Still talking about plane and this time is a close up shot of Hibiscus II. Some intro was given in the earlier photo in TE with title Flying Garden.
The are 17 planes in their 747-400 passenger fleet. This plane with registration PapaBravo (PB) joined the fleet in April 1993.
I took this shot last Friday evening on another spotting session. I was alone that day and didn't see other spotters. As in most of the best spotting areas in the world, best place to spot is not inside the airport but outside. 8-)
This place is near Runway 14L and not that easy to access by car. This is really a quiet and secluded place. I drove in thru a small path along the palm oil plantation next to the runway. About 500m from the main road, this is an elevated spot not blocked by the fence.
It was my lucky day to catch Hibiscus II departing in the evening. Lucky in a sense my 70mm-300mm lens is close enough to have this head shot. Took this with the max 300mm focal length on my 300D with 1.6 cropping factor.
For aviation buffs, just sit back and relex to view the beautiful art of ribbons and Hibiscus on the fuselage.
BTW, this shot is good enough to compensate for the scratches I received on my car while driving into this secluded spot.
Thanks for viewing and hope you have a bright and colorful weekends ahead.
Update 7/24/06 : Just added the full view of this plane in the workshop. Thanks.
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pablominto (53744) 2006-07-21 1:31
I'm impressed by the efforts you go to to get a shot like this!
Gret clarity in colours, in a well framed picture...
Sharpness and details are fine, and well done!
PixelTerror (0) 2006-07-21 4:27
Selamat Pagi chai,
I like planes too and I appreciate to see this artwork model, the color patter they have chosen evocates very well the paradise destination Malaysia, this 747 shines thanks to these colors against the surrounding greens.
Have a nice day,
hoorge (1434) 2006-07-21 9:34
Stop teasing me, Dude. You are making the hair stand on my arms. Awesome colors, excellent PoV, and great details.
Ulishna (2268) 2006-07-21 11:25
I like color planes very much. This plane is perfect photomodel!:))
jhm (139236) 2006-07-21 13:44
What a plane this 747 shines to these colours against the surrounding greens.
Sharpness and details are fine, and well done!
Have a well done,
cunejo200 (7281) 2006-07-21 14:43
The airline should pay you for this photo. Very admireable colors and clarity. Best wishes.
sabyasachi1212 (19771) 2006-07-22 4:15
Thanks to your little adventure we can get this colourful view. You made good use of those long lenses. Razor sharp clarity!
With Greetings from India
lechmt (792) 2006-07-23 17:20
I love such close ups.. it is marvelous.. and the colors of this particular jumbo are beautiful.. Great job..!!
petsas (36) 2006-07-23 17:21
love this photo. very colorful plane. Do you have a full plane shot? if you do please upload it.
oochappan (18640) 2006-07-23 22:22
A very tight shot sharp spotted out from the background, the red is very impressive to see this artwork on this aeroplane so close. Well done.
rahul__rahul__ (2250) 2006-07-24 10:42
nice pciture and interesting note, I like the colors in this, they are very loud and the dark sky is nice
PJE (20758) 2006-07-31 23:32
Chai you picked a good camera and lens for jumping into the DSLR camp. I have the Canon 70-200 F4 L USM zoom and its incredible on a 300D. I do like your composition here showing details along the front of this jet. Sharp, clear, and very good details...thanks for sharing!
jemaflor (84733) 2006-08-04 5:21
interesting and well taken, original plane, Tfs.
Tue (27696) 2006-08-04 15:30
Another beautifully painted plane. The composition is also very good and the little bit of haze in the background makes the plane stand out well against it. Well done!
danielswalsh (13599) 2006-08-14 0:51
A beautifully painted plane indeed. I've been tempted to do some plane spotting myself- but the only place I know of here in Singapore is the roads at the end of the runway and you got the fences in the way. Plus the fear of getting arrested. Have you heard of any places in Singapore for plane spotters?
All the best Chai!
banyanman (7789) 2006-09-22 17:30
Fabulous sharpness and saturation, Chai. Your focus is perfect at this long distance - in fact if the pilot was sitting a little forward in his seat you would be able to recognise who he was! The oil palm plantation in the background provides a marvellous backdrop in this vibrant image. Cheers . . . David
vhemmati (616) 2006-10-15 21:20
I like the colours and details of this shot, very sharp one. good capture.
pboehringer (770) 2007-05-05 13:26
Hi Chai, to start with a critique in your gallery this is certainly the best. It combines your photography and flying hobbies extremely well. I hope that you don't fly jumbos as a hobby ... ;-)
Thanks for showing us this "bird" in those extravagant colors. I have never seen it before and can imagine how it gives a nice view in mid of the otherwise very gray airports where it lands.
- Copyright: chai TY (chaity) (1539)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2006-07-14
- Categories: Transportation
- Camera: Canon Eos Rebel 300 D, 70-300mm F4-5.6 IS USM
- Exposure: f/7.1, 1/400 seconds
- Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
- Theme(s): Aircrafts II, Flyingbirds.., Air Craft - Comercial air crafts only [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2006-07-21 0:29