Monday, February 22, 2016

Full Hunger Moon

And Assorted Delights

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Full Hunger Moon - Lumix FZ70

I just realized that I have been neglecting this blog. Not as much as I have neglected to post anything new on some other sites and blogs that I set up over the years. I just haven’t posted anything for a week here at Phil’s Place and it’s about time I fixed that oversight.

So, without further ado,...

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Hunger Moonrise - Lumix FZ70

Tonight as I was wheeling equipment from the Monday Jamboree musicfest across the parking lot, I looked eastward and noticed the moon was rising. I had the Lumix FZ70 in the car and a tripod in the trunk, so I quickly stuck the camera on the tripod and began shooting.

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Daffodil in Dottie’s garden - Nikon D3300

Earlier in the day I was experimenting with the Nikon D3300 and the 70-300mm manual focus zoom lens. The experiment consisted of an ISO setting of 800 to allow fast shutter speeds to counteract shaky hand held blurry images.

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Mount Shasta - Nikon D3300

For the most part, it was a successful experiment as long as there was bright sunlight. That’s good to know for those times when there’s no time to set up a tripod.

With the FZ70, thanks to the stabilizer, handheld shots are usually good even at 1200mm zoom. With either camera the results are improved with a tripod and image stabilization turned off.

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Mount Shasta - Lumix FZ70

Over the weekend there were opportunities to take a few pictures of the trees blooming throughout Redding.

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Delightful magnolia - Nikon D3300 (18-55mm lens)

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Sundial gnomon, Mount Shasta, Sequoia School blossoms - Nikon D3300 (70-300mm lens)

There’s more….yay!

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Treetop blossom above my balcony - Nikon D3300 (70-300mm lens)

Meanwhile appearing with the Full Hunger Moon; Jupiter!

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Moon with lens flare and Jupiter - Nikon D3300 (70-300mm lens)

I was astonished as I took a closer look…

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Lens flare moon reflection over Jupiter and one of its moons

What a wonderful world

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Full Hunger Moonrise - Lumix FZ70

Today’s Video;

The Full Hunger Moon is also the Full Snow Moon

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