Airplane In Front Of Moon With Sunset Contrail
Taken by OLIVIER STAIGER on January 12, 2019 @ Bibounistan, Switzerland
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  Camera Used: Canon Canon EOS 6D
Exposure Time: 1/250
Aperture: f/8.0
ISO: 1600
Date Taken: 2019:01:12 16:18:35
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while I was in Bibounistan, Switzerland to take photos of big birds ( Bibou , Bubo and more ) , I noticed the crescent Moon and in the corner of my eye I saw an airplane that was climbing up towards the Moon. After a few seconds of hesitation I realized it would fly right in front of it. Plus, it had a long orange coloured contrail due to sunset.
But my main camera ( EOS 80D ) with 600mm telelens was on tripod and set for another target ( bird sitting in a rock ) so I had no time to think and change settings as this flyby was imminent, if I hesitated any more it would fly across the Moon before I would be taking pictures, so I swiftly grabbed another camera, an EOS 6D which had a 300mm zoom and which I had prepared moments earlier for possible flying birds in point-and-shoot mode, took aim and clicked away just as the airplane flew across the Moon. (Point-and-shoot ready camera for me, when going out to shoot flying birds, is : AWB, Auto ISO with limit to 1600 or 800 depending on the camera and general light, aperture slightly closed, single AF point, continuous shooting, continuous AI servo AF, spot metering. So I know that camera is ready immediately. Just point and click away.

I immediately saved a screen grab of flightradar info that showed what airplane it might have been... most certainly it was a RyanAir flight from Rome to Brussels on a Boeing 737-800. Initially I had thought it might be an Easyjet airplane but a friend and airplane expert suggested it looked more like a B737 ( Easyjet now mostly uses Airbus 319, 320, 321 ).

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Luck AND skill! Congrats!
Posted by roywspencer 2019-01-13 09:58:26
Waouwww ! Very beautiful ! Congratulations !
Posted by pipones 2019-01-13 11:50:05
45 thumbs up
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