A nearby branch of olive is sharply focused, while everything further away is blurred.
Moon and Venus next to Capricornus (with Mars) and the Milky Way in the evening twilight.
The winter Milky Way and strong appearance of the zodiacal light over the coast of Pacific Ocean in Hawaii.
Bright winter stars and faint Milky Way above a lake in this thick forest that blocks light pollution.
A small lake in this thick forest makes a natural window to the sky. Compare the winter and summer sky here.
In a crystal clear moonlit night the winter stars appear over snow covered peaks of Mt Uludag in Turkey.
Rising winter stars over Punaluu, also known as the Black Sand Beach on the Big Island of Hawaii.
The winter Milky Way over the coast of Pacific Ocean with Orion and bright stars Sirius and Canopus.
Venus, Jupiter, and the crescent Moon form a celestial triangle at dawn over the lights of Bursa.
Tropical ocean breeze in a moonlit night at the coast of Long Key State Park located on Long Key, Florida.
Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores.
On this October morning the winter stars are photographed over the ancient statues of Mount Nemrut, a World Heritage site in Turkey.
This wide-angle view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays bright winter stars, planet Jupiter, and the Milky Way.
This all-sky view from Lake Iznik near Bursa, Turkey, displays the setting winter stars (right) and the coming spring.
Jupiter, winter stars, and the Milky Way appear in the dark sky of the Persian Gulf shores, near Bushehr, southwestern Iran.
Bright winter stars appear above mountain fortress of Alamut, next to the village of Gazor Khan in the Alborz mountains.
The night sky has much more than could be viewed with the naked-eye. Left is a "normal" all-sky image and right is a deep view on H-alpha.
In a telephoto image, comet PanSTARRS (C/2011 L4) appears in the evening twilight over Lake Dagyenice near Bursa, Turkey.
This March evening view from Turkey has captured more than the Moon, Jupiter and prominent winter stars.
The Grand Canyon shapes the northern horizon as seen from the Mather Point on the south rim of the canyon.
Bright stars of northern hemisphere's winter rise over narrow valleys carved inside Alborz Mountains in northern Iran. The "star" outshining every other star in this view is in fact none other than planet Jupiter.
The Winter and Summer sky is photographed from one location above Mount Uludag in Turkey. The winter sky features bright stars and summer sky features bright Milky Way.
The young moon appears below a pair of bright planets, Venus and Jupiter, in this early spring evening in Turkey.
There are not many bright stars in the spring sky. In fact two of the brightest points in this view are planets Mars and Saturn.
This all-sky view overlooking villages near Bursa, Turkey, has captured the Milky Way, the setting summer stars and the rising winter stars.
Bright stars of northern hemisphere winter rise over forest slopes surrounding Mount Uludag in Turkey.
In this pre-dawn moment on Mount Uludag of Turkey, the zodiacal light cross the sky from the moon and Mars to Jupiter.
The Zodiacal Light shines over the western horizon while stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from Teide National park in Tenerife.
Stars of the winter sky sets in this evening view from the World Heritage Teide National Park in Tenerife, Canary Islands.
The Moon, Venus, and winter stars in an all-sky view from Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
An all-sky image from a flat desert in northern Libya. The Milky Way from Cygnus to Orion and Gemini rivals with the Zodiacal Light in the west.
The two all-sky views compared how the sky looks in a winter night of Turkey in northern hemisphere and in a winter night of New Zealand in the south.
What are the unusual streaks of light at the right edge of this image near the belt of Orion?
In this starryscape from Lake Avlan near Elmali in Antalya province of Turkey, stars of the northern hemisphere's winter sky set in the west.
Bright star Procyon is visible on the top left and prominent constellation Orion is at upper right.
Winter stars, from Orion to Gemini and Canis Minor, rise above the rebuilt walls of the ancient city of Hattusa, a World Heritage Site in Turkey.
The stars of the northern hemisphere winter nights shine above snow-covered landscape of southern Turkey.
Looking west from a rocky hill at the
Aegean Seashore in Turkey, this early evening view shows the winter stars arcing above zodiacal light.
As the night darkness arrives in Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey, the cone shape glow of the zodiacal light appears in the western horizon.
The bright stars of winter nights and patchy light of the Milky Way, appear through the passing clouds above Lake Salda in southwestern Turkey.
Gems of winter sky as photographed from the dark shores of Mediterranean Sea in Patara Beach, southern Turkey.
Winter sky is dominated by dazzling colorful stars, from Aldebaran (top), to stars of Orion (center), and Sirius (bottom).
Stars of Winter Hexagon with all the prominent constellationss set above a small lake in Turkey.
Winter stars above one of the most prominent Lycian rock tombs in seaside of Kas harbour in Turkey.
Bright stars and dim Milky Way of Winter over Abant Lake nature park in Turkey.
All sky view through a fisheye lens shows stars of winter sky.
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