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my first attempt at shooting the moon!

By ickle_janie  
This was taken last night in my back garden, any advice on how i could improve on it and how I can eliminate the greenish halo on the top,

Many thanks

Tags: Black and white Night skies

Voters: Jonkerspics, Techno, thebopper and 3 more

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thebopper 9 8 United Kingdom
19 Mar 2011 4:43PM
Superb shot!Grin

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f8 14 9.2k 22 England
19 Mar 2011 5:41PM
Nice try Jane, the green halo could be caused by over enlarging the pic. I realise to get an acceptable size it needs enlarging but try a 1.4 or 2x extender so you do not have to enlarge the image so much.
GHGraham 8 7 10 Scotland
19 Mar 2011 11:43PM
Green halo is most likely caused by chromatic aberation of lens or extender.

Can be fixed in camera but only if you have won the lottery and can afford the very best optics.

However, most RAW processing programs, Canon Photo Pro, Lightroom, Photoshop etc can reduce this effect in post processing.

I think the colour you see is probably blue cos there's the same effect at the bottom of the moon in the red phase.

Great first effort.

hasu Plus
10 8 United Kingdom
21 Mar 2011 8:18PM
Hi Jane, believe me, you have done great job here! it is not bad at all for the first time! However, if you want to eliminate the halo from the edge, there are more then one way.... here is a little tutorial I have created for you, please click this link and you will be there.....
To see 720p HD video after clicking the link, simply click on 240p and select 720p HD from the list and hit play, then click on next pop up box which will bring video box out and then click Full screen (four arrow) sign to view in full screen.

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