Hans-Werner Griepentrog, MPSA, EFIAP  

Water Sprayer by Hans-Werner Griepentrog, MPSA, EFIAP

November 2023 - Water Sprayer

November 2023 - Hans-Werner Griepentrog, MPSA, EFIAP


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Title: Water Sprayer

The photo shows the PZL 106 Kruk (flying tractor) agricultural aircraft at the Berlin Air Show. The Polish-built aircraft was used in the GDR for spraying crop protection agents on collective farms. The aircraft is very robust and has very good low-speed flying characteristics. The only model still registered in Germany is used at Air shows for demonstration purposes, but here only water is sprayed. For better understanding I have attached another photo of the flyby.

Shot with EOS 5 D MKIII and 2,8/70-200mm L IS II + Extender 2x III
Focal length 280 mm, f8,0, 1/800 sec. ISO 200

This round’s discussion is now closed!
5 comments posted

Dr Isaac Vaisman   Dr Isaac Vaisman
Hans, the aircraft is showing its spray action at full power. I have seen this type of flying machines in the Palouse region of Washington State, where they do do spraying for the wheat and canola farmers. In fact; I will show one image next month. I like the original image as well. They both were shot with shigh shuter speed therefore the propellers are frozen in air. I like the images were you can see some blur on them. The colors are nice and the spray matches the clouds.   Posted: 11/04/2023 11:10:18

Ronald Davis   Ronald Davis
Hi Hans. A well captured photo of a working plane doing its job. I like photo 1 with the strong yellow colour of the plane drawing away from its white spray. Photo 2 a different style but showing the plane in classic side view position. A fine photo with great contrasting colours. A front on view of the plane from below may have improved the photo as the propeller and undercarriage may have shown more of the plane and it's purpose.
  Posted: 11/06/2023 02:39:41

Bruce Benson   Bruce Benson
Hans, The angle of the plane, the spray, the nice colors and the clouds all combine to make a fine image. I also like the original image, it seems to be a little sharper. Like Isaac, I have also seen this type of plane working in the wheat fields of the Palouse region where I live in Washington state.Bruce   Posted: 11/07/2023 20:54:29

Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
I like the color, color combination, and composition. Nice shot. I wondered if the image would be a little more dynamic if it were cropped to vertical. So I tried it, and I flipped the image as well so that the spray leads in from the lower left up to the plane.   Posted: 11/28/2023 13:59:03
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Gerald Emmerich Jr   Gerald Emmerich Jr
I also liked your original. To give the image a little more interest I tilted the plane to make it more diagonal and then cropped as shown.   Posted: 11/28/2023 14:02:15
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