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Unagi_nl
29th of April 2007 (Sun), 15:54
Yesterday we were cruising in the boat when all of the sudden a dark propeller sound came. When I saw a 2nd world war bomber coming flying low I didn't know how fast to get my camera. I had my 300 f/4 on for birds which was a little long (flying that low). I don't know if it was for the white lens but after the first flyover he turned sharply and came back around us to do another flyover. Enjoy the pics! :)

http://217.77.152.215/eos/pictures/IMG_4512-Edit.jpg
http://217.77.152.215/eos/pictures/IMG_4510-Edit.jpg
http://217.77.152.215/eos/pictures/IMG_4507-Edit.jpg
http://217.77.152.215/eos/pictures/IMG_4503-Edit-2.jpg

spitfirejd
29th of April 2007 (Sun), 16:08
Lucky encounter and great shots! A little more prop blur would be great, but you don't always have time to think about that when you get surprised by something so rare. I love the guy checking you out from the top turret in the third pic.

Unagi_nl
29th of April 2007 (Sun), 16:14
Thanks :) I was thinking of lowering the shutterspeed to get more prop blur when he turned around, but chose stopping power and sharpness over the blur (havent shot that many props yet).

shaunknee
29th of April 2007 (Sun), 20:59
Great shots. First one is fantastic

paul281077
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 08:16
Great pics, what was the shutter and aperature readings, the exposure looks spot on.

Hank E
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 09:43
Really fine stuff. Thanks for sharing.

Unagi_nl
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 13:45
Thanks for all the comments! :)

shot with the following settings:
1. 1/1000 f/4 iso 100
2. 1/800 f/4 iso 100
3. 1/400 f/4 iso 100
4. 1/1000 f/4 iso 100

Jcrompton
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 14:14
Where were the pictures taken? The only Lancaster I know of in the states resides in Canada.

Unagi_nl
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 14:21
Rotterdam, Netherlands

I've read somewhere there are only two ww2 lancasters. It was here for a memorial flight.

some info @ http://www.bbmf.co.uk/bomber.html

cosworth
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 14:29
Where were the pictures taken? The only Lancaster I know of in the states resides in Canada.

It flew over my house on Vancouver Island when I was a boy. Glorious.

ilovemycamera
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 14:38
great work! So neat that you were able to capture history with your shots.

Col_M
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 16:58
Great shots with amazing detail, well done :)

The noise those merlins make is like no other, make your hairs stand on end don't they ;)

Bushplane Ken
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 17:29
The Canadian Lancaster is based at Hamilton Ontario. It is part of the Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum. Their website is: www.warplane.com

Their airshow weekend is June 16th and 17th.

Ken

Unagi_nl
30th of April 2007 (Mon), 17:43
Great shots with amazing detail, well done :)

The noise those merlins make is like no other, make your hairs stand on end don't they ;)

Yeah, the noise or should I say music of the four engines flying low was great :)

here is another shot (not so good imo) to see the height it was flying:

http://217.77.152.215/eos/pictures/IMG_4516-Edit.jpg