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Aurora New Zealand

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Friday March 9, 2012

Awamoa, New Zealand

Caption: Having monitored the aurora sites it finally arrived. A quick trip to the beach yielded some quite nice photos. The moon was a hindrance as it was very bright and the cloud cover was beginning to thicken but I managed to get these oics. Taken with a Sigma wide angle lens 30 secs exposure at f 4. ISO 400

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: 30 sec.

FNumber: f/4.0

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 400

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: -4.91 EV (APEX: 0, 30 sec.)

Aperture: 4.00 EV (f/4.0)

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: 01

SubSecTimeOriginal: 01

SubSecTimeDigitized: 01

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 1920

PixelYDimension: 1199

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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8. Wanderoo
4:36 PM GMT on March 15, 2012
Congratulations on your World View photo! We do not get to see such sights on the north coast of Florida. My husband & I have been to NZ and are big Kiwi fans. Looking forward to looking at your other photos.
Good on you!
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7. katy99780
7:46 PM GMT on March 12, 2012
GORGEOUS aurora australis!

(I am waiting on the next aurora too, and hoping for clear skies...)

Congratulations on your World View!!
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6. baldi
5:58 PM GMT on March 12, 2012
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5. astrophotographer
9:44 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
The lens was a good choice but the rays were almost reaching the zenith and maybe the fisheye would have been better. I am awaiting the next aurora.
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4. Talkingrock
7:13 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
The lens effect is so cool, what a great shot and instant Favorite!
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3. stoneygirl
6:56 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
Oh Hello what an incredible, awesome, super shot of the aurora. LOVE the lens you used.
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2. Wanda1948
2:49 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
Fantastic shot!
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1. novembergale
2:05 PM GMT on March 09, 2012
Great shot! Thanks so much for sharing!
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About 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 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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