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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

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

The Bridge at Fritz

A small footbridge over a very shallow ditch probably installed for the look of thing rather than any utility. Beyond are the Gardena nd the Orchard at Fritz sites though you’d never know it under the snow.


  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: DSC-RX100
  • Exposure bias: +7/10EV
  • Focal length: 18mm
  • ISO: 125
  • Shutter speed: 1/200s

By |2021-01-29T16:42:23-05:00January 29th, 2021|Baie-D'Urfe, Landscape|0 Comments
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