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Tuesday, 14 October 2008

Night and Day..... and a LTT

There was almost a full moon last night (13 October) and tonight it will be a full moon - but, today is very cloudy and likely to be so during this evening.

I decided to experiment with taking pictures of the moon. These shots are hand-held (because I was too lazy to fetch the tripod from the boot of my car). I took these from a front window of the house, just using the window-sill to steady my hands - shouldn't have been so lazy and fetched the tripod!!

(The shots are all from the same window)

This picture was taken first with the cloud partially covering it:
f5.6, 1/60 second, 400mm, auto setting

f10, 1/200 second, manual setting, 400mm

Then this morning, in suburbia, the sun rose against a dappled sky.
f13; 1/200 second, Ap. priority, 400mm

f13; 1/2500 second, Ap. priority, 400mm

Just after I'd published this post I went outside to clean the windscreen of my car. This coincided with the (almost) daily routine of several Long-tailed Tits; they land in the conifer on the opposite side of the road - then fly to the telephone cable that runs to the house and from there into my back garden to the feeders.

Tonight, I had the camera handy so fired off a few shots. A flock of Ring-necked Parakeets then treated me to a fly-past - travelling west - which is in the direction of the Rugby Club roost - I wonder if they're back there!
(Lousy lighting but they're a record shot)

Ooops - nearly missed this one!

Fly-past of Parakeets


Liz said...

Lovely moon shots Tricia, I had a go last year too :)

Carin Fuchs said...

AHHHHHHHHHHH how beautiful is that? I just love the moon pictures.

Tricia said...

Liz and Carin - many thanks ladies :)

Roger B. said...

Great photos!

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