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    Posted: 16 November 2020 at 18:52
Had the privelage of attending one of the few airshows held this year in the United States due to the obvious vid restrictions. Lockhead Martin is in my backyard here in Florida and they were the sponsors of the airshow. Seeing as that they produce a number of our military aircraft, especially the really badass ones, the lineup was star studded. I hope that I can bring justice to these magnficent warbirds! All images shot with a6400 and 200-600. A truly deadly combo that I love. Any critiques and ways to improve the post processing that I didn't see will be gladly entertained. Thanks for looking. As anyone who has shot prop planes on a very bright day trying to slow those shutter speeds down knows it was challenging. I hope I have done justice to the old warbirds!

1 f35 lightning ii
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2 f35 lightning ii full vapor
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3 f35 lightning ii afterburner
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4. b25 "doolittle raider"
DSC08551-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

5. b25 closeup
DSC08499a by chrisrudl, on Flickr

6. p51d mustang
DSC09570-Edit-2-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

7.refueling
DSC08397-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

8. gaining altitude
DSC08431-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

9. f15 viper
DSC09998-Edit-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

10 f15 viper
DSC08831-Edit-2 by chrisrudl, on Flickr

11 f15 viper with vapor
DSC08683-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

12. last vipor I promise. Just love its paint job!
DSC08737-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

13 f22 raptor
DSC09442-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

14 f22 raptor
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15 f22 raptor
DSC09224-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

16 geico skytyper
DSC08950-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

17. My favorite. Heritage flights!
DSC09490-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr

18. Heritage flight day 2 warthod instead of f15
DSC00961-Edit-Edit-Edit by chrisrudl, on Flickr



 



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I had seen them on Flickr already, but what an excellent set Chris!
So well captured, with the movement in the propellors , but also the heat waves in #13 and 14. You've certainly done justice to the old planes as well.
TFS, and I can't think of any PP tips here. For #16 you did well in brightening the full sky to white.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2020 at 21:17
Nice!

And I think you have mixed F-15 and F-16, since F-15 happens to be a dual-engined jet and you have attached the designation to pictures showing planes with just one engine. Another fact that strongly suggests that way is that F-15 was designed by McDonnel Douglas (now part of Boeing), whereas Lockheed Martin is the current producer of F-16 (originally it was General Dynamics product).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2020 at 06:56
Originally posted by C_N_RED_AGAIN C_N_RED_AGAIN wrote:

I hope that I can bring justice to these magnificent warbirds!

O yes, you certainly did! While some are photographed from below, you also managed to photograph from the side or even above. How did you do that? Impressive work, TFS Chris .
Respect. Observe. Capture. Enjoy.
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Btw, Heikki is right, #9-12 is a F-16, easily recognizable by the fact is has one engine outlet and by the large, oval front inlet. Amazing shots though.
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Wow, super set, love #13 and #14, TFS

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Great set.
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That F15 name has to be a mistake, as you use the Viper nickname used for the F16....
Also, it is Lockheed, not Lockhead.

One nerdy thing. I noticed that P-51 Mustang having a strange canopy, so I went to look for more information on the aircraft. I found the aircraft and it turns out to be a "Cavalier Mustang" and more precise a TF-51D - basically a P-51D trainer build in the 1960s and delivered through the USAF to the Bolivian Airforce. Interesting story.

To bad they didn't have some of my favourite Lockheed planes like the F104 Starfighter and the Constellation - or even a T-33 T-bird But still, a really nice set. Nothing to say from a photographical point of view. They look fine to me I like the first heritage flight best.
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Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

That F15 name has to be a mistake, as you use the Viper nickname used for the F16....
Also, it is Lockheed, not Lockhead.

One nerdy thing.
And another detail in that nerdy department: that Viper name is actually only for F-16V, the latest development version of this plane type.
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Originally posted by Hezu Hezu wrote:

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

That F15 name has to be a mistake, as you use the Viper nickname used for the F16....
Also, it is Lockheed, not Lockhead.

One nerdy thing.
And another detail in that nerdy department: that Viper name is actually only for F-16V, the latest development version of this plane type.
I had never heard of the "Viper" name, but Wikipedia mentions it. Around here it usually is simply the F-16. According to Wikipedia the F-16V is named after the Viper name, not the other way round. Interesting.

Another fun fact: The radar equipped F-86K was called Cheese Hunter (Cheese Fighter? Kaasjager) in Dutch service as K's sounds like the Dutch word for cheese. Any version of the F-86 would have been a nice addition to the heritage flight as it was basically the first successful US jet fighter and it did a great job in Korea!

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Great set. I really like the heritage flights and the ones with the vapour generated on the wings.
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Amazing shots indeed! Well done.
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Cracking shots!

Originally posted by addy landzaat addy landzaat wrote:

I had never heard of the "Viper" name, but Wikipedia mentions it. Around here it usually is simply the F-16. According to Wikipedia the F-16V is named after the Viper name, not the other way round. Interesting.


And even more anorak, Viper isn't even the official name for the F-16...it's always been "Fighting Falcon", Viper is what the drivers generally call it...much like Habu or Sled for the SR71.   
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