Wirraway Flypast @ Catalina Festival, Rathmines, Australia 2012 by muz2142

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Wirraway Flypast @ Catalina Festival, Rathmines, Australia 2012 by 

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The Catalina Festival was held at the old former Royal Australian Air Force seaplane base at Rathmines on the shore of Lake Macquarie south of Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia in 2012.
The Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (CAC) Ca-16 Wirraway was the advanced trainer for the Royal Australian Air Force during the Second World War (and for some time afterwards) and this example flew down from Queensland to give several flypasts during the Festival.
The photo was taken with a Nikon D90 camera fitted with 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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  • Colin Smedley
    Colin Smedleyover 1 year ago

    Really nice angle on a rare bird Muzz! Never likely to see one her in the UK I fear.

  • Thanks for the appreciation Colin. I don’t think there are any in UK but Kermit Weeks in US has one as I recall.

    – muz2142

  • John Schneider
    John Schneiderover 1 year ago

    Great capture!! Muz… All the best of this holiday season to you and yours!! – John

  • Thanks for the appreciation John and seasons greetings to you and your family too.

    – muz2142

  • Edward Denyer
    Edward Denyerover 1 year ago

    Nice shot Muz. – Ted

  • Thanks for the appreciation Ted. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

    – muz2142

  • John  Kapusta
    John Kapustaabout 1 year ago

    A classic capture

  • Thanks for the appreciation John.

    – muz2142

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