ramblings of an electronic engineer.

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Perseid Meteor Shower

I saw this picture on /r/pics a few days ago of the Perseid meteor shower, photographer David Kingham spent 7 hours shooting to get this photo. The shot is comprised of 23 photos, 22 of the meteors/stars and 1 of the foreground been lit up at sunrise.

I had to overlay each shot that had a meteor in photoshop, lower the the opacity to 50%, rotate the image based on polaris to match them up, then erase everything on that layer except the meteor.

I was planning to go out and shoot the Perseids shower however as my friend pointed out the Perseids are primarily visible in the northern hemisphere, not here is Australia. So I guess this is something to remember for the next opportunity I get to shoot a meteor shower.

Bird Watching

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So normally I start my Saturdays by sleeping in a bit, however not this weekend. Early Saturday morning I braved the cold and lack of sleep in to go  bird watching with some friends at the spit. Equipped with my trusty 60D and 18-135mm I had a great time photographing the local wildlife and trying to remember a plethora of bird names. Can’t wait till the next trip.

Fist Shot of the Day

Bush Stone-curlew

Bush Stone-curlew

Bush Stone-curlew

Blue-faced Honeyeater and Rainbow Lorikeet

Rainbow Lorikeet

Silver Eye

Double-barred Finch (Left) and Male Superb Fairy-wren (Right)

Male Superb Fairy-wren

Besides birds there were also a couple of other photo opportunities.

Moth/Butterfly of some sort

Backlit Leaves

Wild Flowers!!!

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