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SE5 A

‘Cat among the Pigeons’

Over Flander’s skies a marauding SE5 falls on a couple of rather unwary Fokker triplanes. One breaks hard port and dives to relative safety - the other is less positive in avoiding action and ends up behind the SE5’s guns. A daily action sequence during WW1 where few pilots lived beyond the first few weeks of combat.

A companion image to ‘Bad day at the Office’ - must keep an even hand!!

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:9 Jul 2011 - 10:17 AM
Focal Length:150mm
Aperture:f/9.0
Shutter Speed:1/640sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:100
Flash:Off, Did not fire
Title:'Cat among the Pigeons'
Username:patspeirs patspeirs
Uploaded:10 Oct 2011 - 11:15 AM
Tags:Aircraft, Digital art, Se5, Ww1
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DeSilver
DeSilver e2 Member 7DeSilver vcard England11 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 11:18 AM

A quality image as always from you Clive.


David.

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Joline
Joline e2 Member 8Joline vcard United States51 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 11:21 AM

Your knowledge of this history is astounding, as are your images of that time in history. You make the Aces come alive again.

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Andyshort
Andyshort  3 Wales
10 Oct 2011 - 11:35 AM

Wonderful photo.

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saeidNL
saeidNL  4 Netherlands3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 11:42 AM

Excellent and wonderful capture ,very well done,
saeid

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f8
f8  119169 forum posts England22 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 12:02 PM

Great picture, was it taken at Shuttleworth ?

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Chris_C
Chris_C  3 United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 12:51 PM

Great image!

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Jestertheclown
10 Oct 2011 - 1:26 PM

Hi Pat.

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Devon_Wild
10 Oct 2011 - 2:04 PM

Class image ................Rob

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 3:02 PM

Another excellent compilation, Pat: looks so realistic, you would think an image had actually been taken from a fourth plane out of shot........although photography was not so advanced in those days.
Ronnie.

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 3:18 PM

One word, Brilliant Pat
Richard

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
10 Oct 2011 - 3:59 PM

Good work here Pat
Regards Richard

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patspeirs
patspeirs  7 Scotland
10 Oct 2011 - 8:43 PM

to f8 - thnaks for your interest - the SE5 was at Leuchars and the DR1s are from Duxford.

Cheers.............Pat

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NewDay
NewDay  2 England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Oct 2011 - 12:12 PM

A lovely image and a great "feel"
Stephen

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UBOAT
UBOAT  741 forum posts Scotland
11 Oct 2011 - 11:28 PM

Superb Grampa. More and more detail going into your comps every day

connor

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chensuriashi
chensuriashi e2 Member 8132 forum postschensuriashi vcard England17 Constructive Critique Points
12 Oct 2011 - 1:54 AM

I just read the Goshawk Squadron, recommend the read just google it, they flew these birds to war and they were a sturdy platform to shoot from those days. Nice photo well made up shot that captures the shot in the back so often mentioned in the book...Chen

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bromley-smith
13 Oct 2011 - 7:32 PM

Excellent image Pat, fabulous work.
Tony

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viscostatic
27 Oct 2011 - 10:45 PM

I agree - a great photo.

Phil.

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