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Coleslaw 10 13.4k 28 Wales
25 Jun 2008 9:17PM
love this one, Neil, almost like a painting.

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phillips Plus
9 69 2 Scotland
25 Jun 2008 9:21PM
Quality stuff.

Guy
wamp Plus
9 276 8 England
25 Jun 2008 9:27PM
Like the colour from the engine and the vapor looks so very good

Sean
User_Removed 8 172 1 United Kingdom
25 Jun 2008 9:43PM
Wow, well captured

Mark
CanonMan Plus
14 524 4 England
25 Jun 2008 10:04PM
Love the smoke trails, vapour and afterburner on this. Not long 'til this year's show...
rontear Plus
12 8 7 England
25 Jun 2008 10:14PM
Agree Neil, more monotone works extrmely well. Another corker. Ron.
25 Jun 2008 10:28PM
Great image

Chris
deemac 10 6 11 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 1:12AM
I think you're right. Together, the monotone grey sky and the silver grey aircraft result in a very graphic, very clean image. The little touch of afterburner just lifts it. (Sorry, no pun intended.) It all hangs together beautifully and your presentation is A1.
26 Jun 2008 2:49AM
Wow indeed. A superb shot. I'm in awe!
You manage to get some great detail in your aircraft work. The shades of grey work really well here. I do love this lens, do you have a converter for it as well?

Dougie
26 Jun 2008 8:36AM
Cracking shot, deserves far more than this 30!
John.
dmhuynh72 8 44 3 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 8:46AM
super clarity, and brillaint captured of this fast moving jet
Another great aviation image.... You ought to take it up!!!!

Keith....
RogBrown Plus
9 3.1k 10 England
26 Jun 2008 4:14PM
Great shot, very nicely composed & I love the blast from the after-burner. What I don't understand is, although the plane's travelling at a great rate of knots, the smoke is hanging around in the air as if it was coming from a campfire on a windless day.
Rog
PS What's all the green stuff in the cockpit? They growing tomatoes in there?
Smile
javam Plus
11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
26 Jun 2008 4:33PM
Thanks for your comments all. That is a good question Rog and I should probably have explained. Without looking at the shots either side of this one I cannot be sure, but one thing they tend to do in an f16 display is demonstrate the fly by wire by putting the aircraft in a manoeuvre that should in theory not be possible. In this case they do a high angle pass so the aircraft moves forward in a horizontal line but with the nose pointing skywards. The other option is it was doing a slow pass and I have caught it just as it slams on the gas.

As for the cockpit, maybe it is made by Oakley Wink

Neil
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
27 Jun 2008 8:48AM
For me, the best of your aero shots full stop.
javam Plus
11 1.1k 19 United Kingdom
27 Jun 2008 2:22PM
Thanks Dave, your award means a lot and is very much appreciated.

Neil
DaveU Plus
9 1.3k 123 England
27 Jun 2008 5:59PM
Lol .... wear it with pride Neil Wink
This is Awesome.....Excellent capture!

Cheers,
Suzan Smile
25 Feb 2009 6:22PM
I hyperventilate just thinking about these fast planes! The noise and speed is FANTASTIC! EXCELLENT photo!

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