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
Mr and Mrs Stonechat
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