Crescent Moon by rjb71

Crescent Moon

Tonight's moon 20% waxing it looked very spectacular in the sky next to venus. This is a heavy cropped image to bring out the detail a bit. I have posted a second shot including Venus in my other album.
Spectacular
January 2nd, 2017  
Amazing. I've been sat looking at it through my living room window but didn't think to get the camera out!!
January 2nd, 2017  
Wow! Amazing Richard. What lens do you use to get this close?
January 2nd, 2017  
Superb shot - I had a go at a few moon shots myself this evening but I wasn't happy with any of them!
January 2nd, 2017  
@cmp Thank you :)
January 2nd, 2017  
@lynneoversby I'd been out taking sunset photos but couldn't resist taking the moon as well :)
January 2nd, 2017  
@wag864 Hi Kas I use a 70-300 nikkor VR lens. The secret is not to over expose it plus I use a tripod with cable release so there is no camera movement. That said it's still a heavy crop and quite a few shots end up in the bin!
January 2nd, 2017  
@m2016 Thanks Mel for what it's worth this was the best of 20 or so shots it can be very hit or miss. The good thing is you can always try again another night!
January 2nd, 2017  
Great shot! I've never been able to take a good moon shot. Well done!
January 2nd, 2017  
@cristinaledesma33 Thank you :)
January 2nd, 2017  
Great shot. As you may know, I take a few photos of the moon. Not easy to do. I just lived the earthshine off the moon last night and Venus was very bright. Question - when you placed you camera on a tripod did you turn off the stabilization on the lens. It is called IS on a Canon, I believe it is called VR on a Nikon. If this is on, and the camera is on a tripod, you will get camera shake since the camera is anticipation movement.
January 2nd, 2017  
@cirasj I generally do these days and certainly did tonight. My previous tripod was not very stable so I used to find I actually got sharper shots with it on. I now have a manfrotto tripod which is generally a lot more stable so I switched it off when I remember. Could just do with a longer lens what focal length do you use?
January 2nd, 2017  
Terrific capture 👍
January 2nd, 2017  
@paul10 Thanks Paul
January 2nd, 2017  
@rjb71 I started with a 300mm lens. A few years ago my wife purchased an inexpensive 650-1300mm lens and I shoot between 1100-1150mm.
January 2nd, 2017  
@cirasj That's am impressive focal length what sort of lens is it?
January 2nd, 2017  
That's a great shot, Richard. The moon detail is fab!
January 2nd, 2017  
@rjb71 http://opteka.com/6501300.aspx Not the best glass but gets the job done.
January 3rd, 2017  
love it
January 3rd, 2017  
Great shot :-) fav
January 3rd, 2017  
This is a cracker. Well done. And fav, obvs!
January 3rd, 2017  
excellent
January 3rd, 2017  
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