85% Waxing Gibbous

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With just a few days before Full Moon and 85% illuminated, the current phase is Waxing Gibbous which is the phase when there is more than 50% illuminated but not Full.

Not the sharpest Moon shot I’ve got which I can only think could be down to a small amount of haze in the sky.

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85% Waxing Gibbous
85% Waxing Gibbous – {Flickr Link}

Waxing Gibbous (68%)

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As the sky was clear tonight, I thought I’d try a moon shot with the 500mm and teleconverter to see how much quality was lost.

I first tried it with the 2x converter (TC-20eiii) to give a whopping 1000mm but didn’t like the final outcome as I thought it looked too soft. This photo was taken with the 1.7x converter (TC-17eii) and it was a little better.

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Waxing Gibbous (68%)
Waxing Gibbous (68%) – D810, AF-S 500mm f/2.8 with TC-17e II @ 850mm, f/8, ISO64, 1/60sec – {Flickr Link}