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(Farktography) Farktography Theme of Farktography Contest No. 333: "Airborne". Details and rules in first post. LGT next week's theme   ( divider line
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2011-09-21 8:00:37 PM  
Welcome to Farktography!

This Week's Theme: "Airborne"

: Flying, gliding, falling, or throwing - show something airborne. Difficulty: No clouds or astronomical objects, no holding things up with string (holding them down is fine).

We ask that before submitting your photos you read and adhere to the following submission rules, including but not limited to the following:

- Submissions must be photographs; screen captures do not count as photographs.
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- Please post each photo separately so they can be voted for individually.

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2011-09-21 8:00:56 PM Full Size

Teasing Captain Jack...

biggr on flickr (pops to lightbox)
2011-09-21 8:00:57 PM Full Size

Click for Flickr
"Sorry, Goose, but it's time to buzz a tower. "

2011-09-21 8:01:05 PM  

Like the First Morning
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pops bigger, new window.

2011-09-21 8:01:26 PM  
Flight of the Bumblebee Full Size
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Going up!

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Pelicans. Pops to lightbox.

2011-09-21 8:01:42 PM  
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2011-09-21 8:01:45 PM Full Size

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"Over Macho Grande? No, I don't think I'll ever be over Macho Grande."

2011-09-21 8:01:52 PM  

A Fourth of July, A Quartered Moon
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pops bigger, new window.

2011-09-21 8:01:53 PM Full Size

Into the wild blue yonder

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2011-09-21 8:01:54 PM Full Size

Flying Kites

Click for Flickr.

2011-09-21 8:01:56 PM  
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Osprey. Sanibel Is, FL 2011

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/laden swallow
2011-09-21 8:02:18 PM Full Size

Human Cannonball!

2011-09-21 8:02:31 PM  

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-Pops Better-

2011-09-21 8:02:36 PM Full Size

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"Well, boys, we got three engines out, we got more holes in us than a horse trader's mule, the radio is gone and we're leaking fuel and if we was flying any lower why we'd need sleigh bells on this thing... but we got one little budge on them Rooskies. At this height why they might harpoon us but they dang sure ain't gonna spot us on no radar screen! "

2011-09-21 8:02:36 PM Full Size

Pull !

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2011-09-21 8:02:37 PM  

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No pops--this was from several horizontal and vertical miles away--it is 'popped'. Launched from Yuma, Az, captured well after sunset (groundside) in Phoenix. The do-hickey package had some scientific stuff inside, IIRC

2011-09-21 8:02:49 PM  
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Click for Flickr.

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Too many bugs. Pops to lightbox.

2011-09-21 8:02:57 PM Full Size

Sign and Plane

2011-09-21 8:02:59 PM  

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Airborne Horsepower

Bigr at Flickr

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Plane Spotting

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Mopsy's Front Yard.

2011-09-21 8:03:32 PM  
When you can't decide whether to use streamers or smoke so you use both...

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C-130 Buzzes Ralph Wilson Stadium

Click for Flickr.

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Eric Henderson's 1:6 ccale model flying on an Aerotech G80W

Bigr at Flickr

2011-09-21 8:04:16 PM  
In Flight Farking Full Size
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A Radio Controlled Dragonfly

2011-09-21 8:05:07 PM  
Into the Sun

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-Pops Larger-

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Please click to view bigger lightbox version. It's much better than this small one.

2011-09-21 8:05:20 PM  
I am never flying with this pilot.

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Pops Bigger (new window)
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Pops Bigger (new window)
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Busy Little Bee
Check out the wings!

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Just a bit high

2011-09-21 8:11:03 PM  
On the Attack

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For historical reference, these are the planes used in the movie Tora! Tora! Tora!. They're former US planes that were modified to look like their Japanese counterparts.
2011-09-21 8:11:26 PM  
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I'm Flying!

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Up, up and away!

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Taking off from Lake Union, Seattle

2011-09-21 8:15:55 PM  
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1 of 2
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Shuttle launch; 1/3

/votey enabled this time
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Nice Day for a Flight
This plane surprised me this summer while I was out hiking at high altitude. He made several passes over the ridge I was hiking-this was the closest. 1/3, Pops.

2011-09-21 8:20:01 PM Full Size

Coming in for a landing

Link (new window)

2011-09-21 8:21:05 PM Full Size

MG_5842 by, on Flickr

Hell Within (new window) @ The Worcester Palladium.

2011-09-21 8:21:32 PM Full Size

Gotta go now

Link (new window)

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Night at Reagan International

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2011-09-21 8:24:11 PM  

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Leaving Paradise
A commercial airliner takes off from Honolulu International Airport. 2/3, Pops.

2011-09-21 8:25:33 PM Full Size

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Hope Before The Fall (new window) @ The New Wave Cafe
2011-09-21 8:25:37 PM  

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Seagull at Sunrise

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2011-09-21 8:26:22 PM  

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Kailua Gliding
These guys dropped in on us after taking off from the mountain in the background. I was so surprised to find them landing right on top of us, I forgot to reset my exposure as I scrambled out of their way. 3/3, Pops.

