While at Miner’s Park in Virginia City, Nevada on Saturday I snapped this picture (bugger was fast, so not that clear) ~ is it a red-breasted sapsucker?
This morning I looked out the side window and saw an invasion of Robins (I’ll post those pictures later) and then a bunch of Cedar Waxwings! I thought they had moved on, but there they were! At least nine of them! Found out why…the Hawthorn tree in the backyard is still loaded with berries. 🙂
The Robins and Waxwings are enjoying a berry buffet today.
I saw on EarthSky that there would be a great pairing of the moon and Venus so I took my camera out to the backyard yesterday evening…and promptly decided my tripod, that I’ve had for 25+ years, needs to be upgraded. LOL! I tried though and here are a few shots using my Panasonic FZ150.
PLEASE CLICK ON PHOTOS FOR CLOSER VIEW! 🙂
To set things up…a picture of STAR WALK app on my iPad.
Da Moon ~ around 5 pm using just the auto setting on my camera and hand held.
This one around 7-ish pm.
UPDATE: From EARTHSKY today:
When you look at a crescent moon shortly after sunset or before sunrise, you can sometimes see not only the bright crescent of the moon, but also the rest of the moon as a dark disc. That pale glow on the unlit part of a crescent moon is light reflected from Earth. It’s called “earthshine.”
🙂 That’s what I caught in this photograph!