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This was taken at the Jones Beach Memorial Day Weekend Air Show, 2009. This is a portion of the USAF Thunderbird Squadron flying the F-16.
I cropped it square because I wasn't sure what else to do with it. The main thing is the show was fantastic to watch. I learned a lot about these magnificent flying machines and the brave men and women who fly them.



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They definitely need more space to the left to fly into and the sky's very noisy. Sounds like you've got some play room with the original! Jan
#1 Mon May 25, 2009 5:09pm

Great capture Amanda.
#2 Mon May 25, 2009 6:34pm

Great capture, they are indeed brave Men and Women, the F16 is not called the widowmaker for nothing.
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#3 Mon May 25, 2009 7:41pm

Wonderful capture. OMG you can see the pilots in the cockpit - incredible. Amazing detail. Interesting comment from Stuart, I never realised they were called thatThumbs Up!Cat
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#4 Mon May 25, 2009 8:07pm

Thank you all for looking and commenting. I tried to fix the crop and the sky, DP. Smile
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#5 Mon May 25, 2009 8:12pm

This is so much better! Lovely and crisp - fab detail in the planes. Good one, Amanda!
#6 Tue May 26, 2009 2:04am

One of those nice clean and sharp shots, and considering their speed across your field of view, very well done.... Alan
#7 Tue May 26, 2009 10:59am

Nice capture Amanda. I would like just a bit off the top, I think it would work better.
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#8 Wed May 27, 2009 1:14pm

Hi amanda.. great photo well done... to answer your square question lol.. dont do it.. you did the right thing by giving the aircraft something to fly into and leaving more space in front but by giving space behind it gives the eye a flight path. having it square they seem to hang there. a rectangular crop gives a where been and where going with this subject.. also perhaps crop it tightly in the vertical. which emphasis the tight formation of the flying brilliantly captured though well done.

Matt Roffe




#9 Fri July 24, 2009 5:48pm

Dilwyn Williams
I love this shot amanda, and i agree with Alan remarkable sharpness considering their speed.................Dilwyn
#10 Fri July 24, 2009 7:08pm

Such a difficult subject. Superbly done. I imho love the crop.
#11 Fri July 24, 2009 10:47pm

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