Mini Challenge #71 - Action

cj99sicj99si Major grinsPosts: 880Registered Users Major grins
edited February 23, 2009 in The Dgrin Challenges
After thinking about it all day I finally decided on this......

Lets see some action photos! Photos that convey a sense of movement, excitement and emotion in a scene.


Here's a few too many examples to get it started. Obviously not limited to to these types of shots either. It could be crashing waves, weather, whatever you want. Actually Jeffs entry in challenge 70 would fit perfect. (amusement park with fireworks)



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I cant wait to see what you guys come up with!


This challenge begins Thursday, February 12th, 2009 at 12:00PM EST and ends Saturday, February 21st at 11:59:59 PM EST.


GENERAL RULES


1. Have fun sharing and seeing what others share!
2. The host supplies a topic and you post 1-3 images. The host judges the winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd) and is not eligible to enter.
The 1st place winner then chooses the next topic, judges the winner and passes on the baton to the new champion.
3. Any photo you’ve taken is eligible, regardless of when taken or camera used.
4. Any amount of post-processing is allowed. However, it is helpful if you list your camera and lens along with your photo.
You may comment on other contestant's images. If you want someone to leave you some critique or criticism, put an asterisk (*) next to the title of the image.
5. The winner has up to three days (72 hours) to begin a new mini-challenge, or the honor goes to the #2 finisher and so forth.


Guidelines:
1. Enter 1-3 photos and put them in a single post.
2. Either embed your image in the thread or, if you must, supply a link to it. Keep in mind, however, most people don't want to click to open photos hosted elsewhere (i.e. on your website).
3. Also try and resize your photos prior to posting so they're sized appropriately for viewing without having to scroll (~800 pixels on the longest side works best.)
4. Give each image you enter a title.
5. Enjoy discussion with members about their images, dont let this just be an entry thread!
6. Dont be hesitant, share'em and enter!
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  • JAGJAG Photomaniac Wasilla, AKPosts: 7,026Super Moderators moderator
    edited February 12, 2009
    1. Iditarod...
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    2.Fly through the air with the greatest of ease...
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    3. The wave...
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  • coscorrosacoscorrosa Major grins Posts: 2,284Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    The bad news: I don't have many good action shots.

    The good news: There's a lot less photos I have to look over!

    Bengals playing in their bath:

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    Two eagles, one salmon:

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    DIF (deer in flight). Anthromorphism considerations aside, I can tell this is a happy deer by the way she's smiling :D

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  • vintagemxrvintagemxr Your mileage may vary Posts: 224Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    Model airplane mishap
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    Well, I finally decided to dip my toe in the water in a mini-challenge.

    I spent a weekend recently shooting pictures at the 59th Annual Southwestern Regional Model Airplane Championships near Eloy, AZ (for free-flight and radio control models). As you might expect, things did not always go as planned for some competitors.

    Nikon D90 with the motordrive whirring away caught this one. Cropped about 50% from the original photo. EXIF info my SM gallery.

    Doug
    "A photograph is usually looked at – seldom looked into." - Ansel Adams
    My B&W Photos
    Motorcycles in B&W
  • PexiPexi One stroke man Posts: 85Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    Rallye Monte-Carlo Historique*
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    Concentration leg, Route Napoleon*
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    Passing by*
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    Life is pretty straight without motorcycling
  • rajdeeprajdeep Big grins Posts: 29Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    May not be flapping but moving
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    Still looking for a good signature...
  • mercphotomercphoto Bill Jurasz Posts: 4,550Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    Three action
    1. S2000 rig shot: 40D and 10-22mm lens, 5-stops of ND filtering
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    2. Kart: 20D and 70-200/2.8 lens
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    3. Bomber: 20D and 70-200/2.8 lens plus 1.4TC
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    Bill Jurasz - Mercury Photography - Cedar Park, TX
    A former sports shooter
    Follow me at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/bjurasz/
    My Etsy store: https://www.etsy.com/shop/mercphoto?ref=hdr_shop_menu
  • aj986saj986s Major grins Posts: 1,104Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    "Doubletime!"* Canon 30D; Canon 28-135 @ 135; 1/3S, F5.6, ISO1600
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    "Cutting it Close"* 30D; 100-400 @ 260; 1/800, F9, ISO400
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    "Snowman"* Olympus 2MP P&S
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    Tony P.
    Canon 50D, 30D and Digital Rebel (plus some old friends - FTB and AE1)
    Long-time amateur.....wishing for more time to play
    Autocross and Track junkie
    tonyp.smugmug.com
  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    Unabashed Joy
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    Concentration
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    Hold Your Horses.
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    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
  • OhEddieOhEddie Mere Mortal Posts: 337Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    The Hippity Hops are always an action producer...

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    Don't you wish you could be 9yrs old and sliding, safe, into 3rd base?

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    Blessed are those who remain flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.
  • Luke J. PhotographyLuke J. Photography Sports Photographer Posts: 204Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 13, 2009
  • papawpapaw chagrinner Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    Grandkids on Trampoline
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    No tool like an old tool!
    papawsImages
    papawswrench
  • papawpapaw chagrinner Posts: 32Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 13, 2009
    It's a Ringer!
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    No tool like an old tool!
    papawsImages
    papawswrench
  • baldmountainbaldmountain Spur of the moment... Posts: 192Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2009
    Break!

