Dennis Simmons
Image taken:
May. 12, 2011
Brisbane, Qld , Australia
Hello, With trees restricting my horizon and dawn fast approaching, I thought that I would shoot for seven solar system bodies rather than just the brighter four on display to the naked eye. I used a Canon 7D with Canon 400mm telephoto to frame Jupiter, the four Galilean moons, Venus and Mercury with Mars obscured by the tree line. The swaying palm fronds added a nice blur to the foreground and whilst a flock of colourful parrots flew through the field of view as I was focusing, the low twilight illumination and their swift passage prevented them from registering on the sensor. Cheers Dennis
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