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87-0309 — - The frozen intersection instant for the Thunderbirds a week ago at Davis-Monthan AFB
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87-0309 —


The frozen intersection instant for the Thunderbirds a week ago at Davis-Monthan AFB


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Greg Byington
Great catch, Bill!
Alan Brown
Great photo! That is some timing!!!
John moffitt
A great shot
Thank you for sharing
Great shot!!!!
terry kelsey
All I can say is...WOW!!!
Jim Costello
Mad! These things dont cost just popcorn money.
Nice shot of a great looking plane
Michael Scott
That has to be an outrageous shutter speed to catch that! Awesome and thank you, sir.
I agree with all the others, great shot! One question, how come the rear bird is blurred but not the one in the front? Would he be moving faster than the front one? Would a faster camera speed have frozen both of them?
Bill EdgarPhoto Uploader
Couple quick answers to questions...shutter speed was 1/1600. The reason the near bird is clear and the far one is blurred is because I had to pick one to pan along with at high speed. So I was tracking the near bird with my camera as it crossed with the other. I might have been able freeze both with a shutter speed of 1/4000 or 1/8000, but I actually like the sense of speed that the motion blur provides.
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