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Jun 25, 2013 23:44 |  #1666

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That is a Super Picture ! You should send this one to www.spaceweather.com (external link) for world-wide exposure . This is very unique with the bats . Is this close to that bridge that had all the bats before or a cavern ?

Thanks for the comments everyone.

This is not from the famous bridge with bats, but one about 10 miles north of that.


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Jun 26, 2013 16:27 |  #1667

Had to wait until 2 days after the supermoon before the cloud lifted enough to get any shots.



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Jun 26, 2013 16:59 |  #1668

That is one impressive shot, what lens?


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Jun 26, 2013 17:04 |  #1669

Thank you, 100-400 with 2X converter.




  
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Jun 26, 2013 23:47 |  #1670

Mick Emmett wrote in post #16067713 (external link)
Thank you, 100-400 with 2X converter.

Love that combo for moon shots.


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Jun 27, 2013 08:40 |  #1671

nice shot but it's way too dark for my taste . You have a lighter version ?




  
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Jun 27, 2013 08:41 |  #1672

Mick Emmett wrote in post #16067580 (external link)
Had to wait until 2 days after the supermoon before the cloud lifted enough to get any shots.

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nice shot but it's way too dark for my taste . You have a lighter version ?




  
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Jun 27, 2013 09:10 |  #1673

Of course I do but I darkened it down a little so it showed the detail a little better.


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Jun 27, 2013 10:34 |  #1674

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Of course I do but I darkened it down a little so it showed the detail a little better.

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This one looks good and i like it better . You can change to Grayscale and do first step of Sharpen in PS and it would look very good . Thing is as many people as well as myself try to get the sharpest moon image possible but on a full moon it's darn near impossible except at the edges . I can tell from the left edge your moon shot is at 99% full cause starting at 99 to 100 to -99 % the edges closest to the sun will be burnt edges . But if you have a moon filter for your lens you can get much sharper images if needed . This image of mine was taken through my refractor scope which is a 480mm f/6 and no filter . I like to project to viewers how it looks to me in my scope and the brighter the better as long as it's not burnt out . That's the fun of scoping . Your 400mm lens even with a 2x added still does not allow you to see in the camera viewer what you can see in an actual scope . If you never have viewed through a scope and saw the moon or Saturn or Jupiter i guarantee it will blow you away !!

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Jun 27, 2013 10:57 |  #1675

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This one looks good and i like it better . You can change to Grayscale and do first step of Sharpen in PS and it would look very good . Thing is as many people as well as myself try to get the sharpest moon image possible but on a full moon it's darn near impossible except at the edges . I can tell from the left edge your moon shot is at 99% full cause starting at 99 to 100 to -99 % the edges closest to the sun will be burnt edges . But if you have a moon filter for your lens you can get much sharper images if needed . This image of mine was taken through my refractor scope which is a 480mm f/6 and no filter . I like to project to viewers how it looks to me in my scope and the brighter the better as long as it's not burnt out . That's the fun of scoping . Your 400mm lens even with a 2x added still does not allow you to see in the camera viewer what you can see in an actual scope . If you never have viewed through a scope and saw the moon or Saturn or Jupiter i guarantee it will blow you away !!

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I have never heard of a moon filter. Will this work on standard camera lenses (compared to a scope)?

Can you give me a link?

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Jun 27, 2013 12:00 |  #1676

After doing a little research via google, a moon filter seems to be little more than a means to cut down the light entering your telescope. Surely this can be done on a camera by simply closing down the aperture? and a variable moon filter appears to be a circular variable polarising filter. I read on one forum that using an N/D filter will give good results also. I was just trying out a feature I didn't even know my little 650d had i.e. it allows you to enlarge the image on the screen whilst in live view by either 5x or 10x absolutely brilliant for getting the manual focus spot on, I wish my bigger cameras had that function, I wouldn't have sold my mpe65 if they had.




  
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Jun 30, 2013 20:54 |  #1677

Something a bit different :) moonrise!

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Jun 30, 2013 21:46 |  #1678

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I have never heard of a moon filter. Will this work on standard camera lenses (compared to a scope)?

Can you give me a link?

Thank you

Charles there is not a Moon filter just for a camera lens . As mentioned you can use "Liveview" and zoom in to focus but it's best to just take several exposures to capture the moon the way you want it . Full moons try 100-400 ISO and play with the Shutter speeds for a good image . Moon Filters are strictly for scopes EPs' as far as I know but if one has a scope you can take pictures by hooking up the camera to the scope and using it like a BIG lens and a Moon Filter of 1/1-2" or 2" moon filter can be used between the scope and camera attachment . Just depends the setup you use . This is one advantage a scope has over just a camera and lens .




  
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Jul 01, 2013 00:33 |  #1679

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Charles there is not a Moon filter just for a camera lens . As mentioned you can use "Liveview" and zoom in to focus but it's best to just take several exposures to capture the moon the way you want it . Full moons try 100-400 ISO and play with the Shutter speeds for a good image . Moon Filters are strictly for scopes EPs' as far as I know but if one has a scope you can take pictures by hooking up the camera to the scope and using it like a BIG lens and a Moon Filter of 1/1-2" or 2" moon filter can be used between the scope and camera attachment . Just depends the setup you use . This is one advantage a scope has over just a camera and lens .

Thank you Ron,

As you mentioned others also said the moon filter was only for scopes.

Back in the 70's I bought a cheapo scope (a Jason I believe) that I did enjoy looking at the moon many times.... then I found Jupiter! Wow what a thrill that was. What I always enjoyed about Jupiter was looking at it one night and noting where the moons for Jupiter were in relation to Jupiter. The next night the moons were in a totally different position. That was fun!! Then later by accident I found Saturn! That was an even bigger thrill to see the rings!!

A couple years ago I considered buying a scope and came close to it, but I finally thought with the night skies I have here with the light pollution I really doubted I would use it that much.


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Jul 01, 2013 02:01 |  #1680

Nice moon!


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