Most incredible shot - at least I think

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  1. JerBoyd

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    It does not happen often but when the stars align (moon in this case) things can work out.

    http://boyd.zenfolio.com/p631180157/hb108030#hb108030

    So here is the story on the "Moon - Airtran" shot.

    Forgive the pilot jargon - If you need a translation please ask.

    We are heading back from Dobbins AFB today and cruising at FL320. On TCAS we could see that we would be overtaking a jet that was up at FL360. There was a beautiful contrail we were following for quite some time. We requested FL340 from Memphis center and continued to cruise ahead. It just so happened that the moon was set up perfect for the shoot. We pulled the throttles back a touch and followed him for about half an hour. I think I got around 400+ shots with only a few keepers. When you are shooting through 1.5 inches of glass the parallax is terrible.
    However - The result I think worked out.

    Jeremy
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    Very cool! I like it a lot.
     
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    Nicely done
     
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    Very nice shooting..
     
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    outstanding....if that were mine I'd be trying the photo agencies for sales.
     
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    Now there's something you don't see everyday, cool shot :D
     
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    awesome picture! the moon was out in force yesterday.. it was awesome to see it just chillin there at 1 in the afternoon.
     
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    Love it! And, I checked out your link (in siggy) and like your pictures! Planes are not something I see in a photograph everyday so it was fun to look through.:D
     
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    Thanks everyone for the great comments. I hope to be able to find the Captain of the jet and send him a copy.

    Jeremy
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    Wow....
     
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    I'm sure he would love that! Your shot was amazing....good job!
     
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    I just got an e-mail from Airtran Customer service. They said they would forward the photo on to the Chief Pilot and to the two pilots of the jet.

    I hope to hear from them someday.

    Jeremy
     

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