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by epten
Mon Dec 12, 2016 11:15 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Loudest Military Aircraft?
Replies: 105
Views: 44409

Re: Loudest Military Aircraft?

During an airshow couple of years ago, I had the opportunity to compare the sounds of MiG-29M2 and Eurofighter Typhon. The Typhoon was noticeably louder. There were children screaming when it rocketed itself in a vertical accelerated climb, the ground shook.

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by epten
Mon Nov 07, 2016 8:36 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Bulgaria will buy new fighter jets
Replies: 41
Views: 5750

Re: Bulgaria will buy new fighter jets

Not sure what EF and F-16 offer the Mig-29 can't. They are all roughly the same age, especially if considering used frames. The Mig-29 is a very capable fighter. Maintenance and upgrades may be easier though, with especially the F-16 being operated in large numbers and both designs still in product...

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by epten
Wed Oct 26, 2016 12:41 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14383

Re: Best World War II Fighter

How do you boom and zoom an aircraft with a better rate of climb? By being smart and avoiding confrontation untill (and if) you gain an altitude advantage, while never engaging in turning fight? Or use your better energy retention for better zoom climbs while your opponent, while having better sust...

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by epten
Fri Oct 14, 2016 6:59 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14383

Re: Best World War II Fighter

The Mustang has better energy retention than the Spitfire. This attribute, if used in a tactically correct way, makes the Mustang untouchable. Evade the Spit easily and simply boom'n'zoom it until he's dead. As long as the Mustang manages to stay out of a turning fight, it will be okay.

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by epten
Thu Sep 29, 2016 8:47 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets
Replies: 254
Views: 35793

Re: Sorry Elon, You're Not Going to Colonize Planets

VSMUT wrote:
QuarkFly wrote:
Traveling in space and residing on other planets requires significant shielding for nasty solar and cosmic radiation. Will eventually have lots of sick people in space.


Not a problem, this has already been dealt with.


Really? How?

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by epten
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:36 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14383

Re: Best World War II Fighter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-48_Enforcer
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neutronstar73 wrote:
For me, Corsair.. Hands down the best fighter of the war. One only has to look and see that it had the longest service life of all the fighters, even being used well into the jet age.


The Mustang (and it's derivatives) was used until 80s:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-48_Enforcer

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by epten
Tue Aug 02, 2016 5:25 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14383

Re: Best World War II Fighter

There's no ONE best fighter. At low altitudes: La7 and Merlin powered Spitfire. Get low with them and you're dead. At medium altitudes: FW190D and P47. Excellent energy retention, very fast. Between 3000 and 6000 meters - you don't really stand a chance. At high altitudes: Ta152 and P47. They will d...

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by epten
Fri Jul 29, 2016 8:28 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Germany Tornado Replacement News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1688
Views: 250788

Re: Germany Considers Tornado Replacement

There's one thing I don't understand, so please don't laugh if it's a silly question: Isn't ground attack role obtained simply by mounting a targeting pod and weapons?

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by epten
Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Serbia To Start Flights To Ohrid
Replies: 9
Views: 4014

RE: Air Serbia To Start Flights To Ohrid

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/SCQ83" class="quote" target="_blank">SCQ83</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Traffic from Western Europe to Macedonia is boom...

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by epten
Sun Nov 01, 2015 11:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria
Replies: 51
Views: 17897

RE: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria

Are there any *independent* reports about the accuracy of the Russian ship-launched cruise missiles? You know, the ones launched from the Caspian sea?

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by epten
Wed Oct 28, 2015 1:10 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria
Replies: 51
Views: 17897

RE: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria

Misidentifying the target is not the same as missing the target. A wrong target can be hit with a very high precision.

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by epten
Fri Oct 02, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria
Replies: 51
Views: 17897

RE: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/moo" class="quote" target="_blank">moo</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i>From the thread in Non-Aviation, the video is being ...

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by epten
Fri Oct 02, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria
Replies: 51
Views: 17897

RE: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria

Although I'm sure that this thread has a potential to develop in a super-interesting general discussion about the political and military situation in Syria, my question was purely about the technology used. Thanks in advance!

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by epten
Fri Oct 02, 2015 11:03 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria
Replies: 51
Views: 17897

Russian Bombing Accuracy In Syria

Since Russian air force begun operations in Syria, couple of videos emerged that seem to show bombs missing their target. A video of a bomb exploding accurately under the cross is yet to be seen. What do you think? Am I missing something or, perhaps, western guiding systems are - in fact - considera...

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by epten
Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:19 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Eurofighter Typhoon : 'Even Worse Than We Thought'
Replies: 56
Views: 35226

RE: Eurofighter Typhoon : 'Even Worse Than We Thought'

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Mortyman" class="quote" target="_blank">Mortyman</a> (<a href="#54" class="quote">Reply 54</a>):<br/><i>How much for F-35A ? </i></font></td></t...

