Flickr photo of the week: Shooting Star

By AG Staff 3 December 2010
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The latest Australian Geographic Flickr group photo of the week.

Congratulations to this week’s AG Flickr group member Trace Connolly, for his image, Shooting Star

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“The pictures was taken at sunrise on the way to the office,” says Trace. “The view beyond is the Leigh Creek Coalfield where I work as manager  of health, safety and security. The location is an historical one; behind me is the original home which has been partially restored. The sign is one of the first warning signs for would-be trespassers into the coalfield. It was my intention to get the star through a bullet hole choosing a small aperture. I used a  Canon 40D, Canon 28-135mm IS USM, f22, ISO100, three shot HDR 1/15, 1/60, 1/4, with a tripod.

I took up photography as a serious hobby since 2006, starting out with a Canon 350D and kit lenses, followed a couple of years later by an upgrade to a 40D and more lenses. In that time I became a member of the APS, a member of their Nature Division (ND), have been a ND Council member, a ND web folio secretary and ND gallery secretary. You can gather from that I have a keen interest in nature in all its forms. My main interest in nature photography has been birds and insect macro; however, I dabble a lot in landscape photography. At times I find myself juggling between my chosen subjects on any one shoot, switching lenses in a mad dash. I have been fortunate to live in some nice areas providing ample and variable subjects for my photographic genre. I currently reside with my family in Leigh Creek SA.”

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