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Total Lunar Eclipse
Total Lunar Eclipse
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Challenge: Hidden Gem -- 1,000th Challenge! (Advanced Editing VII*)
Camera: Nikon D300
Location: Earth
Date: Mar 3, 2007
Aperture: f6 telescope
ISO: 250
Shutter: 15s
Galleries: Sky
Date Uploaded: Mar 9, 2009

Totality taken through 8",1200mm f6 telescope.

This is 4 frames after this Copyrighted_Image_Reuse_Prohibited_479990.jpg
Hopefully much better processing and comp.

Wow 4th place :) I`m very pleased with that.
Thank you all for your amazing comments.

Statistics
Place: 4 out of 1129
Avg (all users): 7.1566
Avg (commenters): 8.2243
Avg (participants): 7.1651
Avg (non-participants): 7.1081
Views since voting: 6062
Views during voting: 807
Votes: 498
Comments: 138
Favorites: 25 (view)


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04/08/2009 11:04:46 PM
This is a marvelous image! I'm surprised that no one else mentioned that it's reversed left to right, like a mirror image. The last total lunar eclipse that we could see here was Feb 20 08, but my shots didn't come anywhere close to this.
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03/24/2009 02:22:33 AM
Wow great shot . Congrats on top 5
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03/21/2009 02:01:39 PM
Superb image, Mark. Just wonderful to look at, I can't believe how clear it is. Excellent work!
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03/19/2009 01:24:35 PM
ahhh this is INSANE! added to faves

what telescope is it?
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03/18/2009 10:47:29 PM
Wow! Nearly every human being views the near side of the moon marveling at it's simultaneous distance and nearness. This image makes a 1/4 million miles seem like a day trip to your favorite photographic spot.
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03/18/2009 05:16:00 PM
Great stuff man, a true rare gem. Great details in Tycho, redness of the moon is so strange to look at, great placement in this huge challenge!
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03/18/2009 01:01:23 PM
This was in my top 3, well done :)
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03/18/2009 12:22:05 PM
this is breathtaking!
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03/18/2009 12:11:10 PM
Congratulations on your excellent photo and finish!!
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03/18/2009 11:57:47 AM
Excellent outcome!!!
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03/18/2009 11:52:25 AM
I wish that I had gotten to this photograph during voting, I really like it! Congrats on top 10!
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03/18/2009 11:30:03 AM
Both a great artistic and technical achievement. Wonderful work and worthy of a greater score.

