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Taken yesterday at the Sunderland Airshow. I'd wanted a good shot of the Red Arrows for a long time - I was thrilled to not only get them in Diamond 9 formation, but flying over a rainbow to boot! Made the occasional rain shower VERY worthwhile! Thank you for the comments on yesterday's upload, I really appreciate them. Have a good day and thanks for looking Smile

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Tamron 28-300mm Check out Totally Tamron!
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Over the Rainbow
Username:AnnaBanana AnnaBanana
Uploaded:30 Jul 2007 - 6:54 AM
Tags:General, Photo journalism, Sports / action
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glyndwr
glyndwr  766 forum posts Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 7:03 AM

I think this is a brilliant shot even without the rainbow.

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redstag
redstag e2 Member 8100 forum postsredstag vcard United Kingdom14 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 7:09 AM

Wow, that was incredibly lucky, mind you, your shots are always so colourful, the rainbow just makes it one of yours!

Well taken.
Jon

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Chant57
Chant57 e2 Member 8371 forum postsChant57 vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 7:18 AM

Right time, right Place Anna, good smoke trails, a good formation captured at the right time as they are coming into frame, and the rainbow is the icing on the cake
C

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mattw
mattw  105189 forum posts United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 7:23 AM

Wow - now this is just superb. You had a great opportunity, and you nailed it. One of the best 'Red Arrows' shots I have ever seen.

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AnnaBanana
30 Jul 2007 - 7:25 AM

Thank you very much glyndwr, Jon, Chant and Matt. I really appreciate your comments. Smile

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Possum
Possum  7148 forum posts England
30 Jul 2007 - 7:25 AM

What a superb formation shot; great timing indeed!
Allie

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Barbaraj
Barbaraj  7450 forum posts England
30 Jul 2007 - 7:43 AM

Congratulations a well timed shot.

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paulvo
paulvo  7 United States
30 Jul 2007 - 7:46 AM

Excellent shot; well timed, framed & executed.

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_Helena_
_Helena_  7596 forum posts United States1 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 7:48 AM

Could very well be a once in a lifetime thing, it's wonderful when mother nature cooperates with tog's and even more wonderful when she throws us a bonus like this. Fantastic capture made even better by the prism of light!

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cameracat
cameracat  108578 forum posts Norfolk Island61 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 8:24 AM

Congrats on the HC, Just how often does a shot like this come along, The odds are staggering.

Superb capture & timing, With great compostion.

Smile

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thefatcat44
30 Jul 2007 - 8:25 AM

That's a once in a lifetime shot - a cracker - well executed. Well done. Click

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Gwen_A
Gwen_A  7 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2007 - 8:30 AM

Great shot of the planes, the shadowing gives context to the planes - without a point of reference aerial shots can easily lose their drama. The rainbow is amazing, it is as if it was choreographed just for you.

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 8:35 AM

Lovely shot. Classic Red Arrows formation and beautifully sharp. The rainbow is a real bonus.

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helenlinda
helenlinda e2 Member 7337 forum postshelenlinda vcard United Kingdom21 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 8:40 AM

So well timed1
You must have felt well chuffed!
Excellent picture
Helen

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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 8:45 AM

once in a lifetime shot indeed.
well done

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S_Boulding
30 Jul 2007 - 9:04 AM

Nice timing, stunning.

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funkymaggot
30 Jul 2007 - 9:49 AM

Excellent timing, well composed. A definite once in a lifetime shot!!

I have a few shots with the rainbow in them, however they aren't as good as this one.

Some of my shots from yesterday will be appearing over the next few days.

Mick.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 9:54 AM

Wonderful timing, congratulations on a great shot.

Phil_j

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Andree_Borrel
30 Jul 2007 - 11:02 AM

Take a bow, perfect

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StevenPrice
30 Jul 2007 - 11:11 AM

superb a well deserved HC.

Steve

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Dindy
Dindy  7 United Kingdom
30 Jul 2007 - 12:10 PM

Happy to give you the 30. Excellent shot. Great timing. Perfect framing.

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Buffalo_Tom
Buffalo_Tom e2 Member 82322 forum postsBuffalo_Tom vcard Wales9 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 12:29 PM

Fantastic shot Anna.Well tmed.
Tom.

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Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
30 Jul 2007 - 1:32 PM

Superb capture,
Fred.

