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Swifts and Arrows

Popped up the church tower to try and get some lucky shots of the Red Arrows as they displayed over Silverstone (5.5 miles as the crow flies) at the British GP.
The weather was poor, overcast and not great light. Atmospheric conditions meant getting a crisp shot at distance was not possible.
Had slightly better luck with the swifts while I was up there. Em1.2 300+MC-20.

Swifts at play (poor underexposed high iso shot!).





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Re: Swifts and Arrows

The Arrows aren't too shabby, Beag', notwithstanding the need for a white balance adjustment in #1, perhaps?
Nevertheless, you did well to capture in flight both Arrows and swifts.

Glass Jar Tower to Swift Leader ... bandit at 6 O'clock, Beak Off!, Beak Off!
Supermarine Galah Mach1 * note compressible airflow ...........................................

1/8000, f/5.6, ISO1250, 100mm.................................................. ...........
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The Arrows aren't too shabby, Beag', notwithstanding the need for a white balance adjustment in #1, perhaps?
Nevertheless, you did well to capture in flight both Arrows and swifts.
I think they are very shabby, but it is interesting to note what an effect the atmosphere makes on a long range shot, part of the reason for posting.
I don't have the same issues with macro.
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Re: Swifts and Arrows

All great photos, the swifts are really superb, they fly so fast....
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All great photos, the swifts are really superb, they fly so fast....
In theory the arrows should have been easier to shoot as, although they are faster, they move in a steady and predictable way. The swifts were incredible flyers and could turn on a sixpence.
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Re: Swifts and Arrows

I realy like Red Arrows #3 (heat haze), never seen one like that before.
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Re: Swifts and Arrows

Nothing wrong with the shots of the formation flying #2, #3, and #4.
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In theory the arrows should have been easier to shoot as, although they are faster, they move in a steady and predictable way. .......
Because the right wings of the aircraft appear sharp and clean I'm wondering whether what you are calling "heat haze" (#3) may indeed be compressible airflow that occurs at speeds faster than mach1.
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Because the right wings of the aircraft appear sharp and clean I'm wondering whether what you are calling "heat haze" (#3) may indeed be compressible airflow that occurs at speeds faster than mach1.
Apparently it can only reach supersonic speeds in a dive. Stall speed is 122 mph so I know it was going faster than that. No bang....
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Re: Swifts and Arrows

Atmospherics then.
Looks like you've missed the Post #2 update?
Your Swift is about to be blown out of the sky!
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Atmospherics then.
Looks like you've missed the Post #2 update?
Your Swift is about to be blown out of the sky!
No, I did revise, badly obviously!
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