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Blue Moon
Blue Moon

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Challenge: Blue (Classic Editing)
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 990
Location: Pueblo, Colorado
Date: Nov 25, 2002
Aperture: 2.5
ISO: 100
Shutter: 100
Galleries: Sky, Astrophotography
Date Uploaded: Nov 28, 2002

Digiscoped moon during daylight at 20x

Place: 11 out of 243
Avg (all users): 6.6836
Avg (commenters): 7.7742
Avg (participants): 6.7853
Avg (non-participants): 6.5357
Views since voting: 5562
Votes: 275
Comments: 40
Favorites: 10 (view)

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08/04/2007 08:16:01 AM
great picture,did you try to remove the noise , cause i am pretty sure that would have boosted your score higher!
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07/25/2006 10:33:13 PM
Wow - spectacular shot!
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05/12/2006 05:55:58 AM
I really love this shot, it has a very ethereal quality. Very crisp and beautiful colouring.
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08/03/2004 05:59:18 PM
It's a great shot!
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04/28/2003 02:25:12 PM
Splendid work... beautiful work.
12/15/2002 05:41:46 PM
Critique Club

INITIAL RESPONSE: WAOW. Really appealing .. blue .. Really greta picture

COMPOSITION-CONTENT - Good composition and content ... nothing to say .. the vignetting looks aproriate to me or do not bother me .. it make us looking trought the lens with you ...

BACKGROUND-None. Nothing specific .. vignetting is part of the backgroud (see above)

CAMERA WORK-TECHNICAL- Some noise. I have never really seen amateur astronoical picture .. but the noise seems to be very well handled in that case and give some 'atmosphere' to the shot

DIGITAL PROCESSING - TECHNICAL - See above .. I do not really know what to expect for such a shot.

MY OPINION ON THE PHOTO - A great great shot .. I would lilke to have done that one .; I am been wondering recently what scope should I get (no too expensive) to do something like that. It looks like a 20x does it. Anyway .. I like the picture really a lot . .congratulations

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12/09/2002 09:11:51 AM
Thanks for the kind comments. The shot was through the eye peice of a Pentax 80mm 20-60x spotting scope, at 20x. Some vignetting on left on purpose to make it a bit darker. Daytime shot.
 Comments Made During the Challenge
12/08/2002 11:38:27 PM
nice composition. the artifacting is interesting. as are the colors. 9
12/08/2002 09:03:14 PM
Wow! This is one of the photos where I whish it would be mine ;-) The moon is very big and I guess it was not easy to get such a sharp photo. Nice job. -stephan
12/08/2002 11:57:57 AM
Wonderful image, great magnification. The angle of view and the whole image seems to be different from where I live in the world, I wonder where you live?
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12/08/2002 09:03:38 AM
gorgeous thru the telescope shot. .. although there is some vignetting on the left. Nice job still.
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12/07/2002 07:13:04 PM
really nice!
12/06/2002 05:14:12 PM
Good shot o' the moon!
12/06/2002 08:13:54 AM
Well-captured. Is that vignetting around the top left side? muckpond
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12/06/2002 06:53:20 AM
lovely,but slightly grainy-anz
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12/05/2002 10:20:46 PM
What zoom do you have? Have you fooled me? This is almost to good to be a photo taken by someone other than at a plantetarium. I have to know how you did this. This is awesome. PTL 10
12/05/2002 09:21:23 PM
Pretty sweet moon shot.
11/28/2002 11:26:05 PM
12/05/2002 07:07:18 AM
Good job. That's a lot of detail on the moon. I'd be curious to know how you took this photo.
12/04/2002 11:00:05 PM
12/04/2002 09:07:30 PM
WOW! You must have an amazing telephoto lens to have got this! Very beautiful picture!
12/03/2002 05:45:00 PM
it magnifies image, I suppose that it will have used a telescope.
12/03/2002 01:47:00 PM
I'm envious of your lens! :) Great job bringing it in so close with such good detail of the craters.
12/03/2002 08:42:00 AM
I'm a junky for moon shots how did you get this one? Mine always look crap!
12/02/2002 09:21:00 PM
Pleaseeeeeeeee this is very nice....what is this lens? My gosh it's outstanding!!
12/02/2002 08:52:00 PM
I love this. I wish I could get a shot like that. It's gorgeous. Nice work. 10 ~indigo997
12/02/2002 08:44:00 PM
Very nice shot. Must have been shot in a telescope, because it looks inverted. I'm jealous of whatever lens/telescope you used. Jacko. 9
12/02/2002 08:04:00 PM
I'm not sure if this is an actual picture of the moon or a photo of a photo. Light fall off in the top left corner is odd. All I know is that its difficult to get a shot of the moon like this with a digital camera, so if it is for real I'd be curious to know how a shot like this can be taken...
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12/02/2002 04:49:00 PM
Nifty moon. You took this on the 25th, didn't you?
12/02/2002 03:14:00 PM
nice shot, im curious as to how you took it
12/02/2002 01:35:00 PM
Wow! 8
12/02/2002 12:03:00 PM
12/02/2002 11:37:00 AM
WOW! Not sure how you did this but very cool... looks almost like a painting... Love the variances in blues and the way they get lighter coming from the upper left hand corner. Nice job, and good luck!
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12/02/2002 09:56:00 AM
Great Image. So clear. Great job.
12/02/2002 08:50:00 AM
Great photo
12/02/2002 05:24:00 AM
Nice. Very Nice. better then nice. Little Pixilated but Still a wonderful shot.
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12/02/2002 04:23:00 AM
Sad that it is so grainy!
But still a good picture!
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12/02/2002 04:21:00 AM
incredible focus, and clarity. I've tried and tried, but I can nevr achieve such great results.
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12/02/2002 01:46:00 AM
looks like the shot was over exposed? maybe more apature so ya don't have to leave the shutter open so long? or maybe thats how ya made it get blue? photoshop might have done better if that's the case.. I am only guessing though.. otherwise cool idea and great shot of the moon
PS: 2nd time around and after seeing all the others I am raising your score.. :o) good work!
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12/02/2002 01:01:00 AM
Impressive, though a bit grainy. if the color was smooth it would look a lot better.
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