6-20-2012 starttrail-fireflies Mike Rosinski

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    With the heat wave the fireflies are going bonkers here!
    Wed June 20, 2012 night, about 3 hrs worth during shortest night of the year.
    I had to start imaging at 11pm, too light before that.
    Many 25 sec exposures, 15-85 zoom lens at 15mm on crop T1i @ ISO800.
    Stacked using StarStaX.

    I used techniques I have developed & described here.

    Hidden gem: There is a meteorite streak above the home chimney slightly left and up, see it?

    A "better"version is the final submission for the Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012 competition, located here www.flickr.com/photos/24270685@N03/7601454000/in/photostr...

    I did not win in my category called "Earth and Space" in the Royal Observatory Greenwich Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2012.
    But I did get a "Highly commended" and my image is posted on their webpage below, so I'm excited about that!

    keithosaurus, Flint-Hill (away), and 21 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. keithosaurus 22 months ago | reply

      Great work! I wish my fireflies would cooperate for such a great shot.

    2. mtbdudex 22 months ago | reply

      Thx Keith, took a while to learn these techniques.

    3. Flint-Hill (away) 22 months ago | reply

      You've done great work here. There's clearly some good R&D behind this shot.

    4. Dave Butterworth - EyeWasHere 22 months ago | reply

      nicely done!
      the fireflies look amazing

    5. Creativity+ Timothy K Hamilton 19 months ago | reply

      Way to go! Great execution and idea! My daughter sent me the link.

    6. mgasperoni 19 months ago | reply

      Awesome picture!

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