Flashback to the last one.
Better luck in 2015.
Can you tell your moon rising from your moon setting?
Crater Copernicus, the bright white spot near center at 9:00 on the moon above when rising
appears on the 3:00 side as it sets. But it's not moving . . . we are.
For perspective . . .
Here's without the zoom on the Canon
And here's the best the phone can do
So we carry the zoom.
Another lovely discovery is that, even on walks, I should always carry my reading glasses. I can no longer trust my squinting to get the focus right.
This morning as I set foot out on the back deck to get a read on how much time we had before moonset behind the mountains (which isn't the same as the moonset readings on your apps) I hear a very low, insistent hooting. In the back tree, rising against the dark blue of the sky at 5:00 in the morning, was a gorgeous owl, in silhouette. No camera in hand at that point, but he was a sight to behold.
So when this young coyote came across our path, I was ready.
We now return you to the moon:
the reason good time lapse sequences need a tripod:
Post-moon, here come a small formation of Canadian geese at the sun rise.
The hawk must not've gotten the memo that today was fly by Tori day. I kept waiting for him, after the owl, coyote, and geese all showed up, but he was a no show.