Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!


Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby Father Ted on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 6:38 am

Nigel ,great shots as usual!
were you the chap with camo lens hood in John's field today? (Black car?)

I was one of the two chaps in the silver SEAT (Galaxy type) people carrier ,that tended to stick to the left side of John's trailer.

Long day for us , but ultimately worth the trip.( hopefully my buddy will post up his camcorder footage soon)



Ps. I thought I recognised the chap in the green rover today too ?
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby redbearing on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:01 am

great shots flat battery hows it going??? see you later today, good light no such thing as bad light!

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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby Stu on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:21 am

Good shots again what time were they out yesterday as didnt have the scanner on also see one has gone off early this morning to ?
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby nigelblake on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:51 am

were you the chap with camo lens hood in John's field today? (Black car?)


That was me!
A long wait but well worth it in the end!
Thanks for the comments, and to the chap with the jump leads!! should not have had the air conditioning and radio on all that time, whoops!
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby Father Ted on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 8:17 am

I would have come and said hello , but was rather intimidated by your dark glasses and huge lens.
:grin:
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby Arno 01 on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 8:26 am

Very nice Nigel, love the first one, great light on them all. :biggrin:
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby nigelblake on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 10:07 am

A few more from last evenings activity, challenging light and windy conditions along with slow shutter and high ISO, I binned a lot!

what time were they out yesterday as didnt have the scanner on

They took of at 18:45, and I left at about 20:00 while they were still in the air!

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CV-22 Osprey Mildenhall by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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CV-22 Osprey Mildenhall by Nigel Blake, on Flickr

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Boeing KC-135R 60-0353 EXXON 22 by Nigel Blake, on Flickr
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby redbearing on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 4:30 pm

father ted

i believe that was not Nigel Blake, this chap is know as the Marham tramp, as stated before possibly the fartiest tramp in the UK. Nigel Blake is a kind slim church going person not like this oversatched halfwit. if the photo attached is the same guy, beware as he always makes out his car has a flat battery then nicks your satch!!!


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nigel (the Marham tramp) by robertjamesstarling, on Flickr
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby nigelblake on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 6:27 pm

I don't know, Robert! Your stuck at home with the Mrs while there's Eagles flying, no wonder you've got Tourettes!!!! :lol:
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby roger s(lonewolf) on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:12 pm

Nice you've even got the sun setting under the KC 135 , could you not have made the osprey shots more interesting by pulling in the Sun , moon and perhapse a space shuttle launching in the background ? LOL see you soon i hopes .lonewolf
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby bobtomlin on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:26 pm

Nice detail captured on those Ospreys Nigel and number three looks like you used a very slow shutter speed to good effect.
If I'd known you were there on Thurs last, I'd have come and asked you where to look for a Stone Curlew (I couldn't see one anywhere).
Cheers, Bob.
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Re: Mildenhall 4th April, more Osprey flying!

Postby nigelblake on Tue 05 Apr 2011, 7:33 pm

bobtomlin wrote:If I'd known you were there on Thurs last, I'd have come and asked you where to look for a Stone Curlew (I couldn't see one anywhere).
Cheers, Bob.

Many thanks Bob and Roger
There are a few Stone Curlews in now, you can see them on the grass at the 24 end at Lakenheath from the spotters car park, they nest on the base; but Weeting heath is the best bet, especially now (and throughout April) while the grass is really short, as they have no cover!
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