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Canon
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Canon EOS 40D
Shutter Speed
1/3200 second
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F/5.6
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135 mm
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400
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Jul 14, 2011, 9:54:53 AM
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Shock Cone by Aventine-Images Shock Cone by Aventine-Images
An F-18 Hornet launched from the deck of the aircraft carrier USS Enterprise producing a shock cone as it punches through the sound barrier during "Operation Enduring Freedom". This NOT a Photoshop effect.

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The shock cone is equal to the white one, but starts at the tip of the aircraft. the white cone we see is the water vapor which is condensed (so we see it like "nebulized water") some fraction of a second AFTER the shock.

Thank you ~Aster1989 for this explanation!
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Kiba928 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014
Always love seeing planes transonic!
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Aventine-Images Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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zomickschallahrecipe Featured By Owner May 21, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing picture done at a very precise moment. Great photo!
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Aventine-Images Featured By Owner May 25, 2014  Professional Photographer
Thank you!
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Ayalem Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Fantastic image and thanks for the watch :)
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Aventine-Images Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thank you! Pretty amazing gallery yourself! Much success,

-David
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peterjdejesus Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, that shutter speed is on FIRE!!!   Great shot!!!  Great timing!!!  With that focal length they must have been flying close.  Very clean shot, awesome composition.. Instant fave and follow!!! 
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Aventine-Images Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Pete! They were about 200 feet or so off the Port side of the ship if memory serves flying from bow to stern and about 100 or so feet off the water. I shot this at high speed at 6.5 frames a second. I have other shots of the cone as it formed but the truth is this all happened so fast if we had not been notified in advance what was going to happen I would have likely missed it. The thing is, just as when I shot the space shuttle Atlantis (STS-129) in November 2009 I realized this little 3 day voyage on the Enterprise was going to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. My camera simply never left my hand and I still didn't get everything I wish now I had. We live and learn Pete.

-David
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peterjdejesus Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Some of the best shots happen because you're in the right place at the right time with your camera in hand.  I have mine everywhere I go.  You definitely turned the odds of luck into your favor by being well prepared.  Just another lesson I've learned from you and it hasn't even been 24 hours.  Ha... :)  Awesome shot again!!  I look forward to more and hope to share some of my own rarities in due time.  
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Aventine-Images Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2013  Professional Photographer
I look forward to seeing them as well Pete.

-D.
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