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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Taken from the Roosevelt Overlook on the Palisades Parkway in New York during the southbound pass down the Hudson River. Quite a sight!

Contrast enhanced and color balanced a tad due to backlighting; sharpened.

Ed. Note: That's right: We're kicking off this installment with a theme, space shuttle enthusiasts!

Pass in Review

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Discovery's Final Few Moments of Flight

Did some minor adjustments to the exposure due to the cloudy weather.

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Shuttle Enterprise Over Libery State Park

Shuttle Enterprise's flight from Washington to JFK. Taken from Liberty State Park, New Jersey.

Resized to fit only. Taken with Sony A200 with 205 zoom lens.

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Discovery Waiting for Delivery

Space shuttle Discovery waiting to be demated from the 747 shuttle carrier craft at Dulles Airport.

Contrast adjusted in Picasa.

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Expensive Table

These are T-28 blades. This happened after the nose gear collapsed on takeoff. (Pilot is O.K.!)

No manipulations; taken with a Blackberry Bold.

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@#$% Big!

Sometimes "big" just doesn't cover it. Antonov 225 ICT at Wichita, Kansas.

Cannon EOS 1D MK II.
Cropped and reduced in size to meet requirements.

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Spring Is in the Air!

N5EX. No adjustments.

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Chasing My Shadow

Taken from my powered parachute near K81 (Miami County, Kansas).

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A J-3 Cub in Its Natural Setting

Shot with Canon 5D Mk II at Grimes Field, Urbana, Ohio after 20 B-25's took off for Dayton, Ohio on April 17, 2012.

Slight clean-up with Photoshop.

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Lavochkin LA5 FN

Now serving as a memorial. Taken on vacation in 1986.

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Silver Bird

The Lady a restored 48-year-old Lockheed 10A with its Trans-Canada Air Lines emblem. Taken in Windsor in 1986.

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"Light" Impressionism

Landing of an ASK21 glider on Montricher Air Field.

Photo taken with a Pentax Optio P80 camera at 1/125 sec, F 12.0; focal length 14mm. The original photo was just cropped and re-centered.

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Tight Formation

Cropped only.

Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon 100-400 Zoom
Location: Lakeland, Florida Sun 'n Fun 2012

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Fred Hawk Ready for Next Glider Tow

Fred Hawk pulls up for the next glider tow in Caesar Creek Soaring Club's Piper Pawnee.

(Cropped.)

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Archer Flight over Des Moines

Took a couple friends on a photo flight, and I liked this one taken from the rear seat.

(It has been enhanced.)

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