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    A Delta Air Lines Boeing 757-200 zooms over St. Maarten's Maho Beach on short final for Princess Juliana International Airport's runway 09 on Friday, March 21st, 2008.

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    pbo31, felds99, SkyBlueIce, der_muk, and 18 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. d i s - s e c t i o n 74 months ago | reply

      OK, that is a fantastic shot. Are you deaf now, or were you using a rather large telephoto?

    2. matt.hintsa 74 months ago | reply

      That was at 17mm (x 1.6 crop factor of 20D = ~24mm) from a fully horizontal position on the beach. The beach is at the end of the runway, with a small road and a fence separating the two. It was pretty loud, but the engines weren't operating at full force since the plane was landing and not taking off. Needless to say, the Air France A340-300 later in the afternoon had a bigger impact on my eardrums.

      Edit: Here's another flickr photo that gives a good summary of what the area looks like:

      www.flickr.com/photos/24651486@N07/2341440460/

    3. alessio grazi 74 months ago | reply

      This Amazing Work is born from a Noble Soul !

      Please add to Royal Group:
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      Royal Group (Post 1 - Give 3 Crowns)

    4. laserbub 74 months ago | reply

      What more can you ask? Horizontal on a beach shooting fun aircraft photos! Maybe you could ask for a fruity drink with an umbrella in it.
      Great shots Matt.

    5. Thomas Becker 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am the administrator of the Flickr group Airplanes: Nose Shots, and would love to see you adding this photo to the pool. If you are not yet a member of this group, please think of joining today - this would be highly appreciated!



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    6. Thomas Becker 65 months ago | reply

      Hi, I am the administrator of the Flickr group Airports: SXM, and would love to see you adding this photo to the pool. If you are not yet a member of this group, please think of joining today - this would be highly appreciated!

      Have a great time!
      Thomas

    7. OlaHeland 63 months ago | reply

      great ! : ))))) !

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