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K1W1
08-11-2007, 05:02 AM
I didn't want to clutter the Picture of the Day thread so here are a couple more from today. It was a day for physical stuff and facial expressions. :D

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1218/1081117532_7133b843d5_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1295/1080258097_0561fc9e37_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1422/1081090212_9a9a47841c_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1043/1081081068_f396545fe4_b.jpg

They are all D50, all Shutter priority 1/500 sec, all with the 55-200VR lens

Rooz
08-11-2007, 05:06 AM
outstanding shots kiwi. i;m guessing your pretty happy with that lens choice ? lol

T06
08-11-2007, 05:15 AM
.....your son is......:D

K1W1
08-11-2007, 05:23 AM
.....your son is......:D

He is not in any of the pictures above. :D

T06
08-11-2007, 05:25 AM
He is not in any of the pictures above. :D

...smart man....:eek:

K1W1
08-11-2007, 05:30 AM
But he was team captain for the day and they won so he is very happy in that respect.

jcon
08-11-2007, 06:04 AM
Love your soccer photos K1W1, especially the latest in the POTDT!

Have any other parents come to you about purchasing photos, or getting coppies from you? Or even making a photo album of all the games?

Good to see the forgotten D50 is still being put to great use;) Thanks for sharing!

K1W1
08-11-2007, 06:16 AM
Have any other parents come to you about purchasing photos, or getting copies from you? Or even making a photo album of all the games?

I give copies to anybody who specifically asks and I make a DVD slide show of the season for each of the players at the breakup night. It gets me out of having to do useful things like being a linesman or working the fund raising BBQ.

I do the same thing for my daughters Netball team :)

bobc4d
08-11-2007, 06:17 PM
some really great photos K1W1, my pictures pale by comparison. #6 (my kids teammate) looks like he is about to kick his opponent in the hoo-hoo's but he shifted at the last second and passed by the guy. this kid has terrific foot work. after a nights sleep, I thought better of it an pulled my kids face pic.

rawpaw18
08-12-2007, 04:52 AM
K1W1
Great timing, B-I-F, facial expressions, a nice set of shots.
Single shot mode would be my guess.

Any of these get published in your paper?
Soccer practice starts up soon for my boy, should be
better this year with something longer than 70mm!

K1W1
08-12-2007, 05:32 AM
Single shot mode would be my guess.


Always



Any of these get published in your paper?


The only one I sent was the one in the POTD thread. The paper comes out on Wednesday so we will see.



Soccer practice starts up soon for my boy, should be
better this year with something longer than 70mm!

We have three games to go and are second on the ladder. A couple of weeks after than Cricket practice starts again. I can see that something longer than 70mm will be very useful. :)

K1W1
09-06-2007, 04:07 PM
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1092/1337561221_2d9f7915d9_b.jpg

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1057/1338438380_c8f34ba4d6_b.jpg

rawpaw18
09-07-2007, 04:19 AM
Love to see the kids faces, like that last shot.
They mean business on the field.

Tomorrow is my sons first soccer game at the same time my
daughters first cheerleading 40 miles away from each other.
Going to be a long two seasons.

K1W1
09-07-2007, 05:15 AM
Tomorrow is my sons first soccer game at the same time my daughters first cheerleading 40 miles away from each other.
Going to be a long two seasons.

Hope they go well.
I know the being at two sports at the same time at opposite ends of town feeling only too well.

longroad
09-10-2007, 02:05 AM
I took some soccer photos last weekend. I was pretty far back in the stands but 300mm got me quite close.

I had upped the ISO to 400 and had shutter priority at 1/640 for most of the time. Bit disappointed with the outcome, although sharpness was quite good, all had too much noise when cropped to 100%. I figured iso 400 would help me with faster shutter speeds and I generally can go much higher in ISO on the D80 without noise, but for some reason noise appeared at this soccer game.

