Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Anyone think it's a coincidence that when America is weakened, the bullies start to get brave around the world? Think about it...........



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
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waterflyboy22 wrote:
Wanted to announce to everyone another reason I've been out of touch.
Robert Arthur Boyd was born yesterday at 1:11 pm. Baby and mom are doing wonderful. So thankful that The Lord blessed us with another healthy son.


Warner, congratulations to you and your wife! This is your second, I believe? How is big brother doing with his new sibling?

Mark



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Country: Netherlands

Bad weather photography



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 3167
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ELinder wrote:
NightOwl Cat wrote:
News out of NMUSAF:

Giant Scale Radio-Controlled Model Aircraft Air Show
Sept. 4-6, 2015 (Labor Day Weekend)



Um, that would be the weekend after Labor Day, right? Sounds interesting, have you been there?

Erich



I'm a little late chiming in, but I wouldn't rush to make travel plans just yet Erich - it is Labor Day Weekend, 2015.

Mark



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Going up!



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
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Country: United States

I don't have much aviation to share, but Jim's mention of red tailed hawks reminded me of our neighborhood family.

Their nest is about 100 feet up in a pine tree, but that's at the foot of our hill, putting our house at about the same elevation. Unfortunately the nest is about 450 feet away, with some tree branches in between. Managed this shot of the chick (known as an eyas) in the nest below the adult with my iPhone through my spotting scope eyepiece, probably around 30x-40x.


And this is him about 7 weeks later, just before he left the neighborhood to set out on his own:


Mark



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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Cool one Mark
Check Six or he makes Swiss cheese of you



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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Country: United States

Nice Mark. We have a few of those in our neighborhood as well but they are too ninja like for me to capture. (yet)

How are you man?

Glenn



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
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msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
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Country: United States

Doing well Glenn, thank you. Been reading along every day, but crazy busy. This spring our daughter graduated high school (our last one), so prom, graduation, parties, etc. Weird feeling. Now need to pay for another 4 years of college for her......yikes.

Glenn, your work out of Offutt has been awesome! I love every image. Been sharing them with some folks at work (Lockheed Martin is a major client of ours, so the F-22 and the Lightning were great to see together). And I can brag, "I know that guy".

Mark



nrferguson
Registered: Apr 20, 2004
Total Posts: 2457
Country: United Kingdom

BillyBlaylock wrote:
I had to go pretty far just to make it somewhat interesting so bare with me Although not an airplane it at least was the first "carrier" as it launched the first airplane at sea!





Billy
You'll need to explain more:
Eugene Ely made the first fixed-wing aircraft take-off from a warship from USS Birmingham on 14 November 1910. On 9 May 1912 Commander Charles Samson became the first man to take off from a ship which was underway when he flew his Short S.27 off of HMS Hibernia, which was steaming at 10.5 kn (12.1 mph; 19.4 km/h). Later, removable "flying-off platforms" appeared on the gun turrets of battleships and battlecruisers starting with HMS Repulse, allowing aircraft to be flown off for scouting purposes, although there was no chance of recovery.
Wikipedia says about USS Texas "In 1919 Texas became the first U.S. battleship to launch an aircraft and served as a plane guard and navigational reference for the first trans-Atlantic flight by the seaplane NC-4" and elsewhere it says she was the first US warship to launch a plane by catapult. I doubt I'll ever get to Galveston (although we are changing flights in Dallas Ft Worth in 6 weeks time) but I sort of collect Great War warships - I have yet to visit HMS Caroline in Belfast but have been to the WW1 Monitor in Portsmouth UK, HMS President on the Thames in London, the two UK Coastal Motor Boats and the Greek heavy cruiser Georg Averoff viz.
Niall



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
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Country: United States

Congratulations Warner!



JWilsonphoto
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JR and I are refreshing our scuba skills and gear in anticipation of spending time in some neat diving locales around the world. The kids are showing an interest in snorkeling. I gave Faith and Halle a little surface based primer in what breathing from a scuba tank is like. We have a trip to Jamaica planned and I think they'll love snorkeling where you can actually see some cool stuff. As soon as Aquatech morphs their D800 case into a D810 version, I'm going to add one.

Has anyone messed around with the Nikon AW1? Looks like it might be a relatively inexpensive temporary solution to hostile environment shooting.



JWilsonphoto
Registered: Jan 16, 2002
Total Posts: 19276
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BTW, Steven, your D810 images looked good. I have been so swamped that all I have had time to do is unbox it and set my custom functions. How do you like it so far? I was going to shoot a project with it last week, but I decided to stay with my existing workflow until I've had some time to explore it's capabilities.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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I'm pretty happy with the GoPro3 so far for hostile enviroments for money cant beat it. I mounted it to a 4ft piece of pvc pipe and dove everywhere with it. It was nice to get the camera out in front of stuff, in small openings in the reef, behind fish, etc.



Glenn



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
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D800 certainly excels in other shooting environments though!



Glenn



Glenn Watson
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Glenn



Glenn Watson
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Glenn



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
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msalvetti wrote:

I'm a little late chiming in, but I wouldn't rush to make travel plans just yet Erich - it is Labor Day Weekend, 2015.

Mark


Doh! Thanks Mark, I would have been there a liiiiitle early!

Erich



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 1071
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
Acemaker I



Glenn


Glenn, I think this my favorite image of all of the fabulous shots you've been posting.

Erich



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