Pic Of The Week (46/2011)

Nose of a Messerschmidt Bf-109 World War II Fighter Plane (Copyright JB Photography)

Messerschmidt Bf-109 WW II Fighter
Messerschmidt Bf-109 WW II Fighter (www.jb-photography.org)

I took this shot during the Bulgaria Air Festival 2011 last September at Krumovo Air Base near Plovdiv. The venerable Messerschmidt was surrounded by a large crowd and because the plane is small, it was impossible to get the people out of the frame. Only by going down on my knees and focusing on the nose I was able to squeeze off a few shots without a head or an arm sticking in from an edge.

Canon EOS 50D & Canon EF 4/24-105 mm L IS USM; f8 – 1/500 – ISO 100

More images from the air show can be viewed on our website – Air Show Plovdiv: Gallery 1 (ground), Gallery 2 (air), (click links).