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Full dress ceremony with navy pipers and bagpipes surprisingly.
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Full dress ceremony for visiting Admirals.
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Female officer using digital compact camera to take photo's of the ceremony.
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Arco iris (rainbow) over the navy base at Malaga.
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This was the frigate that took me to Malpelo Island. We used one of the onboard launches to take some images of the ship from the sea.
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The Colombian navy employs many women such as this female aeroplane mechanic. All the planes were in immaculate condition and I felt quite safe flying with the navy pilots who are excellent.
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Welding being carried out in the dry docks of the naval shipyard.
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This guy is the PE instructor for the base and was built like a tank. This time I was not bothered that the reflection in the mirror was not very sharp as he was the centre of attention.
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These 6 images are of colombian special forces on practice exercises.
1&2. Showing facial camouflage.
3. A simulated beach landing.
4. Jungle excercise
5. Sniper and spotter.
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High speed coastguard launch doing about 40mph. I was in a similar launch, and asked by walkie talkie for this boat to do a turn and come toward us so that I could get a close up of the boat, just before it veered away. I got the shot, but both I and my equipment got drenched in seawater as the other launch passed closely by!
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Gunnery practise at sunset. Using a starburst lens and graduated orange filter on the camera, has given the effect (I hope) of an exploding shell.
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This is a moonlight shot shot of the frigate anchored off the island just before it departed for several days. The nearest seagull was added later in photoshop.
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This image was much more difficult than it looks! Due to the fact that distance is doubled in a mirror reflection, it was not possible to get both offers and candlestick and cap sharp in the same picture. This then was a composite of the 2 images done in photoshop.

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