I shot this photograph of almost full moon around 15 minutes back from my ground floor flat with the help of my Canon EOS 1000D and EF-S 55-250IS lens.
Even though with a crop camera I am getting a field of view of 400mm, but still I had to almost full crop this image to get the moon to look this big. I guess for the next moon shot, I either need to get a 400mm lens (640mm field of view) or get on top of a tall building or maybe even a mountain :D.
Almost Full Moon (click to enlarge)
For those interested in technical details, this photograph was shot in full manual mode with the following settings:
Aperture: f5.6 (wide open at the focal length)
Shutter Speed: 1/400 sec
AF Mode: AI Servo (wasn’t using tripod)
Yogesh,do you think you need to open your aperture at widest for a brightly illuminated moon.It may result in overexposing and loosing the details.Did you try narrow apreture for this shot?
Sir the reason behind using wide open aperture was to get fast shutter speed for hand held shot. In this case, I was underexposing by more than two stops to ensure that I got the details. I did try another shot at narrower aperture (underexposed by more than 3 stops), but a proper exposure with that aperture would have entail that the shutter speed would have been halved to 1/200 or the ISO would have gone up to 400, neither of which I wanted at that point.
The sun bird should have been posted in POTN or did I miss!
I guess I forgot to post it there, will do it soon in the 55-250 thread.