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Two very different asnwers to the same problem by Daniel-Wales-Images
Two very different asnwers to the same problem
The Shuttleworth Collection 2015.

A most unusual formation of aircraft that represent two very different approaches to short field flying.

Fieseler Fi-156A-1 Storch
Rotorsport UK Calidus. 
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Boeing A-75N1 Stearman by Daniel-Wales-Images
Boeing A-75N1 Stearman
The Shuttleworth Collection 2015.

Sadly not a display participant but this lovely Boeing Stearman visiting from Belgium departed  towards the end of the show, giving us at least a glimpse of her in the air.
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LeVier Cosmic Wind by Daniel-Wales-Images
LeVier Cosmic Wind
The Shuttleworth Collection 2015.

The beautiful Cosmic Wind was a racing aircraft that first flew in 1947, designed and built by Tony LeVier and the staff of the Lockheed Corperation. Tony LeVier being a test pilot for Lockheed between the 1940s to the 1970s. 
It did not race successfully in the US but won the 1964 King's Cup Air Race in the UK. This example, known as "Ballerina" is the very machine that won that race and is the last of the six examples built that survive today. She now belongs to Pete Kynsey, chief pilot for the Fighter Collection.
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LeVier Cosmic Wind by Daniel-Wales-Images
LeVier Cosmic Wind
The Shuttleworth Collection 2015.

The beautiful Cosmic Wind was a racing aircraft that first flew in 1947, designed and built by Tony LeVier and the staff of the Lockheed Corperation. Tony LeVier being a test pilot for Lockheed between the 1940s to the 1970s. 
It did not race successfully in the US but won the 1964 King's Cup Air Race in the UK. This example, known as "Ballerina" is the very machine that won that race and is the last of the six examples built that survive today. She now belongs to Pete Kynsey, chief pilot for the Fighter Collection.
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs of my acft pics from Texas!
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks again for all the recent favs!
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SarmatianWarrior Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Still love your work! Take care Daniel ;)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited 3 days ago   Photographer
And it's still very much appreciated. :)

I don't know if you heard, but I guess you may well have. Last year the Canadian Warplane Heritage's beautiful Avro Lancaster made the long trip across the Atlantic to meet her sister for the very first time. I lucky enough to see the pair flying together several times while she was here. I seem to remember you liking the Lanc and thought you might like to see some images I managed to get of the pair together. It was a really special thing to have seen.

We'll Meet Again XI by Daniel-Wales-Images  We'll Meet Again V by Daniel-Wales-Images  Twelve Merlins Making Magic by Daniel-Wales-Images
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StasisCan Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love your photos! I love WWII aircraft myself and it's nice to see these old warbirds getting some love!
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james147741 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving my Apache photo!
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james147741 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
And the F-18!
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OnionTheKiller Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you for all faves!
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TrippoMuppo Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Student
Your shots are absolutely beautiful ! The De Havilland DH 88 Comet is stunning ! I love every picture of your gallery !
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2015   Photographer
Thank you! Glad you enjoyed the gallery! There's plenty more to upload and I'm adding to it regularly. :)
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Timekeeper9 Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
Great images from Flying Legends! Nice to see the Curtiss family so well represented.
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james147741 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for faving my Wildcat photo!
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
You are getting some truly amazing shots this season. You have gone up another level and the previous one was of a very high standard already.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015   Photographer
I think much is due to the lens repair I had done before the season kicked off.

I am very self critical which is a necessity if you want to improve, However, the one problem with self criticism is that sometimes you can blame yourself for missed shots and problems when in fact the equipment was to blame. 

A bad workman always blames his tools so they say, and I always lived by that. I always worked on the assumption that I was always capable of capturing the very best despite having lesser equipment than those that can afford the very best. And to a certain extent that is very much true as it's skill/experience, technical knowledge and a keen eye for the interesting that makes a photographer not the equipment.

However I think in this case my lens was not performing as it should have and though I still got great shots, I could have got much better and I was blaming myself and not the lens. The repair has given the lens a kick up the backside so to speak. The AF is more responsive meaning I'm not dropping as many shots and I seem to be achieving much sharper images to.
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Small-Brown-Dog Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2015
Ok well I will concede that the repair will  make improvements but there is something I can't put my finger on that has come into your images.
Whatever it is though - just keep doing what your doing ;)

Anyway, I may well be depending on you as it looks like only the end of the season is going to be open to me until I get my foot working again :(
(Lucky BoB day is mid September although I have been reading up and following the events of 1940 week by week since May 10th and your splendid photography adds to the feeling)
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited Jul 6, 2015   Photographer
Well I'm certainly not denying my input into the images. I am a modest person so don't take to praise that easily. However I do accept that my ability to capture aircraft on camera is now beyond average. I have leaned much in the time I have been doing it.

It's just that now I can rely on my equipment, my confidence shooting aircraft has grown. With that confidence comes less worrying about failing to capture a particular image, and with less worrying I am free to worry less about the physical and technical side of shooting and concentrate on looking for those great angles and compositions. It's amazing what a little less stress will do. You are far more likely to pan well if you don't worry about it.
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WagmoreBarkless Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Great gallery!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thanks for the faves Dan
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for collecting Dan
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F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the fav of my AN-124 pic!
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davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the faves Dan
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015  Professional Photographer
Spectacular image work as always Daniel!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2015   Photographer
And as always I thank you for the kind words! It's been a pretty eventful season already so far, even if the weather hasn't always played ball. :D
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2015  Professional Photographer
From what I have seen of your posts lately, weather is no issue!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited Jun 22, 2015   Photographer
Well that's not quite for me to say, but hey this is Britain, I'd get nothing done at all if I let the weather get in the way. Lets just say I get my fair share of practice shooting in inclement conditions. :D
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