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Hunger Moon

The Hunger Moon  is the full moon that occurs in February and falls at the end of winter when game is scarce and predators are particularly hungry. Names for the moons varied between different indigenous peoples, but they carried similar meanings. The Hunger Moon was also known as the Snow Moon, Little Famine Moon and Bony Moon. In the past the threat of famine after a long winter was real, for people as well as for animals.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Exposure bias: +3/10EV
  • Focal length: 146.8mm
  • ISO: 1600
  • Shutter speed: 1/16000s

By |2021-02-26T21:16:13-05:00February 26th, 2021|Astronomy, Baie-D'Urfe|0 Comments

Storm’s a-coming

Dorset 2012

This was on the Jurassic Coast one summers day nine years ago. Its had been gloriously sunny up to this point but photographically this was the star of the day. I don’t recall getting wet but my sister’s car was nearby.

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: Canon PowerShot G9
  • Focal length: 7.4mm
  • ISO: 80
  • Shutter speed: 1/1250s

By |2021-02-19T16:11:24-05:00February 12th, 2021|England, Landscape|0 Comments

Common Redpoll Flock

This winter is turning out to be as great one for flocks of Common Redpolls coming down from the northern forests. Delightful little birds.

** Click any image in the gallery below to see them at full size

  • Aperture: ƒ/4
  • Camera: DSC-RX10M3
  • Taken: 6 February, 2021
  • Focal length: 220mm
  • ISO: 250
  • Shutter speed: 1/250s

By |2021-02-06T16:17:08-05:00February 6th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, birds|0 Comments
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