ATR 72-500

posted Sep 6, 2011, 3:23 AM by Prashant Bhattacharji   [ updated Sep 6, 2011, 6:11 AM ]
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Pictures of a Jet Airways ATR 72-500, clicked at Hyderabad Airport 

Clicked one fine morning in April 2011, while returning from Pune. Testing out the effectiveness of my Sony A330 zoom. The zoom comes in handy at Indian airports where the sight of a camera will certainly invite the attention of half a dozen security people. One of the reasons I have much fewer photographs of different spots in India ( as compared to photographs taken in USA) is that a camera often invites unwanted attention from security guards and police and I have been ticked off several times.With a nice zoom lens, you can conveniently click such photographs while standing outside the airport. The picture of the Airborne ATR below was a nice test for the effectiveness of my zoom lens. It is at quite a distance from the ground when I clicked this.

I don't know much about ATR planes and the series they produce. All I know is that they are buit in Toulouse, France where Airbus planes are built as well. Both companies share a lot of technology and manufacturing  resources. 

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