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by GeorgeP
Sun 21 Nov 2021, 10:39 am
Forum: Warbird & Classic Jet Photos
Topic: Nelson Airport 100th Anniversary
Replies: 2
Views: 413

Re: Nelson Airport 100th Anniversary

Love the Foxy! Must have been quite warm because there's quite a bit of heat shimmer in some of them.
by GeorgeP
Sun 21 Nov 2021, 10:33 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Zagreb Airport October 2021
Replies: 5
Views: 1048

Re: Zagreb Airport October 2021

A fab bunch of images, particularly the second one which shows an excellent panning technique. Wow, I didn't realise that they're still in frontline service because the only one I've ever seen is a privately-owned example here in Oz. They're a little like I am - well past their best. :wink: Thanks f...
by GeorgeP
Tue 08 Dec 2020, 10:14 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Glossy ibis
Replies: 2
Views: 188

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: 700

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: 1306

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: 88
Views: 9057

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: 88
Views: 9057

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: 647

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: 3598
Views: 165657

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: 1360

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: 1360

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: 866

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: 927

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: 1360

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: 1376

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: 866

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: 656

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: 1345

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: 755

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: 656

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: 1360

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...
by GeorgeP
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 6:46 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Eastern Promise
Replies: 22
Views: 871

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Eastern Promise

An eclectic trio from me for this one. Warbirds Over Wanaka, 2018: https://live.staticflickr.com/785/27329556978_ab7a0d33d0_o.jpg P51-D Mustang ZK-SAS by GP1961 , on Flickr Tyabb Airshow, 2018: https://live.staticflickr.com/4783/40742719151_f9f9b51601_o.jpg Paul Bennet by GP1961 , on Flickr Antique ...
by GeorgeP
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 6:28 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Post Lockdown London Bimble~Friday 16th October 2020
Replies: 13
Views: 1645

Re: Post Lockdown London Bimble~ Saturday 22nd August 2020.

Always enjoy viewing your images, Brian. You have a great eye for composition and the techs are excellent, too.
In Melbourne, my train carriage was like yours; it could almost be classified as personal service. Have now been stood down for six weeks under "Stage 4" lock-down.
by GeorgeP
Wed 26 Aug 2020, 8:12 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Red Kites
Replies: 8
Views: 673

Re: Red Kites

Superb, Ian! I love the first one; lots of detail in the face, perfect eye and the under-wing visible. Must make a note to visit that place if I ever make it back to your part of the world.
by GeorgeP
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 1:44 am
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Garden Wildlife
Replies: 5
Views: 607

Re: Garden Wildlife

Nice set. Looks as though there's more than enough in the garden to keep you occupied.