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by Kukkudrill
Sun Aug 02, 2020 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malta MedAir - new airline
Replies: 5
Views: 2509

Malta MedAir - new airline

Wonder what people here will make of this: https://timesofmalta.com/articles/view/maltese-airline-operates-first-scheduled-flight-with-own-aircraft.809040 By way of background, Malta MedAir and Air Malta are both government-owned. The aircraft in the photo is 9H-AEO, formerly an Air Malta aircraft (...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Oct 28, 2016 8:48 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14224

Re: Best World War II Fighter

By being smart and avoiding confrontation untill (and if) you gain an altitude advantage, while never engaging in turning fight? Against an aircraft with a superior rate of climb, that practically translates into "never fight". Or use your better energy retention for better zoom climbs wh...

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by Kukkudrill
Thu Oct 20, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14224

Re: Best World War II Fighter

How do you boom and zoom an aircraft with a better rate of climb?

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by Kukkudrill
Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:51 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: RAAF BBJ replacement
Replies: 14
Views: 5079

Re: RAAF BBJ replacement

I guess using a KC-30A for occasional VIP duties is cheaper than having a dedicated VIP aircraft. Sounds to me like the word "ageing" was thrown in there as a bit of sleight of hand to help defuse any controversy the issue might otherwise attract.

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Oct 09, 2016 3:21 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Best World War II Fighter
Replies: 76
Views: 14224

Re: Best World War II Fighter

IThe Spitfire XIV however was a match for the Fw 190D, and, in fact almost every other fighter during WW2, with the possible exception of the jets, which we'll return to later. Overall, if you are looking at all out performance, you can't go much further than the Spitfire XIV; it had excellent alti...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Jul 13, 2013 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: In Need Of Some Help .....
Replies: 4
Views: 5312

RE: In Need Of Some Help .....

Not a lot you could have done differently, given the short lens and the low light. Learn as much about camera settings as you can, so you can make your choices for yourself rather than letting your camera make them for you. You could perhaps have sacrificed some shutter speed for a lower ISO (less n...

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: SunCalc
Replies: 4
Views: 4266

RE: SunCalc

I've used it too and it's excellent. It looks complicated at first glance but you get the hang of it very easily.

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:16 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post Screening - Dark (Bruce)
Replies: 7
Views: 868

RE: Post Screening - Dark (Bruce)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Bruce" class="quote" target="_blank">Bruce</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>Would this be enough to overcome the dark...

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by Kukkudrill
Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:52 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening (JakTrax)
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

RE: Post-screening (JakTrax)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Silver1SWA" class="quote" target="_blank">Silver1SWA</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The underside of the wing looks a litt...

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Dec 02, 2012 9:32 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening (JakTrax)
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

RE: Post-screening (JakTrax)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JakTrax" class="quote" target="_blank">JakTrax</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>there are times when true blacks aren't pres...

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by Kukkudrill
Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:23 am
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Sharpening?
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

RE: Sharpening?

This bit <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JGreg" class="quote" target="_blank">JGreg</a> (<a href="#11" class="quote">Reply 11</a>):<br/><i>and then rub out any areas which have...

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by Kukkudrill
Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Sharpening?
Replies: 14
Views: 1235

RE: Sharpening?

I agree this does look oversharpened. There is a white outline surrounding all the parts of the aircraft that are in shadow, and the titles on the fuselage and tail also look a bit oversharpened to me. What exactly did you do by way of sharpening? Do you shoot raw or jpeg? Do you have in-camera shar...

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by Kukkudrill
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 15
Replies: 177
Views: 33998

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 15

This thread was a great idea but it's lost its original purpose unfortunately. It's getting overloaded with too much relatively ordinary stuff.

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Nov 02, 2012 7:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Best Entry-level Spotting Camera (SLR)
Replies: 8
Views: 6487

RE: Best Entry-level Spotting Camera (SLR)

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eskillawl" class="quote" target="_blank">eskillawl</a> (<a href="#4" class="quote">Reply 4</a>):<br/><i>I wouldn't recomend buying 1100D. It's a...

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by Kukkudrill
Mon Oct 22, 2012 10:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Full Rights No Time Limit Photo Purchase Request..
Replies: 16
Views: 7439

RE: Full Rights No Time Limit Photo Purchase Request..

That lens is worth what, €1,500? That's an awful lot of money for a single image, whatever the terms of use. The terms of use requested by the advertising agency in the original post are equivalent to a royalty-free licence from stock photo agencies like Alamy. The most Alamy charges for a royalty-f...

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by Kukkudrill
Mon Aug 20, 2012 9:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Powershot SX40
Replies: 4
Views: 7669

RE: Canon Powershot SX40

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dlednicer" class="quote" target="_blank">dlednicer</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>I didn't find the finger-controlled zoom...

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by Kukkudrill
Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon Powershot SX40
Replies: 4
Views: 7669

RE: Canon Powershot SX40

Having had a look at the specs, what I can say is: -- The SX40 has a monster of a lens with a x35 optical zoom, giving the equivalent of 840mm at maximum zoom. No lens optics can deliver consistent quality throughout such a zoom range. I found one review that says images get soft in the upper range ...

