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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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23-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()Reagan National () 02:20PM EST 04:10PM EST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 B737Valley Intl ()Dallas Love Field () 01:20PM CST 02:40PM CST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 B737William P Hobby ()Valley Intl () 11:35AM CST 12:30PM CST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 B737Cleveland-Hopkins Intl ()Tampa Intl () 11:05AM EST 01:20PM EST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Cleveland-Hopkins Intl () 08:40AM EST 10:10AM EST Scheduled
23-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 06:25AM EST 07:35AM EST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 B737Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Tampa Intl () 09:50PM EST 10:30PM EST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 B737Raleigh-Durham Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 07:05PM EST 08:50PM EST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Raleigh-Durham Intl () 03:50PM CST 06:10PM EST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 09:10AM PST 02:50PM CST Scheduled
22-Nov-2019 B737St Louis Lambert Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 06:10AM CST 08:10AM PST Scheduled
21-Nov-2019 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()St Louis Lambert Intl () 10:36PM CST 11:26PM CST 0:50
21-Nov-2019 B737Cancun Int'l ()Chicago Midway Intl () 06:41PM EST 08:56PM CST 3:14
21-Nov-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 11:44AM MST 05:16PM EST 3:32
21-Nov-2019 B737San Diego Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:49AM PST 09:39AM MST 1:49
20-Nov-2019 B737San Jose Int'l ()San Diego Intl () 10:03PM PST 11:07PM PST 1:03
20-Nov-2019 B737San Diego Intl ()San Jose Int'l () 08:07PM PST 09:08PM PST 1:01
20-Nov-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()San Diego Intl () 06:04PM PST 07:11PM PST 1:07
20-Nov-2019 B737Seattle-Tacoma Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 03:51PM PST 05:12PM PST 1:20
20-Nov-2019 B737San Diego Intl ()Seattle-Tacoma Intl () 12:28PM PST 02:48PM PST 2:19
20-Nov-2019 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()San Diego Intl () 11:31AM MST 11:38AM PST 1:07
20-Nov-2019 B737Ontario Intl ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 08:19AM PST 10:16AM MST 0:56
20-Nov-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()Ontario Intl () 06:05AM PST 07:08AM PST 1:02
19-Nov-2019 B737San Diego Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 09:10PM PST 10:16PM PST 1:05
19-Nov-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()San Diego Intl () 07:23PM PST 08:24PM PST 1:00
19-Nov-2019 B737San Jose Int'l ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 05:45PM PST 08:15PM MST Cancelled
19-Nov-2019 B737San Jose Int'l ()McCarran Intl () 05:18PM PST 06:22PM PST 1:03
19-Nov-2019 B737Bob Hope ()San Jose Int'l () 03:43PM PST 04:33PM PST 0:49
19-Nov-2019 B737Bob Hope ()San Jose Int'l () 03:43PM PST 04:33PM PST 0:50
19-Nov-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Bob Hope () 02:16PM PST 03:04PM PST 0:48
19-Nov-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Bob Hope () 02:16PM PST 03:04PM PST 0:48
19-Nov-2019 B737Kansas City Intl ()McCarran Intl () 12:40PM CST 01:23PM PST 2:42
19-Nov-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Kansas City Intl () 07:35AM PST 11:49AM CST 2:13
19-Nov-2019 B737Gowen Field ()McCarran Intl () 05:33AM MST 05:55AM PST 1:21
18-Nov-2019 B737Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl ()Gowen Field () 08:52PM MST 10:34PM MST 1:41
18-Nov-2019 B737John Wayne ()Phoenix Sky Harbor Intl () 06:11PM PST 08:09PM MST 0:58
18-Nov-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()John Wayne () 04:42PM PST 05:24PM PST 0:41
18-Nov-2019 B737Metropolitan Oakland Intl ()McCarran Intl () 02:18PM PST 03:23PM PST 1:05
18-Nov-2019 B737John Wayne ()Metropolitan Oakland Intl () 12:23PM PST 01:21PM PST 0:58
18-Nov-2019 B737Sacramento Intl ()John Wayne () 10:18AM PST 11:23AM PST 1:04
18-Nov-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Sacramento Intl () 08:21AM MST 09:29AM PST 2:07
