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.  The top photos are featured on AVweb's home page, 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 on AVweb.com?  Click here to submit it to our weekly contest.


Reader-submitted photos continue to provide our favorite break during the long summer days at AVweb world headquarters. This week's contest was a tight race, with fifteen photos vying for the top spot. We've got the top five here, but be sure to visit our home page and check out nearly two dozen other photos that we just couldn't fit in. There are some good ones this week ... !

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copyright Robert Shafer
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One in the Basket at Dusk

Robert Shafer of Grosse Ile, Michigan was one of many AVweb readers who attended fireworks displays over the U.S. Independence Day weekend. Rather than showcasing the man-made spectacle, Robert serves up a glorious natural lightshow, with the sun framing an HH-65C Dolphin "conducting a hoisting drill demonstration" over the Detroit River.


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copyright John von Linsowe
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Matt Younkin Performs!

John von Linsowe of Metamora, Michigan snapped this gem at Sun 'n Fun earlier in the year and is setting the tone for an exciting week at AirVenture!


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Used with permission of Peter Adams

Seeker on Patrol

Peter Adams of Toogoom, Queensland (Australia) sent us a couple of outstanding photos of the this Seabird Seeker. This was our favorite.


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copyright Thomas Grossman
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Thunderbirds Celebrating the Fourth of July at Battle Creek

Speaking of fireworks, you can't go wrong with the Field of Flight Air Show and Balloon Festival at Battle Creek, Michigan! Tom Grossman of Galesburg, Michigan shares a little bit of the fun from the July 3 display.

(Want another fireworks photo for good measure? Here's one from the Joe Oliva of the U.S. Air Force, courtesy of the USAF's routinely-awesome "Week in Photos" feature and brought to our attention by AVweb reader Vaughn Henry.


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copyright Gary L. Jones
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Sunset Silhouette

Gary L. Jones of Clovis, New Mexico surprised us in the comments to this photo by admitting that the plane in the distance is actually a 2-inch-wide R.C. model flown by the Model Airplane Drivers Society (MADS) of Clovis.


There are more reader-submitted photos in the "POTW" slideshow on AVweb's home page, many of them not to be missed!

Click here to submit your own photos to "POTW."

A quick note for submitters:  If you've got several photos that you feel are "POTW" material, your best bet is to submit them one-a-week!  That gives your photos a greater chance of seeing print on AVweb, and it makes the selection process a little easier on us, too.  ;)

A Reminder About Copyrights:
Please take a moment to consider the source of your image before submitting to our "Picture of the Week" contest. If you did not take the photo yourself, ask yourself if you are indeed authorized to release publication rights to AVweb. If you're uncertain, consult the POTW Rules or or send us an e-mail.