Uploaded: September 27, 2006 20:30:27


f/9, 1/400s, Canon 100-400mm IS, 125 ISO. These Thuderbirds were flying at Fairchild AFB during Skyfest 2006.


Pat Gamwell September 27, 2006

Another exquisitely captured view of these fabulous 'birds'!!! Wonderful! #530471

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic September 28, 2006

Nice capture. Love how you got four together. #3378920

Eric A. Betanoff September 28, 2006

I love air shows, and this picture is great. The Blue Angels are better though! #3379475

Carla Metzler September 28, 2006

Love it!! #3380260

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe September 28, 2006

Thanks Pat, Kay, Eric and Carla!:) #3382069

Ronald F. Fischer October 01, 2006

Fantastic capture, Jim!! As you probably saw from my gallery, I also had the pleasure of photographing the Thunderbirds a couple of months ago at the air show hosted by the Grand Forks Air Force Base. #3394780

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 19, 2006

Perfection with great timing and framing, Jim!! Great work!! #3475029

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 20, 2006

Thanks Ronald and Susana!:) Ronald, I have indeed viewed your many fine Thunderbird images!!!:) #3476469

Jenny Bosmans October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this great Finalist, Jim! :) #3501534

Brian Lobdell October 26, 2006

Hey Jim! Congrats on this great telephoto capture! I love the vertical aspect, which really gives one the feeling of "way up in the wild blue yonder"! Good luck in the next round! #3501583

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. Good luck in the next round. #3503109

Claudia Kuhn level-classic October 26, 2006

Terrific capture Jim, congrats! #3503201

Nobu Nagase October 26, 2006

Congratulations, Jim!!! #3503763

Jill Flynn level-classic October 26, 2006

Love the vertical orientation for these soaring Thunderbirds. FANTASTIC capture. Congratulations on your finalist Jim! #3504829

Tammy Scott level-classic October 26, 2006

Congratulations on another gorgeous finalist #3505406

Su Sana E. P level-classic October 26, 2006

Congatulations, Jim!! #3505602

Kristi A. Howson October 26, 2006

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist and Best Of Luck in the next round Jim. Awesome! #3505755

Stanley J. Contrades October 26, 2006

Fantastic capture, Jim and CONGRATULATIONS once again! Miss seeing these guys and really enjoyed their flying skills whenever they put on a show at the bases I was at! Best of luck to you with all of your Finalists in the next round!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #3506317

Michael Khoury October 27, 2006

A big congratulations Jim !!!...
M #3506653

Laura Clay-Ballard October 27, 2006

Awesome shot! congrats! #3507597

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 27, 2006

Thanks Jenny, Brian, Kay, Claudia, Nobi, Jill, Tammy, Susana, Kristi, Stan, Michael and Laura!:) #3507912

Evy Johansen level-classic October 27, 2006

Big congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Jim! #3508175

Mick Burkey level-classic October 27, 2006

Congratulations on the finals, Jim! Fantastic capture!! #3509275

Deborah Sandidge October 27, 2006

Amazing and colorful capture Jim - congratulations!! #3510619

Cliff & Patti Smith October 27, 2006

Congratulations on this well deserved finalist Jim! #3510753

Sharon Day level-classic October 27, 2006

Awesome shot, Jim!!! I had the chance to see the Blue Angels perform a few weeks ago and they went straight up like that. It seemed as though they were going slow and could stall at any second and fall right back down. It's fun and scary to watch! Great capture!!! Congratulations and good luck next round! #3511242

Jill Odice level-classic October 27, 2006

Very cool :-) Good luck in the next round Jim! #3511802

Linda Boehme level-classic October 28, 2006

Congrats on this well deserved finalist, Jim. #3513105

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Outstanding work Jim; congrats on your excellent Finalist!! Jeff #3513524

Terry R. Hatfield October 28, 2006

Hi Jim! Congrats On A Beautiful Finalist And Good Luck;-) #3513659

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Thanks Evy, Mick, Deborah, Patricia, Sharon, Jill, Linda, Jeff and Terry!:) #3513748

Noel Baebler October 28, 2006

HUZZAH, Jim!!! #3514242

Stephen Zacker October 28, 2006

Fantastic. Congratulations #3515133

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Thank you Noel and Stephen!:) #3515566

Linda Proctor October 28, 2006

Congratulations Jim!!! Awesome image!! #3515579

Sherry Sturgis October 28, 2006

A BIG Congratulations on this terrific finalist, Jim!!! #3515601

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe October 28, 2006

Thank you Linda and Sherry!:) #3516215

Anne D. Eigen November 03, 2006

Congratulations on the magnificent finalist, Jim!!! #3541612

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett January 04, 2007

Super Finalist, Jim ... Excellent!

Steve Hurkett #3779340

Jim Kinnunen level-deluxe January 07, 2007

Thank you Anne and Steve!:) #3792321

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