The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star (or T-Bird) is an American jet trainer aircraft. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948 piloted by Tony LeVier. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. It was used by the U.S. Navy initially as TO-2 then TV-2, and after 1962, T-33B. Despite its age, the T-33 remains in service worldwide. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground during an air show at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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batalay (37205) 2013-09-26 8:29
It is a pleasure to see your photos from your collection of military planes in air shows. You've captured the T-33 perfectly, with the banking angle putting the wings in just the ideal configuration to maximize the view of the plane. I had no idea that these aircraft were first flown 56 years ago.
fabbs99 (16819) 2013-09-26 19:41
Another great shot of the T-Bird.Lovely colors of the sky and the gliding airmoster.Excellent presentation with good sharpness.Very well done.TFS.
danos (91150) 2013-09-27 3:16
nice the view as the presentation of the shooting star,over Nellis air force base.I like the clarity as the quality of the scene.
photoray (13719) 2013-09-27 7:48
Good positioning to detail the jet's top view and in good resolution.
The T Bird was one of the first plastic model planes I assembled in my youth, and I believe the fuel tanks are on the wing tips, for added visual attraction.
Have a rewarding and enjoyable weekend,
mvdisco (17784) 2013-09-27 19:15
Excellent shot and Point of view,
Sharp & clear with great détails of the T-33,
contrast and light is well done..
ChrisJ (105551) 2013-09-28 4:35
The blue sky makes a superb backdrop for the fighter jet. Good panning to get near ideal sharpness and punchy light contrasts and with good density & levels. The plume of exhaust smoke acts as a good lead in line. Tfs!
mcmtanyel (17217) 2013-10-12 11:56
This is an excellent catch. I like the sharpness of it most because that is the most difficult quality to achieve, following a fast moving object at the end of a long zoom.
So, here are my questions of admiration:
The EXIF data shows 500 mm zoom, is that 35-mm equivalent or 500 mm on the D7000?
Did you use a tripod? If not, what kind of lens were you using that has such good image stabilization?
The reason I am asking these is because I am starting to think about what kind of lens I should get for my D7000 next, in addition to the one (18-105 mm) that came with it.