Eclipse by laetitiapetrussa

Eclipse

It was my first full lunar eclipse ever.

And I'm pretty happy I woke up at 3 AM to go for a drive and watch it in the fields nearby.

This is absolutely gorgeous! The composition with the cow silhouetted and the stars creates such a unique image. Fabulous!
September 28th, 2015  
Absolutely stunning! Instant fav!
September 28th, 2015  
Beautiful , this looks like a fairy tale.
September 28th, 2015  
love it! :)
September 28th, 2015  
I hope this goes viral, it is that great!
September 28th, 2015  
@ribbet9 @sitiodown @anjanaashok @annachristina @janetb Thank you ladies! I had to wait for the cow to come to me and lie in the mud (dried luckily) in the pitch dark to get this shot.
The light you see is light pollution from the cities. But it works.
I posted it around 5 AM on my facebook and by the time I woke up I had a record number of likes and someone even stole my photo already (not so happy about that, because downloading something from a low quality post and reposting it again really messes up the photo. My stamp is as good as gone. And I did not get any credit for it!)
September 28th, 2015  
Love the composition and the dedication shown to get the shot.
September 28th, 2015  
@laetitiapetrussa Unfriend them or block them, not nice!
September 28th, 2015  
Best shot I've seen! Fav
September 28th, 2015  
This is great! I love the silhouettes with that moon in the sky. Here the moon was too high to include any landscape, and really wasn't as red as I've seen it in the past.
September 28th, 2015  
wonderful capture ... really cool with the cow... fav
September 28th, 2015  
This is just lovely. I wonder what the cows thought.
September 28th, 2015  
love it
September 28th, 2015  
A great capture, changing the words of an old nursery rhyme to "The moon jumped over the cow"! A definite FAV for me!
September 28th, 2015  
Wonderful capture - Fav I couldn't get up at 3 am because I knew that I would never get to work if I did!
September 28th, 2015  
Absolutely gorgeous! FAV
September 28th, 2015  
Laetitia, of all of the eclipse pictures I've seen today this is without a doubt my favorite. FAVORITE
September 28th, 2015  
Wonderful shot. Super job.
September 29th, 2015  
Fantastic job!! Great composition!!
September 29th, 2015  
love...fav
September 29th, 2015  
Completely fabulous! Did she ever jump over? ;)
September 29th, 2015  
This may be the most beautiful photo of that gorgeous moon I've seen tonight! What a sensation! It's little wonder it was so well-liked, but, though sad, it's not surprising some low-life stole your image! You'd certainly recognize it if it shows up somewhere! It's a beauty!
September 29th, 2015  
Fav!
September 29th, 2015  
Fantastic! Love the cow! Wonder if he had a clue?
September 29th, 2015  
Perfectly composed!
September 29th, 2015  
Stardusted beauty!
September 29th, 2015  
Lovely!
September 29th, 2015  
Love the cow in the foreground. Way more interesting than just the moon! Super shot! We missed it for the most part due to clouds. :-(
September 29th, 2015  
ooooh! big fat fav!
September 29th, 2015  
@shesnapped I guess not. I think a lunar eclipse isn't that dramatic. And a cow is not that involved in astronomical phenomena! ;-)
September 29th, 2015  
@rosiekind That's a pity. The next visible full lunar eclipse here will be in 2029.
September 29th, 2015  
@aecasey I had never seen it before, so I can't compare. I'm happy that at least the sky was clear because we missed 95% of the last solar eclipse because of the clouds. It was somewhat orange-brown afterwards, but I think the colour mostly depends on the particles in the air/atmosphere.
September 29th, 2015  
@Weezilou @ribbet9 I know, Candace and Louise. It wasn't even MY friend but I tagged my boyfriend in the post and he knows her, not even well. My real friends always ask me to use or share my photos, and I'm very happy to let them. It's off now but I was very indignant! It showed no respect for my privacy or copyrights. She said she did not realise it was wrong. Maybe some people don't care about what happens to their photos, but I do. The photos on this project are public. But not on my facebook. There are many other ways to share someone else's shots with your own friends. If you can't do it in one click, it means you're not meant to.
September 29th, 2015  
@monty147 @wordpixman I must admit I don't know that one... But I can guess where it comes from. The cow grazed, and walked, and ran, but no jumping. Maybe she waited until I left?
September 29th, 2015  
@merrelyn @dmcoile @aecasey @lynnz @lynbonn @sm61ffy @yeshanghai @essiesue @rosiekerr @kandie @moviegal1 @tmmyvns @suklassen @creativeaddict @stiggle @pixelchix @tracie8266 Thank you so much for all your nice comments and generous favs! Before we left, we did not have a specific out-look in mind, but I imagined a tree or a field. We drove around until we found a nice spot away from the street lights and the cows just came to us later. I knew the shot needed some other focus point besides the moon, since 270mm is not enough for those spectacular, detailed shots. I'm very glad you liked it! Surprisingly, it was also a hit (relative to my other shots) on instagram (laetitiapetrussa; I'll follow you back!). ;-)
September 29th, 2015  
@laetitiapetrussa

@laetitiapetrussa

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle,
The cow jumped over the moon.
The little dog laughed to see such fun
And the dish ran away with the spoon.

It's an old English nursery rhyme and song, and the name "Cat and Fiddle" is a popular pub name,
September 29th, 2015  
@wordpixman Hmm, interesting, thank you!
I'll look around for pubs named "Cat and Fiddle", If I'm ever back in the UK.
September 29th, 2015  
awesome - really excellent
September 29th, 2015  
@wordpixman that is exactly what I thought of Arthur
September 29th, 2015  
Absolutely stunning! FAV
September 29th, 2015  
@gigiflower @annied Thank you so much Sam and Annie!
September 29th, 2015  
fav
September 30th, 2015  
Instant fav
October 1st, 2015  
Congrats on TT!
October 3rd, 2015  
Awesome shot! Congratulations on TT!
October 3rd, 2015  
Congratulations on TT! Have a nice weekend!
October 3rd, 2015  
@akingjr @tosee @taffy @fntngrma @yeshanghai Hooray! Thank you for notifying me! This is the first time ever for me! I wish you all a nice weekend too!
October 3rd, 2015  
Kim
Absolutely gorgeous! Fav
October 3rd, 2015  
@kimdavis Thank you, Kim!
October 3rd, 2015  
Congrats on the TT :)
October 4th, 2015  
Very well done!!
October 4th, 2015  
don't know why but my 1st thought was : The other side of the Moooooo;) fav
October 4th, 2015  
A nice little piece of perfectness between all the sweetness!
October 5th, 2015  
Wonderful capture!
October 17th, 2015  
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