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by epten
Mon Jun 08, 2015 11:30 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Resolution For A4 Print
Replies: 7
Views: 4386

RE: Resolution For A4 Print

Any modern RIP (Raster Image Processor) will do fancy oversamplings of the image before printing anyway, so you really don't need to worry about pixel count and/or resolution that much. If it looks detailed on the screen - it will look fine on the paper. Don't worry.

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by epten
Tue May 12, 2015 11:10 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Were You Ever In Danger While Shooting An Anet Pic
Replies: 39
Views: 7789

RE: Were You Ever In Danger While Shooting An Anet Pic

Summer of 2010, I almost got arrested by Turkish military police while trying to shoot an RF-4E in the military poart of Antalya airport. I parked the car some 100 meters from my spotting location and I walked through someone's agricultural efforts. I don't know any Turkish, they din't know almost a...

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by epten
Tue Feb 24, 2015 6:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Tomorrow Planespotting - Dslr Settings Tips
Replies: 8
Views: 5840

RE: Tomorrow Planespotting - Dslr Settings Tips

Your camera might not be the best, but certainly isn't a bad one! There are no bad DSLRs. You can produce airliners.net worthy images with it for sure.

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by epten
Mon Feb 23, 2015 10:22 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Video Footage Of Typhoons Chasing A Tu-95
Replies: 20
Views: 10819

RE: Video Footage Of Typhoons Chasing A Tu-95

I am convinced. Thank you all!

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by epten
Sun Feb 22, 2015 3:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Video Footage Of Typhoons Chasing A Tu-95
Replies: 20
Views: 10819

RE: Video Footage Of Typhoons Chasing A Tu-95

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a320ajm" class="quote" target="_blank">a320ajm</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Unfortuntely you're wrong, but the guys abov...

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by epten
Fri Feb 20, 2015 9:07 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Video Footage Of Typhoons Chasing A Tu-95
Replies: 20
Views: 10819

RE: Video Footage Of Typhoons Chasing A Tu-95

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/a320ajm" class="quote" target="_blank">a320ajm</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>The joys of aliasing!</i></font></td></tr></...

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by epten
Sun Jan 04, 2015 12:50 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Argentina To Lease Sukhoi Su-24s
Replies: 58
Views: 13649

RE: Argentina To Lease Sukhoi Su-24s

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/alberchico" class="quote" target="_blank">alberchico</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Its apparently got the legs to reach t...

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by epten
Sat Dec 13, 2014 8:37 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Air Force One Replacement Thread
Replies: 424
Views: 41812

RE: Air Force One Replacement Thread

I don't get it. Four engines necessary for... generating electricity?

Why not two engines and APUs?

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by epten
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 7
Replies: 242
Views: 43973

RE: Malaysia Airlines MH17 Crashes In Ukraine Part 7

I am pretty sure that Su-25 could not intercept B777 cruising in the stratosphere. It can neither reach the altitude nor the speed to catch it in time, even if it was unarmed and half-empty. <acronym title="Great China Airlines and Italy First">IF</acronym> there was intention to intercept, surely M...

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by epten
Sun Jun 22, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Worthy Of Airliners.net?
Replies: 11
Views: 992

RE: Worthy Of Airliners.net?

A quick glance: Nice photos, I enjoyed watching them! Unfortunately, many of them are backlit or tails, which are not accepted here.

The Mitchell, China Airlines, China Cargo, El Al and US Airways seem fine and worth trying.

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by epten
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:40 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Where Was This Taken?
Replies: 5
Views: 3291

RE: Where Was This Taken?

Definitely Fiumicino even without looking at the flag, I recognize the building.

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by epten
Sun Jun 22, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?
Replies: 14
Views: 3712

RE: If U Could Go Back In Time, When & Which Airport?

Kai Tak, of course, early to mid 90s.

JFK and SFO in the 70s

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by epten
Wed May 28, 2014 12:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: An MD-80 Type Airplane: Is It Possible Today?
Replies: 68
Views: 17892

RE: An MD-80 Type Airplane: Is It Possible Today?

Well, the Chinese are certainly planning to do it.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comac_ARJ21

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by epten
Tue May 20, 2014 3:52 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: I Need To Vote On May 18 For Gripen E
Replies: 59
Views: 8880

RE: I Need To Vote On May 18 For Gripen E

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flyingturtle" class="quote" target="_blank">flyingturtle</a> (<a href="#55" class="quote">Reply 55</a>):<br/><i>When WW2 broke out, the Swiss ar...

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by epten
Tue May 20, 2014 7:58 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: I Need To Vote On May 18 For Gripen E
Replies: 59
Views: 8880

RE: I Need To Vote On May 18 For Gripen E

Yes, geography, but not only geography. There is conscription. There are more than a million gun-trained but also educated men (don't think mindless mujahadeen as in afhganistan!). There is strong self-defense doctrine. There are pre-prepared hard points in the mountains. There are pre-prepared defe...

