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Any good partial eclipse photos?

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Any good partial eclipse photos?

No luck with any of my cameras - even a 10% sliver of the sun is just too bright (Vancouver). I tried some filters, but doesn't help enough. But the dimming of daylight outdoors is very noticeable.
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We had to abort our family trip to a totality spot in Columbia MO (reached Chicago, then realized the weather will no cooperate), so unfortunately this is the best I could do - from my backyard in Hamilton:

ImageSolar eclipse of August 21, 2017 by SyamAstro (600,000 views - thank you!), on Flickr

I also tried taking photos through my 6" telescope with a DIY front filter made out of a bunch of solar eclipse glasses, but the quality was worse that the above shot (made with a 70-200 mm lens at 200mm, with 16-stop ND filter).
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I didn't have a solar filter, stacked 10ND+6ND on 70-200mm, the Provincial Park gave out glasses for free:

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borrowed a telephoto with 400mm reach and a 2x tc then went down to OR to be in the PoT
sadly the cheap solar filter was smaller than the lens filter size and even if it was correctly-sized there was no easy way of mounting it...ended up getting lint and dust in my images :(
may throw some on here once I get around to editing them
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Baader filter on a Nikon D500 with a Nikon 500mm f4 lens in Wyoming.
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Russell wrote:
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