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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 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 "pursuit" 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
11-Dec-2019 B737Snohomish County ()Snohomish County () 09:50AM PST 11:06AM PST (?) 1:15
10-Dec-2019 B737Snohomish County ()Snohomish County () 03:23PM PST 05:14PM PST 1:51
02-Dec-2019 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Snohomish County () 01:26AM MST 03:05AM PST 2:38
01-Dec-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 10:13PM PST 12:42AM MST (+1) 1:28
01-Dec-2019 B737John Wayne ()Sacramento Intl () 07:29PM PST 08:37PM PST 1:07
01-Dec-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()John Wayne () 05:18PM PST 06:33PM PST 1:14
01-Dec-2019 B737Gowen Field ()Sacramento Intl () 03:53PM MST 04:14PM PST 1:21
01-Dec-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Gowen Field () 01:08PM MST 02:56PM MST 1:47
01-Dec-2019 B737Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Denver Intl () 08:48AM PST 11:47AM MST 1:59
01-Dec-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 05:59AM PST 07:21AM PST 1:21
30-Nov-2019 B737Orlando Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 06:56PM EST 09:45PM PST 5:48
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