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Whirling dervish

Whirling dervish

I deliberately used a very slow shutter speed to try to capture a sense of motion. It was extremely difficult to get a picture here without someone's head in the way!

Nikon D70 ,Nikkor 24-120mm f/3.5-5.6G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/5s f/8.0 at 102.0mm iso800 hide exif
Full EXIF Info
Date/Time19-Oct-2005 20:25:26
ModelNIKON D70
Flash UsedNo
Focal Length102 mm
Exposure Time1/5 sec
ISO Equivalent800
Exposure Bias
White Balance (-1)
Metering Modematrix (5)
JPEG Quality (6)
Exposure Programshutter priority (4)
Focus Distance

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GeneWard16-Apr-2011 00:32
a nice capture of the dervish!
Steve Jones18-Aug-2007 22:39
I also took a few photos of this when I was there. Very difficult. I used Fuji Velvia 50. Welldone to you for getting a close up image.
Daniel Wickwire23-Jun-2007 17:02
I like it. It's a very dramatic motion. Of course, a really cool background without the other spectators would make it over-the-top incredible. Don't you feel you could make a study of this dancer....shooting for hours from different angles, etc. Best of luck. Daniel.
antidote312-Jan-2006 09:32
excellent motion captured. i feel giddy just looking at him spinning. :)
the guy in the bg had the right idea...using a tripod. ;)