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Photo Uploaded: Jun 12 2012 03:51:16 GMT
Taken: 2012:06:11 17:41:32
Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION
Shutter: 10/40000 sec
Focal Length: 375mm
Wild fire out my back door today. All is under control, BLM will be there all night watching for flares. My fireman is home safe and sound. Don't much like it when they are this close.
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Jun 12 2012 05:12 GMT
All good ending news - a smart capture too!
Jun 12 2012 12:17 GMT
wow.! glad you all are ok.!!!
Jun 12 2012 14:55 GMT
your right ..i would be scared to with a fire that close !
great catch of a firefighter aircraft ..i always thought they use much larger aircrafts for it !!
Jun 13 2012 20:04 GMT
Hans, unfortunately many of the big tankers have crashed, and the numbers are way down. These single engine air tankers, really were best for this job, they could get in and down close, where a big tanker could not have. I am not sure how many of the big tankers are left. We just lost 2 here in Nevada June 3.
Jun 14 2012 23:28 GMT
a dangerous job beeing a pilot on these waterbombers !!
Jun 15 2012 02:44 GMT
Too close for comfort, glad they have it under control.
Jul 27 2012 17:06 GMT
Interesting and a Great capture. I hope they get it out soon!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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