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Chopper Halo

So there I was, tracking this chopper with my camera when I realised it was going to fly in front of the sun. So I closed my eyes (or risk sun damage) and shot, and this stunning photo was the result.

According to my awesome engineer friend Jan (who designs and builds gyrocopters), this is an Oryx.

This shot was taken moments before the one above. You can see the sun’s halo starting to show on the left of the shot.

Date: June 13, 2011
Author: Diaan Mynhardt
Medium: Digital
Camera: Canon 5D Mk II
Lens: Canon EF 24-105mm 1:4
Location: Pretoria Boys' High School - Hofmeyr Oval
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4 Responses to “Chopper Halo”

  1. Willem says:

    Really nice shot Diaan, Well done!