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Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:13 PM

I didn't take this moon photo.........but I wanted all of you to see it.

It was taken by flamin lib the other night, the same night I was taking my threesome.

I was blown away by this photo, which he sent me. This is what I'm aiming for. This level of beauty, of artistry.

He did say I could post any photo he'd taken, so I decided to take him at his word.

I just wanted all of you to see his work the way I have. It's an amazing photo and one day I hope to produce a moon photo this good.





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Reply I didn't take this moon photo.........but I wanted all of you to see it. (Original post)
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 OP
niyad Sep 21 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #3
soothsayer Sep 21 #2
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #4
StClone Sep 21 #5
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #7
Laelth Sep 21 #6
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #8
Laelth Sep 22 #36
Heartstrings Sep 21 #9
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #12
JohnnyLib2 Sep 21 #10
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #15
ManiacJoe Sep 21 #11
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #16
DesertRat Sep 21 #13
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #17
AllaN01Bear Sep 21 #14
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #18
volstork Sep 21 #19
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #20
NoRoadUntravelled Sep 21 #21
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #27
lindalou65 Sep 21 #22
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #28
yuiyoshida Sep 21 #23
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #29
yuiyoshida Sep 22 #32
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 22 #33
druidity33 Sep 22 #34
kentuck Sep 21 #24
H2O Man Sep 21 #26
druidity33 Sep 22 #35
H2O Man Sep 22 #37
druidity33 Sep 22 #38
H2O Man Sep 22 #39
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #30
H2O Man Sep 21 #25
CaliforniaPeggy Sep 21 #31
mikelgb Sep 22 #40
warmfeet Sep 22 #41

Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:16 PM

1. Oh! WOW! Thank you for sharing. This with us!

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:17 PM

3. YW, my dear niyad!

I think it's so amazing and glorious. It gives me a distinct goal.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:17 PM

2. Nice!

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Response to soothsayer (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:18 PM

4. Thanks! I agree. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:32 PM

5. Haunting

As an aside of parallel interest, on the next full moon take out your binoculars or telescope as soon as the dark fills in around the moon face and watch for nocturnal birds migrants passing in front of the lunar glow. It's fascinating.

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Response to StClone (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:52 PM

7. It is haunting.

I might try that! I haven't seen any in my jaunts so far, but you never know.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:34 PM

6. The night RBG died?

I remember that moon.

Thatís a great photo, agreed.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #6)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 08:53 PM

8. Yes, the night RBG died.

Glad you agree! When he sent it, I was speechless.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #8)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 09:06 AM

36. It's easy to imagine RBG's nose and spectacles in that moon. n/t



-Laelth

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:14 PM

9. Simply beautiful, CaliforniaPeggy!

A fitting tribute to RBG....

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Response to Heartstrings (Reply #9)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:41 PM

12. It sure is beautiful and fitting. I just love it!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:17 PM

10. Thank you.


We were driving in a darker area that night and admired that moon from the car. How timely to see this great photo!

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Response to JohnnyLib2 (Reply #10)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:43 PM

15. YW, my dear JohnnyLib2.

I'm glad you got to see the moon that night as well as today!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:27 PM

11. Cool shot. He did well.

Full moons are easy but often quite boring.
The partials, where you get the side lighting, give a nice 3D effect on the craters.

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Response to ManiacJoe (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:44 PM

16. Thanks so much, my dear ManiacJoe!

I completely agree on all your points. The 3D in this photo is especially well done.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:41 PM

13. Stunning! nt

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Response to DesertRat (Reply #13)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:45 PM

17. Thank you, my dear DesertRat! I agree totally. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:42 PM

14. lovely. howelll. couldnt help myself.

baying at the moon.

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #14)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:46 PM

18. I hardly blame you, my dear AllaN01Bear!

Happy howling!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:50 PM

19. Absolutely lovely!

Thank you for sharing CaliforniaPeggy!

(And to be honest, the moon photos you've done and shared with us are every bit as good!)

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Response to volstork (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 09:59 PM

20. Thank you so much, my dear volstork!

I have to respectfully disagree...flamin lib's moon shot is incomparable. Mine are nowhere near as good. Maybe one day they will be.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:13 PM

21. Simply stunning.

Thank you for posting this.

