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The Southern Lights

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Sunday June 17, 2012

Awamoa, New Zealand

Caption: The double CME impact on Earth resulted in an auroral display. Although one could not see the colours of the aurora the camera could. The display would have been better but for the cloud cover. Exposure was 120 secs @ f3.5 ISO 1000

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS 40D

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS3 Windows

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 96 sec.

FNumber: f/3.5

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 1000

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: -6.58 EV (APEX: 0, 96 sec.)

Aperture: 3.61 EV (f/3.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.00 EV (f/2.8)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 10.0 mm

SubsecTime: 64

SubSecTimeOriginal: 64

SubSecTimeDigitized: 64

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 1200

PixelYDimension: 800

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 4438.36

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4445.97

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

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14. dixiedaughter
11:31 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Saw this on facebook and it is fantastic. Congratulations!!!
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13. astrophotographer
10:30 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Thanks for all the positive comments.Amazing. I am pleased to post this natural phenomena as many folk, even down in the south here have not seen an aurora and have lived here for years.
Thanks
Tony
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12. wfs33
4:29 PM GMT on June 20, 2012
Outstanding subject and composition! Thanks for the exposure info.
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11. CythiaSue
2:55 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
beautiful!
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10. catilac
2:54 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Fantastic! Congratulations!
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9. DCsmommy
2:23 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Oh my goodness....what a sight to behold!
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8. Nikongranny
2:21 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Fabulous scenic. Congratts on the AC and 10 from SW Iowa
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7. Willow13
1:53 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
13th TEN!
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6. beanhead
1:50 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
So very cool!
Congrats!
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5. polishprinz1
1:50 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Astro ! absolutely outstanding! please continue to post your achievements!
... a 10 + !!! ............. pp fl. ...usa
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4. Bluesmaster
1:10 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Superb, AC congrats!
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3. kristinarinell
1:10 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Beautiful! Congratulations!
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2. relishthejourney
1:05 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Fascinating, love the color, and there appears to be such depth behind the clouds! Wonderful shot!!
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1. Kennebunker
12:46 AM GMT on June 20, 2012
Wow, oh wow! This is gorgeous, and very well done! What a treat to see this phenomenon.
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astrophotographer

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 only...it 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. A surprise celebration awaited me at work the other day, to mark my 50 years in Radiography, a long time in one profession, but an enjoyable time and would I choose the same path in life, yes I would. I have met many wonderful people even though their time on this planet was limited, they have been a person I will remember fondly.At last I have acquired a Canon 5D Mkii. It has been a dream of mine for a while to have a full frame digital camera. The wide angle lenses are great and cover the 180 degrees I have longed for when photographing the aurora. The definition if the photos is quite amazing and I am very pleased with the results. Keep an eye out for some more photos.

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