Thursday, April 15, 2010

Sky Watch Season # 4 Episode # 40

Sky Watch Friday This is the place. Please check out the site and link in if you wish to participate. There were a lot of people with beautiful Sky photos last week. You can link in from my side bar or at the start of this post. You can link at 3:00 PM EDT on Thursdays. SWF is run by Klaus, Wren, Sandy, Sylvia and myself. 

My wife saw this large object in the western sky last night. I told her it was a planet. She was seeing a Vee shape. There must have been some reason for the shape.
I had captured it while in Italy at dusk.
I got my good camera and took a photo. It was the planet Venus.

I took this photo a little while ago of the moon with the good camera.

See a lot of great skies above.

48 comments:

Darla said...

Good Gravy Tom, these are wonderful captures!

Regina said...

Wow how amazing!
Happy SWF.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Great shots.These can be difficult to get right,but you did.Have a wonderful day.
Blessings,Ruth

SandyCarlson said...

These are utterly amazing, my friend. Thanks.

Laura Hegfield said...

beautiful :)

Rinkly Rimes said...

Venus can certainly trick us at times. It's been mistaken for a UFO more than once.

EG Wow said...

Interesting about Venus, FG. How come I never tire of seeing beautiful photos of the moon?

ewok1993 said...

fascinating. thank the wifey.

Dar said...

So amazing to capture such beauty so distant from the naked eye.
Thanks for sharing.

Terrebel said...

That last one is truly wonderful! I feel liek I can touch the moon...

Terrence looks at the sky

imac said...

Most interesting Tom.
Thought you captured a UFO at 1st.lol

Sylvia K said...

These are fantastic, Tom!! Really amazing! I never tire of looking at the moon and your photo of Venus is remarkable! Have a great weekend, my friend!

Sylvia

Coffeeveggie addict. said...

this is amazing,i always wanted to get a good capture of the moon but i always end up not satisfied with what i shoot....you did it perfectly....

Manang Kim said...

Oh my gush this is awesome!! I so love this! Happy weekend!

SWF~Blue puffy sky

nancy said...

How did you get that last moon photo to be perfect? I never get one so good. Except at my old house. I always get a double exposers. Great shots. Have a good week.Nancy

Donna said...

Wonderful shots there!!

Jossie said...

Wow Venus! Never seen that before.
The photo of the moon is stunning!

J Bar said...

good moonwatch
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Linda (PA_shutterbug) said...

Wow, you have a very nice camera if it can get such a nice picture of Venus!

Rajesh said...

Great. Beautiful shots of Venus and moon.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Wonderful pictures, Tom--especially the last one. I can almost see the "Man in the Moon"... Can you???? ha ha
Betsy

Gaelyn said...

Wow Tom, I am massively impressed with your "good" camera. Not only can I tell it's a planet but which one. And that moon shot is fantastic.

Pietro said...

Very nice Sky Watch photos, Tom!

LadyFi said...

Wow.. amazing Venus.. and great shot of the moon.

http://graceolsson.com/blog said...

the last is simply wonderful....gives me teh impression taht u were close to the mooon..congrats
Have a nice day

Small City Scenes said...

I took a similar picture this evening but forgot to post it when I posted the moon. It is Venus---Looks pretty good. MB

Kcalpesh said...

Last one's a really stunning shot!

Pixellicious Photos

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Good shots Tom. I wish mine came out so well.

Misalyn said...

Amazing! the photo of the venus and the moon are both fantastic. Truly remarkable. I really like your last photo, you reminded me the movie of the vampires and the werewolves..the Twilight Saga:New Moon.

Randi said...

Absolutely fantastic!

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful pictures!I agree with your wife!
Have a fabulous Friday!
Léia

Wren said...

That's an incredible photo of the moon, Tom.

Tara R. said...

Wonderful moon shots. That last one is amazingly detailed.

Judy said...

Wow!! I love that photo of the moon!!!

Jenn Jilks said...

WOW. I love you 'good' camera! I asked santa for a better lens, 500mm, but chose a couple of application upgrades instead! You are very good!

JOE TODD said...

Would be a good moon to do some fishing by LOL Have a great one

snapperoni said...

Beautiful, and the detail of the moon---amazing!

NicoleB, Egypt said...

The Venus?! How awesome!
And that moonshot is gorgeous!

Mary said...

Wow...I love the Venus shot! I've never been able to capture any of the planets when I see them. Great moon shot, too.

Kristin said...

Love the last photo. Amazing!

Craver Vii said...

I have seen Venus through a telescope, and it can have a crescent showing, just like our moon. Nice pics, Fishing Guy!

Splendid Little Stars said...

just simply awesome!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

WOW and double-WOW. Great job!

Thiên said...

Very beautiful! :-)

blog with no name said...

Wow Tom! The shot of Venus is fantastic without a telescope! The moon scape is beautiful in its bare beauty... and to think that people went there in a tin can...

Martha said...

Awesome Tom! WOW!!

By the way, was the new header challenge theme ever announced this week? If it was I missed it!

Tipper said...

Just amazing-makes me feel like I reach out and touch them : )

Twisted Fencepost said...

What an amazing shot of the moon!
Great job, Tom!