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Super Moon...

Posted by
Judy aka L@dybug (Brooksville, FL, United States) on 13 May 2012 in Documentary & Street and Portfolio.

...on May 5, 2012 (top), and again on May 6, 2012 (bottom).
On Saturday, I could not get myself in a position to get anything in the foreground, but on Sunday with the waning gibbous moon still at 100%, I got behind a tree, hence the two shots a day apart.

After posting this yesterday, I was looking back; here is a similar post from last spring.

Sunday blessings!

SONY DSLR-A100 1/80 second F/22.0 ISO 1600 450 mm (35mm equiv.)

January 1st is around the corner, along with an end to my daily posts, at least for now.
Dementia is so debilitating and Hubby needs more of my time.


* Philippians 4:13 "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." ... <)))><
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Maria from California, United States

you have a great lens Judy! great shot(s)
Happy Mother's Day!

13 May 2012 5:47am

@Maria: Thanks, Maria ... the 85-300 is heavy and isn't used a lot, but for something like this, it's better than my 18-200. ;D

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

Lovely detail here

13 May 2012 6:04am

Dimitrios from ATHENS, Greece

Very good composition

13 May 2012 11:19am

tyan from Singapore, Singapore

Happy mother's day nana!:)

13 May 2012 11:51am

@tyan: Thank you, Sweetie!

B. Thomas from Arlington, Texas, United States

That really is super since there are two of them. We just had one here but the sky was overcast. Just kidding ;-) I do remember your other shot, and at first I thought you had just added it to the new one.

13 May 2012 12:25pm

@B. Thomas: Ha, ha ... only one, eh? ..... I downloaded TPE [The Photographer's Ephemeris], that shows the sun and moon rise & set times on any given date, plus a map where you can place the marker in your front yard, or back yard, and find the degree at which the moon will rise.

Joyce from Montana, United States

One is a pearl and one is a golden pendant with silver leaf embossing :-)

13 May 2012 12:39pm

@Joyce: You are amazing! ♥

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

This is a wonderful view Judy! Unfortunately we were cloudy up here and did not get a chance to view it! Thank you very much for sharing! Happy Mother's Day! ;-)

13 May 2012 2:28pm

@Eric Cousineau: Thank you, Eric, and I hope Georgie is having a Happy Mother's Day!

omid from mashhad, Iran

so beautiful!!!!!!

13 May 2012 3:00pm

Don from Spokane, United States

It sure helps to have some the tree in the huge moon shot. Excellent work of getting the moon with or without the tree! Fine shooting.

13 May 2012 3:08pm

@Don: Thank you, Don. We have nothing striking right on the horizon, and once the moon starts 'climbing' it moves quickly, so the second night I timed it to capture before it left the tree. ;D

franz from Baden, Austria

wow ... this is fantastic! but i still don't know if the moon's made of green cheese or not ... ;-))

13 May 2012 6:14pm

Judy aka L@dybug from Brooksville, FL, United States

Sorry, Franz ... and the 'man' wouldn't tell me. ;D

13 May 2012 8:50pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

Nice and super, both of 'em, with lots of detail... love that lower moon with tree silhouettes.

13 May 2012 10:03pm

@Rick: Thanks, Rick ... I like the lower one also, but the sharpness of the night before was better. ;D

Arash from Brisbane, Australia

beautifully composed image. breath-taking scene.

14 May 2012 12:55am

@Arash: Thank you very much.

Barbara from Florida, United States

This is great, I like how you have put two fantastic moon shots together.
Of course my imagination gets carried away, if there were really two planets rising together. Your tree silhouette on the moon is the perfect touch.

14 May 2012 1:27am

@Barbara: Thanks, Barb ... I liked the sharpness of the shot from the 5th, but the tree's leaves on the 6th, so put 'em together! *smile

Viewfinder from Bradenton, FL, United States

Beautiful work, Judy!

14 May 2012 3:10am

Japanalia from Yokohama, Japan

What? You got TWO MOONS in the sky on your side of the world?!
What a great idea, Judy, to put the two images together! It's like a trip in a very distant future!

14 May 2012 4:45am

@Japanalia: Ha, ha ... what can I say? This is life in America! <grin>

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Wonderful moon shots!
Love the lower one, it shows the size the moon was that day.

15 May 2012 1:34pm

GJC from Kyoto, Japan

How fantastic!

16 May 2012 10:33pm

@GJC: It was fun!

1/80 second
ISO 1600
450 mm (35mm equiv.)