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Dig This!

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by David_Bailey, Jul 1, 2008.

  1. A few elusive dig shots from today.

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 1250

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 1250

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 1100

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 1000

    This is what you do when you get a great shot except no ball, just Photoshop it in. :grin: (I know it's too small, but I dont' want anyone to think this is real.)
    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/800s    ISO 1600

    And a couple of my favorites from a quick browse of my images from today.

    NIKON D3    ---    70mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 1600

    NIKON D3    ---    200mm    f/2.8    1/500s    ISO 1600
  2. Great shots David. I really like the one where she is about to smash the ball. A great capture at the right time with her eyes clearly locked onto the ball.
  3. Thanks! Yes, that is my favorite as well. Even a blind dog finds a bone once in a while. :wink:
  4. Nice the last one does it for me
  5. Oldtime


    Jul 5, 2006
    Durham, NC
    David , much better than your 1st outing
    Last one works for me also
    A question your using a D3 and image data says ISO 1600 with SS between 500-800 Why not up ISO to get faster shutter speeds and do away with motion blur on the ball ??

    example picture #1
    # Exposure Time (1 / Shutter Speed) = 10/5000 second = 1/500 second = 0.002 second
    # Lens F-Number/F-Stop = 28/10 = F2.8
    # Exposure Program = manual control (1)
    # ISO Speed Ratings = 1250
  6. niknd501


    May 13, 2006
    Man, what tough sport to shoot.. I have tried and just gave up.

    I like these a lot David. The last two are the best IMO. Good stuff !
  7. Thanks for all the comments. Mark, I may try pushing the ISO today and see if I like the results. I actually don't mind the motion on the ball as it shows motion in the shot, but I'll compare and see. THanks!
  8. acena


    Mar 14, 2006
    New Jersey
    Nice shots Davis especially the last two with the kill and the setter. #2 looks too soft for more than the web.
  9. shtarka1


    Feb 1, 2008
    Excellent Grabs!
  10. Chris_B


    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    The last 2 are really nice David. Well done.

    I had the same comment as Mark. I would hope that with more shutter speed (1/1000) that you could freeze the diving players better. The D3 certainly lets you play with ISO well past 2000 to get it done. You may want to try auto ISO (max 3200), manual 1/1000 at f/2.8 and see how you like the results.
  11. Gnarl


    Jun 25, 2008
    Fairfax, VA
    Nice captures. I'll echo the other comments on upping the shutter speed. I like to see the ball and players faces without motion blur. Try to get your horizons level - you can always fix in post-processing - and you might consider cropping tighter to eliminate non-essential background.
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