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Around the First Turn
Around the First Turn

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Challenge: Free Study 2009-05 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Phoenix Dog Track
Date: May 24, 2009
Aperture: f 5.6
ISO: 800
Shutter: 1/499
Date Uploaded: May 29, 2009

The big event at the dog races (and the reason I really went to the races) was the Weiner Mania. These weiner dog races were held to raise money for the Adopt a Greyhound Org.

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Place: 39 out of 434
Avg (all users): 6.3910
Avg (commenters): 7.6667
Avg (participants): 6.3368
Avg (non-participants): 6.5263
Views since voting: 1273
Views during voting: 254
Votes: 133
Comments: 16
Favorites: 3 (view)

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11/17/2010 09:33:12 AM
Man o Man! What a shot! I'm glad I was playing in "pick the fav shot" thread or I may have never seen this. WOW!
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04/17/2010 01:58:54 PM
Yikes! What an amazing photo, cant believe I have not seen it before. Going in my favs now.!.

Message edited by author 2010-04-17 13:59:19.
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03/16/2010 10:02:26 PM
What a classic shot. The dirt flying really shows the energy.
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02/13/2010 12:20:11 PM
How did I miss this shot. Love it!!!....many, many years ago I owned half interest in several dogs. I lived at the track. Multnomah Kennel Club here in Portland. As years went by racing just went down hill. We had one of the finest tracks in the country, it's closed in 2004. The fans pretty much stop coming in the 90's P.L. Greer made me a lot of money back in the day....Lol.
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06/19/2009 05:40:30 PM
amazing shot .. just amazing .. :)
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06/09/2009 02:53:27 PM
Nice capture! Fast dogs!!!
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06/08/2009 11:52:30 PM
darn!! another underated shot. FWIW as I have mentioned top notch action shot!!!
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06/08/2009 02:45:11 PM
I've very pleased this did well! You REALLY captured the action well here, from the flying sand to the intensity in the dogs' eyes and their varying strides which show such power. Excellent image, well edited, and congrats on a new top row entry!
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06/08/2009 12:11:25 AM
Way to go Barbara. I'm so happy to see this shot get a good score, you took a great photo and it shows.

Congratulations on this making it's way onto your front page.

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 Comments Made During the Challenge
06/07/2009 11:50:06 PM
Oh Barbara, this turned out great. I just love the intensity in the eyes of the dogs. I think everything about this shot is spot on. The action is fantastic. I hope you score well.


No vote from me :)
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06/07/2009 02:10:34 AM
amazing action shot...perfect focus...8
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06/07/2009 01:08:20 AM
This is a very action filled shot! I had trouble making out a defined form for the dog in red. I have no idea why. The background seems a little weird with all of that spray being sharpened even though it's somewhat in the bokeh.
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06/04/2009 11:21:33 PM
Great stop action shot! 8
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06/04/2009 03:07:18 PM
now there's a shot...wonderful action
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06/04/2009 08:03:16 AM
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06/01/2009 11:24:16 AM
wow !! top notch action shot. 9
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