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Saturday February 2, 2013

Sainte-Marie, Canada

Caption: 11h42 PM - Light Pillars; A rare winter phenomenon caused by ice chrytals in parallels in a very particuliar position. This cause the reflexion of the light to us. We need also perfects conditions for this to happen. Thoses ones were particulary intenses, for about 10 minutes, after it faded considerably.The one at the right was NAKED-EYE WHITE!

Manufacturer: Canon

Model: Canon EOS REBEL T3i

Orientation: top - left

x-Resolution: 72.00

y-Resolution: 72.00

Resolution Unit: Inch

Artist: Maxime Bilodeau

YCbCr Positioning: co-sited

Copyright: [None] (Photographer) - (Editor)

Compression: JPEG compression

Exposure Time: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/3.5

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 200

Exif Version: Unknown Exif Version

Components Configuration: Y Cb Cr -

Shutter speed: -5.00 EV (APEX: 0, 32 sec.)

Aperture: 3.62 EV (f/3.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

User Comment:

SubsecTime: 86

SubSecTimeOriginal: 86

SubSecTimeDigitized: 86

FlashPixVersion: FlashPix Version 1.0

Color Space: sRGB

PixelXDimension: 5184

PixelYDimension: 2912

Focal Plane x-Resolution: 5728.18

Focal Plane y-Resolution: 4894.12

Focal Plane Resolution Unit: Inch

Custom Rendered: Normal process

Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type: Standard

InteroperabilityIndex: R98

InteroperabilityVersion: 0100

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42. emixam101
2:00 AM GMT on February 14, 2013
Thanks a lot Heidrun! :)
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41. trailhiker44
6:56 PM GMT on February 10, 2013
Gorgeous capture of a great weather phenomenon !
Thank you for having been there to witness it !
CONGRATULATIONS on your fantastic AC !!!
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40. emixam101
10:26 PM GMT on February 08, 2013
Thank you very much to all of you, I appreciate it! :)
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39. Wanda1948
8:48 PM GMT on February 08, 2013
Hey Max! I am very happy that I could see this unusual weather phenomenon! I've never heard of and never seen! Congratulations!
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38. trigirl
1:35 PM GMT on February 08, 2013
Hi Max! I have never seen this before and in fact, have never heard of ice pillars. Wow, how cool that you were out there with your camera to capture it so we could see it too! Thanks so much for sharing!
Celebrating life, Debra
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37. dixiedaughter
2:48 AM GMT on February 08, 2013
Wow Max thanks for sharing this one. That is amazing and a first for me too. Cool and congratulations!
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36. AETHOMAS
8:14 PM GMT on February 07, 2013
Amazing! :)
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35. BEME
1:46 PM GMT on February 07, 2013
W@W MAX!! THIS IS A 'FIRST' FOR ME!! I have never heard of this occurrence before!! How AWESOME and WUNDERFUL! That you were able to capture this amazing event with your camera,AND the 'Naked Eye'...:O Thank You for sharing!! Congratulations as well on your A/C!! Keep reaching for the stars!!! ;-)))-Mindi
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34. mactoot
5:45 AM GMT on February 07, 2013
I've seen this phenomenon once before but never in such sharp detail. GREAT IMAGE!
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33. Ojiisan
3:08 PM GMT on February 05, 2013
GREAT capture!! THE best light pillar shot I have seen in a long while. Beautiful !!
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32. emixam101
3:02 AM GMT on February 05, 2013
THANK YOU ALLL!!! Yeah I really got lucky to have noticed it IN TIME!! So glad you guys liked it, THANKS! :)
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31. stoneygirl
9:12 PM GMT on February 04, 2013
What a super fantastic phenomenon. You are so lucky to have witnessed that beauty of it all. Excellent capture and so glad you shared it with us. Incredible AC and super congrats!!
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30. tamcat
8:41 PM GMT on February 04, 2013
Amazing! I would freak out if I saw this in person. Congrats on the AC shot. Hope you thawed out by a fire afterwards! -kevin :)
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29. mrwing13
8:39 PM GMT on February 04, 2013
Wow! What an awesome sight! Congrats on a very chilly, AC/VIP!
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28. skwirlwind
4:50 PM GMT on February 04, 2013
Great phenonmenon and description. Thanks for sharing!
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27. Kennebunker
10:53 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Splendid, Max! What a fortunate moment for you, and a treat for all of us to see. Super job, super moment, kudos, and AC congrats to you.
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26. kytxrn
7:21 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Learn something new everyday! I had not heard of this before. Thank you for posting and thanks for the excellent description.
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25. Agris
5:12 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
The exactness in your description is perfect! Thank you!
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24. Skyepony
2:47 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Thanks for braving the cold for this. I'm featuring it in my blog a few days. Very neat.
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23. Talkingrock
2:44 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Wow, you captured another fantastic shot. They are so colorful and beautiful. Congratulations, and stay warm:)
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22. ILLINILASS
2:28 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
WOW, THANKS FOR THE PHOTO. NEVER HEARD OF THEM BEFORE!
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21. hurricanep
2:20 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
AWESOME!!! Congrats!
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20. emixam101
12:57 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Thank you all VERY MUCH!!! Glad you liked it as i did! :) I took this while it was about -14C / 6F outside. I have never seen anything close to this, got lucky to have noticed if from my window! As I say, only for 10 minutes it was that neat! Thank you also approvers for the AC & VIP SELECTIONS!! :)
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19. Kajzar
12:40 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Amazing phenomenon! I've never seen nor even heard of it! Thank you for sharing!
Congratulations!
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18. hoecat
12:24 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Holy Cow Maxime, I've never seen these in my whole life !! Thanks for sharing this cool picture :)
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17. PinkPeony
12:10 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Great shot. I've never seen light pillars before.
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16. noneinc
12:00 AM GMT on February 04, 2013
Great catch!
Congrats!
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15. rds817
11:52 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
I've only seen that one time. Awesome sight.
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14. Bluesmaster
10:30 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Very cool, AC congrats!
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13. ChrisAnthemum
10:15 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
New one on me, Maxime! I learn something here every day. Thanks, and congratulations on your AC!
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12. ruralartist
9:27 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Wow! Never seen anything like this before, thanks for sharing. Congrats on a great AC.
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11. katy99780
9:09 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
AWESOME capture Maxime! I love it! I've never seen so many at the same time!

