One of the first shots from my newly purchased D7000 at the Mayo v Kerry hurling semi final last week.

Mayo v Kerry hurling semi final 31st May 2014

Photo: f/6.3, 1/1600 sec, ISO-400, @220mm.

I’m extreamley happy with the D7000, it has a burst rate of 6 frames a second, and was well tested by the hurling! There’s also a big improvement in ISO performance, 100-25600, although I still have to test that in low light conditions.  I usually start to panic using ISO over 1600! The sensor is also a lot larger, 4,928 x 3,264 @16.2M than my D3100.

Mayo v Kerry hurling semi final 31st May 2014

Photo: f/5.3, 1/1000, ISO-400, @240mm.

On the match itself, kerry dominated Mayo in the first half, the scoreline at half time was Mayo 0.05 to Kerry 3.14. The Mayo hurlers though made a great comeback in the second half with some great scoring, the goal above was scored about 15 seconds after throw in! There was just too much of a gap from the first half and not enough time on the clock to overcome Kerry. The match finished up Mayo 1.18 to Kerry 3.20, Kerry only scoring 6 points to Mayos 1.13 in the second half!

Michael Maye

Following Mayo football all around Ireland and halfway around the world. Been known to take the odd match photo sometimes! P.R.O. of Swinford Tidy Towns & committee member since 2004. I also admin on Member of Swinford camera Club since 2009 and current P.R.O.

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