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by f4wso
Mon Feb 18, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Andrew Hunt, 10,000th Acceptance
Replies: 36
Views: 7747

RE: Andrew Hunt, 10,000th Acceptance

10,000 congratulations for achieving this milestone. Well done!
Gary

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by f4wso
Tue Oct 23, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "Fake" Registration #s - Preserved Acft
Replies: 5
Views: 5652

RE: "Fake" Registration #s - Preserved Acft

Good explanation, Jim. I have had several emails over the years telling me that I had erred on a preserved aircraft registration. Keeping the real construction number helps us that like to see an aircraft at various parts of it's service life.

Gary

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by f4wso
Sat Jun 30, 2012 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ISAP's New Policy On Social Media
Replies: 2
Views: 7072

RE: ISAP's New Policy On Social Media

I began on Airliners.net in 2003 when deployed to the desert. I was editing my images in my tent. It was initially a struggle to get accepted but I noticed as I became more successful, my other images improved. Not everything I photograph is appropriate for here but this site really has a positive i...

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by f4wso
Sat Jun 30, 2012 6:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: ISAP's New Policy On Social Media
Replies: 2
Views: 7072

ISAP's New Policy On Social Media

I made the mistake of trying to link posts I made on the International Society of Aviation Photographers Facebook pages with the applicable images from Airliners.net. After three deletions with no explanation, ISAP has come out with the reason you can't link to "collection" sites such as this. Airli...

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by f4wso
Wed May 30, 2012 4:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographers Or Pilots Or Both.
Replies: 18
Views: 8485

RE: Photographers Or Pilots Or Both.

I started out in the back seat of the RF-4C as a Weapons Systems Officer running the reconnaissance cameras. I usually had my camera with me on cross country flights and airshows. I got my civilian pilots license and rose up from aerial photo mapping pilot to first officer on a charter airline's 757...

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by f4wso
Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Data Changed Without Photographer's Knowledge
Replies: 3
Views: 3702

Data Changed Without Photographer's Knowledge

I just noticed that all of my images of N27493, a B-25J named "Miss MItchell" have been changed to <acronym title="US Airways Shuttle">TB</acronym>-25K. I fly on this plane frequently and it is a B-25J. The "T" prefix was deleted in restoration to comply with the type certificate holder and approved...

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by f4wso
Tue Jul 05, 2011 4:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting / Photography At MSP
Replies: 2
Views: 6413

RE: Spotting / Photography At MSP

The dog park is good for morning photography this time of year up through about 10:00 am. The same holds true for the Terminal 1 parking garage to photograph traffic on Rwy 12R/30L. My choice in the parking garage is one level down from the top to keep from standing in the sun. The light rail is fre...

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by f4wso
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Congratulations To Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt
Replies: 25
Views: 4045

RE: Congratulations To Konstantin Von Wedelstaedt

Congratulations! Wonderful variety of images. Thanks for sharing them with us.

Gary

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by f4wso
Mon May 23, 2011 4:48 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Here Going To The 2011 Isap In San Diego?
Replies: 5
Views: 6185

RE: Anyone Here Going To The 2011 Isap In San Diego?

International participation is growing. I hope one year there will be one on another continent.

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by f4wso
Mon May 23, 2011 4:44 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Help With A Cape Air Registration
Replies: 7
Views: 5993

RE: Help With A Cape Air Registration

It may be N490CA. The FAA database shows a registration change for a Cessna 208B

http://registry.faa.gov/aircraftinqu...NNum_Results.aspx?NNumbertxt=490CA

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by f4wso
Sun May 22, 2011 2:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Here Going To The 2011 Isap In San Diego?
Replies: 5
Views: 6185

Anyone Here Going To The 2011 Isap In San Diego?

I am looking forward to it. This will be my fourth year. I learned so much in the symposiums that it caused me to pursue a degree in photography to fill in the gaps of my knowledge. It is a good timie to reconnect with friends. Gary Cottage Grove, <acronym title="Comair (South Africa)">MN</acronym> ...

