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Fallen Eagle

By patspeirs  
Fallen Eagle

(A companion image to ‘Some you win…..’ - posted recently)

An Bf109E sits in an English field in November having come second best in a most recent combat. For the disconsolate Luftwaffe pilot the well worn phrase of the time ‘for you the war is over’ strikes home hard. A 64 Sqdn RAF Spitfire wheels overhead checking that he is well and truly down.

A common occurrence in the winter days of 1941-42 when the Luftwaffe ‘boys from Abbeville’ would often run intruder missions into southern England. The 109 shown is in the markings JG 52 based in France while the Spitfire is in 64 Sqdn livery flying out of Hornchurch, close to London.

The composite is constructed from airshow photos of the Bf109 and Spitfire and the b/g from my archives. The pilot was seen at Duxford with one of the re-enactment groups - other small additions etc have been made here and there.

Tags: Digital art

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DeSilver Plus
10 14 12 England
25 Feb 2010 11:47AM
A great image with a compleat and interesting write up which is always welcome. Smile


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clicknimagine 8 221 88 India
25 Feb 2010 11:56AM
beautifully done...
stephenscott 8 8 2 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 1:15PM
Such a superb image,and what a amazing write up,i like looking at your pics alot..

Shroomer 11 14 167 England
25 Feb 2010 1:54PM
This is outstanding Pat. Superb image and work yet again
mudge Plus
15 1.0k 75 England
25 Feb 2010 5:07PM
Great manipulation
sable 10 9 7 United Kingdom
25 Feb 2010 7:08PM
An exceptionally good piece of Digital Art well worthy of more attention - Elizabeth
Canadiann 8 2 Canada
25 Feb 2010 8:28PM
A very nice piece indeed. What a super job you do.
20 Apr 2010 7:05AM
Brilliant Pat

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