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Comet 29/03/2013

By Irishkate  
Didn't even know there was to be a sighting of a Comet tonight - my husband suddenly opened the curtains
when something jolted his memory and there it was dropping out of sight.
Rushed out, no tripod and this was my best shot.
I cloned away some branches but thought the TV ariel was interesting and wondered what the skyline will look like next time this comet comes close to earth!
Hoping to see some other good images taken with better cameras.
Many thanks for vs & cs for Tulips Watercolour - as expected there were interesting comments re photography
and art crossover.
Have a lovely Easter everybody.
V2 - a different edit of same image - best ignored now that I see it here!

Tags: Photo journalism Tv ariel Comet 29and03and2013

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RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
30 Mar 2013 12:35AM
Clever you, Kate: I had heard about this one but had thought we'd not see it without a telescope.
It's not due to return until all of us and many succeeding generations are long gone, I believe.

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gwynn56 4 87 England
30 Mar 2013 1:07AM
well captured , thought that happened earlier on in the month or was that another comet
achieverswales 6 8 101 Wales
30 Mar 2013 1:15AM
One in a million capture Kate, V1 for me.


Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
30 Mar 2013 5:29AM
Amazing !! I did not even know it was around Smile A great capture Kate - and thanx for sharing !!
CarolG Plus
9 196 19 Greece
30 Mar 2013 5:43AM
An opportunity well captured, Kate. Carol
johnke 3 223 15
30 Mar 2013 6:14AM
A wonderful lucky sighting Kate, well done for being so quick....John
ColleenA Plus
4 319 4 Australia
30 Mar 2013 7:23AM
Wow Kate, well done.....its super considering your rush to get it....well done, how lucky you were to see it.
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 8:03AM
Well done you!
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
30 Mar 2013 8:18AM
You were verry quick on your feet and with the camera KateWink Well doneSmileSmileSmile
30 Mar 2013 8:33AM
How fantastic, Kate - well remembered and well done hubby for opening the curtains!!Wink

canonfan 6 7 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 8:34AM
A superb grab shot Kate. I was not aware that a comet was visible in the sky last night. V1 for me
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
30 Mar 2013 8:40AM
Amazing just to see it. Look forward to your next sighting of it in 110,000 years on your Canon 9d mvIV Wink

7 10 10 England
30 Mar 2013 8:57AM
a once in a lifetime shot here is me thinking it was your Easter egg coming well done

marktc Plus
6 86 14 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 10:04AM
Well done Kate
Joline Plus
10 27 53 United States
30 Mar 2013 11:41AM
What a lucky happenstance! Glad you had the camera handy.
30 Mar 2013 11:49AM
amazing what a few glasses of wine will do for the reaction times well caught Tongue

Have a good Easter

30 Mar 2013 1:20PM
Historic capture ,worth the sprint upstairs!Grin
Nikonuser1 Plus
4 98 14 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 2:10PM
What a great capture at such a short notice, one to remember Great image Kate.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

1881 4 India
30 Mar 2013 3:54PM
Excellent captured.
Regards - SANJEEV -
6 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 4:02PM
I am still sitting here with my gob wide open Kate....

Regards Nathan Grin
Lillian Plus
7 22 17 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2013 8:59PM
lucky you Kate
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
30 Mar 2013 9:07PM
Great grab shot!! Lucky you to see it!!
30 Mar 2013 11:18PM
Great "Opportunistic" shot Kate. Well done. Done. DEon
annettep38 Plus
5 218 40 Costa Rica
30 Mar 2013 11:44PM
Wow, well done you!!
it has been raining here all the time so no chance.
Humblebee 4 1 England
31 Mar 2013 10:22AM
A fantastic capture, Kate, and you must be over the moon - didn't know about this one, and we had clear skies Sad .... from what Dave says, don't think we shall be around for the next sighting Wink Carol GrinGrinGrin
Jocelia Plus
5 2 1 Australia
1 Apr 2013 12:24AM
Brilliant shot Kate. Which one was it as there have been two around.?
Lemmin or PanStar?
Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
1 Apr 2013 8:46PM
A tremendous opportunistic capture, right place right time
Ridgeway 9 222 2 Ireland
3 Apr 2013 1:05AM
How cool was this to see let alone capture it,,nice one young one,


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