Aviation Photo #0930898 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet - USA - Navy

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The moon rises over the Pacific Ocean as two F/A18's launch. Note the fuel igniting in the wake of the aircraft shooting off Cat 4. [Canon 300D Tokina 12-24mm F/4 AT-X Pro]
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    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
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    McDonnell Douglas
    0714/C042
    163483
    NH-404
    Pacific Ocean
    International Airspace
    May 22, 2005
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Comments (22)

Anonymous
12 years ago
Very nice shot! greetz Michael
Anonymous
12 years ago
This appeals to me because its a photo not often seen,I truly like photos that are different.......
Anonymous
12 years ago
Awesome... doesn't even seem real; almost like a painting. Great Shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I'm a commercial purist, and not really a fan of the military photos. But I have to say this is extraordinary. Everything about this photo makes me want to look more closely at the military pics on Anet. A big fat "10" for this incredible photo.....thanks L10fav
Anonymous
12 years ago
The moon never looked brighter! The reflection off the water is unbelievable.
Anonymous
12 years ago
I love night shots where you see the lights fading into the distance. Also this picture is great because of the "exploding" fuel at take-off.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Very cool reheat effect.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Looks like something out of a Sci-Fi movie ... ooohhh!!! ... almost unreal ... awesome picture ... thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
12 years ago
I wish I had a seat there.
Nice shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Magnificent
Anonymous
12 years ago
This picture is defined with a large and bright moon illuminating the whole entire ocean and flight deck. Great shoot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Fantastic use of a view that few of us will ever get to see 'live'.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Really nice shot! Great lighting!
Anonymous
12 years ago
The contrasts and crisp colors, the gas igniting, that is a thrill to see
Anonymous
12 years ago
Nice photo
Anonymous
12 years ago
Beautiful shot!
Anonymous
12 years ago
Too good , natural lighteing and use of good shutter speed.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Visually stunning. The lighting, the igniting fuel, the departing aircraft; it all came together here to create the perfect photograph. Amazing shot.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Three letters, WOW. Just outstanding and devastating
Anonymous
11 years ago
Magnificent
Anonymous
11 years ago
Great overall shot from forward of the crow's nest...not of that F/A-18 POS
Anonymous
11 years ago
This is an original pic man!!!

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