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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
9 13 11 England
10 Oct 2011 11:18AM
A quality image as always from you Clive.


David.

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Joline Plus
10 27 53 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.
10 Oct 2011 11:35AM
Wonderful photo.
saeidNL 6 3 Netherlands
10 Oct 2011 11:42AM
Excellent and wonderful capture ,very well done,
saeid
f8 13 9.2k 22 England
10 Oct 2011 12:02PM
Great picture, was it taken at Shuttleworth ?
Chris_C 5 3 United Kingdom
10 Oct 2011 12:51PM
Great image!
Jestertheclown 7 7.4k 249 England
10 Oct 2011 1:26PM
Hi Pat.
Devon_Wild 6 8 1 England
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
9 91 223 England
10 Oct 2011 3:59PM
Good work here Pat
Regards Richard
10 Oct 2011 8:43PM
to f8 - thnaks for your interest - the SE5 was at Leuchars and the DR1s are from Duxford.

Cheers.............Pat
NewDay 5 15 1 England
11 Oct 2011 12:12PM
A lovely image and a great "feel"
Stephen
UBOAT 9 41 Scotland
11 Oct 2011 11:28PM
Superb Grampa. More and more detail going into your comps every day

connor
chensuriashi Plus
10 237 17 England
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
13 Oct 2011 7:32PM
Excellent image Pat, fabulous work.
Tony
viscostatic 10 34 5 United Kingdom
27 Oct 2011 10:45PM
I agree - a great photo.

Phil.

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