One of the dangers inherent in backyard nature photography is that your gear might get coopted:
Every nature photographer knows how important water is if you want to get good pictures of wild critters. Turn on any nature program, and you can bet they've got a crew hanging out by the local watering hole. I've tried to put this into practice myself, but for most of my time here in south Florida, I haven't even had so much as a birdbath in my backyard. But, as I try to demonstrate throughout the webpages of this weblog, you have to look for what's there, not lament what's not. And that's what I did in our kitchen on April Fool's night. And check out the critter our bathcam caught. In this photo, you can see that the creature is caught unawares, startled by the noise of the lens, perhaps, or worried by the artificial lightning flash:
Over the course of about ten days this month, we:
- moved to a new house
- began potty training our only son
- brought a new son into the world (thus rendering the wording of the previous item obsolete)
Tonight's moon is about 17 hours shy of full, but the moon won't move very far in that time. It'll still be one of the closer perigees in recent memory; the last time the moon came this close to Earth I hadn't started astronomizing yet.