Driving home Heloise and I noticed the moon on the horizon looking impressive. Threw the Tamron 150-600 G1 on the Nikon D7200 and managed to capture this image with the camera set to ISO 100, 1/200th, F8. I even captured some incredibly sharp images using just a mono-pod all the way down to 1/60th of a second. Truly awesome how useful the Tamron VC is!
2018 Blue Blood Moon and Lunar Eclipse! The moon was busy this morning. It had the duty of being the second full moon of January, a Super Moon, and a Blood Moon. Unfortunately their was a lot of haze when snapping the pictures this morning so the moon is a bit softer as the eclipse progressed.
What a beautiful day with gorgeous blue skies, and balmy weather! If everyday could be like January 13th, 2018 in Sedona.
Last night was the harvest moon. It was a gorgeous balmy night around 92* (33c) in Phoenix when Heloise and I were outside to take this shot around 9:45pm.
I tried a few different settings from this one of the first taken with the Nikon D7200 and Tamron 150-600 G1 lens at 1.3x crop / f6.3 / 600mm / ISO 100 / At 1/640th sec with VR turned on. To F8 at 1000th of a sec with VR turned off. They almost all looked identical. Even dropped the focal length to 500 to see if we might coax a bit more sharpness, but nothing discernible. All were taken with remote shutter release on 2 second delay.
In my opinion there was just too much haze in the sky. It would have been great to get out of Phoenix to some Dark Skies that don’t suffer from such nasty pollution. Heloise was required to work later though so we were not able to get out.
What a beautiful Mother’s Day! Too bad Heloise had to work today. She would have loved meeting Golden Boy! A immature male humming bird who fluoresces Gold in the sunlight! Red Beard was pouting in the Mesquite Tree I snagged a few shots but he was so underexposed that raising the shadows became too noisy to share.
When Golden Boy was showing off at the feeder and posing for picture Red had, had enough and put an end to that. He’s been getting fat. It will be good for him to have a male to compete with.
I noticed for a sixth year in a row we have no oranges on the tree. Unfortunately I’m not certain if the birds are snagging them when they are just a few weeks old or if they just didn’t pollinate. In years past I noticed birds so that is my opinion.
On the bright side the Pomegranate tree has it’s first fruit this year. Way cool. We have some tomatoes just turning color so soon will be munching on a fresh picked tomato. I am getting some seeds started tonight or early tomorrow morning so will update with some seedlings soon.
What a beautiful evening. Perfect balmy temperatures and a gorgeous full moon and sunset! I hope you enjoy the images.
Taken with a Nikon D3300, D7200, and Nikon 35mm F1.8G DX, Nikon 55-300, Tamron 150-600 G1 at 600 f8 1/400th.