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A P-51 mustang at full power makes an impressive turn to break for landing at the motorway end of the Duxford airfield. Photographing at the extreme ends of the airfield give you your best chance of a topside shot where you can attempt to portray an air to air capture, when sadly you are on terra firma only dreaming of photographing air to air one day!!

I deliberately did not crop this shot as I think many members prefer more cloud content. My previous entries for military aircraft have all been frame fillers. What do you think?

Large shows good rivot detail.

Rgds.

Adrian

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:Canon 100-400
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:P-51 on the break
Username:acaado1 acaado1
Uploaded:15 Apr 2008 - 11:08 AM
Tags:Airshow, Duxford, General, Military aircraft, Mustang, P-51, Sports / action, Transport, Usafe, Warbird
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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 11:15 AM

Your crop is just about right IMO. Tight enough to show the plane in good detail but not too tight to leave some sky and put the plane in context. Just wish you had a bit more blur on the prop Smile

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acaado1
acaado1  6 England
15 Apr 2008 - 11:19 AM

Fair point Dave, but the shot was taken on the classic 1/250 speed setting for warbirds. However, when Mustangs are going at full pelt I am pleased to get a sharp airframe.

By the way, I refuse to add any motion blur in photoshop, I like em as they really were.

Cheers

Adrian

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User_Removed
15 Apr 2008 - 11:38 AM

i don't know Dave U and his blur on propellers, obsessive complusive behaviour if you ask me Wink

A fantastic shot Adrian wonderfully sharp and perfectly framed

rgds
Dave

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mohikan22
mohikan22  102187 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 11:44 AM

cracking shot of Ferocious Frankie. makes mine look dull lol. nice crop and crystal clear Grin
matt.

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DaveU
DaveU e2 Member 81339 forum postsDaveU vcard England121 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 11:53 AM

Picking on me again Dave? Enough to give me a complex I'd say Wink

It is a fine shot and technically very difficult to get right I daresay. And good on you for not "cheating" in Photoshop Adrian.

Last Modified By DaveU at 15 Apr 2008 - 11:53 AM

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acaado1
acaado1  6 England
15 Apr 2008 - 11:54 AM

Thank you very much Dave and Matt!

Adrian

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
15 Apr 2008 - 12:56 PM

1/250 on a mustang would give good blur if viewed from the front, but it is the angle of the prop to your POV that is limiting the blur not the shutter speed in this.

Very sharp shot and I would say the comp in frame is about spot on.

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viper_sas
viper_sas  6 Romania
21 Apr 2008 - 2:19 PM

Well captured, nice technique and detail.

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