Photographing the moon is always hard – at least for me. Թ Wildlife photographers need equipment that naturally does well for lunar photography – namely, very long lenses. Թ My longest lens is 400mm – far short of the 600mm and 800mm used for wildlife photography. Թ I do have a doubler for my lens, which does bring it up to 800mm, but unfortunately it loses quite a bit of sharpness along the way. Թ Tripod stability is also critical. Թ My tripod is fine for most work, but holding a 400mm lens perfectly still is hard – the slightest movement of even a camera strap can affect the image.

Photographic challenges aside, it was a tremendous pleasure to get out and watch the eclipse. Թ I hope you did the same!

Lunar Eclipse