16 Apr 2009

Sky Watch Friday N:o 40 - Moonstruck

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The Sky Watch Friday meme is hosted by Klaus, Ivar, Wren, Sandy, Louise and Fishing Guy.
A big thankyou for the upkeep of this long running meme.


Two jackdaws in a tree admiring the moon


A new moon in a cloudy sky


Nearly full but not quite



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24 comments:

Merisi said...

Simply beautiful and so serene!

prkl said...

nuo lähikuvat kuista ovat upeita. kraateritkin näkyvät kivasti, jos tuntisi niin tunnistaisi. hienoja!!

Titania said...

I love the second picture it is stunningly beautiful. Great, successful SWF.

VALKYRIEN said...

Du har fått deg et virkelig bra objektiv, som kan ta slike bilder av månen! Og selvom nærbildet er flott, og det første er nydelig - er nr. 2 til å miste pusten av! Så dramatisk og mystisk på samme tid!

RuneE said...

Månebilder er velkjent vanskelige, men det siste var virkelig bra!

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I like your collection of moon shots. You must have steady hands...or a tripod. The shots are very good!

Babooshka said...

Gotta love a moonstruck sky. Really rich deep tones.

Mike said...

Those are stunning captures!
My Skywatch

vincibene said...

Wonderful magical moon pictures!

PSYL said...

I enjoy watching the moon as much as watching the sun. Those orbs in the sky are just amazing.

The last photo is excellent. You must have a powerful lens to even see the craters on the moon.

Mary Elizabeth said...

Wow, those are spectacular shots.
Hope some day I can do one of the moon just so.

Great shots!
Mary Elizabeth
Blog.

Judy said...

Love the last two shots, especially!!

Bryan said...

The last two shots are wowing. What focal length is the final photo taken at?

Regina said...

Amazing moon shots. You are good.

Tarolino said...

Love to oblige Bryan but I'm not really familiar with these terms in english. I also did a few things to the photo apart from cropping.
As I recall it's taken with iso 800 and then it looked too bright to show details so I took away brightness and contrast and in return added a bit of warmth and sharpness as well as gamma. That's why the sky looks grey instead of black. I have a lens of 55-250 mm and it was at its limit on 250 mm and I used a tripod as well as a 2 second timer in order for me not to disturb the sharpness by pressing the clicker.

Tarolino said...

Okay I went to check out camera terms in Google and can tell that the focal length was that equivalent to 35 mm (according to Picasa's record of the shot).

John said...

Meget flott bilder. Månebilde er min favoritt :)

Inkataika said...

Wow, enpä voi muuta sanoa! Tuo alimmainen on kadehdittava ja kuin juusto! :) Voisin syödä pois!

Arija said...

The sickle moon takes me back to the fairy tale of childhood.
Three absolutely great shots.

Reader Wil said...

Great shots of the moon! Especially the last one!

Erin said...

that last shot of the moon...awesome.
have a wonderful weekend.

Ivon said...

Awesome shots. I saw the man in the moon. I also went to your Helsinki Daily blog. I will revisit often since I will visit on a cruise in late summer. Thanks for sharing.

storyteller said...

Marvelous photo series this week as always! I love the moon shots especially.
Hugs and blessings,

Ebie said...

That's a beautiful shot your not quite a full moon. Your photos are just awe-inspiring.