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More: British Airways
More: Boeing 757-236
More: Budapest - Ferenc Liszt (Ferihegy) (BUD / LHBP)
More: Hungary, June 15, 2004
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G-CPER (cn 29113/784) Alfred Hitchcock would love this shot... Almost a serious birdstrike... Fortunately nor the plane neither the birds have been hurt in this incident.
More: Adam Samu - AIRportal Hungary
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A visitor from - posted Thu March 28, 2013:
As someone mentioned previously, it's an illusion -- the birds are much closer. These probably aren't really big birds, but compare the size of the birds and passenger windows.

A visitor from - posted Sat October 13, 2012:
I think is a very difficult one to be taken everywhere!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri July 1, 2011:
It's like an Angry Birds in real life :)

A visitor from Spain posted Thu June 30, 2011:
Panic

A visitor from - posted Wed February 23, 2011:
Super foto!

A visitor from United States posted Sun December 19, 2010:
Dang! that looks like a pretty dangerous situation. still a great photo

A visitor from Germany posted Fri August 27, 2010:
Great shot! Congrats!

A visitor from Belgium posted Tue June 22, 2010:
Good, i like it

A visitor from India posted Fri April 9, 2010:
Looks pretty good and nice shot

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 2, 2010:
Amazing photo! Nicely avoided accident! I would be happy to have this picture on my wall!

A visitor from - posted Wed March 3, 2010:
Those birds for us airline pilots are a nightmare specialy when on a short final with the thrust or the n1 reduced to idle and flaps at max and we see those takingoff oups... come to my mind.

A visitor from Japan posted Tue February 2, 2010:
Big Mommy

A visitor from - posted Sun January 17, 2010:
So birds hate their family members uh?

A visitor from United States posted Sun November 22, 2009:
"Birds be quite. King Solomon commands you..."

A visitor from United States posted Wed October 21, 2009:
Lucky, if some thing like Hudson river is under.

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Sun September 27, 2009:
Fantastic

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon September 14, 2009:
The plane was very lucky not to have sucked a few of those birds in!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu July 9, 2009:
Unique Shot!

A visitor from - posted Sat April 25, 2009:
"speedBird watch the Birds"

A visitor from United States posted Thu April 16, 2009:
This would be the bird strike of the century if it happened.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 22, 2009:
That is realy scary and awsome though

A visitor from United Arab Emirates posted Sat January 17, 2009:
This is an extreamly amazing shot!! however,
it could've been the most amazingly dangerous shot ever!!

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Sun November 23, 2008:
Pilots's nightmare!!

A visitor from Australia posted Mon November 3, 2008:
Hope that no birds got hurt!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed October 1, 2008:
Wouldn't want to be the pilot of this plane... lol

A visitor from - posted Tue September 16, 2008:
Are u sure that the birds aren't attached to the plane itself?

A visitor from Jamaica posted Wed September 10, 2008:
I see we got companies, nature VS technology. Nice shot i hope there was no bird strike.

A visitor from - posted Mon August 11, 2008:
It's like a mom carrying her children...!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 15, 2008:
Their driving me batty!!!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue July 8, 2008:
Seeing this picture immediately reminded me to Thomson 253 Hotel... ;-). Great shot!!

A visitor from United States posted Thu June 26, 2008:
Framed well. This should be on the cover of BA's "Bird Strike Avoidance Ops Manual".

A visitor from - posted Wed June 18, 2008:
I hope none of the birds got in the turbines! Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Fri April 4, 2008:
Haha awesome

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 16, 2008:
Strictly for the birds.

A visitor from Venezuela posted Mon March 10, 2008:
If Alfred Hitchcock was alive, he would certainly be proud of this picture. Good picture for a movie: The Birds and the British Airways jetliner.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed January 23, 2008:
I wouldn't want to be one of those birds. Just imagine if you got sucked in!

A visitor from Turkey posted Thu October 25, 2007:
Perfect photo

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 17, 2007:
Looks like the birds want to hitch a ride!

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Tue August 14, 2007:
What a freak shot:)
Reminds me a scene from the "Birds" movie:)Lol.

A visitor from Spain posted Sat August 4, 2007:
Unusual. Good definition.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Tue April 10, 2007:
Wonderful sight. Poetry in motion.

A visitor from India posted Wed February 7, 2007:
Gr8 photo i think it beautiful camera work

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 7, 2007:
Good shot!

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sat December 30, 2006:
You only get one chance of a shot like this the right place at the right time.

A visitor from Canada posted Mon October 23, 2006:
An absolutely wonderful shot, however, none of you bird-lovers or passenger types need worry. this talented photographer used specific timing for this shot. Check the plane and how clear and sharp it is, now see that each and every bird is out of focus and none are near the fuselage of the aircraft. one more note the plane is on approach, not on take-off, flaps seem to set at 40 degrees...

