Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Eagle'y awaited

After spending some time photographing Siskins on bird feeders it seemed like a good idea to get up a hill (especially with a heads-up that it might be productive), instead of tackling traffic queues on the M54, M6 & M1, a good move it turned out to be too with late afternoon Harrier, Hawk (T1 & T2) and F15E Strike Eagle passes, result!

Airshow heaven

A great weekend that made a big change from an intensive month of bird photography, the first shot is of the beautifully preserved Westland Lysander at the Shuttleworth collection, flying in the evening airshow, this and many more can be seen on my Flickr gallery.
The other 4 images are from a great day at the Duxford's spring show; a hard days work..not! I would love to get more jobs as utterly pleasurable as this was, the guys from "Photo-Plus" magazine joined me and reader Vince Scott, the brief; teach Vince how to photograph airshows, the feature will cover 10 pages in the July issue, so order a copy at your newsagent now.
I will add a longer report on this in a few days, but you will see in the last image that we met up with the 2010 Hawk display pilot, Tom Saunders, who happily posed with his jet for a load of images.