Sunday, 20 February 2011

Moon Sky (Friday Sky Watch)

The fig tree in the neighbours garden has been attracting Fruit Bats - Grey Headed Flying Foxes. These bats have a wing-span of over 1 m and tend to be very noisy, rather bad tempered, a bit on the smelly side and very bad (and I do mean bad) for the paint-work on your car. (It must be all the fruit!)

While watching them I noticed that the moon was doing rather interesting things to the clouds - so, setting the ISO on the camera to high - I was basically photographing in the pitch black - I took some pictures. Tried to do the "bat and moon" thing, but could not manage a really good effort - however the forth picture here does have a bat in it! (If only just!)
I like the way the clouds seem to boil out from the moon.




















































You can find more Friday Sky images here (or by clicking the link on the RHS of this post) .

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Have a good Friday!

14 comments:

Gary said...

Nice capture, Stewart. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

EG Wow said...

The sky shots are dramatic. Boiling over is a great description. I can see the bat in the last photo!

Gabriela Abalo said...

Nice shots!!

cheers from Uruguay :)

Sylvia K said...

Oh, I do agree! Boiling over is a great description and I, too, can see the bat in the last shot! Very dramatic captures and well done, Stewart! Enjoy your weekend!

Sylvia

eileeninmd said...

Beautiful shots, I love how the moon lights up all the clouds.

forgetmenot said...

Beautiful moon shots! Wow. Aren't night skies lovely so often! Mickie

chubskulit said...

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ester said...

Gorgeous shots.

My entry.

Regina said...

Awesome capures!

Have a great weekend.
Regina

Carletta said...

Love the clouds!
I think the second one is my favorite!

Carletta's Captures

Mark said...

You also have some splendid shots, I really like shot 1, "unreal colours' and my favourite; power lines.

Greyscale Territory said...

Wonderful variety of sky textures! Especially love the first and third photos with the rumble of cloud colour round the moon!

jabblog said...

I love your moon shots in the boiling clouds, especially the one with the bat. It's very hard to capture bats in flight so I think you deserve a pat on the back ;-)

Johnny Nutcase said...

ohhh I love when the moon and clouds work together like that - makes for such a brilliant looking image. Glad you got some photos, very nice!