The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is a single-seat, twin-engine fifth-generation supermaneuverable fighter aircraft that uses stealth technology. It was designed primarily as an air superiority fighter, but has additional capabilities that include ground attack, electronic warfare, and signals intelligence roles. Lockheed Martin Aeronautics is the prime contractor and is responsible for the majority of the airframe, weapon systems and final assembly of the F-22. Program partner Boeing Defense, Space & Security provides the wings, aft fuselage, avionics integration, and training systems. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground during Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, on a humid desert morning.
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batalay (34575) 2014-02-09 8:24
An excellent addition to your collection of aviation photos. Together with the note, it is also a good addition to the TE Gallery. What is the focal length of the lens you used here?
jemaflor (79970) 2014-02-09 9:36
impressive vertical position, well captured, erfect timing and good sharpness, perfect also with this blue sky in the BG, tfs.
mirosu (12284) 2014-02-10 5:36
This is an outstanding airplane snapshot, very well arranged in diagonal position. The contrast against terrific blue sky is perfect. Well done.
ikeharel (51473) 2014-02-10 8:13
Fantastic ccaught the vertical ascend of the Raptor, Eleu.
Noise must had been ears deaening...
Fine outlines and blue sky BG, white wakes gave a sense of dynamism.
abmdsudi (38822) 2014-02-11 7:59
Incredible shot !!!! something that's a little too fast for the eye, but beautifully caught here. That's mighty F22 Raptor amazingly climbing almost vertical and love that vapour coming off the fuselage perfectly timed, very fine details & colors against blue background. A really stunning and power aeronautical photograph, full of all the ingredients and more. Congrats
krzychu30 (15260) 2014-02-12 0:34
Brilliant capture of this impressive and beautiful aircraft!
Looks great with beautiful,blue sky as a backdrop.
Have a nice day
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (24727)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.0, 1/1250 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-09 7:30