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Fire Water

Posted by Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 5 September 2008 in Transportation and Portfolio.

This chopper was repeatedly lifting buckets of water for a fire dousing...

Sony DSLR-A100 1/640 second F/8.0 ISO 100 300 mm (35mm equiv.)


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Marion from Nanaimo, BC, Canada

What a great capture Judy. I bet it was noisy though. The "bag" that they use is very interesting. Looks like Hannah is going to bypass you but I sure don't like the looks and sounds of Ike. Will keep prayers going.

5 Sep 2008 5:36am

@Marion: You're right, Marion, it was very noisy. In this vertical shot, I wanted both the chopper and the river so it would show the area where we were, but tomorrow you'll get a closer shot of the chopper itself. ;D

Anthony Lambert from Bielefeld, Germany

Great action shot,a case of right time,right place.

5 Sep 2008 7:38am

@Anthony Lambert: You've got that right, Anthony - just happened to be there when it all took place. Thank you!

Michael Skorulski from Cigel, Slovakia

That's quite an action closeup you have there, Judy. Your fine detail really shows the mechanics of getting water. Well seen and photographed.

5 Sep 2008 9:10am

@Michael Skorulski: Thanks, Michael - and tomorrow the chopper's detail will be posted.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

Wonderfully clear shot of this action, Judy! Very well done. Keeping an eye on Ike! Hanna will be dousing us tomorrow!

5 Sep 2008 9:48am

@Betty: Thanks, Betty ... and we're getting some wide-range cloud bands from Hanna before she heads your way.
Ike is one we're watching carefully.

Marie-Hélène Ammor from Casablanca/Paris, Morocco

Very beautiful photo of report in action and it says so many things!

5 Sep 2008 11:05am

@Marie-Hélène Ammor: Thank you, Marie.

Viewfinder from Bradenton, United States

Cool! I've never seen this close-up. Hope all the fish got out of the bag before it went airborne.

5 Sep 2008 11:37am

@Viewfinder: Ohhhhhhhhhh, I never thought of the poor fish. Hopefully the horrific noise had scared them away before the bucket ever hit the water!

MJ from Delaware, United States

great capture... so crisp and clear

5 Sep 2008 12:37pm

@MJ: Thanks, MJ.

Lorraine from Canada

A telejournalist shoot, right time, right place, great shot ;) 49th Wedding Anniversary, I am so delighted for you both and I'm really looking forward to upcoming Sunday photos!

5 Sep 2008 12:53pm

@Lorraine: Wow, thank you, Lorraine ... "tele-journalist", I like that! ;D
A couple of photos precede the 12th, and then Sundays beginning the 14th.

Mandy Provan from Johannesburg, South Africa

Very cool shot Judy, I love how you've caught it right in the middle of all the action!! :)

5 Sep 2008 1:33pm

@Mandy Provan: Thanks, Mandy - and tomorrow the rotor blades are caught in motion.

Dylan from Delhi, United States

Nice shot...hopefully they get the fires under control.

5 Sep 2008 1:41pm

@Dylan: The fire never hit the local newspaper, so I'm guessing they did! ;D

Tracey from White Hall, United States

You were certainly in the right place at the right time! What a wonderful shot full of action and interest!

5 Sep 2008 2:28pm

@Tracey: Ditto! Thank you, Tracey!

Peter Miller from Lichfield, United Kingdom

Superb capture Judy, right time right place

5 Sep 2008 2:41pm

@Peter Miller: Thank you, Peter!

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

must be a huge fire.I have never seen my country put out fire using this method.Mighty good idea.Though i think this probably takes more time:)

5 Sep 2008 2:43pm

@tyan: This method is used, Ty, in areas of the marshy areas where there are no roads. If the fire is caught early, this method works quite well.

Seb! from Alès, France

Great ! Very superb capture ;-)

5 Sep 2008 6:48pm

@Seb!: Thank you, Seb!

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, United Kingdom

Not an easy shot to take,really well done.

5 Sep 2008 6:51pm

@Jeff: Thank you, Jeff ... tomorrow there's an even better shot of the helicopter!

Alun Lambert from cheshire, United Kingdom

good image. great action shot

5 Sep 2008 8:24pm

@Alun Lambert: Thanks, Alun!

nanne from Netherlands

A very nice picture!

greetings, Nanne

5 Sep 2008 9:03pm

@nanne: Thank you, Nanne.

Megan from South Jersey, United States

Hi! Lovely blue in the sky!

6 Sep 2008 12:29am

@Megan: Thanks, Megan ... look at tomorrow's shot of the helicopter - it's even better!

Barbara from Florida, United States

Amazing shot, Judy. I didn't think about the fish until VF mentioned it.

6 Sep 2008 6:14am

@Barbara: I hadn't thought of the poor fish either! ;(