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High-resolution desktop wallpaper Aurora Borealis by kiddik
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Aurora Borealis

January 25th, 2010

The Sun suddenly decided it was time again to throw some decent flares at us after a 2 year long pause. So many nights wasted on aurora-hunting up until this glorious night of spellbinding display of light! Picture was taken very close to my home in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Canon EOS 5D Mark II, Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L.

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Comments from the Community

Posted By: Referix
about 4 years, 6 months ago
It's a nice shot, but to blurry for me ..
Posted By: UncleScar
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Good day to Autor. i am from russia, and i wanted to ask you, about the Iceland. Do u have some more photos of iceland ? PLEASE contact me !!! thank you !
Posted By: lerch84
about 4 years, 6 months ago
The sky is perfect, but on the lower part of the image there's a bit of noise..anyway this is a really cool shot!
Posted By: Ravi Chandra
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Perfect!
Posted By: LTD602
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Colours are great, but the image is rather noisy.
Posted By: sserschens
about 4 years, 6 months ago
fantastic picture! noise doesn't bother me; even the mona lisa isn't perfect.
Posted By: mredpopo
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Just breathtaking. I can only imagine what it was like being there.
Posted By: NeoElNino
about 4 years, 6 months ago
very good picture, the sky is perfect, for a night shot the lower bluriness is very acceptable. 9/10
Posted By: fishniw
about 4 years, 6 months ago
duuuuude
Posted By: aetheldaeg
about 4 years, 6 months ago
I voted for this one. It isn't easy to capture aurora borealis due to their ever changing nature. I can't speak to technical things. I only know what I like and I think this photograph is amazing.
Posted By: BlackGary
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Wow! Wow! Wow!

This is simply some stunning work here! For me, the apparent noise is not distracting at all. Everything looks absolutely brilliant!
Posted By: onis_uk
about 4 years, 6 months ago
nature at its best well captured that man !
Posted By: Bojan Marsetich
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for sharing man! all PROS to u!
Posted By: Fly
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Very good picture. Can you tell me, what was the exposure time?
Posted By: ivand101
about 4 years, 6 months ago
My new desktop!!!! Perfection!!!!!!!
Posted By: kiddik
about 4 years, 6 months ago
Thanks for the comments people :) The exposure time is 30 seconds @ f/4. And yes, I should have noise-reductioned it before I posted, this is my first ever interfacelift submission. Although I've been using backgrounds from this place for the past 4-5 years I think.
Posted By: Euphytose
about 4 years, 6 months ago
It looks like birds :D
Posted By: Creatura Noctis
about 4 years, 6 months ago
The noise is not bothering me at all, beautiful..!
Posted By: Yorkie X
about 4 years, 5 months ago
I voted for this one ..however seeing it larger I`m not fully convinced its all that fantastic and all.
Posted By: Frostmint
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Wow! Very nice shot. Imo, it's about the best you can do with such low lighting.
Posted By: Xinthose
about 4 years, 5 months ago
phenomenal!!
Posted By: resolution
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Love it. Great work. I'm glad enough people finally voted for it.
Posted By: Petr Stefek
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Great photo! Congratulations! :-)

Petr
Posted By: NateFox
about 4 years, 5 months ago
WOW! thank you so much for sharing. I haven't had a good Aurora picture until now!
Posted By: Manuel Marques
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Amazing colors! And a great shot!
Posted By: scoobychick
about 4 years, 5 months ago
Awesome!
Posted By: s_e_brown
about 4 years, 5 months ago
I don't know what makes a great shot but I know what I like...and this is it.
Posted By: gui0010
about 4 years, 5 months ago
;D
Posted By: Desso Studios
about 4 years, 4 months ago
Look closely. I swear I can see a girls face (nose, left eye and left hairline) in this shot - just above the lighthouse. Just installed it to my Droid, noticed it and got chills.
Posted By: brunoturin
about 4 years, 2 months ago
Very worth the waiting i would say.
Thanks for put this on here.
Nice shot!!

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