Monday, July 03, 2006

Man in the Moon

So this evening after dinner I was in my room and I heard the distictive buzzy wing noise of a Selasphorus hummingbird. I grabbed my camera to try and get a picture in the fading light.

I had no luck whatsoever with the hummer, but as I turned I caught sight of the moon and thought that there might still be enough light for me to snap a photo without the shutter doing it's ten second delay thing it does in really low light (I haven't figured out how to fix that yet to get night shots like owls and things). Anyhow, here are the two shots I snapped of it, one photoshopped one not altered much. So two questions, is it waxing or waning and can you see the man in the moon?

The moon as seen from my backyard

I thought that by darkening it, the craters were easier to see...

1 comment:

John & Shirley Tongue said...

Hi Leigh,
I found your blog from your profile on the Tassiebirds Blog. I just wanted to comment about your upcoming trip to Aus - as I also left a comment on the Tassibirds blog - that if you get to Tasmania, make conatct again through the Tassiebirds blog, or direct (my email is jspk@iprimus.com.au). We'll be happy to help out with local info where we can.