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Comet PanSTARRS & New Moon, Haleakala, Maui

Posted by
Gary Hart (California, United States) on 31 March 2013 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

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Posted on EloquentNature.com, March 13, 2013

I was fortunate to be on Maui, the week of March 10, when Comet PanSTARRS reached perihelion. On March 12 I traveled to the 10,000 foot summit of Haleakala volcano, the location of the Pan-STARRS telescope that discovered the comet. This image is from that evening.

Click for exposure settings and capture details -->> "Comet dreams fulfilled"

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Florence from Paris, France

That's truly gorgeous and outstandingly fairy. Have a nice Easter sunday.

31 Mar 2013 8:52am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Wonderful ! Happy Easter.

31 Mar 2013 8:57am

Akbar&Armaghan from Gorgan, Iran

Wonderful

31 Mar 2013 10:35am

sawsengee from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

astonishing shot ......the timing & composition are impeccable.

31 Mar 2013 11:11am

omid from mashhad, Iran

woooow!
very nice!!!
so beautiful colors & lights!
Lovely!

31 Mar 2013 9:23pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Hi Gary - This is a wonderful composition. The "dusky" colurs below, transioning into the blue, then, combined of course with the comet and moon really stand out beautifully. I know you are probably just returning from Arizona so will let you go but after delightfully looking at ths beautiful shot I noticed that you could do a "connect the dots" with it: There is a star almost directly (straight up) above the moon and another one just abve the comet...with the moon and the comet being where they are, and those two stars, one could draw almost a perfect rectangle. connecting the four items...I know, I am weird - I have had wayy too much chocolate today. Cheers Gary....peace and love to you and your family on this Easter Sunday :-)

31 Mar 2013 11:44pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

excellent capture! lovely balanced frame with the comet set very well against the moon!

1 Apr 2013 1:00pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

Congratulations! :)

1 Apr 2013 6:48pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Amazing shot!!! Congrats on the Spotlight. Good day.

1 Apr 2013 6:54pm

destani from mashhad, Iran

excellen shot!!! Congrats on the Spotlight.

1 Apr 2013 7:09pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Amazing:) Congratulations on Spotlight.

1 Apr 2013 7:15pm

Baldwin Vandewalle from Bejuma, Afghanistan

Outstanding shot ...
Congratulations on the Spotlight !!!

1 Apr 2013 7:44pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Congratulations on Spotlight.!

1 Apr 2013 7:53pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Congratulations on your SPOTLIGHT!

1 Apr 2013 8:18pm

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Congratulations on the Spotlight!

1 Apr 2013 8:31pm

farideh from rasht, Iran

Congratulations.

1 Apr 2013 8:48pm

Enzo from Lausanne, Switzerland

Magnifique et spectaculaire!!! Félicitations pour le Spotlight!

1 Apr 2013 9:34pm

Anina Botes from Auckland, New Zealand

Oh wow! What an incredible image!
Congratulations on the very well deserved spotlight.

1 Apr 2013 10:29pm

Becky from los angeles, United States

Fantastic!

2 Apr 2013 5:39am

Aubélia from Kortrijk, Belgium

Congratulations on the spotlight

2 Apr 2013 6:44am

L'angevine from Angers, France

bravo pour ce contraste de couleurs avec cette belle lune

2 Apr 2013 6:57am

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Wow ...Stunning and beautiful . Congratulations on the spotlight !

2 Apr 2013 11:11am

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

Awesome, Gary - Tihis is DEFINITELY a winner ! But we already know that :-) Congratulations!!

2 Apr 2013 11:42am

Denise from granby, québec, Canada

Congratulations on the Spotlight, highly deserved!

2 Apr 2013 12:39pm

Aubain from Rome, Italy

Mahalo

2 Apr 2013 8:28pm

Julie L. Brown from Indianapolis, Indiana, United States

Wonderful juxtaposition of elements in this composition. Certainly deserving of a spotlight!

2 Apr 2013 9:55pm

Yasmin from Vancouver, Canada

Perfect..

3 Apr 2013 6:51am

Nestor from Le Tampon, Reunion

fantastic !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

3 Apr 2013 2:44pm

Blind Owl from Southern California, United States

Outstanding! Congratulations on Spot!

3 Apr 2013 6:26pm

Gary Hart from California, United States

Thank you everybody for your kind words. Given my history with comets, this was a particularly special moment for me.

3 Apr 2013 7:19pm

J.B.M. from Namur, Belgium

Si beau !

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