First, thanks for your comments. As always, I appreciate them - they make me a better photographer/editor.
Hongyin, what kind of monitor are you using? I ask because I can't see the jaggies unless I look 2" from the screen.
Matt, unfortunately, I'm going to have to cut off the stab on this one as that is the edge of the frame. I used this shot because it was easily the sharpest of the shots I took of this one taking off.
Next, the plane was taking off into the sun, so there's simply no way around the bright nose. However, I just took another look at the raw file and noticed that the nose is not blown out, it's just bright. Do you have any suggestions?
Finally, if this got rejected for grain in the sky, I really do give up.
EDIT: I also just noticed that there are only 6 shots of this plane in new colors in the database, and none from outside of AMS on 1/15/06. Appeal?
BTW, I might as well include the other quality rejection that isn't obvious.
(The third one was a long shot, but I figured it might make it because it was a US 767 lifting off at an airport it very rarely visits, while carrying the Steelers.)
[Edited 2006-02-21 04:48:38]