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The Magnificent Edwardians

By teocali
The Bristol Boxkite(top) and Avro Triplane(below) taken at an Evening Flying Display at the Shuttleworth Collection, Old Warden last Saturday. These aircraft featured in the film "Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines". We were lucky to have a calm, warm, sunny evening with not a breath of wind, otherwise these aircraft would not have been able to fly, as they are so delicate. Fabulous evening and highly recommended.

This is a full frame capture and I was trying out the Canon 2x Mk iii TC with this lens for the first time. Autofocus exceeded my expectations with this combination.

My thanks to you all for your C&Cs on my last upload and a special thank you to Richard(MossyOak), Ade(Ade_Osman) and Ed(Glostopcat) for their User Awards - really appreciated Smile

Tags: Transport Aircraft Biggleswade Shuttleworth collection Old warden Magnificent Herts Flying machine Bristol Boxkite Avro Triplane Edwardians

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Comments


johnlw 9 1 10 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 6:52PM
That's a cracking clear image and though the red arrows are good these guys take some beetlingSmile
Regards John.

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tomcat 10 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:20PM
A fine display Sylvia - in the air, even if they haven't any feathersWink

I was fortunate enough to photograph a wedding at Shuttleworth, a few years agoSmile

Damn hard work, but well worth it

Adrian
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
8 Jul 2013 7:57PM
A super shot of these wonderful planes
Ju
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
8 Jul 2013 8:30PM
I had no idea machines of this vintage were still air worthy no matter the conditions: one to treasure, Sylvia..........a very nice arrangement of the planes within the frame and the detail exceptional.
Ronnie.
8 Jul 2013 8:41PM
I love the composition, a lovely clear image, it makes you think back to the infancy of aviation and where we are
now in a relatively short space of time, also the bravery of these pilots and even more so the ones who first flew the aircraft,
very well captured Sylvia.
David
9 Jul 2013 8:18AM
Brilliant sylvia, never seen these fly before,
kev.
9 Jul 2013 2:50PM
Super capture in ideal conditions for these veterans
I have been to many shows at Old Warden when they have not flown them because it was too windy
Regards Brian
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
10 Jul 2013 6:58PM
Sorry to be late on this Sylvia. Excellent shot. I salute these brave pilots. GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
10 Jul 2013 8:50PM
Jolly good show Sylvia, good on you for uploading something different. I remember watching the film and seeing them in it
26 Jul 2013 12:00AM
Amazing capture of these simply incredible contraptions!!!!, truly superb image!!Smile

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