Just returned from spending a week in Nashville attending the WCA Cheerleading Nationals. Our gym brought 3 teams to compete including my daughter's Senior team. Here are a few shots from the competition. I was anxious to try the D2x in this environment. Last season, I used an S2 and was shooting Aperture priority @ ISO1600 to get fast shutter speeds. To be honest, I was terrified to shoot that high ISO with the D2x but had to see what it could do. Prior to my daughter's performance, I did some test shots and found that I could get away with ISO 400 and still get decent shutter speeds (~160/sec or a little more). So I decided to stick with those settings using the 70-200/2.8 VR. No noise reduction and I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the results and the performance of the camera. Anyway, here are some shots from their routine. I sent some to the gym to post on their website and didn't spend a tremendous amt of time pp these. Basically a slight levels adjustment and slight USM sharpening. Their opening Then they go on to this Close up of their dance portion of the routine (my daughter is in the middle of the shot, of course :wink: ) Then a hitch pyramid And finally the ending It's probably hard to tell just from the shots but their routine's theme was a parody of a beauty pageant queen.