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Hi Guys, the RAAF are having war games in Darwin, hence i spent about 5 hours at the end of the runway and watched in awe as they came in and went out, very nice afternoon.
Here are a couple of action shots, and I just missed the Moon, "buy that much" :lol:
26-07-2012, 06:16 PM
:thumbsup: Yea Leon, cool or what , we at work in Berrimah have been watching them as well , sweet photos mate .
26-07-2012, 06:21 PM
Great shots Leon. 1 and 8 are fantastic.
What I would give for a blue sky - Melb hasn't had clear skies for several weeks.
26-07-2012, 06:25 PM
Nice shots Leon. Love the formation fighter jets near the moon. In this case i reckon close enough is good enough. Great caps.
26-07-2012, 06:30 PM
Lovely shots Leon,I love the F 15 Eagle,only Israel and U.S have these fighter jets,I like the one with landing gear down,and seeing the missiles,think they are sidewinders.:thumbsup:
26-07-2012, 06:32 PM
More than just RAAF there. F-15 Eagles (USAF) and SU-27s as well. And those Hercules ain't RAAF. I can't see the roundels that clearly, but I'm guessing Indonesian for the SU-27s and Hercs? (Australia recently gave 4 "retired" C-130 Hercules to Indonesia, but I don't know if they're in service yet).
Edit: Someone already picked the F-15s. That'll teach me to spend too long googling roundels!
Many thanks guys, yes, i like em as well, you are right RG, i have a side on shot of this one and it is Indonesian indeed.
PS, I just take then really don't know one from the other. lol
I love those shots. They're so clear, and the detail you can see is amazing.
Could you please tell me what lens you used, and a bit about the settings?
27-07-2012, 04:49 PM
Nice shots Leon. When I was up in Darwin a few years ago, I remember seeing a few Hornets take off and was blown away at how loud they were!
Thanks guys yep they are loud alright, great to watch, i reckon those guys must get out of their machines with a pretty big grin on their face.
Paul I used a Canon 70-200mm F2.8L Lens, set at 200mm @ F/11 and ISO at 400, the buggers were pretty low at times, and one could feel the wind as they passed over.
27-07-2012, 07:23 PM
What speed setting Leon? The C-130 looks wonderful heading towards the camera.All very nice.Where exactly is this location?I think you mentioned a caravan park near a runway(military?) in the N.T last year.
Hi Chris, speed was 1250/sec at F/8.0 on AV @200mm.
We are not in a Caravan Park, we are about 15 Ks out of Darwin heading South along the Stuart Highway.
The place we are in is part of a Polo Cross Complex and we have so much room with three large ovals and heaps of shady trees.
About 3 Ks from the runway, but i head out most days and spend some time right on the end of the Air Strip :D
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