K1W1
09-10-2007, 04:13 AM
The two photos above were both ISO 400 @ 1/500 sec.
I'm surprised noise was a problem on a D80 at ISO400. can you post a sample.

bobc4d
09-20-2007, 09:13 PM
I don't care where you're from this has gotta hurt. what I didn't post are the lead in pics to this. the keeper ran out, slipped and V ran around him, the keeper 'tried' to grab the ball at the same time V ran past and the keeper got his hand stepped on. V did score, after the goal, he and the keeper both shook hands because they knew it was an accident.

bobc4d
09-22-2007, 09:18 AM
here is another from the same match. My kids room mate, in blue, is in a struggle with his opponent. he was able to get to the ball and kick it to a teammate. it was late afternoon and the sun was at the 3 oclock position from me.

TheObiJuan
09-22-2007, 10:14 AM
here is another from the same match. My kids room mate, in blue, is in a struggle with his opponent. he was able to get to the ball and kick it to a teammate. it was late afternoon and the sun was at the 3 oclock position from me.

Wow, small world!
I know him, that's Justin in the blue shirt!

I was going to post some photos from the same soccer league but realized this is for Nikon. :o

It's good to see someone else from this small town posting here.

bobc4d
09-24-2007, 07:57 AM
here is one of my kid in the lighter blue shirt. he out ran his opponent and got the ball down field to a team mate.

VR 55-200mm
FL: 145mm
Sports mode
1/1000 sec - F/5.3
ISO 280
AF Mode: Manual

TheObiJuan
09-24-2007, 08:06 AM
nice capture!

Looks like the other guy needs some new shoes or needs to retie them!

rawpaw18
09-30-2007, 06:25 AM
Our goalie looks back as the ball goes by, whew it went wide.

29251
1/640", f/5.6, ISO 200, CW 150mm

Jason, Found that ditching the dynamic area and going single area helped a bunch, even in AF-C.
This was the least sharp of the game but I liked it anyways.

K1W1
09-30-2007, 06:34 AM
I've never had any success with the dynamic area focussing on the D50. I think the five only focus areas are to limiting and I suspect that it would work much better on the higher level cameras with more focus points.

rawpaw18
09-30-2007, 06:40 AM
I think I am getting the same conclusion here, I was frustrated with the 70-200, but kind of thought it must be something I was doing because sometimes it was sharp, then I would shoot some sports and wonder what went wrong. It took much better/sharper images this last go round. No more dynamic for me.

Now on the D300 with 51 points would be a different story, I will definitely like to take that for a test drive.

K1W1
09-30-2007, 06:45 AM
Send the 70-200VR to me in March next year and I will extensively test it it on my D50 with both dynamic and fixed focus areas just to make sure that there is no issue with your D50 body.
I should be finished testing after the last Soccer game in early September so you will have the lens back with my conclusions by late September. :):)

rawpaw18
09-30-2007, 06:50 AM
Start holding your breath.........Now!

e_dawg
09-30-2007, 12:13 PM
K1W1, bobc4d, rawpaw18,

Awesome pics! I LOVE sports photos. Keep it coming!

I took some shots at the US Open in NYC early Sept... not quite as nice, but some decent ones there. Slowly cropping and post-processing (like a few a weekend), then I'll be able to post some of my own!

rawpaw18
10-10-2007, 04:50 AM
Using his head on defense.

29677

K1W1
10-10-2007, 05:59 AM
I need that lens. :)

r3g
10-10-2007, 09:56 AM
Our goalie looks back as the ball goes by, whew it went wide.

29251
1/640", f/5.6, ISO 200, CW 150mm

Jason, Found that ditching the dynamic area and going single area helped a bunch, even in AF-C.
This was the least sharp of the game but I liked it anyways.


LOLOLOL her face is all like.. "Damn.. Im @#$%&!"

