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Corsair Over Tico by OpticaLLightspeed Corsair Over Tico by OpticaLLightspeed
Jim Tobul flying his F4U-4 Corsair at the 2014 Tico Airshow.
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Crazywulf Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Totally awesome shot.... love the Corsair.
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2014
I had to double check. But I saw this same plane here in Charleston WV back in 2000:

mdbruffy.deviantart.com/art/Co…
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014  Professional Photographer
Unfortunately this particular aircraft suffered a landing accident a few weeks ago in Atlanta. The Pilot walked away and while the aircraft came to rest on it's back, no sustantial damage was noted with the exception of the tail, landing gear and canopy (Prop too I think), the Pilot (Jim Tobul) claims this aircraft will be back in the air again in the near term. It is one of the nicest corsairs flying the airshow circuit.
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mdbruffy Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2014
I'm sorry to hear about the accident. Glad the pilot was okay.
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tg-bobafett Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014
good shot...always liked Corsairs
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5PETSNAZ Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome Angle and Quality!!
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you, thank you!!!!
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice shot! :)
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks very much.
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Midway2009 Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You're welcome.
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SciFiFan2013 Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2014
I have loved the look of corsairs since I was a kid, and every pic I see, I just appreciate the planes even more. Thanks for this.
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014  Professional Photographer
Your very welcome. Thanks for visiting my gallery!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Photographer
Well you couldn't have captured her at any better angle than this! Beautiful catch and equally beautiful machine!
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thanks Daniel, I do need to invest in a better lens though! This shot along with all my other shots this year from Tico were taken with my 14 year old 1st generation 300mm f4. The image quality is not up to today's standards!
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Photographer
They look good to me, especially those wonderful Helldiver shots. A better lens will always help but please don't be disappointed with what you have taken, I know it's difficult as I am exactly the same, the search for perfect image quality is something that will drive the very best of photographers mad. However you should be proud that this is the quality you get with a lens that is not up to today's standards as you put it. You have come home with images that anybody, including myself and any aviation photographer would be proud of. Of course you have to bare in mind that you don't have the luxury of regular shows for practice that we are lucky to have in the UK so to get this quality from an old lens and with just one or two shows a year to gain experience. Really you need to give yourself more credit as you genuinely are among the best aviation photographers on dA.
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you my friend that was most kind of you. I am proud of what I shoot, but I also know that I have the skills to be better.
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Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014   Photographer
As I said I do know the feeling as I am the same, so I do understand. I'm sure I am the worlds worst for picking holes in my own work. But all I am saying is that you should try and remember that where the artists sees what a photograph could have been, the viewer sees what it IS, which is a point of view an artist should try and see from time to time.

I'm not saying you shouldn't feel that you can do better, just that you should try and use that voice saying "could have been better" in a positive way and use it to highlight the things about your work you would like to expand or improve. 

I'm sure you already do, I just don't like to see a talented artist feeling bad about their work.
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OpticaLLightspeed Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2014  Professional Photographer
We are our own worst critiques!
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