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Aurora Borealis
Lens: 16-45mm Camera: K20D Photo Location: Northern Manitoba, Canada ISO: 400 Aperture: F4 
Posted By: Pauld, 03-02-2011, 04:26 PM

Due to some good solar wind stream hitting the earth yesterday we were treated to an extraordinary Northern Lights show last night. I've seen the lights a bunch of times now and every single time the sheer beauty of it still amazes me. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I did minus the frozen fingers(it was -40C/F while I was shooting these).

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Extraordinary photos of the extraordinary Northern Lights.

Thanks for sharing and for braving the -40 temperatures.
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Beautifull and surrealist!
Thank's for sharing.
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Nice! Like 1 and 3 the most.

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WOW!!! Superb photos!

I saw the aurora once in my life and miss them so much...

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I love #1. It looks like hands reaching down for the heavens. -40 degrees, what a testament to the K20d cold weather capabilities. Thanks for sharing.
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wow, the aurora borealis is an amazing event. lucky for you to be there
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QuoteOriginally posted by Scottnorwo Quote
wow, the aurora borealis is an amazing event. lucky for you to be there
It is truly amazing to see. It's hard to explain what they look like and how they move, it's really something you have too see to understand. They are constantly changing colors and moving to different parts of the sky. While you're taking one long shot you're watching other parts of the sky and wishing you had 5 different cameras set up. Although winter is really harsh here I am lucky to be able to experience things like the Auroras and also having Churchill and their polar bears only a short train ride away.

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Those are very fine photo's of an amazing event. I have never seen it in real life, just pictures. Your pictures just show the beauty of nature.
Thanks for sharing.
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Wow. Wow. Wow. And -40 I can't even begin to imagine what that feels like. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful marvel of nature.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jlamorie Quote
what a testament to the K20d cold weather capabilities.
And your cold weather capabilitiies! I'm very cold-averse so I've experience this phenomenon only once and it was a pale show compared to this.

Thanks for posting!
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Mighty impressive - like something from another world.

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These are incredible. I too am in awe of the Aurora Borealis and have never managed to photograph them. Just amazing amazing photos. What a gift. When I have experienced them it is like being inside the heartbeat of the earth. They pulse and wave, pulse and wave. The colours moving thru the sky in streamers.

thank you!!!!
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Thank you to everyone for all the nice comments. I absolutely love shooting the Aurora's and hope to catch them again soon and of course I'll post the pictures when I do.

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