/02/2006 11:50:12 AM
What a view! There is a lot to look at here and keep the viewer interested. The shutter speed used stops the action quite well. Just a smidgen of blur, probably from releasing the shutter? Overall, well done. Should be a top contender for this challenge. Congrats in advance!
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08/02/2006 11:07:30 AM
Wow! This is the definition of "action". Great job!!!
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08/02/2006 09:56:45 AM
This is fantastic. Man, look at the intensity in their eyes. Great colors too. I might adjust levels or curves to enrich the overall tones, but it's a keeper.
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08/02/2006 09:19:08 AM
there are some scary faces there! very nice crop and good action shot
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08/02/2006 08:57:05 AM
Nice drama there. The focus is nicely on the front runners and the action is nicely captured with the shutter speed. It's a great basic editing submission. 10.
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08/02/2006 06:54:31 AM
Great freezed action ! It should be in first ten.
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08/02/2006 01:07:02 AM
Very well done... great dof and stop action... I tried something like this and failed miserably... you have executed this beautifully... 9
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08/02/2006 12:28:38 AM
awesome shot
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