Thursday, January 16, 2014

Around the yard- Jan 16

January 16, 2014

Linking up with NF Winged   and  Skywatch Friday 



My shot of the moon with satellite dish in the way, I love the pretty blue evening sky.


My moon shot on Jan 9,  I love my camera..SOOC..no extra lenses and handheld..



A flock of Canada Geese flying over the yard and house.. Hubby has been seeing large groups of the geese hanging out at the lake.



Not sure why, but I love the wing spread on the Turkey Vulture shot over our lake. I have been seeing the Turkey & Black Vultures roosting in the trees next to our house. I think they know where the hunters leave the deer caucus. 


To see more pretty skies from around the world please visit  Skywatch Friday
and to see more of the winged critters check out NF Winged

Thanks to Sylvia, Yogi  and Sandy for hosting Skywatch Friday! Thanks to Monica the host of NF Winged.   I wish everyone a safe and happy long weekend.

54 comments:

Caroline Gill said...

What an evocative photo of the turkey vulture, Eileen! Magical!

Mersad said...

The first and third image are really special to me. I love the light and solitude in them. Really special. The Moon image is a stand out. Very good quality and details.

Elaine said...

Wonderful moon shots!

The happy wanderer. said...

It is amazing if you took both your moon shots with the same camera. It is very nice detail in the second moon one, but nicer atmosphere in the first!

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Fascinating images - I particularly love the pics of the moon and the flock of geese flying in fabulous formation. How did you capture the craters of the moon ?

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Your big shot of the moon is amazing. I think, I need a new camera...
Best regards, Synnöve

Lynne said...

Always such fabulous images . . . Love the Jan 9 moon close up . . .

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

the moon shot is amazing!! so close. ( :

R. Mac Wheeler said...

Hand held! I couldnt get that shot on my tripod!

Arg...

Indrani said...

The turkey vulture in flight looks great!

Wonderful series again.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!!Wonderful pictures of the moon!!!And i really like the flying geese photo!!!Great photography!!Have a lovely evening!Hugs!!
Dimi...

The Furry Gnome said...

That moon shot is absolutely amazing!

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the moon.
Very well done, Eileen.

Amy Burzese said...

Gorgeous moon shot!

TexWisGirl said...

your moon shot is awesome! what kind of camera do you use, btw?

Montanagirl said...

Nice post, Eileen. I love your moon shots!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

I have birds on my mind it seems!!! I first thought that satellite dish in the tree shadows was an OWL!! lol

Beautiful sky images Eileen.

Ela said...

Wonderful pictures especially image of the Moon is fantastic.
Greetings

ladyfi said...

Gorgeous moon shots and I love the bird in flight too.

Gail Dixon said...

Your moon shots are terrific! Handheld even. Very impressive. I love the spread wings on the vulture too.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

That is a beautiful, dark blue evening sky! I like the to see the wing span of the vultures, too, and the way they float through the air.

Betsy Adams said...

We always see turkey vultures when we go to Arkansas in Feb/March. They do eat up all of the 'messes' left!!!!

Beautiful photo of the moon. I get our satellite dish in our photos sometimes too!!!! ha

Hugs,
Betsy

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Oh what a pretty shot of the big moon! The moon was so pretty last night when I was still in town and I wanted to get a photo but didn't have my camera with me. I probably need a longer lens to get a good shot, though.

Fjällripan said...

Amazing photo of the moon!! I can see why you love your camera :))

Nancy J said...

The geese, either a skein, a team or a wedge, when spread out, and if close together a plump, love those terms, and a super photo to go with them. Down here we see gulls or starlings in flight together, sometimes swallows. Have a fine day with good weather, Cheers from Jean

Crafty Green Poet said...

Lovely photos, I always like to see the geese flying in their great V formations

Happyone said...

Wow that moon shot is fabulous.

Karen said...

Oh, fabulous moon shot!

George said...

Your second photo of the moon is amazing -- I've never been able to get a hand-held shot that good. I also like your photo of the turkey vulture in flight.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Great moon shots. I wondered what that was in the tree, and can see it's a dish. :-)

Debbie said...

how do you do that?? my pictures of the moon, down right suck!! i always believed you guys were using super sonic lenses and doing a magic edit on these!!

those turkey buzzards look amazing in flight!!

A Quiet Corner said...

Pretty pic of the moon!! And yes, BVs & TVs do there job well...:)JP

Linda W. said...

Nice moon shot!

Stephanie said...

You have a nice steady hand to capture such a clear shot of the moon. Beautiful shot!

DeniseinVA said...

Great SWF shots, I am really impressed with your moon.

Stewart M said...

I do like the Moon shot, but the geese are great as well. Used to see flocks of geese like that back in the UK

Thankfully the run of very hot days is over for a while.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

diane b said...

Lovely sky shots especially that big moon. What kind of a camera do you have?

Helma said...

The pictures of the moon I find really beautiful. It's me, never managed to photograph the moon so beautiful.
Very nice weekend.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen;
Wow Wow; these magnificent moon shots are SOOC!!! I felt amazing, my husband said that your camera must have high power magnification of a lens. Haha, we need to learn more.
I wish I could see vultures with my own eyes(*^_^*)

Sending you lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

Our photos said...

Beautiful are the photos, Eileen!
Have a nice weekend.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, I really enjoy seeing your photographs. The variety and quality is very good. I like that shot of the Moon quite a lot! The geese in flight is another great picture. Have a fabulously nice weekend!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I have never seen such a beautiful picture of a vulture!

Maria said...

I've always liked your landscapes, nice moon!

Spare Parts and Pics said...

Beautiful moon shot, Eileen!

lina@happy family said...

Came from NFWInged, Eileen.
The moon and flying bird look awesome!

Carole M. said...

...well Eileen I was blown away with your moon shot SOOC, handheld. I look to see if I could find somewhere on your blog, what camera you are using? This result is phenomenal for hand-held; well done!

Joyful said...

Fantastic sky shots Eileen!

katerchen said...

welche Momente festhalten kann ist ein Künstler
DANKE
mit einem LG vom katerchen dem das letzte Bild besonderes gefällt

Betty Manousos said...

wow, eileen wow!!
aw, that moon!! love your shots!

Kathie Brown said...

Very nice Eileen! When I saw that first shot I had to look twice. I thought the satellite dish was a Great Horned Owl! (you know me...I see birds everywhere!)

Gunilla Bäck said...

I love the blue skies and the moon. Happy weekend, Eileen!

•°°• IcyBC •°°• said...

Gorgeous moon shots, and that flying turkey vulture is amazing!!!

Judy SheldonWalker said...

Wow, you certainly got some great details on the moon and I too love the wing span of your turkey vulture.

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I could not believe the clarity of your moon shot and the wing span of the turkey vulture. Amazing!

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