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Day 51 – Flying Machines


When I spotted this helicopter hovering in the skies over Liverpool at first I was astounded as the wind was blowing really hard and the pilot was managing to hold it perfectly steady in their air as they watched the Everton football fans gather for their match. Of course I couldn’t resist trying to get a picture of it but it seriously was just a dot on the horizon and with the sun glinting off the body of the helicopter now and then, it took me ages to even find it in the sky with my long lens. I got there in the end though and I don’t often say this about my photographs, I have a very strong self critical streak, but I think this one bloody awesome shot, you can even see the rotor blades and the clear blue sky provides a truly beautiful canvas for this strangest of machines that man has invented.

“Heavier-than-air flying machines are impossible.” ~  Lord Kelvin

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  1. Reply

    Nice shot.

    Regards and best wishes

  2. Reply

    great shot with the blue sky.

    • minor
    • February 21, 2012

    Beautiful shot! I tried to take photo of a helicopter. But it was very fast. So you are lucky to find the hovering one.

    • Mats
    • February 21, 2012

    Just stopping by, found some really nice photos. Good work.

    • lisa
    • February 21, 2012

    I think this is just fantastic Molly!
    Not an easy shot to get for sure, but you have done it beautifully.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us this week at The Creative Exchange.

    Have a wonderful day!


  3. Reply

    Well done, yes, it’s not easy with a long lens waving about! You did do a great job 🙂

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