Getting the shot: the Quill photo competition

The Quill team has some pretty awesome opportunities to get snappy. While we sit in adoration of what some of our fellow av geeks can achieve with a camera, here are a few of our latest efforts from the past 12 months.

If you have a favourite let us know in the comments because we haven’t really chosen a winner as such. So in no particular order here we go.

First up we have this one from Television’s Richard Thomas (@RT_Shephard) of the Reaper UAV at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico.



Following a visit to Mesa, Arizona, our deputy rotary editor Helen Haxell (@HelenHaxell) snapped this one of the AH-64 and Ah-6i.P1000587


Next up some pictures from Tim Fish (@sweeneygov), who usually takes pics of tanks and the like but this time he was with Saab in Sweden and got some nice shots of the Gripen. It must be noted that while Tim submitted the pictures, Mr Tony Skinner, Photoshop whizz that he is, gave them some enhancements. img_1733  Gripen


Speaking of Tony Skinner (@MaxRotor), here is the infamous F-35 that he managed to get a shot of at the Royal International Air Tattoo.

IMG_7564And we are all quite fond of Apaches. 

HDR Apache

Over in Asia, Gordon Arthur (@combatpaparazzi) took this one of the fierce looking army special forces at DSA in Kuala Lumpur.

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A very topical image of an Anti-terrorist assault in the South China Sea.


Onto the H160. This great image courtesy of Grant Turnbull (@GrantTurnbull_) was taken at the Airbus Helicopter’s site in Marignane.

H160 flying in Marignane


As for my contribution (@GunshipGirl)…I’m back on the ground at the Rheinmetall Land Symposium in Unterluss, Germany, where the Rapid Obscuring Systems (ROSY) gave a spectacular display during the night firing demonstration.


If you think you can do better or have an awesome aircraft shot you want to send to us let us know in the comments below!


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