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  #65 Unusual/different angles
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Duck !       ©2009 Mepo
Panasonic DMC-FZ30       15th place, 30 points
1/320s, f5.6, ISO 80, 353mm, Normal Program, Pattern, no flash
 
Post-Processing: Cropped, adjusted brightness & contrast       Extra Info: As we were sailing downriver, this float plane took off and flew right over us. I thought he would hit our mast. I panned the camera and got this shot. I've never been under a float pane on takeoff before. And yes I know it's a Beaver aircraft - not a duck:-)
 
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Mepo
Sep 30, 2009
    More coincidence. I also applied to be a pilot in the Canadian Army. But they would not accept my application because at the time I was one of the only Signals Officers qualified as a parachutist and they wanted me to continue in command of the Arctic Airborne Troop. When my time was almost finished they told me that they would send me on flight training if I signed up for another six years. By that time I had already earned my civilian pilot's licence and had a good job lined up outside the army. So I left the army.

dodrizzt
Sep 30, 2009
    Geee! What a nice coincidence in tastes :-)
Me too gave up, really too expensive - when I was 18 and 19, I've tried to join Spanish Air Forces at the Officers' Rank (the only "affordable" way here to flight), but that was a though competition (almost 1.000 people for just 25 places) and couldn't get in- so from then to today, I just can enjoy reading, searching and taking pics- what's not bad, either ;-)
I've had a look at your searches - what beautiful pics from those two islands! and the Su30 is a beautiness no doubt :-)
So well, when we both find a plane pic in future challenges, we surely have a nice hint from whom belongs to :-D

Mepo
Sep 30, 2009
    Wow - you really are hooked :-) I'm laughing since I did the same thing and found the whole history of that small airline and its owner. I use airliners.net as well. My favourite searches are St Marten Phillipsburg, St. Barthelemy
Guadeloupe and any of the SU30 photos. I gave up flying years ago because I simply could not afford it.

dodrizzt
Sep 29, 2009
    Hi Mepo, yes, I'm really a big fan of planes (and plane pics :-) since my childhood... believe me, I even checked the license number of this little beauty and could find it :-) you can see it here:
http://www.airliners.net/search/photo.search?regsearch=C-FJBP
Lovely duck, isn't it? :-)

Mepo
Sep 28, 2009
    dodrizzt - you hit he nail on the head. I was lucky on all counts, All I did was zoom in and pan - and hope :-) Glad you have a love for planes. Merci for the vote.

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dodrizzt
Sep 28, 2009
    Geee :-) I like a lot planes, and certainly you don't have many opportunities to shoot a water plane from below - neither too close!
A lucky shot no doubt, very nicely done considering you must have had very little time to think on camera settings - well done!
I feel I'm leaving out of my votes some very nice pics, but my flying heart can't help giving yours a place in my TT among such great competition, as it is very nice and also fits the theme well :-) good luck!!
Edited on Sep 28, 2009

Mepo
Sep 28, 2009
    Thank you for the comments. I'm glad you liked it. As an ex pilot I still have an addiction to these things and tends to see them as more attractive than the average person :-)

KJW
Sep 25, 2009
    Great capture of the plane, nothing like being in the right place at the right time. mAdding to favorites.

rafinmelb
Sep 25, 2009
    Sharp image. Well captured. I like how you have left room for the plane to move into.

Jade O.
Sep 24, 2009
    A remarkably clear image and nicely captured. A classic aircraft from an unusual angle.
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