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Played the ponies last Sat (5 pics)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Steve S, Apr 12, 2005.

  1. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Went to Tampa Bay Downs for Florida Derby Day last sat, and captured these images. After that we made some $2 bets. Won 5 times, but still lost $20. Still a fun day. All shot w/D70/28-200G.
    Post Time
    original.
    NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/13.0    1/500s   

    Down the stretch
    original.
    NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/13.0    1/400s   

    Post race strategy discussion
    original.
    NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/6.3    1/2500s   

    Lady Jockey
    original.
    NIKON D70    ---    135mm    f/13.0    1/400s   

    Jockey
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    NIKON D70    ---    112mm    f/13.0    1/500s   

    Tired Pony
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    NIKON D70    ---    200mm    f/13.0    1/400s   
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Steve,

    Looks like pbase is acting up again. Can't see the shots. :?

    Grrrrrrr.... :evil:

    Frank
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Hmm , seems to be working now

    I tell ya, I've had it with pbase.
     
  4. Nice shots Steve!! :)  :)  :) 
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Steve,

    They are up now. Nice horsey pics.... 8)

    Frank
     
  6. Great horsey pics..........to think my inlaws do this for a living and have never taken pics, you spurred me on! LOL......... looks like nice clean fun ;-)
     
  7. Excellent shots Steve. Congratulations for capturing the essence of horse racing. Vivid colors, action, excellent focus, what more can I say.
     
  8. Colorful

    Reminds me of when I was a little girl and I used to go the horses with my father, uncle and grandfather. It was sully racing though.

    Great color and interest.

    Thanks,
    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  9. celia bule

    celia bule Guest

    they are all very good, but my favorite are the first two. Nice job.
     
  10. mrdinh

    mrdinh

    172
    Mar 8, 2005
    North Dakota
    like the portraits!
     
  11. Steve:

    Nice shots. like the portraits.

    Gil
     
  12. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Thanks everyone,

    My kids were arguing about whether the 2nd shot, the "down the stretch" shot was at the end of the race or the beginning. Who knows, I took so many!
    One thing I learned about playing the ponies, is that I don't know a damn thing about playing the ponies!
     
  13. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Terrific shots Steve - my fav would be #2.

    Used to go to the geegees a lot when younger and worked with racehorses for a while - they're all mad (horses and people) :) 

    You've given me the inspiration to go and try shooting them one day.

    Neil
     
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