A visitor from Bulgaria posted Fri September 22, 2006:
Maybe Hitchcock would love it, but I think the pilots didn't

A visitor from India posted Thu August 17, 2006:
Race between nature and humans!!

A visitor from United States posted Sat August 5, 2006:
Whoa. 'Nuff said.

A visitor from United States posted Wed August 2, 2006:
What is the landing speed of a 757, and what kind of birds fly that fast?

A visitor from New Zealand posted Wed August 2, 2006:
I am unnerved by what would happen if the plane was a little higher. So far, so good!

A visitor from Slovenia posted Sat July 22, 2006:
Birds like the Speedbird!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed June 21, 2006:
Wow what a picture!! maybe someone is feeding them stale bread or something.
dont be surprised when you see a sign onborad saying
"please do not feed the birds"!!!

jose cruz

A visitor from Poland posted Mon June 19, 2006:
Maybe yes or maybe no - I was freaked out when I saw this photo for the first time. Take a look at the birds: I think they were also freaked out...

A visitor from Romania posted Sun June 11, 2006:
I think the birds are actually much further from the plane, so it's an optical illusion thus no birds were injured during this photo and the plane got away...i think

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed June 7, 2006:
God i Luv the BIG 'bird'

A visitor from United States posted Mon June 5, 2006:
Which bird do you think was sucked into the engine first?

A visitor from - posted Thu May 18, 2006:
This is a "RARE" photo!

A visitor from Malaysia posted Sat May 13, 2006:
I wonder which bird will land first...

Let's hope BA Heavy doesn't have to go for another attempt. ;)

A visitor from Malaysia posted Fri May 5, 2006:
How many do you think got sucked in?? :P

Great picture man. I wonder what the people inside were thinking...

A visitor from Malaysia posted Wed May 3, 2006:
Many of those birds will require a go around... Hopefully not the BA. :P

A visitor from United States posted Wed April 26, 2006:
Nature and Tecnology! great!!! I love this shot!

A visitor from Poland posted Mon April 24, 2006:
Birds are coming but how many of them going?

A visitor from United States posted Sun April 23, 2006:
The birds are coming! Great shot here.

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu March 30, 2006:
One of a kind, this photograph; incredible timing by the photographer! i sure hope that the turbines did not
suffer any damage as a result of the bird flock!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu March 30, 2006:
Mama bird with little birdies??

A visitor from France posted Thu March 23, 2006:
I've never seen the photo like this before. Nice !!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Wed March 15, 2006:
Shows how BA like their escorts :- in 'scrambled egg' formation.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 6, 2006:
"birds gone crazy"

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri March 3, 2006:
Amazing, right shoot at right time and right place. Dangerous airport and irresponsibility of flying controller.

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu March 2, 2006:
GREAT!!! I`ve never seen so many airplanes at the same time.....

A visitor from United States posted Tue February 14, 2006:
British airways always have a good menu on board.

A visitor from Ukraine posted Mon February 13, 2006:
Big boss

A visitor from United States posted Fri February 10, 2006:
Amazing

A visitor from United States posted Mon February 6, 2006:
That has got to be bad!

A visitor from Morocco posted Sat February 4, 2006:
Nice pic! Every bird's worst nightmare :-)

A visitor from United States posted Mon January 23, 2006:
Wow, I cant imagine what it would be like to be the passengers or even... the pilots!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri January 20, 2006:
Every pilot's worst nightmare!!!! I don't want to be in their shoes!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 11, 2006:
I think that it is a good shot because it is very unusual to see a bunch of birds right next to a plane when it is taking off.

A visitor from United States posted Tue December 27, 2005:
A worst nightmare coming tru for BA pilots....anyways coolest of the cool shot!!!

A visitor from United States posted Wed December 21, 2005:
No,No, little birds get away, I'm not your mother!!
Love that shot, you don't see things like that every day!

A visitor from United States posted Mon December 19, 2005:
Fantastic stop action of the plane and the birds surrounding it.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon December 19, 2005:
It is unique

A visitor from New Zealand posted Sun December 11, 2005:
This is cool... well apart from any pilot's worst nightmare!

A visitor from Chile posted Sun November 20, 2005:
Ummmm.... birds loves British airways

A visitor from United States posted Wed November 16, 2005:
Love the red white and blue with the birds. neat shot

A visitor from United States posted Mon November 14, 2005:
I'm worried if they hit any of them...I hope not! That is CLOSE!!

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 8, 2005:
I wonder if the birds thought it was a superior bird to them. Such as a mother, or father.. Very nice.

A visitor from Australia posted Tue October 4, 2005:
Uh-oh! was it a bird strike???

A visitor from United States posted Fri August 19, 2005:
The awesome rarity of the photo assuming that every one ended up being alright. Although, I'm sure a few birds did not make it but this is certainly something I never would be able to see with out your site.

A visitor from Hungary posted Thu November 25, 2004:
It's really a unique pic, with the birds, I've never seen a photo like this.

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