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    geoff
  • RxRickRxRick Big grins Posts: 93Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 14, 2009
    I'll take a stab at this one.

    1. Northern New Mexico.
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    2. 6-3 ground out.
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    3. Daughter catching a pop-up at first.
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    --RxRick
  • grimacegrimace Twin Cities, Minnesota Posts: 1,533Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 14, 2009
  • MooreDrivenMooreDriven Major grins Posts: 260Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2009
    I'm truly in awe of a few shots posted.

    1. Street performers in New Orleans
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    2. Canal surfing in Munich
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  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited February 15, 2009
    Gonna give it a try
    My first attempt here and I know I am way out of my league... hope I don't screw it up too bad. Please let me know what you think.
    1. Bull rider - I liked the cross he was wearing.
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    2. Sprinkler - This was at the park near my house and I had to go back home for the camera that usually is always with me.
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    3. Sphinx Moth - Some people also call them Hummingbird Mothsbecause of how fast his wings are, but it is indeed a moth, not a hummingbird (so I have been told).
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  • derosaphotographyderosaphotography Beginner grinner Posts: 5Registered Users Beginner grinner
    edited February 15, 2009
    Action!
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    Great photos everyone! Action is my favorite stuff to shoot.

    Canon 40D with 70-200mm f/2.8L IS
    #1. Cole Jackson of Bellingham Washington rips up a berm at Hannegan Speedway.
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    #2. Ryan Villopoto is stopped in action at the 2008 Motocross National in Washougal Wa.
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    #3. Ryan VanDyken throws a whip over a jump at Hannegan Speedway.
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    www.derosaphotography.com
  • manfredmanfred Big grins Posts: 29Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 15, 2009
    here's my 3 simple entries..

    ready for ......

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    half marathon
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    and finally ... hit the water
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    Being part of the "pond life" is OK - just keep aspiring

    http://davemann.smugmug.com

    Canon 40D. Canon - 100mm macro, 24-105 IS USM, 70-300 IS USM DO, Speedlite 580EX
  • gumpaholicgumpaholic Big grins Posts: 36Registered Users Big grins
    edited February 15, 2009
    Here is my contribution. How can I compete with all you prosrolleyes1.gif?
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  • ic4uic4u Major grins Lago Vista, TXPosts: 1,455Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 15, 2009
    No pro here, just having fun! The images so far are very inspiring....here's my go at it...

    1. Incoming
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    2. Interception!
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    3.The stages of snowball throwing
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    Canon 40D
    Karin


    "Dance like no one is watching. Sing like no one is listening. Love like you've never been hurt and live like it's heaven on Earth." — Mark Twain
  • CookieSCookieS Major grins Posts: 854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    heres a couple: 1. Drum horse
    2. Jumper
  • CookieSCookieS Major grins Posts: 854Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    heres the jumper
  • dniednie Major grins Posts: 1,351Users Awaiting Email Confirmation Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    CookieS wrote:
    heres a couple: 1. Drum horse
    This one took my breathe away for some reason. Beautiful! thumb.gif
  • hawkeye978hawkeye978 Major grins Posts: 1,218Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    Some of mine...

    #1 Pull Harder

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    #2 White Mountain Stream

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    #3 A Balloon's Life; Short But Exciting

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  • TrevlanTrevlan The Dark Eye Posts: 649Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    By far, the toughest Self Portrait I've done.

    Front Side Lip (I ride Goofy - Push with my left)

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    Frank Martinez
    Nikon Shooter
    It's all about the moment...
  • Roaddog 52Roaddog 52 Major grins Posts: 309Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    Some really great images posted so far, it's going to be hard for Corey to make a decision. Several images standout, but right now the Iditarod by Jag is my favorite, great action, color and emotion portrayed in the faces of those sled dogs. thumb.gif

    Phil
    I don't know where I'm goin, but I'm goin anyway.
  • jbakerphotojbakerphoto Major grins Posts: 251Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    1.) Schwarzwalder Fuchs

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    2.) Determination...

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    3.) Wild Thing

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    40D,Rebel XT,Tamron 17-50 2.8,Tamron 28-80 3.5-5.6, Canon 50 1.8, Sigma 70-200 2.8, Canon 580EX , Sunpack 383 w/ optical slave

    www.jonbakerphotography.com
  • KinkajouKinkajou Major grins Posts: 1,240Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 16, 2009
    Collision
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    My first attempt at sports photography:

    Gravity is Optional
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    The Dance of the Game
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    Webpage

    Spread the love! Go comment on something!
  • sdways01sdways01 Major grins Posts: 151Registered Users Major grins
    edited February 17, 2009
    Here are my entries.

    House Fire

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    ATV Exiting Corner

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    ATV In Corner - Pro Rider Josh Creamer

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    http://www.adamclarkmedia.com

    "If you saw a man drowning and you could either save him or photograph the event...what kind of film would you use?" - Anonymous
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