HS Boy's Soccer

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My fourth attempt at shooting soccer with my 300 2.8. I concentrated this time on not blowing out the white uniforms & trying to compose quickly. Hard to capture a close up "frame full" with this lens without searching. More practice, practice, practice. Here's my latest. Shot D2Xs, 300 2.8, A mode @ f 4.0-2.8, iso 400, ev= -0.7, dynamic group focus.

Thanks for looking!:smile: :smile: :smile:


#1 Goalie missed this one!
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#4 "That really hurts!!!"
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#8 Yes, that's the sideline. A big "A" for effort, though.
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Jim, your shots are very good, I've tried soccer once and failed miserably so I know just how tough it is to follow the action with a long prime. Don't you wish the one team had a color instead of white? I enjoy viewing your work and hope that you'll be a regular in this forum. Sweet shots Jim!
 
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Really nice shots. Clean, focused...good action! Just good stuff here!
Thanks Jeff for the kind words. I appreciate it. Some others on here are much better than I.

Jim, your shots are very good, I've tried soccer once and failed miserably so I know just how tough it is to follow the action with a long prime. Don't you wish the one team had a color instead of white? I enjoy viewing your work and hope that you'll be a regular in this forum. Sweet shots Jim!
Well, through my kids & actually learning to be a referee, I somewhat understand the game. That helps, but not much. Got to learn how to swing that 300 up and pop it quicker. I tried using a monopod initially and it was more of a problem than just sitting down and using my knees for support. Plus, I like the angle better.

Everyone talks about background. Heck, I've got enough problems just trying to get a decent shot, much less being particular with the background.:frown: Try the best I can to just use a shallow DOF to keep the "busy" down to a minimum. And yes, it would be nice if one didn't have white on all the time, but I'm not complaining. At least the game is in the afternoon and not at night.

Thanks for looking Frank, and your offline help was appreciated.

Best Wishes,
 
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For a 1st, 4th, or 100th attempt....These are good...Great action.

Nice

Thank you, Rod. I thought I kind of knew how to take pictures, but this sports stuff is different. It's really exciting though when you nail the shot. Not that I "nail" very many at this point. A certain sense of accomplishment, don't you think??
 
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Very nice shots Jim! The 300 2.8 can be a bear to handle, but you are WELL on your way. Practice, practice practice...get a few more games under your belt with that great glass and you'll be "nailing" even more.
 
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Very nice shots Jim! The 300 2.8 can be a bear to handle, but you are WELL on your way. Practice, practice practice...get a few more games under your belt with that great glass and you'll be "nailing" even more.

Ray, I appreciate your comments. Thank you for taking time.

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Jim .... you did a GREAT job with the white.... im jelous .... seriously man i am ... hope to see a lot more of your sports shots here in the sports forum !!
 
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Jim .... you did a GREAT job with the white.... im jelous .... seriously man i am ... hope to see a lot more of your sports shots here in the sports forum !!

Topher,

Thank you for the comments. I am trying hard to get the exposure, composition, etc. correct "in camera" vs relying so much on post-processing. Plus, getting these players in focus is tough for me. I wish I could blame the equipment, but it's "operator technique", so I just have to practice more. Maybe someday (with help from others here), I'll get half as good as some of the folks on this forum.

But in the interim, I'm just having fun. I really enjoy it.

I appreciate your time.

Best,
 
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