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Sep 15, 2015 09:25 |  #766

I've been shooting my two daughters' travel softball tournaments for awhile now, but never attempted the frozen ball shot. I didn't think I had a fast enough long lens to get the ideal narrow depth of focus required, but after going through this thread again and seeing some of the exif info of several shots, I know I can get it with the right amount of practice. In fact, CHillyDoggy posted a nice baseball shot using the same gear as I've got in my bag (60D & 100-400L), so I think I'll give it a go and see what I can come up with.
Hopefully a few will show up in this thread!


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Sep 15, 2015 12:28 |  #767

There should be a frozen animals, frozen people and frozen tree thread too.


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Sep 15, 2015 12:29 as a reply to  @ wyntastr's post |  #768

You can do it, wyntastr! :) My results got better with my 7-200 f/2.8 though!

Just focus on the ground between pitcher & catcher, then fire away while he's throwing and hope you catch it just in the middle! Make sure you aren't on AI Servo though when you recompose. :)


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Sep 15, 2015 12:41 as a reply to  @ CHillyDoggy's post |  #769

Thanks Craig. Tournament this weekend so we'll see how it goes! Hoping for lots of sunshine so I can get a nice high shutter speed without too much noise. I may use the 1DIIn for the higher burst rate. I'll bring them both. (got lots of memory cards!)


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Sep 15, 2015 12:43 |  #770

wyntastr wrote in post #17708341 (external link)
I've been shooting my two daughters' travel softball tournaments for awhile now, but never attempted the frozen ball shot. I didn't think I had a fast enough long lens to get the ideal narrow depth of focus required, but after going through this thread again and seeing some of the exif info of several shots, I know I can get it with the right amount of practice. In fact, CHillyDoggy posted a nice baseball shot using the same gear as I've got in my bag (60D & 100-400L), so I think I'll give it a go and see what I can come up with.
Hopefully a few will show up in this thread!


I agree with Chilly you can definitely do it...the hardest part for me shooting with a 300 2.8 on a crop body was getting a composition I liked.




  
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Sep 15, 2015 12:59 |  #771

Just have to come back and laugh from time to time......

I mean.....how hard is it to capture a ball in a pic? Not real hard people.....

Now a true frozen ball shot....;)


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Sep 15, 2015 13:05 |  #772

Excuse the monstrous watermark...long story, but its there for good reason.

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Sep 19, 2015 21:00 |  #773

First attempts. Sort of am on the right track. Just have to work on the composition a bit more. (I was more focused on capturing the ball first than worrying about the rest of it!)
And, it would appear, I've got a dirty-ass sensor on my Mk IIn!


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Sep 20, 2015 22:34 |  #774

One more taken at my youngest daughter's tournament today. Better composition, but depth of field could be much narrower. Oh well, got lots more softball to shoot!


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Sep 21, 2015 12:15 |  #775

Finally a poster who knows how to read. Thank you wyntastr.


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Sep 21, 2015 12:38 |  #776

Kind of frozen


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Sep 21, 2015 12:50 as a reply to  @ travisvwright's post |  #777

I was under the impression that most of the posts were tongue-in-cheek.


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Sep 21, 2015 13:29 as a reply to  @ travisvwright's post |  #778

LOL


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Sep 27, 2015 23:42 |  #779

Some local club tennis shots in southern California.


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Sep 28, 2015 08:30 |  #780

hopefully these both count as 'frozen ball' pics?


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