|Goodbye Venus ... see you in silhouette on Tuesday|
You can readily see the large gradient from being so near the Sun. If there were a second frame adjacent on the right side the Sun would be in about the middle. I think we can safely say that Venus is lost in the glare now ... we'll have to wait until Tuesday when she does her once a century glide across the solar disk.
Taken in my backyard in San Jose, CA Jun 3, 2012, 10:51am PST
Canon T2i (stock), Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L + Extender EF 2X III @ f8
1/3200 sec exposure @ ISO100
post-processed in Lightroom 4 and PS5