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    Two of my favorite shots from the season.

    First is from Monkton Combe School 1st V Kings Bruton 1st. Number 8 being closed by a flanker and scrum half.

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    Second is from Monkton Combe School 2nds V Kings Bruton 2nd. Line Out.

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    The composition has worked well in the second photo, but I am disappointed in the first the lack of feet of the number 8 is a particular bug bear. But what do you think?
     
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    #1 the focus is off the flanker to the left looks more in focus, #2 would have been better if you had shot portrait and more to the left
     
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    Thanks for the feedback is see what you mean about Number 2 and will try and recreate that in the future. Its a shame about the first with the focus.

    I'd also like to throw this into the mix if I may

    Monkton Combe School 1st v some school I forget
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    Probably to green, and the light was poor.
     
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    The second batch are too wide rugby is mostly shot tight with long lenses, i use a 300mmF2.8L on a 1D and a 70-200 on another 1D, i havn't shot rugby union for a while but here's some RL to give you an idea
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    bit of a wider shot
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    Your shots are much tighter and there also from a different angle much lower. I assume you got right down?
     
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    Yes i'm usually on my knees
     
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    Gary has offered a few good points to you. Keep shooting, there are a few rugby shooters here to offer advise
     
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    If you don't have a long lens, move up and down the pitch with the play and let the play come to you
     
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    Usually in sports,people try to get on their knees or on a stool.Reason being that when standing up,the angle is very odd looking.I started shooting sports standing,but slowing I moved and I started to get stools or sit down and shoot.Try different angles,they give you different perspectives.

    This is the angle you get from going low

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    And sometimes,if you try different angles,you get some rewards too.
    It started raining,so I seek shelters at the gallery and I got this

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    One more thing,your photos need lots of cropping,there's too much distractions

    1)it's fine,but can be better,wait for the peak action

    2)This reminds me of a picture.But that told a story,it was a girl with manicured nails,but this,it looks like a snapshot

    3)Too much human in the picture,crop in to to action,the picture is all over the place

    4)A picture that is blurred is a useless picture,no matter how nice the action is
     
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    Thanks for the comments and the tips.

    What do you shoot with?
     
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    The first 2 soccer shots are shot with D200 and 70-200 VR and the rugby shot is shot with D200 and 55-200VR
     

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