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Response to NoRoadUntravelled (Reply #21)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:38 PM

27. My pleasure, my dear NoRoadUntravelled! It IS stunning. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:16 PM

22. Absolutely stunning!

Thank you and (him) for sharing this beautiful photo!

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Response to lindalou65 (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:39 PM

28. YW, my dear lindalou65!

I had to share it. It was too beautiful to not share.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:27 PM

23. Thats no moon..




great photo!

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #23)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:45 PM

29. Thanks for the great clip, my dear yuiyoshida!

Glad you like the photo too.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #29)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:01 AM

32. You are most welcome!

I once saw the Moon rise out of the Ocean in Huntington Beach Years ago...the most incredible thing I ever saw... other than maybe a comet.

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Response to yuiyoshida (Reply #32)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:05 AM

33. That must have been quite a sight!

Except in Huntington Beach, I think the moon would have been setting, since its motion is the same as the sun. East to West.

Comets are also amazing. I saw one once, very briefly!

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #33)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 06:41 AM

34. Huntington Beach, Long Island, NY? nt.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 10:47 PM

24. I saw that moon, late evening...

...before it went to the Dark Side of the Earth.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:08 PM

26. On the past two nights,

the coyotes were really howling around here. I like to sit outside, look at the moon and stars, and listen to the coyotes.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #26)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 06:42 AM

35. same here in Western MA... like they're excited about something. nt.

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Response to druidity33 (Reply #35)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 10:32 AM

37. My son drove

up to drop off a package last night, and asked me why I was standing in the driveway? I told him that I was listening to the coyotes, and commented on their increased howling. He asked if I remembered his pointing out, over the years, that this always happens in the week before the harvest moon. He also said that he saw two dead coyotes on the road on his way over. I'm thinking that maybe because we are getting the first cold nights, the coyotes are on the move, hunting.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #37)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 12:02 PM

38. That makes sense....

i noticed mostly because of the increased amount of "yipping" along with the howls. Is that a "they found prey" thing too? I don't know, but i have been hanging on my porch these past few nights enjoying the cacophony. The last 2 nights have been frosty... low of 32.

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Response to druidity33 (Reply #38)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 03:17 PM

39. Good call!

While I'm no expert -- by any means! -- I know that eastern coyotes only start the yipping in the early fall. I've yet to see any reason for this, so I have a theory. Probably wrong, but here goes:

Eastern coyotes do not "pack." The male & female appear to mate for life. They have an average of five pups per year (depending on health, winter food supply, etc). While the pups mature faster than those of domestic dogs, they generally share the parents' territory for at least their first year, then sub-divide it in future years.

When pups are small, adult coyotes will hunt deer fawns, which are born around the same time. This is actually when coyotes kill the highest number of deer. (Road kill presents most, though not all, of the adult deer they consume in the fall through spring.) But in the summer months, they eat plants/ fruit, and small animals, such as woodchucks and mice.

In the early fall, the pups are old enough to be included in the family hunts. I wonder if they do the majority of the yipping? It is a strange, fascinating call. I've also found, specific to an 8-acre field behind my house with dense pines at the top and bottom ends, that some will yip at one end, to get the deer to run the other way. More coyote are stationed in wait. Listening to the kill is unpleasant, to say the least.

Back in the mid-1970s to late '80s, "coy-dogs" were a problem for area farmers. They were more aggressive towards livestock. But they have been killed off. Since the mid-1990s, however, the region's coyote populatiion has bred with the timber wolves, despite initial denials by our DEC. A farmer killed one near Bridgewater, NY (near Utica) and had a DNA test done. Since then, the DEC has been more honest. So time will tell if the local population will pack, rather than live in family units. I've seen two males that are very large compared to local coyote, and others have seen more.

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Response to kentuck (Reply #24)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:46 PM

30. Glad you got to see it too, my dear kentuck. It's something else at this stage. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:07 PM

25. Beautiful!

Recommended.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #25)

Mon Sep 21, 2020, 11:47 PM

31. Thank you, my dear H20 Man! I have to agree. n/t

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:14 PM

40. Beautiful, you can moon me anytime 🌝

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Original post)

Tue Sep 22, 2020, 07:40 PM

41. Thank you.

A very beautiful photograph.

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