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Old May 6, 2007, 12:49 PM   #1
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Hi All,

Recently, this spectacular lightshow by nature took place; A great joy to watch, and so for taking pictures of the event

Pretty much on the edge of the FZ50 capabilities. Shooting at 420mm over 1 second will cause blur because of the Earth's rotation. Having such a dark moon, It required either a too high iso-setting, or a sacrifice in sharpness.

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Old May 6, 2007, 12:51 PM   #2
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Here's a 100% crop of an iso800 shot


edit: Raw-edit, reduced color-noise by 50% and increased sharpness to the max acceptable level, small increase in saturation to meet the 'bloody' red of how it looked for real
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Old May 6, 2007, 1:21 PM   #3
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Okay, one last, for comparison; a 'normal' moon 100% crop F4 1/100s iso100

Not quite sure what happened, but it seems much sharper than the partial discs of the initial post; maybe it has something to do with the angle of light?
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Thanks for sharing the eclipse shots. Every time something like that happens it seem we have fog and I get to see nothing.
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Nice captures of a rare event. What Ted said goes for here too. Even every meteor shower causes clouds or rain.
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Old May 7, 2007, 3:53 AM   #6
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Thanks,

Yes, i'm very happy it wasn't too cloudy, with enough large gaps to get it on camera; but just after the eclipse was at max, it disappeared for the rest of the event. Meteorite rains tend to happen behind the clouds here too; But I'll keep trying anyway, Really love to watch / capture Astro-events 8)

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Awesome series!!!
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