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Friday, March 2, 2012

Crescent Moon

from my front yard, 2-27-12


Have you noticed the moon lately?
It's been absolutely stunning, bright and glowing.
The stars have been, too, making it very easy to identify Orion's Belt, The Big Dipper, Mars, Saturn and many others.




67 comments:

  1. wow this píctures is spectacular betsy!! beauty!

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    1. Hey, Gloria, we practically tied!

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    2. were you two lurking together? ha.

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    3. Actually, I'd been away from the computer for quite a while, and just got back to check Google Reader when your post showed up, before my eyes! Too cool!

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    1. Isn't it? I love how you can see the texture on the surface!

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  3. But you always are first Silver, only today I was here:)

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    1. Not always, just sometimes, haha!

      And hey, you took your sunglasses off!

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    2. It wasnt me, I change my picture again:(

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    3. If it wasn't you, who was that? hahaha.

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    4. I feel with glasses wasnt me:)

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    5. Well, I loved it. I wear sunglasses all the time!

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    6. Yes Betsy but not in my avatar pictures:)

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    7. Silver does sometimes! :)

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    8. Sometimes they're just drawn on, haha!

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    9. Yes the avatar of him is draw glasses (lol)

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    1. thanks, Christine! It was a nice clear night to get that shot!

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    1. thanks, mari...I'm picturing the cow jumping over it! ha.

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  6. Hey diddle diddle wheres the cow and the fiddle? Yes, I have been watching...a miracle of miracles! :D

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    1. doesn't the cat have the fiddle? lol.

      It has been gorgeous!

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  7. Incredible photo, Betsy!!!! W.O.W! blessings ~ tanna

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  8. That's a beautiful picture. Would you care to share technical details of how you got that shot?

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  9. Hi, S. :)

    Sure...I have a Nikon CoolPix P100 camera with a 26X zoom. I zoomed in as far as it would let me and held my breath so I wouldn't jiggle the camera. ha. That's it! It was a very cold night and I think that helps with the sharpness...no humidty to shoot through. Thanks for asking!

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  10. Nice shot! And you didn't use a tripod? You have very steady hands.

    The moon also goes great with your new header photo!

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    1. well, I try to be steady! I don't have a tripod. I have to hold my breath and wait until I get really steady. Zooming in that far makes it really hard to not move! I can feel my pulse sometimes and it makes it blurry! ha. Yes, a tripod would be a good thing! :) I took 4 photos and 2 were clear, 2 were blurry.

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    2. I'm surprised that a photography pro like you doesn't have a tripod. But then again, seeing all of your great photos, its apparent that you do just fine without one.

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    3. Oh, I'm not a pro...lol..I think I get lucky sometimes. But that was sweet...thank you. I can photograph birds and the moon...but inside shots really need some work! I need to read the manual that came with my camera! lol. (I've only been saying that for a year!)

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  11. A beautiful photo, Betsy! I love looking into a clear, winter, night sky. Silvery and crisp...

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    1. THanks, dear! It was the perfect night...clear and cloudless!

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  12. what moon....i was completely distracted by your new header....cooooffffeeeee!

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    1. lol...oh gosh, I needed that laugh. Please let me serve you a mug...and then look up! ha.

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  13. What moon?
    Is seconded by this loon
    For all we got tonight is stupid snow
    Coming down all aglow
    Make it go away
    And come back to your bay
    I know you want the stuff
    And we've had enough..haha
    And that is coffee on the top
    Hmmm good thing your twin told me or I'd flop
    Thought it was soup at first
    Not what you use to get an energy burst..hahaha

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    1. I'd love to have your snow
      Shh...don't tell or others will yell, "NO!"
      hahaha.
      Soup? With whipped cream?
      Not even in my dreams.
      I don't have your food aversions
      and even I would scream.
      lol.

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    2. hahaha I had no idea at all
      Only liquid is apple juice at my hall
      And yeah they may scream no
      But I'll still send it to you in one quick blow

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    3. tomorrow is supposed to be warm with tornadoes and hail
      I'd much rather have your snow, no matter how much they wail!
      If any of my zoo
      blows over to you
      please take them in
      and share some Cat Chow with them.
      ha.

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    4. Yeah snow beats tornadoes with ease
      Those things never please
      Causing much destruction along the way
      And if any kitties wash up at my bay
      The cat will be nice for a day
      Before shipping them back to your bay..haha

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    5. Shipping them back?
      Oh, that's not necessary, Pat.
      ha.

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    6. hahaha two is enough for me
      So they will come back to your sea..haha

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  14. Whad'ya do? Jump on a spaceship to get that pic? Stunning!

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    1. haha..it looks like it, doesn't it? I think the moon came closer to me! :)

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  15. Yes...I think you could sell some of your photos. 8~)
    Tornadoes....Yikes!
    I will send you winter weather....ASAP
    March came in like a LION in the Rocky Mountains.
    Hope you befriend more kitties for your next "adventure".
    Take care,
    Nancy

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    1. Send me some snow, Nancy! ha. I need a proper winter! Made great headway with Marmy yesterday...but those other four, I don't know! ha.

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  16. Oh,wow! Breath-taking photo! And I love the new header...hot chocolate? Coffee? Whichever, I want a sip.

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    1. it's hot chocolate...but it can be whatever you imagine. :) Please have a cup!

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    1. thanks, pierre~ I especially appreciate that coming from you, dear! :)

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  18. Last night's moon was INCREDIBLE!! And this is a most wonderful pic of it - it's glorious!!

    I am stopping myself from licking the screen when looking at your cream topped red beverage of your blog header! LOL!

    Take care
    x

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  19. wow! what a gorgeous photo! coincidentally i just put up a photo of the moon taken from my front yard on my lakewood daily snap blog - i wish the craters of the moon on my pic were as clear. i guess i should have held my breath!

    bravo!!

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    1. oh, nice! I'll come and have a look! No moon tonight I'm afraid...just hail and tornadoes! lol....

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  20. WOW! and WOW again. I tried to get a photo of the moon too. I got something that resembled a lightbulb...this is superb!

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    1. I had a couple shots that looked like that! ha.

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  21. LOVe the hot cocoa at the top!
    also, that phhotgraph is AMAZING!
    xo - hugs

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    1. thanks, heather...almost as good as Starbucks, right? :)

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  22. The moon has been so beautiful recently. That picture is lovely!

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  23. Now I will have to go out and check the moon out. Been too sick to care, but we have too many lights and seeing stars is fairly hard to do. Love the hot chocolate, I sure could us a cup right now. Today is cold and tomorrow is going to be in the mid 80's. We keep going from hot to cold and back again. Our bodies cannot adjust. But I love the cold and wish it would stay that way.

    Love pics of Nugget and Tiger, so good to see them getting along.

    God bless.

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  24. I rarely see any stars here - too much light pollution. I don't know how you take such superb photos of the moon. I tried and it's really hard to do.

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    1. it IS hard to do! I always take extra photos so I can weed out the blurry ones.

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  25. "La luna! La luna!"

    from the movie "Moonstruck" 1987.

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