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May 25, 2006 08:07 |  #1

I suppose the greyhound racing is really a sport, but as I'm not a sports photographer really, I'll put these in the nature section. I do love greyhounds though, such graceful animals, beautiful sleek lines & speed :) The entire night after betting wins & losses was the cost of a kebab which is good value in my book :D

Anyway, this is the first time I've tried to shoot them, so comments & criticism are welcome :)


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May 25, 2006 08:09 |  #2

2 more

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and a final 2 more, thanks for looking if you got this far :)


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Mar 25, 2007 03:40 |  #4

ah great shots. I agree about greyhounds being graceful etc... I would love one, but I don't think it'd enjoy a 600m2 block :( I wouldn't put that kind of dog through that sort of misery.

hence a miniature sausage dog entertains me ;)


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Mar 25, 2007 09:32 |  #5

wakko wrote in post #2926493 (external link)
ah great shots. I agree about greyhounds being graceful etc... I would love one, but I don't think it'd enjoy a 600m2 block :( I wouldn't put that kind of dog through that sort of misery.

hence a miniature sausage dog entertains me ;)

Same reason I have a chihuahua :D

Though he is pretty quick off the mark over the first 5 metres too ;)


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Mar 25, 2007 12:42 |  #6

wakko wrote in post #2926493 (external link)
I would love one, but I don't think it'd enjoy a 600m2 block :( I wouldn't put that kind of dog through that sort of misery.

We have greyhounds. They need surprisingly little space and sleep ~20 hours a day. They need to be walked a couple times per day. They are high maintenance (measuring food, weighing, some have separation anxiety.) If you are seriously interested look for a retired racing greyhound adoption agency. Better than killing them when their racing career ends at 4 or 5 years old :(


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Jun 11, 2007 14:54 as a reply to  @ darkvibe's post |  #7

Hi some great shot there, i am thinking of going to shot some greyhound racing in the future. I was wondering what kind of seetings were you using and is there any regulations only not to use flash? Any help would be great.

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Jun 11, 2007 15:16 |  #8

Anyone who wants a Greyhound can get one pretty easily. There are animal welfare groups that adopt out the rejects after the racing industry is through abusing them.

They are truly lovely animals, as your pictures show.


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Jun 11, 2007 16:04 as a reply to  @ PhotoFranz's post |  #9

Grey Hounds are so beautiful and graceful. They really don't need as much exercise and space as people think.


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Jun 11, 2007 17:37 |  #10

stephenmc03 wrote in post #3359706 (external link)
Hi some great shot there, i am thinking of going to shot some greyhound racing in the future. I was wondering what kind of seetings were you using and is there any regulations only not to use flash? Any help would be great.

Stephen

They were all shot at either ISO 800 or 1600 & pretty wide open as well, around the f/2.8 mark. (I'm one of the fearless shooters, hehe), shutters speeds around 1/320 to 1/400.

Seriously though, down at Wentworth Park, the only request is that you don't use a flash. I was there again recently & I noticed that the official photographer (he is sanctioned to use a flash & gets on the other side of the fence as well) who I guess takes the shots for the various magazines etc, had upgraded from a dinky little Nikon to a Canon of some description.

Have fun there, they're truly magic creatures.


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