Hello friends in TE,
Try answering the following questions:
# Why the Moon always shows the same face to the Earth.
# Why the Moon's rotation period is the same as the length of time it takes to orbit the Earth (same as number 1, but phrased differently).
# Why there are two tides a day.
# Why the Earth's rotation rate is slowing.
It has something to do with moon. This one was captured on the evening of 20th Jan 2008 before sunset. It is a waxing gibbous @ 94% full moon. The blue cloudless sky reflected by the evening sun allowed me to take this moon picture hand-held above the rain tree. Now, I can call that my moon.
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aadilj (18102) 2008-01-21 0:32
Thats romantic and so blue. I love the deep colours, the textures and the mood and all that put so nicely together.
Dyerco (10185) 2008-01-21 0:50
Well done for a hand held shot. You have captured amazing detail here.
trekks (14348) 2008-01-21 3:43
IMO you chose a very good moment to shoot this moon, due to light condition, the exposure allows you to have your aperture at f/5.6 (limited by your 300mm lens setting), 1/500s at ISO400, which looks great for handheld.
Clarity and sharpness is good.
The DOF is nicely done with the FG branches.
If this is at night, it is not likely to get such exposure and a tripod will be necessary, no blue sky and contrast may vary slightly.
Great work, Jusni and thanks for sharing it.
serp2000 (45970) 2008-01-21 5:28
I never seen so big moon before on the usual photo.
Betiful! I like your shot! Thanks!
ifanik (21679) 2008-01-21 8:59
Very beautiful photo
The details in the moon are amazing
Very well done
fserajian (2299) 2008-01-21 12:49
excellent work, good detail. TFS
siamesa (28127) 2008-01-21 13:10
My friend Jusni!!! It's a amazing image. I agree with you that you can call your moon, but I'll put this photo in my favorites, of course.
paura (46464) 2008-01-21 13:51
Excellent moon shot here. Very nice for the ISO Speed Ratings on 400. Wel composed also.
hello_ishan (1571) 2008-01-21 20:45
Excellent shot; the details are so nice. I don't know the answers of your questions but will be great full if you answer me.
robertosalguero (288) 2008-01-21 22:10
This image look very sharp for a handheld. I do like the placement of the moon in relation to the out of focus leaves. Very good composition with good contrast and colours. I have tried taking images of the moon but they are never this good. Thanks :-)
AROBN54 (11475) 2008-01-21 23:08
I have been trying so hard to get a perfect shot of the moon and this is just awesome. I love the framing of the tree limbs and you have gotten fabulous detail with perfect exposure and color. This is simply wonderful!! Many thanks and kindest regards,
sevy (58) 2008-01-22 0:59
I have already tried to take photo from the moon and I know it is not so easy. On this photo, it is good for both the focusing and the exposure.
I think it was a good idea to include in the frame a part of the tree in order to translate the opposition between the life on Earth and the far and sky object which is the moon.
pablominto (53746) 2008-01-22 1:03
Interesting details have been captured in the moon!
DOF works well and the blurry branches adds to the feeling of depth and distance...
A well composed presentation!
Floydian (30970) 2008-01-22 1:20
Very interesting composition with the moon but more interesting leaving some leaves in the frame. The blueish sky works wonderful here, i like this much better than a pitch black one...really great work here in a very good exposure.
John_F_Kennedy (43763) 2008-01-22 1:29
Excellent capture. I like the light and the sharpness. Nicely done.
plimrn (21344) 2008-01-22 6:48
You've found the key to shooting the moon - only around sunrise and sunset!! Nice work!!
gracious (20025) 2008-01-22 10:26
My compliment towards this beautiful captured of the moon!
good composition with the moon on the one side of the frame in perfect sharpness, vivid colour and details
well done indeed
crckt (7222) 2008-01-22 18:44
I think you got great details here, the full zoom worked really nicely.
Loved it. Thanks for sharing.
vincz (19113) 2008-01-23 0:35
Beautiful catch with great details and texture on the moon. I like very much the bue colour around. Depth is provded by the branches. A very good one.
Clementi (52514) 2008-01-23 11:46
it's fantastic your moon ,
I can enjoy it also,
or she is only yours?
thanks for sharing this emotion .
shiningman (0) 2008-01-25 1:31
The moon is really yours, good interpretation, looks so near yet so far, very good stable hands!
tober (8797) 2008-01-27 0:46
Hi Jusni, this photo is fantastic. We can almost see the details on the surface of the moon. The blurred tree branches add deepness to your photo. I also liked the blue background. Best regards, Tolga
Wanda1 (15142) 2008-01-27 21:01
I like the way you have framed the moon with the branches of the tree drawing our eye to it. Brilliant detail on the moon. Well captured.
xavshot (69835) 2008-01-27 21:48
très beau travail. j'aime beaucoup la netteté impeccable de la lune et le cadrage choisi avec la présence des feuillages. Belle photo.
kpav (5031) 2008-01-29 0:20
This is very beautiful, you have captured a lot of detail on the moon and the out of focus tree adds to the composition. Very well done, thanks for sharing.
edytungkal (4551) 2008-01-31 20:05
Perfectly captured the moon face with such clarity details and great contrast against the blue sky. I like this shot alot Jusni, congratulation...
thiv56 (1628) 2008-02-01 9:17
Wow! A great shot! Very nice composition and very good PP! TFS.
Prisley (1485) 2008-02-03 2:29
What a nice moon! The inclusion of tree leaves gives a good dimension to the pic which doesn't appear flat at all there. I love the details of the moon craters. TFS!
