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#1 David Pavlich

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 12:23 PM

I just realized that I neglected to post my tennis shots here.  I did at our "alternative" site, but not here.  Anyway, there was a Challenger level tournament here, so my camera, which has been feeling neglected of late and I headed to the tournament.  I'm not much of an action shooter, but I did have fun with it.

 

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Posted 28 July 2017 - 05:15 PM

Fantastic! I like 1 and 2 the best...3 has a little too much of a distracting background
Did you need a special photo pass to get court side access?
It is tennis that caused my recent Achilles injury...😬

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 02:36 AM

You sure caught the action there David, nice crisp images with lots of colour.  No 1 is my favourite. Yup, distractions in the background of No 3 but the both the detail and the colours still make it work well enough for me.



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Posted 29 July 2017 - 07:41 AM

What settings/shutter speed David? Just love these!

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:05 AM

Great!  You can almost feel the intensity of the players shots



#6 David Pavlich

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Posted 29 July 2017 - 09:26 AM

Thanks for the kind words!  No press pass.  Challenger level tournaments don't draw many people and these were shot on a weekday. These kids are at these tournaments getting ATP/WTA points that can get them to the top tier tournaments.  The 70-200 was the perfect lens for the distances I was shooting at.  Did I mention what a dream shooting with this lens is?

 

These were shot on Shutter Priority, ISO 100, at 1/800.  5DIII.  I also had the camera set on AI Servo.  This is where I'm in need of more practice, using AI Servo to its greatest potential.  A lot of my shots, when zoomed in 100%, a lot of them were just that tiny bit out of focus, where as, some were razor sharp.  And, it is a 5DIII and not the best for action shooting.  I'd love to mess around with a 1Dx just to see what it's like shooting a machine gun. :-)

 

Achilles, eh, Mark?  I don't play anymore due to owning a pair of shoulders that need a good throwing away, but the Achilles was always my biggest injury fear.  Rupture one and it's at least 8 months of healing time.  Bad business, indeed!

 

One other mention, you're all correct about the background.  Not a great shooting venue, that's for sure.  I could have sat on the other side, but then not only would you have had the fans across the way, but you'd have the parking lot AND a construction site as well.  That's why I like landscape/sunset/cityscape shooting; you have a LOT more control of the surrounding environment. ;-)

 

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