World Championships MS Final: Lin vs Sony in pics

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  1. Loh

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    I was seated almost right on the top level at Bt Jalil and managed to capture the championship match between Lin Dan and Sony Kuncoro from faraway. As a result the pics turned out to be relatively small as my zoom lens was not powerful enough to make them bigger.

    However the smaller pics provided another aspect to the battles below. Unlike the bigger pictures, one can view the entire court and the players from a different perspective. As a result, we can see the following:

    * The position of the striker relative to his opponent. This gives an instant lesson as to where the receiver should stand in the court in anticipation to the striker's position, when the shuttle is high, low, at the net, mid-court, fore-court and baseline.

    * The stance of the players and how well they are balanced when striking the shuttle or when receiving it.

    * The actual execution by the striker, his technique - how he uses his striking arm, when clearing, lifting, dropping, netting and smashing with both forehand and backhand. How the player balances his other arm, his leg action and body movement.

    One is surprised to see how Lin Dan can arch himself backwards to strike at the shuttle. How steady they are in their jumping smashes. How they lunge forward at the net, etc. And in execution of the backhand, how they bend at the elbow and where is the racket before, during and after striking the bird. And the leg action, when do they stand square or have the racket leg cross over?

    There were some hilarious moments also when one pic shows them sword fighting instead and of course when Lin has to dive and went down on all fours. :)
     

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    Just wonder what happened to my pics? :(
     

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    Still can't see my pics. Wonder whether it is something wrong with my PC?
    Can you guys see the pics on this page?
     
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    yep, i can see the pics. good view i must say. :D
     
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    Oh, thank you for responding and clearing my doubt! :)
     
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    Nice pics loh.. :) good to see ur pics from the stands..
     
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    Nice Pics - can't believe you managed to get them of such quality even sitting so high up in the stands!
     
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    yup, the pictures can be seen.
    that's quite a camera, how far away from the action do you estimate you are?
     
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    This one pic is really far..

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    (thanks for sharing your pics, Loh);)
    ..actually this one pic above, i would say, is gotta be the farthest one taken, as the podium area was on the opposite end of the playing court:cool:..But looking at the angle, Loh probably must've moved in a bit to capture the pic..;)
     
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    Yeah, I was almost at the other end, when I took the prize winning ceremony pics.

    At first I tried out my single pod (I left my sturdy tripod at home) but it proved to be ineffective and the pics turned out blur. So I resorted to putting my camera on the ledge just above the entrance to steady it, otherwise I will not have decent pics to show you guys!
     

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