It was a cool and absolutely clear night for watching and photographing the 'super-moon' on the night of September 27, 2015 as the shadow of the earth passed over the moon creating a total lunar eclipse. It is a super-moon because in the moon's elliptical orbit around the earth the moon is at its closest point making it about 7-8% larger. Because of the orange or reddish color while in the total eclipse it is also called the 'blood moon' - which lasted for over an hour. The sequence above are random photos taken with a 500mm lens over the 3 1/2 hour period from 8:07 PM until 11:27 PM CDT. The individual photos were then assembled in to a composite in PhotoShop.
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Pelicans can be so graceful in flight and yet at other times so clumsy. The bird in the middle below is dragging his feet in the water while he pumps with his huge wings to get enough lift to get up out of the water. (Click an image to see larger)
Coming in for a landing below. It is amazing that somehow they find a place to land in the midst of a large flock of roosting pelicans on a very tiny protrusion of rocks. The bird on the right below seems to be scratching an itch while in flight.
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