bigphilnyc
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A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 10:57 am

I met a gal half a year ago who happens to be a web designer. Aside from being a great lady who is now my girlfriend, she also shared with me what was a slight interest in aviation.

So I brought her out with the guys one day, and even *gasp* let her take a couple shots with my camera. Great framing from the start, she went home and used her Photoshop talents and edited damned good as well.

I'm excited to say that my girlfriend now has 10 shots in the d/b, all on her own (but with my camera).

I wanted to congratulate her publicly, and share a shot or two of hers with you guys.


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I'm really proud of her, and I'm also a very lucky guy.

She's also behind me and annoying the shit out of me, too, but oh well. I'm glad I've brought another female into the hobby.

-Phil Derner Jr.
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 11:01 am

Congrats to you Phil and Melanie! There aren't that many girls like her I suppose.
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 11:11 am

Congrats to both you guys! Great photos Melanie!

Michael

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 11:29 am

Melanie,

Great looking shots! Welcome to A.Net...I'm sure Phil is a great guy to learn from...just don't ever accompany him to any Del Taco establishment in the LAX area...

Cheers,
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 12:10 pm

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Thread starter):
and annoying the shit out of me, too, but oh well.

honesty is definetly a healthy thing I guess...
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bigphilnyc
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 12:58 pm

Oh man. My Del Taco story is spreading. haha

Quoting DLKAPA (Reply 4):
honesty is definetly a healthy thing I guess...

I think she's pretty frustrated that she doesn't have a forum account to defend herself here. haha
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 3:16 pm

Nice one Phil
So how about a Phil and Mel shot??
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Sun May 07, 2006 10:34 pm

Hey Darren! Hope all is well.

Here's Mel and I:



http://www.nycaviation.com/pichost/melly2.jpg

Phil Derner Jr.
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 1:34 am

There is no better way to live its enthusiasm for aviation !!! Your babies will certainly become pilots and at least oneof them will be born when spotting in a runway end  Wink

Best love wishes for you  Wink
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 1:40 am

My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!  Wow!  Big grin

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 1:46 am

Ian, that is the funniest comment ever!

Phil, you better tag and tranquilize this one so she doesn't get away.
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 3:10 am

Hey Phil,

please congratulate Mel for me on her great shots since she doesn't have her own forum account yet (well, looking at Ian's comment, maybe that's a good thing, haha). You two take it easy now and hopefully I'll manage to get my lazy ass up to NYC sometime this summer to see you all again.  wave 

Regards,
-Omar S.  Smile
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 3:34 am

Nice one Phil! You're a lucky man.


James

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!

Haha, I expected Royal to go there.
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 3:42 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!

For those who cannot see the bridge.. I'll help you out a little.. Big grin

http://www.tfsphoto.com/pics/anet_bridge.jpg

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!

 Wow!

Well I know another very nice couple just like yourselves, around 300/400 shots on the database between them! And I had the pleasure of a days spotting at MAN with them last Tuesday!

Regards
Colin  Smile
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 3:48 am

Congrats Phil and Mel, great photos and I look forward to many more.

Cheers,
Colin
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 4:04 am

NEWS FLASH:

The "Bridge" photo is now our Photographer's Choice for the day!!

Phil...all in good (and respectful) humor. Lovely lady, glad she enjoys photography. And Phil, no more priority uploads on the PSA Retro A/C wink 

Regards,
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 5:42 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!



Quoting WakeTurbulence (Reply 10):
Ian, that is the funniest comment ever!

Lol. Could you guys not see the bridge or something?  Silly Lol
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 6:07 am

Badmanipulation: those are probably just a Photoshop job  biggrin 

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 6:12 am

Phil...

Congratulations both of you for the relationship..
Glad to see Mel's sharing photography as a hobby. For the ones who have a couple we know how important is! (Mine hates planes and photography Big grin )

About the pics... I'm going to be serious, my fav is the b......blanck and white one..

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 6:59 am

That is great indeed Phil.. Congrats to Mel  Smile

I am pretty lucky too, in that my wife also loves to hang out with us spotters and enjoy the hobby with me. She won't come close to the camera, but I always say you can start spotting with the 300D and we can just get another camera. Cough, Cough 30D  biggrin 

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 7:53 am

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 18):
Badmanipulation: those are probably just a Photoshop job

 rotfl   rotfl   rotfl   rotfl 

Seriously, I hope you guys have many happy times together.
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 7:55 am

Thank you guys.  Smile

As for my girlfriend, she is classified as a 736DD-ER, and those are the extended range fuel tanks.

Quoting TimdeGroot (Reply 18):
Badmanipulation: those are probably just a Photoshop job

I can take that so many ways, Tim. lol

-Phil
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 8:16 am

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 22):
As for my girlfriend, she is classified as a 736DD-ER, and those are the extended range fuel tanks

Umm



Lew Big grin
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 8:27 am

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!    

Funniest quote in a loooooooong time!! Big grin
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Mon May 08, 2006 6:38 pm

Quoting BigPhilNYC (Reply 22):
As for my girlfriend, she is classified as a 736DD-ER, and those are the extended range fuel tanks.

Phil,

For your sake I hope she never reads that comment
 crossfingers 
 
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RE: A New Female Shooter

Tue May 09, 2006 2:11 am

Quoting Linco22 (Reply 25):
For your sake I hope she never reads that comment



Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 9):
My god! That bridge is ENORMOUS!

 rotfl 

Take care

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Tue May 09, 2006 2:15 am

Soooperb! Both of em!!!!!

 bigthumbsup 

Regards

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RE: A New Female Shooter

Tue May 09, 2006 3:10 am

WOW, what an amazing pair of girders! 10 out of 10!
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