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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Sky Watch Friday # 4

The end of a perfect day.
A sparrow on the tree.



The sky rippled with color of pink and blue. then ended with dark spooky clouds
I am still learning to do night shots. I used 800 iso on my Minolta a200 dslr.
but I still had to lighten it a bit to get this result.
Up date on weather.
It is 12:20 am in Mid Missouri. And light snow is starting to fall.

51 comments:

Pretty Life Online said...

Love your cool capture. Happy sky watch Friday.. Hope you can visit my entry too.

Denise said...

Beautiful my friend.

JennWasHere said...

The second picture is so interestingly beautiful. Was that a bird, a fruit or a leaf? Whatever it is, it was a great focal point in the photo.

My SWF posts are here and here. Hope you can stop by if you can, it'll be very much appreciated. Happy weekends!

bobbie said...

I love the branches and bird in silhouette.

bowledover said...

Lovely pictures, was the bird in the second one a robin?
Thank you for sharing.

Gail said...

Good job!

Life with Kaishon said...

I love the picture of the branches and the shadows. So cool!

I think we are going to get the dog for Kaish. I am working hard on Gary : ).

Laughing Orca Ranch said...

All of your photos turned out awesome! Spooky but really cool!

~Lisa
New Mexico

solsticekennels said...

Spooky moon, I love it.

Serendipity said...

Lovely pictures! You have a good eye for photography.

Thanks for telling me about the sock monkey. You make it sound really simple. Will have to try it out after this holiday season is over. And thank you so much for the hot cuppa and yummy treats.

Have a blessed weekend, dear friend!

Rose said...

That middle picture is really beautiful!

Kay said...

I know just what you mean about night shots. I have the hardest time with them, too. I love that middle photo with that hint of fire coming at the horizon line.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Nice captures! :-) Love the colors in that middle photo.

chrome3d said...

The night falls in a beutiful way in your post.

Vannie said...

great picture; pic#2 looks like rain is coming.

enjoy the weekend.xoxo

magiceye said...

ALL LOVELY IMAGES BUT LOVE THE 2ND ONE THE BEST!

alicesg said...

Lovely photos for SWF. Like the moon photo where you can still see the tree branches in the moonlight. Have a nice weekend.

FickleMinded said...

I love the photo in the middle.
Thanks for stopping by.

Tootie said...

Ok, so if we're voting here, I pick the middle photo too. :-) Happy week!

PinayDeutschland said...

Very beautiful.Love all your shots especially the last one.Awesome!

Happy SWF! take care!

Tabib said...

Beautiful Sky Watch pictures.
Nice silhouette!

Kallen305 said...

Love the pictures. The one w/ the sparrow is really nice.

uncleawang said...

great picture..Thanks for viewing my SWF.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your photos are so lovely! Especially adore the first one of the bird and tree branch in silhouette!

TCKK said...

Those clouds look so awesome. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my site.

Jim said...

Nice shots, the sunset looks nice.

Afanja said...

I love your pictures of the bird in the tree and the fantastic coloured clouds.
Happy SWF!

Shannon said...

I love the colors and clouds of the middle picture. Thanks for commenting on my blog. :)

Rottlady of the Ozarks said...

They are all great shots, but my favorite is the moon shot! I think it's great.

Connie said...

I like all of your pictures. Love the bird in the tree. I read your profile, I wish I could have some chickens. Where I live, they would not allow even one. I like your blog.

Kahshe Cottager said...

I like your skywatch series this week. It is hard to capture the moon .. I have taken lots of photos before I got one or two worth publishing! I particularly liked the first photo with the branches and the bird, although I was also drawn to the colour in the second one as well. Nice work.

BJ Roan said...

That little sparrow looks cold! Great shots all, especially the sunset.

Paz said...

I love all your sky photos!

Paz

Deborah Godin said...

Really nice end-of-day sequence. Love the lone bird. There's always one of two that stay at my feeder til closing time, too.

Neal said...

I like all the shot but the middle one is my favorite!

Dewdrop said...

Love the bird in the tree with the obscured background... makes such an interesting shots. Excellent coloring in your spooky stratocumulus clouds too!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

the sparrow in the tree is a great shot...he/she looks so cold...beautiful series of shots.

Indrani said...

Lovely shots!
Stunning, actually.

mrsb said...

Oh, I really, really like the sparrow shot!

bintang said...

A night shot is the hardest thing for me too..
That sparrow look like it's in a cold. nice capture.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice! Must be fun to fool around with a real camera! Mine is just a point and shoot with manual features I don't know how to use. I have fun with it anyway but I can't do anything at night. Great job!

ramblingwoods said...

You did a great job. I enlarged the photo to see if I could see what kind of bird it was..but of course, it's facing the wrong way..

Naturegirl said...

I think you did a great job capturing that moon behind the branches!It looks like a moon instead of a headlight! Good job!

April said...

Great Sky Watch! The fleecy clouds are very pretty, and the moon is beautiful!

P.S. Your sock monkey is so cute - thanks for posting a link to the instructions. I've always wanted to make one.

kayleen said...

I really like the moon shot.

Geoff said...

Great mixture of interesting images. Nice shots, the bird, the moon and that amazing sky. Excellent!

Ces said...

Hey we have a full moon here too! You mean we have the same moon? :)

Suzi-k said...

there is a great wintry atmosphere in these pix.

Sue said...

Hi! I have been busy with "real" people, and guess what I talk about? LOL Thanks for visiting my Skywatch Friday. I like yours, too, and think the second one is my favorite. I have a new camera, too, and need to figure out how to take night pics.

Arija said...

And obviously a happy ending to your day. Hope the littl sparrow did not get too cold.

krizcpec said...

second shot is great.