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by GeorgeP
Tue 19 Jan 2021, 10:23 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lockdown 3 Back door hide * update *
Replies: 8
Views: 710

Re: Lockdown 3 Back door hide * update *

A beautiful species to have in your local park, Ian. The Kingfisher is the jewel of the bush. My wife and I live adjacent to a 50-acre bushland park and often see a pair of Kookaburras. Not as colourful as your KF but always a treat to see.
by GeorgeP
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 5:17 am
Forum: Airshow & Aviation Videos
Topic: F-100 Hun at EAA Oshkosh 2015.
Replies: 0
Views: 159

F-100 Hun at EAA Oshkosh 2015.

G'day all, happy new year and let's hope that 2021 is a better year than the shocker that we have just lived through. I have uploaded a short video of an F-100 departing Oshkosh 2015 to my Flickr account. It's not the same quality as many of the videos on this part of the forum but I thought that so...
by GeorgeP
Sat 02 Jan 2021, 4:05 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: Sarah's 2020 - Heavy (sorry)
Replies: 4
Views: 978

Re: Sarah's 2020 - Heavy (sorry)

Too many 747s are never enough! Nice set, particularly -CIVW turning final and on short final. Best wishes to you for 2021.
by GeorgeP
Tue 29 Dec 2020, 4:52 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: shorty's are back **update 2**
Replies: 8
Views: 804

Re: shorty's are back **update 2**

What a fab Christmas present for you. All excellent images but I do love those flight shots. Nice work, Ian.
by GeorgeP
Tue 22 Dec 2020, 9:45 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: RIAT 2019 - 6 Days, 6 Photos Per Day
Replies: 7
Views: 1450

Re: RIAT 2019 - 6 Days, 6 Photos Per Day

An excellent set with somethin' to please everyone. The last image is a cracker!
by GeorgeP
Sat 12 Dec 2020, 10:31 am
Forum: Airline & Commercial Aviation Photos
Topic: The last BA747 - Tommy at Saint Athan
Replies: 4
Views: 1054

Re: The last BA747 - Tommy at Saint Athan

A sad day, indeed, Tom. I reckon the 747-400 has a decade, or so, left as a freighter. Since we, here in Australia, are at "the arse end of the world" (1), pretty-much any long-distance international flight out of the country was operated by the 747. Qantas was an all-747 operator during a period, s...
by GeorgeP
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Glossy ibis
Replies: 4
Views: 466

Re: Glossy ibis

Very nice, Ian. They're reasonably common here in Oz but always a pleaseure to see them, particularly in the light that you have captured them.
by GeorgeP
Thu 19 Nov 2020, 10:34 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Wildlife on the Isle of Mull
Replies: 11
Views: 834

Re: Wildlife on the Isle of Mull

A superb set! The Highland Cow looks very much like I did during the extended lockdown here in Melbourne when we were not permitted to get a haircut.
by GeorgeP
Tue 17 Nov 2020, 10:19 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48hr Photo Comp: Open Canopies
Replies: 37
Views: 1548

Re: 48hr Photo Comp: Open Canopies

Warbirds Over Wanaka 2018. https://live.staticflickr.com/785/27329556978_ba19d791d2_b.jpg P51-D Mustang ZK-SAS by GP1961 , on Flickr Tyabb, 2016. https://live.staticflickr.com/1651/25553944190_af6ddb600d_o.jpg P-40F Kittyhawk VH-HWK by GP1961 , on Flickr Oshkosh, 2019. https://live.staticflickr.com/...
by GeorgeP
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 10:39 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 89
Views: 11156

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

If you look at the map as indicated in a previous post is not the sun behind you most of the day? My assessment of the sun position and light was made based on my estimate of a 1pm(ish) start time for the airshow. From sdad's response it appears that the sun position isn't a problem. The sun is nev...
by GeorgeP
Sun 08 Nov 2020, 6:50 am
Forum: Other UK Airshows and Events
Topic: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)
Replies: 89
Views: 11156

Re: Flying Legends 2021 - 10th & 11th July at Sywell (Merged)

Had a quick look at the location and checked SunCalc to determine the sun position during July. Light could be a challenge after about 12:00, as I found at Duxford, if the display line is along 03/21. I acknowledge that it's not all about photography but that's why we're all members of this great fo...
by GeorgeP
Mon 02 Nov 2020, 10:07 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: New Zealand Birds
Replies: 7
Views: 758

Re: New Zealand Birds

Both very nice images, the Tui being my fave. I love the sheen on its plumage. Hope to see one if I make it to Omaka next year.
by GeorgeP
Mon 02 Nov 2020, 4:36 am
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.
Replies: 4352
Views: 198211

Re: COVID-19: Your Thoughts and it's effects on you.

