Hi to all TE members! After posting so many landscape photos here, I thought of putting in my major interest in photography - aviation.
The main reason for me to get a DSLR is to capture metal birds like this. After visiting the nearest airport from my home (50km one-way) for almost 1 year on a regular basis, glad to say that I have a small collection in A.Net
I was around the airport to capture the special departure of Kazakhstan president Nursultan Nazarbayev on a 3-day official visit to Malaysia.
In was already in the evening, I went to another spot to capture more planes since the light was superb that day. Flying past my head that day was this jumbo with the name Hibiscus I. Our national flower is Hibiscus and it was featured in this special livery plane.
Our national carrier MAS painted this plane early last year to lauch the new refurbished aircraft and services. From the news report, it took the engineering team 5 months with 550 liters of paint enough for 40 houses to complete make over the plane.
This is the very first special livery plane by MAS and it was an instant hit around the world of aviation spotters. Since then, another jumbo was painted in the exect theme and another Boeing 777 in Heliconia theme.
For all aviation buffs, enjoy the awsome view. As for non-aviation members, enjoy the stunning blue sky on that day.
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hoorge (1434) 2006-07-18 22:02
I'm an aviation buff myself and appreciate this picture very much. My favourite passenger aircraft is the 747. The colors on the plane are just stunning. Good job.
blakitan (1311) 2006-07-18 22:03
Hibiscus flower on MAS. Greatly captured. Nice shot.
picardo (2459) 2006-07-18 22:03
I think it is a great capture!. The colors are great and the focus is perfect!. Great begining with "non-landscape" shots. TFS
Jeweller (4) 2006-07-18 22:07
Great shot. Fantastic colours. Good composition.
leo61 (0) 2006-07-19 1:49
I like verry much the bright colors and the diagonal of the plane.Excellent sharpness and a fantastic contrast with the sky.
sansans (22) 2006-07-19 2:52
Great shot with great colours shown!
gelor (3229) 2006-07-19 5:53
Il fallait le saisir cet instant ! Tu pouvais même cadrer un peu moins serré ? Bravo
lechmt (792) 2006-07-19 12:27
Wonderful!!! I see you have the same problem sometimes as I do - which spot to choose.. to get the best shot!! Best regards from Poland Tomas!!
jemaflor (86054) 2006-07-19 13:44
Very nice photo, original colours for a plane, perfect sharpness, well done.
jhm (140619) 2006-07-20 8:59
I think it is a great capture, with a wonderful sharpness and clarity, this for a airplane in moving, lovbely colour contrast too.
Have a nice day,
Tue (27696) 2006-07-20 16:24
This is an excellent capture of this plane and the paintings on it look wonderful with these very attractive colours. There was also a fine light here. Very well captured, good work!
oochappan (16831) 2006-07-21 6:45
Yes you feel immediatly that this subject is dear to you Chai, what a great contrasting red towards the blue sky, nicely framed in diagonal, an excellent quality shot in color/contrast, pico bello.
Ulishna (2268) 2006-07-21 12:24
Wow, his tail is more beauteful! Very nice strong colors.
pablominto (53744) 2006-07-21 12:28
I'm not an expert on this kind of photography, but it seems like this is very well done!
Subject well framed, and captured with great clarity in colours and very nice details...
Nice work indeed!
weswang (18223) 2006-07-23 0:59
Hi Chai, An impressive shot of the airplane in this tightly frame picture. From the wing position, I think this airplane was about to land. Good capture of the colorful airplane in contrast with the clear blue sky. A good catch.
jiekuan (332) 2006-07-23 3:57
A good aviation photograph. Sharp and clear image even long lens is used. Tight cropping brings out the subject excellently, together with the lovely blue sky
P/S: Nice to see that Malaysia Airlines did something useful to improve the company performance. You should contact MAS to buy your picture!
- Copyright: chai TY (chaity) (1539)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-06-27
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon Eos Rebel 300 D, 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/8, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Aircrafts II, Flyingbirds.., Air Craft - Comercial air crafts only [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-18 21:38
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