Catalina Water Take-off, Lake Macquarie, Australia 2012 by muz2142

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Date: 3 November 2012
Location: Lake Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia
Event: 6th Annual Catalina Festival
This Consolidated Catalina amphibian floatplane is shown on its take-off run off the waters of Lake Macquarie, south of Newcastle, New South Wales. It had earlier in the day made its first water landing on the Lake and taxied up on to land at the old former Royal Australian Air Base at Rathmines on the Lake shore.
The photo was taken from Coal Point across the Lake from Rathmines.
After take-off, it did a flypast before heading off for its home base at Albion Park Airport, south of Wollongong. The Catalina is owned by the Historic Aircraft Restoration Society and they have their air museum at Albion ParkAirport.
The photo was taken using a Nikon D90 camera fittedw ith a Sigma EX 50-500mm 1:4-6.3 APO DG HSM zoom lens.
The photo was tweaked using Gimp software – brightness/contrast tool and sharpening filter.


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  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Good one Muz. – Ted

  • Thanks for the appreciation Ted.

    – muz2142

  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyover 1 year ago

    Nice to see a wet cat!

  • Thanks for your appreciation Colin – and for the feature in “If it Moves, Shoot It!”

    – muz2142

  • Nigel Bangert
    Nigel Bangertover 1 year ago

    Great image, well captured.

  • Thanks for your appreciation Nigel – and for favouriting the work.

    – muz2142

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Terrific shot!!!

  • Thanks for the appreciation John – and for adding this to your favourites.

    – muz2142

  • Walter Colvin
    Walter Colvinover 1 year ago

    Great shot MUZ.

  • Thanks for your appreciation Walter – and for adding it to your favourites.

    – muz2142

  • John  Kapusta
    John Kapusta11 months ago

    nice capture

  • Thanks for your appreciation John.

    – muz2142

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