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    Heard from radio and read from internet that there's such a phenomenon this weekend???
    Anyone knows more detail how and timings to watch in Singapore??

    Thanks!

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    Yes, it is called perigee.

    I already posted this up in kopitiam with an informational video. Go look there.
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    Thanks!!

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    By the time I got home last night moon was directly overhead. Then got brilliant idea. Use Skyview app found that at 3.30am it will be at a comfortable angle from my apartment. So set alarm at 3.30am. Alarm rang, got up. Sigh... Whole sky all clouds. Fail.

    Then kena scolding from commander-in-chief that I disturbed her sleep. Double fail

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    By the time I got home last night moon was directly overhead. Then got brilliant idea. Use Skyview app found that at 3.30am it will be at a comfortable angle from my apartment. So set alarm at 3.30am. Alarm rang, got up. Sigh... Whole sky all clouds. Fail.

    Then kena scolding from commander-in-chief that I disturbed her sleep. Double fail
    you still have tomorrow night tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongfu View Post
    you still have tomorrow night tho
    This is what I managed to get this evening (4 May 2012):

    Using my Nikon D7000 and the Sigma 150-500mm:


    And using my Nikon V1 + FT1 + Nikon TC17EII + Nikkor 300mm f4:


    Caveat: I'm not the best PS person in the world. I am sure the pictures could have been rendered better. Oh well...

    PS: Commander-in-Chief decided to indulge me... she sat in the car playing games on her iPhone while I was struggling with all these.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UncleFai View Post
    This is what I managed to get this evening (4 May 2012):

    Using my Nikon D7000 and the Sigma 150-500mm:


    And using my Nikon V1 + FT1 + Nikon TC17EII + Nikkor 300mm f4:


    Caveat: I'm not the best PS person in the world. I am sure the pictures could have been rendered better. Oh well...

    PS: Commander-in-Chief decided to indulge me... she sat in the car playing games on her iPhone while I was struggling with all these.
    Hi Uncle,

    Your 1st pic looks great enuf to me Too bad I dont own a good telephoto lens but I'll still try to take it tmrw night using my 55-250. Hopefully it will turn out ok

    ps: wa your c.i.c so good ah

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    Uncle Fai, may I know what is your settings to take those pictures? Thank you!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 116520 View Post
    Uncle Fai, may I know what is your settings to take those pictures? Thank you!
    Just took the following: D7000 + Sigma 150-500mm @ 500mm, ISO-100, f7.1, 1/125sec, WB 4000K. This is what it looks like (JPEG) straight out from the camera.


    After Photoshop, this is what I got:

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    After PP one is amazing, UncleFai! I totally forgot about this, because my Commander-In-Chief demanded something else for me to do..
    Hopefully tonight I can still see something.

    Thank you for sharing!

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    I wasted 2 nights waiting for the clouds to clear but haiz.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kongfu
    I wasted 2 nights waiting for the clouds to clear but haiz.....
    Tonight may be got chance.

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    I waited until 2am last night and finally, the cloud cover broke and I managed to capture these shots. They are not as great as UncleFai's.

    600D on tripod with remote trigger + 1.4x teleconverter + 100L @ 224mm, ISO 100, f5.6, 1/250s, JPEG, 100% crop



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    This was my shot on 5th May, around 10pm. Waited 1.5 hours for the cloud to clear.

    7D, 100-400mm L at 400mm, F11, 1/160, -2EV

    Last edited by polar28; 7th May 2012 at 07:53 PM.

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