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More: Malaysia Airlines
More: Boeing 747-4H6
More: Los Angeles - International (LAX / KLAX)
More: USA - California, December 24, 2005
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9M-MPD (cn 25701/997) Wow, I was lucky to get this one! While taking a shot of a SQ74 just south of this location, an LAPD motorcycle officer stopped to see what I was doing. As we talked, I spotted "Hibiscus" on downwind. Boy did I get excited! I told the officer how rare it was for this plane to visit LAX and I would love to get a shot of it. Luckily I made it back to this location with one minute to spare. So here she is, crossing Sepulveda Blvd. with the In-N-Out and small park just across the street in the background.
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A visitor from Iran, Islamic Republic Of posted Thu July 22, 2010:
Nice shot!

A visitor from United States posted Tue August 18, 2009:
This is brilliant!!! At dublin airport you don't need to worry about police because there's a carpark beside the main runway mostly used by planespotters. The only thing separating the cars and planes is a fence! I love this photo:-)

A visitor from United States posted Thu July 2, 2009:
Great shot! My photos are NEVER as good as this!

A visitor from Mexico posted Sat January 24, 2009:
Great

A visitor from Malaysia posted Thu November 27, 2008:
Proud to be malaysia

A visitor from Sri Lanka posted Thu October 23, 2008:
Lucky you! great one

A visitor from United States posted Sun August 3, 2008:
I love my polarizing filter and I see you do too! You have to be quick with it to get a shot like this. 5*s

A visitor from - posted Fri July 11, 2008:
Very nice! its a unique place to get a picture.Its really nice that hibiscus is visiting LAX, she usually visits LHR.

A visitor from Netherlands posted Sun June 15, 2008:
In shots like these the registration under the wing really comes in handy! :P

A visitor from - posted Sat May 31, 2008:
That was a beautiful shot!

A visitor from United States posted Sat February 9, 2008:
Really would love to see that airport with all of the spotting that it has! Great Photo!

A visitor from - posted Sat February 2, 2008:
The way the airplane is close to the ground and almost swooping like makes this photo great! love the angle also

A visitor from United States posted Sat November 3, 2007:
I didn't get that lucky at the Eppley parking garage. Instesd the cop told me he thought the airport authority wouldn't like me taking pictures. Hmph!

A visitor from Singapore posted Wed October 24, 2007:
Great job. Good composition!

A visitor from United States posted Fri July 13, 2007:
Fantastic story -- fantastic spot. I used to live in this neighborhood and I would sit at the In N Out across the street and watch the planes land every chance I got.

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 7, 2007:
Great position to juxtapose plane with ground scene.

A visitor from United States posted Tue January 30, 2007:
Nice anecdote, and great shot.

A visitor from United States posted Tue November 21, 2006:
Lucky Lucky shot! i hope you got paid for this one. it's great publicity for the airline and the 747 itself.

A visitor from France posted Wed November 15, 2006:
I like much the "angles" of your photos.
***** five stars

A visitor from Australia posted Fri September 15, 2006:
Great action photo of a great plane from a very good airline.
I've had many good experiences on Malaysian & highly recommend them.

Would love to see them paint all their 747's in the same.

A visitor from Poland posted Tue September 12, 2006:
Magnificent photo !!

A visitor from United States posted Tue July 25, 2006:
Nice

A visitor from Switzerland posted Mon July 24, 2006:
What a shot!

A visitor from Belgium posted Fri May 19, 2006:
Lax the besttttttttttttt!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Mon April 24, 2006:
Interesting angle. Love the 747 and the 'hibiscus' colur scheme.

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Mon April 17, 2006:
This is my state national airline; Malaysia; Hibiscus is official flower of Malaysia. This schematic colour of this plane is newest layout for
Malaysia Airlines

A visitor from Canada posted Sun April 16, 2006:
Nice shot Paul, the wide angle lens keeps the viewer looking up and down. The port wingtip is immeadiately overhead yet the tree is at eye level. Almost a full 90 degree vertical field of view. Brilliant shot.

Martin, ScotlandOne.

A visitor from United States posted Fri February 24, 2006:
Picture perfect composition. The perspective really makes this shot. There's also the zig-zag effect of the street to the far wing to the near wing to the contrail overhead, which ties all the elements together. Good thing the policeman was understanding!

A visitor from South Africa posted Fri February 17, 2006:
An opportunity like this is a great Christmas present for any photographer. Nice to see the opportunity was well used!

A visitor from Malaysia posted Wed February 8, 2006:
Wow...its very rare to see this plane anywhere..this is the only one plane in this world using this scheme... nice shot !!!

A visitor from France posted Mon January 30, 2006:
Wonderful aircraft... I love "Hibiscus" c/s !
Thanks for this good shot

A visitor from Finland posted Sat January 28, 2006:
You certainly got everything right here! The composition is great, the colors are amazing, and the huge proportions of the plane compared to everything else add a nice surreal touch.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Thu January 5, 2006:
What an amazing shot.

A visitor from France posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Great shot!

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Excellent shot with good timing. (Rating: 5 stars)

A visitor from Sweden posted Thu January 5, 2006:
Lovely shot.

A visitor from United States posted Thu January 5, 2006:
A wonderful subject caught from an unusual position using the wide-angle - makes for a bit of a unique experience! A great opportunity very well taken advantage of.

A visitor from Mexico posted Thu January 5, 2006:
I am impressed!

A visitor from - posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Very nice photo of a 747 flying over the streets of LA

A visitor from Mexico posted Wed January 4, 2006:
An amazing shot!

A visitor from Taiwan posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Hollywood swinging? She finally in LAX. I love LA!

A visitor from United States posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Wow, luck was with you this time!
Great photo!
Rare indeed!

A visitor from United States posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Great perspective

A visitor from Poland posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Superb shot! well done ps. i like their new livery

A visitor from Finland posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Simply fantastic composition!
Keep up the good work!
Harri

A visitor from United States posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Very glad you got a sanp og this beauty......definate the best hibiscus shot, 5 star

A visitor from Spain posted Wed January 4, 2006:
Great a colorful 747! I dream one day people will not consider us (the spotter community) nuts anymore and understand why we love it SO much!

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue January 3, 2006:
Stunning composition ... and amazing photo !

A visitor from United States posted Sun January 1, 2006:
What a lovely shot Paul!! Seeing your shots like these makes me eager to get back to LAX for some spotting. Wishing you the very best for the coming year :-) --Nathan Z.

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Great shot! I'm really glad you were able to get the piggy off your back in time to get this one!

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Great shot, great story

A visitor from Norway posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Fantastic shot. Loved the story behind too!

A visitor from Belgium posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Amazing perspective. It's definitely a 5 star shot !!!

Brgds
Avro

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Amazing point of view

A visitor from United States posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Excellent shot

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Sat December 31, 2005:
Great shot perspective. And its always good to hear about the In-N-Out burger bar!
Mint Photography!

A visitor from Singapore posted Fri December 30, 2005:
Paul, as usual a simply stunning image from you, congratulations! Andrew

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