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by Skyflash
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 7:19 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: Edinburgh garden drama - Sparrowhawk vs pigeon
Replies: 0
Views: 80

Edinburgh garden drama - Sparrowhawk vs pigeon

I was out sanding down a wall this afternoon when I heard an almighty squawking and commotion at my bird table, and turned round just in time to see a small-ish (juvenile?) sparrowhawk cartwheeling across the lawn with an unfortunate pigeon in its grasp. I crept back into the house, grabbed the came...
by Skyflash
Sun 27 Sep 2020, 7:08 pm
Forum: General Photography
Topic: East Lothian Sunset
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: East Lothian Sunset

Wonderful! That first shot with the heron is superb.

:clap:
by Skyflash
Fri 18 Sep 2020, 8:43 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 hour photo competition - Star
Replies: 23
Views: 858

Re: 48 hour photo competition - Star

I don't think anyone has posted a J-STARS yet: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46949294875_171151f69d_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr Stars and bars, and a red star: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46949294125_bf0a91e8bd_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr ... and a very prominent red star...
by Skyflash
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 4:16 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit
Replies: 26
Views: 979

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp - Ageing Aircraft Audit

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by Skyflash
Fri 11 Sep 2020, 12:31 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects
Replies: 26
Views: 904

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects

Have to say when I say the first couple of entries I figured, this is going to be tricky. Especially seeing Draken's Flankers and Jalfrezi's lovely Aermacchi. Oh and Skyflash's Corsair with that touch of colour underneath. And his Frecce - all terrific. Thank you Spiny, very kind... that 'touch of ...
by Skyflash
Tue 08 Sep 2020, 1:35 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects
Replies: 26
Views: 904

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Airshow Special Effects

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

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by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr
by Skyflash
Wed 02 Sep 2020, 11:01 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Eastern Promise
Replies: 22
Views: 735

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Eastern Promise

A Saudi, a Korean and a Kiwi (walk into a bar...?) https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50297419661_c02555d802_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50296796828_385e5e101d_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50297475871_cf87014c55_o....
by Skyflash
Fri 28 Aug 2020, 3:45 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Three in a row (or more)
Replies: 32
Views: 1084

Re: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Three in a row (or more)

I'm hoping these are compliant... https://live.staticflickr.com/4366/35913803574_a5ac822c1a_h.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8793/28280863716_fe9e92f909_h.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/7367/27604836321_cfa11ef4f2_h.jpg by Gordon Duncan...
by Skyflash
Wed 26 Aug 2020, 11:58 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Eastern Bloc
Replies: 23
Views: 901

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Eastern Bloc

There's just something about old Soviet-built helicopters... https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50270946857_ac6ca3676c_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50270103383_37b8158b05_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr ... and have a jet warbird for good measure: https:...
by Skyflash
Tue 25 Aug 2020, 8:14 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Through smoke and fire...
Replies: 8
Views: 1641

Re: Through smoke and fire...

Cor! Fantastic stuff... that third one is like aviation photography as reimagined by William Blake!
by Skyflash
Mon 24 Aug 2020, 8:08 pm
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Take nine red Hawks, add one mediaeval fort...
Replies: 1
Views: 1157

Take nine red Hawks, add one mediaeval fort...

... sprinkle with some late-summer evening sunshine and bake for 1/1600 of a second: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50264809612_9cc4e9c7fc_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50263973913_72b448e87a_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.c...
by Skyflash
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Testing, Testing
Replies: 24
Views: 984

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Testing, Testing

The wonderfully bizarre (and absolutely tiny) KB SAT SR-10 - I believe the only one constructed so far: https://live.staticflickr.com/4398/36578224802_9186417c52_h.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr Sticking with forward-swept wings, the Su-47 'Berkut' - my god how I would have loved to see this monst...
by Skyflash
Tue 18 Aug 2020, 10:47 am
Forum: Aviation Waffle
Topic: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet
Replies: 56
Views: 4277

Re: BA retires entire Boeing 747 fleet

Absolute misery. :(
by Skyflash
Sun 16 Aug 2020, 12:56 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Heavy Lifters
Replies: 28
Views: 1070

