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Challenge: Sports III (Basic Editing)
Camera: Nikon D70s
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 80-200mm f/2.8D ED
Location: Athens, Greece.
Date: May 5, 2007
Aperture: f4
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/2000
Galleries: Sports, Action
Date Uploaded: May 5, 2007

Taken an hour ago in the public pool near my house. I took a lot of shots during practice of the local swimming team. Saturday is the only day the team is practicing under sun light. Practice hour 12:00 to 14:00. Not perfect lighting conditions for shooting, I know. The sun was to high and the light to harsh at the time, but it was the only chance i had to take some action shots.

First time i used a hand held light meter. I like the color and tension in this one but i know that swimming is not so popular as other action sports, so i don't expect much. I believe it will end up somewhere between 5.5 and 6.2

PP: Convert from RAW, levels, curves, crop, usm, add border, save for web.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 230
Avg (all users): 6.9543
Avg (commenters): 7.9474
Avg (participants): 7.0127
Avg (non-participants): 6.9214
Views since voting: 2599
Views during voting: 354
Votes: 219
Comments: 27
Favorites: 0


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05/19/2007 10:16:21 PM
Captures the concentration of determination. Congratulations on your top ten finish.
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05/16/2007 06:53:40 PM
nice shoot. i would like to see the arms next time though. coming from a swimmer. :-)
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05/16/2007 06:04:08 PM
wonderful crisp shot - the light was to your advantage here after all! Very nice take.
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05/16/2007 10:34:39 AM
Eddy! Congrats on your top 10 finish! I thought this was a great entry...way to go!!
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05/16/2007 10:07:40 AM
Congratulations on your awesome score! The more I look at this photo, the more I think that you really went outside the box with the vertical orientation. Very cool.
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05/16/2007 09:42:47 AM
Mpravo Theodori poli kali photo sugxaritiria
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05/16/2007 08:35:40 AM
Awesome! Congrats on the top 10 placement.
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05/16/2007 04:35:42 AM
Thank you all so much for your votes and comments.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
05/15/2007 04:28:49 PM
I don't know what the rest of the photo looked like, but I wold have enjoyed seeing a bit more of the arms. Even so - it's an awesome shot.
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05/14/2007 02:39:51 AM
The best cropping in this contest, nice color, very good focus. Good job
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05/12/2007 12:18:02 PM
Familiar stock feel to the shot but well executed with crisp detail on the water and a vibrant blue. Excellent.
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05/11/2007 09:24:30 AM
The aquamarine color with white from the splashes is a very pleasing combo. That added to the intensity of the swimmer make for a good photo. Well done!
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05/11/2007 02:01:41 AM
excellent swimming entry! colors, focus, composition, human interest in the face of this swimmer!
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05/10/2007 11:20:14 PM
This is a classic swimming shot with great timing focus and exposure. Very well done. I'm going to guess this may be Skips entry. If its not please take that as a compliment.
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05/10/2007 08:07:33 PM
would a closer crop improve the pic
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05/10/2007 06:32:17 PM
Supoib!
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05/10/2007 11:17:04 AM
Shame it wasn't in landscape mode, but a great clear shot anyway
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05/10/2007 01:18:13 AM
well done
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05/09/2007 11:45:54 PM
Excellent swimming photo. The clarity of the photo is excellent. The colors are processed well and the use of a quick shutter speed to capture the moment really makes this shot stand out above the rest.
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05/09/2007 08:17:17 PM
Great capture. Classic
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05/09/2007 07:42:47 PM
Would liked the shot better with a wider look, so we could see the arms. 8
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05/09/2007 04:30:37 PM
Nice capture composition, good luck.
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05/09/2007 03:47:20 PM
nice up close
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05/09/2007 03:27:49 PM
Could perhaps use some contrast? The crop is maybe a little tight for my taste. But very well done!
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05/09/2007 09:29:09 AM
It should be horizontal...5
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05/09/2007 08:09:43 AM
Wonderful shot
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05/09/2007 05:01:01 AM
perfect...you would see this quality in a magazine or newspaper...Can't find fault with this, so...10
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