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A Gathering of War Birds
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Posted By: Dewman, 08-31-2014, 07:39 PM

I attended the annual Gathering of War Birds air show today and I liked the colors in the first shot. Also in attendance were two young ladies, dressed in the style popular in WWII.

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Those war "birds" in the third shot do look pretty intimidating :-p


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Love the nose art on the tomahwak in the first shot, the colours are realy vivid. I would have like to have seen more of that aircraft, and the reflections from the skin of the Harvard(?) in the background could have made some interesting images.

Well done, good to see
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Love the nose art on the tomahwak in the first shot, the colours are realy vivid. I would have like to have seen more of that aircraft, and the reflections from the skin of the Harvard(?) in the background could have made some interesting images.

Well done, good to see

Yes, I too thought of the reflections and the possibilities, but they were in a restricted area and the shot with the P-40 was as close as I could get.


Here's a few more from the show I thought you might like. As I said, they had the planes roped off so access was quite limited. I apologize for the soft focus. I was using a lens that was tried and true, but a camera that was suspect. All the shots I took that day, some 50 or so, were all less that I would have hoped for.


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Also in attendance were two young ladies, dressed in the style popular in WWII.

Great set, but as much as I like Corsairs and P-40's, the portrait of the two lasses could be a recruiting poster in its own right.
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Great set, but as much as I like Corsairs and P-40's, the portrait of the two lasses could be a recruiting poster in its own right.
Yep. Tojo - Don't (mess) with our boys !
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the corsair might be one of the most beautiful planes ever designed IMO
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the corsair might be one of the most beautiful planes ever designed IMO

Absolutely! My thoughts, exactly. The sound of that big radial engine was something to behold!


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Dewman, I don't believe the slight softness of the focus detracts from the images, nice shots.
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I always enjoy a good series of warbird shots. Looks like you were able to get some great images even with some suspect equipment.
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I'm liking the "war birds' in the third image.
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Love war birds , thank you for sharing .
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There seems to be some interest in the female "Warbirds," so here's a couple more shots of them. The buttons on the one gal's blouse were straining to contain their charges!


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QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
female "Warbirds"
Looks like the were dressed and made up appropriately to the time period of the planes.

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The buttons on the one gal's blouse were straining to contain their charges!
We had kinda noticed that too.
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