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Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Fishbed #1 :: HDR

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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Russian: Микоян и Гуревич МиГ-21) (NATO reporting name "Fishbed") is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union. It was popularly nicknamed "balalaika", from the aircraft's planform-view resemblance to the Russian stringed musical instrument or ołówek (English: pencil) by Polish pilots due to the shape of its fuselage. Early versions are considered second-generation jet fighters, while later versions are considered to be third-generation jet fighters. Some 50 countries over four continents have flown the MiG-21, and it still serves many nations a half-century after its maiden flight. The fighter made aviation records. At least by name, it is the most-produced supersonic jet aircraft in aviation history and the most-produced combat aircraft since the Korean War, and it had the longest production run of a combat aircraft (1959 to 1985 over all variants).




Photo taken at Cuatro Vientos Air Museum (Madrid, Spain)




Canon EOS 450D + Sigma 10-20 mm


HDR picture from 3 handheld exposures: -2..0..+2.




Lightroom for catalog > Photoshop to generate HDR file > Tonemapped at Photomatix > Topaz Adjust and Detail + Curves + Hue/Saturation + Noiseware + Smart Sharpening at PS.


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Taken on May 11, 2010