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A visitor from - posted Mon October 17, 2011:
I can feel the power! amazing shoot!!

A visitor from - posted Mon October 17, 2011:
Stunning photo Frank! What a great opportunity for you. Love the lighting and the raw power of it. The rudders do tow in for TO and the pilot is pretty much hands off until the Hornet is airborne.

A visitor from Spain posted Mon October 17, 2011:
Air- Power

A visitor from Netherlands posted Thu June 30, 2011:
Amazingly energetic capture, beautiful! To the people commenting on the pilot's hand: that's the way they are launched actually, without any input from the pilot at all. They just keep their hand on that bar until they're airborne!

A visitor from Netherlands posted Wed September 22, 2010:
War party? Hmmm.. only if I may ride on one of those.

A visitor from Italy posted Wed January 20, 2010:
Great photograph

A visitor from Finland posted Mon July 14, 2008:
Very nice shot indeed.. if I'm right, the pilot is just holding on with his right hand during the catapult shot and grab the stick after take-off, so that's why it looks like he's giving the 'thumbs up' to the crew.

A visitor from Belgium posted Thu June 12, 2008:
The rudder isn't missing, they are set in take-off position, the work as elevator. It's just about the view..:D

A visitor from United States posted Wed May 28, 2008:
I am not sure, but it looks like the pilot still has his hand in the "thumbs up" position to let the crew know that he is ready.

A visitor from - posted Mon January 21, 2008:
Very Good Exelenty Photo

A visitor from France posted Sun December 10, 2006:
WHOW ! What a picture ! 5/5 !

A visitor from Brazil posted Thu November 30, 2006:
I don't know if someone had noticed, but the left rudder of this plane is missing ! ! !

A visitor from - posted Mon June 12, 2006:
Twin afterburners lit...The epitome of raw power from those reliable General Electric F404 engines. But hey, the thunderous roar & smell of jet fuel is missing! Thanks, Frank, for sharing a sublime photo here.

A visitor from Russian Federation posted Sat May 13, 2006:
It is the BEST!

A visitor from Poland posted Mon April 10, 2006:
This is just freakin beautiful. Military airplanes are among most beautiful machines made by mankind (not mad about the killing bit, though). And that photo just captures pure, raw power. 5/5

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 27, 2006:
Simply beautiful

A visitor from United States posted Wed March 22, 2006:
I enjoy the color balance and clarity of the shot. Very well balanced over all.

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 21, 2006:

A visitor from United States posted Tue March 21, 2006:
I love the way the picture captures the heat coming from the plane, and the way the dust rises from around the plane.

A visitor from Italy posted Mon March 20, 2006:
Very great pic!!

A visitor from Ireland posted Sun March 19, 2006:
Well done, Frank! The light on the aircraft is nicely complemented by the flame of the 'burners.

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Fri March 17, 2006:
Gentlemen, start your engines !!!

A visitor from Belgium posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Great ballz of fire!

A visitor from Poland posted Tue March 14, 2006:
Super fotografia

A visitor from Sweden posted Tue March 14, 2006:
It reflects the magic esence of the Hornet! Power, technology and aesthetics...

A visitor from United Kingdom posted Tue March 14, 2006:
The sense of great power, captures at the peak of the action!

A visitor from France posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Lovely after-burner effect
love that Hornet

A visitor from Hong Kong posted Mon March 13, 2006:

A visitor from Australia posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Amazing shot! You can really feel every bit of the incredible power of the Hornet.

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Awesome! Truly Awesome! Looks like she needs a bath though. :D

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 13, 2006:
True American spirit

A visitor from Korea, Republic Of posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Can feel the powerful jet blast of "Hornet"
Just Sooooooo Coooooool~!!

A visitor from Canada posted Mon March 13, 2006:

A visitor from Brazil posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Absolutely fantastic! I've seen many great military planes photos here, but this one tops them all!

A visitor from United States posted Mon March 13, 2006:
I was stationed on the Theodore Roosevelt in the late 80's, VF-41. This pic brings back memories!

A visitor from Costa Rica posted Mon March 13, 2006:
Impressive and suggestive shot

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Sexy shot for sure!!! i love us navy markings on the tail, they are so great

A visitor from Poland posted Sun March 12, 2006:
O kurwa!! Excellent

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Wow! cool fire

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Intense shot, look at the elevators

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Anyone have marshmallows?

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
One of the best military shots I've seen!!!

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
While the photo is breathtaking for detail and color, it portrays the pride and power of our military, and the mystery of whether this is a practice run or a mission to maintain peace somewhere in our world.

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Star Wars grittiness with excellent composition and exposure.

A visitor from Canada posted Sun March 12, 2006:
The composition,colour,the steam,all add to the power of this fantastic shot...thanks.

A visitor from Belgium posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Beautiful fotografh

A visitor from United States posted Sun March 12, 2006:
Just a fantastic shot. just great.

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