The Partial Lunar Eclipse

From right to Left, 8:14pm to 9:38pm AEST (beginning to peak).

I'd planned to shoot right through to the end, but the clouds had other ideas.

View all photos taken: Saturday, 26th June 2010, This photo: 9:38pm

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  • sjmc1 said:
    wicked work dave.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Steve. Would have liked the whole sequence, but the clouds came over just after the peak of the eclipse.
  • Makavelian | Photography said:
  • SkattyKat said:
    wonderful work Dave :-)
  • Xenedis said:
    Photoshopped! :-P
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks!
    [] Thanks Kath :) Was worth the cold nose I got shooting it.
    [] Well yeah :P Although I guess if I was patient and had some way of aiming the lens without looking through the viewfinder, you could do it with a black card. 'twould be tricky getting the exposure right for each moon though.
  • bradchiplin said:
    This is nothing short of brilliant!.
    Love it Dave!
  • Tristen Murray said:
    Fantastic idea.
  • CreativeDirections said:
    Well presented.
  • -Bennie- said:
    wow dave..... congrats mate.. this is fantastic!
  • 2lazy7 said:
    Very cool indeed!
  • Cobra_11 said:
    Fantastic work! One of the best "Moon Travelling" shots I've ever seen! Amazing!
    Awesome Time Lapse Shots !!..Fentastic Composition and Exposure .. !! Fave !
  • Grauniad2 said:
    Well done Dave!
  • ~*Hang*~ said:
    wow did this happen yesturday all of the sequence? o my i didn't realise.....and there i was looking at the moon yesturday didn't find anything different, just bright and beautiful lol......This is super cool. FAve
  • Adam Randell said:
    Great series of merged shots David!!! Congrats on Explore.
    I dont know how to grab the link to front page or I would:(
  • teejaybee said:
    Nice work Dave - I was gonna have a go at this myself but ended up covered in grease and brake fluid so gave it a miss :P
  • mikescottnz said:
    Great also visible in NZ..
  • Grauniad2 said:
  • Michael.Sutton said:
    very cool, well done, wanted to do something very similar but too many clouds
  • deji.fisher said:
    Wow, gorgeous!
  • labbernatcg said:
    Congratulations!!! your photo reach Explore Front Page
    You can download the capture in
  • SkattyKat said:
    congrats on front page Dave -
    I thought it might - well deserved
  • ρrakaz said:
    Congrats on FP :) It's a superb shot. You can view the screenshot here:
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Awesome Dave, I really enjoy when you do these.
    You know I didnt realize the eclipse was on. It was only when I read on the internet at 11.05pm that it was finishing at 11.00pm that i released a disgruntled DOH!! :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Brad :)
    [] Turned out ok, even if I only got the first half of the event due to cloud cover.
    [] Thanks!
    [] Not too shabby eh Bennie ;-)
    [] Thanks!
    [] The full eclipse ones tend to look more impressive 'cause you get the orange moon too, but this one turned out ok. In full resolution it's over 100Mpxls.
    [] Thanks!
    [] Thanks Rodney :)
    [] Yep, all last night Hang. Had the clouds not come over, I'd have got full moon to eclipse to full moon.
    [] Thanks Adam :) At least this time I managed to get semi-decent resolution shots. Last eclipse I shot at 105mm on a 400D - still worked but the moon was really tiny.
    [] Ah well brake fluid isn't very good for cameras... ;-)
    [] Hopefully you had less clouds than we did!
    [] Yes I was lucky to get a break in the clouds for an hour and a half or so.
    [] [] Thanks!

