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#1397 2007-11-20 07:16 GMT-5 hours    
G'day Guys,

I've just taken up Ray's kind invite and registered here.

I recognize a couple of names here so I hope you don't mind a few "repeats".

Ooops, just noticed the request for a few details in another post.

Darren Mottram but most people know me as Motty, 40years old and live near Newcastle, Australia, with my fiancee`, right next door to Williamtown RAAF base, home of most of our Hornets.
I was invited to come along and join by Ray after he spotted some of my pics on another web site. Many thanks Ray.
Background. 14 Years in the RAAF and the past 7 with BAE Systems as an avionics technician on various aircraft.
I've been interested in military aircraft since I was a kid and have been trying to take photos of them since I was about 15 or so. Initially my main focus was making models of them but I have been getting more and more into photographing them over the past few years.
I currently use a Canon 400D with a Canon 17-85 IS lens and a Canon 400D with a Sigma 50-500. I'm mainly into military types (so I'm going to enjoy this site ) but I'll take other stuff if I have to. (anyone into Tiger Moths? )

Cheers,
Motty.

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#1398 2007-11-20 08:55 GMT-5 hours    
Welcome Motty
I hope we will see a lot of great pictures from Down Under

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#1400 2007-11-20 10:05 GMT-5 hours    
Thanks for the welcome Jörg,

I've got a selection in the queue already.

Cheers,
Motty.

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#1401 2007-11-20 10:48 GMT-5 hours    
Welcome Darren. Glad to see you made it over all the way from Stralia. I hope you're not too jet-lagged. Your photos will be a great addition to the site to add some good variety.

I've been down under a couple of times and loved it every time. I took a bus ride from Canberra to Melbourne to see what it's like and we went through some great places. The names were fantastic, like Wagga-Wagga. I was staying with my cousin in Werebie (sp), near Melbourne.

-Ray

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#1403 2007-11-20 11:17 GMT-5 hours    
Welcome Darren,

Not a bad start at all fella, you can keep those Aussie swinger shots coming mate, you can never have too many Swingers, one of my all time favorite military jets with many a happy memory watching the USAFE ones here in the UK at Lakenheath and Upper Heyford, I just wish I had been more into photography back then.

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John

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What don't kill you make you more strong"

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#1405 2007-11-20 16:12 GMT-5 hours    
Hi Motty. I'm sure there's a few of us who recognize your name as well.

Cheers,
Scott.

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