Solar eclipse

Dave Wilson
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 9
Country: Australia

Hi everyone,

This is my first time posting images, but wanted to share a few captures from the solar eclipse in Cairns, Australia this morning. These were taken from our deck. I'm reasonably happy with what I achieved considering it was my first attempt at photographing the sun and the cloud cleared about 30 sec prior to totality - v. lucky.

Canon EOS 5D MkIII, Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM, Canon Extender EF 2x III, homemade Baader filter.

Eclipse 1

Eclipse 2

Eclipse 3



Registered: May 22, 2002
Total Posts: 44044
Country: United States

These are sweet Dave. Welcome to FM


Registered: Sep 17, 2011
Total Posts: 28
Country: United States

Great shots Dave. Hope to see the same thing here in a few years.

Registered: Dec 02, 2006
Total Posts: 7327
Country: United States

Your's was a total solar eclipse unlike our ring of fire solar eclipse earlier this year.

Did it get very dark? I had gone down to Monument Valley area for ours earlier this year. It was an exciting phenomena, although it did not get as dark as I hoped. My picture looked like an egg...

Dave Wilson
Registered: Nov 25, 2007
Total Posts: 9
Country: Australia

Thanks for the comments. ckcarr, yes it did get rather dark, and very quickly. It lasted a couple of minutes and we could actually see some stars.


Registered: Oct 22, 2004
Total Posts: 1093
Country: Australia

Nice photos Dave!
It was an awesome spectacle..
I was up at the peak in Cairns and it looked amazing..

Registered: Sep 06, 2006
Total Posts: 7684
Country: United States

Awesome stuff, Dave. Nice to have been able to experience this.