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Incredible image and great courage to get so close to this fantastic natural occurence.


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John_Wannop 14 109 Wales
1 Jan 2010 5:15PM
Excellent image well done.

gary1 10 3
1 Jan 2010 5:29PM
Cracking image
Paintman Plus
13 1.3k 177 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2010 5:31PM
Excellent photo. Don't get many of these in the New ForestSmile

andy_AHG 10 106 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2010 5:36PM
That really is something special. Can't praise this image enough. Outstanding work.

mudge Plus
17 1.0k 75 England
1 Jan 2010 5:39PM
Fantastic image. Wonderful sight!

As you are aware, the long exposure has created star trails, which are a little distracting! So, as the main focus of attention is the volcano, I would be tempted to clone out these trails, leaving just a point of light for each one to record the star's presence!
VolcanoCowboy 13 157 England
1 Jan 2010 5:44PM
Thanks for all the comments. My job is to monitor the activity of this volcano, so I get closer than most Smile
fraser 15 631 14 Scotland
1 Jan 2010 5:55PM
I'm very jealous. I'm a geologist that really wanted to be a vulcanologist but circumstances dictated otherwise, so I think you're a very lucky person. Great image BTW Wink
cirrusminor 11 380 3 England
1 Jan 2010 6:08PM
Stunning shot!
The star trails add an extra interest for me Smile
astyag 12 12
1 Jan 2010 6:19PM
Excellent shot, hope every creature around that volcano is safe...
GHGraham 10 7 10 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2010 6:21PM
Terrific image, very original for an active volcano shot. Also reminds me of some acne I used to suffer from when I was 17!
forestrich 12 2 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2010 7:01PM
Great exposure. Stunning image

HectorRivera 12 17 1 United States
1 Jan 2010 8:04PM
Great shot
VolcanoCowboy 13 157 England
1 Jan 2010 8:09PM
Thanks for all your votes and comments - my first Readers' Choice! Grin
DiegoDesigns 13 117 6 United Kingdom
1 Jan 2010 8:42PM
Awesome in every sense, a stunning result...

1 Jan 2010 8:55PM
Fantastic shot indeed

DaveCole 12 152 Wales
1 Jan 2010 9:00PM
Amazing image!!!
BrianSS 12 400 39 England
1 Jan 2010 9:20PM
Well it's all been said already! It's a fantastic image, and for me the star trails add interest, I wish there were more!
One question . . . . . why did you have the noise reduction off?
Ingleman 12 9 4
1 Jan 2010 10:04PM
An awesome spectacle and beautifully captured. Cheers
Diana 13 2.0k 19 Netherlands
2 Jan 2010 12:52AM
wow what a sight to see, also love the addition of the star trails

SueTurner 15 81 3 England
2 Jan 2010 12:59AM

Henners88 10 204 United Kingdom
2 Jan 2010 10:46AM
Wow you don't get the chance to capture an image like this everyday. Stunning shot and you're a lucky devil for getting this chance lol.
Henry Smile
VolcanoCowboy 13 157 England
2 Jan 2010 1:01PM
Thanks guys for all your comments - much appreciated.

@ BrianSS - I had noise reduction off as it isn't that long an exposure, the moonlight was very bright and I'm trying different combinations of settings to see which works best.
2 Jan 2010 6:05PM
Outstanding! Deserves an award. Realy well done, You lucky sod! Dave

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