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Three Spitfire.

My first ever try at photographing moving objects Smile

1/500
F/4.7
ISO 50

Taken at Waddington Airshow on Sunday.

Would look much better with a dramatic cloudy sky, but it was a lovely sunny day so it will have to do Smile

Camera:Nikon COOLPIX 8700 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:Lexar CF
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Username:Atlas Atlas
Uploaded:5 Jul 2006 - 6:15 PM
Tags:1942, Aeroplane, Aircraft, Airplane, Airshow, Atlas, Atlas30, Flight, General, Pilot, Raf, Rare, Spitfire, Spitfire trio, Sports / action, Transport, Waddington, Waddington air show, Waddington airshow, World war two, Ww2
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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 6:27 PM

Pretty good effort for a first attempt. A slower shutter speed would have blurred the props a bit more.

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Miles Herbert
5 Jul 2006 - 6:30 PM

gets a click from me...

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 6:53 PM

Thank you both very much for looking and of course your votes Smile

This has been up about forty minutes now and only nine people have viewed it....Well I now know what not to upload LOL! █

Will delete in ten mins if no improvement Smile

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 6:56 PM

Aircraft shots aren't popular. If it's clicks you're after, you need dark moody landscapes. My shots get a reasonable number of views but not many people bother to leave comments.

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 6:59 PM

Yeah but no ones even looking LOL!

I have a few shots to upload, but I don't think I'll bother now Smile

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morganperkins

I was there on Sunday, nice shot =o)
Morgan xx

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martin.w
martin.w e2 Member 12351 forum postsmartin.w vcard United Kingdom22 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 7:32 PM

I took a few here too on sunday, so far a quick look has shown my poor panning technique!! Nice and sharp, well captured.

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janehewitt
janehewitt  11215 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 7:41 PM

Hi Rob, thought you'd left the country! Wink This doesn't have the appeal of your usual photos as the ones you set up and create show of your skill to its full advantage, this is a good shot in its own right but I personally prefer your original shots, hope you are well Jane

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 7:42 PM

Great capture - the one on the left looks a rareity...?

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Briwooly
Briwooly  8452 forum posts England5 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 8:10 PM

What a classic image well caught
Brian........

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BarbaraB
BarbaraB  953 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 8:21 PM

I think they look great against the blue sky!

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 8:33 PM

Thank you all for the votes Smile

Martin, yes good panning is the key to getting the shots clear, except for the Red Arrows because it's mainly formation and smoke trails. I had a few soft shots due to a plane suddenly appearing and the slow start-up of my Nikon 8700.



Quote: Hi Rob, thought you'd left the country! Wink

I wish!

Smile

No it's not very appealing I know Jane, and I promise I wont upload anymore aircraft shots Smile

Caleb, I don't have a clue if the one on the left is a rarity or not? I suppose they are all quite rare really.

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Gary_Williams
5 Jul 2006 - 8:50 PM

Rob,

Glorious machines, and the sound must have been fantastic.

It's been said before about the slower shutter speed for more movement in the propellers, but it's a start. It's good to try something new.

Anyhow, good work, look forward to some more.

Gary

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 8:58 PM

Should have been sat in my garden..watched it all for free !!
The capture is good,detail excellent,I'm not an aeroplane fan but your photography skills show in this clear capture.
Janet

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CanonMan
CanonMan e2 Member 12474 forum postsCanonMan vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 9:10 PM

The one on the left is a 2-seater - yup, it's pretty rare.

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 9:12 PM

Oh I see! Learnt something new, thanks!

Smile

Thanks Gary and Janet.

Thats not fair Janet, it cost me about 30 and the coach took about the same time it takes to get to Spain, so we ended up missing some stuff at the start. Saw about four displays while we were sat on the coach stuck in traffic LOL!

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chase
chase Critique Team 81116 forum postschase vcard England235 Constructive Critique Points
5 Jul 2006 - 9:27 PM

OOps,should have given me a call,maybe next year !!
janet

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geoffash26
geoffash26  102506 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 9:44 PM

Don't get dispondent aircraft shots don't attract much attention on here For a first effort this is good
Geoff

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 9:54 PM

Yeah I know, but I think I'll just upload the rest to my website from now on. Back to non moving objects Smile

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Tina_Michelle
5 Jul 2006 - 10:55 PM

well, I like it..because it's not every day that one sees antique aircraft. I also like the whir of the propellers that you captured. Now not everyone is going to click on this..but that does not discount it as a good image. it is a good image and I actually commend you for going outside of your normal shots..I did the same recently and I must say..it didn't get the usual response ..but I did it mostly to prove to myself that I was capable of doing something different and doing it well.

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
5 Jul 2006 - 11:59 PM

Thanks Tina, yes it's good to have a change, I would like to think I can handle most photographic situations. The Nikon 8700 is a very slow camera with a pretty average zoom compared to the canon dslr's etc, so I'm quite pleased with the results I managed to get.

Very important to get at least some movement in the propellers too. I wish I could have uploaded the sound with it Smile

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old timer
old timer  1055 forum posts Scotland1 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2006 - 5:41 AM

Must have been quite an experience seeing this, Rob.
Jim

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lynsfiona
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6 Jul 2006 - 6:16 AM

Classic image, wonderful shot. My in-laws went to this show - said it was a great day, looks like you had a great day too! Lyns x

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6 Jul 2006 - 7:31 AM

well exposed for the detail- nice composition.

