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    Every now and then one is able to enjoy very special events. This past weekend was one for me. My family and I attended the biennial Wings over Wirarapa air show. It was special in many different ways, the Mosquito, Avro Anson, Venom, six jet formation, the list is quite long. So to start off here are a few of my favourite (of the 1500 or so shots)!

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    DH 98 Mosquito F Mk 26, DH 115 T.55 Vampires, DH 112 Venom

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    DH 98 Mosquito, Spitfire Mk IX, Spitfire Tr IX, P51D Mustang


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    6 Jet Formation, L39C Albatros (x3), DH Vampire (x2), BAC Strikemaster

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    De Havilland parade, DH60G Fox Moth, DH82 Tiger Moth, DH84 Dragon, DH83 Fox Moth,
    DHC-1 Chipmunk, DHC-2 Beaver, DH 115 T.55 Vampire, DH 98 Mosquito


    I was also able to meet up with keenlearner (regular DPS poster) at the show and swap stories and aides on photography. What a magic weekend it was.

    I hope you enjoy.
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    Cool shots dad. That new lense in pretty sharp. TFS
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    Beautiful shots, I envy you!

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    Very nice We were stuck in the American hot dog line when the jet formation was flying by and I didn't get any shots where they weren't facing away. Wish I'd known a few DPSers were there, I would've taken a few minutes to say "hi"
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    Thanks for sharing. Spitfires are beautiful planes. I have liked them since the beginning.
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    Great shots! You are obviously in your element. TFS.
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    I can tell you had fun! Great set. Keep them coming.
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    Something is amiss with that Mustang though.

    Love the jet shot though.

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    Good series. Thanks for showing us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jdflute View Post
    Beautiful shots, I envy you!

    Jd
    Thanks, I still can't believe how lucky we are to have seen these aircraft.

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicole View Post
    Very nice We were stuck in the American hot dog line when the jet formation was flying by and I didn't get any shots where they weren't facing away. Wish I'd known a few DPSers were there, I would've taken a few minutes to say "hi"
    At least you got some food! It's a pity not meeting you but I'm sure we will get together at another event soon!

    Quote Originally Posted by ZafarSami View Post
    Thanks for sharing. Spitfires are beautiful planes. I have liked them since the beginning.
    I just love the Spitfire, the sound...I got a couple of good shots so watch this space!

    Quote Originally Posted by Heaterguy View Post
    Great shots! You are obviously in your element. TFS.
    Couldn't be happier! Whats better is that the whole family is involved so I don't feel guilty going to these events.

    Quote Originally Posted by anniehun View Post
    I can tell you had fun! Great set. Keep them coming.
    I sure will Annie, it was one of the best events ever - how can it get better?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikoyan View Post
    Something is amiss with that Mustang though.

    Love the jet shot though.
    Yep the Mustang is out of place amongst the Brits, but there wasn't another plane to take its place. The jets put on a great show and the silver blue one is just stunning.

    Quote Originally Posted by RichardTaylor View Post
    Good series. Thanks for showing us.
    Thanks Richard. It's a pity the Mozzie wasn't able to go accross to you guys in Aus. I'm sure hundreds would have gone to see it,
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