Photographing and timing

We were in Lisbon and on our last night there we had a hotel room with a view over a glass roof that covered the reception area. It was a full moon night and early in the morning, as I was trying to capture the reflection of the full moon that was hiding behind the next-door building, a plane from the national airline TAP Portugal flew by.

Luckily I managed to capture it, but then I suddenly thought to myself that since the hotel was nearby the airport, it would probably be possible to capture some more flight-photos from the same window? After all, the airplanes always follow the same route when they approach the airport for landing…
Sure enough: the flights kept coming, so I got to shoot more photos (and I also got to snap some shots after breakfast).

I guess these photos show that when it comes to photographing, timing is important.

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What about you? Do you have any photos to share where the timing has been the key to get a good result? If so, please add a link in the comment field.