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Spoiler or Wing

Posted by
Eric Cousineau (Sherwood Park, Canada) on 21 May 2012 in Transportation and Portfolio.

A spoiler is an automotive aerodynamic device whose intended design function is to 'spoil' unfavorable air movement across a body of a vehicle in motion, usually described as drag. Spoilers for cars are often incorrectly confused with, or the term used interchangeably with, wings. Automotive wings are devices whose intended design is to generate downforce as air passes around them, not simply disrupt existing airflow patterns.

PENTAX K200D 1/125 second F/5.6 ISO 100 127 mm (35mm equiv.)

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PATRICK from miramas, France

splendid this detail

21 May 2012 5:29am

@PATRICK: Thank you very much Patrick! ;-)

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

good shot
well done

21 May 2012 6:29am

@Shaahin Bahremand: Thank you very much Shaahin! ;-)

Doug from Burnham-on-Sea, United Kingdom

Nice shot and interesting explanation too Eric

21 May 2012 6:31am

@Doug: Thank you very much Doug! ;-)

Phil from Sausset les Pins, France

Good framing and details , Phil

21 May 2012 8:26am

@Phil: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Phil Morris from Saskatoon, Toronto, Canada

Comes across as beautiful and exciting, Eric !~

21 May 2012 8:41am

@Phil Morris: Thank you very much Phil! ;-)

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Definitely wing in this case.

21 May 2012 9:11am

@Curly: Thank you very much Curly! ;-)

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A great capture Eric with marvelous detail and beautiful framing. Well done !

21 May 2012 9:41am

@Laurette: Thank you very much Laurette! ;-)

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Telling shot and interesting information - not a 'spoiler' at all to know this!

21 May 2012 10:47am

@Stephen: Thank you very much Stephen! ;-))

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

I like the "feel" of this shot; and the info is a great "extra" for today.

21 May 2012 11:32am

@Viewfinder: Thank you very much Glenn! ;-)

Tamara from Aarschot, Belgium

Gorgeous detail shot Eric... Nice colors and composition ! HAve a lovely day :)

21 May 2012 12:06pm

@Tamara: Thank you very much Tamara! ;-)

tataray from france, France

Merci pour les explications.
Beaux détails, belle image .))

21 May 2012 12:19pm

@tataray: Merci beaucoup Raymonde! ;-)

Nicou from Sion, Switzerland

Sueprbe captage de cet aileron mangigique vue et iamge sueprbe. ave cla belle inscripitioon.
Belle soirée

21 May 2012 12:42pm

@Nicou: Merci beaucoup Nicou! ;-)

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Very nice idea and realization

21 May 2012 12:45pm

@Marie LC: Thank you very much Marie! ;-)

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

How about billboard? ;-)) Nice shot, Eric!

21 May 2012 12:47pm

@Jason Politte: ROFL.....Thank you very much Jason! ;-)

franz from Baden, Austria

thanks for the explanation, eric! so, what is it then?!? breast or leg ?!? ;-))

21 May 2012 1:03pm

@franz: ROFL....a little of both please! Thank you very much Franz! ;-)))

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

More interesting info about these fast cars.

21 May 2012 1:05pm

@B. Thomas: Thank you very much Barbara! ;-)

Mhelene from Paris, France

Superb framing !

21 May 2012 1:20pm

@Mhelene: Thank you very much Mhelene! ;-)

Isidro from Barcelona, Spain

magnifico detalle Eric de este aleron, muy buena serie!!

21 May 2012 1:25pm

@Isidro: Muchas gracias Isidro! ;-)

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

Beautiful details again,and very interesting info !

21 May 2012 1:28pm

@Thea: Thank you very much Thea! ;-)

Sue-Ann from Quebec, Canada

informations intéressantes, certains déflecteurs sur les véhicules réguliers sont aussi appelés tue-moustiques... Tu encourages carrément les fumeurs là...

21 May 2012 2:34pm

@Sue-Ann: Merci beaucoup Sue-Ann! Les lois ont depuis été changé au Canada à interdire les compagnies de tabac de la publicité de cette manière. ;-)

Bron from Canberra, Australia

And very useful size and shape for advertising Eric!

21 May 2012 2:35pm

@Bron: Funny how that happens! Thank you very much Bron! ;-)

Sam from Chennai, India

Wonderful view and interesting information, Eric! Well done. :)

21 May 2012 3:17pm

@Sam: Thank you very much Sam! ;-)

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Magnificent photo friend! Points of view of this series motorized... is excellent! Best regards, Adela

21 May 2012 3:35pm

@Adela Fonts: Thank you very much Adela! ;-)

El pare from Prepirineu, Andorra

I like the light over the spoiler

21 May 2012 4:09pm

@El pare: Thank you very much Manel! ;-)

Roman from Thiersee, Austria

well captured - it's an amazing series of car details

21 May 2012 4:50pm

@Roman: Thank you very much Roman! ;-)

Lena from San Francisco, United States

Very nice shot....:-)

21 May 2012 5:58pm

@Lena: Thank you very much Lena! ;-)

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

This look like a wing to me to glue those tires to the road. Cool shot.

21 May 2012 6:00pm

@Steve Rice: Thank you very much Steve! Definitely a wing!! ;-)

Paco Díaz from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

I didn't konw, Eric. Fine shot!

21 May 2012 6:23pm

@Paco Díaz: Thank you very much Paco! ;-)

klausZ from Kufstein, Austria

each detail is really fascinating (and expensive ;-) )

21 May 2012 7:03pm

@klausZ: Thank you very much Klaus! Yes, definitely expensive! ;-)

Kat from Lorraine, France

Un fort joli bleu pour cette carrosserie !
Bon début de semaine Eric :)

21 May 2012 7:14pm

@Kat: Merci beaucoup Kat! ;-)

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Wonderful frame and I love the color!

21 May 2012 7:49pm

@Elaine Hancock: Thank you very much Elaine! ;-)

chris b from olburgen, Netherlands

splendid detail beautiful

21 May 2012 7:56pm

@chris b: Thank you very much Chris and welcome to my blog! Please come back and visit soon! ;-)

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great frame and label "Player's" ~ great shot!

21 May 2012 8:50pm

@RBL: Thank you very much Ruthie! Yes, with the changes in the legislation this type of advertising is no longer allowed in Canada! ;-)

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

neat commentary

21 May 2012 9:05pm

@john4jack: Thank you very much Jack! ;-)

Carol from Leamington ON, Canada

Just jogged on over to get my race car fix for the day! :) I had a chuckle from some of the comments.... I will know more about race cars than my son soon Eric..... and that's a good thing! :)) As always, I enjoyed!

21 May 2012 9:54pm

@Carol: ROFL....we'll see what we can do to help you! Thank you very much Carol! ;-)

Baldwin VW from Bejuma, Venezuela

Fabulous detail and great explanation about the difference between a spoiler and a wing (didn't know that)...

21 May 2012 10:25pm

@Baldwin VW: Thank you very much Baldwin! ;-)

Bill Brown from California, United States

Wonderful detail and color.

22 May 2012 12:53am

@Bill Brown: Thank you very much Bill! ;-)

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom


22 May 2012 9:31am

@Sarito: Thank you very much my friend! ;-)

1/125 second
ISO 100
127 mm (35mm equiv.)