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woolybill1
woolybill1 e2 Member 7woolybill1 vcard United Kingdom65 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 2:06 PM

Excellent shot, all credit well deserved.
Bill

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chrissd
chrissd  8304 forum posts United Kingdom
30 Jul 2007 - 2:08 PM

superb shot, totally saleable or I am a dutchman Smile
chris

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 2:17 PM

well done

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 2:25 PM

Brilliant Anna, the best of both worlds as to speak Smile

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kaybee
kaybee  103772 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 2:39 PM

Hate you
LOL

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discreetphoton
discreetphoton Site Moderator 93450 forum postsdiscreetphoton vcard United Kingdom20 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 2:41 PM

Yeah, beats the ones we got this weekend.

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SueTurner
SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 3:02 PM

well done - what a shot

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Topo
Topo  7 England
30 Jul 2007 - 3:55 PM

What perfect timing - great shot
Mandi

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Sezz
Sezz e2 Member 9617 forum postsSezz vcard England15 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 4:02 PM

Fabulous shot Anna, congrat's for your HC!

Sez *

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fossilized
30 Jul 2007 - 4:10 PM

It's all been said - great capture.

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AnnaBanana
30 Jul 2007 - 5:45 PM

Thank you all so much!! I'm thrilled with the shot Smile

Pete, thank you very much for the HC!!!

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theeyesoftheblind

Dont normally like Red Arrow shots and the like but this ones great with the rainbow. Full marks.
Clive

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AnnaBanana
30 Jul 2007 - 10:00 PM

Thank you Clive - much appreciated Smile

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javam
javam e2 Member 91083 forum postsjavam vcard United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
30 Jul 2007 - 11:12 PM

Great capture of the arrows and the rainbow makes it very special.

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A_Harrison
31 Jul 2007 - 7:57 AM

Gets an EC from me

Allan

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AnnaBanana
31 Jul 2007 - 8:02 AM

Many thanks javam and Allan - very much appreciated! Smile

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User_Removed
31 Jul 2007 - 8:36 AM

super capture!... well done on the HC!

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danielle1987
31 Jul 2007 - 1:23 PM

Great capture, well done on the HC.

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HowardA
HowardA  7231 forum posts
31 Jul 2007 - 2:41 PM

That's a real double-whammy you've captured. Superb timing.
Congrats on the shot and on the HC!
Howard

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AnnaBanana
31 Jul 2007 - 6:59 PM

Thank you very much Whoops, Danielle and Howard. I really appreciate your comments Smile

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chensuriashi
chensuriashi e2 Member 8132 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 11:34 AM

This was worth the wait and is icredible photography, you must have really bounced when you saw this after you took it, congratulations.

Chensuriashi.

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pennyspike
pennyspike  112068 forum posts United Kingdom29 Constructive Critique Points
1 Aug 2007 - 2:14 PM

Brilliant timing, camera and weather control.
Well deserved HC
Penny

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AnnaBanana
1 Aug 2007 - 7:29 PM

Many thanks Chen and Penny for your kind comments - I really appreciate them Smile

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petra16
petra16  8169 forum posts Scotland
2 Aug 2007 - 2:45 PM

stunning

petra

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mungoray
mungoray e2 Member 8mungoray vcard United Kingdom
2 Aug 2007 - 2:48 PM

Great colours, different from the normal Arrows shots (including mine!)

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AnnaBanana
2 Aug 2007 - 6:25 PM

Thank you Petra and mungoray Smile Much appreciated.

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DunDiggin
DunDiggin  761 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Aug 2007 - 8:47 AM

I was so pleased with my shots of the Red Arrows with that rainbow - and then I saw yours! Sheer class - as I've come to expect from you.

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forestnil
forestnil  9183 forum posts England
21 Sep 2007 - 1:58 PM

Lovely
Martin

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riprap007
riprap007  91568 forum posts England37 Constructive Critique Points
21 Sep 2007 - 1:59 PM

what a great capture Smile

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lesleywilliamson

Great shot, well timed with plenty of room in front of the Arrows and a rainbow to boot! Excellent!

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cybershot
cybershot  10 United Kingdom
18 Oct 2010 - 3:33 PM

Hi Anna

Bet the team would love to use this for their own promotional uses (One of my friends who attended my 1st wedding eventually became Leader back in the 70s)

David

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