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by epten
Tue May 20, 2014 7:32 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: I Need To Vote On May 18 For Gripen E
Replies: 59
Views: 8880

RE: I Need To Vote On May 18 For Gripen E

Slightly <acronym title="Avant Airlines (Chile)">OT</acronym>, but I always admired how the Swiss defend themselves. They make the hypothetical invasion a NIGHTMARE for any army. Sure, a greater power could conquer the tiny country, but at immense cost - so better not touch them - the cost in men an...

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by epten
Sat May 03, 2014 6:15 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Rejection Reason Question
Replies: 11
Views: 736

RE: Rejection Reason Question

The blurriness is definitely NOT DOF. It certainly looks "artificial". Perhaps there's a feature somewhere which is unintentionally "on"??

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by epten
Sat May 03, 2014 6:12 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: What Do You Think About This?
Replies: 6
Views: 669

RE: What Do You Think About This?

Could be a bit brighter but, as others have said, I doubt it would be accepted in any case. <a href="http://i.imgur.com/WDnYyB5.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://i.imgur.com/WDnYyB5.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://i.imgur.com/WDnYyB5.jpg" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://i.imgur.c...

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by epten
Sat Dec 14, 2013 7:18 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-Screening (combatshadow)
Replies: 11
Views: 915

RE: Post-Screening (combatshadow)

Not sure about overexposed, but there is heat haze on the wings, especially on the starboard wing.

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by epten
Sun Nov 17, 2013 1:35 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Any hope for this one? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/x1384622550.5643tc-sgj.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/x1384622550.5643tc-sgj.jpg" width="650" height="451" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/x1384622550.5643tc-sg...

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by epten
Wed Nov 06, 2013 7:16 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Three Times Soft?
Replies: 5
Views: 616

RE: Three Times Soft?

The last one looks way too saturated to me.

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by epten
Fri Nov 01, 2013 10:56 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Lens Recommendations?
Replies: 3
Views: 3542

RE: Lens Recommendations?

I'd try 50 mm prime (fixed) lens. It works very well as everyday lens, and the picture quality will be excellent.

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by epten
Sat Oct 26, 2013 10:06 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

My turn to moan! This one got rejected for GRAINY and EDITING <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20131025_g1381933938.1457z3-ua-001.jpg" target="_blank"><img border=0 src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20131025_g1381933938.1457z3-ua-001.jpg" width="650" he...

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by epten
Fri Oct 25, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Window-View-Soft-Rejection
Replies: 6
Views: 593

RE: Window-View-Soft-Rejection

It certainly is doable, with a glass large enough (so even when fully stepped down, enough light still comes through) and good technique and editing. <a href="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/5/6/2335656.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos...

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by epten
Wed Oct 23, 2013 8:56 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Anybody? My upload queue is full, so if this flag thing isn't permitted I'd upload another photo, with more "conservative" motive.

Thanks in advance!

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by epten
Tue Oct 22, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Is this acceptable for motive? Any other issues? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/c1382452670.5928mi-8mt.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/c1382452670.5928mi-8mt.jpg" width="650" height="878" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/r...

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by epten
Mon Oct 21, 2013 6:44 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening - Unsuccessful Appeal
Replies: 31
Views: 1488

RE: Post-screening - Unsuccessful Appeal

Screening is done by people. People sometimes make mistakes, but that's normal and expected. I wouldn't take rejections personally.

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by epten
Sun Oct 20, 2013 11:11 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Two more: <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/x1382020430.2704hb-ijq2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/x1382020430.2704hb-ijq2.jpg" width="650" height="444" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/x1382020430.2704hb-ijq2.jpg" bor...

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by epten
Thu Oct 17, 2013 2:09 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

One more: soft, perhaps? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/k1381935662.6823sx-dgl.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/k1381935662.6823sx-dgl.jpg" width="650" height="468" alt="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/k1381935662.6823sx-...

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by epten
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Multiple Rejction-reasons!
Replies: 2
Views: 444

RE: Multiple Rejction-reasons!

It seems to me that it also has pink cast. I am looking at the propeller.

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by epten
Wed Oct 16, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Thank you very much for your feedback! Is this aircraft low in frame? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/g1381933938.1457z3-ua-001.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/g1381933938.1457z3-ua-001.jpg" width="650" height="451" alt="http://www.ai...

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by epten
Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:11 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Motive ok? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1381864134.6321apache.jpg" target="_blank"/><a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1381864134.6321apache.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/d1381864134.6321apache.jpg" width="65...

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by epten
Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:24 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Pre Screening, Epten
Replies: 36
Views: 3079

RE: Pre Screening, Epten

Hi, This photo was rejected with reject reason: info. I searched for other pictures of the same aircraft and I can't find what am I missing? <a href="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/rejections/big/20130924_g1379015725.8885mig-29m2.jpg" target="_blank"><img src="http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/...

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by epten
Wed Sep 11, 2013 10:04 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: I Read My Cameras Manual!
Replies: 10
Views: 1279

RE: I Read My Cameras Manual!

Oversaturated too. Did you shoot RAW and then converted to JPEG? If so, try shooting JPEG and see what you get.

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