Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Mad Bunnies*

Late last week I had a chance to play with my camera Boom-boom again. This time it was during a track meet Isaac was competing in as a high jumper.  I figured out how to do continuous shooting (a capacity I never had before) so I could get a series of shots in rapid order.  It came in handy at a the meet so I could get Isaac in action.  I took absurd numbers of shots, pretty much of each of his jumps.  Yeah, I'm his mom AND I have a new toy.  What more reason did I need?  Some of the shots were rotten because I didn't do so well, some because folks walked in front of me, others because I couldn't really get a good angle.  The three I am posting are of his final, first-place winning jump when he cleared 6 feet.  Since I couldn't get very close and I don't have a sufficient zoom lens I did some serious cropping of the image.  Considering how hard I cropped I'm still reasonably pleased with the resolution for the sake of posting it.






Isaac, being the perfectionist he is, was pouring over the hundred or so pictures so he could analyze his form so all my snapping had some use other than just getting acquainted with Boom-boom and being an annoying mother.



*Mad Bunnies: apparently this is some sort of descriptor a competitor's feet for when a high jumper does well.  ex: That boy cleared 6 feet.  He has some mad bunnies!

I know about the Fosbury Flop but I guess I need to work on my high jumping lingo.

10 comments:

Hilary said...

Go Isaac! And go mom for capturing the action shots so well!

Jinksy said...

The mind boggles at bunnies like those! :)

Craig said...

Oh, a mom with rapid-sequence capability is a dangerous thing, indeed! Especially one whose son has such mad hops as that. . .

You're a good mom. . .

;)

Cricket said...

I don't think I could jump six feet in the air even if I were being chased by rabid Rottweilers.

Mad bunnies, indeed.

Rob said...

And here I thought "mad bunnies" were the playmates Hugh Hefner had kicked out of his crib to make way for new (even younger) ones! Guess I'm behind in learning the latest lingo as well!

I can think of some awesome uses for that "rapid sequence photography"! ;-)

Suldog said...

The High Jump has always been my favorite track-and-field event to watch. I have a decent enough vertical leaping ability (for a broken down middle-aged white guy, anyway) but high jumpers just amaze me. Congrats to Isaac!

coopernicus said...

first thing that popped in my mind..."ahh...still doing the Fosbury Flop, I see."

kewl action shots. ur ready for Sports Illustrated.

Mona said...

That used to be my late husband's favorite sport..

Those are nice shots indeed.

RennyBA's Terella said...

good analysing photos! :-)

btw: belated happy easter - hope it was a good one!

Craver Vii said...

It does not make sense to jump over that bar. Look! There is ample space to get across UNDERNEATH the bar!!