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by f4wso
Fri Apr 29, 2011 3:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photographing DC-10 And MD-11
Replies: 3
Views: 4797

RE: Photographing DC-10 And MD-11

UPS MD-11s and Fedex MD-10s serve Minneapolis. UPS usuall arrives between 4:00 and 5:00 each day.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA

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by f4wso
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Coping With Having Photos Rejected
Replies: 120
Views: 11652

RE: Coping With Having Photos Rejected

Each rejection is an opportunity to examine my technique to see if I can make an improvement. If I get a lot of rejections in a string for the same reason, I recheck my calibration settings. I have found the screeners to be helpful, sharing the common ground of an interest in photography and aviatio...

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by f4wso
Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Air To Air Photography Question
Replies: 21
Views: 7071

RE: Air To Air Photography Question

You can estimate the lens you need by asking the pilots how close they will be flying and then stepping back that distance to see how the subject fills the frame with your intended lens. You can use a relativly slow shutter speed because there is no relative movement.between the craft. Turbulence ca...

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by f4wso
Mon Oct 18, 2010 8:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: How Do You Organize Your Plane Shots, And Why?
Replies: 18
Views: 7218

RE: How Do You Organize Your Plane Shots, And Why?

I download my images with the ", ICAO, DD MMM <acronym title="Mont-Joli (YYY / CYYY), Canada - Quebec">YYY</acronym> seq #" into a folder labled with the date and ICAO. Each days folder is saved in one for the month and those in one for the year. Images I edit are changed to "C/N, Registration, Type...

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by f4wso
Sat Sep 04, 2010 5:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Pilots And Airspace
Replies: 7
Views: 5845

RE: Fighter Pilots And Airspace

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/rolypolyman" class="quote" target="_blank">rolypolyman</a> (<a href="#6" class="quote">Reply 6</a>):<br/><i>Good grief, I had no idea... I was a...

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by f4wso
Wed Sep 01, 2010 1:58 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Fighter Pilots And Airspace
Replies: 7
Views: 5845

RE: Fighter Pilots And Airspace

In the old days lateral situational awareness was done working off a VOR/DME or TACAN radial and distance when no landmarks were visible. Upper limits can be crosschecked with the targets altitude readout. Again, in the old days when antenna elevation and distance to target were entering arguments f...

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by f4wso
Fri Aug 20, 2010 3:24 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Team Change - New Screeners
Replies: 11
Views: 5944

RE: Team Change - New Screeners

Thank you for investing yourself in the website. It is quite a commitment in time and I am not alone in appreciating your dedication.

Gary

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by f4wso
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:56 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Why Does AF1 Have A Refueling Port?
Replies: 27
Views: 11014

RE: Why Does AF1 Have A Refueling Port?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SP90" class="quote" target="_blank">SP90</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym>...

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by f4wso
Thu May 27, 2010 6:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Doolittles Raiders, Any Survivors?
Replies: 3
Views: 4479

RE: Doolittles Raiders, Any Survivors?

There was one that landed in Russia.

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by f4wso
Sun Feb 28, 2010 5:15 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Anyone Going To Isap?
Replies: 9
Views: 4614

RE: Anyone Going To Isap?

My wife and I will be there. Looking forward to meeting more of my "virtual" friends.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN, USA

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by f4wso
Sun Feb 14, 2010 6:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tips For Successful Shots
Replies: 21
Views: 6287

RE: Tips For Successful Shots

Try a building block approach. Once you are comfortable with the photography basics, go to a museum for static subjects. When you are comfortable with still subjects, progress to the moving subjects. Always photograph for your interests, not just to upload. Even if it is rejected by the screeners, i...

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by f4wso
Sun Feb 07, 2010 6:42 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tim De Groot - Departure From Crew
Replies: 46
Views: 8674

RE: Tim De Groot - Departure From Crew

All the best. Glad you will still be enjoying the hobby. Thank you for all the hours of service; the site is much better because of your efforts.

Gary

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by f4wso
Fri Jan 15, 2010 5:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Unpublished "Oil Burner" Routes?
Replies: 5
Views: 14326

RE: Unpublished "Oil Burner" Routes?

Oil Burner was a term for low level training routes. In the 1970's, the became Olive Branch. The route structure evolved into Instrument Routes (IR) and Visual Routes (VR) Route widths and altitudes. They can be flown in either instrument or visual conditions. The three digit <acronym title="TACV C ...

