McNaughts Comet

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© John White
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UploadedJune 14, 2009
TakenJanuary 22, 2007
MakeCanon
ModelCanon EOS 5D
Exposure30 sec at f/4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length24 mm
ISO800
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McNaughts Comet passes by the earth every 300,000 years. I was lucky to witness its last pass on the 22nd of January 2007.
Eyre Peninsula South Australia. Canon 5D. Lens focal length 24mm. Exposure 30 seconds at f4. ISO 800. RAW.

11 responses

  • Sarah Terokowskie

    Sarah Terokowskie   gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Beautiful shot.

  • Martin E. Morris

    Martin E. Morris (Deleted) gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Absolutely pin-sharp perfect.Beautifully crisp,well detailed and exposed.Voted!!!

  • Lesley Williamson

    Lesley Williamson (Deleted) gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Awesome shot! Voted!

  • Patrick Lydon

    Patrick Lydon gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Wow! This is just otherworldly...

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    Well planed and well caught.

  • John White

    John White said (14 Jun 2009):

    Hi Adam thanks for the question.
    I didnt have my shutter release with me so 30 seconds was the longest I could have the shutter open on manual. Even so 30 seconds was about all i wanted to leave the shutter open for so I wouldnt get too much movement of stars. I was already fully open with f4 (24 - 105mm lens) So I couldnt really slow the sensor ISO down as I was already at my limit with the shutter and f stop. Hope this explains my choice of exposure.
    Cheers from Australia John

  • Melvin Caraan

    Melvin Caraan gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    jaw droppin' shot! nice!

  • Jim Hart

    Jim Hart gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    spectacular!

  • David McCrillis

    David McCrillis gave props (14 Jun 2009):

    This is why I love photography! VOTED!

  • Jordan Whyte

    Jordan Whyte   gave props (15 Jun 2009):

    This is a great shot! Crisp - clean and the subject is stunning! :) WOW!

  • Brian Ach

    Brian Ach said (7 Jul 2009):

    Completely stunning. Perfect. Great comp. too

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