K1W1
06-01-2008, 04:36 AM
Apparently there is no blood rule in Junior Soccer. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3252/2541224618_cc778da560_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2292/2541228746_b7fa572278_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2094/2541231060_76b302de37_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/2541233706_baeb647b72_b.jpg

rawpaw18
06-01-2008, 05:03 AM
Forgot about this thread, I like the concentration you captured in the third shot.
Not sure if kids can wear bloody clothes or not, but any active bleeding they are out
til it is covered and stopped. Shame, would make great laundry detergent ads.

toriaj
06-01-2008, 02:01 PM
K1W1, I love your shots. They have a quality that mine (http://www.dcresource.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=35296&d=1209047826) are missing ... I don't know really how you describe it, a crispness? punch? It seems like there's more detail, better whites, more to look at in the picture. I know that lighting and settings have a huge impact, but I'm starting to think it's my lens. I love the 300mm length for soccer, do you think the Nikon 70-300VR would be as good for soccer as your 55-200VR is?

K1W1
06-01-2008, 04:29 PM
Tori,

When I used my Sigma 70-300APO for Soccer I had the same issues you do, very disappointing actually. I can't say anything about the 70-300VR but the 55-200VR beats the Sigma hands down.

Daubs
06-02-2008, 09:28 AM
Great shots. A little cc -- watch the backgrounds, capture as much face as you can and crop in close. Keep baning away...more photos to chose from better chance of getting that perfect one.

polomum
06-02-2008, 08:06 PM
Luv these shots....can't wait to get my D300 and start clicking......Will these lenses work just as well for dogs (whippets) so fast....in the back yard/paddock etc....? What is the closest say the 70-200, 55-200 or could i buy the 70-300 which will do dogs at a fair distance and polo where it is generally hard to get up close to?

K1W1
06-02-2008, 11:09 PM
Will these lenses work just as well for dogs (whippets) so fast....in the back yard/paddock etc....? What is the closest say the 70-200, 55-200 or could i buy the 70-300 which will do dogs at a fair distance and polo where it is generally hard to get up close to?

Sorry but I don't do dogs or horses. :D
This is a small (125cc) motorbike doing maybe 180kph (110mph) or so at 200mm with the 55-200. It is cropped by about 1/3 in each direction and yes it's not tack sharp but it is only a $300 lens after all. Click on the image for a full size 2000x 1400 shot.


http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/1564574797_9dc6a28b26.jpg (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2333/1564574797_b5f34c8341_o.jpg)

K1W1
06-20-2008, 10:51 PM
To wet, to cold, to dark but they won 3-0 anyway. :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3131/2597144742_9560eb2319_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2596317169_3812d5476f_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3081/2596323855_0edc07aae0_b.jpg

Rooz
06-21-2008, 12:18 AM
#1 and #3 are pearlers.

rawpaw18
06-22-2008, 04:56 AM
They would not even play the game here with the fields in that condition.

bobc4d
06-22-2008, 07:29 AM
great shots K1W1.

toriaj
06-22-2008, 12:54 PM
I love these as usual, K1W1. Your shots just have a shine or something that is gorgeous. And I agree with rawpaw, I've never seen kids soccer played on a field even close to that muddy.

K1W1
06-22-2008, 05:05 PM
And I agree with rawpaw, I've never seen kids soccer played on a field even close to that muddy.

Maybe that's a reflection of the namby pamby state of the world these days. Our kids want to play and play they do. Here they are two years ago before the drainage on that ground was improved. :)

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/64/191547947_8224677fed_b.jpg

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/119/263775883_5d682b88e3_b.jpg

rawpaw18
06-23-2008, 04:10 AM
The kids would love to play in that mess. There is an underlying fear of some kind of legal action if someone gets injured. People are sooo sue happy over here it is insane.
Great shots btw.

bobc4d
06-24-2008, 09:23 PM
in the second photo, the kid in the middle, his smile says it all .. he had a blast

the soccer field where my kid plays has a sand base to facilitate drainage. In all but the heaviest down pours, the field is ready to play in 30 minutes. the down side is that it takes lots of water to keep it living.

