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    Sometimes when photographing the night sky you actually can get lucky - I was lucky in two ways here...I have a location only 20 minutes from the city centre of Wellington, New Zealand that is dark enough to produce photos like this, and I was super lucky this meteor streaked through frame and burnt up as I was taking the shot.
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    Michael Thom
    Michael Thom

    Great photo! Congratulations. Love your collection of star and moon shots. Have you attempted to snap an Iridium Flare against a star studded background?

    Danny Tass
    Danny Tass

    But this photo is not available for download in High Resolution, It's a shame you can only see it in the browser :/

    Is one of the most beautiful shots I've ever seen. 

    Stefan Babel
    Stefan Babel

    Shots of Milky Way are becoming fairly common but to get a meteor "bonus" there - great! ;-)

    Paul Weeks
    Paul Weeks

    Wow this is a great MW shot man, really nice timing. Cheers

    Koro Agote
    Koro Agote

    Impressive pic, congratulations!!

    Dave Renwald
    Dave Renwald

    I've looked at this a number of times. Just a great, great photo. Do you use in-camera high ISO noise reduction?

    Angel A.
    Angel A.

    beautiful shot, congratulation

    Mark Gee
    Mark Gee

    @Michael Thom Cheers thank you Michael - much appreciated! Yes I have gotten lucky with an Iridium flare - I should post it here sometime.

    Mark Gee
    Mark Gee

    @Danny Tass Thank Danny, yes I don't usually make my photos available for high resolution download as I make a living out of selling them.

    Photo Details
    Date Taken: Mar 14, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Mar 16, 2014
    Location: Owhiro Bay, Wellington, New Zealand
    Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Focal Length: 14 mm
    Shutter Speed: 25/1 sec
    Aperture: f/2.8
    ISO: 3200
    Copyright: © Mark Gee
    Categories: Space, People, Nature