Tri County Swimming

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I shot a two day swimming event this past weekend. It consisted of 36 teams and over 1100 athletes. It was a long hot grueling weekend with a 3 hr rain delay on Sunday to boot. We had two phtogs cover the event and we each shot three lanes it was non stop action from the first horn to the last touch. All shots with the D3 and the 70-200Vr with 1.4 tele.
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Great captures Mike...:biggrin::biggrin:

Thank god for natural light!! The indoor season at the high school where I coach starts practice next week and it's back to shooting in the dungeon...:eek:

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
 
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Cool shots! #3, #4 and #11 are my favourites. The determination on the face as he dives... (y)
 
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Nice photography Mike, I alway enjoy the water suspended in mid-air. Did the camers's AF have difficulty acquiring focus with the splashing water?
 
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Great images Mike. I had the same question as Frank on the splashing water fooling the AF because I have been done in by the splashing water many a time when I have tried shooting my son during his swim meets. I have tried the D2H and the D300 with not much difference as far as the AF is concerned.
 
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Kind of related to the previous two posts (splashing and the AF), what aperture did you use? Number 4 looks like it was something in the f/6.3 range due to the DOF.
 
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Brilliant ... these are fantastic (then again I expect this from you :biggrin:)

Great job Mike & thanks for sharing.

Take care,
Brent
Brent
thanks so much for the kind words
Great captures Mike...:biggrin::biggrin:

Thank god for natural light!! The indoor season at the high school where I coach starts practice next week and it's back to shooting in the dungeon...:eek:

Thanks for sharing.

Regards,
Thanks so much, indoor swimmign is probably one of the worst venues to shoot in.
I always look foward to seeing your newest post with pictures Mike. Truly amazing job, always!
Amazing job.
Thanks you very much
wow them are terrific, they remind me of posters you see in schools like the ones that say Live hard or w/e
Thanks
Cool shots! #3, #4 and #11 are my favourites. The determination on the face as he dives... (y)
Thanks most of the tiimes they do not look up so I was happy to capture this one
Nice photography Mike, I alway enjoy the water suspended in mid-air. Did the camers's AF have difficulty acquiring focus with the splashing water?
Thanks Frank the water drops can casue some issues, mainly on backstroke where not much of there face is exposed for the Af to grab onto. freestyle can also pose some problems but breast and butter are not bad at all.
I used a f stop of f5 to get a little deeper DOF
Great images Mike. I had the same question as Frank on the splashing water fooling the AF because I have been done in by the splashing water many a time when I have tried shooting my son during his swim meets. I have tried the D2H and the D300 with not much difference as far as the AF is concerned.
Thank sos much please see my response to Frank

Kind of related to the previous two posts (splashing and the AF), what aperture did you use? Number 4 looks like it was something in the f/6.3 range due to the DOF.
I hsot a f 4.5 to f5 for a little bit more DOF. If you look at the shot you referenced it could be sharper I think this is due to the fact that I focused on the starting block and bursted as he started and I believe the Af had some issues trackign ans he launched.
 
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Good series Mike- 6 and 11 stand out perhaps the best swimming photos I have seen here
Thanks for sharing , Mark
 
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Excellent post Mike, really makes me wish we had HS swimming outdoors!
Thanks Geoff outdoor fun indoors impossible!
beautiful exposure. Hard to accomplish at a pool.
Thanks so much
Good series Mike- 6 and 11 stand out perhaps the best swimming photos I have seen here
Thanks for sharing , Mark
Thanks so much Mark glad you liekd them I hope the parents do too
As always, Great shots Mike. Good to see you here again !
Thanks Jim good to see you too
 
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I have been away for a while now....It is nice to see some mike mac photos when I check in ...

Love the shots...Swimming is tough. These are great.
 
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