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Posted By: mohb, 09-01-2015, 03:01 AM

As the cricket season comes to its end it was nice to catch a 'classic' moment as a fast bowler beats the bat and sends a stump flying



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Great timing on these images, you must have reactions like a Jedi Knight...

Or was this some form of burst mode.
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Great timing on these images, you must have reactions like a Jedi Knight...

Or was this some form of burst mode.
As I am not a Jedi and don't fancy having to edit a 1000 photos each game the trick is to pick the bowler/batsman combination.
As the bowler was a Pakistani international fast bowler and the batsman was a lower order batsman only recently promoted from the 2nd team there was always a chance of this happening.
Burst mode is really the only effective way of shooting cricket but I only do it for fun and prefer watching without a camera stuck to my face so I just select bits of the game to photograph.
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bowler was a Pakistani international fast bowler and the batsman was a lower order
Thanks for the background info, a bit of foresight produces quality shots like this, again well done.

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Thanks for the background info, a bit of foresight produces quality shots like this, again well done.
Thankyou, cricket is like most other things in photography where a good understanding of your subject vastly increases your chances of getting a good shot.
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Great shot and excellent timing.
Knowledge of the game and the players is mandatory to get these kind of shots and a little bit of luck is a great help. Like you I also like to shoot sports but I don't want to get home with 1000+ shots of a match or sporting event. A short fast burts is needed but you don't have to shoot a burst with every throw of every bowler.
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