A Photo Every Day from the Sunshine Coast - Australia

Friday, 10 July 2009

... when this Spitfire......
Skywatch with aeroplane



I was just minding my own business sitting on top of the hill when this Spitfire P51 Mustang (thanks to Mick and Darren for the proper identification) came roaring past!

I know it looks as though the shot was taken from an aircraft, it wasn't, which is a bit of a comment on just how low he was flying, probably being a bit naughty I suspect.

I thought the sky made a lovely old wartime sort of picture, if there is such a thing as lovely wartime that is.

Of course it's Friday, so visit the Skywatch Home where you can find links to skyshots from around the world.

Sunshine Coast Daily Photo - Australia
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13 comments

Babzy said...

Just beautiful , you seem so close !

Leeds in Yorkshire photography - Paul said...

Great photo, never would have thought from the ground!
Great to see these old birds fly, have not seen one in a few years now.

this too will pass said...

superb picture; are you sure this is a 'Spit'?

Julie said...

Terrific capture, Peter. You have brought it so close for us and so clearly.

bitingmidge said...

No, I'm not sure it's a Spitfire, but It'll do till the real thing gets here! (Any thoughts if it's not?)

BTW Julie, this is actually one of the Pt Cartwright series, I reckon he was lower than the lighthouse.

Dorothy said...

Great picture for Skywatch! It DOES look like it was shot from another airplane!

EcoRover said...

Wow, nice. I was buzzed recently by a visiting B-17, but I am WAY too slow getting my camera out of its pouch. You'd make a great grouse hunter.

bitingmidge said...

Thanks to "this too will pass", I have checked it out and it appears to be a P51 Mustang not a Spitfire, so now I do believe it's correctly identified.

Of course I was happy just knowing it was an aeroplane!

J Bar said...

Good capture.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Regina said...

Simply stunning.

Greyscale Territory said...

What a great image! You can even see the shine of metal on the aircraft!

Lois said...

Oh my what a wonderful shot! I can't believe it was taken from the ground.

Karen said...

Awesome capture !!!

If you hadn't said where you were, I'd have thought that you'd shot it from another plane..

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