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The red baron

A composition of a SE5A trying to run away from the red baron (Manfred Von Richofen) a famous German fighter pilot of world war 1 with 80 recorded victories and 20 of those victories in a Fokker Dr.1. He is hunting down the SE5a in France down a small river just a short distance away from the battle on the ground. Manfred Von Richofen died in combat on the 21st April 1918. He is regarded as one of the best pilots from world war 1. He painted his aircraft red as he wanted to be noticed when he was in the sky by his enemy's. He got given many names but the most commonly as the red baron. The ace of aces. He was also called the Red Devil and Little red.

Aircraft photographed at Duxford and Perth air show. and background from the archives.

Tags: General Aircraft Digitally manipulated Digital art Compositions

Voters: barmymarny, Shroomer, Pete and 17 more

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Shroomer 11 14 167 England
20 May 2011 8:27PM
Connor this is a work of art in all aspects. Love it. I think your Grandad has been passing on his vast knowledge to you and it certainly is working well.
Cracking work

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20 May 2011 8:51PM
Echo Richard's comment re art - and I should add that although we discussed some aspects of this image it really is all Connor's work. He appeared a few days ago with the first 'cut' and very little needed to be added after that. It is first class and shows great promise - now get back to the English text books!!

Jestertheclown 9 7.7k 252 England
20 May 2011 9:10PM
Connor, this is an outstanding piece of work.
All of your composites are really very well done, sometimes excellent but this one is outstanding.
Sufficiently so that for only the second time in over twelve months, I'm going to drag out my user award and award it to you for this shot. It rarely sees the light of day but this really deserves it.
A first class job.
Well done.

HectorRivera 10 17 1 United States
20 May 2011 9:22PM
Excellent compo, great shot
Mari 14 1.8k United Kingdom
20 May 2011 10:17PM
Beautifully done Connor Smile

RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
20 May 2011 11:50PM
I have to agree with everything Bren has said: he has summed up your composite shot so well. Very well done, Connor.
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
21 May 2011 12:12AM
Thanks everyone for your thoughtful comments. Thanks Bren for the award much appreciated. English is done Grampa it's Geography and Physics left.

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
21 May 2011 12:53AM
An excellent image...........Sandy
KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
21 May 2011 6:30AM
Brilliant - really believeable! Smile

(Good luck with your Geography & Physics!)
MrsS 11 4.5k 18 England
21 May 2011 9:36PM
Another brilliant composite! Smile

Fran x
Goggz 11 2.3k 72 Wales
23 May 2011 10:24PM
That is a really excellent image Connor. Much better than your German Tongue

Cheers, Goggz

p.s. Keep up the good work studying hard and good luck with your exams!
UBOAT 10 41 Scotland
23 May 2011 11:08PM
Thanks everyone for your comments on my picture and the exams.

Tonksfest 10 5 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2011 5:31PM
Hi Conner. Brilliant manipulation WELL DONE, Mick You get my AWARD .

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