I really give a lot of credit to sports shooters. It’s not easy. Your subjects tend to be moving, ya know? And fast. I was shooting my brother and about 20 of his friends playing some football this weekend. Since I was wandering on the field, it was a balance between getting good close shots of the action and not getting run over by the charging beasts in wild pursuit of the ball. I was glad that most of the field was in the shade a lot of the time, but it makes me realize the limitations of the camera (my camera anyway) to shoot at 200 mm, i had to bump the iso to 800, which for the D200 is not a good thing. And since i was underexposing so as not to blow out the patches of sun, when i brought light to certain areas the noise really came out. Im sure this wouldnt be an issue in a real stadium with hard-core lights, but for me, I was thankful for dfine, my noise-reduction software! Anyway, I had a good time and look forward to another go at it. Like shooting kids, I think this is something you get a lot better with after some a lot of practice!