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Master Geek
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Emergency Management

  Reply # 385758 29-Sep-2010 10:09 Send private message

Just a couple of shots from the Boys Day Out 2010 in Christchurch

Shot with a Canon 20D

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Microsoft NZ

  Reply # 386127 30-Sep-2010 00:01 Send private message

a little play with reverse lens macro technique using 18-55 and 75-300 1000d kit lenses:

red bubbles

yellow bubbles

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  Reply # 386671 1-Oct-2010 11:12 Send private message

I shot this bee trying macro for the first time. Please note that this was not done with a macro lens but Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM Telephoto Zoom Lens.

iso - 200, f/4.

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  Reply # 386677 1-Oct-2010 11:30 Send private message

I know I didnt quite shoot these today but they where taken on holiday in Thailand last week. :)

View from the hotel restaurant - shot was taken at night with iso set at 800 and f/11

This was a shot taken of a local on his bike with some post processing to make the background black and white. I took shot to show movement with the backgound out of focus. I think it works quite well. The composition is slightly wrong with not enough space in the front, but didn’t have much time to get it perfect with the speed he was going at. :)

Sunset on Koh Samui beach - Thailand - ISO 100 - F/11

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 390438 11-Oct-2010 12:51 Send private message

wasp-up close

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 396009 26-Oct-2010 21:35 Send private message

Went and had a look at some gannets today.

Mouth full of Weed

Gannet Romance

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  Reply # 396025 26-Oct-2010 22:30 Send private message

helping others at

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 402253 9-Nov-2010 17:31 Send private message

I purchased a new filter, so tried out some daytime long exposures

Clive - long exposure

Clive - long exposure2

Clive - long exposure1

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 404043 12-Nov-2010 20:48 Send private message

Another Gannet

An Eye is Upon You

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  Reply # 404456 14-Nov-2010 12:37 Send private message

15 seconds exposure on a 550D


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  Reply # 404469 14-Nov-2010 13:45 Send private message

Some pics from a trip to the Zoo on Friday.....

I need a DSLR :(

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  Reply # 409937 26-Nov-2010 15:51 Send private message

This Helix Nebula image was not actually taken over one day so strictly it's not shot today but it was over the last few weeks. It was taken at 1600mm focal length on a Meade 10" telescope with a Losmandy G11 mount to track the object. The exposures were taken over several nights on a SBIG ST2000 mono camera with colour filter wheels. The individual exposures were a large number of images. Approx x20 red, x20 green, x10 blue, x10 clear and x8 Hydrogen Alpha. They were combined in MaximDL and then stretched and enhanced in Photoshop CS3

Helix Nebula

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 409940 26-Nov-2010 16:00 Send private message

Awesome shot :)

Did you have to use a guiding scope as well? or is your mount accurate enough?

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Master Geek
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  Reply # 409958 26-Nov-2010 16:19 Send private message

At 1600mm almost no mount is good enough to take unguided images. The SBIG ST2000 camera I use actually has two CCD sensors, one to take the long exposer image and one to look at a guide star every two seconds and send corrections to the tracking mount to keep it on target. BTW I didn't say before those RGB L Ha images apart from being a lot of them here are the exposure times for each individual image in minutes!

for example
x20 red @ 4 min

20x R 4 min
20x G 2 min
10x B 2 min
10x Clear 8 min
8x Ha     8 min

284 minutes

So this is actually a total of four hours 44 minutes hours of exposure time!

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