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Challenge: Free Study 2009-01 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Canon EOS-40D
Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS
Location: My backyard
Date: Jan 8, 2009
Aperture: f/9
ISO: 250
Shutter: 1/250
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Jan 31, 2009

Nice clear sky thanks to a frigid Canadian High. Makes for good night sky photography.

Shot at 400mm with a 1.4x teleconverter With the 1.6 crop factor, my math says this is effectively 896mm. My math isn't always so good :P

Converted from Raw, USM, levels, adj shadows/highlights, sharpen, levels, adj. shadows/highlights. Crop, save for web. Adj levels and contrast. Used blur tool for final details.

Place: 92 out of 454
Avg (all users): 6.0130
Avg (commenters): 7.1818
Avg (participants): 6.0093
Avg (non-participants): 6.0213
Views since voting: 1105
Views during voting: 249
Votes: 154
Comments: 18
Favorites: 1 (view)

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01/16/2010 10:20:16 AM
Simply stunning. No wonder you ended up so high in this challenge :)
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02/17/2009 12:24:20 AM
Congrats on your high finish, Scott. The moon captures are really working well for you. I'll be interested to see what you come up with next! ;-)
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02/15/2009 09:01:15 PM
Originally posted by David Ey:

Every moon picture I see is the same, more or less.

In light of your comment to me, let me explain.

Every moon picture I see is the same.....We are only able to photograph the one side of our moon, never the back side.

,more or less.....Sometimes we photograph a full moon, sometimes just a sliver.

Lighten up a bit scooter. :)
02/14/2009 09:32:07 PM
Every moon picture I see is the same, more or less.
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02/14/2009 09:09:59 PM
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02/08/2009 12:33:55 AM
aww !!!! definitely underrated. Scored this an 8. I have done shots like this and is not as easy as most people think. Nice one.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
02/06/2009 12:22:48 AM
I've tried shooting the moon in the past, and I can sure appreciate the skill and the effort necessary to come up with this one. However, I'm afraid that DPC will require more for a free study entry and score this in the high 5s range. I'll try to alleviate that by a little bit. Great job!
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02/05/2009 02:42:52 PM
Wow, a lot of details.
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02/02/2009 11:22:10 PM
Amazing capture! Love the detail in this. 10+++
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02/02/2009 06:36:16 PM
very cool, I like the tone
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02/01/2009 10:57:20 PM
What kind of attachment does it take to hook up to the Hubble? That is nice.
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02/01/2009 03:22:26 PM
One of my favs
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02/01/2009 12:38:52 PM
nice shot.
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02/01/2009 11:14:08 AM
A nice picture of the moon but if you have access to the right lens or telescope mount - what is there left for you to do as a photographer? As a consequence - though technically very sound, this lacks enough interest to live with the best entries in this challenge.
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02/01/2009 08:51:28 AM
That is a pretty impressive shot ... great detail.
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02/01/2009 07:53:25 AM
Very well done , 8
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02/01/2009 04:49:59 AM
Did you use some kind of a macro lens here? Awesome shot!
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02/01/2009 01:12:51 AM
Very sharp! What lens? My moon shots aren't as good, even with my 80-400 VR. Although I did well with one... Do you have a technique?
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