SR 71 Blackbird by Delfino

The fastest flying machine ever built by mankind, the Blackbird set several records for highest achieved altitude (~85.000 feet) and speed (~Mach 3.5). She flew from New York to London in 1h55min, but only because she had to refuel in Air, otherwiese she would have been faster.

The American Hangar in Duxford hosts the only SR71 that can be seen outside the US.

Canon 5dMkII and Canon 24-70mm at 70mm, f/2.8 iso 200 three autobracketed images handheld, HDR with Photomatix.

I am a Hobby Photographer from Austria who likes to shoot a mixed bag of subjects ranging from car racing to airshows, architecture, landscape and nature and have not specialized on a specific topic.
I also like to look at all the beautiful artwork here to find some inspiration.
Thank’s to all of you for looking and commenting on my work.

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  • Gary  Davey (Jordy)
    Gary Davey (J...over 2 years ago

    Awesome capture Bernhard, love the POV and DOF ( for some reason it reminds me of Thunderbirds) Great HDR processing, love how it highlights the detail of the rivets on the body. Well done great job, and even more so considering you shot three exposures handheld :)

  • Thank you Jordy for your nice comment. The hardest work was to get rid off all the people gathering around the Blackbird ;-)

    – Delfino

  • tinnieopener
    tinnieopenerover 2 years ago

    Cool Bananas Bernhard:o)

  • Thank you for stopping by and leaving this comment!

    – Delfino

  • dgscotland
    dgscotlandover 2 years ago

    Awesome mate…you can really sense the power.

    Click the banner to take you to the group. Your work is welcome here and please enjoy it.

  • Thank you Derek!

    – Delfino

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 2 years ago

    Nice shot of this classic aeroplane. I don’t think the true speed of this has been officially recorded (Mach 5). It was one impressive piece of kit. – Ted

  • Thank yyou Ted for this remark!

    – Delfino

  • Warren  Patten
    Warren Pattenover 2 years ago

    Yes I remember this beast of an aircraft..beautiful work..

  • ;-)

    – Delfino

  • Jackson  McCarthy
    Jackson McCarthyover 2 years ago

    Wow, what a powerful shot this is (It works superbly with the B/W and the HDR look)
    Well done :)

  • Thank you Jackson for your comment!

    – Delfino

  • Rachel Williams
    Rachel Williamsover 2 years ago

    Great capture. Excellent perspective.

  • Thank you Rachel for taking your time to comment on this one!

    – Delfino

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroover 2 years ago

    Wonderfully done image! Truly striking!

  • Thank you Glenn, i am glad you like my Blackbird!

    – Delfino

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 2 years ago


    outstanding shot .. many congrats on the feature

  • Thank you very much for the feature in your group!

    – Delfino

  • Steve Randall
    Steve Randallover 2 years ago
    Beautiful work and congrats on the feature.
  • HI Steve, thank you for stopping by and taking your time to write this comment, very much appreciated!

    – Delfino

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