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Posted by
CElliottUK (Reading, United Kingdom) on 15 February 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

An attempt to get both the moon (distance from my 500mm lens 384,403 km (238,857 miles), and some pussy willow (3m-10 ft away) in focus at the same time. I can't understand why it didn't work ;-)

Canon EOS 7D 1/640 second F/10.0 ISO 400 500 mm

Luke Wiley from Spokane Washington, United States

Impressive focusing !

15 Feb 2011 6:03am

Suzanne from Melbourne, Australia

oooooooooh but it did Chris! such beautiful colour and form! very clever!

15 Feb 2011 6:23am

Pavan Kaul from Mumbai, India

Never mind it didn't work, the results are beautiful!! And yes, do keep tryin, maybe someday when the moon's closer...huh? LOL!!! Wonderful shot and that lens I would kill for. Drop me a line if you wanna have me take care of somebody!!!!

15 Feb 2011 6:54am

STEED from Somewhere, France


15 Feb 2011 6:57am

Michael from Chester, United Kingdom

A fantastic image, I've rarely seen the Moon so illuminated.

15 Feb 2011 7:08am

Richard from Duns, United Kingdom

Weirdly beautiful

15 Feb 2011 7:28am

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

LOL - you are so funny - but I love the bokeh which seems to echo the moon.

15 Feb 2011 7:31am

Stephen from Canberra, Australia

Not so much depth of field as deep space!

15 Feb 2011 7:44am

Christine from Duns, United Kingdom

The moon looks fantastic against that blue, and the yellow adds to the image, pussy willows did you say :)

15 Feb 2011 8:05am

mayoline from Hoorn, Netherlands

"Blue Moon"??? I think immediately of a song with that title. ;-D
A beautiful bright moon, with a wonderful bokeh.
Happy ST.

15 Feb 2011 8:14am

marci from in, Morocco

wow - this is fabulous!!! so clear focus on the moon, and the front bokeh (is it called that?) enhances it so well! **applause**

15 Feb 2011 8:23am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Splendid shot and superb bokeh. 5 *. Good day.

15 Feb 2011 8:45am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Fantastic shot.. try a difference lens it might

15 Feb 2011 8:50am

kitty from Seoul, South Korea

Wow, nice detail in the moon. I like how the pussy willow looks 'spacey' ^^

15 Feb 2011 8:57am

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Wow..that's the capacity of lens...Great shot.

15 Feb 2011 9:15am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

That's beautifully done Chris. Thank goodness for depth of field :)

15 Feb 2011 9:57am

Mhelene from Paris, France

Very beautiful and unreal !

15 Feb 2011 10:24am

Anna Kristina from Stockholm, Sweden

This is beautiful!

15 Feb 2011 11:03am

J.R. from Ginowan, Japan

Ooooooh! That's not the way it's supposed to look? But it still looks good to me.

15 Feb 2011 11:20am

Lougris from Toulouse, France

bien sur que c'est du boulot !!!:) je n'en doute pas !! et le resultat en vaut la chandelle !!! une image superbe vraiment !!:) 5*

15 Feb 2011 11:33am

Sunder from Chennai, India

Great shot of the moon...Well done Chris..

15 Feb 2011 12:11pm

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Buy a pinhole camera, then you'll be laughing!!
Still looks good.

15 Feb 2011 12:41pm

Franz from Baden, Austria

nice try, though! maybe next time you wait for the moon to get a little closer ...! happy ST to you!

15 Feb 2011 1:16pm

Katherine from Aberystwyth, United Kingdom

Great shot! I rather like that the pussy willow is not in focus.

15 Feb 2011 1:29pm

Thea from Leeuwarden, Netherlands

A beautiful,beautiful picture!!

15 Feb 2011 1:35pm

Loretta from Pretoria, South Africa

Great image and love the colours and the out of focus circles echoing the shape of the moon!

15 Feb 2011 2:40pm

myky from London, Canada

Well this really works...beautiful!

15 Feb 2011 2:53pm

Juliango from Caen, France

Most impressive !!! lot of details !!!! nice composition !!!

15 Feb 2011 3:18pm

Don from Spokane, United States

I like the attempt and I think it was quite successful. Very sharp moon image and the blur of the leaves adds a softening touch that I like. Well done.

15 Feb 2011 3:25pm

Jeff from Pembroke Dock, Wales., United Kingdom

Dam'n Pussy Willows kept moving (You've always got a problem controlling Pussy),better luck next time. '>)

15 Feb 2011 3:30pm

@Jeff: Yeah, I would have thought that with the length of my lens, taming pussy would have been no problem, but you can never be absolutely sure!

Didier from Tubize, Belgium

Too bad for the pussy pillow. Your moon is delightful and that's enough for a marvelous shot.

