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  1. #14571
    Join Date
    Jul 2010
    So due to my work schedule(working afternoons) I'm not able to make a lot of family events or my daughters activities. So I made it a point to get to more things this year regardless of my hours. She swims on Monday nights, my wife swam competitively her whole life and I think we have another one. She's 7 and normally swims against the 10 and 11 years olds. However, today this guy jumped at the chance to be the first one to race the length of the pool. Then he found my girl was the fastest swimmer from the previous class and his confidence just got sucked out of him. She beat him by more than 3 body lengths. Needless to say I'm very proud!

    I called this one Sizing up the Competition:

    Working on her form:

    Practicing the breast stroke:

    Miss Hot Shot taking a break:

  2. #14572
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Terra Australis Incognita
    Like the 1st shot Pacman and the story with it. Congratulations
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  3. #14573
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Washington, D.C.
    Four shot panorama of Los Angeles taken from Mulholland Drive right after sunset.

    Taken with Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/11, ISO 100, 20 second exposure.

    D300/D70/Sigma 70-200mm 2.8/Nikon 16-85mm/Nikon 35mm 1.8/Nikon 50mm 1.8/Tokina 12-24mm/Nikon SB-800

  4. #14574
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Orlando, FL
    Really like the first one as it portrays so much. The actions shots are good, but almost seem routine for swimming, which is what makes the first one stand out. Great expression on the last one but the pylon detracts.

    Oh, and someone should tell the boy to ditch the baggy shorts.
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  5. #14575
    Join Date
    Jul 2010

    Thanks for the kind words, I agree the first one does say a lot. The others as you said are just routine. Can wait for summer when she starts completing again.

  6. #14576
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    A well known landmark ...to some

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    Other Lenses: Tokina: 11-16mm f2.8, Sigma: 17-70mm f2.8-4.5 Macro, Lumix: 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 & 20mm f1.7
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  7. #14577
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    New York, NY
    Quote Originally Posted by DownByFive View Post
    Four shot panorama of Los Angeles taken from Mulholland Drive right after sunset.

    Taken with Nikon D300, Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 @ f/11, ISO 100, 20 second exposure.

    Nice panorama and long exposure. I miss doing night shots. I wish spring time arrives sooner than later.
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  8. #14578
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Milwaukee, WI
    We got hammered here in the midwest. Snapped a quick picture while I was out shoveling.

  9. #14579
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Quote Originally Posted by Myboostedgst View Post
    We got hammered here in the midwest. Snapped a quick picture while I was out shoveling.
    Isnt it terrible?!?!?! I live in La Crosse roughly 3 hours from you and we got it pretty bad too. I dont remember having this bad of a winter in several years!

    "A coward dies a thousand deaths, a soldier dies but once."-2Pac

    A bunch of Nikon stuff!

  10. #14580
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Upstate NY USA

    Great shot!

    Great shot of theOpera House. Most pics of it show the entire complex. It is nice to see a close up of the 'sails' showing detail usually not noticed.
    We got missed by the worst of the snow but got quite a bit of sleet and freezing rain, turning colder, now and snowing a bit, black Ice warnings have been issued.
    Seeing the picture starts the process
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