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F-15E Strike Eagle

I photograph fighter jets. I took this shot earlier this year in the UK.

This is a United States Air Force F-15E Strike Eagle. It is travelling at around 400-420 mph and is about 250 foot from either the ground or the mountainside.

The trails of vapour from the wingtips are real, This was taken from a hillside using a 500mm F4 and Nikon D850, handheld of course.

To get this shot I drove around 600+ miles during an 18 hour mission. I climbed two steep hillsides in intense heat before getting this shot after waiting around for hours.

500mm · f/4 · 1/1600 · ISO 160
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