A wonderful shot of the Blue Angels at the Pease Air Show 2010. This was my first airshow, and definitely not my last. The long wait was definitely worth it when the Angels took to the sky. The other planes before them were cool, but these guys know how to steal a show.
I'm thinking of doing a full airshow tutorial on my blog. I did one for fireworks and it continues to be one of the biggest drivers of traffic to my blog. Air shows are similar in that they're not hard if you have a DSLR, and are armed with the right lens and a little knowledge.
In the mean time, if you're heading to an airshow, keep your shutter speed fast, your focus set to infinity, and don't forget your sunscreen and ear plugs. We were burned for weeks after the event!
This image is not an HDR, as multiple exposures are obviously not going to happen. Nothing but good old Photoshop and some Topaz Adjust at work here.
EF 100-300mm f/4.5-5.6 USM @ 100mm
ISO 100, f/4.5 at 1/750 second