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Boeing 737-700 (N7703A)


Takes off with a Dove in pursuit.


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Viv Pike
Great pic, Alexander !!
Fabian Dirscherl
nice shot
G Zorbas
Very nice.
Al Bauer
Photo Shop?
Viv Pike
@ Al Bauer - why do you even ask that? Are you always this negative? Ever heard of telephoto compression?
marylou anderson
Wow. What a great shot.
That "dove" looks the size of a great blue heron--chasing down the aircraft!
Hope you shared with the folks @ Southwest--they'd get a good laugh from that!
renato basso
2 birds
Caden Bell
nice one!

Ha! the dove :)

nice touch!
Alexander Viduetsky Photo Uploader
I took this photo from the Valhalla Memorial Park, which is adjacent to the airport. There are numerous bird species out there. When I was photographing this airplane, the dove simply flew into the frame. The illusion that the bird is so big - relative to the plane - is simply because the Dove was much closer to me (to the lens) than the aircraft. Anyone can see that the plane is sharply in the focus, whereas the Dove is out of focus (very different distance from the lens). It seems like the Dove is flying right behind the plane, but in reality it was just flying in its parallel course, significantly sideways. My telephoto lens (I used a 100-400 mm zoom-telephoto) had compressed the distance, creating this "pursuit" illusion.
Alexander Viduetsky Photo Uploader
Thank you, everyone, for your interest and support!
Leon Artac
OOPS! watch out for that bird. We don't want another US Air in the river.
lawrence bauer
Hey Al , your giving our last name, a bad name ! lol
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24-Jun-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Newark Liberty Intl () 09:30AM PDT 05:35PM EDT Scheduled
24-Jun-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:20AM PDT 08:30AM PDT Scheduled
23-Jun-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 07:00PM PDT 07:55PM PDT Scheduled
23-Jun-2018 B737New Orleans Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:20PM CDT 06:00PM PDT Scheduled
23-Jun-2018 B737William P Hobby ()New Orleans Intl () 02:35PM CDT 03:20PM CDT Scheduled
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22-Jun-2018 B737Indianapolis Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 11:53AM EDT 01:03PM EDT 1:10
22-Jun-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Indianapolis Intl () 09:21AM CDT 10:55AM EDT 0:33
22-Jun-2018 B737Pittsburgh Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:54AM EDT 07:55AM CDT 1:01
21-Jun-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 11:12PM CDT 01:08AM EDT (+1) 0:56
21-Jun-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:54PM EDT 08:25PM CDT 1:31
21-Jun-2018 B737Portland Intl Jetport ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 05:32PM EDT 06:47PM EDT 1:14
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21-Jun-2018 B737San Diego Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 06:57AM PDT 02:27PM EDT 4:30
21-Jun-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()San Diego Intl () 12:24AM PDT 01:04AM PDT 0:40
20-Jun-2018 B737Pittsburgh Intl ()McCarran Intl () 09:41PM EDT 10:51PM PDT 4:10
20-Jun-2018 B737Southwest Florida Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 06:29PM EDT 08:42PM EDT 2:13
20-Jun-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Southwest Florida Intl () 03:19PM EDT 05:20PM EDT 2:00
20-Jun-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Dallas Love Field () 11:10AM CDT 12:05PM CDT Cancelled
20-Jun-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 10:13AM CDT 01:46PM EDT 2:33
20-Jun-2018 B737Valley Intl ()William P Hobby () 08:10AM CDT 09:21AM CDT 1:11
20-Jun-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Valley Intl () 12:18AM CDT 01:20AM CDT 1:02
19-Jun-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()William P Hobby () 10:09PM CDT 10:50PM CDT 0:41
19-Jun-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 04:56PM PDT 09:05PM CDT 2:08
19-Jun-2018 B737San Francisco Intl ()McCarran Intl () 02:39PM PDT 03:41PM PDT 1:02
19-Jun-2018 B737Bob Hope ()San Francisco Intl () 11:58AM PDT 12:53PM PDT 0:55
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18-Jun-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 11:09PM PDT 12:12AM PDT (+1) 1:03
18-Jun-2018 B737Portland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 08:21PM PDT 10:11PM PDT 1:50
18-Jun-2018 B737Sacramento Intl ()Portland Intl () 06:07PM PDT 07:19PM PDT 1:11
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17-Jun-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 09:31AM PDT 03:55PM EST 4:23
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14-Jun-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()San Antonio Intl () 06:26PM CDT 07:07PM CDT 0:41
14-Jun-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 03:36PM CDT 04:57PM CDT 1:21
14-Jun-2018 B737New Orleans Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 01:16PM CDT 02:39PM CDT 1:23
14-Jun-2018 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 09:29AM CDT 11:16AM CDT 1:46
14-Jun-2018 B737Philadelphia Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 07:44AM EDT 08:29AM CDT 1:44
13-Jun-2018 B737Denver Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 07:05PM MDT 12:04AM EDT (+1) 2:59
13-Jun-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:35PM PDT 05:50PM MDT 1:15
13-Jun-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:34PM PDT 05:51PM MDT 1:16
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13-Jun-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Kansas City Intl () 08:38AM CDT 10:08AM CDT 1:30
13-Jun-2018 B737New Orleans Intl ()William P Hobby () 06:08AM CDT 06:58AM CDT 0:49
12-Jun-2018 B737William P Hobby ()New Orleans Intl () 10:26PM CDT 11:11PM CDT 0:45
12-Jun-2018 B737Kansas City Intl ()William P Hobby () 07:29PM CDT 09:05PM CDT 1:35
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11-Jun-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()San Antonio Intl () 05:57AM CDT 06:40AM CDT 0:42
10-Jun-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 08:45AM PDT 01:02PM CDT 2:17
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