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by f4wso
Sun Jan 03, 2010 4:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Free Is Cheaper Than Cheap...
Replies: 78
Views: 4565

RE: Free Is Cheaper Than Cheap...

I had a subscription to a flight simulation magazine that published one of my photos of the interior of the C-47 displayed at Kalamazoo, Michigan, in an article. I knew it was mine based on the flash reflection and that the caption had it facing the wrong way. I uploaded a second image to show the w...

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by f4wso
Sat Dec 26, 2009 5:16 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Milestone For Mick
Replies: 24
Views: 3073

RE: Milestone For Mick

Congrats and thanks for all the advice. It is not as much an issue of who gets to the milestone first; you are blazing the trail (your good advice) that allows more to follow afterwards.

Gary

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by f4wso
Sat Dec 19, 2009 9:44 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Nato Chairman's Plane "frozen" In Moscow!
Replies: 9
Views: 5900

RE: Nato Chairman's Plane "frozen" In Moscow!

I've had electrical problems with a CRJ sitting overnight without any preheat. It is an individual case. As long as they are moving or heated, they work fine.

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by f4wso
Tue Dec 01, 2009 5:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Trying To Keep My Heartrate Down But....
Replies: 46
Views: 7290

RE: Trying To Keep My Heartrate Down But....

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by f4wso
Mon Nov 30, 2009 3:30 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: C-5 At MSP
Replies: 7
Views: 5174

RE: C-5 At MSP

There was a 105 <acronym title="Air Niger">AW</acronym>, NY ANG, C-5 supporting an ANG exercise. I was able to photograph that, a <acronym title="CSA Czech Airlines">OK</acronym> ANG/AFRC <acronym title="Carpatian Air Transport (Hungary)">KC</acronym>-135, and a NY ANG/AFRC C-130 from the parking ga...

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by f4wso
Thu Nov 05, 2009 1:36 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Contacted About Getting Photo
Replies: 40
Views: 4816

RE: Contacted About Getting Photo

Never feel bad about a rejection from someone looking for a freebie. You haven't lost anything. It is worthwhile to ask for merchandise or a few landings in the sim.

Good luck with it

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by f4wso
Tue Nov 03, 2009 1:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Question On Prop Blur........
Replies: 56
Views: 16891

RE: Question On Prop Blur........

Another aspect of this topic is the speed of the propeller. Photographing during the runup versus the taxi out will yield more blur at a faster shutter speed. Likewise, takeoff propellers will be spinning faster than those in a landing configuration. Gary, Cottage Grove, <acronym title="Comair (Sout...

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by f4wso
Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-16s Over Lambeau 2009-11-01
Replies: 6
Views: 6056

RE: F-16s Over Lambeau 2009-11-01

Flyovers are good for time over target training. It is not accurate to imply that it is also used for a simulated weapons delivery. The differences are transparent to a lot of people. Being at a precise point at a time that slides based on ground events is good practice for cutting through the fog o...

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by f4wso
Sat Oct 10, 2009 6:21 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Settings For Scanning Negatives
Replies: 3
Views: 3410

Settings For Scanning Negatives

I finally found the negative rack to my scanner. As I experiment with settings, I would like to hear what has worked for you. I'm using a Minolta Dimage Scan Elite 5400. At present, I seem to be getting a lot of grain. It isn't big enough to read made by Kodak on each crystal but it is close. Thanks...

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by f4wso
Sun Oct 04, 2009 1:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Changes Would You Like To See?
Replies: 48
Views: 5645

RE: What Changes Would You Like To See?

I would like to see photographers notified before data or remarks are changed. I wish there was a way to do one search for similar aircraft with different manufacturers such as the McDonnell F-4 and McDonnell Douglas F-4 models. I would like to see the editing threads have their own forum. I do look...

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by f4wso
Mon Sep 28, 2009 3:09 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Buff Cockpit
Replies: 10
Views: 6722

RE: Buff Cockpit

It would have been better phrased if you had stated "I am looking for a drawing of the B-52D instrument panel layout to construct a flight simulator" instead of your phrasing that a drawing would help. Be grateful that there are, or were, people trying to assist.

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by f4wso
Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:45 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Skipping "Delta" Planes?
Replies: 11
Views: 4038

RE: Skipping "Delta" Planes?

