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  1. MSnowy

    MSnowy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    went to the local high school today to try some baseball pictures D60 nikon 70mm-300mm
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    cnutco No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    1 - love it!

    2 - is ok, but try to shot from first or third base to get some faces in there.

    3 - It's nice. Looks a little soft but can't tell with small pic.

    All and all, great first time out!
     
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    MSnowy Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    thanks,
    #2 I was focusing on the lefty catcher's mitt, I was only there for an inning next time if I have time I'll move around more
     
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    I like #1 the dirt by his back foot gives this picture movement with the rest of it being frozen! Nice
     
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    Pretty good. The 70-300 VR lens is sweet for the price. I used to have one myself. I used it alot to shoot soccer.

    Leave some room in front of your subjects, whether you crop the photo or not. It makes the photo a bit more dynamic and keeps from leading the viewer's eye out of the photo to soon. We all tend to look where someone else is looking, even if it's just a photo.

    The holy grail of sports photography is faces, emotion, and action.

    #1 personifies all 3. With some room in front of him in the image he has room to follow through adding that little extra dynamic to the photo.

    #2, wrong side. Makes a neat shot if done from the center field fence though. (I use 500 mm from there.)

    #3. Having the D-lighting option turned on whould have helped this shot of the subjects being basically backlit and having hard shadows on their faces. Unfortunately the D-lighting function really slows down the write to the memory card speed.

    I'd guess you know the player wearing #10.
     
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    Thanks, no idea who #10 is. I was only there for 6 batters. I don't see many left handed catchers so i focused on his setup
     
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    Not enough space in the direction the subjects are looking in my opinion.
     
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    #1 is great!!! I love the color and the sharpness of the subject.
     
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    Love the 1st one!
     
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    #2... The umpire's butt is barely touching the edge. Makes the pic very uncomfortable.

    #2... Try to take this one when the ball has already been thrown and is 3/4 of the way to the plate. That way the batter and catcher are more focused on the ball.

    My other comments have all been said by others.
     
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    I really like #1.

    I agree with SwissJ about the umpire's butt.

    #3 is unfortunate that the player's uniform/helmet is the same color as the outfield wall. That's a bit distracting.

    Good luck.
     
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    thanks everyone for looking
     

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