Two Special Visitors @ KROC [Southwest California One & DHL 767-200]

Hello Community!

As the sun is finally starting to show its face again around these parts, I figured I’d share two shots I’ve taken recently of specials here.

California One - February 25th, 2021

This is my second time seeing this special, it was straight sunny on this day and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Raw Photo:

f/8 1/1000 ISO125 @ 400 mm

DHL 767-200(F) - February 16th, 2021

This plane was a replacement for a replacement for a replacement. Kalitta/DHL sends the exact same airframe to Rochester for months on end. It had been N311GT, a 737-400, for a while, and then that airframe went mechanical. Kalitta subbed in N730CK, another 737-400 in Dragster livery. The next day, 730 didn’t leave CVG in the morning and N655GT, a 767-200 was subbed in and flew CVG-BDL-ROC-CVG at night. The last leg got diverted to ORD and thus they sent this one, N650GT. These are confusing times.

Unfortunately, it had just snowed a ton and my normal spot was inaccessible. I had to settle for a parking lot behind some poles and trees, as it was the only place I could conceivably park my car.

Raw Photo:

f/8 1/400 ISO125 @ 270 mm


Nikon D7500
Tamron 100-400 mm f/4.5-6.3 Di VC USD
Sigma 18-35 mm f/1.8 DC HSM Art
Nikon AF-P DX 70-300 mm f/4.5-6.3G ED VR (OLD)
Tamron SP 45 mm f/1.8 Di VC USD (OLD)
Manfrotto Element Tripod

Previous Topics

Toronto Pearson International

Shiny Metal, Silhouettes, and Memories | CYYZ Spotting | February 22nd, 2020
[BA A35K] Deice Shots @ CYYZ | December 1st, 2019
Cathay & Air France Inaugural [A350] | October 27th, 2019
New Angles: Spotting @ CYYZ | October 27th, 2019
Arrivals, Departures, and Night Shots | CYYZ Spotting September 1st & 2nd, 2019
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | PART 2
A Beautiful Afternoon @ CYYZ | July 27th, 2019
AIR DRAKE visits Toronto | July 27th, 2019
Lufthansa A350’s Inaugural Flight @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Snow Storm Spotting @ CYYZ | March 31st, 2019
Boxing Day Spotting @ CYYZ | Featuring Hainan Red Kung Fu Panda | All Heavies
New Camera Equipment | 5 Shots from CYYZ | November 25th, 2018
6 More Quick Shots @ CYYZ | October 20th, 2018
Spotting Session @ CYYZ | A Few Quick Pics
CYYZ Runway 5 Movements | September 8th, 2018 | Spotter Advice Requested!
CYYZ | Runway 23 (Airport Road) Arrivals | August 24th, 2018 | Featuring a Surprise Visitor!
CYYZ RWY 5 Arrivals @ Dixie Road - 5/6/18

Greater Rochester International

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A Special, A Classic, A Sunset | Rochester Spotting
Airside with a 737 Freighter | September 15th, 2020
The Sky On Fire | Rochester Spotting | August 23rd, 2020
Airside with a 727 Freighter | June 29th, 2020
Two Smoky FedEx 767 Landings @ KROC | June 2020
Spotting A Community Member @ KROC | June 14th, 2020

Other Canadian Airports

A Beautiful Sunset | Spotting @ CYVR | August 31st, 2019
[WESTJET 787] Golden Hour @ CYYC | August 27th, 2019
YUL Spotting | April 7th, 2019

Other American Airports

Sports Charter Finale | December - January @ KBUF
Indianapolis Colts’ Private 737-700 BBJ
November Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF
October Sports Charters | Heavies @ KBUF
September Sports Services | Chartered Heavies @ KBUF
[MORE TO LOVE] Seattle Spotting Part 2 | August 24th, 2019
Sea-Tac Spotting Part 1 | August 24th, 2019
[DREAMLIFTER] Spotting @ KPAE | August, 23rd, 2019
[ALL HEAVIES] Spotting @ KJFK | August 17th, 2019
JFK Spotting [PART 2] | June 28th, 2019
JFK Spotting [ALL HEAVIES] | June 28th, 2019
Miami Spotting | 2/17/19

Other International Airports

Hot Air Balloon flight over Melbourne’s Yarra Valley | December 28th, 2019
Afternoon Departures @ Melbourne Tullamarine [YMML] | December 27th, 2019
Sydney Finale | YSSY Spotting Part 4
I woke up at 4:30 AM for this | YSSY Spotting Part 3 | December 26th, 2019
Afternoon Heavy Rush @ YSSY | December 25th, 2019
[QANTAS 747] Dusk Pans at Sydney [YSSY] | December 23rd, 2019
Munich/Singapore Gate Spotting + In-Flight Pictures
Spotting at ZRH/LSZH | July 15th, 2019

Special Topics

AndrewWu’s 2020 Spotting Year In Review | Part 2
AndrewWu’s 2020 Spotting Year In Review | Part 1
All About Southwest
Editing Your Photos
Aviation Photography Wallpapers
Celebrating Two Years of Aviation Photography
My Tribute to the Air Canada 767
IFC’s First 15 Spotter Collaboration Topic | Part 1
Old Shots, New Edits | Quarantine Things
Bored in Quarantine | Editing like IFC Spotters
[TOP 10 SHOTS] 2019 Spotting Year in Review


Shiny Aircraft - A Complete Tutorial
A Complete Guide To Aviation Photography [2020]
10 Mistakes of New Spotters [and how to fix them]

Thanks For Viewing


Awesome pics! Your editing is top class, hopefully I figure it out one day.


The sun shouldn’t be existing in the winter 👁👄👁


Thats what seattle said 😂


Thanks Daniel! You’re an amazing spotter in your own right.

It exists for like 5 hours at a time, once a month.

We’re actually cloudier, believe it or not.


that is what you call a recovery right there

Nice shots, Mr. Wu!

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I had no idea there was a California one! Fantastic shots! Love the before and after editing.

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Thank you Luke!


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Very cool pictures! Especially the California One, which I rarely if ever see, even online. Thanks for sharing :)

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Thank you Julian!

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You should start a paid editing service lol

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Thanks 🙏

Nice photos.

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I need to take it up like six notches for that lol

Glad you like them

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Loving California One! Nice shots mate

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