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'Cat among the Pigeons'

By patspeirs  
SE5 A

‘Cat among the Pigeons’

Over Flander’s skies a marauding SE5 falls on a couple of rather unwary Fokker triplanes. One breaks hard port and dives to relative safety - the other is less positive in avoiding action and ends up behind the SE5’s guns. A daily action sequence during WW1 where few pilots lived beyond the first few weeks of combat.

A companion image to ‘Bad day at the Office’ - must keep an even hand!!

Tags: Aircraft Digital art Ww1 Se5

Voters: DeSilver, Joline, Andyshort and 32 more

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Comments


DeSilver Plus
8 13 11 England
10 Oct 2011 11:18AM
A quality image as always from you Clive.


David.

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Joline Plus
9 27 52 United States
10 Oct 2011 11:21AM
Your knowledge of this history is astounding, as are your images of that time in history. You make the Aces come alive again.
Wonderful photo.
10 Oct 2011 11:42AM
Excellent and wonderful capture ,very well done,
saeid
f8 12 9.2k 22 England
10 Oct 2011 12:02PM
Great picture, was it taken at Shuttleworth ?
10 Oct 2011 12:51PM
Great image!
Jestertheclown Plus
7 7.1k 249 England
10 Oct 2011 1:26PM
Hi Pat.
10 Oct 2011 2:04PM
Class image ................Rob
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
10 Oct 2011 3:02PM
Another excellent compilation, Pat: looks so realistic, you would think an image had actually been taken from a fourth plane out of shot........although photography was not so advanced in those days.
Ronnie.
Shroomer 9 14 167 England
10 Oct 2011 3:18PM
One word, Brilliant Pat
Richard
Richsr Plus
8 90 219 England
10 Oct 2011 3:59PM
Good work here Pat
Regards Richard
to f8 - thnaks for your interest - the SE5 was at Leuchars and the DR1s are from Duxford.

Cheers.............Pat
NewDay Plus
4 15 1 England
11 Oct 2011 12:12PM
A lovely image and a great "feel"
Stephen
UBOAT Plus
8 41 Scotland
11 Oct 2011 11:28PM
Superb Grampa. More and more detail going into your comps every day

connor
12 Oct 2011 1:54AM
I just read the Goshawk Squadron, recommend the read just google it, they flew these birds to war and they were a sturdy platform to shoot from those days. Nice photo well made up shot that captures the shot in the back so often mentioned in the book...Chen
Excellent image Pat, fabulous work.
Tony
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 10:45PM
I agree - a great photo.

Phil.

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