Well, I never thought that this would come to pass. It seems it was just not long ago that my first photo was accepted in June. Then a month of frustration set in as it was more difficult in getting photos accepted. With the help of many of you here I've managed to improve quality and technique for which I am very grateful.
I hope this doesn't sound like a shameless plug, but I'm really excited. Just recently this photo was added to the DB as my 175th here on Airliners.net! I'm excited because I believe it's one of my better photos - the sun reflecting off the tail, the position of the aircraft, the great cloud/sky combo... Here it is:
Photo © Stephan Curkowskyj
Again, thanks for all the advice in the past to everyone who offered it (Cfalk, Granite, Peter, Mirage, Thomas - among others).