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Heavy Lifters

Three from me, starting with the heaviest of them all, then a heavy-lift warbird rarity, and finally a Myasischev VM-T Atlant: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50184122492_fdb5f32f76_o.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8138/28942137010_2c032955ec_h.jpg by Gordon Dunca...
by Skyflash
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 4:25 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Lumps, Bumps and Pointy Bits
Replies: 23
Views: 1085

Re: 48 Hours Photo Competition - Lumps, Bumps and Pointy Bits

Great theme... have a lumpy Russian, and two unusual variants of the P-3: https://live.staticflickr.com/4426/35938426113_a186774e49_h.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/8077/29133195566_5b5cb42f8f_h.jpg by Gordon Duncan , on Flickr https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/4862...
by Skyflash
Thu 06 Aug 2020, 1:47 pm
Forum: 'Golden Oldies' Photos
Topic: Fairford RIAT 2002 - the unloved one
Replies: 14
Views: 1852

Re: Fairford RIAT 2002 - the unloved one

Ah the return to Fairford, which mis-fired on a couple of levels. Traffic was chaotic, and the G-222 shut the runway for quite a spell on the Saturday. The now not-so brand new runway. Definitely one to file in 'not a classic', but there's no denying there are some memories worth sharing nonetheles...
by Skyflash
Tue 04 Aug 2020, 9:24 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: Annual Leave on the East Coast - July 2020
Replies: 7
Views: 1294

Re: Annual Leave on the East Coast - July 2020

Looks like you had a really good trip Andy and the weather seems to have played ball for you too. Loving the hares chasing the Typhoon... or is it the other way round!? :grin:

What is the tail badge on the 12sqn Typhoon - looks like a UK/Qatar exchange thing?
by Skyflash
Mon 03 Aug 2020, 11:24 am
Forum: Modern Military Photos
Topic: The 'Big Yin' visits Prestwick, 02/08/20
Replies: 6
Views: 837

The 'Big Yin' visits Prestwick, 02/08/20

No, not Billy Connolly, although given that about 60% of the population of Scotland appeared to have pitched up yesterday, he may well have been there. Wonderful to finally catch the An-225, with the Qatari C-17 and Cargolux 747 a lovely bonus. My thanks to Mr Ledwood for the company throughout a tr...
by Skyflash
Sat 18 Jul 2020, 10:35 am
Forum: Royal International Air Tattoo
Topic: Virtual Air Tattoo
Replies: 46
Views: 5861

Re: Virtual Air Tattoo

Jeez, how cool is this!? What a fantastic effort from everyone to pull this together.

Loved the MiG-21 display, brilliant.
by Skyflash
Mon 06 Jul 2020, 12:59 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: The Human Element
Replies: 36
Views: 1525

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: The Human Element

Tweaking the Mustang... Oshkosh 2016

ImageDSC_2103.jpg by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr
by Skyflash
Wed 24 Jun 2020, 11:08 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: F-15 Eagle
Replies: 31
Views: 1678

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: F-15 Eagle

Nick that shot of the special going through the canyon is just... :ok_hand: Here's mine, nothing fancy, but I like this image as it captures the raw power of the Eagle along with a hint of the cheerful madness that is a RIAT departures day: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50040365457_1f2ec83f60_...
by Skyflash
Wed 17 Jun 2020, 3:16 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Close up
Replies: 43
Views: 2074

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Close up

ImageRIAT2019 by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

ImageRIAT18-4105 by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr

Keepin' it French!
by Skyflash
Mon 15 Jun 2020, 9:16 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Rotor Blur!
Replies: 26
Views: 1487

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Rotor Blur!

East Lothian as opposed to South-East Asia, but wherever it's photographed it's a beast of a machine:

ImageEF2013 229 by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr
by Skyflash
Sat 13 Jun 2020, 7:28 pm
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Classic Jets
Replies: 28
Views: 1788

Re: 48 Hour Photo Comp: Classic Jets

Have some Fury - from Oshkosh last year :)

ImageOsh2019-77 by Gordon Duncan, on Flickr
by Skyflash
Wed 10 Jun 2020, 9:27 am
Forum: Themed Photo Threads
Topic: Aviation- On This Day
Replies: 1589
Views: 49599

Re: Aviation- On This Day

Four years ago I was at Leeuwarden for the KLu Open Dagen. This was the day after one of the Pat Suisse had crashed during their practice/validation flight and people were still a bit stunned, though as we now know, mercifully the pilot was ok. From a photographic perspective the weather conditions ...