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Thanks, Graham.

It was at Lydd in Kent.  Charlie Brown was on the ground, talking about Spitfires, but he didn't fly this one.  I'm afraid I can't remember the pilot's name.

Hi ajf.
First I would like to say I think it is a good picture for a couple of reasons, first the back story is fantastic, second the aircraft is pretty nicely exposed, and crisp enough to see the pilot waving most imprortant, the exhaust following a spiral course across and down the fuselage and that the pilot either had full right stick, unlikely, or full flaps so the chopper could keep up, more likely..
I hope you got a really good rate for your mother in law to do this as we owe so much to ladies like her who put themselves at risk to get the planes back in the air, often taking no more precaution than putting on their tin hat when most other civilians would be taking to a shelter, I'm pleased to hear that at the great age of 90 she was well enough to take to the air to see such a sight.
Do you know where it was done, and is the pilot called Charlie Brown?

Cheers Graham.


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This shot might not compare with many of the images that have been posted, but it has a nice story behind it.  My mother-in-law was a flight mechanic in WW2, and has a thing about Spitfires.  For her 90th birthday, we put her up in a helicopter alongside one.  This is the pilot waving at her.  (The shot is my son's, not mine.)

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Canon General / Re: Lose or Loose?
« on: October 15, 2013, 10:22:46 AM »
I have an English degree and this one kills me.  It's especially bad when people use the "word" loosed.  That and "can not" which is not technically incorrect, but just ignorant.  I could vent on dozens more...

"Loosed" is a perfectly good English word.  Many arrows were loosed by English bowmen at Agincourt.  I suppose that a large number of those arrows were also lost.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: April 15, 2013, 09:42:22 AM »
I have been unable to find "Patent Publication No. 2013-64858".  It doesn't seem to be a US application - US2013064858 relates to a polysaccharide for modulating immune response.  Can you tell me where it was published?
I would say Japan (considering Canon is a Japanese company - they would file all initial Patent applications in Japan, and use world-wide agreements on IP protection whilst they filed patents elsewhere)

Thanks.  I have now found it on the Japanese IPO website.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Patent: EF 400 f/4 DO IS II
« on: April 15, 2013, 04:55:10 AM »
I have been unable to find "Patent Publication No. 2013-64858".  It doesn't seem to be a US application - US2013064858 relates to a polysaccharide for modulating immune response.  Can you tell me where it was published?

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: April 07, 2013, 05:01:02 AM »
Not a particularly well lit (against the sun) or sharp shot. And he's a long way off. Saw this guy in our garden about a week ago looking very bloody, today he does look somewhat better. Obviously something got him. But I think he's going to survive.

Cheers

I think what got your bird was avian pox.

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