Bears Camp 2005

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Papa85 and I went to a Bears training camp last Wednesday, it was hot, humid and sunny...but we had a great time shooting. Here are a few images that I shot.

Wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad...
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Cornerback Rashied Davis...
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Wide receiver Mark Bradley...
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QB Rex Grossman...without crutches for now!!!
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Kicker Nick Novak...
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Great photos..
But I have to remind you they are still the Da Bears.. It won't be a pretty season.. but then again I am a Lions fan, at least you can say your team won a Super Bowl. That is more than we can say. :)

Maybe I will go to the Lions only open workout on Saturday.
 
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Great shots, training camp sure is fun, hope your QB stays healthy, we just lost Todd Pinkston one of our wide receivers to a ruptured Achilles tendon.
 
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Hi Dave and Ray,

As a Bears, Cubs and Blackhawks fan, I have been conditioned to deal with a perennial loser. The best thing going for each of these Chicago teams...is that at least their uniforms match!!!

But, IMHO, Wrigley Field is a wonderful place to watch baseball, I have never been to the re-vamped Soldier Field but it looks neat from the outside...and, well, uh, er, the Blackhawks sweaters all match!!!!
 
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dbirdsong

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A very close friend of mine is a Chicago fan... Loves the Bears (all most as much as Ohio State, what a loser! :) )
My kids when they were young would call his vm at a work and leave the following message..
Da Bears.. They Suck!

Now the one that did it the most works for him... :)
So now she just walks into his office 3 or 4 times a day and says it... He just smiles and says Yeap! But they are Da Bears!

:)
 
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Hey Dave,

We always have to remember to tell our families and friends, be careful what you say or do to others, 'cuz paybacks are a b*tch!!! :oops:
 
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Hey Mike,

Yeah, I heard about the Pinkston loss, that's a terrible injury...long, painful re-hab in-store for him.
 
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Thanks Gordon,

It is so rare to have an opprotunity to shoot professional athletes. How I wish I could occassionally get credentials to shoot some pro sports. It would certainly be a great experience. Until that priviledge presents itself...I am appreciative to be able to get close to the Bears at their training camp. I am hoping to get there again next Wednesday and shoot from the sidelines rather than the endzone so I can get their faces in the images.
 
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Were those mostly shot with the 70-200 VR? Ive been going to Jets camp but I cant get sharp images like that. I think I need to start a 70-200vr fund.
 
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Hi Manish,

Actually, all of these images were shot with a 300mm f/2.8 prime. I brought the 28-70mm and the 70-200mm but never used them. You mentioned saving for a VR, if your shutter speed if over 1/350 sec., the VR option will only cause images to look soft. If your images aren't sharp, it may be due to being shot hand-held...try using a monopod to minimize camera shake.
 

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