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    Default Orion's Constellation in Paradise



    Just wanted to share a few pictures I took, this one was from our vacation in Fiji



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    Nice shot, looks like you enjoyed your vacation very much

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    Those supernova look like palm trees - amazing
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    I like the picture. Nightscapes make great subjects for pictures.
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    That is so strange to see Orion on its side like that!!!
    I had to study it for a while before I could make out what I was seeing..
    I agree with Rob...its nice to have foreground like this in an image of the night sky.
    I always try to get something Earth based in the fov...
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    Great image Gus! Very nice!

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    really kewl captures Gus, its so odd to see orion slanted on its side...
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    Beautiful shot Gus, and a very different perspective for those of us up north. Thanks for sharing!

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    In the Northern Hemisphere, turn your camera upside down and it comes out like that.
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    Thanks guys,
    was nice to see an old friend in a different place - and it helped that there was some light from below to illuminate the trees
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