Cocoa Beach Air Show

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  1. EricD

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    Stopped by the Air Show this weekend and caught some cool action...Hornet F-16 was the best!



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    Hornet was bad ass!! You could feel the thrust in your chest when he flew by.
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    By the looks of those vapors coming of the wings and cock pit i think he was close to breaking the sound barrier,...but had to back off since Cocoa wouldn't let them hit the barrier speed :(

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    Smaller Jets....
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    Thinking these were Black Hawks....
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    Beautiful pictures. Wish I didn't have to work this past weekend... would have liked to catch it myself.
     
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    some great shots there!

    just the aviation geek in me for this part though: F-18 Hornet... and the vapour is just caused by the moisture in the air condensing as it accelerates off of the lift generating surfaces or vortice generators. you can seem them generated on some prop aircraft around their engines during certain atmospheric conditions as well. :)
     
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    Yes..I my bad, indeed a F-18!:oops:
     
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    Great Shots Eric!!! Yes those are BlackHawk Helicopters, very nice copter to ride in. I love the U.S.Army Golden Knight Parachutist and the old Sabers great old jet.:thumbup:
     
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    Really great shots, nice and sharp :) What ISO / shutter speed / F did you use?
     
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    Thanks...Nikkor lens 200-400M F4 Lens with a 1.4X t.c.

    ISO: 400
    Shutter: 1/2000 sec ,,,sometimes 1/2500 sec
    Aperture:F6.3 or F8 depending on the situation,
     
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    Great jet photos but with props you need to use a much slower shutter speed to capture prop movement.

    Looks like a great event to attend...
     
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    Great shots Eric. It was interesting to see you outside of the nature arena. You have got some fantastic skills. To second the comment on the vapor trails, you can get them off the wing of a race car also. Fantastic shot though. Great stuff as allways.
     
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    Thanks...I was trying to freeze the props on the copter however. I did get a few a slower shutter speeds,...but i like the way these came out.
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    My exact thoughts as I was looking at the photos. They look great, but props & rotary-wings need some movement, otherwise they look like they are ready to fall out of the sky....
     
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    My comments as well. 1/2000 on propeller driven aircraft is way too fast. I use 1/400-1/500 at the very most when using a 300+TC combo.

    That doesn't ruin the images of course, it's just a comment :)

    I've found it's fairly difficult (for me) to hand-hold and get really good blur with large helicopters, given the choice between possibly blurring everything and freezing the rotors, I'd opt for the latter. It all 'depends' though ;)
     

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