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photographer Paul Jaruszewski.
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This is a picture of the afternoon sun. It is greatly obscured by smoke clouds from the California wildfires burning all around Southern California. This was shot at 600 mm with a ND4 filter on the lens. Canon 300mm with 2X converter.

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Paul, very nice photograph - you can clearly see the two monster sunspots that errupted X-Class flares and coronal mass ejections Sunday afternoon see www.spaceweather.com for details. It's a bummer that the southland fires are having such a drastic effect on the air quality though. Hang in there, -Mike

Mike , United States

hide photo detail info shooting date: 2003-10-26 | location: Rancho Santa Margarita
shutter speed: 1/4000s | aperture: f/64 | ISO: 100 | lens: Canon 300 f4 L IS @ 600mm (960mm in 35mm film SLR)
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