weekly critter, May 11, 2017

May 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

It's a beautiful but windy day here in Georgia.  Supposed to be in the 90's this afternoon.  I sure hope it doesn't make it.  It was 95 yesterday.  That's too hot for May. 

 

I spent Monday night at the observatory to try out my new camera.  This is not a DSLR but a camera designed for astronomical photos. I know it was almost a full moon but I had to try anyway.  It is after all a new toy.  I did get a couple of decent photos of the moon but my Jupiter photos  were terrible.  I didn't realize the seeing was so bad.  It was either that or I don't know what setting I need to use. I'll figure it out.

 

My first photo today is of  'the bird nest'.  I entered the warm room heading for the observing area when this bird about knocked me over.  Neither was expecting the other.  I looked around trying to locate the inevitable nest and couldn't find one.  Yea.  After taking the outreach equipment from the truck to the observatory I looked around the warm room again and located the nest in the coil of wires which run from the observatory to the warm room.  Good, now I can get rid of it and maybe she won't come back.  Wrong, it had four eggs in it.  They are mocking bird eggs and since I like mockingbirds I guess the warm room door won't be installed for a couple of weeks.  I'm going to be using the observatory next week so I guess she'll just have to get used to me.

 

The second photo is of an orchid.  I don't know what the name is or even where I took the photo.  If you can Identify it please let me know.

enjoy

Dan

 

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