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Toronto International Air Show 2017

This was a tricky airshow to shoot, as the overcast skies meant that there was often little contrast between the skies and the airplane(s) I was trying to shoot pictures of. Much tweaking needed to be done in LightShop for many of these images in order to bring out detail but also keeping noise to a minimum. All pics shot using the trusty Olympus E-620 with the fast 200mm lens.

Pictures are arranged in the order the airplanes appeared in the show, and their names are derived directly from the emailed show schedule for the day courtesy of cias.org.

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours and the CN Tower

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours and the CN Tower

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

CF-18 Hornet in Canada 150 Colours

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

Canadian Harvard Aerobatic Team

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Mike Wiskus & Lucas Oil Pitts Special

Sikorsky Helicopter

Sikorsky Helicopter

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

Gordon Price in the YAK-50

USAF F-22 Flying by Peace Statue on CNE Grounds

USAF F-22 Flying by Peace Statue on CNE Grounds

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

USAF F-22 & P-51 Mustang Heritage Flight

Boeing B75N-1 -Stearman Bi-Plane

Boeing B75N-1 – Stearman Bi-Plane

Beech 3NM Expeditor

Beech 3NM Expeditor

As I was taking the last photo rain began to fall, which quickly led to a downpour. After about a half-hour the skies cleared again, but by that time I was across the CNE grounds, so that was it for me, until next year!

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Male and Female Red-Winged Blackbirds

There are plenty of Red-winged Blackbirds down by Woodbine Park right now. The males are the easiest to spot as they are calling out their territory, but it is usually harder to spot the females as they are better camouflaged. Here are some pics of the ones I was able to see.

I particularly like this shot, which was taken using my new (to me) Olympus E-620 using my 200mm f/2.6 telephoto lens, as there is extra detail captured using this camera’s 12.3 megapixels as opposed to the 10 megapixels in my old E-510. I like how you can make out the touch of “gold” on her shoulder, and the slightly darker patch of feathers just above her beak and eye.

Female Red-winged Blackbird

Female Red-winged Blackbird

A few minutes later I saw another female who had just come out of a bath and was drying herself off. So here’s a pic of slightly soggy female red-winged blackbird.

Female Red-Winged Blackbird After a Bath

Female Red-Winged Blackbird After a Bath

This male red-winged blackbird was on the ground, looking for something to eat. He spotted me and gave a squawk before heading back to look for more food.

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking

Male Red-winged Blackbird Squawking

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