Red Arrows, Leuchars Airshow 2010

Red Arrows, Leuchars Airshow 2010
Red Arrows, Leuchars Airshow 2010

I went to my usual perch at Drumcarrow Craig to watch the Red Arrows from a distance.  Usually during the second part of the display various groups come almost right over that location, but this year a heavy shower came through just as the second part started and they were restricted to the ‘B’ display.  As a result the number of shots was reduced, but I was very pleased with this one.

Of course as they landed the poor weather cleared away!

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  • Aperture :ƒ/5.6
  • Camera :E-510
  • Taken :11 September, 2010
  • Focal length :300mm
  • ISO :200
  • Shutter speed :1/4000s

Red Arrows at Leuchars (12th Sep 2009)

Red Arrows at Leuchars
Red Arrows at Leuchars

The day before I took this photo my new 70-300mm lens arrived.  Since the camera has a crop factor of x2, that equates to 140-600mm on a 35mm camera!  On close inspection the Red Arrows images were not completely sharp, but for web use they are more than fine.

I took the image from Drumcarrow Crag which overlooks Leuchars from the South.  I had been there previously and discovered that during the second part of the display they were flying very low over it!

This image has had a slight cheat – one of the two lower Arrows has been moved.

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