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The Cloud

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Tuesday June 14, 2011

Holmes Hill, New Zealand

Caption: A warm night with a NW wind and the lenticular clouds are out. With the moon behind the cloud and the stars visible it was a nice night.It is warm for this time of the year and approaching the shortest day. No snow on the mountains but plenty of tremors from the quakes in Christchurch makes for interesting times.

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11. 77251
5:41 AM GMT on June 15, 2011
Know how there are cozies for tea pots? This is aq Moon Cozy.
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10. fredonia
11:22 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
It got a 10 from me in Alabama USA
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9. astrophotographer
8:51 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
Thanks for all the accolades, it is very humbling indeed. It was a remarkable night for pictures and warm, 12 C at 1am..... but in saying that I would like the mountains to be at least have a dusting of snow, even if it is to indicate winter is here. Maybe it will be this weekend as bad weather is forecast.
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8. kippic
7:00 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
Great night shot.
Congratulations on the AC.
Rating moved up another notch.
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7. crazygiraffelady
5:54 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
I moved it to 9.6 on the 12th vote!
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6. SVLover
4:53 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
Lenticular at night! Very unique. I love it and congratulations. Got you up another point. :)
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5. trailhiker44
4:38 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
Unique lenticular cloud at night illuminated by the moon ! A stunning shot !
Congratulations on your AC !!!
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4. Clabo
3:26 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
Yeah, I have *zero* faith in ratings, as I'd expect a great shot like this to be the 5th 10, and then you see some crappy rating instead.

Yah, well, 10 from me, at least...
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2. Willow13
2:37 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
I hoped to say "5th TEN!", but there must be people on this site that hate clouds! Ironic, isn't it! I've noticed how a lot of the great cloud photography is low rated ... oh well ... the rating system is so flawed that it's not a very good indicator of anything really. This is a remarkable capture! Thanks for sharing it and stay safe from those tremors and aftershocks! So sorry to hear of the 6.0 earthquake yesterday and sadly the death of an elderly nursing home patient. I hope the other injuries aren't life threatening.
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1. Suzell
1:38 PM GMT on June 14, 2011
fascinating shot - congratulations. The lenticulars are magical and even more so at night and with that moon. We are heading toward our longest day herein our hemisphere. Watch your far we're quiet here in California :-)
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I am very keen on astrophotography, atmospherics and nature photography.The passion for photography has been with me for 60 odd years and is still as strong as ever.My first camera was a 127 format given to me when I was 8yrs old, my father showing us how to develop film, in the bathtub, needless to say it became stained much to my mothers annoyance.I guess my profession, Radiography, was a natural way to combine taking pictures with a hobby, most radiographers in my training years had cameras so we all took photos and compared them, always striving to outdo each other.I have always had an interest in Infra-Red photography and we used to play around with IR film in the B&W days, of course we have advanced so much in the digital world of IR I had my camera converted for IR was a bonus as the exposures are as if it was a white light camera. Fast shutter speeds and the resulting images are sometime bad but mostly intriguing. Although I enjoy my work in helping the patient the time has come at the end of 2014 to drop to three days a week, get out on my motorcycle(s) and take a few more photos of the natural world.

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