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Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon — - LOOK CAREULLY..! This is a rare capture! I was following the four Thunderbirds through my camera viewfinder, when I heard a screaming roar from my right. It wasn't until I lowered my camera that I realized one of the solos had just done one of their sneaky high speed opposing passes. I hoped for just getting the solo somewhere in the frame. Opening the image on my computer, I was in awe. Not only did I get THE shot but the solo appeared to be so close to the primary's it was almost unnerving to look at. I shot this at the 2022 Sun N Fun airshow in Lakeland Florida. I was shooting with my Canon 100-400mm IS II lens at the focal length of 148mm. Camera settings were 1/8000 shutter, F5.6 ISO 1000. Please check out my other aviation photography. Votes and positive comments are always appreciated. Questions about this photo can be sent to Info@FlewShots.com
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Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon —

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LOOK CAREULLY..! This is a rare capture! I was following the four Thunderbirds through my camera viewfinder, when I heard a screaming roar from my right. It wasn't until I lowered my camera that I realized one of the solos had just done one of their sneaky high speed opposing passes. I hoped for just getting the solo somewhere in the frame. Opening the image on my computer, I was in awe. Not only did I get THE shot but the solo appeared to be so close to the primary's it was almost unnerving to look at. I shot this at the 2022 Sun N Fun airshow in Lakeland Florida. I was shooting with my Canon 100-400mm IS II lens at the focal length of 148mm. Camera settings were 1/8000 shutter, F5.6 ISO 1000. Please check out my other aviation photography. Votes and positive comments are always appreciated. Questions about this photo can be sent to Info@FlewShots.com

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Alan Brown
Love this photo. It is hard to tell where the opposing aircraft actually is in the photo. Great photo! Thanks again.
Tom Heaverlo
Incredible catch Peter! Your lucky day.
Diana Rose
Have to study angles of opposing flight. Photo accidents can turn to spectacular. Good job!
Greg Byington
That's really nice!
jab497
That is a great shot. I love it.
Captaindl
Excellent capture Peter
Bill Butler
I had to look several times until the geometry became evident! There are no "accidents". Great catch.
christopher joyce
Wonderful picture. The right place at the right time.
Well done.
excellent ! well done , not only lucky but real professional !
Peter Quadagno
Unbelievable capture!!
weathership
Absolutely wonderful
terry kelsey
Just superb !!
Robin Rebhan
Good job flying! And good photo to catch the moment! Timing is everything!
Kevin Harris
WOW! So cool!
Peter Beren
Negative Ghost Rider; the pattern is full ;)
Marcelo Back
Fantastic Peter!! I love it!!
ken kemper
You have total Success Peter in this pic.

SUPER !!
David Ingram
"Wrong-way Corrigan!", is at it again.
Brian Rushfeldt
a near miss - wow.
Richard Bergman
Now THAT is pilot training! Just don't hiccup.
Patrick Spencer
Well Done! great picture and thank you for giving the camera settings, let the rest of us get better pictures. Patrick
bob reeves
Peter, you nailed this fantastic photograph !!!
Carl Hahn
"unnerving" is the exactly the right word. At these closing speeds, I just don't see how you can safely pull this off.
JuanJose Porta
Excellent shot!!!
jeffrey delong
I stared at this for some time and there are so many angles,, shadows,, next to perfect formation. Really cool photo !
David Plummer
WOW!!!!!!!!! It has been many many years, but I remember seeing the Thunderbirds when I was a kid. They are amazing to watch and this picture captures it. FANTASTIC PICTURE!!!
ROY A CAUSEY
Awesome photo!!
serge LOTH
whouaaaaaa!!

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