Friday, September 13, 2013

The Moon

Clear Costa Rican skies offer an ideal place for star gazing, or admiring the moon.  This photo of the moon captures the craters, seas, and other features on the moon's surface.  This is a daytime photo of the moon, so there was less contrast between the bright moon and the sky.  That also enabled the shutter speed to be faster, as I took this photo without a tripod, bracing the camera on a patio table.

Remarkably, I took this photo with the same camera and lens as the macro photos of the fern leaf and the orchid flowers that I have shown the last few days.  What a wide range of capability, and it is not even one of our DSLR cameras.  It is a Nikon CoolPix P510, which has a 42X telephoto, and the range of a 24 - 1,000 mm conventional lens.

Today is my wife's birthday, so I am showing this photo as a birthday greeting for Julie.

We have new photos of Gibraltar on our Viva la Voyage travel photo site this week.

9 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow Dave. Great job on that moon photo.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

No way Dave , that's totally amazing! The 42X zoom on these cameras is fabulous. Happy birthday to Julie..birthday dinner perhaps?

Judy said...

This is a nice photo of the moon. I took one like it not too long ago and was amazed at how it turned out. It really is a great little camera and the other thing I love about it it that it's much lighter to carry around than my DSLR camera and I don't have to pack around two extra lenses.

glenda said...

Pretty amazing moon shot!

Memphis MOJO said...

You nailed this one!

Karl Demetz said...

Hi Dave, where did you find such a large moon :)
Amazing shot anyway!
Happy birthday to Julie!

MJ said...

Can't get a better view of the moon than this - thanks for sharing!

Babzy said...

wow , good one :)

Hilda said...

Amazing!

Happy birthday to Julie!

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