D4, 600 mm 4,0 + 2x converter = 1200 mm, f/8.0, 1/400, ISO 2500
Can you imagine what it takes of happy coincidence, strategic planning and superoptimistic attitude (this is where my friend comes in !) ... to shoot this picture ? You need an osprey to perch on a solitary branch .. in a very special and critical moment, you need a low horizon to allow that low glowing moon to appear, you need the moon to pass by in the very appropriate hight (which will only happen a short period each month), you need a super clear evening with no absolutely clouds, you need a full moon phase ... and you need to be able to position yourself according to the surprisingly quick moving planet ... without scaring away the shy osprey. OK, a chlichè maybe, almost like a logo, but this is real life ... and it has NOT been "photoshopped". This is a low resolution copy, but if you zoom in on the moon around the bird you should be able to get an impression of mosquito density in a warm norwegian summers evening !
The picture as shot in Norway in late July this year. A warm thank you to a good friend !!
The main thing for me this time was to show you this single picture. The other pictures are just a "fill ups" from previous years ... and have been blogged before.