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Dec 05, 2007 15:21 |  #211

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Hi All,

What a proud day. I have to say that this article got me a little misty eyed. This is a local newspaper that came in and interviewed my little monkey.

http://www.burbanklead​er.com …orts/blr-gymnastics05.txt (external link)
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Cool! Makes a papa proud huh?

My kid dislocated her knee ( again) so we may be done for awhile :(


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Dec 05, 2007 16:21 as a reply to  @ GBRandy's post |  #212

VERY PROUD!!!!!!!

What a shame that your little one got hurt so early in the season. Will she miss the whole thing this year?




  
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Dec 05, 2007 18:02 as a reply to  @ fugfuggy's post |  #213

Hey fugfuggy.....

Congrats to your daughter! What a great story--she must have been so excited!


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Dec 05, 2007 18:13 |  #214

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Hey fugfuggy.....

Congrats to your daughter! What a great story--she must have been so excited!

Thanks gymdad! Yep, she was bursting at the seams the day of, but now she is just floating in the clouds. Right back in the gym training for invitationals starting in January where she will be competing level 5 for the first time.

Btw, I thought I would mosey over to your gallery to see if you have any new shots. Your girls seem so much older this year. And, why are you not sharing your fantastic images with us?

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Dec 06, 2007 09:11 as a reply to  @ fugfuggy's post |  #215

Fug, nice article!!! Of course, her success is a result of her father's genes. :)

Randy, sorry to hear about the knee problem... I've not heard of many knee dislocations.


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Dec 06, 2007 10:47 |  #216

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Fug, nice article!!! Of course, her success is a result of her father's genes. :)

Thanks Brice! I take full credit for her success, NOT! :) She works her but off, maybe she got her work ethic from me. :lol:




  
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Dec 06, 2007 10:58 as a reply to  @ fugfuggy's post |  #217

Hi Rich, Just wanted to add my congrats to your daughter! Makes a dad proud to see his kid's hard work pay-off.:D




  
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Dec 06, 2007 11:03 |  #218

GBRandy wrote in post #4446444 (external link)
Cool! Makes a papa proud huh?

My kid dislocated her knee ( again) so we may be done for awhile :(

Randy, Sorry to hear about your daughters injury. We'll be praying for a quick recovery.




  
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Dec 06, 2007 11:16 |  #219

bwolford wrote in post #4450619 (external link)
Fug, nice article!!! Of course, her success is a result of her father's genes. :)

Randy, sorry to hear about the knee problem... I've not heard of many knee dislocations.

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Randy, Sorry to hear about your daughters injury. We'll be praying for a quick recovery.

Thanks guys....the squirt has some goofy knees. Maybe dislocated is the wrong term...but it essentially falls apart if she lands wrong...the knee cap slides to one side and the whole knee just pops a part...I have had to personally "snap' her knee cap back in place a couple of times.....it is not a pretty picture (pun intended :) ) It looks and sounds extremely painful...been to numerous specialists an no real answers yet.

She thinks she will miss this weekend and be back next...? These are tough little squirts I tell you.


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Dec 06, 2007 11:39 |  #220

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She thinks she will miss this weekend and be back next...? These are tough little squirts I tell you.

That would be great to just miss a weekend rather than a whole season. Our girls just went off for a train-away at camp woodward and on the first day one of the girls broke her arm in two places, tour some ligaments and is now a retired gymnast at 11 years old. She is devastated. It really puts it all in perspective that it could all end so suddenly.




  
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Dec 07, 2007 07:36 |  #221

Well, if you want see my kids injury in another sport, Jason Campbell of the Washington redskins went out with a knee dislocation last night....knee cap slid to the side....knee popped apart...same deal.

he laid there for 10 minutes on the field, Air-cast, cart, doctors everywhere...what a whimp. :)


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Dec 07, 2007 10:00 |  #222

well, you know how the saying goes......if gymnastics were any easier it would be called football.




  
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Dec 08, 2007 10:17 as a reply to  @ fugfuggy's post |  #223

I want thank all of you for the words of encouragement while I was lurking this forum. My daughter is a level 7 gymnast and I have been frustrated for a couple of years in that I could never get still pictures of her competing. Well, I took the leap this Spring a purchased an XTi along with what appears to be a couple of favorites for gym dads. I picked up a 70-200 and an 85 f1.8. I also got a 28 f1.8 for the awards and some wider shots. I have included a shot of my daughter on the podium (1st), but as you can see it is very blurry. I was using the on board flash. Can you tell me what I can do next time to prevent this. I also included one that turned out well from here beam routine. C&C is welcome. Thank you in advance and I look forward to some sage advice.




  
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Dec 08, 2007 10:33 as a reply to  @ cameranewbie's post |  #224

c..Newbie,

welcome to the group!

The first image is just a bad get, camera shake I suppose. The second, while nicely composed, is still out of focus. The sharpest part is the braces holding up the beam. It also looks a tad bit under exposed. When using the 1.8 lenses you really have to stick it with the focus, pun intended. Otherwise, the dof will kill you. Practice with your focal points on your camera.

Keep practicing and posting!




  
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Dec 08, 2007 11:53 |  #225

Well as Rich said, the first shot just looks like camera shake... 1/60 @ f2.8 and 1600 ISO at the awards is probably not required. With a flash available you should get that ISO down, SS up, DOF deeper and blast it with the flash bounced from the ceiling,...if you don't have a separate flash unit, might want ot grab a 430 or 580...

You have the right lenses. I own that 85mm and it is killer lens....having said that, what focus mode were you using during competition? To me it looks like your focus stopped about three feet in front of the gymnasts face in your second shot. Make sure you use AI Servo and keep the AF point on the gymnasts face....you can get creative on crops during PP.

In addition, f1.8 is pretty thin and not ideal for sharpness.. Trading a little speed to get to f2 has proven beneficial at times for me.

Shoot early & shoot often....this is a tough pace to play and practice really helps. Keep posting your results!

BTW...my last go is posted here if you want to see my results with that lens...https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=407978


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