Thursday, April 17, 2014

Obscured by clouds / I see the Moon

I was not a matter of planning that placed me away from the bright city lights for this weeks lunar eclipse - it was just a matter of good luck.  And it was just a matter of bad luck, that for most of the time the Moon was eclipsed, that it was obscured by clouds!  It did peek out a few times and I managed to get a couple of shots - but at no time was the Moon really clear of cloud.

These are the shots from the eclipse.

The Moon rises for the rest of the week were, I have to say, pretty good, if not better than the eclipse.  The Moon would rise, pale and orange and then turn the more traditional silver.

You can find more sky shots at Sky Watch Friday.  

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Wild Bird Wednesday 92 - White-Faced Heron

The White-Faced Heron is a familiar and wide spread Australian heron - for the places I watch it is the heron I am most likely to see.  Its my default heron!

You can see them over the majority of Australia, with it being absent from eastern Western Australia and western South Australia.  (Which was a sentence that amused me!)

The is not a large heron - standing about 70 cm, with a wing span of just over 1m.

This bird was hunting around the edges of a small dam at Point Lonsdale.

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Monday, April 14, 2014

A face in the leaves.

I was doing a bit of autumn sweeping in the garden, when I noticed a rather strange pile of leaves on the ground.  The leaves were all chewed up and there were bit of fruit in them as well!

In the branches above me I noticed a very scruffy looking nest sort of thing. Peering out of the nest were two small faces - both attached to Ring-Tailed Possums.  Needing no excuse to put down the broom I went inside to get my camera!

You can find more pictures from around the world at Our World Tuesday.

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Sunday, April 13, 2014

The Latest and Greatest

P is spending most of her spare time with the new latest and greatest thing - a Band-a-Loom.

Its basically weaving with small elastic bands.  I rather like the abstract patterns they make.

You can find more Marco shots at I Heart Macro and Macro Monday 2