Full Moon at Perigee

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Sweet. Got my 400mm f/5.6 ED AIS just in time for tonight's moon!

It was a bit tricky, because (a) I know nothing about astrophotography, and (b) there was plenty of cloud and fog and such. Nonetheless, I'm pretty pleased, all considered.

mrbwa1, @Carson, and 281 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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  1. local paparazzi (isthmusportrait.com) 60 months ago | reply

    dang :P
    cause im getting that Tokina that dennis was offering in the non-metering group...just trying to think how big moon would be w/ 2x

  2. le-spikey 59 months ago | reply

    Woah! This is excellent. Love the detail & composition.

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    Seen in a discussion of the group "Nikon D40/x and D60 Club" (?)

  3. bluewave05 59 months ago | reply

    I love moon shots and this is one of the best I've seen. Simply an awesome photo!

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    Seen on the nikon d40 camera finder. (?)

  4. Timothy Merz 59 months ago | reply

    Awesome! Did you make this photo with a Nikon D40x? Which configuration did you use?

  5. kukkurovaca 59 months ago | reply

    No, a D40 w/a 400mm f/5.6 ED AIs and a 1.4x TC.

  6. xx Nemo xx 59 months ago | reply

    what did you do to get the right exposure?
    AIs lenses don't meter on D40, right?

  7. kukkurovaca 59 months ago | reply

    Just shot, chimped, checked the histogram, and re-shot. I had to keep re-adjusting because as the clouds passed by, there was substantial variability in correct exposure...

  8. Berghauss 58 months ago | reply

    Awesome shot!! Truly one of the best i ever see.

  9. tanjikun(coachmode) 57 months ago | reply

    super duper man.............

  10. Mauritius100 56 months ago | reply

    A stunning photo - so much detail - and great composition!!!

  11. dhaos007 51 months ago | reply

    nice shot! I like the clouds and all the detail! I wish I had a 400mm lens myself!

  12. CH35C0 50 months ago | reply

    nice one!

  13. yotyrant 43 months ago | reply

    Very nice shot! My sister tried it but it did not come out like your. One of my Fav shots.

  14. gsan2099 41 months ago | reply

    Reminds me of the Death Star. Love it!

  15. c a s h m e r e 38 months ago | reply

    The best moon shot I have EVER seen!! :)

  16. Cyrus II 37 months ago | reply

    Looks 3D. Excellent shot!

  17. Sambit Pradhan 2 months ago | reply

    beautiful...can you share the exposure details

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