Photo-A-Day May 2021

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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,254Member

    @mhedges - Yes, that is a bit of difference on size. LOL I watched the Monaco GP yesterday and at the interview of the winner (Max Verstappen) the interviewer brought Serena Williams (the honorary checkered flag waver) on for some comments. She dwarfed Verstappen. Compared to Serena, Max looked like the young lady in the black uniform.

    @Capt_Spaulding I bet!

    In my case it's made worse because about half the girls on the team are playing up a year. It's a U12 team (meaning 2009 birthdays) but they didn't have enough girls so there are a lot of girls with 2010 birthdays. In some cases that means playing against girls ~2 years older. The girl in the pic is one of the youngest on the team - she doesn't turn 11 for a couple more months I believe.
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
    mhedges said:

    Photobug said:

    12 year old girls play contact soccer and sometimes resulting in funny pictures. Looks like they are dancing..

    So... If I may make one suggestion I would say to increase your shutter speed. I shoot in aperture priority (typically set to wide open or sometimes F4 on my 2.8 lens) and set a custom minimum shutter speed in the Auto ISO control screen. Usually I go with 1/1000 for day games. That freezes action fairly well and most of the time doesn't raise the ISO up too high. For bright sunlight or when I'm using my 2.8 lens I go with 1/2000. The increase doesn't make much difference with the kids movement but it does freeze the ball a little better.

    There's a lot of contact for sure. It can be a little concerning sometime given the size differences you sometimes see:

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    Thanks for the suggestion. That definitely would help. The sky kept changing and the shutter speed dropped a lot, that is what I get for not paying attention. I do have the 1/1000 minimum shutter speed set as the custom minimum shutter speed.

    Last weekend shot a baseball game and had to push the ISO up for higher shutter speed and it really helped. If I shoot another soccer or baseball game will shift to AUTO ISO and try it out. Thanks.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • GPDenGPDen Posts: 1,125Member
    mhedges & Photobug - Interesting exchange re settings for the footie pics. For golf and cricket I normally shoot on manual f4.0 & 2000s + with Auto ISO but set the ceiling for that at around 4000 so the quality doesn't drop too much when it gets overcast. Usually doesn't reach that limit though so under exposure not a risk. Occasionally have to watch for over exposure if I quickly switch to non action shots and drop the shutter a lot lower and ISO 64 isn't good enough. Has to be really bright conditions for that to happen.
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    Above shot at f/6.3 (200-500 f/5.6 lens) 1/4000s ISO 1000.
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,254Member
    Photobug said:



    Thanks for the suggestion. That definitely would help. The sky kept changing and the shutter speed dropped a lot, that is what I get for not paying attention. I do have the 1/1000 minimum shutter speed set as the custom minimum shutter speed.

    Last weekend shot a baseball game and had to push the ISO up for higher shutter speed and it really helped. If I shoot another soccer or baseball game will shift to AUTO ISO and try it out. Thanks.

    Sure. I usually go with 6400 as max ISO, at least for day games. It's pretty rare to have to go up that high but does happen sometimes for early or late games in overcast conditions.

    Here's one at ISO 3600. I love the symmetry in it.

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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,708Member
    flock of common sandpiper in flight..
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,254Member
    Nice shot photobug!

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  • HipShotHipShot Posts: 526Member
    I only had my 50mm lens when I shot this.
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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
    Thanks mhedges.
    This photo was the next shot after it bounced off her.
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,708Member
  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,254Member
    Another nice one Photobug! This one is similar:

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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
    edited May 27
    Really nice action photo mhedges.
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,708Member
    African Jacana in flight...
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,254Member
    Thanks! I like your shot - love those one on one matchups.

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  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
    DRM_1836R1
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,493Member
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    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • CEBluecloudsCEBlueclouds Posts: 1,708Member
    Reed cormorant getting ready to take off...
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  • mhedgesmhedges Posts: 2,254Member
    We should be on June but I'll sneak this one in while I can

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