Ladies of the Diamond

Discussion in 'Sports Photography' started by eng45ine, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I took a break from the boys and crossed the parking lot to shoot the girls. Tough to follow the action with a smaller field, but the same number of people inhabiting it. All shots taken with a D2H and 300mm w/1.4x TC on a monopod or 70-200mm VR handheld.

    Collision at second base...70-200mm VR
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    Ready at third base...300mm f/2.8 VR and 1.4x TC
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    Pitcher knows she good.....real good! 300mm f/2.8 VR and 1.4x TC
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    Shortstop moving left...300mm f/2.8 VR and 1.4x TC
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    "Stylin" in the outfield...300mm f/2.8 VR and 1.4x TC
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    The throw from third to first....you're OUT! 300mm and TC
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  2. Frank, these are wonderful! Gotta love red fingernails on a pitcher!! :biggrin:

    That first one looks like it hurt!! :eek:
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Sandi...yep, quite a collision at second base. Even tough ballplayers have time for their nails!
     
  4. JMartin

    JMartin Guest

    Beautiful images as usual, Frank.

    I just have one comment... :tongue: the least she could do is color coordinate and wear orange or blue fingernail polish! :wink:

     
  5. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Joe, she's from the opposing school...what can we expect from the visitors?
     
  6. Jeff Mims

    Jeff Mims

    May 25, 2005
    Mississippi
    Really nice shots, Frank.
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Nice work Engine:>)_)))
     
  8. excellent series Frank
     
  9. There you go you will learn to love short fields for girls softball for some in your face shots. It takes so me use following the action with the 300.
    Next time take the tc off and in between innings when the pictcher is warming up postion yourslef a few fet behind and to the right or left of the catcher and shot portrait and get some burst of the pitchers, first make sure hse has some control!! Great stuff here Frank
     
  10. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for commenting Mike. Definately tough following the action with a long prime on a small field. So many people moving and seemingly little spact between them. I'll give your idea a try....I think. "Honey, where's my cup?"
     
  11. Frank, these are simply fantastic!

    I love the contrast and the action in the first shot.

    The portrait of the pitcher is really top notch. Well done all around!
     
  12. Thanks for the chuckle, Frank! :biggrin:

    I'm going to give Mike's idea a try too next time out. That's what I love about this place. The most helpful folks around and always willing to offer constructive criticism with a smile :smile:
     
  13. sonuj2

    sonuj2

    May 11, 2006
    Naperville, IL
    Great show Frank! Liked how the ball is frozen in the last shot, and the painted finger nails .... priceless :biggrin:
     
  14. Neat Frank! I like #2, color coordinated head band and mouthpiece!

    :biggrin:
     
  15. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thank you Mitch. I am working hard to get the most out of the new lens and TC.

    Creating the Sports forum was a great idea, just a wonderful forum for us all to share images, ideas and a good laugh too!

    Thanks Shekhar...the girls have a much greater personna than the boys and usually much more animated in their on-field actions. The smaller playing field and the long glass match up well.
     
  16. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Good eye Rich...and wasn't it nice that she looked at me as I clicked the shutter release!
     
  17. Beautiful captures, Frank. Love the subject isolation with the 300VR.
     
  18. niknd501

    niknd501

    May 13, 2006
    Illinois
    Wow...how did I miss these.....Fantastic Frank...Really nice..
     
  19. Simba909

    Simba909

    Mar 2, 2006
    Miami, FL
    These are really good Frank. Very sharp and the colors are warm. I find it very difficult to use the TC with the 70-200VR, nevermind with the 300mm.

    Great job
     
  20. Fabulous Buddy ! OK, the 300 2.8 comes right after the 17-55... which is coming by our June vacation (shhhhhhhhhh : ~) )
     
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