Aviation Photo #0984354 Boeing 747-4H6 - Malaysia Airlines

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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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    Paul Paulsen - AirTeamImages
    Malaysia Airlines
    Boeing 747-4H6
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
    Boeing 747-400 (AL-1)
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    9M-MPD
    Los Angeles - International
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    December 24, 2005
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Comments (57)

Anonymous
11 years ago
Paul, as usual a simply stunning image from you, congratulations! Andrew
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot perspective. And its always good to hear about the In-N-Out burger bar!
Mint Photography!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing point of view
Anonymous
11 years ago
Amazing perspective. It's definitely a 5 star shot !!!

Brgds
Avro
Anonymous
11 years ago
Fantastic shot. Loved the story behind too!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot, great story
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot! I'm really glad you were able to get the piggy off your back in time to get this one!
Anonymous
11 years ago
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.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Stunning composition ... and amazing photo !
Anonymous
11 years ago
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!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very glad you got a sanp og this beauty......definate the best hibiscus shot, 5 star
Anonymous
11 years ago
Simply fantastic composition!
Keep up the good work!
Harri
Anonymous
11 years ago
Superb shot! well done ps. i like their new livery
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great perspective
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow, luck was with you this time!
Great photo!
Rare indeed!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Hollywood swinging? She finally in LAX. I love LA!
Anonymous
11 years ago
An amazing shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
Very nice photo of a 747 flying over the streets of LA
Anonymous
11 years ago
I am impressed!
Anonymous
11 years ago
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.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Lovely shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Excellent shot with good timing. (Rating: 5 stars)
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
11 years ago
What an amazing shot.
Anonymous
11 years ago
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.
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wonderful aircraft... I love "Hibiscus" c/s !
Thanks for this good shot
Anonymous
11 years ago
Wow...its very rare to see this plane anywhere..this is the only one plane in this world using this scheme... nice shot !!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
An opportunity like this is a great Christmas present for any photographer. Nice to see the opportunity was well used!
Anonymous
10 years ago
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!
Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
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
Anonymous
10 years ago
Interesting angle. Love the 747 and the 'hibiscus' colur scheme.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lax the besttttttttttttt!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Magnificent photo !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
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.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I like much the "angles" of your photos.
***** five stars
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lucky Lucky shot! i hope you got paid for this one. it's great publicity for the airline and the 747 itself.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nice anecdote, and great shot.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great position to juxtapose plane with ground scene.
Anonymous
9 years ago
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.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Great job. Good composition!
Anonymous
9 years ago
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!
Anonymous
9 years ago
The way the airplane is close to the ground and almost swooping like makes this photo great! love the angle also
Anonymous
9 years ago
Really would love to see that airport with all of the spotting that it has! Great Photo!
Anonymous
8 years ago
That was a beautiful shot!
Anonymous
8 years ago
In shots like these the registration under the wing really comes in handy! :P
Anonymous
8 years ago
Very nice! its a unique place to get a picture.Its really nice that hibiscus is visiting LAX, she usually visits LHR.
Anonymous
8 years ago
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
Anonymous
8 years ago
Lucky you! great one
Anonymous
8 years ago
Proud to be malaysia
Anonymous
8 years ago
Great
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great shot! My photos are NEVER as good as this!
Anonymous
7 years ago
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:-)
Anonymous
6 years ago
Nice shot!

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