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Beijing Chinese New Year Fireworks
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2017-1-27 17:41:06
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HWKIDD
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very nice,,, happy new year
2017-1-27 18:29:50
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HWKIDD Posted at 2017-1-27 18:29
very nice,,, happy new year

Cheers!  Thank you and to you too
2017-1-28 02:38:56
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lignow
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Nice. The mavic is giving us a great birds eye perspective.
2017-1-28 02:44:43
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A1000
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Very nice and well captured.  Happy New Year!
2017-1-28 03:53:23
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lignow Posted at 2017-1-28 02:44
Nice. The mavic is giving us a great birds eye perspective.

Thanks!  Yes determined the max altitude of the fireworks then made sure to fly above (with a bit of safety margin)
2017-1-28 17:22:43
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I guess the Mavic makes for a smaller target for the pyrotechnics!
2017-1-31 05:04:30
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rodger
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Nice shooting
2017-1-31 06:12:18
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trickn0l0gy
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Happy new year!

Weren't you scared that a rocket might hit the drone?
2017-1-31 06:22:01
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BentonJoyce
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brought by drone out last summer to film fireworks....Forgot my memory card...it was heartbreaking
2017-1-31 07:20:04
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rodger Posted at 2017-1-31 06:12
Nice shooting

Cool Thanks!
2017-2-1 06:26:01
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trickn0l0gy Posted at 2017-1-31 06:22
Happy new year!

Weren't you scared that a rocket might hit the drone?

Definitely.  But once I got a gauge of the max altitude and knew I was above it all, became much more confident flying around
2017-2-1 06:27:25
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Chris1300
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That was great.
2017-2-1 14:20:32
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jszy25
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I want to do this on the 4th of July so bad. I am definitely not ready to fly at night in the dark though
Good thing I've got lots of time until july 4th
2017-2-1 17:14:47
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Looking forward to more
2017-2-3 00:53:02
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Tip: The post by the administrator or moderators shield
2017-2-4 03:05:02
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RicardoGray
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Very cool!
2017-2-4 19:51:46
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Cheers - thanks!
2017-2-5 02:20:31
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trickn0l0gy Posted at 2017-1-31 06:22
Happy new year!

Weren't you scared that a rocket might hit the drone?

Did a bit of research on the max altitude "non-pro" fireworks fly, and also asked a local Chinese fireworks seller.  Then I added +100 feet onto the altitude and did a test flight a few hours before midnight and scouted out some early fireworks and made sure I was above it all.

Have to admit to being a bit nervous on the first flight, but once I knew I was ok altitude wise it was a blast!
2017-2-5 02:24:06
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Nice job.. Looks like the Mavic Pro did ok at night

Happy New Year

Rich
2017-2-5 09:41:12
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The Rev
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What height did you need to be to clear the fireworks?
2017-2-7 22:55:09
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WYHSniper1007
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So great video!
2017-2-8 12:28:28
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The Rev Posted at 2017-2-7 22:55
What height did you need to be to clear the fireworks?

I was told the max alt for fireworks in this area was about 60-75M (200-250 ft), so I was at about 90-100M (300-325Ft) most the time.
2017-2-8 18:03:35
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rodger Posted at 2017-2-3 00:53
Looking forward to more



Here's another in BW which shows the landscape at midnight
2017-2-8 18:11:10
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Now...That is amazing!
2017-2-8 18:26:02
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Thanks for sharing
2017-2-10 05:11:45
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WYHSniper1007 Posted at 2017-2-8 12:28
So great video!

2017-2-12 15:55:51
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Being a pyro myself, the general rule of thumb is that per every inch the shell is in diameter, the shell will travel approximately 100 feet into the air before it breaks (opens up) so a 3 inch shell will climb to 300 feet, a 4 inch shell 400 feet,  6 inch shell 600 feet. I would NOT reccomend trying this in the United States !!! Safety first! Ken
2017-2-22 14:50:52
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EUG Wang
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the last one was really impressive
2017-2-23 14:45:44
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PassBy
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Flying higher that the fireworks.. haha.. cool.. amazing..
2017-2-23 19:49:01
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How beautiful it is! what' drone did you use it to shoot this video.
2017-3-6 08:24:23
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good job very nice
2017-3-9 21:38:20
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Wow!! So many fireworks! This is really awesome!
2017-3-10 18:47:18
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Supervisor
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Try higher ISO, narrower aperture, and shoot from below the firework with an upward angle.
2017-3-10 19:46:08
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AngelaChatterto
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Great shooting and a lovely way to wish new year.
2017-3-10 22:37:48
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Haneyca Posted at 2017-3-10 18:47
Wow!! So many fireworks! This is really awesome!

cheers - thanks!
2017-3-14 00:14:19
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