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Andy - Thanks for advice and kind words. I agree with what you are saying and I do try to completely freeze action at times. But, I picked the above shot even though It had some motion blur amungst several shots that are clear at a 250 shutter because i though the blur worked to convey the action (mostly because parts are clear such as the bulls face and the riders boots, etc). Perhaps it doesnt work though...I appreciate your input.
Its a fine line at times, but I seem to like some of my sports shots to have an element with some blur as I believe it adds to the 'feel' and tells the story of action better. I have captured quite a few motocross shots lately and the bikes and riders are sharp and clear but I look at the picks and they look a bit 'lifeless'. I would prefer a wheel or a hand slightly blured. Sometimes trying to get this does wreck a good capture though.
I'd be curious to hear other opinions on whether they like or dont like a small bit of blur in action shots.
That said, the Av mode and Auto ISO work great for me when using 6D for sports. On my Flickr page you will see several action/motocross shots. Almost all are shot in Av mode with the minimum shutter set when I first get there and chimp a few early shots to check the 'blur'. When I know where about I want my shutter speed, I set that as the minimum with the camera on auto ISO (you can dial in ISO range). The ISO floats around all day and the camera will usually 'bump up' against your minimum shutter speed for all shots if it is nighttime or inside. I just focus on getting the action in the frame and on the desired f-stop. 6D does the rest.