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Posted by
: Helen : (who is currently photographing in, Australia) on 20 April 2008 in Plant & Nature.

I realise this is not a very good photo of the moon, but I am really proud of it. I took it holding the camera in my right hand, no special filters, no special lenses and no tripod!

FUJIFILM FinePix S9500 1/10 second F/4.9 ISO 200 67 mm

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Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Fabulous shot of the moon!!

20 Apr 2008 7:44am

@Ana Lúcia: :-) Thanks

martie from Okinawa, Japan

You underestimate this one. It is BEAUTIFUL! The fact that it is hand-held is amazing - I would have shaken so much you wouldn't be able to see what it was supposed to be. Well done!!

20 Apr 2008 8:52am

@martie: Thanks so much Martie.

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Hand held at 1/10 th second! Amazing!

20 Apr 2008 11:03am

@Craig: Thanks Craig although I must admit I have done a some sharpening and lens blur work with CS2.

Betty from New Jersey, United States

I'm amazed that this is hand held! It's a wonderful shot of the moon, Helen.

20 Apr 2008 11:13am

@Betty: To be perfectly honest, I was too, I have about five other very blurry ones, but this one wasn't too bad after a little CS2 work.

Observing from Chester, United Kingdom

Given the fact that it's hand-held, it is really very good.

20 Apr 2008 12:04pm

@Observing: Thanks Chester

Nina from Hamburg, Germany

Wow, it's really a wonderful shot of the moon!

20 Apr 2008 2:33pm

@Nina: Thanks. I am thrilled my camera actually did this. I have tried moon shots in the past and they never worked. I think the fact there was a lot of smoke in the air helped filter the light. It also gave it that lovely rich colour.

amy from Rocky Mountain House, Canada

I think it's down FABulous, Helen!! And hand held?!!! Bravo!

20 Apr 2008 6:39pm

@amy: Thanks Amy. I am actually surprised this last attempt worked as I was getting tired from holding my breath and psyching myself to be still. Maybe I should have called it 'Moon Meditation'