Following our ‘Heads up’ post yesterday ASO were very grateful to Colin Turner for capturing and contributing to us these great shots of a formation of 3 RAAF 3 Squadron Hornets as they flew past a ceremony today in Canberra celebrating the 100th anniversary of the establishment of their squadron.
The three F/A-18 A and B types that took part in the flypast are a far cry from the box kites and bi-planes the squadron were flying 100 years ago. No doubt the spirit of the aviators has not changed.
Colin went above and beyond to secure these images climbing to the top of a substantial hill in the Goorooyarroo Nature Reserve to achieve a good vantage point. I think you’ll agree his efforts were well rewarded.
Colin uses a Canon 5D Mark III with a 300mm f/2.8 L IS lens teamed up with a 2.0x Mark III Teleconvertor and a Canon 7D Mark II with a 70-200mm f/2.8 L IS lens teamed up with a 1.4x Mark III Teleconvertor.
Great Job Colin … thanks for the contribution.