Message edited by author 2009-03-18 11:30:18.
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03/18/2009 10:33:41 AM
Congratz on the 4th. No mean feat considering how many entries there were. And this is one of the nicest moon shot's I ever saw.
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03/18/2009 10:07:38 AM
this is a magnificent shot, it was my only 10... sorry it didn't get a ribbon, you really deserved it!
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03/18/2009 08:53:16 AM
Congrats on your top 4 finish! I love this one!
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03/18/2009 08:08:45 AM
Congrats! Great shot! Very sharp!
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03/18/2009 06:32:52 AM
I think this was my favourite shot out of all the entries - and that is saying something. It is an absolutely awesome shot. Congratulations on 4th but it should have ribboned.
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03/18/2009 05:12:44 AM
as i said ... spectacular!
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03/18/2009 04:28:33 AM
Oooohhhh, so sorry you didn't ribbon for this awesome shot. I gave it a 10, and had it pegged for the blue.
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03/18/2009 04:02:02 AM
Congrats Mark, excellent shot, I thought this deserved the blue...
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03/18/2009 03:21:05 AM
Congrats on the HM, best moon shot I have seen in a while
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03/18/2009 03:20:36 AM
WOW!!! Spectacular. Great finish.
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03/18/2009 02:42:44 AM
Great shot!
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03/18/2009 02:36:40 AM
beautiful! Congrats on your excellent finish.
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
03/17/2009 11:35:41 PM
Wow. Simply stunning.
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03/17/2009 10:16:23 PM
Great shot. Love the colors and the background stars. The detail in the moon is wonderful.
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03/17/2009 10:04:06 PM
Fantastic- one of the best moon shots i've seen-9
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03/17/2009 09:48:05 PM
Beautifully captured! Wonderful soft hues! 8
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03/17/2009 09:44:39 PM
Woa! That looks like a studio photo! Amazing! Amazing!
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03/17/2009 08:32:48 PM
love the red!!
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03/17/2009 06:17:28 PM
very nice clarity and colors.
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03/17/2009 05:51:08 PM
WOOOOOOOOOOOOOW, this is GREAT. 10 from me straigh away !!!
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03/17/2009 05:17:13 PM
This is a good sharp image. And the round of the sphere is easily felt. Did you have the chance to see the total solar eclipse photo participating in this challenge? 8 and good luck
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03/17/2009 01:40:16 PM
Outstanding detail on the moons surface... great capture of an eclipse.
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03/17/2009 01:30:51 PM
Stunning luminous moon image. Great velvety pitch black sky and twinkling stars. Super detail. 8
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03/17/2009 11:29:37 AM
Nice moon shot. Good clarity and detail.
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03/17/2009 08:27:11 AM
I gave you a 10 because it's a surprising photo, I didn't pay much attention to the bluish halo, it's a minor detail.
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03/17/2009 04:42:00 AM
can't get better.
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03/16/2009 11:50:08 PM
This is a thoroughly impressive moon photo.
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03/16/2009 10:15:27 PM
Beautiful
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03/16/2009 07:18:46 PM
Beautiful red sackcloth color.
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03/16/2009 07:16:51 PM
Wow, you captured some really great detail in this, great timing and I'm sure this shot took a lot of setup, but it really paid off.
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03/16/2009 06:47:46 PM
There are a number of things I like herre ... the moon is nicely exposed and focused. I like that you caught a few stars. And the color just feels right. All these are hard. Great photo with a high degree of difficulty!
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03/16/2009 04:28:06 PM
Gorgeous colors, and a great moon capture.
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03/16/2009 04:27:51 PM
So crisp...you had to have had this hooked up to a telescope. One of the best, if not the best, moon shot I've seen on this site. 9
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03/16/2009 12:51:59 PM
wow, im impressed:) i have nothing bad at all to say about this, its beatuiful-10
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03/16/2009 10:59:45 AM
One of the best moon shots I think I've ever seen... The colors are amazing - and the clarity even more so! BEAUTIFUL!
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03/16/2009 01:56:10 AM
Not much to say that you haven't seen about a hundred times already this challenge. Will a number do? 10 :)
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03/15/2009 11:44:25 PM
Well captured and great clarity.
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03/15/2009 11:40:03 PM
I'm hoping to leave comments on as many photo's in this challenge as possible... this was one of the few images I scored a 10. One of my criteria for scoring a 10 is "Would I have this photo on my wall?" and for this one, I surely would.

Lunar photography generally looks incredible when done well, and this is no exception. This photo would have pride of place in any observatory or planetarium. It's got to be in line for a ribbon!
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03/15/2009 10:53:05 PM
nice entry although a little flat colorwise