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C_Daniels
C_Daniels  9399 forum posts England10 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2006 - 10:40 AM

Curious to know now what the second pilot did in the one on the left, bomber - machine gunner or was it a co pilot position for training purposes...?

I'll have to message Steve :O)

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 - 1:26 PM

Thanks Jim, Lyns, Alan Smile

Caleb, I saw somewhere on google that the two seaters were used for training purposes.

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Maddie
Maddie  92714 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
6 Jul 2006 - 5:11 PM

good action shot rob

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 - 6:48 PM

Thanks Maddie Smile

Bob thanks for going to all that trouble to do the mod, looks great! A click would have been nice while you were here too Wink

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 - 10:23 PM

Really getting p$%@ed off with seeing the amount of views going up but not the votes! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrggggghh!!!!!

Is it really that crap?!

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
6 Jul 2006 - 11:34 PM

Pfffff grrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!


Smile

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DYankee  8 United States
7 Jul 2006 - 12:26 AM

Nice flight photography.
Great formation and over all composition.
Dawn Smile

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glazzaro e2 Member 970 forum postsglazzaro vcard United States23 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2006 - 2:48 AM

Well it sure does seem like you have been doing for awhile, the detail on all three is perfectly in focus, nice work! Spot on! Click!!!

Greg

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 - 12:24 PM

Thank you Dawn and Greg Smile

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davidbailie e2 Member 10442 forum postsdavidbailie vcard United Kingdom5 Constructive Critique Points
7 Jul 2006 - 2:14 PM

Don't always work these do they ? This does Smile

Dave

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highlander
highlander  1032 forum posts Scotland
7 Jul 2006 - 5:51 PM

Beautiful capture of the three old planes Rob...the exposure has detailed well the colours and markings and the blue sky has good contrasting properties accentuating the quality in the sharpness of your image.
Doug.

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
7 Jul 2006 - 8:46 PM

Thanks Dave and Doug Smile

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Ceciliat
Ceciliat  9 Philippines
8 Jul 2006 - 3:52 AM

Beautiful and sharp action shot.
Colours are good too.

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PatrickSmith
8 Jul 2006 - 4:58 AM

There is nothing wrong with it. It is very sharp and clear. But as was mentioned, it is not a sunset landscape or a bird, so it is not as popular. But that doesn't mean that it is not as good! I'd be happy with this if I took it.
Patrick

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
8 Jul 2006 - 9:43 AM

Thank you both very much, I really appreciate you taking the time Smile

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turtle1
turtle1  1041 forum posts United Kingdom
9 Jul 2006 - 5:38 PM

A brilliant image - I love the air shows, especially when these guys come in. Super work - love the colours - clarity spot on,

Barb Smile

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lobsterboy Site Moderator 1014060 forum postslobsterboy vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
10 Jul 2006 - 11:51 AM

As we all known clicks are the only measure of a photos value Wink

Don't stress it Rob, as soon as you move out of the style people expect from you then clicks go down. If you really want to minimise clicks then B&W motorspot photography is the way to go.

This looks pretty good to me, only improvment I would like to see is better seperation of the right hand two...but as you were taking the pics not flying I don't see how you could fix that.

Chris

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Jul 2006 - 11:00 PM

Thank you Barb and Chris Smile


Thanks Chris, I have a few decent shots I was going to upload, but I think I'll get back to my still-life stuff instead Smile

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SueTurner  981 forum posts England3 Constructive Critique Points
11 Jul 2006 - 12:39 AM

I like the blue sky as a background personally, think its sets off the planes really well - well done for getting them all in shot and in focus, not easy I'm sure. Sue

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
11 Jul 2006 - 4:44 PM

Thank you very much for popping over Sue Smile

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PatrickSmith
15 Jul 2006 - 5:22 AM

I wanted to do my portrait in a drop of water and then I see you've already done it LOL! May try it anyway, now that I see how well it can be done.
Patrick

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
15 Jul 2006 - 10:34 AM

LOL! I don't think I've ever seen you do anything other than landscapes before Patrick!

This one or this one?

Okay I will be expecting to see it the next time you upload Smile

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megamuff8
megamuff8  992 forum posts United States
7 Feb 2007 - 12:43 AM

Beautiful shot, Rob.....You've captured these perfectly.....Cannot imagine where you were at to get this??
Looks as tho you were in the plane beside them...Smile

Wherever you were......Brilliant!

Cheers and have a nice night,
Suzan Smile

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Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
10 Feb 2007 - 2:28 AM

Thanks Suzan, I Didn't realise you had commented because I didn't get a notification for some reason.

I was stood near the runway, it's just the angle they flew bye at that makes it look like I must have been been flying at the side of them Smile

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big fella
big fella  11485 forum posts England
12 Feb 2007 - 11:38 PM

Its not a bad effort, but a slower shutter speed would have helped; also the large image shows some chromatic abberations! For those that don't know, the 2 seater is probably a Mk9 that was converted after the war by the Vickers company. I think that most of them were for the Irish AF. The first to be put back into the air was ML407 - by the late Nick Grace - and still flown by his widow. The centre one is an early Mk, probably a MkII or V; the last one is a Griffon engined late variant.

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Atlas
Atlas  10621 forum posts United Kingdom
12 Feb 2007 - 11:49 PM

Thanks for the info Andy. This was a first photographing planes for me too. The camera isn't really cut out for it with only an 8x built in zoom.

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