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Iridium #34 Flare

Uploaded by: llpj04

Thursday March 13, 2014

ponchatoula la, LA

Caption: My first capture of an iridium flare. I didn't know it at the time but the faint line under the flare was the beginning of the parhelic circle

Manufacturer: NIKON CORPORATION

Model: NIKON D5000

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Exposure Time: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/8.0

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ISO Speed Ratings: 320

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Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.60 EV (f/3.5)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Light Source: 0

Flash: Flash did not fire.

Focal Length: 18.0 mm

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Exposure Mode: Manual exposure

White Balance: Auto white balance

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Focal Length In 35mm Film: 27

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2. llpj04
2:49 AM GMT on March 16, 2014
Thanks Steve it was fun to learn how to find them in our big old night sky. I just didn't know for sure how much to zoom in and where exactly to point my lens for the best shot of the flare.
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1. backwardguy
2:27 AM GMT on March 16, 2014
Very cool capture! Charlotte!
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llpj04

I have always loved taking pictures and WU makes it even more fun. It is a great site thanks to the approvers, all who manage the photos, and the wonderful WU photo friends. People at many levels of ability sharing their world and photography experience. In the process friendships are made and learning takes place as well as the chance to see the world!

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