First of all, you can find the entire gallery of these photos by Dave on this link to Shutterfly. They are dramatic, the resolution is great, and colors are terrific.
Dave has been busy shooting helicopters and dragonflies. The chopper in the top photo bears the distinctive markings of the US Coast Guard. Regarding the bottom photo, Dave writes: “I was shooting the copter working a local (a bit TOO local for comfort) brush fire when this bug flew past. Try to stage THAT one!”
“The photos were taken by the dinky little Sony DSC-W70 Cybershot, usually on full optical zoom (only 3X). Some of them I then cropped, in the camera, to the final size. And some were just, ah, CLOSE. The amazing thing to me was that, after dozens of these shots, and a hundred or so full-res shots already in the camera, I took maybe 15 minutes of video of the planes. The video is choppy, but the sound, through the PC speakers, is just amazing! Memory card is 2 gig, and now they have 4 gig cards!”
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