Congratulations on this STUNNING AC, and excellent VIP as well!
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10. taosmtngirl
8:34 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
So glad you captured these! I saw some out my front window about 3 weeks ago, and couldn't believe my eyes! It was sometime around 3 am, and I was too warm to want to get out my camera and tripod and go outside to shoot it! There were only 3 or 4 of them, and not very bright. Nobody believed me when I told them what I had seen!
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9. WurzelDave
8:19 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Superb capture, can't say i've ever seen that before. Congrats on AC.
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8. newenglandlight
8:17 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Awesome shot! I had never heard of these before. Congrats on this great capture!
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7. ColoradoKat
8:02 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Wow, Maxime! I have never seen this before! I have
seen sun pillars, but not this! What a very cool
sight! Thanks for sharing!
Came back to add CONGRATULATIONS!
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6. Sara99
8:01 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
You are so lucky to have witnessed this! Great capture :)
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5. miyuki
7:59 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Wow, I've read about them but have never seen them, good job!
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4. jerseyshoretoo
7:39 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Excellent shot Maxime, and a very cool phenomenon!
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3. llpj04
7:34 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Something NEW and you captured it!
Great job!
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2. backwardguy
7:26 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
Super cool, Maxime! Outstanding weather capture!
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1. YouKnowWho
7:24 PM GMT on February 03, 2013
What-the-what?!
This is very cool!
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Hi all ! My name is Maxime, I'm 25 years old and I live in a beautiful city called Sainte-Marie de Beauce in Quebec Canada. I love nature and mostly all Meteorogical phenomenons. I enjoy all extremes of mother nature because she has an incredible force. I take photos since Mai 1997 and passed to the numerical in August 2008. I do weather videos since December 2004. I love nature since i was 6 years old. I hope you enjoy and will enjoy a portion of that here on wunderground ! And PLEASE ! NOTE AND COMMENT !!!!! ALWAYS APPRECIATED ! I will comment on yours in return ! I also like to see your pictures everydays because everyone have unique thoughs while taking a photo ! See you all on the site ! Maxime

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