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the bright side of the moon - last night

By annettep38  
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.

Tags: General Moon Night Landscape and travel The chinese arent there yet

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andylea 8 37 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:18PM
brilliant detail annette wonderful tones a belter nice one Wink

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23 Jul 2013 8:24PM
Excellent shot showing lovely detail bet you are over the moon with your d800
23 Jul 2013 8:34PM
What a fantastic shot SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
AnnChown Plus
6 199 1 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:36PM
Look at that detail! Any men there? Smile
tomcat 11 6.4k 15 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 8:45PM


taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
23 Jul 2013 8:46PM
RonnieAG Plus
6 153 116 Scotland
23 Jul 2013 8:46PM
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.
netta1234 Plus
4 371 2 Wales
23 Jul 2013 9:19PM
These two are brilliant Annette.
Thank you for all your votes and comments on my images today.Smile
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 England
23 Jul 2013 9:20PM
Any closer and we'd be seeing clangers GrinGrin

23 Jul 2013 9:49PM
this looks great on 50inch and original size......
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
23 Jul 2013 10:32PM
Estate agents beware Wink Superb Annette.
Irishkate Plus
6 38 100 United Kingdom
23 Jul 2013 10:59PM
Merciful Heavens Annette - your precision knowledge of technology astounds me!
What an achievement - two superb images with amazing detail.
Maiwand Plus
9 3 72 England
23 Jul 2013 11:14PM
Very interesting shots Annette.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
7 10 10 England
23 Jul 2013 11:54PM
Sounds very complicated Annette - far beyond my comprehension - but what superb images.SmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
mikbee 9 3 8 Scotland
24 Jul 2013 12:15AM
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 !!
Hermanus 4 4 South Africa
24 Jul 2013 5:20AM
Lovely detailed shots Annette !! Now we all know what is on the moon Smile
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
24 Jul 2013 5:33AM
Amazing detail, Annette, excellent captures. Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
8 20 99 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 7:07AM
24 Jul 2013 7:45AM
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
SlowSong Plus
8 6.4k 29 England
24 Jul 2013 9:14AM
An excellent shot, full of detail and perfectly exposed.
Love it.
bricurtis Plus
11 2.1k 49 England
24 Jul 2013 11:37AM
Interesting narrative - clever you Grin - V1 is a super image.
24 Jul 2013 11:49AM
well done Annette a very fine result V1 gets my vote

Niknut Plus
6 1.3k 68 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 4:20PM
Cracking shot !!......lovely detail !!
AMAZING!!! Sounds technically complicated though to achieve..
paskinmj 7 11 1 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2013 10:50PM
Great controlled exposure.
tonyng Plus
6 8 2 United Kingdom
25 Jul 2013 10:19AM
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!!
ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
26 Jul 2013 6:37AM
A magic image.
So much detail..
Top marks here..

Glostopcat 10 255 2 England
28 Jul 2013 12:56AM
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
JuBarney Plus
5 20 3 United Kingdom
4 Aug 2013 11:51AM
Superb detail & amazing capture.
Missed this one on the day!

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