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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Hello, Mr. Stearman

Taken of my nephew at the Augusta, Kansas (3AU) Fly-In. Photo has only been cropped to size.

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Convair Outside Dover

Photo taken outside Dover, Delaware.

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Breaking the Barrier

I took this photograph on October 16, 2011 at the Wings Over Houston Air Show in Houston, Texas. My camera is a DSLR-A300 (Sony). This photograph is not manipulated in any way.

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Winner Charity Cardboard Boat Races

Civil Air Patrol Squadron 147 of Branson West, Missouri partners with the local Lions Club to win the 2011 Chances Charity Cardboard Boat Races with an unusual entry a float plane with CAP colors and number!

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Grumman Sea Cat (Townsville, Australia)

Canon SX10is; no enhancement.

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Mustangs on the Flight Line

A pair of P-51s from the 363rd Fighter Squadron, 357th Fighter Group, on the flight line at Celebration of Flight (KJQF, Concord, North Carolina): Jack Roush's P-51D Gentleman Jim, flown by Captain Jim Browning, and Chuck Yeager's Glamorous Glen III, a pedal plane built for my grandson Lucas. Taken with Nikon D90; only resized.

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"That Reminds Me I Forgot to Set the TiVo"

Shot at KCPS (St. Louis Downtown) during the Cardinals/Brewers (division?) championship series.

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2009 Pioneer Airport Museum

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Early AM Flight to OSH over Lake Michigan

Raw file from Canon 7D.

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Reflecting on FiFi

Reflection of the B-29 FiFi in her own starboard-outboard prop spinner. Noise reduction and white balance adjusted in Photoshop CS5. Camera: Canon EOS 7D.

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Liberty Belle, September 2010

No manipulation except size reduction. Taken with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ3 over Albuquerque in the Liberty Belle B-17.

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Upwind for One Two at KCVN

Clovis Municipal (New Mexico) and Blue Sky Aviation from "Sentimental Journey," October 5, 2011. On the ramp is a Cessna 404, the B-25 Maid in the Shade, and a Piper Comanche. Resized only.

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Cross Roads

Canon G11. No manipulations.

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Chicago's Front Yard

Shot from J3 Cub using Sony Cybershot; slightly cropped.

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AeroShell Aerobatic Team at AirVenture 2011

The AeroShell Team flies a barrel roll while in extended trail formation during AirVenture 2011.

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Formation Take-Off

Bruce Donnelly coyly hides behind his pitot head during an early-morning take-off at Taumarunui, central North Island, New Zealand. Tiger Moth painted in the colors of Arctia Caja, the English garden tiger moth.

Camera: Nikon D5000.
Image lightened slightly and resized in Photoshop.

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Met Life Blimp at Dawn

Taken October 31, 2011 at 6:59am at Smyrna Airport in Tennessee.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: EF70-200mm, f/2.8L IS II USM
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: 2.8
Shutter Speed: 1/60s
ISO: 1000

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That's the Way to Sight-See

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Super Take-Off

EAA Chapter 185 annual BBQ with Ed Spenchuk doing a super take-off with a few of the kids.

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Camping at Centerview (Missouri)

Taken with a Cannon 40D and resized with Paint.net. More pictures available at SportFlight.net.

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Pawnee Towing Glider (Bozeman, MT)

Sky color adjustments made.

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Keep 'Em Flying!

Taken with Canon 20D at Blakesburg; image cropped and contrast enhanced just a bit.

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Touching Tails

Thunderbirds 5 and 6 touching tails at Andrews Air Force Base during Joint Services Open House (JSOH) in May 2011. Taken with Panasonic DMC-G1. Cropped and resized to meet upload file size limit. Slight enhancements to contrast and color.

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Betty Jane Is Going Flying

The Collings Foundation's P-51, Betty Jane, taxis out in Billings, Montana. Enhanced with Adobe Lightroom 2.

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