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    Photographer David Johnson captured these fireworks at the International Fireworks Show in Ottawa, Canada using a long exposure of approximately one or two seconds long. Sure, it doesn’t sound like that much time, but in shutter speed terms, the two seconds allowed Johnson to capture the little stems and the long dropping branches of the fireworks in a way that highlights the bursting effect of the explosion. At first glance, the fireworks look like flowers or underwater sea creatures – a lovely

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