Aviation Photo #1130381 McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - USA - Air Force

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Dull day, loads of moisture and an 'E' model in its environment - stunning.
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    Tom Gibbons
    USA - Air Force
    McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
    McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    McDonnell Douglas
    1220/E178
    91-0313
    LN
    Machynlleth Loop area
    Wales
    United Kingdom
    September 7, 2006
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Comments (127)

Anonymous
10 years ago
WOW......Superb
Anonymous
10 years ago
Really captures the intensity and aura of the moment!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice, great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely incredible. 5 Stars. I hope you had earplugs.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Is super cool !!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Unbelievable photo, very well done
Anonymous
10 years ago
It explains perfectly how the boundary layer works on the wings and on the airframe (very good design)
Anonymous
10 years ago
Did you know when the shutter popped that this image would be spectacular? This just seems like one of those moments...Great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Abruptly, the sound ceased ... I am quite by awe .. wow
Anonymous
10 years ago
Surreal paintstrokes of condensation on light tipped trailing edges contrasts sharply focused diagonal speed making this a digital masterpiece.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb shot. Perfectly captures the speed and power of this amazing aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Muscular. Very nice.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely stunning! Right Place + Right Time = THE RIGHT STUFF!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A Beautiful capture of the Eagle in it's element.The condensation and blurred background gives this picture an apt title of - A symphony of speed in motion.

Despite all the 'noise' made by the MiG and Sukhoi crowd, the F-15E is the Real Deal of combat jets with its Nonpareil, Sterling battle proven air combat record.

Thanks, Tom, for sharing a Great capture here.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just one word: Awesome!
Anonymous
10 years ago
One word: brilliant!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a frame!! Sheer Power!!
I can only agree to my mate from China

Is super cool!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The best shot of a f-15 i've ever seen!!!!11
Anonymous
10 years ago
I'm seriously no fan of Military aircraft, but this shot has to be the best I've seen of them all.

Great capture.
5* and Photog Choice.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning, amazing, spectacular!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Something magic. All is perfect: light, camera setting and timing. Congrats, here's the real fighter 's power!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Right time and right place. An outstanding photograph, certainly among the best of its type on A.net
Anonymous
10 years ago
Best fighter picture on a.net, period.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Words? Tom you say stunning!!?..... BREATHTAKING!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Lotd of chance to take such a beautiful and rare condition in photo!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just fantastic! What else is there to say?
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing photograph, very sharp, great visual effects, great scenery, just stunning! Great job!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful shot Tom, best low level pic I've seen. Well done!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome... simply awesome...
Anonymous
10 years ago
Awesome. (no other word describes it)
Anonymous
10 years ago
The closeness to the f-15. you almost never see this with the contrails. sweet!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing shot!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Impressive or what!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A stunning action shot with a most unusual vapour pattern - great catch!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent! great angle, I can even feel the speed
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just simply amazing... This picture motivates me and reminds me why I am trying to become a fighter pilot! Thank you!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It lookes like a painting
Anonymous
10 years ago
Nothing to add... Great shot of a great aircraft, showing off air power: low and fast. Great colors, pulling g's..and watch the pilot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Those lovely sheep offer a great sense of perspective!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The greatest F-15 shoot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The terrific sense of speed. The vapour flowing over the wings - it's almost science fiction (Star Trek like - the de-cloaking of an awesome craft) it could be coming out of a time warp (that's enough sci-fi, Ed)!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The plane looks awsome.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Looks like a batman!
Anonymous
10 years ago
The condensation on the plane gives the appearance that the airplane is changing into a bird, or has just changed from a bird. Amazing.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic...never saw a pic from a F15 like this!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Vapour action at it's best
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent Tom, good to see!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Amazing! This is the shot that says "Now you die - filthy terrorist dogs!"
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb shot, it's breathtaking.
Anonymous
10 years ago
I thought I was looking at a painting!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fantastic photo. after covering the reno air races for the past two decades, i know just how hard it is to get a shot like this. even if they come right to where you are. keep up the good work.
Anonymous
10 years ago
If there was a 'Maverick' in photography, you were him! Fantastic shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Super super
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutely great picture!!

