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Nigel Paine.


La nitidez en uk es excepcional!! Ya lo vimos con Mark Jayne en el Mach Loop y ahora Nigel Paine nos sorprende con los warbirds. Es casi imposible escribir algo que esté a la altura de estas fotografias, las palabras sobran.

Hay dos aspectos del sotting que me encantan, los barridos y los encuadres cercanos, con mucho detalle. Cuando las dos tecnicas se unen en una fotografia, la chispa tiene que saltar y las imagenes se graban a fuego en la memoria, como cuando un miope estrena gafas.

Esos momentos de asombro no disminuyen al paso de cada foto, te das cuenta que los spitfire quedan bien de cualquier forma, menos movidos claro, pero tambien que la aviación ligera, convencional, la cessna y la tobago de turno tienen un potencial enorme si sabes sacarlas en el momento justo. No me negareis que las expresiones de los pilotos ppl mirando al infinito no están a la altura de los warbirds en cuanto a impacto visual.

Todo esto sale de la cabeza, las manos y el buen ojo de Nigel Paine, un ingles con el que he tenido la oportunidad de cruzar unas palabras y además de buen spotter, tengo la impresión de que es mejor persona. Entre sus herramientas de trabajo están la canon 7D Mk II, una 1D Mk III, y la compacta Canon G1X. Entre las lentes destacan la Canon EF70-200 f/2.8L, a Tamron 150-600 f/5-6.3 y la EF17-40 f/4L. Por sus manos han pasado una EF300 f/2.8L, EF400 f/2.8L, EF100-400 f/4.5-5.6L y el multiplicador MkIII 2x.

A la pregunta de como conseguia tanta nitidez en los barridos , estás fueron sus palabras (sin traducir, se entiende perfectamente, los nikonistas no;-)):

My camera bodies are set up with AI-servo auto focus which is activated by the back button, 9 active focus points from which I select a single point depending on the shot, and drive mode is set to single shot for propeller driven aircraft or high speed burst for fast moving jets. On bright sunny days I manually select white balance and iso settings, but if light is variable with the sun going behind clouds frequently, then I use auto WB and iso. I mostly shoot handheld panning shots if I am close to the subject using a fast panning motion. If I am quite a distance from the subject and have to pan slowly, then I will use a monopod. My ‘method’ is to shoot 5 frames of each aircraft. 2 frames of the aircraft approaching from my side, 1 frame of the aircraft directly in front of me, and 2 frames of the aircraft moving away from me.

Podéis seguir a Nigel en flickr, o airplane pictures, donde encontrareis muchísimas más fotos de calidad y en alta resolución. Muchas gracias Nigel por entrar a formar parte de airspotters.org

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Dragon Rapide. G-AIYR / HG691. | Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH.| Canon EOS-1D TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 150mm f16 1/50s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Bristol – Blenheim IV G-BPIV | UK – England – Cosby-Foxlands Farm Airstrip | Canon EOS 7D Mark II @ 1/60s, f/7.1 at 150mm ISO 100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Supermarine Spitfire. G-CCCA / PV202. | Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 600mm f16 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Spitfire T9. G-CCCA. | Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 150mm f18 1/80s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Hawker Hurricane Mk IIc. PZ865. | Returning to Goodwood from the Battle of Britain Flypast. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 300mm f11 1/125s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Spitfire T9. G-CCCA.| Lashenden / Headcorn, EGKH. Gear up! | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 600mm f16 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Spitfire MkIX. G-LFIX / ML407.| The Grace Spitfire, low (very !) and fast at The Victory Show, Cosby. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 150mm f10 1/200s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | P-51 Mustang. G-MRLL.| The Victory Show, Cosby. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 600mm f10 1/160s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Supermarine Spitfire. G-CCCA / PV202. |Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 600mm f16 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | De Havilland Tiger Moth. G-ANCS. | Shoreham RAFA airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 173mm f14 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | De Havilland Tiger Moth.|G-ANEN. Shoreham RAFA airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 250mm f14 1/80s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Supermarine Spitfire IX. G-CGYJ.|Seen here arriving at the Headcorn Combined Ops airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 150mm f10 1/125s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | De Havilland Dragon Rapide. G-AIDL. | Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 158mm f8 1/125s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Sea Hurricane Mk Ib Z7015 / G-BKTH. | Going up to display at Old Warden Best of British Airshow. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 191mm f11 1/60s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Hawker Hurricane Mk 1. R4118 / G-HUPW.| Seen here at the Aero Legends Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Ball and Airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 150mm f10 1/125s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Hawker Hurricane Mk 1. R4118 / G-HUPW.| Seen here at the Aero Legends Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Ball and Airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 150mm f10 1/125s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth. G-PWBE. | Going up on another pleasure flight. Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 213mm f10 1/125s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Spitfire MkIX. TD314 / G-CGYJ.| About to display at Headcorn Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary Ball & Airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 173mm f10 1/125s ISO125.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Spitfire F Mk.Ia N3200 / G-CFGJ. |Climbing away from the grass strip at Old Warden Best of British Evening Airshow.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 600mm f6.3 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Spitfire T9. G-CCCA. | Lashenden / Headcorn, EGKH.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 483mm f11 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Tornado GR4. ZD713.| RAF Lossiemouth. Joint Warrior 14 / 02.| Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 300mm f9 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | P-51 Mustang. G-BTCD |Shoreham RAFA Airshow | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 273m f5.6 1/125s ISO160.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | De Havilland DH.82A Tiger Moth, G-AIXJ. | Shoreham RAFA Airshow | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 250m f7.1 1/100s ISO100.

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↑ Nigel Paine (c) | Robin DR400. G-ZIPI.| Lashenden / Headcorn. EGKH. | Canon EOS 7D Mark II TAMRON SP 150-600mm @ 483m f13 1/125s ISO100.

Keep calm and shoot!!


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