Who has not been captivated by a full moon? It is a powerful force of nature, and when there is a full moon, it has an impact on the earth in many ways. People since the beginning of time have been captivated by it. In fact, the moon has been a central part of many myths and legends across different cultures precisely because of how powerful it is.
On Thursday last week, did you see the full moon?
I first saw the full moon as it was shining brightly through trees on the horizon (above). It looked magical and amazing. It was a cold evening here in northern Virginia. The air was clear and brisk, and there were absolutely no clouds. It was a perfect evening to photograph the full moon.
As the moon rose above the trees, I photographed it with my Nikon D800 and 600mm lens with a 1.4 teleconverter. The results were spectacular. If you click on the above image, the craters and other features of the moon are very clearly visible.
This weekend, I photographed the pair of Barred Owls again and captured the female sitting on her nest. I will post those images later in the week. Yesterday, I photographed a pair of Ospreys building their nest at Leesylvania State Park. Spring is definitely here, and I am enjoying it, along with the birds.