18-Nov-2019 B737Milwaukee Mitchell Intl Airport ()Denver Intl () 06:04AM CST 07:19AM MST 2:14
17-Nov-2019 B737McCarran Intl ()Milwaukee Mitchell Intl Airport () 04:14PM PST 09:31PM CST 3:16
17-Nov-2019 B737Orlando Intl ()McCarran Intl () 01:02PM EST 02:51PM PST 4:48
17-Nov-2019 B737T. F. Green International ()Orlando Intl () 08:55AM EST 11:28AM EST 2:33
16-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()T. F. Green International () 06:19PM EST 08:40PM EST 2:20
16-Nov-2019 B737Jose Marti Int'l ()Tampa Intl () 03:23PM EST 04:21PM EST 0:58
16-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()Jose Marti Int'l () 10:51AM EST 11:50AM EST 0:58
16-Nov-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Tampa Intl () 06:45AM EST 08:48AM EST 2:02
15-Nov-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:51PM MST 01:43AM EST (+1) 2:51
15-Nov-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Denver Intl () 06:34PM EST 07:59PM MST 3:24
15-Nov-2019 B737San Antonio Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 01:18PM CST 05:09PM EST 2:50
15-Nov-2019 B737Memphis Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 10:35AM CST 12:03PM CST 1:28
15-Nov-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Memphis Intl () 08:30AM EST 09:23AM CST 1:52
15-Nov-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()San Antonio Intl () 08:30AM EST Diverted
14-Nov-2019 B737Dallas Love Field ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 09:41PM CST 01:04AM EST (+1) 2:22
14-Nov-2019 B737William P Hobby ()Dallas Love Field () 07:34PM CST 08:15PM CST 0:41
14-Nov-2019 B737New Orleans Intl ()William P Hobby () 05:28PM CST 06:30PM CST 1:01
14-Nov-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()New Orleans Intl () 02:37PM EST 04:12PM CST 2:34
14-Nov-2019 B737Bradley Intl ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 12:36PM EST 01:31PM EST 0:54
14-Nov-2019 B737Baltimore/Washington Intl ()Bradley Intl () 10:49AM EST 11:34AM EST 0:44
14-Nov-2019 B737John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport ()Baltimore/Washington Intl () 08:50AM EST 09:45AM EST 0:54
14-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()John Glenn Columbus Intl Airport () 06:04AM EST 07:53AM EST 1:49
13-Nov-2019 B737Jose Marti Int'l ()Tampa Intl () 05:42PM EST 06:40PM EST 0:58
13-Nov-2019 B737Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Jose Marti Int'l () 03:30PM EST 04:23PM EST 0:52
13-Nov-2019 B737Jose Marti Int'l ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 12:20PM EST 01:06PM EST 0:46
13-Nov-2019 B737Fort Lauderdale Intl ()Jose Marti Int'l () 09:51AM EST 10:42AM EST 0:50
13-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()Fort Lauderdale Intl () 06:53AM EST 07:35AM EST 0:41
12-Nov-2019 B737William P Hobby ()Tampa Intl () 10:16PM CST 12:49AM EST (+1) 1:32
12-Nov-2019 B737Pittsburgh Intl ()William P Hobby () 06:53PM EST 08:48PM CST 2:54
12-Nov-2019 B737Tampa Intl ()Pittsburgh Intl () 04:11PM EST 06:03PM EST 1:52
12-Nov-2019 B737Chicago Midway Intl ()Tampa Intl () 11:58AM CST 03:01PM EST 2:02
12-Nov-2019 B737Philadelphia Intl ()Chicago Midway Intl () 09:57AM EST 10:42AM CST 1:45
12-Nov-2019 B737Orlando Intl ()Philadelphia Intl () 06:47AM EST 08:33AM EST 1:45
11-Nov-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Orlando Intl () 07:20PM MST 12:15AM EST (+1) 2:54
11-Nov-2019 B737Los Angeles Intl ()Denver Intl () 03:20PM PST 06:20PM MST 2:00
11-Nov-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Los Angeles Intl () 01:16PM MST 02:08PM PST 1:51
11-Nov-2019 B737William P Hobby ()Denver Intl () 10:52AM CST 11:56AM MST 2:04
11-Nov-2019 B737Albuquerque Intl Sunport ()William P Hobby () 06:51AM MST 09:26AM CST 1:34
10-Nov-2019 B737Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Albuquerque Intl Sunport () 10:17PM CST 10:46PM MST 1:28
10-Nov-2019 B737Cancun Int'l ()Austin-Bergstrom Intl () 07:23PM EST 08:35PM CST 2:12
10-Nov-2019 B737Denver Intl ()Cancun Int'l () 12:35PM MST 05:57PM EST 3:22
10-Nov-2019 B737Hartsfield-Jackson Intl ()Denver Intl () 09:56AM EST 10:39AM MST 2:43
10-Nov-2019 B737Austin-Bergstrom Intl ()Hartsfield-Jackson Intl () 06:11AM CST 08:53AM EST 1:41
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