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    Moonshot

    Been trying to get a shot of the moon for a while c&cs welcome
    Moonshot

    Pentax K-r, Sigma 150-500

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    Re: Moonshot

    Beautiful detail, interesting color. Would be interested in your EXIF data, and did you adjust color in pp?

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    Re: Moonshot

    f6.3
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    iso 100
    fl 500mm
    mounted on a redsnapper tripod and a remote trigger
    slight saturation increase in pse 7

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    Re: Moonshot

    Very nicely done. Nice lens, I'm sure that helped a lot.

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    Re: Moonshot

    Hi George........real nice shot of moon....good details......like it

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    Re: Moonshot

    Well done indeed, George.

    I've put an 'astrophotography' tag on the thread so that anyone going in there will see along with others and discussions on shooting the moon and the stars.

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    Re: Moonshot

    Excellent detail, well done.

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    Re: Moonshot

    Hi George,

    This is a good exposure and plenty of sharp detail, as has been said.

    I hate to be a lone voice of criticism, but when viewed at 100%, I am concerned by the saturated reds and cyans/greens I see, especially on the terminator (shadow edge) on right. I'm not sure if the cause was noise (shouldn't be too bad at 100 iso) or if the noise, plus possibly some lateral chromatic abberation, has been made significantly worse by the saturation, contrast enhancements and sharpening applied.

    Have you any ideas?
    Was it shot RAW?

    That said, it is waaaay better than anything I have shot (with 300mm).

    So well done,

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    Re: Moonshot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post

    That said, it is waaaay better than anything I have shot (with 300mm).
    300 can get some decently reasonable shots. But with a 500 super shots.

    For example (all hand-held)
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink

    w/1.4TC
    https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/phot...eat=directlink
    Last edited by Bobobird; 11th February 2012 at 09:49 PM.

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    Re: Moonshot

    Fantastic picture of the moon, the detail is awesome!! Nice Job!!

    Kathy

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    Re: Moonshot

    Man that sigma really reaches out there doesnt it? beautiful in detail , do you shoot birds with that lense, cause if so I would love to see the results. great shot !

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    Re: Moonshot

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Humphries View Post
    I hate to be a lone voice of criticism, but when viewed at 100%, I am concerned by the saturated reds and cyans/greens I see, especially on the terminator (shadow edge) on right. I'm not sure if the cause was noise (shouldn't be too bad at 100 iso) or if the noise, plus possibly some lateral chromatic aberration, has been made significantly worse by the saturation, contrast enhancements and sharpening applied.
    Have you any ideas?
    Was it shot RAW?
    You're not alone in your thoughts Dave, as I too see the same issues. I've run into this
    on some of my Moon pics when adjustments are made to reduce the CA fringing.

    Nice detail in the shot, but I wonder how it would look with the sharpening and contrast
    backed off just a bit.

    Mike

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