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Night Sky...

Our local weatherman we watch on the local news station recently pointed out that Venus would be rising in the Eastern sky as Jupiter was setting. Around 9 pm one night this past week, I went out and checked out the star studded sky and see if I could spot both planets. Yes indeed...Jupiter seemed to be much brighter than Venus this time...only 'cause the news told us viewers it was closest it's been to Earth for years!!!

Here's what I saw [actually, what the camera picked up with being hand held only...no tripod]:




[the very much blurred circular image is Jupiter zoomed in at the highest zoom marking on the 'auto' setting.

Then, before I went back in the house for the night, I took a photo of one of our solar lights on the patio. Naturally, a bird...a hummer!!



30 comments :

  1. I thought your solar light was Jupiter, and was amazed!! Even so, you did a great job! I wanted to do this, but never got the chance. I love your night blooming Hummer!

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    1. It was just too tempting to NOT check it out!

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  2. This is my kind of star studded evening. I like your solar light.

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    1. Only thing missing is the red carpet.

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  3. Great collection of night sky images. Have a happy day!

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  4. A beautiful star studded night sky.

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  5. You sure did a good job of getting Jupiter. And that light is so lovely. :-)

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  6. Must be some kind of camera!! First I thought it was a plate! LOL Have a great day.

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    1. It'd probably be better if I took the time to set up the tripod. Lazy, I was.

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  7. Amazing shot of Jupiter! Solar light looks colorful:)

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  8. I often forget to look at the sky as the Mister does that. I'm a earth watcher mostly. Great shots! I really like your light!

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    1. I'm both. When we lived in the sonoran desert with no city lights we used to set up our huge telescope & watch the sky for hours.

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  9. i like that solar bird, so pretty. great shots of the night sky. i like what nookworm said, i to am an earth watcher... i rarely look at the night sky, but love the day sky... i wonder if there is anyone OUT THERE taking photos of your solar humming bird and asking wonder what that is???

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    1. lol. Good point. And, I'm sure there is someone/something out there!

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  10. Oh my goodness do I ever enjoy your last photo!

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  11. Absolutely breathtaking photos! You are amazing! Have a grand week!

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  12. Annie, love the pics :) beautiful I thought the brights were planets unfortunately our weather people didn't tell us they were close. I love that Solar HUMMING BIRD
    very cool!

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    1. I'm sure you can keep up with the planets online.

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  13. I am impressed! Those are great shots, especially not using a tripod!

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  14. Impressive! Thanks for sharing.

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