...To be fair I've heard more sense from Trump and Boris. You are welcome to your opinions - but I will give them a Jolly good ignore! +1 The citizens whose countries are experiencing a massive spike in SARS-CoV-2 infections and subsequent serious/fatal cases of Covid-19 must wish that they were le...
by GeorgeP
Thu 29 Oct 2020, 10:43 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 29 OCT ***
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 29 OCT ***

Woohoo, the 14-day moving average for daily Covid infections is now below five (5), so our travel restrictions have been relaxed. We can now travel up to 25km from home, so last weekend I ventured out to find some more native orchids. These were located in a riverside reserve about 20km NE of our su...
by GeorgeP
Thu 15 Oct 2020, 4:39 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 29 OCT ***
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 22 SEP ***

Movement restrictions may be eased on Sunday here in Melbourne because the 14-day moving average number of new infections has reduced to just under 10 per day for our population of about five million inhabitants. Unfortunately, the peak flowering period for Australian terrestrial native orchids may ...
by GeorgeP
Tue 06 Oct 2020, 4:26 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Kingfisher **update**
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: Kingfisher **update**

Ian, too many images of KFs are never enough! Another fab trio of images with the second image being my favourite of the series. Nice work.
by GeorgeP
Fri 25 Sep 2020, 7:54 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow (Vintage) - yet more
Replies: 4
Views: 994

Re: Shuttleworth Drive-in Airshow (Vintage) - yet more

Some fab images in this set. The park and sit in/beside your car doesn't appear to have reduced the opportunity to bring home some nice pics and memories. I presume that you booked/arrived early to get the best position.
by GeorgeP
Tue 22 Sep 2020, 10:33 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 29 OCT ***
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 22 SEP ***

Every night after dinner, my wife and I walk about 5km and, on most nights, we usually see one or two of these characters during our 50-minute walk. Last night, we didn't see a single example until we returned home to find this handsome chap waiting for us. He was hawking moths that had been attract...
by GeorgeP
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 10:02 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: UPDATED - USAF 73rd Birthday Bash @ RAF Mildenhall
Replies: 8
Views: 1461

Re: USAF 73rd Birthday @ RAF Mildenhall

Small the flypast it may have been, but what a fab collection of types. A very nice set of images from you, Tim. Also had a look at your Flickr page; some very nice nature images in there, too.
by GeorgeP
Sun 20 Sep 2020, 5:59 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Kingfisher **update**
Replies: 10
Views: 942

Re: Kingfisher

Gorgeous bird and well taken, Ian. The UKAR images don't look anywhere near as sharp as the outstanding originals on Flickr. From what distance did you photograph this bird? TIA.
by GeorgeP
Sat 19 Sep 2020, 1:41 am
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: 747-400 approach to Melbourne, Australia.
Replies: 2
Views: 704

Re: 747-400 approach to Melbourne, Australia.

That looked lovely and smooth George... Thanks for the critique, reheat. The rate of descent at touchdown is a little higher than I would have liked, but it's a good start for someone who has only flown aircraft as complex as a Piper Arrow III. Had it been a 'real' aircraft, I'm sure that it could ...
by GeorgeP
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 9:54 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Airshow
Replies: 6
Views: 1410

Re: Shuttleworth Vintage Drive-in Airshow

Another great set from what looks to have been a fab show. The first two images are superb!
by GeorgeP
Wed 09 Sep 2020, 9:49 am
Forum: Airshow Photos
Topic: Old Warden Drive-in airshow , 6th September 2020
Replies: 4
Views: 801

Re: Old Warden Drive-in airshow , 6th September 2020

An excellent set, all captured in beautiful light.
by GeorgeP
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 8:06 am
Forum: Flight Simulators
Topic: 747-400 approach to Melbourne, Australia.
Replies: 2
Views: 704

747-400 approach to Melbourne, Australia.

G'day all, during the Covid-19 lock-down in Melbourne, if the birds do not co-operate (see General Photography forum), I retreat indoors and shoot a few ILS approaches on the simulator. This one is to Melbourne's runway 16 and the sim package that I'm using is a Prepared v4 plus a PMDG 747-400 add-o...
by GeorgeP
Sun 06 Sep 2020, 1:37 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 29 OCT ***
Replies: 11
Views: 1438

Re: Lockdown photography in Melbourne, Australia. ***UPDATED - 02 SEP ***

A couple of colourful local characters dropped into the birdbath for a quick dip this afternoon. The Rainbow Lorikeet is one of three species of Lorikeet that are common in our neighbourhood.Taken under camo throw-over hide. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50314020166_da47d8ae3e_o.jpg Rainbow Lo...