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by Kukkudrill
Mon Aug 06, 2012 7:55 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Questions About Facebook/Airliners.net
Replies: 38
Views: 11526

RE: Questions About Facebook/Airliners.net

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/darthluke12694" class="quote" target="_blank">darthluke12694</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Now my question is that wouldn...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Aug 03, 2012 4:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Thanks
Replies: 14
Views: 5570

RE: Thanks

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/dendrobatid" class="quote" target="_blank">dendrobatid</a> (<a href="#3" class="quote">Reply 3</a>):<br/><i>Most people can achieve our standard...

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by Kukkudrill
Wed Jun 20, 2012 7:20 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Canon 7D +100-400 AF Problem
Replies: 16
Views: 12329

RE: Canon 7D +100-400 AF Problem

I'd hazard a guess and say that, aside from the grain, it looks like a lens problem. In both shots the trouble appears on the right hand side.

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by Kukkudrill
Mon May 07, 2012 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Point-and-shoot
Replies: 16
Views: 7981

RE: Point-and-shoot

Hello Peter  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wave.gif" width="25" height="15" border="0"/>  <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/pt...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?
Replies: 99
Views: 10541

RE: What Was Your First Ever Accepted Picture?

Shot with an Olympus 3.2MP compact. Accepted 18th August 2004. Ahhh, the years, the years ... <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/Thomas-Cook-Airlines/Airbus-A320-214/0641412/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/Thomas-Cook-Airlin...

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by Kukkudrill
Tue Dec 27, 2011 8:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Merry Xmas All. Your Best Of The Year
Replies: 35
Views: 7814

RE: Merry Xmas All. Your Best Of The Year

Gotta be this one <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/China-Eastern-Airlines/Airbus-A330-343X/1878649/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/China-Eastern-Airlines/Airbus-A330-343X/1878649/M/" target="_blank">View Medium<br/><img sr...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: One In The Eye For Copyright Thieves!
Replies: 17
Views: 7635

RE: One In The Eye For Copyright Thieves!

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/iamlucky13" class="quote" target="_blank">iamlucky13</a> (<a href="#15" class="quote">Reply 15</a>):<br/><i>Remember, this is in Malta. Such que...

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Oct 23, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Camera - Highly Satisfied
Replies: 1
Views: 5181

RE: New Camera - Highly Satisfied

Nice. Make the most of it!

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Oct 22, 2011 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 14
Replies: 244
Views: 32326

RE: Recent Photo That Made You Go Wow - Part 14

I bet even the owner of that 152 is still in shock  Wow!

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: One In The Eye For Copyright Thieves!
Replies: 17
Views: 7635

One In The Eye For Copyright Thieves!

Three Maltese a.net photographers have been awarded €400 each after they took a local newspaper to court for using their photos without their consent: <a href="http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20111021/local/court-upholds-photographers-breach-of-copyright-claim.390135" target="_blank">http:...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:08 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Can We Still Get Good Images With 3.2mp Compacts?
Replies: 10
Views: 5875

RE: Can We Still Get Good Images With 3.2mp Compacts?

I used to use a C-740UZ. I have a lot of shots here that I took with it, but the latest dates to 2005. I wouldn't try uploading anything taken with it nowadays because even in 2005 I was struggling with the image quality. In particular, it had a tendency to generate strong halos around high-contrast...

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Aug 07, 2011 12:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Printing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 5179

RE: Photo Printing Question

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/airkas1" class="quote" target="_blank">airkas1</a> (<a href="#2" class="quote">Reply 2</a>):<br/><i>So just to confirm, that would do the trick ...

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Printing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 5179

RE: Photo Printing Question

60cm width = 24 inches = 7200 pixels at 300 pixels per inch. Theoretically, you should resize your images to that size. In practice, however, you don't need 300 pixels per inch because people will look at a framed picture from a much greater distance than they would look at a picture in the pages of...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri May 13, 2011 7:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: European Spotting Without Rental Car?
Replies: 23
Views: 3310

RE: European Spotting Without Rental Car?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/JakTrax" class="quote" target="_blank">JakTrax</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i><acronym title="Frankfurt am Main (Rhein-Mai...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Apr 29, 2011 7:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Need Help With Canon PowerShot G10
Replies: 7
Views: 6065

RE: Need Help With Canon PowerShot G10

Nothing particularly wrong with that photo - except that you were shooting into the sun.

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Apr 22, 2011 7:23 am
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: New Trainee Screeners
Replies: 6
Views: 4082

RE: New Trainee Screeners

Thanks for taking this on guys.

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Apr 09, 2011 7:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: First 2 Photos Accepted!
Replies: 5
Views: 5117

RE: First 2 Photos Accepted!

Do it properly ...  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/wink.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1896775/L...

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:28 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Aircraft "destroy Five Libyan Jets"
Replies: 8
Views: 5946

RE: French Aircraft "destroy Five Libyan Jets"

Thanks for the info. Are there any official sites giving updates on French operations? (Whether in English or French.)

