Thursday, February 21, 2008

"Total Lunar Eclipse"

This wonderful photograph was taken by my excellent friend and colleague Mary Stebbins Taitt during the Total Lunar Eclipse of February 20-21, 2008. It is an enlargement of an original taken with a Canon EOS 30D with a 300mm telephoto lens, so she informs me. The temperature was only about 6 degrees but that was a GOOD thing...the atmosphere was clear and cold. (She was in Detroit, Michigan.)
(all reproduction rights reserved: Mary Stebbins Taitt. Used by special permission.)

21 comments:

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Cool, thanks for posting this. :-D

Sandi McBride said...

I should post my picture...but imagine a black sky with a pin prick in the center...there it is...my photo...great picture that Mary took...sure beats mine, lol
Sandi

Sandy Carlson said...

It's good to have friends, eh?! This is a wonderful shot. Thanks for sharing it. God bless.

ImperfectNerd said...

Thanks, Sandy. God bless you, too, always.

Daniel J Santos said...

one fantastic moon photo, excellent.

Carole said...

Beautiful shot.

Byrning Bunny said...

She did an incredible job. It's so crisp and clear!

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Ida said...

Like you said. It is a wonderful photograph. :)
Happy weekend!

marcia said...

yours was so nice esp compared to mine

Kerri said...

Wow...A Great shot!! It was cloudy here so I couldn't see it....a bit past my bedtime as I am an Early Bird :)

Happy Friday!
My skywatch is at:http://www.thesunriseofmylife.blogspot.com/

My "kreations" blog is:
http://www.kreationsbykerri.blogspot.com/

quintarantino said...

Amazing shot!

Old Wom Tigley said...

Fantastic Capture

Lilli & Nevada said...

She did good taking that photo, i am with Sandy M mine did nothing when i took it only blackness, till it was all over.

ImperfectNerd said...

Thanks, everyone, in behalf of Mary and myself, for taking the time to leave all your highly appreciated comments!

ImperfectNerd said...

Thanks to you, Tom, especially...thanks for spending the time to drop by...

sarala said...

Much nicer than what my camera and lens could accomplish. It was a beautiful night, though.

Misty Dawn said...

This is great!

Andrée said...

I love this. There are never enough eclipse photos. It emphasizes that this huge orb is hanging over us all the time (which to me is quite awesome).

Sonia said...

Amazing picture! Well done!

Berit said...

Beautitul, Beautiful!!!
I dont see the moon that night, it was thick clouds
Good sunday to you :o)

Anna said...

That is really nice photo of the lunar eclipse. Anna :)