Aviation Photo #0955425 McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet - Switzerland - Air Force

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This hornet made a very hard turn just in front of the audience. Look at the colors of the condense that has formed over his wings.
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    Switzerland - Air Force
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas
    1308/SFD002
    J-5232
    Axalp
    Switzerland
    October 13, 2005
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Comments (42)

Anonymous
14 years ago
Very nice shot! I wish I was there!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Really good shot. Respect!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Nice job, the colors, reflections & condensation combine to create a unique effect.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Amazing shot!! One of the best action shots at airliners.net
Anonymous
14 years ago
This is incredible! I agree that this is the best action shot on A.net! All the effects work together for an incredible view! Great job Voortmans!
Anonymous
14 years ago
What a fantastic shot, to capture the speed and movement of the Hornet in a split second. Conveying the speed is difficult in a photograph but the condensation achieves this. If I only took one shot of this quality in my life I would consider this an achievement well done.
Anonymous
14 years ago
One of the best shots I've ever seen... and I'm on here alot! Misha
Anonymous
14 years ago
Amazing... feels like you're right there with him. Great shot!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Absolutely Great - looks like a shot out of another plane !
Anonymous
14 years ago
Absolutely awesome capture. The only thing I would like to see are the wingtips. ;)
Anonymous
14 years ago
Perfect dynamic & close framing, artistic yet still keeping documentary value - subtle lighting, good control of contrejour - speed impression with low shutter speed yet perfectly sharp
Anonymous
14 years ago
Wow
Anonymous
14 years ago
I bet that they are both grunting
Anonymous
14 years ago
The best shot from Axalp I have ever seen, only the sound is missing ;-)!!!
Anonymous
14 years ago
A beautiful F/A18
Anonymous
14 years ago
Very nice shot about a high-speed aircraft. The fog behind tells that this bird is really pushing it to the limit.
Anonymous
14 years ago
This is an excellent picture! It has a very high quality definition and the plane was captured just right in the moment when it was at MACH 1.0, crossing through the sound barrier. Also, the fighter was snapped from a very good angle.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Skilled cameraman- YES! great looking and performing plane YOU BET!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Great angle and condensation.
Anonymous
14 years ago
The close-up of this shot is outstanding. One of the best fighter shots I have ever seen.
Anonymous
14 years ago
I am set to be a future US Naval strike fighter pilot, and I just love this shot.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Amazing... when can i buy it
Anonymous
14 years ago
Great shot!!!!!
Anonymous
14 years ago
Excellent
Anonymous
14 years ago
Wow this is an amazing capture.Congrats.
Anonymous
14 years ago
Now that is a picture! and that is a plane, really great.
Anonymous
14 years ago
The best! Pozdrawiam Mati
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great moment captured.
Anonymous
13 years ago
Stunning power! Crisp photo! Love the background!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Great picture man!
Anonymous
13 years ago
Amazing!!!
Great Shot!
Giorgio
Anonymous
13 years ago
Very cool to see aggressive maneuvers like that caught very close up and clear
Anonymous
13 years ago
Cool picture!
Anonymous
13 years ago
This is awesome, wish I could get that close
Anonymous
12 years ago
The most fantastic picture on this site. Serious props to the photographer.
Anonymous
12 years ago
Amazing!!
Anonymous
11 years ago
This has gotta be one of the best shots in A.net. Remarkable!
Anonymous
11 years ago
You have some very amazing timing :P
Anonymous
10 years ago
What a big bird... That is one very big cockpit...If you compare it with F-16
Anonymous
10 years ago
Made in Suisse.
Anonymous
10 years ago
Very nice
Anonymous
10 years ago
Good shot Dirk. An 18 just absolutely ripping it up

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