Picture of the year (so far) – V-22 Osprey in Iraq

The US Marine Corps has just released this rare image of an MV-22 Osprey tiltrotor operating in Iraq – there are green rotor-tip lights, the Marines now tell me. (US Navy photo)


2 Responses to Picture of the year (so far) – V-22 Osprey in Iraq

  1. the woracle 7 February, 2008 at 7:27 pm #

    Here’s the link (I will add it to the post, too)


  2. Joe Kane 20 June, 2008 at 10:14 pm #

    Hey, thanks for posting my photo! If anyone wants to know more about it just send me an email.

    A couple things about this photo (I get lots of questions);

    No, there was no photoshop work done on it… what you see is what I shot.

    Camera: Sony R1
    Exposure: 10 seconds on shutter priority mode

    I had only a few minutes to get this shot and had no tripod with me so I propped the camera on the ground and set the shutter delay timer. I took a total of 14 shots before I had to get back on the Osprey for the flight to Fallujah. This was the only “perfect shot” I got out of the 14.

    MCC(SW) Joe Kane
    Fleet Combat Camera Pacific

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