Bat on Ball

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by Phil, Jul 4, 2008.

  1. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    This is my son from one of his games. CC welcome.
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    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 4, 2008
  2. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Congrats Phil, capturing a ball on bat is as notable as catching a trophy bass. I shoot so many images trying to get ball on bat shots, I hate to admit how many images I delete on the computer. If you are asking for CC, I would crop the lady on the left out of the frame.
     
  3. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    Thanks Frank, That was funny you mentioned that because i was doing it as you were posting.

    Thanks again.
     
  4. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What a huge difference your cropping made, I like the transformation.
     
  5. Almost on the bat
     
  6. audu67

    audu67

    337
    Jan 14, 2008
    Decatur, Alabama
    Nice shot Phil. I'm still trying to get one.
     
  7. Cool picture... what settings were you using? And what lens? I am new to the DSLR I only use Auto mode, but the ball is a blur. Thanks for any suggestions.
     
  8. I used aperture-priority on that one, and these were the settings.

    Camera: Nikon D40
    Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/1250)
    Aperture: f/2.8
    Focal Length: 180 mm
    ISO Speed: 200
     
  9. shutter prior.1/1000 ,ISO 100,80-200 2.8 or 70-300
     
  10. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    Thanks, I take about 200 shots per game. My youngest son plays 7 innings.
     
  11. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    I use aperture priority 2.8 and a 80-200 two ring lens w/kenko 1.4. Also I have the MB-D10 grip to give me 8 fps.
     
  12. Phil

    Phil

    944
    Nov 25, 2007
    Illinois
    Thanks Frank, I like it better to.
     
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