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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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    Isaac S.
    Isaac S.

    Oh man this is just beautiful 

    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?

    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.

    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. 

    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.

    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!!

    David Renwald
    David 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

    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: Nature, People, Space
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