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U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk

U.S. Air Force Pave Hawk
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: Places
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-09-24
Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
Exposure: f/10.0, 1/200 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-09-28 9:14
Viewed: 1025
Points: 13
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
The Sikorsky MH-60G/HH-60G Pave Hawk is a twin turboshaft engine helicopter in service with the United States Air Force. It is a derivative of the UH-60 Black Hawk and the US Air Force PAVE electronic systems program. The HH/MH-60 is a member of the Sikorsky S-70 family.
The MH-60G Pave Hawk's primary mission is insertion and recovery of special operations personnel, while the HH-60G Pave Hawk's primary mission is combat search and rescue (CSAR) of downed pilots. Both versions conduct day or night operations into hostile environments. Because of its versatility, the HH-60G may also perform peace-time operations. Such tasks include civil search and rescue, emergency aeromedical evacuation (MEDEVAC), disaster relief, international aid, counter-drug activities and NASA space shuttle support.
(From Wikipedia)

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  • Great 
  • Saba Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1474 W: 0 N: 4177] (21534)
  • [2010-09-28 9:52]

Hello Eleu :)

The splendid helicopter which on background of the blue of sky looks fantastically.
The perfect sharpness which sharpened details, beautiful colours and perfect light.
It pleases me very, congratulations!

Best wishes.

P. S.
I had opportunity to fly with helicopter, when I transported to hospital husband my after car incident.
I had not on ears receivers, so I became deaf almost,
but I had views interesting. B.

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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2010-09-28 10:48]

Hi Eleu,

Nice sharp capture of the military chopper. Good choice of shutter speed for prop blur and proper placement in the frame so that the bird has room to fly into.


Bonjour Eleu,
On voit ces avions dans des films mais il est rare qu'on puisse les regarder à notre guise. Très belle prise qui nous laisse apprécier le mouvement des pales.
Merci et bonne journée.

  • Great 
  • Beger Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3311 W: 1066 N: 5188] (23042)
  • [2010-09-28 17:07]

Hi Eleu,
Excellent capture. The colors are sharp and details very fine.
I like the motion of the helices.
Very good work! Annie

Hi Eleu, now this seems to be a perfect shot at perfect Tv, 1/200 is perfect to show blured blades and tail rotar, i think the heli is in still position when u captured it. TFS


excellent caputered image timing is everything here and you have realy done well nice
tfs regards bryan

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  • Mitch Gold Star Critiquer [C: 240 W: 0 N: 0] (0)
  • [2010-10-09 10:56]
  • [+]

You've nailed this one with the shutter/aperture combination, Elau.

Helicopters are not the easiest machines to capture to show rotor blur due to the relatively slow speed of the rotors anyway.
I reckon any slower than the selected shutter speed, and you'd be looking at camera shake, anything faster and you'd have frozen the blades, but this one is spot on.

Well framed and composed, with a good aperture setting to give good depth from nose to tail.

The colours look a little washed out, but that is fixable with either a little PP work, or by adding a polarising filter to enhance the colours.
It may also be due to the file size conversion for the upload.

I've added a workshop with details of what I did.. Hope it works for you.

A very nice upload, well done.


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