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Comments (14)

Itallica on August 18, 2012

Cool take!

Leo Roundtree on August 18, 2012

Thank you, Tery*.

Leo Roundtree on August 20, 2012

Can you imagine doing this for a living. Lex?! Boomers sometimes say, when asked what they do in the Air Force, that they lie on their stomach and pass gas. :)

Best wishes, Leo

or_chano-Si Pano! No… on August 21, 2012

Buena foto, ha tenido que ser un placer el realizarla desde esa altura. Me gusta. Saludos cordiales. Nacho

Leo Roundtree on August 23, 2012

Thank you, Nacho, for your kind comments and Like. Yes the view from the boom operator's "office" is fantastic.

Best regards, Leo

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 24, 2012

wow! this one is he best in my opinion!! Very interesting to see all details of refuel! Btw it's very interesting to see that there's no ice on the glass you making photos through! usually when I travel by jet there's always something on the illuminator!

Leo Roundtree on August 24, 2012

Thank you, Dmitriy.
I posted these photos for all my Pano friends, but especially with you in mind because I know you share my love of airplanes. Yes the window was very clear and ice free. When we flew to Hawaii in December, I could not get good photos of the F-15 refueling because the window had some de-icing fluid on it. As this was a "media flight" for the TV folks the window was very clean. Best wishes, Leo

Дмитрий Валтонен on August 24, 2012

Thank you, Leo! Oh yes! It always happens when I fly a jet they wash whole belly with this green liquid and everything is like in mist! Warm greetings from Moscow))

Leo Roundtree on August 30, 2012

Yes, *Dmitriy, that is what happened on the flight to Hawaii. Luckily the side windows were pretty clear and I was able to get a few shots there.

Best wishes, Leo

Roger Narbonne on November 15, 2012

Je te Salut, Léo. ☞ Voici une très jolie photo bien net prise du ravitailleur avec ce jet de chasse. La chance que tu as de pouvoir monter à bord. J’ajoute un Like 2 à cette prise.

Mes Amitiés de city Narbonne, France. Roger.

Leo Roundtree on November 21, 2012

Merci, Roger. Meryl et moi étions très chanceux d'être sur ce vol pour prendre ces photos. Je suis contente que tu les aimes .

Meilleurs vœux, Leo

cindy555 on March 31, 2013

Great shot Leo and LIKED

Thank You for the Easter wish , Hope you and Meryl have a lovely Easter also...Best wishes Marion:-)

Leo Roundtree on March 31, 2013

Thank you, Marion.

Tolis Giannakopoulos on November 20, 2013

Great shot Leo

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on August 18, 2012
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Leo Roundtree
    • Camera: Canon EOS REBEL T1i
    • Taken on 2012/08/13 09:59:10
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 50.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash