The Red Arrows


Link Posted 18/07/2009 - 01:11
I am lucky enough to work at the UK Defence Academy, which means occasionally we get treated to some fancy flying from whatever RAF flyboys happen to be around. Yesterday was even better than usual as we were treated to a display by the fantastic Red Arrows.

Despite concerns that the MOD Police might mistake my Tamron 300 F2.8 for a rocket launcher, I took a few shots which I thought I'd share. Hope you like them, comments and suggestions welcome!

The first one was taken with my DL2 and Dads DA 55-300, the other three with my K10D and Tamron 300mm F2.8 prime. The motion blur in shots 3 and 4 bring it home just how fast these guys fly, as they were taken at 1/500th and 1/350th respectively.
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Last Edited by Mongoose on 18/07/2009 - 01:14


Link Posted 18/07/2009 - 01:41
The second image
The second plane from the top is not in perfect line, tut tut tut!!!

Apart from that Very good shots

You clearly work in a great job

Well done

Last Edited by paullucas on 18/07/2009 - 01:41


Link Posted 18/07/2009 - 02:44
I like the 1 and 2 .Nice framing


Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 13:06
great caputurs 1 + 2 for me as well


Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 13:09
Nice set of shots, must be the most photographed planes there is.


Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 19:23
thanks guys, very kind. Don't worry Paul, I'll pass on your comment to the proper authorities and I'm sure there will be a public flogging! lol
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Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 20:41
1 & 2 for me.
And how lucky are you getting access to this sort of treat?...where is the "green with envy" smiley?
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Pentax K10d, *istDL, Kit lens ( 18-55mm ), 50mm f1.7 lens, Tamron 70-300mm lens, Prinzflex 70-162 manual lens, Various old flashes.


Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 22:25
Oh excellent, especially the first one. I must visit an airshow with my new(ish) camera setup....
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Last Edited by NeilP on 20/07/2009 - 22:26


Link Posted 20/07/2009 - 23:16
excellent captures mongoose, especially the first two.

If I may critique: The first could do with a crop to exclude the space on the right perhaps ? They both would be improved a little with a bit more contrast. just my opinion and first class captures they are.

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Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 10:33
thanks for the critique Peter, I'm always interested to hear what others would try given the same picture. I'll have a look at a squarer crop later.
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Link Posted 21/07/2009 - 14:06
1 & 2 are excellent. Great shots!
Cameras:K-7/K20D/*ist D/K10D
Lenses:DA14 f2.8, A16 f2.8, FA20 f2.8, FA31 f1.8, DA35 f2.8 macro, FA43 f1.9, FA50 f1.4, A50 f1.4, A50 f1.2, FA50 f2.8 macro, DA*55 f1.4, FA77 f1.8, DFA100 f2.8 macro, A100 f2.8, DA*300 f4, FA*300 f4.5, DA10-17 FE, DA12-24 f4, DA*16-50 f2.8, DA17-70 f4, FA*28-70 f2.8, DA*50-135 f2.8, DA*60-250 f4, FA*80-200 f2.8.
Flashes:AF540FGZ, AF360FGZ
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