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Crown of Thorns Galaxy
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Psalm 19:1 The heavens declare the glory of God. Credit: NASA, ESA and W. Harris (McMaster University) I enhanced this a little and used a tutorial by Nathan Smith to learn how to make the gold embossed stroke. It can be found here "NGC 7049's strikingly appearance is primarily due to an unusually prominent dust ring seen mostly in silhouette. The opaque ring is much darker than the din of millions of bright stars glowing behind it. NGC 7049 is pictured above as imaged recently by the Hubble Space Telescope. NGC 7049 spans about 150 thousand light years and lies about 100 million light years away." from NASA's Astronomy picture of the day site which can be found here Have a blessed Easter, everyone!

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.angelledaemon
04/09/09 7:24 PM GMT
Such a beautiful and wonderful capture. Happy Easter!
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Angelle "A good book should leave you... slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading it". ~William Styron
::billyoneshot
04/09/09 7:46 PM GMT
A beautifully well done peice of art work. Happy Easter Hilda.
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.amishy
04/09/09 8:37 PM GMT
Wow! Beautiful and so appropriate for this Easter season! Great work Hilda~thanks for this one and have a Blessed Easter! :)Ami
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Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night. Edgar Allan Poe (1809 - 1849), "Eleonora"
.Joanie
04/09/09 8:53 PM GMT
Beautiful piece of work Hilda! Nice to see you again too!
Joanie
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Love and live.
::100k_xle
04/09/09 8:59 PM GMT
Excellent Hilda.
Like the Extra Touch you added. Thanks for sharing.

E J
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This Image GRABBED my EYE. That's Why I Stopped By. Thanks For Sharing ! Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience
::SEFA
04/09/09 10:00 PM GMT
A beautiful image and I really like the framework. Very well done! Happy Easter Hilda!
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::jeenie11
04/09/09 10:07 PM GMT
fascinating and clever. great work.
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::Roseman_Stan
04/10/09 12:17 AM GMT
Amazing work here Hilda. So very well done.

Stan
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“Won't you come into the garden? I would like my roses to see you” - Richard Brinsley Sheridan
::tigger3
04/10/09 2:23 AM GMT
A wonderful creation! =^..^= sandi ♪
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Nature in all her glory is my uplift on life and so is my love of photography. sandi ♪ ♫
::sharonva
04/10/09 3:59 AM GMT
A beautiful Easter creation. Thanks!
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"The lyf so short, the craft so long to lerne, Thassay so hard, so sharp the conquering..." Chaucer
.gonedigital
04/10/09 8:02 PM GMT
Thanks for sharing Hilda
Happy Easter
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Look after the wildlife folks
.debblor
04/11/09 12:17 AM GMT
What an awesome Easter picture! This is very special, thanks so much for sharing it.
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.alexis518
04/11/09 1:40 PM GMT
What a fitting image for Easter. Thanks for sharing this one and the link to the site. Celebrate Easter with joy! Alexis
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Much of the beauty in life is found in people who care.
.Jhihmoac
04/14/09 5:16 PM GMT
Great Easter (or Resurrection Sunday) composition...Triple Kudos!...Into the Favs...
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"The Night has a thousand eyes... Yet he moves in only places...where the eyes can never see..." - Ronnie James Dio ... Visit Jhihmoac's Gallery
::nigelmoore
04/19/09 9:11 AM GMT
Terrific Easter image Hilda, doesn't it make you feel small, humble and insignificant when you look at photos of what's out there in the Universe? It's been a while since I got chance to look at your gallery I'm afraid, for which my apologies. Hope things are good with you.
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"A camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera." Dorothea Lange
.whttiger25
04/26/09 7:34 PM GMT
The scale of the universe is unimaginable. We are so insigifnicant in the grand scheme of things
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