Monthly Archives: May 2011

ANOTHER KIND OF FLYING CRITTER

ANOTHER KIND OF FLYING CRITTER, originally uploaded by d_butch. The “experts” say that these things can’t fly. Sorry. They do petty well. This morning it was calm so I tried rocking on the balls of my feet with two out of three of the lens extendion tubes on the D-700 to get focus. Pretty hard […]

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FW-190 AT CHINO

FW-190 AT CHINO, originally uploaded by d_butch. The FW-190 was a particular treat for me. This aircraft was my favorite when I was in my “model airplane” phase during the late 40s and 50s. I had never seen one in the air before. I had picked a spot to the west of the grand stand […]

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GRUMMAN F7F TIGERCAT

GRUMMAN F7F TIGERCAT, originally uploaded by d_butch. Here Kity, Kity. Cat lady is holding the Marine Corps globe, anchor and wings. This baby was so clean it looked like it had been shoe polished. The Navy aircraft showed off their folding and wing stowing capabiliies as they taxied by. The 400mm lens almost let me […]

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GOD BEAMS AT CHINO

GOD BEAMS AT CHINO, originally uploaded by d_butch. We arrived at 05:00 to catch the tram onto the field. The photographers were allowed free access to the aircraft inside the crowd control fences and ropes. I was pretty dark and several photographers were making VERY LONG exposures. I knew from last year that there would […]

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FW-190 AT 10:00

FW-190 AT 10:00, originally uploaded by d_butch. A FW-190 flashes by our B-17 at 10:00. Angels 22. Actually, the cockpit shot is a 3 exposure HDR image taken at Long Beach in B-17 “Nine-O-Nine”. The clouds were added as well as an image of a FW-190 taken at the Chino Air show. It would be […]

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