Thanks and cheers from Holland
Anonymous
10 years ago
I've been a life long ( 45 years )aviation fan and a semi pro photographer for at least half of that. This is quite simply the most stunning image I have ever seen of any subject be it aviation related or otherwise ! I cant stop looking at it . it's completely mesmeric. More power to your elbow .
Anonymous
10 years ago
Now that's American firepower
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is absolutely stunning, I am in a complete lost of words. Great shot!
Anonymous
10 years ago
There is nothing more to say than what the others have said. This photo is absolutely perfect in every possible way and it transmits just pure power. Fantastic!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Absolutley fantastic picture of this great aircraft!
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a great shot !!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Photos from the Mach Loop are usually quite spectacualar! This is no exception!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shows wing power.Great view of the relation of the bird to air and ground.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shot gives full wing view which shows airflow to dramatic effect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Fab photo
Anonymous
10 years ago
What makes this photo very special in my opinion is the way it has been shot.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Light, perspective, sharpness. pure action!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wow! Very fast photography!
Anonymous
10 years ago
I hate to be on its bad side!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
A lot of action in this shot ; the proximity of the ground, a fast turn generating nice turbulences with the mist covering the wings and on top of that the visible weapons pointing out under the wings; it gives to me an impression of being an invisible but invicible ghost.
Anonymous
10 years ago
The angel and the timing
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great shot. However Some comment are more amazing than the pict it's self. some people see the terrorist everywhere....
Anonymous
10 years ago
Where is the photographer who took this magnificent photo? This is the epitome of power, grace, and speed. Clarity, and details are superb. A marvelous shot indeed!
Anonymous
10 years ago
It's a wonderful photo. it's very beautiful
Anonymous
10 years ago
Smoking!!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Great pic
Anonymous
10 years ago
This photo is the pure embodyment of the spirit of military aviation.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Oh my God! It's amazing! Hot speed. Great shot
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning photograph, I've never seen anything like it.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Not an easy shot to get - incredible!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Rare shots, emphasizing the power and speed of the combat aircraft.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Superb capture of a strike eagle travelling at a fair rate of knots and pulling quite a few g"s hence the pressure vapour.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shows how beautiful man made things can be and what phenomena they produce: moisture effects on the wings' surface.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Right moment, right time and 'feel' for the subject - spot on!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
10 years ago
Totally uniq photo. Very rare!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Just incredible picture, very very good capture
Anonymous
10 years ago
Stunning shot of a stunning aircraft. Should be in any Boeing brochure
Anonymous
10 years ago
Shooooper stuff
Anonymous
10 years ago
Simply great, my deepest respect.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Dynamic and awe inspiring - amazing energy! Love it!
Anonymous
10 years ago
Cool the E version. i like the reflections on the HUD. Great
Anonymous
10 years ago
Wonderful, can't stop looking at it .. amazing machine
Anonymous
10 years ago
This shot SCREAMS "RAW POWER!" Nothing is more inspiring to me than a great photo of an F-15
Anonymous
9 years ago
Can't touch this.. wow..
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awesome! This has to be the most incredible airplane shot I've ever seen...it looks like something out of a SciFi movie appearing from another dimension.
Anonymous
9 years ago
Outstanding photo!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
What an artistic picture. It just stands out.
Anonymous
9 years ago
An awsome picture
Anonymous
9 years ago
Realy nice! what camera?
Anonymous
9 years ago
Superb shot!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Only one word can be described for this picture... AMAZING !!!!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Awwesommmeee..!!!
Anonymous
9 years ago
Feels like I'm pinned back into the bottom of the seat.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Sharp focus, condensation gives sense of speed as does blurred background. Low light as dull day yet crisp clear action packed shot. Well done.
Anonymous
8 years ago
Brilliant, stunning, gorgeous all rolled into one photograph
Anonymous
8 years ago
Excellent angle, light and a lot of good luck!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Utterly fantastic. This is truly a once in a lifetime shot. Magic.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Excellent shot, really love the moisture on the wings. But can you tell me from where or what was it taken from?
Anonymous
7 years ago
"Soaring high and swooping in low like eagles should do" - I think this shot portrays exactly what these fighter jets do best - stunning photograph Sir!
Gill Howie - squadronprints.com
Anonymous
7 years ago
Super!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simply great...it gives a sense of speed and power that is really fantastic!
Anonymous
7 years ago
One word-magnificent !!!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Very very very sexy
Anonymous
7 years ago
Stunning...looks like its going somewhere in a great hurry!
Anonymous
6 years ago
Amazing photo...F-15 is nice jet...wow...
Anonymous
6 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
6 years ago
No comment !
Anonymous
6 years ago
I didn't see anyother photo in A.net with so much comments like that 1 ! And that says it all...
Anonymous
6 years ago
A lean, mean fighting machine.
Anonymous
5 years ago
I bet this is hanging on the wall in the aerodynamics engineers' office at McDonald Douglas in St Louis.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Can we still buy prints through AL.net?

...cause if so I want this one
Anonymous
5 years ago
It is so vivid that I feel it is flying out from the screen.
Anonymous
5 years ago
Great photo! The plane looks brutal and deadly.
Anonymous
4 years ago
I really want ANYONE to use this as wallpaper
Anonymous
3 years ago
Nice Shoot

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