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Discussion in 'Transportation' started by panama, Jun 13, 2007.

  1. :smile:
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    CF18 Hornet taken with a Nikon D100 and 80-400VR. The cone shaped cloud is a natural pheonemon that happens when the particles of the super-sonic jet create friction with the moist air (or something like that). I used a Hoya circular polarizer to help with bright blue sky.
    The pilot knew just how much thrust to give without breaking car windows or blowing out our ears!

    Tell me what you think!
    Last edited by a moderator: Jun 13, 2007
  2. dsp921


    May 16, 2006
    That's about as cool as it gets.
    Nice shot.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow a shot to die for:>)))
    80-400 VR strikes again
    Great work
  4. wow, phenomenal timing...great shot!
  5. It is a wonderful shot of a Hornet...way cool!!! But it's not a CF-18 because that would be the canadian variant of that fighter. This one has US Navy markings. Also, the "rectangular" air intakes are indicative of the later variants used by the US (the earlier canadian variant has "oval" air intakes).
  6. cf18

    Yea, thanks Frank. I knew there was difference between the two.
  7. sfaribault


    Feb 21, 2006
    AWESOME !!!

  8. Geej


    Aug 11, 2005
    Northern Colorado
    Wow!!! Talk about timing.
  9. thrdprophet


    May 13, 2007
    Modesto, CA
    Man that is a perfect triangular dust spot on that sensor of yours hard to see that Jet Fighter, haha Just kidding bro. Great Shot my friend.
  10. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005

    I have seen one pressure wave that was that close, (Just last year), but never photographed it! yikes! great capture, all in a split second!

    hear is wht I missed from last year, not my photo, because I had already taken the camera down because the plane was way past my position!


  11. mkawa


    Apr 25, 2007
    San Diego, CA
    Woah! great shots both!
  12. Ghunger


    Apr 2, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    Nice shots, both of them. Looks like an F22 in the second shot.

    If I remember correctly, the "cloud" is formed by the low pressure area just behind the shockwave from the sonic boom.
  13. Really nice shot!

    Reminds me of watching a Blue Angel doing a low altitude high speed pass over the water, he also had a good size wake on the water going too. Wish I had a camera for that one.
  14. Fantastic. I guess you get what you pay for.
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