I still photograph both though now I am trying to expand out with different angles and lighting. I am glad I photographed as many NWA planes over the last ten years as I have. Several Mesaba planes are getting the Delta livery leaving only N407XJ in the NWA scheme.

Gary

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by f4wso
Wed Aug 26, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Q: TB-58A Hustler NLG Clearance
Replies: 15
Views: 8634

RE: Q: TB-58A Hustler NLG Clearance

I remember that working model from when I used to be a docent at the museum. It really helped explain the operation of the nose gear retraction to visitors.

Gary
Cottage Grove, MN

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by f4wso
Mon Jul 27, 2009 12:00 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-105 Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 7726

RE: F-105 Questions

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by f4wso
Fri Jul 24, 2009 3:07 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: F-105 Questions
Replies: 17
Views: 7726

RE: F-105 Questions

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by f4wso
Thu Jul 23, 2009 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Uncommonly Good Judgement
Replies: 75
Views: 5783

RE: Uncommonly Good Judgement

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by f4wso
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:25 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Spotting Places At LAS
Replies: 6
Views: 4453

RE: Spotting Places At LAS

I've never photographed from the viewing area as I have never been there with a ladder. My usual spot is on the southwest corner of Eastern and Sunset. I have also photographed from the parking garage in the mornings with no problems.

Dave Budd has a great site. Be sure to check it out.

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by f4wso
Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:35 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Air Force Base Shots
Replies: 4
Views: 4039

RE: Air Force Base Shots

Thanks for the kind words. They were the first I took from the B-25, "Miss Mitchell". I joined the local Commemorative Air Force group after I retired from the Air Force Reserves. The waist gunner's window was a nice place to photograph from.

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by f4wso
Sat Jul 18, 2009 4:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Air Force Base Shots
Replies: 4
Views: 4039

RE: Air Force Base Shots

I don't think they have any problems accepting them. These are two of my recent uploads. <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1551654/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/open.file/155165...

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by f4wso
Thu Jul 16, 2009 7:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Plane Spotting Minneapolis
Replies: 5
Views: 9703

RE: Plane Spotting Minneapolis

The dog park is good in the morning when traffic is landing on Rwy 12R. The parking garages are good for both Lindbergh and Humphrey terminals. There is a spot at the very end of cargo road (on the west side) that is good for 12R-30L traffic in the afternoons and somewhat good for traffic taxiing to...

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by f4wso
Tue Jul 14, 2009 3:02 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Uncommonly Good Judgement
Replies: 75
Views: 5783

RE: Uncommonly Good Judgement

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by f4wso
Mon Jul 13, 2009 6:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Uncommonly Good Judgement
Replies: 75
Views: 5783

Uncommonly Good Judgement

I was enjoying the beautiful weather today by photographing aircraft at the dog park my Minneapolis-St Paul airport (<acronym title="Minneapolis / St. Paul - International / Wold-Chamberlain Field (MSP / KMSP), USA - Minnesota">MSP</acronym>). Towards the end of my stay due to the sun angle shifting...

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by f4wso
Fri Jul 10, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "..you Are The Very First Who Wants Money .."
Replies: 35
Views: 5948

RE: "..you Are The Very First Who Wants Money .."

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by f4wso
Thu Jul 09, 2009 6:49 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Wake Turbulence While Midair Refueling
Replies: 19
Views: 10481

RE: Wake Turbulence While Midair Refueling

I don't envy anyone flying in severe turbulence with the part of the definition where it says momentarily out of control. This follows the US<acronym title="Air France">AF</acronym> safety axiom that there is no peacetime reason to fly through a thunderstorm. Severe Turbulence Turbulence that causes...

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by f4wso
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:54 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Mid-Air Photography
Replies: 5
Views: 5508

RE: Mid-Air Photography

If you don't have a rubber lens hood, you can make one out of dark foam rubber. Be sure that it is large enough to no vignette your images. Do some preflight practice by sitting in the plane to get a feel of how much room you have and how accessible your equipment will be. This will show you where a...

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by f4wso
Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:47 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Editing On A Laptop
Replies: 29
Views: 3547

RE: Editing On A Laptop

I've been editing on a laptop since I first uploaded in 2003. It was a way to pass the time in my tent while deployed to the Persian Gulf. The spider calibration really helped the color and made the presentation closer to what I see on the desktop.

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