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Wow, nice moon, what lens did you use?

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@Rocky: From memory this was the one I used. Not really 100% though as I took about 15 photos with varying settings and after checking them through acctually whiped them from the harddrive without noting down what one looked the best. :wacko:

Here's the files straight off the memorycard though without any changes at all.

JPG file

RAW file

Only change I did was from memory to turn the D-Range optimiser off (with it on I got a greenish halo around the moon) and tweak contrast/brightness somewhat. Lots of difference between the JPG and the RAW files though, guess it pays to shoot RAW+JPG even though it takes a crapload of memoryspace on the card.

@Fletch: all the data ought to be in those files ;) Lens used was the Sony DT55-200mm F4-5.6 lens that came with the camera.

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Are you using any filters? I've tried to get nice moon shots but they never get that level of detail even with my 100-300 lens.

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Nope, no filters used in that shot.

I do have a polarising filter though that I plan to try out the next time I get good conditions, should really do it right now as it's totally clear and 100% full moon right now but just don't have the energy.

Just guessing that the polarisier might dull out the usually overbright parts of the moon and let more detail come thought, that's just a hunch though and nothing I can say for sure.

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Alrighty, tried it with a filter yesterday and just checked through the pics....no joy what so ever. The polariser just washes things out even more than shooting without the filter does. Got some decent shots but with the filter on it just brings the contrast down between light and dark to much to really get any real detail.

So much for that idea. <_<

With alittle fiddling with my original photos I think this is about as far as I can take it with details.

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Compare to the earlier attempt.

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Bit darker but with more visible details.

Not the same RAW image used though so there's a chance I could alter the first one and get more out of it.

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Sunset from the front lawn with the new camera.

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Some shots from our vacation to Orcas Island

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I'm heading over FB to check out the rest of the album :thumbsup::thumbsup:

Real nice :yes:

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Wow, that looks like a trip with some great memories.

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Just 2 recent "play with the camera" shots.

Test using the longer lens.

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And test to see what a pitch black shot would look like.

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3 shots from the weekend just passed, had a pretty good location for both some closeup and landscape shots so I just had to try it out.

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Just wish I would of moved in closer for that last shot but didn't really want to first negotiate my way over a barbwire fence and then face either get trampled by the cows in that paddock or risk the snakes. That thing on the left is a pond teeming with frogs so snakes are sure to be closeby!

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I'm getting published in a book next month. with a different shot but this shot is (probably?)my best so far

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Camera: Nikon D3000

Exposure: 0.003 sec (1/400)

Aperture: f/5.6

Focal Length: 55 mm

Focal Length: 55.0 mm

ISO Speed: 800

sorry, still sorting thru the 16,000 pics we took in Oz :wacko:

wife's turn to use the camera....her first time using a DSLR camera

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Exposure: 0.05 sec (1/20)

Aperture: f/5.3

Focal Length: 40 mm

Focal Length: 40.0 mm

ISO Speed: 400

BTW would you guys buy a floor model/demo/no scratch 55-200mm VR that carries a 90-day Nikon warranty only?

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Caught this little ###### out in the backyard the other day

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And keeping a very close eye on this recent addition to the garden as it's about to flower...never seen this perticular type of succulent in bloom before. Very overcast day when I took that photo though so it looks very dull, hope for a nice sunny day in order to get some good flower photos

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I really like the first one with the wasp thing on the grass. The symetry of the grass and it's colour contrast for the bug are really cool. This is like a stock photo, I could see it being used. Nice one.

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Cheers mate. Have to say I was pleasantly suprised with how it turned out.

Though it isn't grass though but rather a very lowgrowing type of palmtree called Sago Palm. ;) That white thing in the background is one of the uprights that make up my poolfence and a good 8 or 9 centimeters across...gives alittle scale to the size of that wasp.

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just few attempts on Black & White

could really use some help

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Exposure: 1

Aperture: f/4.0

Focal Length: 24 mm

Focal Length: 24.5 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

Flash: No Flash

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Exposure: 0.2 sec (1/5)

Aperture: f/4.0

Focal Length: 24 mm

Focal Length: 23.8 mm

ISO Speed: 100

Exposure Bias: 0 EV

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found this in my Sydney Collection

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:ph34r:

sorry, couldn't focus properly, I thought it was going to jump and take my camera away :pirate:

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So I get into Dublin today and take a wicked ride on a double decker bus (no, I didn't get my first bus ride until today even though I spent a couple of hours in London last week) to the city center and Dublin Castle. Nice tour and interesting history. Bram Stoker used to be a government worker.

Anyhow, here are a couple of pics.

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