Planespotting at JFK

Hey all!
Today, I braved the 25 degree cold and wind, and headed out to JFK to spot in the afternoon and evening. It really made for some beautiful shots. I took a lot, here are some of my best ones. All pictures are mine, please ask permission before use.
Enjoy!
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American A321

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JetBlue A321

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Delta 767-400

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American 737-800

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Bravo Lima Uniform Echo (JetBlue A320)

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Aeromexico E190

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Egyptair 777-300ER finishing up a 12 hour flight from Cairo

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JetBlue E190

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Backlit Etihad A388 climbing out to Abu Dhabi

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Kilo Lima Mike being photobombed by a seagull

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Belly of the American 767-300

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Delta 767-300

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Now I went to Inwood Park. On top of seeing the arrivals, you could hear the rumble/roar of when a plane began its takeoff roll!

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Etihad 777-300ER on short final for 31R

As the landings on 31R were distant from this park, I was able to see them clearly but didn’t get any pictures.

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@DeltaCRJ-900

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JetBlue A321

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Delta 737-900ER

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Delta 737-900ER with the tower in the background

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I’m not sure if the passengers of this American 757-200 were too happy about coming to 25 degree NY from the 80 degree Caribbean.

The majority of the landings were on 31R, as there was a very long line of planes waiting to takeoff from 31L, I was able to make out some of it from the park. So we went to a Costco parking lot, close to Popeyes which was my first location.

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Iberia A330-200

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JetBlue A320 with🦈lets

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Alitalia A330-200

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Blue berries

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🚨BEACON SHOT🚨 American E145

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Delta 767-300

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American 737-800 which diverted to JFK from MIA (was supposed to go to BOS)

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**Backlit (MD88?)

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🚨ANOTHER BEACON SHOT🚨 Royal Jordanian 787-8!

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American A321

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Qantas Queen! Not really happy with the way this came out though.

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Speedbird 777-200. Did you know that BA has 9 nonstop daily flights from LHR-JFK? They even have 1 daily nonstop from EGKK-JFK.

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Aeroflot A330-300

After this, JFK switched to the 22’s, but it was pretty dark so we headed home.
My camera is a Canon Rebel T6i, with a 75-300MM lens. I hope you enjoyed these pictures!

Also, check out my aviation account for more cool pictures!

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Should come out and spot me in January 😏

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Nice photos! A little tip: If they’re using 22L & R for landings, go to the Rosedale LIRR station. It’s above the trees and you’ll get some really great views.

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Those are some beautiful photos!

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Great pictures overall! Very well done. @jrraviation, come check these out!

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Awesome pictures! I always wanted to spot at JFK, so many international heavies

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Awesome photos! New camera is paying off already!

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Awesome shots kid. I was wondering why you were NOT bothering me ALL day on slack

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Some cracking photos, well done!

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Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing (y)

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Amazing Photos!! Might have to meet you to spot one day :)

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Wow great pics! royal jordanian I love

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Great pictures! I especially like that Delta CRJ-900 you got. :)

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Great captures. I love the jetblue A320 shot.

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Nice pictures. Here are a few tips:

You can notice that some of your pictures are a bit blurry due to low light in the sky. Try using a lower shutterspeed and pan those airplanes. You will get better effects.

Technique:

Try continuous shooting mode, and make sure you are in the proper camera holding position when panning. Point on a spot on the airplane that you want to focus on, for example, the engine.

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I completely forgot I made a whole different topic on Panning:

(Be sure to pan when in low light conditions for better results)

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Nice pictures! :) Really like the light in some of them!

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The photo of the Etihad 77W flying low over the park as the sun is setting just looks so beautiful!

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Going to ISP today to catch a bunch of beauties including the Southwest 737 MAX!
@JRRaviation as it will be late in the afternoon as well I’ll use your advice!

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Just went to JFK too yesterday, yep it was very cold.

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