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Dutch Lion

Dutch Lion
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Copyright: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3009 W: 919 N: 12213] (52777)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-27
Categories: Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
Camera: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/3000 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-06-30 5:52
Viewed: 3418
Favorites: 1 [view]
Points: 18
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Dutch Lion

The Dutch (Royal) Lion painted on the RNAF F-16 producing smoke trails from the special designed "smoke winders" (derivated from the sidewinder rocket).

Well the orange stands out clearly against the early morning blue sky.

PP work: hardly any, cleaned some dust spots, resized and sharpened using USM.

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WOW! You got REALLY close on this Hansie! A TIGER CAT! I hope you get to ride in these things. Beautiful shot, LOVE the smoke trails here Hansie. You can even see the pilot easily! I like the diagonal crop, it's more interesting than a level shot!

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  • RSK Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1089 W: 589 N: 1943] (14753)
  • [2010-06-30 6:48]

Hi Hans,
Vibrant image,Your tight crop really makes this image POP out at you visually. You have certainly captured this "Dutch Lion"
with clarity of details & perfect sharpness. The smoke trails give us the feeling of motion.Well taken IMHO.

THis is very impressive Hans .. couldn't be sharper. You can even see the suns reflection on the pilots helmet. Nicely composed shot .. maybe a little more crop from the bottom ...
Nice work

Hoi Hans,
Ook weer een prachtbeeldje ! Mooi van kleur en contrast. Ook de belichting is super, en dat tegen een heldere lucht !
Goed van compositie en poepie scherp.

  • Ejtaan Gold Star Critiquer [C: 898 W: 10 N: 98] (475)
  • [2010-06-30 13:15]

Ik sta telkens weer versteld van de scherpte van deze lens... een prachtige plaat hoor...
Mooi scherp, mooi van kleur.

Gr., Anneke

Excellent capture of this awesome war plane! Good DOF with sharp details. Great colors. Well done, tfs.

  • mbrito Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1929 W: 117 N: 3017] (13240)
  • [2010-06-30 15:52]

Hi Hans
Excellent sharpness, light, contrast and a very powerful composition with the diagonal line of movement.
Best regards, mb

Hello Hans,

Wow!!! grande passion pour l'aviation, superbes collections d'images.
Grands détails , magnifique perfection de cet instantané saisi au vol!!!
Belle diagonale, merci pour le partage.
Belle soirée.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-06-30 16:10]

Hi Hans,

This is super sharp, even the smoke is nicely frozen by your shutter speed. The orange color of the plane contrasts well with the sky, it must be great seeing these birds close up.

Best regards,

Wow Hans, what a beautiful capture, perfect POV, love it. again one of ur best post.
Thanks for Sharing.


wow, impressive shot !!!

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  • Janice Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3204 W: 262 N: 7964] (34497)
  • [2010-07-04 17:29]

Awesome shot Hansie.
It looks so sharp - as if it's suspended in the air...
You shot it at the best angle and it certainly is very impressive

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