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Lunar Eclipse

Lunar Eclipse
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Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper2) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1906 W: 107 N: 4875] (16757)
Genre: Landscapes
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-12-21
Categories: Sky
Camera: Pentax K100D Super, Sigma 150-500mm APO DG HSM, Digital ISO 800
Exposure: f/8, 1/1000 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Unique pov [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2010-12-22 2:02
Viewed: 4493
Points: 40
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
A break from my African series.

Last night (21 December 2010), my friend Peta and I went to the local university grounds to shoot the lunar eclipse. I was using my Sigma 150-500mm lens and an ISO of 800 as the moon was rising rapidly. I only got 2 shoots of the early part of the eclipse as there was low lying cloud. It was a great sight to watch and I managed to catch it digitally for the first time.

So the times for the 6 shots that make up this collage are: 8:26, 8:42, 8:48, 8:54, 9:08 and 9:20 pm.

Dis. Ac., jusninasirun, marius-secan, pirate, coasties, CatherineD, maurydv, albert, brech, Carol_Lynn, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-12-22 2:06]

Hello Chris.
Beautiful montage of the eclispe.I like the way you captured the change in color.Nice sharp details. The moon when it is full can be difficult to captured but you did an excellent job.Best regards Siggi

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2010-12-22 2:21]

What a fantastic work! You were lucky,no clouds like me...ehehe...very impressive composition and wonderfull sharpness and colors!!Thanks for share,have a nice day,Luciano

  • mwmod99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 855 W: 655 N: 3361] (14196)
  • [2010-12-22 2:58]

Very interesting and dedicated work Chris! Bravo! We can see clearly the moon eclipse in different stages! Bravo, impressive image!
George Veltchev

Hello Chris,

nice photographed this cyclus.
Good of sharpness and you made and nice composition with different stadia.
Fine colors.
Merry Christmas to you and your family.


Hello Chris.
I was waiting for this but our sky was filled with raincloud that I could not see anything.
Thanks for sharing this magnificent images of the eclipse sequence. Top drawer work and thanks for sharing.
Regards - Jusni

Hi Chris,
This is a nice composition of the lunar eclipse. Well done . It's the first time in some 400 years there has been an eclipse on the winter equinox, it's a long time to wait for another.
Merry Christmas.

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2010-12-22 5:56]

Very fine technical use to capture this wonderful moon eclipse for us. tfs.

hello Chris
great picture to see this
there was many clouds here to see the Eclipse in Holland
thanks greeting lou

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  • Helio Silver Star Critiquer/Silver Note Writer [C: 44 W: 0 N: 16] (533)
  • [2010-12-22 7:17]

Great Shot. wonderful

Hello Chris,
Splendid capture with amazing details, colours and sharpness.
It is a very interesting and impressive composition.
Fantastic colours and POV.
Thanks for sharing!
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family

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  • pirate Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
  • [2010-12-22 10:14]

Hi Chris
great collage the change in color is great

Great series of shots Chris. We had total cloud cover so missed this wonderful event. Nice to be able to view yours.



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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2010-12-22 12:27]

Hello Chris,
Interesting photo in a great composition. Excellent sharpness.

Hello Chris,
Great presentation and composition of this event. Well done!

Hi Chris
This is an extraterrestrial photo, amazingly composed, bravo!!!
Season’s greetings and a happy new year

Hello Chris,
Very good collage, with excellent sharpness and management of light. We can see very well the spots on the moon. I'm sure it was an impressive moment for you. TFS. Cheers,

Hallo Chris,
a superb collage of the Lunar eclipse, very well done
Best regards

Beautiful series of moon phase shots!

Hello Chris
Interesting serie of different stages of this lunar eclipse
Well done

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  • brech Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 53 W: 60 N: 95] (267)
  • [2010-12-28 13:14]

A classic eclipse shot! Very sharp and I love the arching composition whether by design or accident, for you final presentation.

Excellent job!


Hi Chris,
Amazing job, the different stages of the moon eclipse are well visible, and all 6 moons are very effective on one pic. :) Grerat PP, too, and a pleasant overall view. Well done MF and tfs.
Have a nice weekend, friendly regards, László

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