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The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.
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The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.
The Tidbinbilla Tracking Station.
This complex is just down the road from yesterdays river capture! It is one of NASA's Australian Deep Space Communication Complexes, operated in Australia by our CSIRO.

Taken at 1/500th f8.0 and ISO-200.

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    Cool capture and would be interesting to know what they have heard, John!

10/10/2012 12:49:11 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi John,Excellent capture my friend.That sure is one tall dish.Wonderful clarity and detail!!!

10/10/2012 12:56:46 PM

 
Lynn M. Whitt
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Great capture.

10/10/2012 1:10:39 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Who knows, one day they might discover some comunication! Wonderful find and capture, John!

10/10/2012 1:16:41 PM

 
Gord MacEachern
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Great find and a perfect capture John, that would be a lot of dollars sitting there!!

10/10/2012 1:55:48 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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Very impressive! And so is this image, John. So well composed and captured.

10/10/2012 1:58:14 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Wonderful find and capture!

10/10/2012 2:07:48 PM

 
David K. Hurt
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Hi John, NASA has a simular facility in the Owens Valley, California. If you ever have a chance to get up close you will see that these dishes are HUGE. Thanks for sharing your shot.

10/10/2012 2:19:45 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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That is some serious technology - Excellent capture John!

10/10/2012 2:30:01 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Very interesting. Great clarity and capture, JOhn.

10/10/2012 2:30:52 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic. I just watched them take one of our antennas down

10/10/2012 2:38:09 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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A wonderful capture, John!

10/10/2012 2:39:40 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Bet you could pick up a radio station on Mars with this baby! Terrific capture!

10/10/2012 3:15:57 PM

 
Ann Coates
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What a cool and interesting capture John.

10/10/2012 3:42:48 PM

 
Wm Nosal
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COOL Shot John!

10/10/2012 4:03:33 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Terrific shot, John!

10/10/2012 4:34:09 PM

 
Anthony G. Comella
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Super capture John - Bet you don't miss any TV stations - just kidding!! Superb!!!

10/10/2012 5:18:37 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Great- now you can attract all the UFOs down there! LOL! awesome bit of equipment there!

10/10/2012 6:16:52 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Love all the shades of blue captured in this intriguing scene, John.

10/10/2012 9:40:35 PM

 
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I wonder if they are playing cricket :-)
Wonderfully captured and composed John!

10/11/2012 1:56:14 AM

 
Avril Young
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Cool capture John, very interesting too!

10/11/2012 3:02:42 AM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Great find and capture John! Looks like another great trip.

10/11/2012 3:28:02 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a cool view!

10/11/2012 3:37:47 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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great capture!

10/11/2012 4:40:11 AM

 
Joy Rector
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great shot

10/11/2012 5:28:31 AM

 
Connie J. Bagot
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Amazing structure and I loved hearing the use of it---beautiful photo as well!

10/11/2012 7:41:49 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Excellent capture of this array. Wonder what they are listening too.

10/11/2012 8:08:57 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Wonderful perspective and design, John! I love the way the cloud looks like a bit of steam being let off!

10/11/2012 11:54:23 AM

 
John Connolly
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Many thanks for all your kind comments, they are appreciated!

10/11/2012 12:16:50 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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ET phone home :) Cool capture!!!

10/11/2012 1:26:58 PM

 
Jack Ryan
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Wow! That is one big mail box...! Oh! I see. Unique even though it isn't a mail box. Great shot!

10/11/2012 2:14:30 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Terrific capture John - great comp and detail!

10/12/2012 12:55:49 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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VERY well composed John, this is one very impressive complex, WTG!! <><

10/12/2012 8:29:12 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks you Tammy, Jack, Nadia and Nancy for your thoughts on this one!

10/12/2012 2:33:06 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Great composition and clarity. This is not a subject that usually photographs well, but your image is excellent, John!

10/13/2012 9:48:30 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Phyllis, it is a marvelous place to visit!

10/13/2012 2:48:27 PM

 
Phyllis A. Houghton
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Congrats on your EFP, John!

10/17/2012 9:20:40 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks Phyllis!

10/17/2012 2:35:45 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Amazing that you were able to get this close up to it, Brother John! How exciting. I wonder if they have ever heard anything interesting?? Beep-beep-dee-beep! Seems unfair that they never tell us anything much about it.

Love this shot!
-Sister Swanee :))

10/26/2012 6:19:28 PM

 
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Thank you Sister Swanee! This is a fully operational NASA site, and is still in communication with all the Mars projects and space voyages!

10/30/2012 2:25:28 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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John, congratulations

11/29/2012 8:02:19 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats John.

11/29/2012 9:17:28 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist John!

11/29/2012 9:37:49 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your fantastic finalist John.

11/29/2012 11:02:16 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Brother John! Hurry and get here!!! Look! You got Finalist! Yippeeeee!!! Thank you for telling me more about this station here. I love hearing about these things!

Good Luck in the next round!
-Swanee :D

11/30/2012 12:25:45 AM

 
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gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!!

11/30/2012 1:01:12 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats again, John. Great finalist.

11/30/2012 1:08:05 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi John,Big Congratulations my friend on this beautiful finalist!!!!

11/30/2012 4:27:01 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool; and big congrats!

11/30/2012 5:51:08 AM

 
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John

CONGRATULATIOS ON THIS FINALIST

YSA...

11/30/2012 6:27:32 AM

 
Wm Nosal
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Congratulations, John!

11/30/2012 8:22:09 AM

 
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Congrats and very best luck, John!!!

11/30/2012 8:46:24 AM

 
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Congratulations on another fabulous finalist, John.

11/30/2012 8:59:10 AM

 
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A great shot for sure! The details are awesome my friend! Congratulations!!!

11/30/2012 10:29:19 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS John on this wonderful finalist, WTG!!! <><

11/30/2012 12:21:09 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your fantastic finalist, John!

11/30/2012 1:14:35 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats, John on your outstanding finalist!! :)

11/30/2012 2:20:19 PM

 
Barbara Waldoch
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Congratulations on your finalists, John!

11/30/2012 2:58:10 PM

 
Avril Young
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Congratulations ...this is awesome...

11/30/2012 4:54:49 PM

 
Barbara Mason
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Congratulations again John - two very different images - Good Luck !!

12/1/2012 3:18:01 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you for all your encouraging comments, they are appreciated!

12/1/2012 11:48:45 AM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations!!!!

12/1/2012 12:28:28 PM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on your finalist, John!

12/1/2012 1:01:02 PM

 
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WTG John..Congratulations on a wonderful finalist.

12/1/2012 8:37:15 PM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congrats on another wonderful finalist, John! I missed this when looking through your gallery the other night.

12/2/2012 11:12:34 AM

 
John Connolly
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Thank you so much Hendrik, Katherine, Marilyn and Martha for your kind comments!

12/2/2012 11:41:45 AM

 
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To my photo friend:
Look back with pride,
Look forward with excitement,
Enjoy the success of the day.
CONGRATULATIONS! Merna

12/4/2012 12:13:00 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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A well deserved finalist, John. Congratulations!

12/5/2012 7:15:46 AM

 
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A huge Congrats on this inspirational image John.

12/9/2012 2:55:11 PM

 
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Now how did I miss this?? Congratulations John!

jo ann c.

12/12/2012 10:13:42 AM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats on the finalists.

12/12/2012 2:37:31 PM

 
John Connolly
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Thanks a lot Merna, Kiki, Reynaldo, Jo Ann and Daniel for your kind remarks!

12/14/2012 11:39:33 AM

 
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