Photography ~ A 800mm Moonrise–NOT! [08/05]

Oh, for the clouds…

No moon & no sun; but, we can see the difference 400mm makes. The tighter photo, with a narrower field of view is from using a Canon Extender EF 2X III that sits between my 400mm prime lens and the camera body. Both pics are of the Cargill Soybean Plant @ 1754 River Rd, Fayetteville, North Carolina, 1.6 miles from my vista.

I took the top picture this evening as I awaited moonrise. It was too cloudy on the horizon to see the moon. _MG_0159.CR2That’s like the morning of July 18th when I missed a sunrise because of clouds.35847925882_5f9968b264_o

Photography ~ The Sun, Fayetteville, North Carolina–800mm Super Telephoto, 08/04

That is a Canon EF 400mm Super Telephoto Lens, + a Canon Extender EF 2X III [Teleconverter]

I know it is a sunspot because of reported sunspot activity and my comparing my pics with Solar and Heliospheric Observatory Picture, taken today. It took me assessing several of my pics to know I captured an event on the surface of the sun.

To keep the pics interesting, I have a few clouds, as well.

DIY [#28] ~ Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM Lens Solar Filter, now with hood, 08/01

IMG_9963.CR2Why have I added this hood, given this lens has a built in hood? All one has to do is extend that hood and lock it in place.

Well, since I chose to not rely on Thousand Oaks getting me the filter I ordered in time for the eclipse, I made my own.

The sizes I used [O.D. 86mm vs. 77mm] prohibit extending the built-in hood. So, here you are… The hood and lens cap also protect the solar filter film.

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