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#1 Jared

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:15 PM

Here is an image of Comet Pan-STARRS taken from Oakland, CA overlooking the Port of Oakland and the Bay Bridge with the thin, crescent moon illuminated by Earthshine.

Roughly a 1s exposure taken on 3/13/13 at approximately 02:30 UT. Wish it had been a bit less overcast. Nikon D700 with a 70-200AFS-VR lens coupled to a 1.4 tele-extender for a final focal length of 280mm @ f/4. ISO 800.

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#2 ToxMan

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:23 PM

Beautiful :applause:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:26 PM

Thanks, ToxMan!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 01:41 PM

Great shot Jared :cool: Fantastic composition!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 02:46 PM

Thanks, Robert!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 05:14 PM

That's an amazing and counter-intuitively framed shot. Brilliant!

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:13 PM

:waytogo:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:19 PM

Beautiful photo! You got really lucky with those clouds. :)

#9 Jared

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 07:54 PM

Yeah, I definitely lucked out with the framing. I'd have preferred fewer clouds--just a clean gradient of sky--but this works better than I had hoped.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:01 PM

Top-shelf image Jared!!! :applause: :applause:

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 09:52 PM

Fantastic!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 02:53 PM

Thanks, Kokatha Man and Paul!

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:45 PM

Of all the shots I have seen on the net this is my favorite :-)

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 03:59 PM

Yup, my new favorite as well

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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

Suitable for framing!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 09:51 AM

Wonderful! Special it is a lighting city!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 02:11 PM

Stunning image!!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 03:14 PM

Beautiful picture!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:09 PM

WOW! this is stunning, and clouds just add depth, beautiful!

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Posted 15 March 2013 - 08:54 PM

That's ...WOW!!!!!!!!!!! :bow:






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