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Southern Lights

Uploaded by: astrophotographer

Wednesday January 25, 2012

Awamoa, New Zealand

Caption: At long last an aurora. It has been a couple of years since we last saw one in Oamaru and even though the aurora was not bright it was well worth the trip to the beach at 11:30pm. The heavens were sparkling like jewels and the added bonus was the colour saturation in the aurora. 120 second exposure f4.5 ISO 800.

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: 81 sec.

FNumber: f/4.5

Exposure Program: Manual

ISO Speed Ratings: 800

Exif Version: Exif Version 2.21

Shutter speed: -6.34 EV (APEX: 0, 80 sec.)

Aperture: 4.34 EV (f/4.5)

Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV

MaxApertureValue: 3.62 EV (f/3.5)

Metering Mode: Pattern

Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode.

Focal Length: 10.0 mm

SubsecTime: 00

SubSecTimeOriginal: 00

SubSecTimeDigitized: 00

Color Space: Uncalibrated

PixelXDimension: 1200

PixelYDimension: 567

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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29. MojaveDesertRat
1:18 AM GMT on January 29, 2012
WOW!!!
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28. Lucytoo
4:24 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
What a remarkable image! The vivid colors are really eye openers!
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27. maxa
2:56 PM GMT on January 28, 2012
Really very interesting colours...
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26. TanyaMass
5:15 PM GMT on January 27, 2012
Amazing colors!
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25. Katie321
5:44 AM GMT on January 27, 2012
Fantastic!
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24. astrophotographer
12:18 AM GMT on January 27, 2012
Thanks to all that have viewed the photo of the Southern Lights. The response is so humbling and I really enjoy showing to the world what we can see in our little country of New Zealand, especially down in the mainland (South Island)
Thank you all.
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23. Kennebunker
11:08 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
Such a royal image - love that deep purple with glistening stars , bordered by the aurora. Incredible! Kudos to you, and congrats on the Blue Border!
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22. WurzelDave
8:49 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
Superb shot, congrats on getting VIP & AC.
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21. wxlvr05
4:57 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
Absolutely gorgeous!
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20. gardner48197
4:06 PM GMT on January 26, 2012
Love the colors!!! 10+++ FAV, Congrats!!
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19. LadyWriter
8:59 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
so very beautiful, congratulations!
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18. hurricanep
2:49 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
AWESOME! Congrats!
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17. Bluesmaster
12:48 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
Very nice, congratulations!
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16. dixiedaughter
12:31 AM GMT on January 26, 2012
Awesome shot, congratulations and thanks for sharing!
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15. PhilsWeatherZone
11:30 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Stunning!
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14. LindyLu60
10:47 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
terrific! congrats to you!
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13. TucsonDoug
10:37 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Magnificent capture. Congratulations on your AC.
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12. newenglandlight
10:36 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Gorgeous image! So different from the Northern lights, but equally beautiful!
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11. catilac
10:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Beautiful shot, thanks for sharing this jewel with us! Congratulations!
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10. SVLover
10:06 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Awesome!
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9. Wanda1948
9:53 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Beautiful! Congratulations!
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8. mcgino
9:38 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
How fabulous, thanks so much for sharing!!
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7. gilg72
9:38 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Fabulous photo Thank you for sharing.
Congratulations on the VIP.
Update: Congrats on the AC!
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6. sweetsqrl
9:36 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
OMG, the colors are BEAUTIFUL! Congrats!
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5. nanapoo
9:35 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Fantastic! I would LOVE to see this some day :) Thanks for sharing! Congrats!!
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4. katy99780
8:39 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Beautiful Aurora Australis!

Thank you SO MUCH for taking the time and energy to get this photo!
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3. stoneygirl
8:23 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
This is just spectacular. I went out to see if I could see anything but no luck. Too many clouds around me. I am so amazed by the beauty of photos like yours. Excellent capture and the colors are just wonderful. Thanks for sharing the beauty.
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2. Doug484
8:17 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
The purple of the aurora is really cool - thanks for putting your exposure settings in there. I am constantly experimenting, and often borrow others settings.
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1. beanhead
8:00 PM GMT on January 25, 2012
Fantastic!
Thanks for sharing!
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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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