Moonrise Thru The Clouds

Earlier I photographed this Moon rising in the early evening sky. I liked the wispy cloud going diagonally across the rising moon giving an abstract element to the image. Featured Image taken with a Canon 1D MkIV, 400mm f/4 DO lens with a 1.4X Teleconverter, handheld @ f/8, 1/640 sec, ISO400

A couple more moon images from previous moon shoots.

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Moon Over Captiva, Florida – 300mm f/4 lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, f/8, 1/200 sec., 300mm f/4 lens w/ 1.4X Teleconverter, -1 stop exposure compensation

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Strawberry Moon – 400mm f/4 DO lens, 1.4X Teleconverter, f/10, 1/400 sec, ISO 400

More Moons from past years.
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Moonrise in the Afternoon

Moonrise in late afternoon. While I was looking for photo subjects in the yard, I thought the moon looked interesting with the thin cloud cover. Not great, but something for the blog.

Moon Over Captiva Island, Florida

After I finished photographing the sunset on Captiva beach and was on my way back to the condo, I noticed the moon was fairly bright. It was not a full moon, but I took a few shots anyway and liked how clear the sky was there. I am still going through images I shot there months ago, but will eventually get through them all.

Super Moon November 2016

The Full Moon on November 14th was the biggest and brightest until 2034. It was about 30,000 miles closer than usual. A moon can be called a “Supermoon” if it is up to 14% bigger and appears 30% brighter when it is at its farthest point in orbit. The moon orbit around Earth varies as it has an elliptical orbit. The next one similar to this one is expected to be on Monday November 25th, 2034.  I do not think I will be staying up to photograph that one!

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Mooning Vulture

Vultures are not my favorite bird, especially to photograph. I think they are probably one of the ugliest and smelliest birds out there. But they are excellent flyers. At The Celery Farm Natural Area in New Jersey, there was a large flock of Turkey Vultures & Black Vultures, along with over a hundred gulls, working on all the dead fish that were coming to the surface as the ice melted on the lake. I noticed them circling high in the sky then coming down to fight over the fish. Quite often they crossed by the moon. I could not get them both in focus in the same shot so I quickly shot a series of the flying bird then a sharp shot of the moon just as they just passed by. Then combined them in Photoshop.

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Blackwater NWR Osprey Moon

There were 2 Ospreys, flying around the first observation platform along the Wildlife Drive, fishing off in the distance at about 9:30 in the morning. I was waiting for one of them to cross over the  moon, but they never did.

Super Moon July 12th 2014

The full moon this weekend will be extra large due to it proximity to the Earth. It is the first Super Moon of the year. The largest one will occur in August. The moon will peak around Saturday and will appear bigger and brighter than a normal full moon as it hits its closest point to Earth. The next Super Moon will be August 10th and September 9th. Here in New Jersey there was heavy cloud cover, but we had a slight break for a few minutes before the clouds rolled in again. I managed to get a few quick shots and then it was over. I will have to wait till August & September.

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And then the Clouds Rolled In and It Was Over. Super Moon – July 12th, 2014

 

 

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