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Although I've flown on many large aircraft around the world, I've never flown in a helicopter before. I received a call from Eddy Rossi, owner of Southern Highland Wines, giving me about 30 minutes' notice to take some shots of the vineyard from a helicopter. I have to admit to being pretty anxious, however, I plucked up the courage, and thoroughly enjoyed it. The thing that made me anxious was that the pilot took the door off, so there was nothing between me and the outside. I took a heap of photos, this is one of my favourites....captured with my new Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 lens. The vineyard can be seen in the middle of the photo.

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Lens:nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Title:View From Above
Username:PhillipMinnis PhillipMinnis
Uploaded:24 Apr 2013 - 11:06 AM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel
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DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 2DicksPics vcard United Kingdom7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:28 AM

An excellent aerial shot, Phil!
After initial reservations , you must have had a fabulous time!

Richard

Last Modified By DicksPics at 24 Apr 2013 - 11:29 AM

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Hermanus
Hermanus  1 South Africa
24 Apr 2013 - 11:33 AM

Great work Phil !! I am sure the guy was thrilled with your photos !!

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Quoise
Quoise e2 Member 1160 forum postsQuoise vcard United Kingdom
24 Apr 2013 - 11:44 AM

Wonderful view, how lucky are you!

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CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7125 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece16 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:47 AM

A superb capture, Phil. I have been in a helicopter before, but never with the door off, don't think I fancy that Sad Carol

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Deep_Bhatia
24 Apr 2013 - 11:54 AM

Great image captured.

Deep

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SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ
SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ e2 Member 1SiHunt_GrafficSnapZ vcard United Kingdom4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 12:11 PM

excelent work Phil, well done for retaining your ability under preasure, Si

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lonely_oryx
lonely_oryx e2 Member 661 forum postslonely_oryx vcard England53 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 12:32 PM

The lighting is just right to give the landscape some interesting shadows

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franken
franken e2 Member 112913 forum postsfranken vcard Wales4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 1:05 PM

Great shot Phil.

Helicopter rides are great fun but noisy in my opinion.

Ken

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barbarahirst
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24 Apr 2013 - 1:24 PM

whoah!!!! lucky lucky you

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 1:56 PM

What a view. Great image.....Sandy

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rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 2:35 PM

A bit windy Phil, strapped in I hope ( had this with a Westland Wessex in the Army, no belt !!!) Patchwork landscape.
Ron.

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TyChee
TyChee e2 Member 9184 forum postsTyChee vcard United States1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 4:01 PM

Wow! I would love to do that! Awesome view and shot.
Ty

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mauriceegan
24 Apr 2013 - 4:39 PM

Great image
Maurice

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marktc
marktc e2 Member 342 forum postsmarktc vcard United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 6:14 PM

Fab shot and a great experience. Nicely done Phillip

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WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 4966 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England129 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 7:41 PM

Sounds fun... and a great result.

Dave

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom71 Constructive Critique Points
24 Apr 2013 - 11:06 PM

Congratulations on holding your nerve never mind your camera.
A great aerial view taken here.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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DixClix
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25 Apr 2013 - 10:39 AM

Excellent and so clear...obviously a good new lens! I'm glad that you explained that you had been in a helicopter for this as I was beginning to wonder just how tall your ladder was!
Richard

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Ayoob
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25 Apr 2013 - 2:19 PM

Beautiful scene and beautifully captured........Grin

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Source
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25 Apr 2013 - 11:46 PM

Beautiful
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pamelajean
pamelajean Critique Team 8685 forum postspamelajean vcard United Kingdom1530 Constructive Critique Points
26 Apr 2013 - 7:32 PM

What an experience! If this one's anything to go by, the vineyard owner should be thrilled with your pictures.

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