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Merlin 70 Power ...

By sut68      
Out of the 40+ remaining Spitfires flying today, PL965 is the sole representative of the PR.XI, the fastest of all Merlin powered Spitfires. Watching this majestic creation flying effortlessly around the sky is only surpassed by the deep throb of the Rolls Royce Merlin engine onboard her.

Taken on Sunday at the Southport Airshow.

Cheers for your time on this one and the previous offering.


PS: Told you I had a similar one Darren Wink

Tags: Plane Transport Spitfire Raf Propeller Wwii Sports and action

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AnnChown Plus
7 202 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 2:01PM
You've got in close there! Smile

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11 Sep 2012 2:31PM
A stunning and a well timed captured image of this fabulous historic plane. Well done.

martinl 13 266 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 3:52PM
A sound that send shivers down the spine! A beaut mate.
pmorgan 10 217 13 England
11 Sep 2012 5:14PM
Superbly crisp mate - cracking shot!

geffers7 Plus
7 48 1 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 5:15PM
Great shot of a great aeroplane.
11 Sep 2012 6:03PM
Great shot of the iconic aircraft.
sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
11 Sep 2012 6:09PM
Thank you all, much appreciated guys Smile
dathersmith 10 556 12 England
11 Sep 2012 6:38PM
Snap! Wink
sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
11 Sep 2012 6:53PM
LOL ... aye Darren Wink
TonyDy Plus
8 7 3 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 7:15PM
Excellent shot, Paul.
Gibbo79 5 2 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 7:16PM
Cracking shot - great details
sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
11 Sep 2012 7:17PM
Ta guys Smile
martin.w 15 498 22 United Kingdom
11 Sep 2012 7:46PM
I was only talking about going to an air show the other day, as my last efforts a few years ago were pants. Unlike this.....which is rather good indeed Smile
sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
11 Sep 2012 8:31PM
Cheers Martin. I found the technique a bit easier on this occasion than previous attempts, partly due to the better focusing on the 7D. That said, I think better and more powerful glass will be the order of the day next time Smile
javam Plus
12 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
12 Sep 2012 8:13PM
One I would be very happy with Paul. Good detail throughout, but it is the well lit detail inside the cockpit that is the icing on the cake.
sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
12 Sep 2012 9:59PM
Bloomin'eck mate ... a UA from you on 'your turf' is better than a letter from the queen. A real honour Neil, made my day Smile
podgod 13 513 3 United Kingdom
16 Sep 2012 9:25AM
They don't come much better than this.
sut68 13 2.0k 76 England
16 Sep 2012 9:33AM
Hey Brad, thank you very much for both your comments and your UA too ... they are both very much appreciated!!!

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