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      08-23-2017, 10:45 AM   #1
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Talking Didn't see any Eclipse pics - here's mine

Shot from right outside of my office in Rockville, MD. No totality here but we got about 82% at the max. Did my best using a stack of filters (UV,ND,CPL) and then a friend let me borrow his "solar eclipse" glasses to try. I ended up holding them over my lens by hand and trying to cover all the little gaps to block the rest of the light to catch these shots.

Cloud shots taken with filter stack, others with the makeshift solar filter glasses setup

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Solar Eclipse 2017 by Matt Steele, on Flickr
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great pics!
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Near the end. We finally got clear skies.


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This was our max at about 95%.


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Near the end. We finally got clear skies.


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This was our max at about 95%.


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Dude these are incredible! Judging by the camera data I'm guessing you used an extension? It says you used a 100-400mm lens but the tube length is showing at 560mm at time of shot haha
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I thought I was gonna click on this thread and see a pic of a Mitsubishi Eclipse lol....slightly disappointed. Great pics though!
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damn "sun" those are sun great pics
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Dude these are incredible! Judging by the camera data I'm guessing you used an extension? It says you used a 100-400mm lens but the tube length is showing at 560mm at time of shot haha
Yes, I was using a 1.4x TC, so the effective focal length was 560mm. These are also pretty extensively cropped.
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Yes, I was using a 1.4x TC, so the effective focal length was 560mm. These are also pretty extensively cropped.
Very nice and yeah mine were very cropped as well!
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That was the most amazing thing I've ever seen, and believe me, you need to see it in totality to get the full effect. We were lucky enough in St. Louis to get it for 90 seconds or so where I live and it was a perfectly sunny day. The moment it went to totality was incredible, you could see stars, the corona, bugs started buzzing, and to cap it all off an owl hooted and flew directly over our heads. It was amazing, and I will certainly travel again someday to see it again (though I believe it might happen here again in 2024!).

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