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Challenge: Extreme Action (Advanced Editing IV)
Camera: Canon EOS-20D
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Location: Tampa, FL
Date: Apr 10, 2005
Aperture: f/8
ISO: 100
Shutter: 1/640 second
Galleries: Sky, Action
Date Uploaded: Apr 10, 2005

F-15 Eagle at the Airfest 2005 in MacDill AFB in Tampa, FL

Shot with the Canon 28-135mm IS @ 135mm


The glow on the wings is real; the jet was banking hard and the wing vortex created a fog of vapor.

I appreciate any and all comments; thanks!

Statistics
Place: 15 out of 132
Avg (all users): 6.4794
Avg (commenters): 7.4706
Avg (participants): 6.0471
Avg (non-participants): 6.6813
Views since voting: 1944
Views during voting: 525
Votes: 267
Comments: 21
Favorites: 1 (view)


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04/19/2005 10:20:00 PM
I guess the plane was very close since you got it with 135mm lens. It is very nice shot however it seems a bit over processed. Something feels unnatural but I could be wrong.
Did you see Maverick with his hair on fire?
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04/18/2005 09:02:01 AM
Congrats on your top 20 finish.
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04/18/2005 03:15:10 AM
This is just an awesome shot. I love these jets and know it is difficult to get this shot!! I have tried before!! :) Great job!
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04/18/2005 01:28:55 AM
Great capture David! This should have done much better. Obviously, not many of the voters (or commentors anyway) know much about jets and aerodynamics. The vortices over the wing, and especially the wing tip vortices, make this shot what it is. Without them it would just be an F-15 hanging in the air. Oh well... better luck next time. :)
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
04/17/2005 11:49:38 PM
whats glowing on the wings? f 14 tomcat correct? good composition but that glow is a no

bump
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04/17/2005 09:51:14 AM
Having had my hair on fire, I think I'll pass! Amazing capture - good detail from a distance while moving.
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04/16/2005 11:54:09 PM
Cool and super exhilirating.
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04/16/2005 08:28:20 PM
The fuzziness on the wings is sort of unsettling...it doesn't really look like a motion blur...maybe a wierd reflection. Whatever it is, it ditracts from the rest of the plane.
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04/15/2005 06:54:52 PM
too cool!
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04/14/2005 04:19:49 PM
Excellent capture! Ya gotta love a screaming eagle. :) Well done. Want a 10?
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04/14/2005 04:56:07 AM
Outstanding strange. How "real" is that, and I hope you've explained it in your notes, it's fascinating. Feel free to PM me and tell me if you like, I'm done with voting.
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04/13/2005 10:03:18 PM
nice effects added
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04/12/2005 06:52:42 PM
very nice. maybe just a bit bright. good comp.
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04/11/2005 11:28:59 PM
Very cool!
Must have taken a steady hand or actually a quick hand to capture this!
Great job!
9
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04/11/2005 07:00:42 PM
such a cool image - good luck.
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04/11/2005 05:12:26 PM
cool
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04/11/2005 03:14:56 PM
looks a bit over processed to me.
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04/11/2005 01:42:34 PM
Wow! Ribbon winner for sure. Hope your ears are fine. Good luck!
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04/11/2005 11:42:07 AM
I love Military jets and the F15E is one of my favorites. Capable of reaching Mach 2.5 at high altitudes but is limited to Mach 1.8 when armed. You did a great job of capturing the speed and agility of this large fighter. Which BTW is capable of +9 G-load. Now thats extreme. Great Job! 10
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04/11/2005 02:48:54 AM
Blue ribbon here. Excellent!
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04/11/2005 12:27:50 AM
The extra white on the wings doesn't look like it naturally comes from the camera. I'm not sure if it's the case, but it doesn't seem to add a lot to the image. Maybe doing this as a motion blur would have given this a more "urgent" look. 5
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