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F/A-18 Hornet's Shockwave

F/A-18 Hornet's Shockwave
Informação sobre a Foto
Direitos de Autor: Hans Spruijt (GreenBaron) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3011 W: 919 N: 12213] (52775)
Género: Lugares
Meio: Cor
Data da Foto: 2009-07-18
Categorias: Tranportes, Acontecimentos, Decisive Moment
Câmara: Nikon D300, Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro, ScanDisk UltraII 8GB, 58mm UV
Exposição: f/10.0, 1/2000 segundos
More Photo Info: [view]
Versão da Foto: Versão Original
Data de Submissão: 2009-07-30 8:41
Visto: 3565
Favoritos: 1 [ver]
Pontos: 44
[Notas - Normas] Nota do Artista
F/A-18 Hornet's shockwave
A Spanish F/A-18 Hornet in a fast fly by creating the air to condensate so the pressure wave (shockwave) above the Hornet's wing can be seen. What you really see here is the condensation of the water vapour created by the extreme under pressure in relation with the relative low temperature of the humid air.

This Hornet did a high speed fly pass at the RIAT at Fairford 2009.

Taken with my Sigma 70-300 zoom lens at 1/2000 sec and f/10.0 with ISO 250ASA

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hi hans.
another good reason to stop me from flying.

well captured, bro.
a very intense shot.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 897 W: 0 N: 1845] (8705)
  • [2009-07-30 8:57]

Hello Hans,
Een mooie vangst.
Interessant concept van de prestatie.
Zeer goede beschrijving en aangeboden!
Een mooie dag,

oww wow... dat zal een knal gegeven hebben!
ietwat aan de donkere kant deze plaat, maar dat komt de sfeer wel weer ten goede...


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  • korbee Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1483 W: 0 N: 1852] (14495)
  • [2009-07-30 10:49]

Unfortunately a bit dark all in all,but on the other hand,the plane is in good contrast with the white condence,its ok Hans.


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  • werdir Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1416 W: 147 N: 2654] (11957)
  • [2009-07-30 12:30]
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Hi Hans,

Interesting shot, I've seen this phenomenon captured from a side view. From the POV in your photo it looks very eerie, almost like something's wrong with the plane. Do you think a higher ISO may have helped capture a brighter image? TFS

Best regards,

It's a fantastic - and fascinating - capture here Hans. A kind of real-life wind-tunnel illustration of the effects of a plane at high speed. Incredible that it seems motionless in this shot, despite its obviously very high speed.

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  • MLINES Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1350 W: 102 N: 1081] (9125)
  • [2009-07-30 15:14]

Hi Hans, A spectacular image and with the notes makes for an interesting science commentary. The Sigma 70-300 has done a good job and the who;e action is well frozen in time. It is always good to see your aerial photographs. TFS. Murray.

Oh that is awesome Hans! How often does a person get to see this? Oh man, I would love to take a ride, but I would toss my cookies! HAHA! I like this, it looks like a ghost! Perfect timing here, it seems a little dark like Werdir said, but geez I'm happy with whatever I can get with something like this! Nice work Hansie!

Hi Hans,
I think you have a smudge on your lens ;). Haha, just kidding mate. A very unusual scene, I wasn't aware that shockwaves could be photographed until now. You must have had a very quick reaction time, the fast shutter speed would certainly have helped too. Can see you were at your full focal length, good shot.


You did really well to capture the exact moment fo the shockwave, very interesting and unusual photo.

Hi Hans,
Great actions caught of view!! of this F-18 Hornet in fast fly, well presented and captured picture at the good moment, Excellent POV. and details, ..
well done...bravo..

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 810 W: 26 N: 792] (8966)
  • [2009-07-30 20:21]

Amazing capture Hans,
Few will have seen this never mind photograph it - well done

wow sir, amazing unbeleiveable shot....Good job done, cant stop my self to give comment on this awsome capture.

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  • Margy Gold Star Critiquer [C: 103 W: 6 N: 221] (2520)
  • [2009-07-31 0:57]

Hallo Hans,

Wat jij niet hebt met katten heb ik niet met vliegtuigen maar ik vind het weer een heel knappe foto, met de duidelijke uitleg erbij. Het lijkt me dat je een bijzondere moment heb vastgelegd!
Groetjes, Marga

Magnificent shot!
Excellent catch!
Great POV and details

  • pozaru Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3627 W: 881 N: 2607] (21386)
  • [2009-07-31 5:48]

wow, what a shot !!!


Wow! Very neat shot.

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  • Ivan Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 365 W: 110 N: 268] (3865)
  • [2009-07-31 13:17]

Hi Hans,
This id what we can tell a perfect timing !
You are an example to follow, thank you,

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  • sela Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 633 W: 11 N: 1379] (8213)
  • [2009-08-01 6:51]

HI Hans, this is again a very spectaculare shot with much dynamic.
Regards Rose

hi hans, very interesting, is this the loud boom one can hear too?
this would be amazing to see, the the was of physics it would seem,
take care,

Ever since my youth, I had a fascination for fast jets. Joined the airforce and got grounded on account of a perforated eardrum.
So all I can do is look at great pics like these and just dream on .........

He Hans,

waanzinnig moment had je te pakken.
Gr. Nildo

wow, that's an impressive shot. too bad it was a cloudy day.

best regard Henning

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