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    First time spotting planes at the airport

    A friend has been trying to get me to go out and photograph planes at the airport for weeks, and I finally went today. We had a great time and in about 90 minutes, we had a lot to shoot at. I was using it as an opportunity to get some shooting in with my 400 2.8. I used it with a TC1.4 on one camera, and a 200 on the other. We were in the back of a pickup, and not quite high enough to get over the fence completely.... but we had great fun.













































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    Nice pics!
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    Thanks Scott... do you do photography?
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    No, I don't do it myself, but I appreciate good ones.
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    Well thanks... I am pretty big into photography, but tend to only shoot sports. I am trying expand my horizons...
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    Those pics look great... and strangely familier....

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    I wonder since it's the same tail number, and the details of the photo are only minutes apart, if the two of you were at the same place???? By chance did you see someone else standing in the truck with you, maybe with a camera?



    Nice photo, glad you two had fun. Wish I could come play...

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    Yeah I kidnapped Mike for a couple hours to come play... and of course had some nice *intel* about a couple C-130s flying locally... he just brought us all the luck..
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    It was his truck... and clearly, he is the expert at shooting planes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Convergent
    It was his truck... and clearly, he is the expert at shooting planes.
    Mike is too kind... I am a fairly decent photographer... no pro for sure... =)

    The funny thing... is that for some reason I continuously get put into positions of shooting planes... so I get "used" to shooting them...

    This is from today on a 4 mile hike in a nature preserve....LOL

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    Here are a few photos I took of the Stealth Bomber at Indy this year.
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    Those are some great shots! I used to work at Ft. Bliss, TX (US Army) for a couple years and we always got to see them pass over from the airforce base in White Sands, NM... they are quite a specticle...
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    Your pics made me think of my father-in-law's place in NoCal. He loves flying and bought some property on a small airport. No C130s landing here, but we did get a couple of Citation Xs. The Lake Amphibian is Dad's...fun little plane. I took these prior to my D-SLR...didn't realize it was so long ago. Time to take more shots of aircraft.




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    Very cool...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrailing
    Here are a few photos I took of the Stealth Bomber at Indy this year.
    That thing flew over my house one day very low. It is SOOOOOO loud.
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    James those are some cool pics!! Sometimes the smaller airports net you some interesting finds...
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    Here are a few from the recent air show in Sacramento, CA











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    Great shots... what lens were you using?...
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    Thank you...Canon 100-400 IS L on a 300D body

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