i stand corrected
wonderful image congrats on the 4th place

Message edited by author 2009-03-18 05:29:53.
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03/15/2009 10:51:36 PM
Anybody who's tried something like this would know how great it is. 10+
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03/15/2009 10:47:32 PM
Great image - I've tried unsuccessfully to get a good eclipse shot and you have done it well! -10-
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03/15/2009 10:03:51 PM
This is amazing! What a fantastic image!
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03/15/2009 09:04:23 PM
Great shot!!
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03/15/2009 08:17:52 PM
Very nice!
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03/15/2009 06:36:30 PM
Nice moon shot, the few stars are nice to give some "context"
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03/15/2009 06:34:12 PM
You got it. Nice lense. Detail is interesting. Mine are similiar. The color is the thing that gives the correct interpretation.
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03/15/2009 06:26:20 PM
Beautiful! I love the amount of detail on the moon.
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03/15/2009 05:52:35 PM
Wow - one of the coolest moon shots I've seen. 8.
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03/15/2009 02:53:44 PM
Sweet. I saw the red moon last year, but my 300mm lens was nowhere near enough to get this kind of a detailed shot of it. I do have to say that moon shots are something where the equipment makes a huge difference.
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03/15/2009 12:08:10 PM
I like that the moon is so sharp and that I can see so many details. While I know you had no control over the placement of the stars, I do wish the sky was completely black.
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03/15/2009 12:02:54 PM
Nicely done, good choice to offset it the frame.
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03/15/2009 10:42:04 AM
either an impressive lens or you hooke in to the telescope. either way it doesn;t really matter. it's still a 10!
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03/15/2009 09:56:33 AM
this is one of the best moon photos I have ever seen on DPC - cant wait to see what lens u used - 10
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03/15/2009 09:49:15 AM
Tecnically awesome and I bet the full size verson has some amazing detail in. Well done and good luck for the rest of the challenge.
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03/15/2009 09:46:05 AM
Wow.. What a capture! Technically just perfect, and I am a sucker for astronomy shots!
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03/15/2009 09:16:36 AM
Beautiful. Great shot.
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03/15/2009 05:06:23 AM
AMAZING, 8

