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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Turkish Stars' show

It doesn't happen often one can look at a flying fighter jet from above, if his is not himself a jet pilot :)

Last 9th of September, as every year, the Turkish AitForce acrobatic team "Turkish Stars" made the show. An hour of breath taking performance for these seven jets and their pilots.

Unfortunately the show was set for 6 PM and the sun at this time is already lowering behind the jets, giving poor contrasts and colours to work with.

To give a scale about the performance I am at around 50 meter elevation, they fly really low over the city!

Sunday, September 8, 2013

The Turkish Stars

Cormorants, Pelicans and Seagulls are not the only birds flying over the bay, the Stars making their last fly before the 9 of September show. They fly low over the city and the bay and make their acrobatics just a stone-throw away from the shoreline. 
The are flying 8 supersonic jet fighters, a variant of the F-5 Freedom Fighter.

Saturday, September 7, 2013


The Cormorants

I have never seen that much cormorants over the bay, they generally spread on poles or moored boats in half a dozen lazily picking a fish around or drying their wings, what cormorants best do :) , this morning there were hundreds of them flying swiftly in long lines and raising slowly over the water to form long V formations