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Category:Scenic
Subcategory:Night Sky
Subcategory Detail:
Keywords:Birds, Lake, Night, Sky, Stars, Tree, Wanaka
Photo Info

Dimensions7407 x 6632
Original file size18.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken9-Jul-13 19:02
Date modified1-Dec-13 20:24
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeNIKON CORPORATION
Camera modelNIKON D800E
Focal length62 mm
Focal length (35mm)62 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure480s at f/4
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Dream Tree

Dream Tree

It was a cold but calm night in Lake Wanaka. The lake water level was surprisingly high such that the tree trunk was completely sunk under the water. But this tree, which was beautifully illuminated by city light from right side, was obviously a safe shelter for these little birds.

Taking this image was a bit tedious: as the water level was too high, there was no possibility to frame the scene that I was interested from the lake shore. Luckily, with my wader on, I was able to stand in the cold water for a long time to take my shots.