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One of just a few shot's that I like from Sunday's RIAT, which had nothing like the weather that the Saturday crowd enjoyed and suffered from a host of cancellations and altered flying displays as a result.

The sun finally broke through the massed banks of dark grey cloud during the final display of the show, a Spitfire and Typhoon representing the vintage and modern RAF Fighter aircraft.
Amazing thing was, despite the obvious power of the Typhoon's jet engine, when it was throttled back you could still hear the lovely roar of the Spitfires Merlin engine....glorious!!

Hope you like this and thank you for the kind remarks on yesterday's upload, "The Lark Ascending"

Phil

Camera:Nikon D50 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Sigma 170-500
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Merlin's Roar
Username:phil_j phil_j
Uploaded:19 Jul 2010 - 9:32 PM
Tags:General, Sports / action
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Coleslaw
Coleslaw e2 Member 913403 forum postsColeslaw vcard Wales28 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 9:42 PM

Last year was the same, Phil. Saturday great, Sunday p**.
I am glad we went on Saturday this year. Sorry it wasn't good for you on Sunday though.

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 9:47 PM

Calm before the storm, an iconic image Phil. Distinctive when they fly over our house ! Ron.

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jeronius
jeronius  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 9:48 PM

Great shot, and frame and title.
Jerry

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Mayfly
Mayfly  9485 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 9:50 PM

Classic shot well captured and presented.

Andy.

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SurreyHillsMan
SurreyHillsMan e2 Member 627 forum postsSurreyHillsMan vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 10:04 PM

Great light Phil... a cracker

Jon

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User_Removed
19 Jul 2010 - 10:23 PM

Great light and great composition.
At last, someone who can photograph a moving prop.
Nice work.

Steinbeck.

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LeeFisher
LeeFisher e2 Member 559 forum postsLeeFisher vcard England8 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 10:29 PM

What a great characterful image you've achieved. Really like it phil.
fish

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 10:35 PM

You are quite right about the sound of the Merlin above that of the Typhoons. They did make a super sight flying together.
Ron

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paulrosser
19 Jul 2010 - 10:38 PM

Nice lighting in this shot Phil, I like it!
Paul.

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bpearson3
bpearson3  5 England1 Constructive Critique Points
19 Jul 2010 - 10:49 PM

I really like this Phil.
Perfect lighting and pin sharp..... it's fab.

Bev

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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8770 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1599 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 12:25 AM

I think the weather conditions have given you a more atmospheric image.

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Imagephotographics

Fabulous shot Phil

Chris

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pluckyfilly
pluckyfilly e2 Member 8283 forum postspluckyfilly vcard United Kingdom33 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 8:20 AM


Quote: I think the weather conditions have given you a more atmospheric image.

I was going to say the very same thing - well done great shot

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onewildworld
20 Jul 2010 - 9:10 AM

Indeed it looks like Saturday was a better day weather wise. However, you've made the most of the conditions and got a cracking shot of the spit with moody clouds in the background.

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phil_j
phil_j e2 Member 8133 forum postsphil_j vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 3:05 PM

MAny thanks to you all for your comments and support, all very much appreciated.

And to Pete for the honour of the HC, thank you Sir!!.

Phil

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tim g
tim g  11 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 4:14 PM

Superb image.

Tim

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Shroomer
Shroomer  7 England167 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 4:18 PM

Classic and full of atmosphere Phil. Beautiful late sun bringing out the sheen of the modern grey paint scheme and love the prop blur
Richard

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wolf1
wolf1  4 United Kingdom
20 Jul 2010 - 5:13 PM

Hi Andy, nice capture of the plane and as Dave has mentioned a slower shutter spedd would have blurred the prop movement and enhanced the shot even more.
What speed were you using?
If you look at my recent upload from the Sunday at RIATof the Spitfire I had a speed of 1/250 sec at ISO 200.
Hope this helps

This is a great shot. I see what you mean about the shutter speed.
Don't laugh but i was set at 1/2000!!!!

Thanks for the advice.
Andy

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Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8234 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 6:41 PM

A terrific shot Phil, the grey sky adds atmosphere and impact to this image

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WindowonWildlife
WindowonWildlife e2 Member 5WindowonWildlife vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 7:00 PM

Superb work Phil,wonderful detail and comp !! Well deserved HC mate.

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wyatturp
wyatturp  8 England
20 Jul 2010 - 9:19 PM

Fab picture, well done

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Nigel_95
Nigel_95 e2 Member 8260 forum postsNigel_95 vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 10:07 PM

Atmospheric image. Congratulations on the HC award.

Nigel

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javam
javam  91083 forum posts United Kingdom19 Constructive Critique Points
20 Jul 2010 - 11:43 PM

Very atmospheric shot, the lighting on the spit is excellent.

Congrats on the HC too.

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