Goalkeeper

IcebearIcebear Major grinsPosts: 4,015Registered Users Major grins
edited May 15, 2012 in Sports
Finally got a decent goalkeeper shot! :D

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John :
Natural selection is responsible for every living thing that exists.
D3s, D500, D5300, and way more glass than the wife knows about.

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  • toragstorags Major grins Posts: 3,973Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 8, 2012
    It's a good one John... thumb.gif
    Rags
  • JSPhotographyJSPhotography Major grins Posts: 552Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 8, 2012
    very nice
  • 73Rocks73Rocks Major grins Posts: 147Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Decent isn't the adjective I would use . . . more like excellent! GREAT shotthumb.gif
  • perronefordperroneford Major grins Posts: 550Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    This is a very good shot. There is no EXIF information, but I can make some guesses. The only real question I have (and I think I already know the answer) but was this taken during warmups? It is EXCEPTIONALLY difficult to get a shot like this during a game. One in a million really. But that's ok. I tend to shoot a lot of action for sports in pre-game when you can actually be on the field of play and capture images.

    Color is great, light is great, focus is spot on, background is quite soft Looks like something at 130-200mm maybe F4 or 5.6.
  • JSPhotographyJSPhotography Major grins Posts: 552Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    I show the Exif at 1/3200, F4, ISO800, and focal length at 92mm
  • JSPhotographyJSPhotography Major grins Posts: 552Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Oh, and stick around a while and you will see a lot of EXCEPTIONAL images on this site. I am surprised this wasn't at 500mm or 600mm
  • perronefordperroneford Major grins Posts: 550Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    I show the Exif at 1/3200, F4, ISO800, and focal length at 92mm

    Ah ok, I didn't download it to see.

    at 92mm this image was likely shot from about the 18yd box or closer (or cropped). Which means the photographer was on the field of play.

    At 500 or 600mm, the shooter would have been off the other side of the field. Compression would have made it look like they were nearly touching the net, and the background would likely be a soft blur. I got the F-stop right but they were a bit closer than I had projected.
  • IcebearIcebear Major grins Posts: 4,015Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 9, 2012
    Yes. This was shot during warmups. 99 times out of a hundred if you're on the touchline with a big lens there's always a field player in the way. The main difficulty though is that the goalkeeper (unless the team sucks) only gets 30 seconds of action in the whole game, so unless you are prepared to ignore the rest of the game and sit through the whole contest in just the right spot with your big lens trained on the keeper, you just can't get anything worth a darn. And even then, the corner kicks all end up coming from the other side of the field. This is the junk I usually end up with:

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    Since we're getting toward the end of the regular high school season and I didn't have much for the keepers, I prevailed on the coach to let me sit on the field during warmups. The girls shooting were quite kind. Not once did I get nailed from behind. I'm a bit of a team mascot. They all know my kids had graduated from their high school before any of them were ever born. mwink.gif Here's a less interesting capture of the other keeper:

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    John :
    Natural selection is responsible for every living thing that exists.
    D3s, D500, D5300, and way more glass than the wife knows about.
  • perronefordperroneford Major grins Posts: 550Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    Oh, how well do I know. Soccer is one of the primary sports I shoot, and I've coached it for nearly 20 years now. I am able to get on the field with all the teams I work with, so that makes things a lot easier. I will be doing a lot more remote work this year and if I can make my remote work on the big glass, I should be able to get at least a few good keeper shots. I am hoping that with 420mm of lens, a 1.5 crop factor, and 16MP, I should be able to get in there somewhat decently. I am also going to do goal remotes this year. That should help quite a bit.

    Good on you getting in there and getting your shots though. Soccer is a fall sport down here in FL as it's just too hot most other times of the year.
  • T. BombadilT. Bombadil Major grins Posts: 290Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 10, 2012
    Icebear wrote: »
    Finally got a decent goalkeeper shot! :D

    Awesome! bowdown.gif
    Bruce

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  • AceCo55AceCo55 Aussie Grinner Posts: 935Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2012
    My jaw dropped when I opened the post ... Wow!! Hope she buys a BIG print from you.
    A shot to be very, very pleased with.
    My opinion does not necessarily make it true. What you do with my opinion is entirely up to you.
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  • IcebearIcebear Major grins Posts: 4,015Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 12, 2012
    Thanks everybody! I appreciate your kind comments. Ace, no sale. Her father is an ex-newspaper photojournalist and sports photographer. I gave him the image after he told me how much he liked it. Professional courtesy and all. He said he'd never been able to get as good a shot of his own daughter.
    John :
    Natural selection is responsible for every living thing that exists.
    D3s, D500, D5300, and way more glass than the wife knows about.
  • bluesman grahambluesman graham Location Holmfirth UK Posts: 253Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2012
    Very Nice capture John!, colours are fantastic :). Kind regards Graham.
    Graham.

    C&C most welcome

    Nikon D3s,D3, D2hs x2 Nikkor 70-200 2.8, Nikkor 24-70 2.8, Nikkor AF-SII 300 2.8, Nikkor 1.4 & 1.7 converters etc.

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  • IcebearIcebear Major grins Posts: 4,015Registered Users Major grins
    edited May 15, 2012
    Thanks Graham. How 'bout City, eh? Go Chelsea!
    John :
    Natural selection is responsible for every living thing that exists.
    D3s, D500, D5300, and way more glass than the wife knows about.
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