Like David Attenborough, I'm a huge fan of capturing species in their natural habitat
Sometimes, it doesn't matter how many times you've done something it never loses it's appeal. Flying in a helicopter is one of those things for me. Sure, they have the aerodynamic prowess of Barry White being launched from a canon, but hey. I'm game. Particularly when the pilot's name is Peter Bird. I kid you not. Peter is the Chief Pilot of the Surf Lifesaving Helicopter and has over 40 years experience flying helicopters. Also, he's one of the most calm and clear thinking pilots I've ever flown with.
I'm a firm believer in achieving everything you possibly can in camera, and only do what you absolutely have to in Photoshop (or 'post production'). But sometimes even I have to eat my words when the opportunity presents itself. And recently it did.