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RAF SE5a (1917)

By DicksPics
Today’s images were, again, taken at The Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘Flying Proms’ last Saturday, in Bedfordshire.

V1 and V2 were taken whilst the orchestra played "English Country Garden".
V3 is of the aircraft after safely returning to terra firma.
The early evening light could not have been better for taking photos - all hand held.

The plane, an RAF SE5a was built in 1917; it is probably the only WW1 aircraft still flying that successfully shot down an enemy plane, a Fokker DVII in the vicinity of Chimay in Belgium, hence the Belgian flag colours attached to the wing struts.

Many thanks to John(lifesnapper), Tish(Tish1), Patty(pentaxpatty), Ray(rayme330), Peter(ddolfelin), Cathy(Holmewood), Ali(ali63), Carol(CarolAnnLauderdale), Alan(Alan_Baseley), Lynne(LynneJoyce), Jukka(kuvailija) and Ewan(WintonPhotography) for their treasured User Awards and to all who voted and commented on my ‘Spitfire’ upload - it’s been a super start to the week!

Have a good day.


Tags: Transport Ww1 Biplane Shuttleworth Collection RAF SE5a

Voters: mudge, bobpaige1, williamsloan and 78 more

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mudge 18 1.0k 75 England
17 Aug 2015 5:16PM
Great set!
Clear, sharp interesting and colourful! What more do you want?
Sorry I've run out of awards to give!
Miles Herbert 18 1.9k 4 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:27PM
Lovely light and a great plane to photograph - nice series of images. Personally I would have gone for a lower shutter speed to get more prop blur but still a great photo.
danbrann 16 640 17
17 Aug 2015 5:28PM
Tremendous images Richard. The detail is just so good.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:32PM
Impressive set of images here.

17 Aug 2015 5:35PM
Excellent Richard, great detail in all images,
Tish1 Plus
8 32 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:37PM
Now you're just showing off Richard GrinGrinGrinTongue A great set!!!! That evening light may have helped, but hand held, demonstrates a high level of skill.

barbarahirst 12 27 12 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:42PM
whoah... 3 beauties here
cabbie Plus
14 31 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:43PM
Spot on Richard well done indeed

NDODS 10 5.2k 127 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:46PM
The images of this wonderful aircraft each one as sharp as a tack with great colour and light. Image one for me please Richard.

There's a UA winging its way to you...

Regards NathanGrinGrinGrin
LynneJoyce Plus
12 22 101 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:47PM
CanonAndy22 9 6 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 5:56PM
Great set Richard of this beautiful old aircraft. It's a bit different from the ones I used to work withWink
xwang 11 56 8
17 Aug 2015 6:04PM
Superb shots, as wonderful as yesterdays'...
helenlinda Plus
13 374 22 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 6:19PM
A superb set of photos Richard SmileSmile
17 Aug 2015 6:23PM
3 Super images of this SE5a , Richard
My favourite is V1 as the aircraft is bathed in that super evening light
ali63 9 791 1 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 6:32PM
Impressive photography Richard Grin Grin
Ali Grin
mistere Plus
7 6 4 England
17 Aug 2015 6:36PM
Excellent set Richard, well taken and presented, have some points...

JuBarney Plus
9 33 5 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 7:13PM
A splendid set and esp. love V1
17 Aug 2015 7:30PM
Excellent set Richard, superb details in all the images..Lin
17 Aug 2015 7:52PM
Super şhots Richard Grin
PhilT2 Plus
11 536 31 England
17 Aug 2015 7:56PM
V1 has "Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines" all over it. For me the best of the set and just a hint of prop motion. Very well captured Richard with perfect clarity.
17 Aug 2015 8:01PM
Outstanding shots Richard.
17 Aug 2015 8:06PM
These are superb Richard. Cathy
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.7k 158 England
17 Aug 2015 9:11PM
An excellent trio, Richard but the light on v1 wins.

17 Aug 2015 11:00PM
Fabulous photography Richard GrinGrin

17 Aug 2015 11:02PM
Superb set of images, Richard. It must have been a fantastic day of photo opps at the The Shuttleworth Collection’s ‘Flying Proms.
My UA will follow as none left

Irishkate Plus
10 45 121 United Kingdom
17 Aug 2015 11:49PM
Superb especially handheld Richard!
Seems you have a set of winners here!
Kate GrinGrinGrinGrin
mudge 18 1.0k 75 England
18 Aug 2015 12:21AM
Can now give an award!
sparrowhawk Plus
12 282 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 12:26AM
stunning set but has to be v1 for me too for the light
18 Aug 2015 12:39AM
Great captures with these three set. Well done Richard.
Daisymaye Plus
12 23 19 Canada
18 Aug 2015 1:54AM
An excellent detailed set. Each one superb.
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 4:15AM
Really SUPERB! Grin
Well done for such a great set...
Bantu 7 7 1 India
18 Aug 2015 5:31AM
Superb captures,Richard no doubt.

bluefalcon 6 58 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 6:49AM
Excellent capture.
18 Aug 2015 7:10AM
Fabulous images Richard

I could count the rivets in the plane....... which is airborne!

outstanding work Sir!

ddolfelin Plus
9 103 3 Wales
18 Aug 2015 8:03AM
Wow! Look at those awards - richly deserved!
18 Aug 2015 8:07AM
Stunning Richard, such wonderful photographs of this aircraft, you deserve all those awards, add my cakes to them too.

Patty GrinGrinGrinGrin
Mollycat Plus
7 21 2 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 8:35AM
Superb photography Richard, a magnificent looking set.
18 Aug 2015 9:02AM
Excellent set of images all well captured Richard award on the way.
franken Plus
18 5.2k 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 10:07AM
Outstanding collection here.

18 Aug 2015 10:16AM
An excellent set , Richard ! - A little un ergonomic place to shoot with the machine gun ! Tongue --- Jukka.
mex 13 27 3 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 10:27AM
As above. excellent Richard.
cheers Phil.
capto Plus
9 6.6k 25 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 10:47AM
A very well taken set.Smile

Richsr 14 91 223 England
18 Aug 2015 1:32PM
Congrats on all the awards for this Richard.
Good light to make the details stand out here
TrevBatWCC Plus
12 13 19 England
18 Aug 2015 4:15PM
A real cracking set, Richard, excellent detail, have to go for V1 as my fave Wink
Trev Smile
DonMc 12 4 United Kingdom
18 Aug 2015 7:46PM
A superb set of fine images of this iconic vintage aircraft Richard. Top class aviation photography!Smile
Regards, Don
19 Aug 2015 5:36PM
More great Photography Richard.

What a magnificent set of aircraft images, excellent captures, Richard. SmileSmileSmileSmile
BIGRY1 9 3 8 United Kingdom
25 Aug 2015 5:24PM
Great detail and clarity. Very well timed tooSmile
jimbob133 6 1 United Kingdom
28 Aug 2015 7:30PM
The last time I saw that beauty it was partly in bits.
I quite often visit Old Warden as it only five minuets away from where my daughter lives just the other side of Shefford.

Brilliant shot regards

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