Good Morning, Moon

Sky Watch Friday

Moon

Location: Kohala Coast, Big Island, Hawaii

One morning last month I was outdoors taking photos of birds.  One of the birds I was trying to photograph flew up into the sky, and when I looked up to see where it was going,  I noticed the moon. It was almost directly overhead, and I decided it was as worthy a photo subject as the birds.

For the record, the photo was taken from Hawaii's Kohala Coast on Aug. 22, 2008, at 8:56 AM, Hawaii Standard Time - about 29 hours before the moon officially reached its Last Quarter phase.

43 comments:

Bradley Myers said...

Nice capture, the moon always makes a great SWF post.

Columbo said...

Great shot and posting for SkyWatch Friday. I can't wait to get back next year for your 50th birthday. Love you site.

Picturing of Life said...

omg...gorgeous moon. i wish could have nikon D40/D60 someday :D

Please drop at my SWF post also: in here and here Thanks

bobbie said...

Wonderful Hawaiian moon. It is so peaceful looking.

Luiz Ramos said...

Beautiful Hawaiian Moon shot.

Tommy V said...

nice photo of the moon

Your EG Tour Guide said...

The moon is so lovely in the clear blue sky. Happy Sky Watch!

Photo Cache said...

Oh you captured it perfectly. Its presence during the daytime makes my day too.

Hildegarde said...

Wow, a success !

Norm said...

you have a wonderful moon shot! very beautiful post..looks cute..

Sherry said...

It's a beautiful moon capture!

me ann my camera said...

This is so very lovely. The only way it could be better if you had of captured the bird too, flying across with the moon in the background.

Pernille's ting og tang said...

I always love moon-shots. And this is so beautiful! Thank you for sharing:)

babooshka said...

Goodnight moon. It's gorgeous.

Suzanne said...

This is a great photo and thanks for the shooting information. My moon photo is never as impressive as this.
Happy SWF.

Sharon Ellery said...

I love moon photos - though I can never manage to take one for myself :-(

Sharon

lucy said...

Very lovely...to see the moon during the day is always a treat. Thank you for sharing.

Louise said...

Love it, love it, love it! Terrific moon!

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wow. To me it looks just like one of those shots you might see taken from the window of a space shuttle.
:-)

Baruch said...

Wow - great shot. Happy SWF

Fish Whisperer said...

Wow, an outstanding moon shot. Good for you for looking up. Mahalo and a great weekend.
Cheers

Tootie said...

That's beautiful, bobbie!

Gattina said...

Wow ! that's very unusual you were really lucky to catch such an oppurtunity !!

napaboaniya said...

I love moon shots. Makes me happy seeing them so near...yet so far away :)
happy weekend!

Wren said...

Bobbie, great skywatch. I'm enjoying your other posts and photos as well.

There's something hypnotic about the moon in daylight, isn't there?

Inkivääri, Finland said...

Beautiful ball on blueblue sky - nice shot!

Laura ~Peach~ said...

fantastic picture! I love it!

Debbie said...

Great shot! I love the Gecko below too.

Tink *~*~* said...

I've got sort of an obsession with the moon and taking photos of it, but neither the equipment nor the know-how to get it done the way you have here.

Tink *~*~*
My Mobile Adventures *~*~*

Nature Nut /JJ Loch said...

Lovely moon photo!!! Great color contrast.

Blessings! JJ

B. Roan said...

Beautiful sky, beautiful moon.

ellen b said...

That's fabulous! Enjoy your weekend...

Jim said...

Hi Bobbie, I am so envious of you! This is a beautiful moon picture! If you wondered why I stayed so long at your site, I was off 'window shopping' for the Nikon D40 and D40X.
That will wait a bit, but Happy SkyWatching and thanks for checking in on my Sky-Ford Friday page. :-)
..
I did pick out a single non-Ford car from that picnic too for my other blog today. Not much for skies though.
..

Becky and Gary said...

This is a gorgeous shot! Super choice for SWF. Have a happy day.

lisak said...

Brilliant photo for SWF

Dee said...

So beautiful yet so simple!

vincibene said...

Gorgeous moon!

Paul said...

Love it! Great shot!

Kerslyn said...

wow! really a GOOD MORNING MOON! I am looking forward for a long lens so I'd be able to capture the moon that close.

BNS said...

Thank you all very much for visiting and for you kind comments. I appreciate it.

Bobbie

Catherine said...

Beautiful capture of the moon, and pretty blue sky Over Hawaii's coast for skywatch! First visit here, you have some great photos!
I can only imagine how beautiful it is where you live!
Happy Weekend!:)
Happy sky~watching!

Jules said...

Great shot - it looks close enough to touch!!!

Love the Ginger post - my garden is full of them!!!!

Thanks for visitng Rabaul DP. Am late visiting this weekend due to visitors, internet & power problems!!!

BNS said...

@ Catherine - Thank you. I hope you will visit again.

@ Jules - Thanks. I know the ginger is a common sight to those of us who live in the tropics, but apparently is a novel sight to those from the temperate zones. Hope your internet & power problems are cleared up there in PNG. ;-}

Bobbie