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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
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1/128 second
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98 mm
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Oct 3, 2008, 12:09:10 PM
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Warp Factor Two by bigshotdan Warp Factor Two by bigshotdan
Slight 'delayed reaction' if you will... I present the 2008 Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix at Phillip Island on the first weekend of October.

This event represented the second time this year - and also the second ever - I'd been trackside to witness something other than racing of the four-wheeled variety. I still prefer my cars, but the racing was enthralling nonetheless...
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bigshotdan Jan 25, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! It wasn't easy so I'm glad it worked as well as it did...
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Hector Barbera, Aprilia. Best result, 2nd and finished 6th overall even after missing the last 4 rounds through injury.

Cracking panning shot, at this point which looks like the pit straight these 250's are doing around 160mph... so 125th shutter speed is outrageous for a sharp picture.
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bigshotdan Jan 7, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! I'm amazed I managed to get any images like while shooting portrait style at that speed. Incredibly about half of the attempts turned out relatively well. This was my personal pick of the bunch...
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echo63 Nov 16, 2008  Professional Photographer
brilliant shot
well done
Only thing i can think of would be to get rid of a little space top and bottom, maybe half the grass, and to the top of the blue sign, other than that its brilliant
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bigshotdan Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Ben. That's actually a pretty good idea. I've already taken a fair bit off the image but can see how even more could work...
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6th-gear Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
awesome pan! really sharp!

the design of the bike's paintjob is pretty rad
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bigshotdan Nov 23, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Jorge. You're too kind. :thanks:

And yes, that colour scheme works well...
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:iconheelandtoe:
terrific job of panning. did you use a tripod?
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bigshotdan Nov 16, 2008  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks Richard! This is totally handheld. I bought a monopod when I got the 70-200 lens but only ever use it during shoots to keep still; I can't pan with it. Which is why I'm really happy with this, considering how fast the bikes flew by...
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