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F-16 Fighting Falcon On Afterburner #2

F-16 Fighting Falcon On Afterburner #2
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Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1374 W: 0 N: 4385] (23784)
Genre: People
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-10-08
Categories: Daily Life, Event, Decisive Moment, Action
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-10-20 6:39
Viewed: 1537
Points: 18
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
An afterburner (or a reheat) is an additional component added to some jet engines, primarily those on military supersonic aircraft. Its purpose is to provide a temporary increase in thrust, both for supersonic flight and for takeoff (as the high wing loading typical of supersonic aircraft designs means that take-off speed is very high). On military aircraft the extra thrust is also useful for combat situations. This is achieved by injecting additional fuel into the jet pipe downstream of (i.e. after) the turbine. The advantage of afterburning is significantly increased thrust; the disadvantage is its very high fuel consumption and inefficiency, though this is often regarded as acceptable for the short periods during which it is usually used. (From Wikipedia) Taken during an air show at Kingman, Arizona.

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  • fransx Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2953 W: 139 N: 7397] (41704)
  • [2011-10-20 6:48]

Hi Eleu,
A nice rear view of this F-16 Fighting Falcon showing the afterburner of these potent jet engines of such a supersonic aircraft.
A very descriptive shot and well managed.
I like the beautiful tilt and the positioning of the plane in the frame.
Good work!

Francis Xavier

Hi Eleu...beautiful sharp shot of the afterburner's effect..nice work.


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  • chrisJ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4430 W: 637 N: 9632] (55124)
  • [2011-10-20 9:17]

Hi Eleu,

The oblique angle of the plane adds dynamism. Good graphism of the jet against the blue sky with an informative mote. TfS!

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  • inaam Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1816 W: 39 N: 465] (4859)
  • [2011-10-20 11:06]
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Hello Eleu,
Flame of the after burner reminded me a joke. A goose and her baby were flying high in a clear blue sky when an F-16 passes very fast. The baby goose tumbles in the air and when gains control he inquires his mom, "what was that?" mom replies, "it was F-16" he asks, "can I fly this way?" mom exclaimes, "yes, only if your bottom is burning like that!"
A beautiful picture has been taken in a clear blue sky. Tight turning and the bank angle simply depicts a thrilling action. Lovely catch, well done. Thanks for sharing.
Best Wishes,

Hi eleu,
A great caught of view of the F-16 Falcon afterburner effect,
good POV. & Dof. well taken with good sharpness and contrast,
Nice work..

I realise that it must be very hot around that end part of the plane and that the heat wave effect thus produced by the afterburning of the fuel has blurred the tail area so i believe it can not be sharp but the wings appear focused though, the positioning of the plane half way turned on itself is super , terrific capture of this steel bird in flight moreover catching the afterburning effect is something that has to be very difficult to record as this must be timed in seconds rather than minutes for fuel economy i assume , thanks for the useful note , i now get the idea of what the afterburner thing is and thanks for sharing Eleu ,
My regards,

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  • jackal Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 777 W: 26 N: 808] (9452)
  • [2011-10-20 12:46]

Hi Eleu,
the wing tips are nice and sharp and I like the heat distortion of the fuselage -
as an ex-Rolls Royce aero engine employee I found your note particularly interesting

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  • nicou Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2777 W: 0 N: 5194] (50772)
  • [2011-10-20 21:24]


Quelle position cet avion superbe image et compo fantastique image quel effet du compresssion avec ce rond jaune de combustion super.

Bravo et amitiť


Good morning Eleu,

Wow strange presentation, great effects!
Excellent sharpness, bravo for this composition of matter moving in a clear sky. Well done TFS
Have a nice day. Respects.

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