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Discussion in 'Transportation' started by Baywing, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
  2. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    I am hoping for some blue skies when I see em next, last year was a bust for skies fogy and grey, and I only had my lowly 180 2.8 on this day, all the other days I had my 200-400VR, but of course they drop in on the wrong day....

    Posting my pics since they can't compare to yours





    After I took this last shot I took down my lens and missed the huge pressure wave when they got close to the barrier, :mad:  missed it by about 5 seconds.....

    Super job on your photos! Just super....
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very beautiful Bay:>))
  4. Good sequence there Commodore. I know if I had a 200-400, it would have been strapped to by back and gone everywhere with me!

    I'm sure you'll get the shots you want this year.

    If we all take the "perfect" shots in one show, what's the fun in looking forward to the next one? I know I'm still looking to add a few B-1B and B-2 bombers to my collection.

    Baywing, the F-22 demo was cut short due to a faulty sensor on one of the engines. There weren't enough passes for me to get any sharp shots, unlike yours!

    Oh well, right after that show, I made a mental note to be sure and attend the NAS Oceana in September. I'll get a keeper of the F-22 even if I have to spend 16 hours on the road round trip to do it!!
  5. mdupont


    Jun 12, 2007
    Centreville, VA
    Here are a few of mine from the JSOH at Andrews in May. We had a cloudy overcast day but it made for some great vapor shots.
    These were all shot with a D70 and 70 - 200 VR with 1.7TC.

    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/4.8    1/1000s   

    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/4.8    1/1600s   

    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/4.8    1/1250s   

    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/4.8    1/2500s   

    NIKON D70    ---    340mm    f/4.8    1/2500s   

    And like Pete Im hooked. Ive already got plans to go to Oceana in Sept.

  6. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    There's also Westover in Aug......
  7. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    well, I did on Monday, Tuesday, Wed, Friday, and Saturday, Only thursday I took a break and didn't carry all the gear, took the 12-24 and the 180 prime, being there all week I needed a break, wasn't planning to go to the show on flightline on TR (airshows every afternoon)but of course look what drops in!

    Camping and tenting for the week, one gets tired of gear let me tell you,
  8. Nice series, baywing.
  9. sypher


    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    Baywing, great captures...anyone one of them would make a nice poster, though I really like #3:) 
  10. Baywing


    Feb 22, 2005
    CT USA
    Thanks everyone. I have been pleased with the 300 f4 afs with and with out the tc14e.
  11. Glideslope


    Feb 8, 2006
    Great stuff Bay. Nice work with the 300 AFS. My favorite glass. :wink:
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