Strawberry Moon during the Summer Solstice


Just for fun I put the Canon SX720 HS camera on a tripod and shot the moon.  I used manual mode with ISO 80, 172 mm (effective 720 mm (?)), f/6.9, and 1/8 sec. shutter.  My biggest problem was with focusing.  I left it in auto focusing and there were clouds moving across the scene.  I should have used manual focusing as well.  The picture isn’t great if you look closely, but you can’t expect much under those conditions with such a small sensor in a travel zoom camera.

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