1120mm focal length (framing with 1.6x crop is 1792mm).

As is from camera (framing that is).

Some sharpening in LR, and a white balance change.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 3rd October 2009, This photo: 6:06pm

Previous Photo: Birds... lots of birds.
Next Photo: Star of the Show ?


  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    I can almost see the Eagle :-)
  • maciekbor said:
  • SkattyKat said:
    This is great !!
    Funny, but it almost looks like a rockmelon or something lol
    (looks like the stalk should join at the right hand end - stop laughing !! ) hmmm
  • [ Kane ] said:
    Nice, I need a new moon stock shot ;P haha, such great details David.
  • David de Groot said:
    That's a new one on me!
    It does look a bit melon like - and you're right, the crater on the end is right where you'd expect a stalk.
    I do have to wonder what hit it that hard to not only form such a visible crater (as the "seas" are bigger than that anyway), but the radiant lines caused by the force of the impact are huge.
    :-P Yeah not bad given the two TCs stacked to get it, and thus manual focus and then shot at a relatively low shutter speed for the focal length involved.
  • thebookfreak58 said:
    Turned out well Dave. Nice and contrasty.
    The crop factor makes a big difference in this type of shot.
  • David de Groot said:
    Sure does, but the lower resolution doesn't help. Still, this being the full, uncropped version, it'll still be useful as stock for composites if needed.
  • ronnietan15 said:
    damn mount didnt break with all that extra stuff? :P
    would it have looked better if you used the 5Dii at 1600? them crop it yourself?
  • Millisynth said:
    wow! that's incredible! super shot. :)
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    (Apollo 11 Decent stage LEM) :-)
  • 11T.Co said:
    Hi David, that turned out great.
  • Garry' said:
    Great detail David....a big stack on your Cam that's for sure. Wonder how the tripod was holding up with all that weight but who's the end result that counts
    Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)
  • David de Groot said:
    Far from it - all metal mount, designed to take much heavier lenses than that. Besides, it was mounted on the tripod using the lens tripod collar.
    Might have been better on the 5DII and then cropped, but this was I didn't need to crop at all.
    Thanks Milli :)
    Yeah not bad :)
    No issue with the tripod Garry - it'll take something like 8kg and this was nowhere near that weight.
  • Mitch Lahey said:
    Amazing David. Love your moon shots. Excellent detail
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Re effective aperture, the metadata says f/11, but surely f/5.6 x 2 x 1.4 is f/16 minimum? Oh, the metadata also says 800mm, so it seemed to lose the 1.4 TC.
  • teejaybee said:
    Whoha, way cool, especially large.
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Mitch :)
    Nice bit of sleuthing Rodney. You are correct, when you stack the 2x and the 1.4x, the camera ignores the 1.4x, thus your exposure is a whole stop out and you need to compensate for that (and the exif is all screwy).
    Thanks :)
  • dtmateojr said:
    Lovely! Looks like it's frozen.
  • chooks! said:
    Nicely done David,I like how you can see some of the craters.
  • David de Groot said:
    And I guess sometimes it is ;-) Definitely on the dark side.
    Indeed. :)