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Some Men Can Fly
Some Men Can Fly
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Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D200
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: The Melbourne Cricket Ground
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: F4.0
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/800
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2007

On this day, my team Hawthorn won. The guy in the middle is our captain. The guy catching (marking) the ball is from the opposition. My favourite player Buddy Franklin kicked 9 goals, so we had a great day.

The image was taken with my new Sigma 100-300 F4 which is a superb lens for this kind of shot. It was really overcasta nd dark and they didn't put the lights on like they usually do, so putting the teleconverter on was out of the question. It was black as guts as we say around here.

PREDICTION: Don't know. I have many better shots, but this week, I couldn't get one cause of the light. 6.1??? Maybe 6.3max.

POST: Glad this did well in the end. My fourth highest rated image, which is a surprise to me. I have so many better images of this sport, but this is the best one I had in the timeframe. Thanks everyone for the votes and comments.

Statistics
Place: 8 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.9765
Avg (commenters): 8.0435
Avg (participants): 7.0385
Avg (non-participants): 6.9407
Views since voting: 1837
Views during voting: 324
Votes: 213
Comments: 34
Favorites: 0


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06/03/2007 05:47:02 PM
Awesome capture!! WOW, he is up there! Congratulations on your top 10.
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05/19/2007 10:15:32 PM
Enzo: what a capture: the very height of excitement. Congratulations on your top ten entry.
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05/16/2007 07:14:12 PM
Figured you'd be good for another hot night at the ballet shot! You're rollin high... ;)
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05/16/2007 08:22:11 AM
Fantastic action shot!!!! I hope you sent this one into the local papers ..... I can see it on the front page of the sports section.
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05/16/2007 03:11:06 AM
Congrats on your top10 finish, Enzo, great capture!
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05/16/2007 01:26:50 AM
Oh so close to sticking that 7. Congrats on another top ten placement.
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05/16/2007 12:50:35 AM
Whoa!!! What a shot! This is awesome! Congratulations on another great finish!

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 11:52:58 PM
Please... let me know what sport this is after the voting is over. Looks like soccer...but they are trying to catch it with their HANDSS! I grew up in an era where soccer players were sissies. Oh if I only knew then what I know now.

The picture is a great one... and you are right...some men CAN actually fly! (8)

Seeing as a couple of people took umbrage to my calling soccer in the 50s and 60s a sissy sport... it was only my conception of the sport back then. I have since gained a LOT of respect for the sport and thus, my comment..."Oh if I only knew then what I know now." Sorry to all I upset. Was totally UNintened!

Message edited by author 2007-05-17 17:02:15.
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05/13/2007 09:04:30 PM
great capture - love teh b/w treatment
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05/12/2007 08:55:41 PM
Marvelous capture!! The focus is great. Very impressive action. Good focus. And I would like the composition better with the top tier cropped off, but no matter. 10
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05/12/2007 08:06:37 AM
Up the Dons..
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05/11/2007 10:56:30 AM
good image.

comp good, emotional value ok, blacks way deep, whites muddy, nice texture, light ok, dof excellent, nice movement, great capture, crisp, overall an average image
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05/11/2007 09:24:37 AM
Nice stop action photo. That one guy has some pretty serious vertical leap. The photo works great in b&w...very nicely done!
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05/11/2007 05:45:49 AM
great action shot, nice use of B&W
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05/10/2007 10:47:50 PM
Great catch and focus. I wish I could see the players faces but I'm sure you cant ask them to redo it or pose for this shot.
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05/10/2007 08:41:27 PM
good action shot
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05/10/2007 05:33:24 PM
Wonderful motion captured!
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05/10/2007 10:23:03 AM
Nice action shot
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05/10/2007 07:38:11 AM
Back to comment and bump: Great timing. 9
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05/10/2007 12:58:46 AM
nice shot
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05/10/2007 12:45:14 AM
Lovely capture - Nice and sharp and the black and white conversion has helped take the distracting background colours out - Very nice.
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05/09/2007 06:00:36 PM
great timing, love the action, the shallow DOF, the processing! 8
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05/09/2007 05:11:41 PM
Great action! 7
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05/09/2007 04:39:51 PM
Awsome Shot!
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05/09/2007 03:45:15 PM
sweet photo
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05/09/2007 03:24:33 PM
Perhaps a slightly tighter crop? Other than that this is very, very good! Well done!
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05/09/2007 11:55:05 AM
Great timing !
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05/09/2007 09:56:57 AM
Fantastic! I would have considered cropping more of the right side. Great entry - nice job!
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05/09/2007 08:00:01 AM
Great capture. Enzo?
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05/09/2007 06:57:46 AM
enzo?
nice timing
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05/09/2007 03:27:28 AM
Aussie rules....OK!!! Great composition focus and tones. The black and white works fantastically
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05/09/2007 03:14:27 AM
Wow! Grat capture... He IS flying!
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05/09/2007 01:54:35 AM
Excellent use of b/w on this shot. It really adds the focus on the players. Good use of limited DOF and great capture of the actions. That is what sports photography is all about!
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05/09/2007 12:33:29 AM
cool title! 8
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