Red Moon in the Morning....

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    Scopers take warning!! Hey, no light with an Eclipse??? How's a digiscoper suppose to "shoot the moon" like that??? Did the best I could...next photo show the Eclipse descending and I had a tad bit of light to raise the shutter speed and lower the ISO.

    Super way to start the morning...what a beautiful sight it was!

    APO LEICA Televid 77 spotting scope, Leica 32X fixed lens, Kowa TSN-DA3 Universal Mount System, Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Tripod,Manfrotto 501 head and a Nikon Coolpix P6000 = digiscoping.

    Moon Eclipse over the Ocala National Forest, Florida (cold 24 degree F, hand held camera....shakin' all over!)

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    1. Profrmdover [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      Way to go, Angie....I didn't get that color with mine! Good job!

    2. Pat Ulrich 90 months ago | reply

      really cool shot!

    3. makeupanid 90 months ago | reply

      I think this is awesome-so dramatic!!
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    4. Postcards From Here 90 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful, I went out early this morning and the sky was full of clouds unfortunately. I'm glad you got it!! Gorgeous!

    5. scrabble. 90 months ago | reply

      have a merry christmas.
      Gezellige kerstdagen gewenst

      Happy Holiday !

    6. Mimi Ditchie 90 months ago | reply

      Excellent, we could barely see it here due to the clouds.

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    7. martin404 90 months ago | reply

      Had a good view of it here in Palm Beach. None of my shots came out this nicely, though.

    8. Fastball95 (Steve Leach) 90 months ago | reply

      Heck of a job you have done here

    9. Dr. Ilia 90 months ago | reply

      Wonderful Capture!!!
      eye pair
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      What a "Damn cool" shot!!!
      :::::: Danke vielmals! ::::::::: _Thank you very much indeed! ::::::: _muchas gracias! :::: Mil agradecimentos :::: 1000致谢 ::::
      ::: Большое спасибо ::: شكرا! ::::Mille Grazie :::_ Merci beaucoup ! 日本語):
      I saw this in Damn Cool Photographers in the World

    10. monicaflick 90 months ago | reply

      Oooh Angie...you clever girl! How courageous of you to brave those freezing temps...24degrees! wow! and in Florida! So glad that you did...amazing result. Thank you so much for enduring the conditions so that we could enjoy this spectacular shot!

    11. Hard-Rain 90 months ago | reply

      Sure captured the red!

    12. Fraggle Red 90 months ago | reply

      Fantastic shot of the moon. I missed it. Couldn't get my lazy self out of bed. :-(
      I don't recall seeing too many ducks on Merritt Island. Saw a whole flock of American Avocets at Black Point Drive and there were a few ducks, Hooded Merganser there as well, but they were out of reach for me.

    13. Baubo Bittern 90 months ago | reply

      Wow! Really nice shot of the eclipse colours!

    14. Terry-Davis [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      Might not have been the light you wanted, but you surely worked your magic with what was available, Merry Christmas my friend Angie in da woods

      Its Duck season on Merritt Island, so until the 1st of the year they are in hiding.

    15. ~Chuckles~! " Intermittently Flickrin " 90 months ago | reply

      WoW! Awesome Angie! Nobody could have done any better than you with a handheld shot at 24 Degrees my friend! That's so cold for you guys way down there in Florida! Guess here comes another new Year so here is Pretty Bert Do wishing you and Yours a Very Happy New Years Eve!

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    16. swt snookie 90 months ago | reply

      Oh my gosh this is is so beautiful Angie, what a lovely view and color, great capture! It was cloudy and raining here darn it, so we didn't even get a view! I hope you have a very Happy New Years dear friend!!!! Hope 2011 will be a FANTASTIC year for you!!!!! Hugs!

    17. Nancy Violeta Velez 90 months ago | reply

      Hello Angie!
      I want to thank you for your support
      and I wish you the best health for the New Year 2011.

    18. scrabble. 90 months ago | reply

      Have a Great 2011 !!!!
      Have a Great 2011

    19. DorsetBirder [deleted] 90 months ago | reply

      Doesn't it go a good colour - always makes me think of that line in the Chesterton poem about the donkey: "... some moment when the moon was blood ..."

      I tried digiscoping a total eclipse in Mar-07 (max totality ~23:00) but didn't get anything as good as these - not enough ISO in the little SONY I used at that time and 'scope almost vertical - but as you write, great fun trying.

      Good shooting in 2011.

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