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Firefighters at work
Lens: DA* 50-135 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: La Malbaie, QC ISO: 80 Shutter Speed: 1/640s Aperture: F5.6 
Posted By: SunValley, 09-08-2021, 12:38 PM

A few shots from last weekend when a forest fire got put out by a CL-415. It was quite impressive as the plane flew so close to our position, I can see the pilot waving back at my kids in one ot the shots I took!

Really happy with how the 50-135 still performs after years of abuse.








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Those are really impressive shots. Great captures of the action. Thanks for sharing these photos.
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Very vivid images!
As if they were specifically posed for a movie set.
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Those are really impressive shots. Great captures of the action. Thanks for sharing these photos.
Thanks! Glad you like them!

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Very vivid images!
As if they were specifically posed for a movie set.
Thanks! Indeed I was lucky to be in the right spot with a clear view of the action and with the wind blowing smoke in the right direction making everything look so dramatic!

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Thanks! Glad you like them!



Thanks! Indeed I was lucky to be in the right spot with a clear view of the action and with the wind blowing smoke in the right direction making everything look so dramatic!
When you get that lucky, you have to take advantage... good job.
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Congratulations on some excellent and dramatic shots! The last one really shows the skills of the pilots who fight these fires.
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Congratulations on some excellent and dramatic shots! The last one really shows the skills of the pilots who fight these fires.
Indeed what you say is true!
I've been beneath these guys, and got dumped on a few times--they scared the livin' beejeebees outa me! But they sure made fire-fighting a lot safer for us!
Again, my hat's off to the excellent images of excellent flying!!!!
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When you get that lucky, you have to take advantage... good job.
Thanks! I was glad to have the 50-135 mounted, other lenses may not have yielded such good results!

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Congratulations on some excellent and dramatic shots! The last one really shows the skills of the pilots who fight these fires.
Many thanks! Yes the trees look awfully close in front of the plane on that shot. Looking at the map they are roughly 400 m in front of the plane!

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Indeed what you say is true!
I've been beneath these guys, and got dumped on a few times--they scared the livin' beejeebees outa me! But they sure made fire-fighting a lot safer for us!
Again, my hat's off to the excellent images of excellent flying!!!!
16000 lbs or water! Must make one hell of a splash!
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