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Almost full moon on March 31st - the first clear night in several weeks

(constructive critique is welcome)
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Apr 02 2007 19:52 GMT backstreets PRO
superb !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Apr 02 2007 20:02 GMT 1bebei
..I.ve seen it too Bill, But I was in Rotterdam at the same time you 've seen it..
Apr 02 2007 20:16 GMT Elise
GREAT SHOT!!
Apr 02 2007 20:24 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Backs!
Apr 02 2007 20:24 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Elise!
Apr 02 2007 20:58 GMT grimp PRO
you've got it very sharp in this one!
Apr 02 2007 21:45 GMT jamby PRO
oh i'm not qualified to criticise this shot Bill!!! ...i just wanna say...my hats off to you with this spectacular shot!!!
Apr 02 2007 22:26 GMT junne PRO
well, you did it! which lens?
Apr 02 2007 23:17 GMT Paperinik962
I love!
Apr 02 2007 23:23 GMT Midworlder PRO
Yes very sharp and detailed. Well done
Apr 02 2007 23:52 GMT Poulet PRO
I LOVE this !!
Apr 03 2007 00:13 GMT dazzy34
amazing shot.
Apr 03 2007 00:23 GMT PhotoPro PRO
junne - 70-300mm at 300mm
Apr 03 2007 00:24 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thank you Roger!
Apr 03 2007 01:21 GMT ashdad PRO
Great moon shot!
Apr 03 2007 01:44 GMT Maryg
Itīs soooo perfect.....
Apr 03 2007 02:08 GMT gtc126
Excellant Shot of the Moon!!! Very sharp image.....well done!!!
Apr 03 2007 03:02 GMT tony PRO
Constructive criticism is welcome? OK...why a shutter speed of 1/2000, thus necessitating the very high ISO (gain) and all that resultant noise? The only reason I can think of is the lack of a tripod on the particular occasion. The image would have been much cleaner at a shutter speed of, say, 1/200 and lower ISO (with tripod). The moon doesn't move THAT fast!
Apr 03 2007 03:23 GMT junne PRO
i agree with tony, it is not the speed of the moon that is a problem, rather that we cannot hold a long lens steady at any thing below a 120th of a second. 1/200 would be plenty of safety factor.
Apr 03 2007 04:48 GMT Nakolezestodoly
Amazing photo !!!
Apr 03 2007 04:52 GMT PhotoPro PRO
thanks for your feedback Tony!
actually, I shot it at every speed from 1/250 - 1/2000. I used shutter priority and used a tripod. btw, I don't know why the exif doesn't show it but the iso is 200 so any noise is just plain digital noise. the slower speeds with a smaller aperature looked worse so I chose the one that looked the best on-screen.

next time I will shoot manually but please, please any suggestions to improve (besides shooting a partial moon - waited most of the month for a clear sky so this was my only choice this month)
Apr 03 2007 04:53 GMT PhotoPro PRO
junne - please see above and ANY reccomendations - please!
Apr 03 2007 05:21 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
Your camera is killing you. There is WAY too much chroma noise in that shot. Did you retouch? Can we see the original.

I shoot 1/400th at ISO 200 and get good clean moon shots.
Apr 03 2007 05:33 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Brian - the original was a raw photo and I did process it to darken it.... i deliberately didn't run the noise remover because it blurred the ridges on the bottom of the moon - the only relief visible. I'll see if I kept the original - I deleted most of that folder today because I wasn't satisfied with the results

what aperature are you using at 1/400th? I found the best combo for me is 1/500 at f11. at 400 anything below f8 - f11 is just too bright in the past ones I have shot.

I have found that the camera does a better job processing than I do.... when I shoot in jpeg they come out great
Apr 03 2007 05:36 GMT PhotoPro PRO
at this size you guys have much better eyes than I do - I don't see much noise - the grain in the moon is different than noise
Apr 03 2007 05:44 GMT PhotoPro PRO
I just discovered one factor that might have affected the shot - I forgot to switch back from my polar filter to my uv-haze
Apr 03 2007 05:45 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
I seem to shoot the moon at ISO 400, 1/200 and f/5.6 from the ones that I can find with surface look.
Apr 03 2007 05:46 GMT DragonSpeed PRO
The Chroma noise is most evident in the mare - the dark areas.
Apr 03 2007 06:48 GMT bluefam
wonderful full moon.
Apr 03 2007 07:52 GMT dmc
Ehhh... I love it!
Apr 03 2007 13:17 GMT PhotoPro PRO
Brian - checkout the original - that's why it looks so noisy..... all the gain from raising the lighting! In Picasa (which I use 100% of the time to organize and locate fotos), this looked as bright as the other speeds......
something for me to keep in mind! :))
Apr 03 2007 15:57 GMT iyerhari
appreciate yr. efforts!

Beautiful.
Apr 04 2007 03:25 GMT mavik
I tried my hands using a telephoto lens and this is one of the results: http://www.fotothing.com/photos/20d/20d8f4390e06cc2fbefb9be2b2b2d45b_5ed.jpg Most of the images I got were blurred even with the use of a tripod!
Apr 06 2007 15:52 GMT gtc126
Super Shot of the moon!!!!!
Apr 07 2007 08:12 GMT korni
WOW!!!

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