Sunday, June 23, 2013

Moon photographs for the birds! (and of birds)

There's this big dead tree across the street from my apartment complex. I see it every time I take my dog out, and I've been waiting for an excuse to photograph it. On Thursday, I saw about 40 birds perched on the tree and thought it would make for a great photo (especially with the moon rising behind it).

Shooting in the changing light was a little difficult. The sun had already set, so I was in that "magic hour" right before it gets dark.

bird and moon
Click to enlarge, ISO 100, 300mm, 1/200 sec, f/5.6

bird and moon
Nature in the warehouse district

Traffic was whizzing by at 35 mph with only a small sidewalk between me and the 5 lane road, but I'd still like to scamper across the street for a star trail photo some time. This big dead tree would be perfect (no moving leaves to blur the shots).

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