Aviation Photo #1116891 Boeing 747-406M - KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines

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Well. it's all there. The rubber, the grease, the smoke and the action. A 747 landing gear in the business mode.
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    Roel Kroes
    KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
    Boeing 747-406M
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing
    30454
    1258
    PH-BFW
    FW-040
    Amsterdam - Schiphol
    Netherlands
    September 21, 2006
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Photo Added: September 28, 2006

Comments (65)

Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice details!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible shot! Takes a steady hand and solid timing to get such a crisp image.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The focus is absolutely perfect. All those details... wow! 5 stars, stunning shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very well done! I guess it's not easy to take a such a photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photo... I've been staring at it for 5 minutes and still finding infinite details. Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I bet you heald your breath there for a second to take such a clear shot! :D
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Incredible timing, indeed! Note that on the rear-most bogey, the inboard tire has already made contact with the asphalt, while the outboard tire has not.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Are these goodyear or michelin? :p
Anonymous
10 years ago
SWEET photograph... very nice sharp and detailed... I envy photographers with such skills...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Spectacular! Great detail.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Top photo Roel. You have managed to catch the exact moment where the 744 transitions from a beast free in the air to a beast firmly on the ground. The wonderful mechanical complexity of a commercial aircraft's landing gear is fascinating!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Holy great mothe of god! That's fantastic!

At first glance, I didn't expect much when saw the thumbnail. But when I clicked for a large detail, this picture make me stunning for a while. The picture is tact sharp! and showing great detail. The perfect motion blur is a great bonus too.

You must be a very grand photographer taking such a sharp (moving) shot at this focal length!

Arch TH
Anonymous
10 years ago
Literally where the rubber meets the road!! Interesting that the wheels have not even begun to spin yet. It's no wonder why major airport runways have large deposits of rubber in the TDZE.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome shot! Five Stars...
Anonymous
10 years ago
The lighting ... the shutter speed ... the cropping ... PERFECT!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Five stars! It JUST a few seconds to see the landing gears came of the rubber burning smoke! Very detail was the right landing gears were a about 0.0001cm and touched the tarmac! Very INCREDIBLE shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very very nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is what you spotters should be doing all the time;
take amazing fotos of planes and details such as this.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A superb shot!
I can smell the burning rubber!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great view...simply amazing
Anonymous
10 years ago
I just love this kind of shots! Actually - those tires bring us safely home...
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a details!!! Absolutely stunning shot! five stars for sure
Anonymous
10 years ago
That's why photos are better than videos! Nice details! ;)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is incredible! I can actually (almost) read the writing on the leftmost tire!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect shot Roel! As you say, the shot captures it all. Could be a great shot for an ad campaign. Keep up the good work.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Landing gear in focus, from a large telephoto, with subject travelling very quickly. caught at moment after first touch of first tyre. great
Anonymous
10 years ago
Take 1 and ACTION...great shot, perfect timing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The most clean picture i've ever seen. Truly one of the top-photos on Airliners.net
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot Roel, well taken!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Thank you x3!
this shot has it all.
actually exciting.
words fail me.
Anonymous
10 years ago
A great closeup of engineering in action. Maybe this shot should be sent to the many film editors who mistakenly show one type of aircraft in flight (737) but then show a totally different type of aircraft actually landing (747) - thinking we won't notice it's not the same one just cuz we only see the landing gear. Sure, it's picky, but we're geeky like dat...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare shot at precise moment of touch down. Very precise and difficult to acomplish !
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This is class. Scarcely touching down and you got the shot. Thumbs up!
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot is almost impossible!! Perfection at that speed!! Mind-blowing...

By the way I wonder where the oil seen on the top wheel could have come from.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great !!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
9 years ago
Amazing shot! Thanks!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Just right on!
Anonymous
9 years ago
This moment of action and details are impressive!
Anonymous
9 years ago
How cool is that. Awsome
Anonymous
9 years ago
Incredible details, fantastic colors! All creds for this amazing photo!!
Anonymous
8 years ago
This is a critical moment freeze in a great photo, thankĀ“s
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolutely perfect shot! is that an oil leak in the right pair of wheels?
Anonymous
8 years ago
You can almost smell that rubber! Excellent shot...
Anonymous
8 years ago
What a picture
Anonymous
8 years ago
Ha ha I see a little bit of blue near the top right!
Anonymous
8 years ago
Beautiful picture! It really shows the dirty and heavy duty part of this craft.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Absolute awesome shot. 5 Stars that's for sure.
But one thing worries me about this picture. All these wires,electrics and hydraulics are not covered i could imagine that they might break and that worries me.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wicked shot. What type lens and shutter speed?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Fantastic shot! what a great panning photo.
Love the details and the colors.
Anonymous
7 years ago
What a moment!
Anonymous
7 years ago
What would worry me much more than the hoses and cables is the trace of liquid on some of those tires. My experience in airplane maintenance would suggest it's hydraulic fluid which is corrosive when it comes to rubber...
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Difficult capture!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Well they look clean from a distance...but close-up they`re yucky! :)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Huhhhaaaaa
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing photo and amazing details
Anonymous
6 years ago
Awesome!!!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Very beautiful!
Anonymous
5 years ago
Just Amazing

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