15 Feb 2011 5:01pm

Sam from Chennai, India

The moon is beautiful ... A great shot :)

15 Feb 2011 5:24pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

oh yeah! happy st.

15 Feb 2011 5:35pm

L'explorateur from Vancouver, Canada

BEAUTIFUL! The moon is so fascinating. Even if we know how it works, it's really impressive to see such a massive "rock" in the sky, rotating around us, with its own surface details. Great shot, Chris!

15 Feb 2011 5:44pm

The Mouse from Glasgow, United Kingdom

Poor excuse for a manky lens!

15 Feb 2011 6:35pm

Alun from cheshire, United Kingdom

Haha, 3 foot to infinity in focus, nice one, super detail in the moon

15 Feb 2011 6:52pm

Nige Bowsher from United Kingdom

Totally unique - what a result

15 Feb 2011 7:35pm

Gilles from Entre Bussy et Bruxelles, France

the result is fabulous !!!

15 Feb 2011 7:46pm

Ted from South Wales, United Kingdom

works for me!

15 Feb 2011 8:05pm

David from Pierrelatte, France

Very nice shoot ! That's beautiful

15 Feb 2011 8:18pm

David from Avranches, France

Fantastical shot. Great image of the moon, and the giant out of focus stars.

15 Feb 2011 8:19pm

flyingwind风飞扬 from Bridgetown, Barbados

psychedelic setting!

15 Feb 2011 9:10pm

✿ Anina ✿ from Auckland, New Zealand

haha! your words made me laugh - I can't think why it couldn't work :)
This is such a beautiful image (although it's not what you had in mind) I love the detail of the moon and the blue! You've got one 'mean' lens there.

15 Feb 2011 9:24pm

Stefan from Thiersee, Austria


15 Feb 2011 9:40pm

Philip from South Wales, United Kingdom

DoF would be an interesting calculation and the circle of confusion would be equivalent to drinking a bittle of whisky before taking the photo :)

16 Feb 2011 12:30am

¨‘°ºO Dutçh Oº°‘¨ from Neverwhere, United States

You make me laugh, cute! The moon has excellent detail. I haven't taken a good moon shot [no jokes now!] yet. I guess sacrificing the pussy willow is okay. We'll let it pass ;)

16 Feb 2011 1:07am

Jonathan from Nevada City, United States

Yeah, weird why that won't work! Great image - I had one similar a few days back, but don't have a lens that brings the moon in that close! Jealous.....

16 Feb 2011 1:20am

Becky from los angeles, United States

What a great effect! The perfect mixture of your creativity and nature's creativity. I love the way this beautiful detailed moon is floating among the pussy willow planets in blue space. Magic! Love it.

16 Feb 2011 1:25am

MissT from Chicagoland, United States

Excellent mood!

16 Feb 2011 5:36am

Adela Fonts from Barcelona, Spain

Great image of the moon friend! Excellent shot!

16 Feb 2011 7:53am

daniela scharnowski from Berlin, Germany

Ooooh, that´s beautiful! esp the "pussy" willow in this frame! The clarity of the moon and the beautiful blue sky are precious! Much better than the night shots of old moon. More lighthearted.

16 Feb 2011 9:32am

Jason Kravitz from Brussels, Belgium

sometimes I wish that moon weren't so dang far away - for it makes the photographers job much harder I must say

16 Feb 2011 7:30pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The yellow complements the blue, and the moon is in focus.

17 Feb 2011 1:09am

٭ ƸɼiϾ ٭ from Narbonne, France

nice, very creative picture :-)) i like it

17 Feb 2011 8:06am

Earnest from Oklahoma, United States

Very nice... I like to get those fuzzy foregrounds in sometimes too.

21 Feb 2011 6:35pm

Calusarus from St Sorlin en Valloire, France

A great shot with this beautiful bokeh.
Congratulations for the spotlight colors

24 Feb 2011 7:06pm

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

I see you swept in to the Color Spotlight with this one while I was distracted elsewhere - well done !!

24 Feb 2011 11:24pm

@Ronnie 2¢: I truly son't understand the concept of colour spotlights!. I'll ask Jason how it works when I meet up with him in Prague

marci from in, Morocco

and now congrats on the spotlight color! really a special shot

24 Feb 2011 11:44pm

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Congratulation on spotlight color...great

25 Feb 2011 7:39am

CATCHLIGHT from Reading, United Kingdom

very well done

25 Feb 2011 7:47am

Vaido from Võrumaa, Estonia

Very nice result!

25 Feb 2011 2:48pm

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Congratulations for the "Spotlight Color". Good day.

26 Feb 2011 8:21am

cristoF from montbéliard, France

bravo pour le spotlight colors, c'est trés mérité!

26 Feb 2011 4:12pm

Canon EOS 7D
1/640 second
ISO 400
500 mm