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Mar 27, 2011 3:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Libya: "No Fly Zone" & Picking Sides?
Replies: 4
Views: 1784

RE: Libya: "No Fly Zone" & Picking Sides?

Haven't heard anything about the rebels targeting civilians. Have you?

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by Kukkudrill
Sun Mar 27, 2011 1:39 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: French Aircraft "destroy Five Libyan Jets"
Replies: 8
Views: 5946

French Aircraft "destroy Five Libyan Jets"

The BBC is reporting that: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>France says its aircraft destroyed at least five Libyan government jets and two helicopters on Saturday night at a government air...

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by Kukkudrill
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Be Prepared To Engage In Constructive Debate
Replies: 36
Views: 5619

RE: Be Prepared To Engage In Constructive Debate

"Poorly cropped" might not be the most informative piece of feedback in the world, but it is obvious that whoever wrote it meant to be helpful. I simply fail to see how it could be taken as an insult.

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Mar 11, 2011 4:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.
Replies: 159
Views: 7569

RE: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.

Fact is, getting into the top 5 represents a distinction of sorts. A.net knows it, and promotes it. When you make top spot you get a congratulatory e-mail from the crew saying, among other things, that: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, He...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Feb 19, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.
Replies: 159
Views: 7569

RE: Top Five Dominance. A Few Questions.

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/EMA747" class="quote" target="_blank">EMA747</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Right now in the top 5 two of them are Russian...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Feb 18, 2011 8:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: 18-55's And Spotting
Replies: 19
Views: 4266

RE: 18-55's And Spotting

I find that the quality of the Canon kit 18-55mm is actually quite good at the long end, but at the short end you get softness and colour-shift. If you can, step back from your subject and zoom in. If you have to shoot wide, stop down as much as you dare so as to keep the defects under control. <br/...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Feb 05, 2011 10:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Decent Compact For Tight Spots?
Replies: 17
Views: 3206

RE: Decent Compact For Tight Spots?

Perhaps the critical thing with any compact is: does it let you dial in exposure compensation to deal with high-contrast situations where you don't want to blow out the highlights? Compacts are prone to blowing out highlights because of their limited dynamic range so manual exposure compensation is ...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Jan 29, 2011 12:33 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stolen Photo?
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

RE: Stolen Photo?

I never said it wasn't actionable. The question is, actionable for what. To quote from the document I cited: <table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quote:<br/><i>If registration is made within three months aft...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Jan 28, 2011 7:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stolen Photo?
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

RE: Stolen Photo?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/eksath" class="quote" target="_blank">eksath</a> (<a href="#9" class="quote">Reply 9</a>):<br/><i>Registered works may be eligible for statutory...

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by Kukkudrill
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Stolen Photo?
Replies: 15
Views: 4072

RE: Stolen Photo?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/flightkid9" class="quote" target="_blank">flightkid9</a> (<a href="#7" class="quote">Reply 7</a>):<br/><i>The photographer could possibly make s...

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by Kukkudrill
Mon Jan 17, 2011 8:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: "The Recent Photo That Made You Say Wow" Part 12
Replies: 85
Views: 14499

RE: "The Recent Photo That Made You Say Wow" Part 12

Original, imaginative, great play with light: <br/><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/photo/UK---Air/Hawker-Siddeley-Harrier/1850993/L/" target="_blank">View Large</a> <a href="/photo/UK---Air/Hawker-Siddeley-Harrier/1850993/M/" target="_blank">View Medi...

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by Kukkudrill
Thu Dec 16, 2010 4:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Saudi Air Force Deliveries & Registrations
Replies: 10
Views: 4663

RE: Saudi Air Force Deliveries & Registrations

Gary, I think what dlowwa is saying is that you can input the registration as either ZK078 or as 310, but you cannot enter both together. Personally speaking I would enter the RSAF serial as the registration, since the British <acronym title="Great Lakes Aviation (USA)">ZK</acronym>*** serial is app...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Oct 02, 2010 6:48 pm
Forum: Photography Feedback
Topic: Post-screening: Rejection Reason Consistency
Replies: 4
Views: 669

RE: Post-screening: Rejection Reason Consistency

Sovietjet, yours does look softer to me, and what's more I can see banding in the sky (circular pattern around the rainbow condensation). Looks to me like you overdid the levels adjustment.

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by Kukkudrill
Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Photo Tips For Antalya, If Anyone's Interested?
Replies: 3
Views: 5225

RE: Photo Tips For Antalya, If Anyone's Interested?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ptrjong" class="quote" target="_blank">ptrjong</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i>Maybe we should all start contributing to th...

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by Kukkudrill
Sat Sep 04, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: What's The Best Plane To Take A Pic Of?
Replies: 27
Views: 8699

RE: What's The Best Plane To Take A Pic Of?

No contest  <img src="http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-forums/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" width="15" height="15" border="0"/><br/><table align="center" border="0" width="500"><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva"><a href="/open.file/1631311/L/" ta...

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