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Many thanks for you kind comment regarding the dragonfly in the stream Smile
warm regards to Joline and Jenn for the UAs

Richard Mossy Oak uploaded an excellent shot of the moon last year. I was amazed how good it was and thought i had to improve my technique. Well a D800 shines with the hight resolution, suppose a d7100 (TONY!!!! a challenge for you ) would do even better.

so here it is, I wrote the data in the exif . my old TC300 was used (the 2x converter meant for the Nikkor 500mm MF and the 300 2.8) the new tc20b is USELESS!
f11 is not fantastic nor is the d800 viewfinder so here is the cheat: I focussed on the d3x, locked the lens( first time I used this seldom remembered knob) and swapped it over. Good job the lens can stay on the tripod i only swapped the camera.

Camera:Nikon D800 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:Nikkor 600mm F5.6 MF Check out Nikon Nation!
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:22 Jun 2013 - 11:17 PM
Focal Length:600mm + 2x converter
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.6
Aperture:f/16
Shutter Speed:1/320sec
Exposure Comp:-1 - yes you need that for the texture.
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:M
Metering Mode:spot on
Flash:yeah right :)
White Balance:moonlight!
Title:the bright side of the moon - last night
Username:annettep38 annettep38
Uploaded:23 Jul 2013 - 8:06 PM
Tags:General, Landscape / travel, Moon, Night, The chinese aren't there yet
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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:18 PM

brilliant detail annette wonderful tones a belter nice one Wink
andy

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hasslebladuk
hasslebladuk e2 Member 4hasslebladuk vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:24 PM

Excellent shot showing lovely detail bet you are over the moon with your d800
mike

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Andrea16
Andrea16  1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 - 8:34 PM

What a fantastic shot SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

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AnnChown
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23 Jul 2013 - 8:36 PM

Look at that detail! Any men there? Smile
Ann

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tomcat
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23 Jul 2013 - 8:45 PM

Different!!!!

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Adrian

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taggart
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23 Jul 2013 - 8:46 PM

Brilliant!!!

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland111 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 8:46 PM

You have done so well, capturing so much detail on the surface, and that view of the crater "Tycho" in V 2 is superb, Annette.
Ronnie.

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2167 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 9:19 PM

These two are brilliant Annette.
Thank you for all your votes and comments on my images today.Smile
NettaSmile

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WhiteRose1
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23 Jul 2013 - 9:20 PM

Any closer and we'd be seeing clangers GrinGrin

Dave

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maratsuikka
23 Jul 2013 - 9:49 PM

this looks great on 50inch and original size......

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rontear
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23 Jul 2013 - 10:32 PM

Estate agents beware Wink Superb Annette.
Ron.

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Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 3Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 10:59 PM

Merciful Heavens Annette - your precision knowledge of technology astounds me!
What an achievement - two superb images with amazing detail.
KateGrinGrinGrin

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:14 PM

Very interesting shots Annette.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
23 Jul 2013 - 11:54 PM

Sounds very complicated Annette - far beyond my comprehension - but what superb images.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
Joan.

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mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 12:15 AM

A couple of fine moon shots Annette.
I can't get my head around all your techy stuff though.
It sounds like rocket science to me !!
Mick.

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Hermanus
Hermanus  2 South Africa
24 Jul 2013 - 5:20 AM

Lovely detailed shots Annette !! Now we all know what is on the moon Smile

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CarolG
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24 Jul 2013 - 5:33 AM

Amazing detail, Annette, excellent captures. Carol

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LynneJoyce
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:07 AM

Brilliant!

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barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 7:45 AM

Incredible details..
I have given up trying to get a good image of the moon....
Well done you
And it's good mossy got you going

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SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64340 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 9:14 AM

An excellent shot, full of detail and perfectly exposed.
Love it.
x

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bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91899 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 11:37 AM

Interesting narrative - clever you Grin - V1 is a super image.

Last Modified By bricurtis at 24 Jul 2013 - 11:38 AM

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digital_boi
24 Jul 2013 - 11:49 AM

well done Annette a very fine result V1 gets my vote

GrahamGrinGrinGrin

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Niknut
Niknut e2 Member 4546 forum postsNiknut vcard United Kingdom60 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 4:20 PM

Cracking shot !!......lovely detail !!

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Michaela_Solway
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24 Jul 2013 - 7:32 PM

AMAZING!!! Sounds technically complicated though to achieve..

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paskinmj
paskinmj  5 United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Jul 2013 - 10:50 PM

Great controlled exposure.
Matt

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tonyng
tonyng e2 Member 4tonyng vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2013 - 10:19 AM

This is some challenge for me Annette. Smile. All I can see is cloud-cover lately. I wonder if someone would lend me the Hubble telescope. The details on your v2 is superb!!

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ugly
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26 Jul 2013 - 6:37 AM

A magic image.
So much detail..
Top marks here..

Dave

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Glostopcat
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28 Jul 2013 - 12:56 AM

You'd be a lunartic not to give this image your vote, i'd have been over the moon to have taken this one. Talking of the Chinese, here is an awful joke for you!GrinGrinGrinGrin An Englishman, a Frenchman and a Chinese man went on an airballoon flight around the world. As they looked out over Europe the Englishman pointed to the coastline and the white cliffs of Dover and said ah my beautiful country of England, after crossing the channel the Frenchman pointed to the Normandy coast and said this eez my belle France. Further on their flight across Europe, the chinaman hurled a teacup and saucer that he'd been drinking from out of the airballoon bakset and then shouted ah my beautiful China!!!BlushBlushBlushBlush

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
4 Aug 2013 - 11:51 AM

Superb detail & amazing capture.
Missed this one on the day!
Ju

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