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More: KLM - Royal Dutch Airlines
More: Boeing 747-406M
More: Amsterdam - Schiphol (AMS / EHAM)
More: Netherlands, September 21, 2006
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PH-BFW / FW-040 (cn 30454/1258) 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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A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed November 2, 2011:
Just Amazing

A visitor from Brazil posted Fri April 22, 2011:
Very beautiful!

A visitor from - posted Sat January 29, 2011:

A visitor from Lebanon posted Mon January 10, 2011:
Amazing photo and amazing details

A visitor from Mexico posted Tue September 7, 2010:

A visitor from - posted Sun May 2, 2010:
Well they look clean from a distance...but close-up they`re yucky! :)

A visitor from - posted Sat April 24, 2010:
Difficult capture!

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 25, 2010:
Great shot!

A visitor from - posted Tue March 23, 2010:
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...

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 17, 2010:
What a moment!

A visitor from Israel posted Thu October 8, 2009:
Fantastic shot! what a great panning photo.
Love the details and the colors.

A visitor from Canada posted Sat August 29, 2009:
Wicked shot. What type lens and shutter speed?

A visitor from Germany posted Tue April 28, 2009:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Thu March 26, 2009:
Beautiful picture! It really shows the dirty and heavy duty part of this craft.

A visitor from - posted Sat December 20, 2008:
Ha ha I see a little bit of blue near the top right!

A visitor from United States posted Thu November 20, 2008:
What a picture

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Sun October 19, 2008:
You can almost smell that rubber! Excellent shot...

A visitor from Colombia posted Fri September 26, 2008:
Absolutely perfect shot! is that an oil leak in the right pair of wheels?

A visitor from - posted Sat August 2, 2008:
This is a critical moment freeze in a great photo, thank´s

A visitor from France posted Tue May 20, 2008:
Incredible details, fantastic colors! All creds for this amazing photo!!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 10, 2008:
How cool is that. Awsome

A visitor from - posted Sun January 20, 2008:
This moment of action and details are impressive!

A visitor from Singapore posted Sat November 3, 2007:
Just right on!

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu August 9, 2007:
Amazing shot! Thanks!

A visitor from Singapore posted Thu May 31, 2007:

A visitor from Czech Republic posted Tue April 24, 2007:
Great !!

A visitor from India posted Tue January 30, 2007:
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.

A visitor from Netherlands Antilles posted Fri November 10, 2006:
This is class. Scarcely touching down and you got the shot. Thumbs up!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sun October 29, 2006:
Stunning shot!

A visitor from United States posted Sat October 28, 2006:
Rare shot at precise moment of touch down. Very precise and difficult to acomplish !

A visitor from Italy posted Sat October 7, 2006:
Great pic!

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 6, 2006:
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...

A visitor from United States posted Fri October 6, 2006:
Thank you x3!
this shot has it all.
actually exciting.
words fail me.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu October 5, 2006:
Great shot Roel, well taken!

A visitor from Portugal posted Thu October 5, 2006:
Excellent photo!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu October 5, 2006:
The most clean picture i've ever seen. Truly one of the top-photos on Airliners.net

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu October 5, 2006:
Take 1 and ACTION...great shot, perfect timing.

A visitor from Australia posted Thu October 5, 2006:
Landing gear in focus, from a large telephoto, with subject travelling very quickly. caught at moment after first touch of first tyre. great

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 5, 2006:
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.

A visitor from United States posted Thu October 5, 2006:
This is incredible! I can actually (almost) read the writing on the leftmost tire!

A visitor from Kazakhstan posted Thu October 5, 2006:
Great shot!

A visitor from Spain posted Mon October 2, 2006:
That's why photos are better than videos! Nice details! ;)

A visitor from Poland posted Sat September 30, 2006:
What a details!!! Absolutely stunning shot! five stars for sure

A visitor from Finland posted Sat September 30, 2006:
I just love this kind of shots! Actually - those tires bring us safely home...

A visitor from Venezuela posted Sat September 30, 2006:
What a great view...simply amazing

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Fri September 29, 2006:
A superb shot!
I can smell the burning rubber!

A visitor from Germany posted Fri September 29, 2006:
This is what you spotters should be doing all the time;
take amazing fotos of planes and details such as this.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Very very nice

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Fri September 29, 2006:
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!

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 29, 2006:
The lighting ... the shutter speed ... the cropping ... PERFECT!

A visitor from India posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Awesome shot! Five Stars...

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 29, 2006:
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.

A visitor from Thailand posted Fri September 29, 2006:
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

A visitor from Australia posted Fri September 29, 2006:
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!

A visitor from Canada posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Spectacular! Great detail.

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 29, 2006:
SWEET photograph... very nice sharp and detailed... I envy photographers with such skills...

A visitor from Canada posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Are these goodyear or michelin? :p

A visitor from United States posted Fri September 29, 2006:
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.

A visitor from Sweden posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Great shot...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri September 29, 2006:
I bet you heald your breath there for a second to take such a clear shot! :D

A visitor from Spain posted Fri September 29, 2006:
Amazing photo... I've been staring at it for 5 minutes and still finding infinite details. Well done!

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 28, 2006:
Very well done! I guess it's not easy to take a such a photo!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu September 28, 2006:
The focus is absolutely perfect. All those details... wow! 5 stars, stunning shot!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu September 28, 2006:
Incredible shot! Takes a steady hand and solid timing to get such a crisp image.

A visitor from Germany posted Thu September 28, 2006:
Very nice details!

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