Canon EOS 7D MkII, 1.4 extender, 500mm, ISO 800, f8.0, 1/500 sec
Sometimes you plan a journey way in advance and everything falls into place. Despite worries of clouds and traffic we were able to watch the Great American Eclipse uninterrupted. It was a wonder to watch the light change as totality approached. The temperature dropped, and the swallows came out to hunt insects during the false dusk. I became glued to my view finder as the Moon eclipsed the Sun. I snapped various exposures as I watch the corona explode around the moon. It was the shortest two minutes of my life, and I enjoyed every second of it. This was the last frame I captured before I put the solar filter back on. I love the colors of the lens flare.