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Welcome to Warbird Photography.

Welcome to the realm of Warbirds. This site is to show the beauty of an age gone by in military aviation. Todays planes are technical beyond belief, and are designed by computers beyond belief. But old Warbirds were designs by real people with pencils and slide-rules. Modern planes have a beauty of their own, and a sound of their own. But nothing beats an old radial starting up and puffing smoke and struggling to catch and finally smoothing out at idle. To me, the World War 2 era planes are the most beautiful. I hope you will enjoy the photos I present on this website. I will be rotating the photos occasionally.

This site is dedicated to all the ones who labor to keep these planes flying , And most of all to those who gave their lives flying them in the wars and for public displays.

All photos on this site can be purchased framed and matted, or just the print alone. The photos presented on this site are of a lower resolution. The actual prints will be higher resolution and on quality papers. Contact me at the link below for more details and pricing.


My Equipment

All of the photos on this site were taken with either a Canon 20D ,30D or a EOS 1D Mark III. For the aerial shots, I use a Sigma 50-500mm telephoto lens. For most other shots, I use a EF 24-105mm image stabilized, EF-S 10-22mm or a 16-35mm. I also use a Canon 580 EX and a 420 EX flash. For editing I use Adobe Photoshop CS2.


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USAF Heritage Flight


Heritage Flight At Pensacola NAS


F-8 Crusader At Pensacola NAS

All images on this site are copyrighted. They are the sole property of Dwane Batey. They are not to be copied, printed or displayed in any form without the Written permission of the owner.  If you wish to use these photos on your website please do not link off this site. Contact me for info.