Can anyone explain why the far left egg looks most exploded?


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FourteenMiles
May 21, 2011, 10:19 PM
Can anyone explain why the egg on the far left is the most exploded when it appears to have been hit last?

Here:

http://i.imgur.com/6XcDN.jpg

Found on this website:

http://www.ryanmatthewsmith.com/

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joeq
May 21, 2011, 10:29 PM
I would assume it's because all the material from the previous eggs is being forced through the last egg. You could say the bullet has expanded the most as it reached the last egg but I'm not sure the bullet would expand much at all through eggs. With a FMJ expansion would be irrelevant.

JackTheRipper
May 21, 2011, 11:06 PM
Looks like each egg to the left of the other egg is blocking the explosion. The far left egg is the only egg that isn't being blocked...

LibShooter
May 21, 2011, 11:24 PM
Maybe it's like a Newton's Cradle (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newton's_cradle). Most of the force is transferred to the last egg like all the force of the first swinging ball is transferred to the last without moving those in the middle.

Maybe?

junebug
May 22, 2011, 01:21 PM
The bullet is a hydraulic force multiplier and the last egg gets it all.

dovedescending
May 22, 2011, 02:02 PM
I really thought this was a political post...

dmazur
May 22, 2011, 02:32 PM
Not knowing what bullet / velocity is involved, I can only guess. It could be bullet expansion, showing the effects by the time it gets to the egg on the far left.

(If I was inclined to sacrasm, I'd say you shouldn't expect rational behavior from anything on the far left...but that really wouldn't answer the question. :) )

T.A.Sharps
May 22, 2011, 02:48 PM
It is internal ballistics. Any bullet will do the same thing, not just hollow points.

You will want to research Hydrostatic Shock

Basically the "blast" has to do with the bullets energy and the material it is pushing.

Here is just one sight I found quick talking about it:

http://www.scopedin.com/articles/editorials/the-fascinating-topic-of-hydrostatic-shock/

4thPointOfContact
May 22, 2011, 08:35 PM
I'm going to go with "it's because of the shutter" wiping from one direction to the next.
Ever see one of those ol' timey photographs of race cars at speed, back when men were men and the tracks were wooden? It looks like the tires are oblong and leaning forward because the shutter swiped from one side of the lens to the other.
http://wapedia.mobi/thumb/4176501/en/fixed/470/323/Bundesarchiv_Bild_183-1991-1209-503%252C_Autorennen_im_Grunewald%252C_Berlin.jpg?format=jpg

leadcounsel
May 22, 2011, 09:30 PM
Tumble? Eggs are conical and could cause even the slightest wobble in a bullet due to their irregular shape and the liquid inside. From right to left, the bullet hits the convex shape, then liquid, then concave shape, then convex shape, then liquid, and so forth... It would seem that that would interrupt the normal bullet path and create wobble/instability.

WNTFW
May 22, 2011, 09:54 PM
Found on this website:
http://www.ryanmatthewsmith.com/

I was impressed by the photography web site in general.

T.A. - wouldn't it be terminal ballistics? Internal, External and then Terminal.

The bullet expanding and possibly taking different course through the eggs would be my bet. The bullet looks like it veers upward slightly as it passes through the eggs. Bullets do similar through windshields, so maybe that is happening. Or the bullet is just aimed ever so slightly upwards. Then maybe not.

LibShooter
May 22, 2011, 10:06 PM
I'm going to go with "it's because of the shutter" wiping from one direction to the next.

I don't think that's it. High speed pix like those eggs are made with an ultra short duration flash or a high speed electronic shutter.

Those old leaning car pictures were made by focal plane shutters, a slit that traveled across the film "painting" the image on the film.

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