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    V52 Vulture Bomber

    First post..... taken at the Hawk Conservancy Trust.

    gentle C&C

    V52 Vulture Bomber

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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    Hi David,

    I'm reminded of a B52 joke from my flying days ... Air Traffic Control moved a lighter aircraft out of the area to give priority to a B52 landing with an engine shut down. Apparantly someone over the radio said "Oh no ... not the dreaded 7 engine approach!" (losing one engine on a light twin makes for a period of intense concentration, but losing an engine on an aircraft that has 8, I'm surprised that they even noticed!).

    Good shot too

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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    Colin,
    Thanks for the comments.
    With the wings arched downwards just reminded my of a bomber... Cheyanne was one of 6 Vultures flying together in a demonstartion and all flying at you at head height... a spectacular demonstration.
    From when I was learning to fly the thing I "hated" was the training for "engine failure on take off" particularly when learning in a single engine Cessna. The guys in the "big" planes have it easy, that is of course until they try to glide their planes. Similar sound to that of a falling rock....
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    Hi David,

    At least in a single you know you're going to land When I started flying twins there was a requirement to do the first 5 hours with an instructor ... and the irony was that I actually spent most of those 5 hours flying on 1 engine! (airbourne through 300 feet -> simulated engine failure. Downwind -> simulated engine failure. Turning finals -> simulated engine failure. Takeoff roll -> simulated engine failure). Ahh - those were the good old days

    PS: Found the page http://www.businessballs.com/airtraf...unnyquotes.htm

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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    Quote Originally Posted by DavidGee View Post
    Gentle C&C
    I reckon he was after your Canon 1DS, or is it the dreaded Nikon D3X (in which case he was probably bombing it)? Either way, it was worth it to get a good shot like that.

    Gentle enough?

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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    That is a beauty. Irrespective of whether this was taken at a display of captive birds as opposed to in the wild, that's an impressive image. You really nailed it. Well done.

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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    Rob,
    Thanks for the "gentle" comments, much appreciated
    Exif data: Canon 50D, f/8, 1/1500, ISO 400, 70mm

    Original RAW, processed through DPP and then PSE 7 for final touches

    David
    Last edited by DavidGee; 4th May 2010 at 08:57 PM.

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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    Thanks Donald.
    This was my first attempt at shooting birds in flight.
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    Re: V52 Vulture Bomber

    Don't they use air currents to fly? If they have access to that much nature I don't think they are so much captive as trained to remain in a particular area.

    Quote Originally Posted by Donald View Post
    That is a beauty. Irrespective of whether this was taken at a display of captive birds as opposed to in the wild, that's an impressive image. You really nailed it. Well done.

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