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Old 17-01-2007, 02:31 AM
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heres another one but this one with the sun up still - I have darkened it (sky was much brighter/lighter than that at the time) to bring out comet a bit, details single 1/400 of sec iso 400 50mm lens
comet is circled
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Old 17-01-2007, 02:37 AM
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their awesome guys!!, ... Roger they rock mate - and a ripper green flash shot LOL classic!!
cant wait to get some decent shots meself, might have to wait for some tracking opportunities for that!! and go back to film too lot simpler to get a nice shot? - shes bright enough nearly - I hope so anyway!! pretty please to the weather gods
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Old 17-01-2007, 02:58 AM
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Noel - I played a bit with the contrast and brightness, then cropped, saved, despeckled, played a bit again with contrast and then realised that was as much as I could do.

Sometimes cropping out elements that "trick" your computer such as that black bit in the foreground on your pic (I guess a power line or branch) already helps for further processing.

A high res. pic would be "easier" to work with - this one was a bit small to achieve too much. No expert here, but I do a lot of this kind of stuff in my daily work *smile*

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Old 17-01-2007, 05:22 AM
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I like this one Roger.

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Old 17-01-2007, 06:53 AM
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I didn't get a chance to get out at all last night, so it's great seeing those pics! Marvellous!
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Old 17-01-2007, 07:20 AM
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Wow, what absolutely beautiful photos of the comet guys!

I don't know if it's me but I can see the tail getting longer.
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Old 17-01-2007, 07:36 AM
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The fact she is so low to the horizon is making for some stunning foreground detail in some pics - makes them all the better..... can't wait for tonight!
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Old 17-01-2007, 08:59 AM
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4 shots taken from Perth on Tueday (incorrectly posted as Wed)

http://www.arach.net.au/~iwallis/2006P1/2006P1-0.jpg
http://www.arach.net.au/~iwallis/2006P1/2006P1-1.jpg
http://www.arach.net.au/~iwallis/2006P1/2006P1-2.jpg
http://www.arach.net.au/~iwallis/2006P1/2006P1-3.jpg

Conditions were appalling, 20kt-30kts gusty wind and quite a turbulent conditions as seen by the lens movement in P1-3.jpg.

Nikon D2X, 400mm F/2.8 Nikkor (effective 600/2.8). ISO 640 shutter speeds from 1/250th to 1/60th. Images cropped in PS. No other adjustments made.

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Old 17-01-2007, 09:10 AM
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Thumbs up Nice!

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Great shots Ian! I'm hoping to bag some with the D70 through the ED80 tonight, would be ecstatic with one of those pics.....
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Old 17-01-2007, 09:29 AM
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This is all I saw tonight... from the beach overlooking Table Bay.
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Old 17-01-2007, 09:34 AM
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Lots of great images guys..
Actually got a good view last night after being totally clouded out the last few evenings......all I can say FAnTaStiC...

Yeah Lee thought the same with my refractor...hoisting it up a mountain to get a closeup pic..that would be great!!!
Heres my best pic from my vantage point.
Canon 300d with 300mm f/4 @ f/5 1/6 sec at iso 200
Adjusted levels (modded camera) then some brightness and contrast about 5% .Full frame..
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Old 17-01-2007, 10:05 AM
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Green with jealousy (and impressed with the quality of all the pics I see here) - but I'll perservere....
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Old 17-01-2007, 10:27 AM
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nice sunset shots everyone

what a great sight this comet is becoming!
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Old 17-01-2007, 11:00 AM
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Smile Comet Photo

Just thought I would post this one taken from our rooftop in Lower North Shore (Sydney)

Taken with a Canon EOS 10D and a 70-200mm F2.8 IS L Series lens (was very windy still!!!) Just wish I had a 2x Extender now...

Enjoy!

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Old 17-01-2007, 11:06 AM
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Just thought I would post this one taken from our rooftop in Lower North Shore (Sydney)

Taken with a Canon EOS 10D and a 70-200mm F2.8 IS L Series lens (was very windy still!!!) Just wish I had a 2x Extender now...

Enjoy!

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Great shot Liam and welcome to IIS.

Yep the 2x extender is great for times like these.
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Good stuff Liam!
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Old 17-01-2007, 11:45 AM
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nice shot liam!
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Old 17-01-2007, 12:17 PM
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Another one from last night taken at 840mm focal length on a 20D.
This has not been cropped, just resized for the web.
If you take the 1.6x camera crop factor into account it's actually at 1344 mm

A very bright comet indeed.
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Old 17-01-2007, 12:29 PM
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Great images everyone! I need more focal length, like yours RB! All you need is some nice foreground interest. Great tail!
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Old 17-01-2007, 12:33 PM
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Great images everyone! I need more focal length, like yours RB! All you need is some nice foreground interest. Great tail!
I know, some foreground would be awesome.
From where I am it's just bush and too much haze once the comet sinks low, it disappears into it.

The focal length was achieved by stacking a 2x & 1.4x tele converter on the 300mm lens.
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