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My first ever Moon shot!

By Bit_Blurry
As title! quite chuffed for a first go Smile

Can't help thinking they'll be a lot of these tonight, it's a beautiful clear sky, or it is here in Kent anyway (after a week of gloom!)

Tags: Moon Landscape and travel

Voters: Cristian, twinkle62, sparrowhawk and 7 more

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18 Mar 2011 10:01PM
Fantastic capture, I never have much luck with moon shots, you'll have to give me some tips!

Well done!!
Cristian 18 950 1
18 Mar 2011 10:09PM
Nice capture. I've come in from taking some moon images too. Really clear sky in Berkshire too.

Cristian Smile
18 Mar 2011 10:17PM
A beautiful shot, well done Grin
BeckC 15 5 England
18 Mar 2011 10:29PM
Great shot
Sean_Dillon 13 2 2 England
18 Mar 2011 10:34PM
Cracking effort, better than Ive managed as yet.
Its supposed to be at its closest - so biggest tommorow evening about 7pm I believe.
zapar40 12 66 5 Wales
18 Mar 2011 11:38PM
suprised to see the same shot i captured tonight too. very well done, and yes tomorow looks like its going to be the closest it has been for years so a large one. get out and get some more.
I think you have captured really well. No mods required in this image. You can also save this image and use it for backgrounds to other night time images.

Bit_Blurry 12 79 United Kingdom
20 Mar 2011 7:54AM
Thanks for the comments all, much appreciated Smile

@thelooneybishop, sorry, I can't give you any tips, except that I did google for "photographing the moon" which gave me a lot of help.
Annoyingly there is no EXIF data but the following is about right if it helps:

Camera: Nikon D90
Lens: Sigma 150-500mm (at 500mm)
f11 (I think)
Shutter speed: Kept playing with this but faster seemed to be better. I believe this was 1/125 at least or probably faster
Fired from a tripod with timer
ISO 200

I started off with manual focus set to infinity, but they were all blurry so tried flicking the AF on, and it locked onto it instantly! so, i just left it to it.


Chris Smile
23 Mar 2011 11:48PM
Great shot.Well done.

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