    [] Thanks Kath - wasn't sure it would - never know with shots uploaded that late at night.
    [] Thanks!
    [] Obviously you weren't watching my twitter feed :P I tweeted about it before and during the event.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Very cool.
  • andrew katic said:
    well done dave.great work.the cloud cover did me no favours so i gave up
  • NicoSaman said:
    Wow How did you do that?
  • 11T.Co said:
    Gee Dave, is there anything that you can't do with a camera :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Simon :)
    [] Aye, the clouds came over just after the peak.
    [] Took shots every few minutes, then combined them later in photoshop.
    [] Oh plenty Frank!
  • Ross_M said:
    Cleverly done Dave.
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Good work Dave. Very very good. I didn't expect it be so good. I do see on December 21st 2010 there is full one coming too! Do you think the moon will go red again?
  • aramisfirefly said:
    Doh, if in America though!
  • aramisfirefly said:
    But we do see it at Moonrise in Aus, so a black moonrise perhaps? Interesting. 6.43pm Rise, with sunset at 6.54pm too that day. One for the calendar to remember :)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Ross :)
    [] Wasn't a bad show - even the kidlets liked it.
    Not sure about Dec 21st yet - remains to be seen.
  • Leonardo Holanda. said:
  • Frédéric A. said:
    fantastic image.
  • camera.cupid said:
    WOW....really beautiful !
    Fantastic job !
  • Blue Tortoise said:
    Brilliant concept and execution - well deserved on getting on Explore without pimping yourself out to a comment-farming group, too!
  • novopix said:
    brilliant iLike
  • borealnz said:
    Well done David!
  • David de Groot said:
    [] [] [] [] Thanks!
    [] Thanks, I really dislike comment farming groups and groups with obnoxious "invite" images. As such I probably don't see results in Explore as much as I could, but it's all good in the end anyway. :)
    [] Hey thanks Jill :) How was the view from across the pond ?
  • RuudMorijn said:
    This beautiful picture is quite rightly chosen for EXPLORE. Congratulations!
    For a quick survey of my work click here: RuudMorijn
  • Alexander_Gardner said:
    Jeeze. Cold mate?
    Great job!
  • Soleil is me. said:
    Wo! Greeting from Bangkok.
    What the composition; Please exhibit your art to my group:-
    SPLENDID IMAGE.. YOUR IMAGE IS 'THE BEST'.. by The Admin considered.
    INSPIRE ...
    You are INVITED to display this wonderful photo
    in the INSPIRE Pool
    Be humm.. a song, be happy:)
  • David de Groot said:
    [] 'twas a bit Al, but luckily Queensland winters aren't too bad most of the time, and being under the veranda roof helped (no dew!).
  • said:
    Wow, what a beautiful idea!
  • Dr. Ilia said:
    Wonderful Capture!!!
    You Made my day!
    You made my day too with this gorgeous capture!!
  • •frankie• {fka tara•b} said:
    Wow! This is amazing!
  • marinela 2008 said:
    Magnificent !
    Congrats on Explore !
  • Magic@Photos (celebrating 1 year of flickr) said:
    fantastic work - what a sequence
  • toomanytribbles said:
  • PAk. / said:
    Fantastic shot!!!
    I love the idea and composition in here.
  • vegaskevin said:
    beautiful shot :)
  • Learning Junkie said:
  • kogaht™ said:
    moon projectile XD
  • Thea M said:
    Fantastic Dave! I love the composition with the curving moons.
  • cookie_c73 said:
    This is beautiful dave. Didn't expect to see a whole sequence like this, just a lot of single frames of the moon. Love seeing it like this!
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks Everyone!
    [] Thanks Thea, I've used this composition before and found it to be quite effective.
    [] Really puts the whole thing in perspective. :)
  • callmipxs said:
    Super shot -- I planned to get some shots but clouds and Kodak not cooperative -- you did a great job ;-)
  • NabzIsALamb★ said:
    this is amazing! I love the layout you put it in as well!
    excellent work~
  • markjs9ten said:
    very cool
  • Jon McManus said:
    I can't believe I actually forgot about the eclipse, argh! Great shot, though. I love this style of lunar photography. :)
  • Valerio.Angelici said:
    very nice composition!!!

  • ϻatilde said:
    ma che bella!
  • vanecisneros1 said:
  • Al Camardella Jr. said:
    Such a great shot, well done!