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Old Feb 23, 2010, 10:43 PM   #1
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Went back to the pier for my second try. Caught this Coast Guard HC-130 flying down the coast. Based at Barber's Point NAS on the south-west shore (home base on the nose under "1711"). Used a circular polarizer to darken sky.
For you trivia guys, Captain Barber wrecked a brig bound for China in 1796 on the reef, lost 7 men, and got this area named for him (an honor?). Hawaiian name for this area is Kalaeloa.
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 6:37 AM   #2
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Nice shot! Lovely colour... and work on the props... they are neither "frozen" or too blury... love planes, trains and ships... so thanks for sharing. Ned
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Very very nice. The polarizer really brought out the blue sky which also brings out the color and contrast of the C-130--looks very patriotic!! Nice and sharp. Also nice prop motion.

Has this image been cropped...if so, by how much?
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 7:14 AM   #4
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Very nice shot - well framed and exposed.
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Fantastic shot - amazing colors and contrast, love the composition and especially the propellet movement!! As soon as I got my 55-250 i have to try this myself
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 12:47 PM   #6
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Thanks for all the comments, really appreciate it.

jelpee, original was cropped but not by too much. At the plane's closest distance I was frantically trying to zoom back (to 200mm) and pan at the same time. Used 70-300 VR.

maggo85, as noted this was my second attempt at panning aircraft. Tried birds in flight (disaster) but need to practice on slower subjects.
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I like!
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Very nice shot, nice motion on the props.

That plane brings back to many memories. Jumped too many times out the back of them.
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Thanks lomitamike.

shoturtle - Wow! Glad you survived.
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great shot. love the contrast, nicely composed, good prop motion. excellent.
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