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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. <br />That &quot;dove&quot; looks the size of a great blue heron--chasing down the aircraft!<br />Hope you shared with the folks @ Southwest--they'd get a good laugh from that!
renato basso
2 birds
Caden Bell
nice one! <br /><br />Ha! the dove :)<br /><br />nice touch!
Alexander ViduetskyPhoto 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 &quot;pursuit&quot; illusion.
Alexander ViduetskyPhoto 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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Date Aircraft Origin Destination Departure Arrival Duration
12-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 09:30AM PST 04:40PM EST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Jose Marti Int'l ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 12:05PM EST 01:00PM EST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()McCarran Intl () 07:20AM PST 08:20AM PST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Jose Marti Int'l () 09:40AM EST 10:40AM EST Scheduled
12-Dec-2018 B737Orlando Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 07:20AM EST 08:05AM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Orlando Intl () 09:15PM EST 10:40PM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 07:30PM EST 08:20PM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737Long Island MacArthur ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 05:15PM EST 06:10PM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737Orlando Intl ()Long Island MacArthur () 02:15PM EST 04:20PM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Orlando Intl () 11:50AM EST 01:15PM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 08:35AM CST 11:00AM EST Scheduled
11-Dec-2018 B737San Antonio Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 05:45AM CST 07:30AM CST Scheduled
10-Dec-2018 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 07:42PM MST 10:16PM CST 1:34
10-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:08PM PST 06:54PM MST 0:45
10-Dec-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()McCarran Intl () 03:09PM PST 03:53PM PST 0:44
10-Dec-2018 B737McCarran Intl ()Ontario Intl () 01:50PM PST 02:25PM PST 0:35
10-Dec-2018 B737Ontario Intl ()McCarran Intl () 11:58AM PST 12:37PM PST 0:39
10-Dec-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Ontario Intl () 10:06AM PST 11:02AM PST 0:56
10-Dec-2018 B737John Wayne ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 07:54AM PST 08:55AM PST 1:00
09-Dec-2018 B737San Jose Int'l ()John Wayne () 07:57PM PST 08:53PM PST 0:56
09-Dec-2018 B737Los Angeles Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 06:07PM PST 06:55PM PST 0:47
09-Dec-2018 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 04:17PM PST 05:15PM PST 0:58
09-Dec-2018 B737Salt Lake City Intl ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 02:39PM MST 03:08PM PST 1:28
09-Dec-2018 B737Dallas Love Field ()Salt Lake City Intl () 11:58AM CST 01:39PM MST 2:41
28-Nov-2018 B737William P Hobby ()Dallas Love Field () 08:06PM CST 08:54PM CST 0:48
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