2011-09-21 8:46:02 PM  
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pops to original view

2011-09-21 8:49:46 PM Full Size

I've really got nothing this week, so I'll go for the cheap gag.

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Snow Toss

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Go Fly A Kite
Flying a box kite on a very windy day in 2009.

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Balloon Fest 2010

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Strawberry Basket

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Snow Toss
Version 2

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Passing the sun

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Good Darts

2011-09-21 9:15:02 PM  
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Airborne Lure

2011-09-21 9:15:17 PM  
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Back in the days when we had a manned space program.

STS-9 Columbia, shot from the press site near the Vehicle Assembly Building. Scan from original slide.

2011-09-21 9:17:35 PM  
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Kansas Bone

Kansas Air National Guard B-1B Lancer at the Cleveland National Air Show

2011-09-21 9:21:31 PM  
Russian River Vulture
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2011-09-21 9:33:40 PM  
Landing Side by Side at SFO
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2011-09-21 9:38:46 PM  
Kauaii Longtailed Bird
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Bee finds dandelion, with voting

Mods please delete previous
2011-09-21 10:05:50 PM Full Size

Blue Angels this Summer

2011-09-21 10:07:39 PM Full Size

A Hawk I Disturbed from his Perch
Sorry, dude

2011-09-21 10:08:04 PM  
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Birds at the Airport

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U-Man's Weird Family

My family and I stayed at the Hotel Allegro in Chicago last year.
They had a goofy little nook with white couches and b&w pillows.
U-Man - "Now for this one everybody grab a pillow and throw it up in the air right before the timer goes off."
Family - "OK!"
My family is cool.
2011-09-22 12:01:37 AM Full Size

Taking Flight
A seagull soars just above the ground in La Jolla, CA. Not pictured is my friend running around in circles trying to scare birds so I could get this shot.

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Largest (new window)

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Waiting for a flight to Taiwan, I wandered around the airport trying to find some interesting shots. I found a window where I got a good view of the runway, and started taking some shots of planes as they took off. It took several minutes until a big one swept by at the right point of takeoff for a picture I then there were other photographers standing around me trying to get the same.

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Chinook Full Size

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A seagull taking off from its perch. On the shore of La Jolla, north of San Diego, CA.

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Flying Ring-billed Gull (pops)
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Glow Ride "pops"

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Invasion of the monster kites.

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Lightbox (new window)

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Eastbound end of a westbound blimp. I never could catch up.
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Airplane over Columbia River on approach to PDX

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Millie and Ball
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Osprey in Door County, WI
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Find the B-2 Stealth Flying over Skunkworks: Full Size

Larger Version:

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2011-09-22 12:51:54 AM  
]getting really angry. won't even let me post 72dpi 240 image....]
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Bruce Vento Nature Sanctuary, St. Paul
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Final shot of the quarter...
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High school dance team
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larger here

for some reason, fark won't let me post even a small image of this one.......
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/Indian Peaks, CO, 17k msl, Feb 06.
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/Somewhere in the western US.
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/This one made it into Parachutist.
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taken from the back porch
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"Cessna 60Gulf, traffic 9 o'clock, restricted below you, a heavy 747"

(the black in the lower right is the left landing gear)
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Flying back from lunch with a Mooney off my right wing.
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F-18 Super Hornet
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A 'glory' or circular rainbow. Note the shadow of the plane in the center.
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Heritage flyby P-51, F-4, F-15. MacDill AFB 2008
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On the approach to LAX from the Proud Bird Restaurant.
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The Canadian Snowbirds @Abbotsford International Airshow
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Turbo-Otter over Vancouver
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flying fire sparks 1
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flying fire sparks 2
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Always on the lookout for letters for my alphabetography set, I figured these eyewash fountains made a pretty good "M".
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Photo by 1st. Lieut. James Sullivan (Photo by US Army)

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Sling Load
Photo by 1st. Lieut. James Sullivan (Photo by US Army)

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This crowd surfer at the Flaming Lips show was briefly airborne when he ran out of hands ... he was fine after the faceplant.
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/Mardi Gras
2011-09-22 3:16:33 AM  
The Incomparable Red Arrows (1/3)

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2011-09-22 3:22:44 AM  
The Breitling Wingwalkers (2/3)

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For more, check out the collection on my blog or the Flickr set (both links pop).
2011-09-22 3:24:15 AM  
A change of tack (3/3)

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2011-09-22 3:46:15 AM  
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Heavy Metal Jet Team 6 plane formation (new window)
Wings Over Pittsburgh 2011

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P-51 & F-16 Heritage Flight (new window)
Wings Over Pittsburgh 2011

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Powerboat Races, Key West, November 2010
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Turkey Buzzard to Blue Angel: "You gonna come quiet, or do I have to muss ya up?"
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My girl, Abba, doing what she does best!
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Sorry for the blurriness, but he moves fast, and look at that height!
2011-09-22 11:36:57 AM  
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When preparing to return a shot, it helps to levitate a bit first ...
2011-09-22 12:02:57 PM  
damn, late to the party! Full Size

/no critters were harmed in this photo
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Really, really late...

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Romy and her favorite activity
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Middle of nowhere, Alaska. December, 2009
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