FA/18 Compression Wave

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    As this FA/18 Super Hornet nears the sound barrier a huge compression wave forms as the moisture is forced from the air (a Prandtl-Glauert Singularity). Taken at Miramar Naval Air Station, San Diego.

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    1. Erik J. Gustafson 67 months ago | reply

      hold UP!

    2. jon madison 67 months ago | reply

      finally a shot i can truly say "amazing" to :)


    3. Claudiu Balaceanu * [deleted] 65 months ago | reply

      Awesome !

      Submission in Red

    4. JOE's INFINITY 65 months ago | reply

      Excellent capture

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    5. Dave Allen Photography 65 months ago | reply

      Absolutely The Perfect Photographer
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    6. Marcroft 63 months ago | reply

      very cool, great shot

    7. Arkaitse 62 months ago | reply

      Wow!!!! O_o

    8. eagle1effi 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called " Damn Cool Photographers in the WORLD " .♥.♥.♥ ., and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    9. EdwinaFran 62 months ago | reply

      Très beau !

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    11. Andrea Costa Creative 62 months ago | reply

      whaoooooo great shot!!

    12. *Bubamara* 59 months ago | reply

      Looove it! *_*

    13. SaltedWeapon 59 months ago | reply

      rolliges says:
      EXIF data shows
      Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Macintosh
      So what did you touch up?

      I would have to agree, that and the photo was taken less then 24hours earlier and posted. Not saying its not real but looks like post editing to me.
      That an no response from the photographer on all these compliments. Nearly ever photographer wants to brag about their gear. Yet when asked how nothing. Great shot just wonder hmmmm

    14. madebackwards 59 months ago | reply

      EXIF data on all my photographs will show Photoshop as that is what I use to convert from RAW.

      In fact, I DID reply a year ago to these compliments as shown above:

      "Thank you everyone for your comments of support...

      I took this shot from the top of the GrandStand at the Miramar Air Show in San Diego.

      I didn't use burst mode, but this was the third year I attended this show and attempted to take this shot. Burst mode would leave the timing almost purely to chance and left me frustrated in 2006, but, manually shooting in a kind of 'preemptive' way is the key. As soon as you see the singularity starting to form, fire off a shot.

      It's still very hit and miss of course, since, as anyone who's seen one knows, the cloud is very sporadic. It's most often witnessed around aircraft carriers due to the combination of speed, humidity and low altitude.

      Thanks once again."

    15. somuchlove. 58 months ago | reply

      that's so amazing. really.

    16. photographybyadria 54 months ago | reply

      OMG... amazing shot!

    17. cheryl_art2004 52 months ago | reply

      Incredible. So glad I saw it. Thanks.

    18. sugarbear1956 44 months ago | reply

      That is amazing. Just an incredible picture. Brilliant.

    19. MoenPhoto© 43 months ago | reply


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