brano
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03/15/2009 01:39:03 AM
Beautiful. Amazing details!!
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03/15/2009 01:21:57 AM
Wow, a fantastic shot of the moon, love those red hues. Well done. 8.
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03/14/2009 09:34:15 PM
This photo looks like it pops off the screen.. 10
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03/14/2009 08:39:35 PM
A ten shot allllllllllllllllllllllllll the way!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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03/14/2009 08:15:53 PM
wow I can see the tracks the landrover left lol lol . 10
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03/14/2009 07:18:30 PM
Amazing capture!
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03/14/2009 05:53:36 PM
Wow, wow, wow!!! The detail, the colour, the surrounding stars, wonderful.
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03/14/2009 05:36:24 PM
Stellar image :) 8
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03/14/2009 01:21:14 PM
Beautiful colour and great detail, fantastic shot.
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03/14/2009 01:07:22 PM
That's an excellent shot of a lunar eclipse!
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03/14/2009 12:57:21 PM
Nice capture
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03/14/2009 11:45:53 AM
WOW! Stunning!
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03/14/2009 09:52:29 AM
I'm dying to know what equipment was used. Impressive.
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03/14/2009 08:57:35 AM
Very nice job! crisp and colorful, the way I like mt moon! lol. 9
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03/14/2009 05:55:00 AM
cool shot
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03/14/2009 04:00:04 AM
Now thats how all moon shots should look, Just fantastic
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03/14/2009 03:24:50 AM
Wow - excellent lighting! And so sharp! Looks almost photoshopped.
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03/13/2009 10:53:27 PM
I envy photos like these! 10
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03/13/2009 08:53:03 PM
ohhhh great shot
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03/13/2009 08:50:39 PM
love the glow , fantastic capture , 8
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03/13/2009 08:00:23 PM
Beautiful photo. One of my favorites of the challenge. 10
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03/13/2009 07:08:05 PM
Oh, WOW! This is absolutely the best moonshot I have ever seen. 10 is not enough.
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03/13/2009 06:44:47 PM
One of the best moon picture I've seen in a while, well done!
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03/13/2009 04:52:56 PM
love the colors. very well done, bumping up
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03/13/2009 01:46:43 PM
Amazing shot, great color and detail.
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03/13/2009 01:25:15 PM
Very nice colours and a clean sharp image
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03/13/2009 11:45:53 AM
For real?! Truly amazing.
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03/13/2009 09:45:39 AM
Brilliant!
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03/13/2009 05:52:04 AM
Beautiful and sharp photo of the moon!
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03/13/2009 03:15:38 AM
A great sense of depth in this capture. Excellent detail too.
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03/12/2009 11:42:02 PM
Fantastic Moon shot!
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03/12/2009 10:12:09 PM
Awesome shot. Perfect detail.
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03/12/2009 08:38:56 PM
I am not a fan of astro-photography, but this is an awesome image...even to me. Very well captured.
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03/12/2009 07:57:39 PM
Wow. Awesome moon shot!
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03/12/2009 07:27:37 PM
See, now that is a great moon photo. Every photo Ive seen to date that isnt stamped with the NASA logo sucks compared to this. 9
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03/12/2009 06:26:46 PM
I love moon shots! You did a great job capturing this. I wish I had your set-up. Very clear.
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03/12/2009 05:55:47 PM
Wow!... Stunning!
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03/12/2009 05:49:03 PM
Wow, that's a GREAT capture!
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03/12/2009 04:45:00 PM
Nice shot of the moon.
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03/12/2009 03:19:00 PM
Voted earlier coming back to comment now. There is such FABULOUS detail seen in this moon photo! Craters, gouges, and such... The red color almost makes me think of Mars - but I have seen pictures and blood red/reddish moons before. Harvest Moon? I like that you did not do a close crop such that all we see is the moon for the black backdrop of space and the stars really complement the photo.
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03/12/2009 01:19:10 PM
Sweet shot
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03/12/2009 08:40:13 AM
WOW! Was not expecting to see so much detail! Wonderful!!
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03/12/2009 01:30:12 AM
love it
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03/12/2009 12:35:54 AM
This would be a great poster! 10 and a fav.
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03/12/2009 12:06:12 AM
beautiful and so impressive
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03/11/2009 11:09:34 PM
Wow I love the glow, it really makes this a cooler shot of the moon.
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03/11/2009 08:37:40 PM
GASP! I doubt most will appreciate how difficult to produce an image that has stars, shadowed side and illuminated edge in a single image, this is a work of art, definitely something to be proud of, great great great shot!
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03/11/2009 07:56:59 PM
What a sight. The moon has so much character.
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03/11/2009 07:22:18 PM
This is a fantastic image.
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03/11/2009 06:23:58 PM
That crater on the left makes the moon look like an overinflated ball to me lol. Anyhoo, good job capturing this, it looks awesome.
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03/11/2009 06:19:49 PM
Wow this looks really impresive.
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03/11/2009 04:32:09 PM
I really like your image. Full moons are usually so flat looking. I love the red from the earth's shadow, and the softer light really makes it leap from the page. I would love to see the details of the equipment used for this image. Very nice work.
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03/11/2009 03:19:06 PM
Amazing detail!
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03/11/2009 01:43:53 PM
one of the best moon shots i've seen, very nice shot
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03/11/2009 12:21:40 PM
WOW - THAT's a great moon shot!!!
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03/11/2009 12:06:39 PM
Beautiful image of a most amazing and memorable moment, well done :)
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03/11/2009 11:25:59 AM
It just doesn't get any better than this for the lunar eclipse. Awesome.... in the full sense of the word. 10
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03/11/2009 11:12:32 AM
Great color on the moon, and the added lights of the stars adds extra interest to the photo.
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03/11/2009 11:09:46 AM
Beautiful. You can almost reach out and touch it - it feels that close
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03/11/2009 11:01:24 AM
Wow! Wow! Wow! Beautiful!
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03/11/2009 10:54:01 AM
Good timage but I can´t see a lunar eclipse.
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03/11/2009 09:34:23 AM
So different to see the moon like this - great capture!
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03/11/2009 09:27:35 AM
Wow! Very nice detail and color. The moon is positively looming at me ;-)
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03/11/2009 08:19:05 AM
nice one
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03/11/2009 04:29:35 AM
Fantastic detail and great colour. I like some of the stars are also noticeable too
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03/11/2009 01:35:33 AM
wow, that looks like a melon (I know it's not) but the way how the button on the left of the moon is...makes it look like a melon...excellent shot...will be interested in your PP notes
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03/11/2009 01:29:31 AM
How cool is this! Wonderful shot of the moon and some stars. Love the orange tinge. Very clear and sharp.
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03/11/2009 01:13:29 AM
Spectacular!
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03/11/2009 01:11:31 AM
wonderful lunar eclips
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