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Solar Eclipse 2012 from Oamaru NZ

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Wednesday November 14, 2012

Oamaru, New Zealand

Caption: The day dawned almost cloudless. Not for long BUT at the most critical time it albeit cleared. The thin cloud cover was a blessing as it was possible to use the 400mm lens without the sun filter. The shot was at maximum moon cover. Also the Bz for the aurora is at -8 so it could be a great time for the Aurora Australis tonight as long as the wind keeps up and the clouds are blown away.

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17. Agris
8:32 PM GMT on November 15, 2012
Clear story of eclipse!!!
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16. Faasai
6:58 AM GMT on November 15, 2012
Fantastic shot!Congratulations on a well deserved new AC!
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15. EnjoyingUtah
8:26 PM GMT on November 14, 2012
Amazing capture!! Congratulations.
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14. astrophotographer
7:27 PM GMT on November 14, 2012
Just an update on the auroral hope. The Bz dropped at about 2200 local time to about -3 not much of a hope to spot the aurora as well as that it rained and a full cloud cover. Oh well there is always "next time"
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13. angelafritz (Admin)
6:36 PM GMT on November 14, 2012
I love that it was just a tad cloudy yesterday -- it makes these photos so much more interesting! :)
12. nanapoo
2:45 PM GMT on November 14, 2012
Awesome! Congrats!
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11. tomekandjola
2:14 PM GMT on November 14, 2012
Excellent, thanks for sharing.
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10. stoneygirl
7:23 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Wow, what a wonderful thing you all got to see. Incredible photo and an awesome AC too. Congratulations on this beauty of a shot.
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9. astrophotographer
6:02 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
I was quite surprised as well to see the sunspots clearly, especially as I used the 40D instead of the 5D. So far it has been cloudy most of the day and the sun is not shining at all.
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8. fotomacc
2:43 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Tony - I was hoping you would be able to see it. I was lucky being a bit further north. I also could not have done it without the cloud cover. Congrats on your AC.
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7. CalicoBass
2:28 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Beautiful capture, Congrats on your AC!
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6. beanhead
2:22 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Very cool..love seeing the sunspots,too!
AC congrats!
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5. Kennebunker
2:11 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Superb shot, Tony, and great weather reporting, too. Kudos, and AC congratulations on your new Blue Border.
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4. ChrisAnthemum
2:10 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
You wouldn't be so lucky as to have an eclipse and aurora on the same day!?! Congrats on your AC for this great shot!
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3. gilg72
1:51 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
A Wonderful Solar Eclipse shot. Thank you for sharing. Congratulations on the AC & VIP!
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2. catilac
1:07 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Outstanding shot, Congratulations on the ac and vip!
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1. WurzelDave
12:44 AM GMT on November 14, 2012
Great shot & congrats on AC. Hope the auroras come your way!
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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 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. 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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