Last night I was hoping for some more video of the Moon as it was at its closest distance to the Earth for many years. To start with there were small dark clouds drifting across the Moon which would have been just what I wanted for video but there were telephone wires in the way. As luck would have it, by the time the Moon rose higher in the sky the clouds cleared so I took the DSLR outside for some still shots.
I tried many settings on the camera but the one thing I forgot was to set a low ISO so there are some artefacts on the picture. Also it is difficult to get great detail on the full Moon as there is little in the way of shadow on its surface.
Two Hedgehogs visited at various times last night. H, the one with one eye, was first. I think I will have to call it Horatio. Later another visited and ended up scurrying away after upsetting the water dish. (Seen at the end of the video) As that happened before I went to bed I was able to replenish the water supply which was just as well as both appeared again in the middle of the night.
Now I know why the water dish was empty a couple of mornings ago!
Snapshot from the video:
January 20, 2018 - Share
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