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Late Autumn

Things have been fairly quiet lately, but the autumn colours are providing a beautiful backdrop to the end of the year. This was taken at Falmer village today.

Autumn colours at Falmer Village, East Sussex

Autumn colours at Falmer Village, East Sussex

The heron was there as well…

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Grey heron sheltering under the trees at the edge of Falmer pond

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Grey heron taking flight at Falmer Pond, East Sussex

This week has also had a ‘supermoon’, this one being more super than most (they are not that uncommon) in that the moon was the closest it’s been at full since 1948 and we won’t have one as close again until 2034 (or something like that anyway). The best shots are taken as it comes up over the horizon, but we don’t get that kind of view from here. This was taken mid to late evening long after moonrise.

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Supermoon taken 13/11/2016 (just before ‘full’). Click for full size image.

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Night Sky

A couple of shots taken last night when the skies were beautifully clear. First a waning moon…Click on the image to get the uncropped version.

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We have one moon. Jupiter has four, three of which are visible in this shot, also from last night. The lower moon is actually two very close together,hence the slight increase in brightness. The shot was taken hand-held, ISO 16000, f/5.6 and 1/60s.

Jupiter and its moons

Jupiter and its moons

Just a few other shots, taken before Sunday descended into rain.

A herring gull…

Herring gull

A blue tit…

Blue tit

And our local petrol station photographed from about a mile away. 😉

Petrol station

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens.

Two Starlings and a Half Moon

I didn’t venture beyond the garden today. A small flock of starlings is making use of the trees at the rear of the garden and providing plenty of opportunities to practise photographing them in flight. Lots of erratic movement, which the 7D Mark II auto-focus copes with extremely well.

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Starling coming in to land on the tree

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Starling flying overhead

I did see a fox out there this evening, the one with the stumpy brush. No photos, but I did take a few shots of the moon which is waxing gibbous (great phrase) at 57% right now.

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Waxing Gibbous

Camera note: all photos taken with the Canon 7D Mark II and EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L USM IS lens.