F-22 Raptor

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    A Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor fighter streaks by the ramp at the 2008 Joint Services Open House (JSOH) airshow at Andrews AFB. Despite many great performances most of those at the show wanted to see the latest USAF fighter. The F-22 did not dissapoint!

    You can just see the vapor trails forming on the wings of this F-22. I also find that the pulsed look of the F-22's engines to be a really interesting visual effect.

    I've got to imagine that this would be a very bad view for an opposing fighter pilot to see.

    Photo taken with my Canon 30D and through a rented Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM lens.

    Maximum 'Gee', and 134 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. Geniebell [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called The Machines.. (Post 1 - Award 2), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    2. FotoBloke [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      &quotMachines
      From a fan of The Machines
      This wonderful image deserves The Machines Award

    3. Grumpy_Howe [deleted] 68 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Extreme Machines, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    4. || Ron || 66 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called US Military II, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    5. raptorc1 66 months ago | reply

      Rob,

      Great photo! Just a comment on the "pulsed look" of the engines. Actually that is a phenomenon known as "as shock diamonds or Mach disks." This pattern of evenly spaced rings or diamonds is sometimes visible in the exhaust, particulary at night, of an engine and usually occurs anytime the exhaust flow exits the nozzle at supersonic speeds and at a pressure that is different than that of the external atmosphere. This is a very normal occurrence.

    6. VaxTer901 64 months ago | reply

      how long did it take to build that fighter??
      maybe i can fly a plane like that one day.

    7. Geniebell [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Wow, what an amazing shot! We would be honored if you would share it in our new group!!

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Gearheads ~ by Admin Invite only ~ P1 - A2, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

      &quotMachines
      From a fan of The Machines
      This wonderful image deserves The Machines Award

    8. FotoBloke [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Gearheads2quot; width=
      From a fan of Gearheads
      This excellent image deserves a Gearheads Award

    9. The General Was Here !!! 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called On Wings Of War-Warbirds Old And New, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. forkedandhoofed 60 months ago | reply

      Great, love the sharpness.

    11. jjsolerusa 59 months ago | reply

      Wow! Great Shot!

    12. hell_rider [Away] 57 months ago | reply

      that is an awesome shot. perfect timing. Very very well excecuted.

    13. shiner10ag 56 months ago | reply

      That is one sexy aircraft. Too bad it got canned. Great photo and thanks for allowing downloads. It's my new wallpaper.

    14. JUSTCORKY 56 months ago | reply

      Brilliant shot

    15. Virginian Highlander 54 months ago | reply

      Great capture!! The canopy reflection is superb

    16. sugarbear1956 53 months ago | reply

      nice shot, Rob!


    17. mlhradio 49 months ago | reply

      Congratulations on receiving more than 25,000 views, that's quite impressive! You might want to consider graduating this photograph from the 'Views: 10000' group to the 'Views: 25,000' group, which can be found here: www.flickr.com/groups/views25000/

      Once again, congratulations and hopefully your photos will receive many more views in the future!

    18. bolas37 [deleted] 40 months ago | reply

      Beautiful jet.

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