F/A-18C with vapor cone

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© Tim Wagenknecht
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Photo Info
UploadedAugust 9, 2010
TakenAugust 7, 2010
ModelCanon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure1/1250 sec at f/6.3
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length300 mm
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Even in gray, overcast, and dreadfully dreary conditions, one can get something...here it is: The Prandtl-Glauert singularity, known to some as a vapor cone, as this FA-18C passes by on a high speed pass. Right time, right place.

30 responses

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    A great shot! Well done

  • Devin Hayes

    Devin Hayes gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    I'm in awe. What an incredibly awesome shot.

  • Keith de Solla

    Keith de Solla gave props (8 Aug 2010):

    great shot.. perfect timing

  • Leslie Hunziker

    Leslie Hunziker   gave props (9 Aug 2010):

    awesome shot!

  • Gail Parker

    Gail Parker gave props (9 Sep 2010):


  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (23 Sep 2010):

    WOW!! This is an incredible shot!! Awesome timing.

  • Christie Patient

    Christie Patient gave props (23 Sep 2010):

    soo cool. perfect timing

  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (23 Sep 2010):


  • Richard Seah

    Richard Seah gave props (23 Sep 2010):

    Like a ballerina in tutu! LOL!

  • Marios Savva

    Marios Savva gave props (24 Sep 2010):

    excellent shot. got my votte

  • Alain Daoud

    Alain Daoud gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    well done great capture!!!voted

  • vonAsh

    vonAsh gave props (27 Sep 2010):

    Excellent capture! Voted!

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (27 Sep 2010):

    Great! But what exactly is a "vapor cone," and is it contagious?

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (28 Sep 2010):

    Oh YEAH/RAD!

  • simone ridi

    simone ridi gave props (30 Sep 2010):


  • Leanne Silva

    Leanne Silva gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    What a cool shot!

  • Elio Cremi

    Elio Cremi gave props (30 Sep 2010):


  • Florin C.

    Florin C. said (1 Oct 2010):

    Awesome...I have one very similar!

  • kombizz kashani

    kombizz kashani said (5 Oct 2010):

    Where were you at the time of shooting?
    a) In another aeroplane
    b) on the higher ground
    c) ??

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (14 Oct 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Joe Schaf

    Joe Schaf   gave props (20 Oct 2010):

    BTV "YEAH!"

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda said (8 Nov 2010):

    My vote!!!!!

  • Teresa Nabais

    Teresa Nabais said (18 Dec 2010):


  • Daniel Diaz

    Daniel Diaz gave props (5 Jan 2011):

    totally voted! amazing! well done!

  • Maureen Chandler

    Maureen Chandler gave props (9 Jan 2011):

    "Right time, right place." = no kidding! amazing! voted! exclamation mark!

  • Suso Rivas

    Suso Rivas gave props (14 Jan 2011):

    uff, yeah!

  • Juan Pablo Cuéllar M.

    Juan Pablo Cuéllar M. said (14 Jan 2011):

    GREAT SHOT! very cool

  • miguel ramos

    miguel ramos gave props (21 Jan 2011):


  • Shirin Leung

    Shirin Leung gave props (24 Jan 2011):


  • Brian Atkinson

    Brian Atkinson gave props (26 Jan 2011):

    What are the chances of being in the right place there? Was this taken from the ground? Voted

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