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August 29

August 29

Second Race Del Mar Racetrack

"Bonita Star" and "Party with Brando" are in front.
This was taken nine seconds after they came out of the gate.
Through an arrangement our photo group made with the track management I was able to photograph this standing at the outside rail.
(Please view original size)

Nikon D700 ,Nikkor 80-400mm f/4.5-5.6D ED VR AF
1/1000s f/8.0 at 80.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium large original
Carl Carbone31-Aug-2012 01:44
You made the most of your opportunity. Great shot.
Karen Stuebing30-Aug-2012 22:09
Really captures the action and excitement of a horse race. V.
Tom LeRoy30-Aug-2012 15:32
Very dynamic and colorful race scene, so cool that you can get this close to the action. Excellent capture. V
Bryan Murahashi30-Aug-2012 14:19
Awesome action shot. V
J. Scott Coile30-Aug-2012 11:13
Superb contrast.
Mike H.30-Aug-2012 10:56
Striking dynamics of these beautiful horses --
that looks like a fun outing!! Fascinating.
burtmann30-Aug-2012 10:37
I can hear the hoof beats. Well taken Walter. v
Stephanie30-Aug-2012 10:32
Superb pov and great capture of the action Walter! V
FrankB30-Aug-2012 09:47
great stop action....almost perfectly coordinated positions of horses and riders!.....V
Colin Storey30-Aug-2012 08:46
Fantastic racing scene, glad they let you get so near the action. v
Patrick F30-Aug-2012 07:11
Great capture of this beautiful race, perfect compo!! VV+++++
woody3430-Aug-2012 05:54
Terrific action shot, the details and the colours are superb..V
Frank Brault30-Aug-2012 05:04
A superb actiion shot. I can feel their effort. V
Gérard Koehl30-Aug-2012 04:44
Superbe photo dynamique. V
Jim & Josefina30-Aug-2012 04:40
Well done.
joseantonio30-Aug-2012 04:23
Great capture of this action scene..V
globalgadabout30-Aug-2012 03:04
positively thunderous...surreal too with the staid houses in the background..V
Jim Coffman30-Aug-2012 02:44
A fine action shot,Walter!
LynnH30-Aug-2012 02:12
Sounds like a fun day at the track! I can't wait till our racing season resumes in October. Very nice shot from this vantage point. V
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