October Moon Nearing Full

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October Moon Nearing Full

Here’s a picture of tonight’s beautiful moon, it’s nearing full. The sky was crystal clear, but the wind from across the Western plains was quite stiff so this is not as clear as it could be even though I was shooting from a tripod.

Late September Moon

Late September Moon

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A took a few photos of the moon tonight, one was taken at the full 300mm focus of the lens at 200 ISO setting and 1/25 shutter speed. The other was taken at 70 mm with a plain auto setting to allow a long exposure. In the photo on the left you can see the hazy clouds that I had to focus through causing the light to diffuse and bloom.

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Chrysochroa Rugicollis

Chrysochroa Rugicollis

Chrysochroa-RugicollisThis is a specimen in a glass case from Malaysia, (look close you can see the dust on the glass) I took this picture on the lawn for the lighting and to give an idea of scale with the grassblades.

Kasey at the Fence

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Kasey at the Fence

Kasey typically barks when people come by, generally not in a mean tone, more of a “please come over here and play” tone. The exception is when the garbage truck comes. I think she worships it and all of the interesting smells it brings with it.