K1W1
07-12-2008, 03:16 AM
It's school holidays so there is no competition today and the club organised a round robin friendly between four teams. Friendly is probably a loose use of the word. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3037/2659894835_1b91a9c698_b.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2165/2659887739_29e8cc3046_b.jpg

That kid in red is a mongrel, he's trying to kick the goalie in the head. Who does he belong to? :)

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3277/2659900645_7a74f6e202_b.jpg

K1W1
07-12-2008, 03:48 AM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3030/2659883599_a7d73029f1_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2660874126_72a67f164a_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3236/2660732330_78de89d66c_b.jpg

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-12-2008, 04:30 AM
K1W1 you've excelled yourself again.
Some fantastic expressions on the players and oh the photography was superb too. Love those Victorian clay soils.

bobc4d
07-13-2008, 08:33 AM
great photos K1W1. I'm gonna have to live soccer vicariously through your photos, my kid tore his ACL three weeks ago in a soccer game (on a work team) and his boss said, "no more contact sports or no more job". J is not one to stand on the side lines and coach.

again, great pictures

K1W1
07-13-2008, 03:19 PM
his boss said, "no more contact sports or no more job".


He is okay then. Soccer is officially a non contact sport. :D

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-14-2008, 07:48 AM
I can see from the goalies head in 3 that you're right, definately a non contact sport:rolleyes:

bobc4d
07-14-2008, 05:47 PM
He is okay then. Soccer is officially a non contact sport. :D

I'll tell him. he plays D3 where the most contact is supposed to be a harsh look, but sometimes more resembles Amercian football than soccer

K1W1
07-18-2008, 11:53 PM
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3008/2681445771_bd2252facd_b.jpg

NB: Edited version

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-19-2008, 12:15 AM
It's a lovelly photo again K1W1 but imho a little too crisp. Perhaps less tweaking of curves - assuming you did of course.
Beautiful composition too.

K1W1
07-26-2008, 07:53 PM
One minute silence to start the game

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3161/2705462586_7a784bf927_b.jpg

then a 9-0 win.

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3128/2704645957_f4c307f7dc_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3035/2704657447_88521a0c7c_b.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3015/2704660361_b77787e276_b.jpg

rawpaw18
07-26-2008, 09:26 PM
Hope Tim and the rest of the team are managing as best they could, as well as the parents. I've prayed for you all.

Nice series of soccer shots on flickr, it loads much faster with high speed now!

Camerajunkie
07-27-2008, 04:03 PM
Where are the girls on the reddish team?

The other team has LOADS of girls...

Dread Pirate Roberts
07-28-2008, 01:51 AM
Lovelly shots again K1W1.
Sorry to hear of the tragic loss and hope you, the kids and the family are coping as best as can be.

K1W1
07-28-2008, 05:34 AM
Thanks for the thoughts. The issue is now over and everybody is in the process of moving on. I was very impressed by the way the club and the wider community and particularly the boys parents and family handled the whole tragedy.
As you would expect with 11 and 12 yo boys they are very resilient and have bounced back well, probably better than some of the adults.

For Camerajunkie. The competition my son plays in is a church based league and teams are not segregated into boys and girls simply age. Most teams have at least a couple of girls and the other team the club has in the same age group has one girl. As the club is particularly strong they also run several teams in girls only leagues and generally that is where the girls want to play. If any girls signed up for the team at the start of the season they would be welcome.

K1W1
08-09-2008, 05:28 AM
Some days things just don't work. IMO this is the best of a very bad lot from today. Oh well, there is snow forecast for here tomorrow and I'm going for a motorcycle ride. :D

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/2745747971_0b38c3b7ec_b.jpg

Rooz
08-09-2008, 06:36 AM
nightmare lighting by the looks of it.
nice sharp focus though...as usual.

K1W1
08-09-2008, 07:10 AM
Yeah, Baynes Park in bright sun is worse than Baynes Park in fog. One end of the ground is super bright and the other end is blackness.