“??? Waxing Crescent Moon” / ? Serenity / SML.20130513.7D.41748.BW

A few nice manfrotto images I found:

“??? Waxing Crescent Moon” / ? Serenity / SML.20130513.7D.41748.BW
manfrotto

Image by See-ming Lee ??? SML
I bought the 100-400 originally not to photograph birds but to photograph the moon. But I do not often see it because it was always so cloudy in Hong Kong and even if I have a full view of the sky, I do not see it.

But I did finally. I shot this with the 7D, because it has a crop-frame factor of 1.6x. I used the 1.4x Extender also. Altogether this gives me a 400 x 1.6 x 1.4 = 896 mm equivalent on a full-frame.

The cavit of sticking the 1.4x on the 100-400 is that you lose AF completely because with the exception of the 1D line which can focus at f/8, none of the other camera bodies can. With this in mind I might actually buy a 2x extender to see if I can get any closer.

I used a release cable for this shot but I can see some vibration at full-res. So next time I see it again I will use a mirror-lockup. I am also thinking of buying a geared head for the tripod because it seems that even on the tripod the camera still moves after some adjustments—no matter how small.

The Chinese name is quite descriptive as ? is a goose and ? is the eyelashes — it describes the moon as looking like the eyelashes of geese.

# Moon phases ??

The Waxing Crescent Moon is the phase between the new moon and the first quarter, where its right 1–49% visible from the northern Hemisphere.

???: ????????1-49%

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lunar_phase
zh.wikipedia.org/zh-hk/??

# SML Data
+ Date: 2013-05-13T19:44:37+0800
+ Dimensions: 5184 x 3456
+ Exposure: 1/4 sec at f/11
+ ISO: 100
+ Flash: Did not fire
+ Camera: Canon EOS 7D
+ Lens: Canon EF 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM + Canon EF 1.4x Extender III
+ Accessories: Canon TC-80N3 Timer Remote Release, Manfrotto tripod
+ GPS: 22°25’9" N 114°13’25" E
+ Location: SML Universe HKG
+ Subject: ? Moon
+ Serial: SML.20130513.7D.41748.BW
+ Workflow: Lightroom 4
+ Series: ? Serenity, ?? Nature

# Media Licensing
Creative Commons (CCBY) See-ming Lee ??? / SML Photography / SML Universe Limited

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