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Actually, it was a single frame. I suspect the water movement may have caused that illusion. There were some pockets of still water, and a few areas where there was a soft disturbance. Shot just as the moon set.
Hey Ed and Don,
This is very normal, and while I have never posed it to our astromical genius' like Eric and the others, I believe it's totally normal. I have noticed it always happening when I am shooting with water in the foreground reflecting the stars. What I think is that with the water so close to the camera, compared to the actual stars being out a billion miles away in the sky, that the closeness of the proximity has the reflection of the stars moving. It doesn't have anything to do with any water movement, other then water movement could break up the streaks.
So shooting a 30 second max exposure will get relatively sharp stars with little movement in the sky, but the close reflections will show the movement of the stars during the shooting duration.