Picture of the Week: AVweb's Flying Photography Showcase

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Each week, we go through dozens (and sometimes hundreds) of reader-submitted photos and pick the very best to share with you on Thursday mornings and one photo that stands above the others is awarded an AVweb baseball cap as our "Picture of the Week." Want to see your photo here? Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.

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Hawk Prop

Red tail hawk perched on a prop watching me wash my plane at KBVY Sunday. I was surprised he let me get that close. Not edited; taken with Blackberry.

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Reflected Fun

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C-52 Skymaster

I bumped into the Berlin Airlift Flying Museum (Douglas C-52 Skymaster) at OKV on May 11, 2011. Slight contrast correction in Picasa 3.

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Formation 'Footing

Possible photoshop manipulation or not. ;)

Ed. Note: "Stephan" 'fesses up and admits that this is the product of some clever photo manipulation but he agreed to relieve the mystery lest anyone think this photo came directly from the camera and try something dangerous. No "monkey see, monkey do," 'mkay?

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Over the Top in a Beech 18

Taken at the Langley Air Force Base air show in April 2009. Matt Younkin on the backside of a Cuban eight in his Beech 18. Canon PowerShot SX10 IS: 1/1000 sec, f/5.7, 100mm focal length, f/5.7, ISO 100. No post-shot editing.

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Floatplane Taking Off from Lake Hawley, ON

Shot with a Canon G12 at Lake Hawley, Ontario (near Hudson Bay). No manipulations other than size reduction.

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The Stick of the Aerial Ballet

Tow planes and glider on the Montricher Air Field near Geneva. Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/320 sec, F 7.0, focal length 5 mm. The original image was just reduced to under 1 MB.

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DC-3 with Sun Rays

Shot at Canadian Warplane Heritage in Hamilton, Ontario. It was shot with a Kodak M753. This photo has not been manipulated in any way.

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One Down, Three in the Air A Perfect Sunset

1947 Aeronca Chief, three in the air look close; you can say it's either the people or three "objects" flying sunset at Harvey Field, Snohomish, WA. Nikon L100; exposure adjusted and slightly cropped.

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De-Ice? Umm Yes, Please!

Taken from a Pilatus PC- 12 at Kiruna Airport, Sweden (inside the Arctic Circle).

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Steaming West ...

Late afternoon shot of the Mackinac Bridge and ships steaming west. Just after departing Mackinac Island airport in our RV-9A. (The island is a great destination!) Cannon A610.

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USAF Forward Air Controllers Vietnam

Two O-2A "Oscar Deuces" fly formation on an O-1 "Bird Dog" over Vietnam's Binh Dinh Province in 1970. Image scanned from an Ektachrome 35 mm slide taken with a Mamiya-Sekor SLR by Gary Dikkers.

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A Scenic Flight to Dinner

Taken while flying up the east coast of Cape Cod in an R44 with friends en route to KPVC for a steak and lobster dinner. Resolution reduced.

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Bryan Bourn's Lake

Taken at the KRNH fly-in on June 25, 2011.

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My Pride and Joy

My Cessna 150 tail-dragger loves grass airports. 1976 Cessna 150M conversion N150RD at Punta Gorda, Florida.

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Reflections of Yesterday

Canon Rebel, no colorization. I'm 14, at an air show with my dad. Plane is a Pitts Model 12, with a Stearman reflection. Really neat.

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