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Canon EOS 5D Mark II
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Emerald City by Thomas-Koidhis Emerald City by Thomas-Koidhis
I really wasn't going to upload this one. I just put it on my flickr because..well I'm a little more conservative on DA..I guess? I only post the ones I'm somewhat proud of. Not that I'm not proud of every shot I suppose, in some way..But I definitely don't post everything here. I have tons of random handhelds and stuff that I plan to upload to scraps just to see what people think.

Anyway, this photo has some grain that annoys me, as do some of my others. My own fault for shooting at ridiculous ISO's. I plan on toning it down a bit in future shots.

What I do like about this one is Jupiter, a very bright "star" obscured a bit by the lower curtains of aurora, above the dark cloud on the treeline. Scientists and Astronomers say that Jupiter is in a way the giant guardian for Earth. Its immense gravity often sucks in and flings away giant asteroids and comets, some of which could be on collision courses with Earth. Of course, it could never stop everything, but nonetheless, it reduces the chances of widespread destruction here. Thanks, Jupiter. You can keep your Emerald City...you earned it.

Anyway, enjoy, download, tear apart, critique, gimme your thoughts! I give photos for thoughts instead of pennies.
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:iconannalena250199:
AnnaLena250199 Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wow, amazing photo! :o
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:iconjamesknoke:
JamesKnoke Jan 23, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
lovely!
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:iconben-kelevra:
Ben-Kelevra Nov 22, 2012  Professional Photographer
featured in GREEN
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:iconjassy2012:
Jassy2012 Oct 16, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
cooooooooooooooooooooooooooool
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ValenceFlame98 May 18, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful! is the scientific term for this "aurora"?
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Yes, and depending on the pole that the aurora is situated on it is suffixed by either Borealis (for the northern pole) or Australis for the southern. Thanks for having a look!
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amourama May 1, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
It's just unbelievable, what nature is able to.
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:iconthomas-koidhis:
Definitely :) Thanks so much for looking, and sorry for taking forever to respond. Had like 10k messages in my inbox, kinda let that go lmao...
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:iconbojkovski:
Bojkovski Apr 11, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
wonderful work
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