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SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Switchback » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:00 am

So pics of the Moon Eclipse we experienced in South Africa that started at 20:22 PM:

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Elzet » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:05 am

Fab pics, Switchback. :clap: :clap: :dance: :dance: Loving the detail on the moon. :dance:


(In the Upcoming eclipses there are also a few photos. :thumbs_up: )


Thanks for sharing. :thumbs_up:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby lion queen » Fri Jun 17, 2011 8:45 am

I haven't downloaded my pics, but would not even try to compete with these!!!

Absolutely stunning!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby KendraClaire » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:26 am

WOW! They are amazing! What type of camera and lens did you use?

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby saraf » Fri Jun 17, 2011 9:42 am

Wow, fantastic photos.
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Switchback » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:08 pm

No fancy equipment used, just my Nikon D90 with a Sigma 150 - 500mm lens on a Manfrotto tripod with a remote control. I would love a 600mm with a 1.4 TC one day...

I made use of the camera's mirror lock-up delay to eliminate any vibrations.
EXIF data for most shots are around:
ISO: 200
Aperture: F9 to about 11 (depending on how "bright the moon still is)
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Exposure: -0.3 EV

I always shoot the moon in full manual mode to have full control. With the moon quite full, AF does work, but as soon as the moon get smaller and darker, I switch over to MF. :thumbs_up:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Crested Val » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:11 pm

Thanks for sharing Switchback.
Quite amazing!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Shi » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:15 pm

Spectacular Switchback :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby moggiedog » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:32 pm

Fantastic shots - thanks for sharing.
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Kamadejo » Sat Jun 18, 2011 5:50 pm

Those pics are fantastic :clap: :clap: Wish I could have watched it myself, but unfortunately the sky was full of clouds. :cry:
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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Mellory » Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:39 am

:thumbs_up: :thumbs_up:

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Pumbaa » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:06 am

Thanks for sharing, Switchback,

It must have been awesome to watch this spectacle but we on the Nothern hemisphere had grey clouds on the sky so no chance to see something :cry:

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby hilda » Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:44 am

Fantastic pictures Switchback! You know your camera for sure, and I also think you must be a professional photographer! Simply beautiful! Thanks for sharing! :thumbs_up:

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby Switchback » Sun Jun 19, 2011 7:18 pm

Thanks for all the kind comments! :thumbs_up: This is just a result of taking MANY photos of the moon before and learnt what works best for photographing the moon. I would love to get my hands on some decent equipment one day to take some REALLY nice photos though.

Professional photographer... I wish. No really, I do wish to be one, but I guess that's only the dream. 8)

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Re: SA Moon Eclipse 15/06/2011

Unread postby PIG » Tue Jun 28, 2011 2:54 pm

Nice pics Swithcback. You had me worried there with your settings. Your pics are a lot brighter and cleaner than mine, but apparently you were using round 1/16th the light. Considered switching to the dark side for a split second :big_eyes:

But I had a peak at your exif and now I feel a bit better :wink:


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