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CF-18 Fighter Replacement, and No, Its Not the F-35!

CF-18 Fighter Replacement, and No, It's Not the F-35!

Look out below! What a blast!

This is my proposed replacement for the aging CF-18 fighter for the Canadian Armed Forces. I think you'll agree it's a lot cheaper than the proposed F-35 currently under consideration and is suitable for close air-to-ground support :-)

Canon 7D with the 500L f4 lens with the 1.4 II Extender on a monopod @ 1/1000, f5.6, ISO 400, +2 exposure compensation.

Slight crop for composition purposes. I had to up the contrast on the heron quite a bit and do some extra selective sharpening because the focus on the bird was not the best. The image was originally darker because of lack of light due to a late sunset. I figured the story told by this image was worth posting despite the lack of total sharpness of the heron.

This one will definitely not be printed for exhibit purposes :-)

Cheers,

Mike


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pierreratte08-May-2012 16:00
Wow superbe action, Bravo BV
gilles tardif05-May-2012 11:00
Ils sont vraiment à surveiller si il s'approche.
Eric Martin30-Apr-2012 18:19
Ouin! c'est du missile ça... :-)))
Chuck Kling29-Apr-2012 15:05
Looks like it's just launched a series of anti-A.A.missile flares !!

lolol....
Gabriel Diaconu29-Apr-2012 14:48
It's gorgeous, whatever you call it. Excellent catch of the contrails too ...
BV.