Aurora Australis (astronomy clouds ). Photo by astrophotographer
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Aurora Australis

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Wednesday May 1, 2013

Oamaru, New Zealand

Caption: A welcome sight in the SW sky.It has been a long time between sightings and this was quite unexpected but a fitting end to a nice day. Taken using a Canon 8-15mm fisheye lens, at 15mm. A stunning lens to use and great for the capturing of the aurora

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11. Cowgazer
8:14 PM GMT on May 02, 2013
Awesome capture
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10. astrophotographer
2:28 AM GMT on May 02, 2013
Thanka for all the positive feedback. This was a great surprise to find that the conditions were right for an aurora and a chance to try out the new lens. A magnificent lens and I would have liked to have used it for a "bubble panorama" but the aurora would need to be much brighter to have a shorter exposure time and the software to stitch it finds it difficult to stitch when the image is dark. Exposures last night were 60-90 seconds. We await the next show
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9. mellyweb
2:16 AM GMT on May 02, 2013
super shot, congratulations!
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8. Kajzar
11:29 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Fantastic shot! Congratulations!
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7. lorik
6:57 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
LOVEit!
Congratulations on your new AC!!!:-)
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6. Wanda1948
6:29 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Amazing shot! Congratulations!
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5. TucsonDoug
5:44 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Wonderful capture. Congratulations on your new AC.
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4. mactoot
2:43 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
Sweet! Ah, the Magellanic Clouds I believe? A treat for those of us living in the northern latitude! And thanks for the tip on the Canon lens - I've been considering that one!
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3. gusbuster
2:42 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
In the eyes of an angel, so much beauty and comfort there, so beautiful at the end of the day to find something so sweet to hang onto, lovin the over the shoulder view. Special moments. Like
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2. gardner48197
12:58 PM GMT on May 01, 2013
What a beauty, AC Congrats!!
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1. Kennebunker
10:05 AM GMT on May 01, 2013
Amazing phenomenon! Beautifully photographed, and a delight to see!
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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. 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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