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Morning Moon

By Paintman
This is my attempt at photographing the moon. It was around 7.00am this morning so the sky was lightening up with a deep blue colour. I took this with a Canon 7D, a Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 OS lens, a Sigma 2x converter and a tripod. The focal length was 600mm @ f8, ISO 200 and 1/125th sec. There was a small amount of post-processing to sharpen up the details and to increase the mid-tone contrast. The original photo was cropped by about three quarters to cut out most of the sky.

Tags: Moon Lunar Landscape and travel

Voters: lawbert, Philip_H, Big_Beavis and 18 more

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lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
2 Dec 2012 4:49PM
Ive had a go at the Moon a few times....but alas
NOWT as good as this!!Wink Top work

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strokebloke 9 493 17 England
2 Dec 2012 5:14PM
Excellent Alan.
Taken in the morning gives it a different perspective.
Was that with a 600mm lens, or larger and stopped at 600mm?
I'm out of my depth with only a 300mm lens.
Christmas is coming though ........ GrinGrin

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
2 Dec 2012 5:15PM
Now isn't that just the prettiest thing! Where would we be without it. Very nicely done.
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 5:40PM
Hi Jack,

it was taken with a Sigma 120-300mm f2.8 and a Sigma 2x converter to produce a focal length of 600mm. If you have a 2x converter then your 300mm lens will have the same magnification as my set-up.

Regards, Alan.
tomcat 12 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 6:32PM

strokebloke 9 493 17 England
2 Dec 2012 7:56PM
I put my 2x convertor on last night Alan & the D300 had a senior moment ( well, moments actually) Locked up ~ chucked a fault code onto the top plate, and behaved like an adolescent OAP for about 3 minutes.
I've spoken to Nikon Support about it, & they're going to get back to me.
Each of the individual items work fine, when isolated
Paintman Plus
11 1.2k 177 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2012 8:11PM
You could try gently cleaning the contacts to see if it's just a bad contact causing the problem.
bill33 Plus
7 34 1 Scotland
3 Dec 2012 7:00PM
Wonderful capture with amazing detail one to be very proud of, Bill.
Tibetan 5 3 England
31 Dec 2012 11:39AM
Excellent not seen better, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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