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  1. squirl033

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    some shots of a local amateur club rugby game...

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    1st one doesn't do much for me. Love the 2nd capture and that the "picture" is pure in the sense that you got him in the air after the ball. Kinda makes you wonder what craziness is below him.

    Now the 3rd picture, I think really captures the essence of rugby. Now I don't know much about the sport other than its INSANE:headbang: But dude I LOVE this picture and I don't even understand rugby/don't even enjoy to watch it. It shows speed, agility, and the poor guy with the ball running for his life lol. Love the panning and thanks for sharing!
     
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    thanks, B. i played for several years in high school, and a couple more in college, so i have a bit of a soft spot for the game, even many years later. but it's definitely a bit confusing to watch for someone who's not familiar with it...
     
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    YA! I was in a bar over the weekend after a wedding and they had a game on. Punching the ball, tackling, kicking the ball. It was insane, and I can only imagine how fast the game is so I can definitely appreciate the technique and difficulty you used in getting that last shot. Not to mention that I think in the time span of me watching for about 20 min. I think they stopped the game like 3 times to take hurt people outta the game
     
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    yeah, it can be a bit on the rough side. the amateur club matches these days - at least around here - allow substitutions, but when i played in high school and college, there were none allowed. if you got hurt and left the game, your team played one man short. still, in 5 years, the only injuries i had were a bad ankle sprain (made worse by taping it up and playing most of the second half on it!) and a busted up hand. then again, i was one of those speedy little scared-rabbit guys on the outside, and didn't get caught up in the scrums too often, so my odds of escaping owwies were much better...
     
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    Wow, I love the last one.
     
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    thanks, Josh... sometimes i get the pan just right... ;)
     
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    #3 is my favourite, what lens are you using because the 5D needs top quality lenses
     
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    Leather balls? It has been a long time since I played in high school in Europe but I believe you are somewhat correct. It can get rough on that field. When I came back here and watched football I thought all the padding was kind of ridiculous and never really got interested in the sport, lol.

    I did break my arm once (didn't even know until after the game was over and it still hurt) but, to be honest, the game is not as violent as football overall.

    Photo #3 is very nice.
     
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    Are you sure that wasn't Auzzie Rules Football rather than Rugby? There isn't a lot of punching the ball in Rugby.

    I played for a while, back in high school and afterward for a club. It's a lot of fun but pretty insane. My body would be a lot more beaten up if I had continued to play. I've had broken fingers, sprained ankles & wrists, and I've got at least one great looking scar over my eye that probably came with a concussion.
    I liked football better, but playing rugby was more fun. Not to mention that the camaraderie between teammates and even opponents in rugby, is really hard to beat.
     
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    that was shot with a Tamron SP24-135. i don't think they make it anymore, it's an older design, but seems to work quite well on the 5D. perhaps not as sharp as the 24-105L (though i've never used that one), but it does seem to produce decent overall sharpness and clarity, even in the corners, which is where the 5D will show up any problems....
     
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    Yikes...ok so I have no clue the difference between Rugby and Auzzi Rules Football. I just know a bunch of people were kicking the ball to each other, and kinda punching the ball (not throwing it) when they were close to each other, and then they were kicking the ball through the field goal (uprights). Whatever it was, it was crazy!!
     

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