The Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, is an American strategic bomber, featuring low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is able to deploy both conventional and nuclear weapons. The bomber has a crew of two and can drop up to eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class JDAM GPS-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration. (From Wikipedia)
Taken from the ground during Red Flag Exercise at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
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ikeharel (58253) 2014-02-22 7:19
Looking at this state-of-the-art craft, made me think about the evolution of the smartphone - how thin it's going to be. But with the wonders of new techniques and technology developed - the sky is the limit...
Nice taken of a perferct stealth angle upon.
Great. Have a nice weekend,
holmertz (41797) 2014-02-22 7:19
A very unpleasant machine but a good photo. The aircraft looks as smartly designed as a bird of prey (which it is, in a way). You captured it very well against a lighter part of the dark clouds.
serp2000 (40394) 2014-02-22 8:03
Hi, Eleu, my neighbor today,
It reminds me a scene from fantastic movie. The B2 looks like UFO. Good minimalist photo, another interesting contribution to the aircraft theme.
Sonata11 (33283) 2014-02-22 9:54
simple but beautiful and I like the cloud formation. Very interesting snapshot.Thank for sharing.
All the best, Barbara
SnapRJW (31483) 2014-02-22 10:00
A thin sliver of a machine which packs a deadly punch Eleu. I am not particularly interested in aircraft but this one I could not resist. The plane looks so 'space-age' against the cloudy sky. You must have very quick reactions! Warm regards Rosemary
nagual2 (1452) 2014-02-22 10:46
VERY NICE PICTURE,your comments also are very revealing about this one of a kind nuclear wing.TFS
lousat (77848) 2014-02-22 11:45
Hi Eleu,looks like a swallow in flight,original capture of this aircraft in a great sky and with impressive details too.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano
krzychu30 (15498) 2014-02-22 14:16
this is a real find!
I guess for most of us practically impossible to see B-2 flying so low.
You did here superb work!The aircraft looks beautiful and majestic and also these cloud formations couldn´t be more beautiuful for a backdrop.
Have a nice sunday
jacquest (18747) 2014-02-23 7:47
... and if it has something against you, then it is too late. Good capture over an interesting cloud formation.
jhm (140090) 2014-02-24 3:58
Ten or eleven year ago during the Irak War flew these airplanes here through our airspace, I have of these planes various seen, on these height almost a bat.
Really a very good technical picture also wonderful colours.
Very well done, TFS.
Have a nice day,
abmdsudi (43720) 2014-02-24 7:42
Top shot! Its amazing just imagine now you see it and not camera invisible, now you don't....
The most dynamic of sleek performer not often we can get this close to what is still in many ways a very secret aircraft but a surreal thing to see flying So stunningly captured in stark contrast to quite a dramatic background cloud formation. A brilliant unique image of the stealth aircraft, great title and presentation too. Congrats
ourania (32169) 2014-02-27 13:11
this must be a rare photo, a most difficult capture that demonstrates the striking shape and style of this plane. I know it's distructive and scary but looks absolutely fascinating in your picture. The sharpness on the plane and the textures of the clouds are amazing. There's a strong sense of movement, effective dynamism. The chromatic palette in the sky is very attractive. Congratulations and thank you!
All the best, have a lovely day,
- Copyright: Eleu Tabares (eldancer1) (28529)
- Genre: People
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2014-01-31
- Categories: Daily Life, Transportation, Event, Decisive Moment
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/2000 seconds
- More Photo Info: view
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Date Submitted: 2014-02-22 7:16