I did it! I'm thrilled! (several pictures)

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  1. EscapeTurn

    EscapeTurn TPF Noob!

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    My second try at race photography with my new D50. Of course they could get better, and I welcome suggestions, but I'm really happy with how these turned out.

    I'm trying my darndest to capture their beauty, power, and determination in a photograph.

    Flying Symphony
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    Oats Tom Busby
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    Og Bet Or Call
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    Okie Bronson
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    Flying Symphony again
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    Symphony again
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    Iruska Cervi
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    Roy Jack
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    Down the first stretch...
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    All were taken in shutter priority mode at 1/1000, and the last three with an ISO setting of 800.

    I hope I didn't post too many pictures at once! :confused: Thanks very much for your suggestions, they helped! ;) Hope you enjoyed the pictures.
     
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    They're pretty damn good. Greyhounds go like a whatsname, so you've done really well to freeze them. Now save up for that 400mm f2 lens! :)
     
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    Good job! I like #5 the best.


    *go back and number them for better comments*
     
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    Nice action shots, the freezing action is great with the dirt suspended in mid-air.
     
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    Very cool. You rocked these shots. Man.. those dogs look like they are motoring.
    Well done. !!!!!!
     
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    these are awesome, you improved your shots a lot in a very short amount of time. nice work :thumbup:
     
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    wow...i have never seen race dog shots...that is great..love the action ones...that one dog is up there, hanging on a rim i think....really awesome...!
     
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    Good stuff, used to watch these races all the time. I like the last one, nice action shot, especially "super dog"
     
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    i agree with most of the above i like the way you have forzen the action but i think it would be nice if you got some good panning pictures at a slower shutter speed
     
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    Much better! Every shot does show what you were going for, their speed, agility, power etc... I am not certain what lens you have, but the slight OOF in pretty much each, may be because your lens needs to be 're-calibrated' (not using the right word there) I just got that impression when looking at the photos in which it seems it might be back-focusing a tad. Over the holidays I am going to 'test' each of my lenses then take the ones I am 'concerned' with.

    By the way, didn't even notice the signature until I looked through them again, and it is very nice and subtle :)
     
  11. EscapeTurn

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    Thanks so much for the nice comments yall! Peanuts, I used a Quantaray 70-300mm to take these. It came with the camera for an extra $100. It's not fancy, but it sure does the trick. I thought the same thing about the focusing.
     
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    I love pictures that are 'freeze framed' like that. I always try to get things like that, but just don't have the equipment. I think you did darn good, great job.
     

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