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There was a smashing of flying hands, feet, legs - sculptured body parts colliding fearlessly...
There was a smashing of flying hands, feet, legs - sculptured body parts colliding fearlessly...

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Challenge: Body Parts II (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D300
Lens: Sigma 100-300mm F/4.0 EX IF HSM for Nikon
Location: Telstra Dome, Melbourne Australia
Date: Apr 5, 2008
Aperture: F4
ISO: 500
Shutter: 1/1000
Galleries: Sports, Black and White
Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2008

The Image: I know this is a long shot for this challenge, but I had a great time taking shots at this game :)

Used a 100-300 F4 zoom, and the D300 was exceptional compared to the D200. Focus was faster, lightning fast, and the exposures didn't seem to need as high and ISO setting. I got away with 500. This meant that I could shoot at 1/1000sec, and still have super low noise, something that the D300 is becoming famous for.

THE EDIT: Black and White, Levels, som burning of the shadows in the stands, USM. nothing much

PREDICTION: It's a bit out of the box, so I am guessing 5.8

POST: well it was a little out of the box, but it did better than expected at 20th in a huge challenge...thanks everyone. The D300 is a world better than the D200 when it comes to football, or anything else for that matter!

Place: 20 out of 156
Avg (all users): 6.3878
Avg (commenters): 7.6923
Avg (participants): 5.9492
Avg (non-participants): 6.5766
Views since voting: 2264
Views during voting: 357
Votes: 196
Comments: 16
Favorites: 1 (view)

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04/14/2008 12:58:44 AM
Wow! A very powerful image. Great work, Enzo!
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04/14/2008 12:25:28 AM
excellent photograph and love the process . love the look of intense concentration on that player's face ... really gives this a very dramatic feeling along with all those 'body parts' reaching and straining .. fantastic shot ..:) .
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04/14/2008 12:05:19 AM
I thought this was you - SMASHING image!

Well done!
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/13/2008 11:51:14 AM
Excellent title, great action shot, great B&W conversion. Oh, and wonderful entry for the challenge.
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04/13/2008 11:28:10 AM

The intensity, the focus, the story...

This is an extraordinary shot, something that comes around once in a blue moon. Beautiful crispness, excellent capture, your angle is perfect, the people jumping all seem to jumping for your benefit. This is something that I could look at all day and keep seeing something different.
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04/12/2008 12:33:16 PM
lol GREAT photo! wat a perfect moment to snap a picture
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04/11/2008 03:42:42 PM
Great capture, pick a part, any part 9
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04/11/2008 12:11:29 AM
Wow, that is a good photo, and the BW is perfect. Not much more you can say about this except, excellent.
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04/10/2008 12:00:06 AM
Nice image - Great B/W tones good sharpness.
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04/09/2008 11:43:40 PM
DNMC without the title. Great shot, but I don't see subject of part of a body. Is this rugby?
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04/08/2008 07:30:52 PM
Others may not agree, but this certainly is a great example of body parts. Great shot and very well done B&W conversion.
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04/08/2008 06:08:58 PM
Nice black and white treatment and focus. The title is a little much for me but I won't knock ya down for it.
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04/07/2008 11:00:58 PM
I am almost guessing this is Enzo. The black and white and the clarity of this shot is awesome.
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04/07/2008 04:02:24 PM
excellent DOF. great crispness and saturation. b/w conversion helps to focus on the action. great timing of your shot.
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04/07/2008 01:48:41 PM
Great capture of hands and legs flying everywhere
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04/07/2008 07:19:10 AM
Sports is my passion, my hobby, and my partial income.

Everything I know about sports photography is present in this image.

If the sixth man had not shown his face, I would of marked low on this image.

Good luck.
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