JPlumb (3159) 2008-02-10 0:37
Hi Jusni, you don't need a great depth of field for a moon shot, and a fast shutter speed makes sense (to minimize camera shake, plus so as to not over expose the moon). A lot of people are surprised I think when you take a faster speed shot of the moon, yet here is one topography that is fully exposed to the sun, same as if it was shot on earth in mid day. What is different about this shot of yours is the inclusion of those leaves, and that fantastic blue sky. The leaves aren't in focus of course, but they sure complement the shot. Now this becomes one I need to try for myself.
Angshu (56760) 2008-02-15 0:37
Believe me, I would dream to take a picture of the moon like this, but so far I've been unsuccessful. Very well framed with the OOF leaves & the moon is placed very well. The blue hour sky helps build a very nice contrast with the moon. Well done!
Matthew-Watt (5934) 2008-02-16 0:47
Thanks for this shot of the near full moon. I like how the branches add interest to the frame as often the moon is placed by itself and there is a lot of wasted space inside the frame. I like also that the sky is a blue colour instead of the usual pitch-black. This is a very sharp capture, the moon is a difficult object to capture at times but this has worked perfectly for you. The 1/500 is very quick considering the subject - I would have chosen a longer shutter but this may have overexposed or blurred the moon as it is in motion. Well done and thanks for posting.
wishlist (4133) 2008-02-21 2:40
amazing capture here, with the almost full moon showing off all its beauty. You've done a great job delivering a great result full of details, clarity, brightness and sharpness.
Thanks very much for sharing it.
Washabi (47) 2008-02-21 13:09
Well done, especially for an off-hand shot. The details are crisp and clear. I've tried a few pictures of the moon, but my lense only goes to 55mm. Did you take any photos of the lunar eclipse last night (I don't know if it was visible where you were)? I meant to go and see it, but I forgot about it because I had a group meeting last night - pity. I like how the leaves add a little bit of depth to the color of the shot. I also like how you've framed the moon in the space between the two branches jutting out.
Senk (2345) 2008-02-24 7:52
wow, this is very amazing pictures , the moon look so cold to the earth , good job
scobert (5355) 2008-02-24 10:34
It is interesting that you commented on my waning gibbous Moon and you have a waxing gibbous Moon. Our Moon is indeed a fascinating neighbor and it always amazes me that it is the same apparent size from earth and it is the perfect size to block out the Sun for a solar eclipse. What are the odds of this? You have a beautiful photograph of our fair neighbor and your framing with the trees is superb! Your notes are very interesting as well. Excellent photography!
Chanizard (129) 2008-02-29 15:57
Nice color , contrast and details ...
euryan (8440) 2008-03-01 23:26
Hi Jusni, you have a great moon shot too. The exposure of the moon is perfect, and I like how it is only 94% full. It creates a more interesting shot as the bottom edge of the moon fades away. The inclusion of the tree branches balances out the composition and ties the moon back together with the earth.
kiks (12759) 2008-03-14 2:39
Hi JUsni, i love the sharpness of the moon here. We can easly see the craters on it. FAntastique. Good choice to include the leaves at the fg to give a scale idea.
batalay (40523) 2008-03-16 21:03
I like very much your image of the moon, attesting to good photographic skills coupled with a good camera. Indeed, the colors and resolution are excellent. Here is a variation for you to consider, Bubble About to Burst.
Warm regards and thanks for sharing the fabulous lunar image.
marius_mihaluta (134) 2008-05-04 2:26
great shot. I like its composition and the depth of field that you obtained using that lens. It was a good choice and it allowed to capture a very beautiful sharp moon and those blured branches.
bisok (948) 2008-05-08 14:25
A beautiful composition here. Extraordinary. Nice framing. Very good Point of View. Great colours and sharpness. Well done Jusni. Thanks for sharing.
Greetings from Poland.
lucasgalodoido (23651) 2008-05-11 7:16
impressive this capture of the moon, the quality is perfect, and I´d like of the high detailling of the surface. Great work.
Congratulations and hug!
arturski (4465) 2008-05-12 0:55
well composed of staff, fantastic approximate good quality,good work.
belido (19934) 2008-05-22 4:35
I just can say wooooww! You know I tried to catch the moon few days ago with my tele but the result was not suitable to a post in here. You bring excellent details and the inclusion of the blurred leaves in the foreground was a clever choice to brake the blue baclground. Great work indeed!
PS: I'll place in my theme so that I can take as reference for my next attempt :)
rabani (9645) 2009-09-03 10:10
Just want you to know, I come here through your link at Facebook. I have been thinking of shooting the man on the moon.
lctan (1061) 2009-09-03 21:07
This is a fantastic shot! its very difficult for me to capture the moon this clear although i know i have to use at 1/500 speed to get the details on the moon otherwise its all over exposed for the surface of the moon to be seen clearly. This is really good shot. congrats!
Ola_Kwiatek (0) 2009-10-20 5:38
Amazing moon, wonderful composition. Perfect shot. Good contrast. Fantastic effect.
abiesudiono (235) 2009-10-30 0:55
Nice composition and tone.
Thanks for share.
Warmest regard's abie.
satyakki (672) 2010-02-17 9:42
Great shot of the Waxing Gibbous. Just wondering if it was possible for you to have the shot without the leaves of the rain tree in the frame. I also have shot the moon exactly 10 days after you, at a location little higher up Asia (India) and also on a Full Moon, minutes after rise. The only difference is its a Night Shot.
I invite you to see the same and offer your valuable comments & critiques.
mvdisco (17796) 2010-10-16 19:46
WoW! Beautiful caught of view of this amazing moon,
great sharpness and details ,
beautiful contrast and light,
very well done and let go for 100 pts..
- Copyright: Jusni Nasirun (jusninasirun) (17527)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2008-01-20
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Nikon D50, SIGMA 70-300 APO DG MACRO, 58 mm UV
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/500 seconds
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- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Belido's Top 100 [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2008-01-21 0:26
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