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By SueWB
I have just seen some wonderful eclipse photots on the site and so was not going to bother uploading my effort.

But then I thought, well, I spent what should have been a family night popping in and out of the house to the garden (much to everyone's annoyance) AND spent ages getting this image right in PS, AND spent 3 years at uni getting a degree in Astrophysics so....why waste ALL of that?!!

Hope you find it intresting (at least its not a I should do a montage...first squirrel on the moon!!)

Sue Smile

Tripod and cable release used
ISO 400 max to keep images clean
various manual exposures
focal length 400mm
wide open lens, f5.6, to get the shortest possible shutter speed to reduce shake and/or blur from the motion of the moon across the sky.

Tags: General Moon Eclipse Digitally manipulated Lunar eclipse Wildlife and nature

Voters: Tony_Baloni, Brilane, dark_lord and 44 more

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cantona43 15 928 4 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 8:11PM
Beautiful montage showing the start to the eclipse
Ammonyte 14 4 1 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 8:15PM
Great Work. Like you I spent a long time out in the cold last night! I found it quite difficult to get sharp focus during totality.

P.S. It has to be a mouse on the moon montage doesn't it? The colour during totality proves the Moon is made from Red Leicester cheese!
phil_j 14 134 4 England
4 Mar 2007 8:16PM
Excellent montage Sue, well put together.

Nigel_95 Plus
14 262 2 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 8:17PM
I have seen many excellent images/montages of last nights eclipse, and this is one of them. Well worth uploading in my opinion.

BertC Plus
14 29 Malta
4 Mar 2007 8:17PM
Fantastic Sue !
Brilane 14 5 12 Wales
4 Mar 2007 8:19PM
A well presented and taken series. -Brian.
JohnEW 13 3
4 Mar 2007 8:21PM
Nicely spaced set with good exposure control.
Paul_cats 14 61 22 Scotland
4 Mar 2007 8:40PM
Nice series of shots showing this eclipse. Well worth the effort and the annoyance of yor family.
JonR 13 26
4 Mar 2007 9:18PM
Excellent, nicely put together!
pamelajean Plus
14 1.4k 2160 United Kingdom
4 Mar 2007 9:36PM
I am so glad you did upload this, it is such an excellent sequential record of the event, one of the best I've seen so far.
Question - what happened next?
Sarahmann 15 1
4 Mar 2007 9:45PM
i realy like the pics and thanks 4 telling us the setting u used.realy helpfull i dident get the results u did last nite glad u uploaded sarah
4 Mar 2007 10:01PM
Very good compilation, positively didactic. Glad you went to all the trouble and shared this with us.
Pogs 14 13 England
4 Mar 2007 10:30PM
Definitely worth the upload
paulcr 15 1.5k 9 Ireland
4 Mar 2007 10:37PM
Excellent. PAul
User_Removed 14 16 England
4 Mar 2007 10:41PM
Great sequence, well worth the effort and so nicely presented as a record of the eclipse phases.
bfgstew 14 668 105 England
4 Mar 2007 11:05PM
Superb presentation and some fine photography getting such crisp images of this eclipse.
Sezz 15 619 15 England
4 Mar 2007 11:07PM
Sue, glad you uploaded this one, impressive work !

Sez Smile
5 Mar 2007 1:14AM
Well worth the effort, great images and presentation. A well deserved 30th click.

Goatsmilkuk 15 783
5 Mar 2007 11:06AM
Very good series of shots


bzbee 16 108 3 United Kingdom
5 Mar 2007 6:00PM
Excellent record and well worth the effort
starliz 16 1.6k 3 England
5 Mar 2007 6:10PM
been a shame not to have seen this a wonderful bit of photography and so well presented.
daffydill56 16 190 United Kingdom
6 Mar 2007 10:01AM
Far better than my effort Sue, well done.

ITPSnapper 14 45 Netherlands
6 Mar 2007 10:35AM
Time was not wasted, great study!

dark_lord Plus
16 2.7k 699 England
15 Mar 2007 6:15PM
I too tried some shots of the eclipse. I still have to go through the raw files!
I see you mention your degree, weel if you can't get a good shot no-one can!
Very well presented too.

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