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Light Catchers

Uploaded by: ChandlerMike

Thursday February 2, 2012

AZ, AZ

Caption: Cholla are notorious for capturing light in their needles. Nothing better than a group of these guys as the sun goes down.

Image Description: Cholla are notorious for capturing light in their needles. Nothing better than a group of these guys as the sun goes down.

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6 (Windows)

Artist: Mike Olbinski

Copyright: Copyright © 2012 Mike Olbinski Photography (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 1/2 sec.

FNumber: f/22.0

Exposure Program: Aperture priority

ISO Speed Ratings: 100

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Shutter speed: 0.74 EV (APEX: 1, 1/1 sec.)

Aperture: 8.92 EV (f/22.0)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)

Subject Distance: 1.2 m

Metering Mode: Partial

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 17.0 mm

SubSecTimeOriginal: 85

SubSecTimeDigitized: 85

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 3849.21

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 3908.14

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Auto bracket

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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31. minnesotamom
11:47 PM GMT on March 17, 2012
Whoa!! Never saw Cholla looking so good!! GREAT capture, Mike! :-)
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30. RedRiverGal
3:10 AM GMT on February 28, 2012
Beautiful!
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29. TucsonDoug
10:44 PM GMT on February 27, 2012
One of the best photos I've seen of Teddy Bear Cholla with back lighting! A favorite. Congratulations on your AC.
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28. rebelshooter62
2:01 AM GMT on February 09, 2012
Looks so great on World View. A 10 all the way.
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27. PlanetPest
11:02 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
a stunningly beautiful photo, makes the desert look 'friendly' - congrats on the World View (can see the image large there, 'tis amazing!)
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26. Doesiedoats
4:30 PM GMT on February 08, 2012
Congratulations, Mike, on your AC
and the World View honor.
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25. mellyweb
8:51 PM GMT on February 06, 2012
Stunning image mike!! Congratulations on the AC and being featured on World View!
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24. capthemomnt
2:57 AM GMT on February 04, 2012
That is just outstanding! Love it!
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23. kristinarinell
12:28 AM GMT on February 04, 2012
Beautiful shot! Congratulations!
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22. Motorcyclenut
11:38 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Stunning example of lighting control. Well done.
I don't post many comments...except when deserved.
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21. Wanda1948
11:34 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Fantastic shot, Mike! Congratulations!
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20. Madermade
11:03 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Better than gorgeous! Congratulations!
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19. tomekandjola
9:52 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Gorgeous magical light and scene, great photo, Mike. 10+++
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18. Anttee
9:19 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
My all time favorite. This is awesome.
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17. KSMc
7:58 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Beautiful photo - the light on the Cholla needles is striking.
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16. Maggoo
6:04 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Gorgeous here on WU, stunning on your blog!
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15. highground
5:56 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Chollas are great, unless you get one stuck on your left big toe and then right thumb when trying to get said cactus off big toe. A learning experience in our Borrego Desert a decade or so ago... You've captured their 'soft' look very nicely.
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14. dixiedaughter
5:52 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Gorgeous lighting on this beautiful scene, congratulations!
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13. Wakejumper20
5:40 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Beautiful shot!
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12. Bluesmaster
5:14 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Excellent photo, congratulations!
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11. Biskitten
4:42 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Super AC shot - Congrats, Mike!
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10. tazphotogal
4:38 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
WOW... such great light and depth. Now my favorite---Thatnks for sharing this wonderful shot. Very breathtaking. Karen
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9. SVLover
4:37 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
This is so stunning, Mike. Great shot.
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8. Rescued77
4:22 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Gorgeous image, Mike! Thanks for sharing!
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7. ruralartist
3:48 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Nice pic!
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6. got2dogs
3:38 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Soooo beautiful Mike! congrats!!
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5. ChandlerMike
3:29 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Thanks so much guys. If you all might want to see a bigger look at it, it's on my blog. It feels a bit small over on WU when it's in portrait orientation :)

Gaggle of Cholla

Thanks for the AC Wunderground!!! Love you guys!
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4. catilac
3:16 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Lovely Mike, Congratulations!
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3. spiritjoy
3:07 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Happy to be your 1st fav! Man that's pretty!
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2. beanhead
3:04 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Happy to be your 5th 10!
Gorgeous!
Congrats on the AC!
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1. gusbuster
2:52 PM GMT on February 03, 2012
Shakti-"To Be Able"--To have potential.
Loving the idea of the potential they have in capturing light and radiating it through them. So beautiful to capture, better to be the one who captures heart and soul and radiates through a beaming smile-TTG Sweet touch of the shutter and gorgeous moment.
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About ChandlerMike

ChandlerMike

Just a weather nut living in Phoenix, Arizona. Love to take pictures of everything from weather, clouds and lightning, to my daughter, friends and anything else that strikes me as cool.I maintain a modest little blog at MikeOlbinski.com where I post photos of things related to weather and a variety of other stuff.If you are interested in prints or to see my entire gallery, please visit my Photoshelter site!

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