Moon shots

Pink moon. Okavango delta

Pink moon. Okavango delta

Our house faces south southwest towards Vancouver Island and the blood moon eclipse was in the west, behind some very tall trees. Yes, I could have driven up the road, but it was past midnight… I admit I am a lazy photographer and tend to focus on what is in front on me. But the event did prompt me to look at some of my favourite moon photographs.

I took the first picture on safari in Botswana, the next two are from our deck on Bowen Island

Harvest moon

Harvest moon

Pink moon over Vancouver Island

Pink moon over Vancouver Island

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Wild food

Arion atar

Arion atar

What do you feel when you look at this? Disgust, perhaps even horror for those delicate white mushrooms on which it feeds. Maybe anger over how these European invaders are eating their way through our lovely BC gardens. Or are you just wondering how I took this photograph, or why I bothered: I used a 100mm macro lens and lay flat on the ground in front of the slug; because the closer you look, the more fascinating the natural world becomes, even when it isn’t pretty. Continue reading »

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Back at the pond

Aix sponsa

Aix sponsa

Wood ducks resting on an old log by the pond in the afternoon sun. I wonder where they spent the winter.

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