Friday, 20 March 2015

eclipse day

So, a partial solar eclipse and despite the the almost inevitable cloud (this town is notoriously cloudy), I got a photo! The cloud thinned just enough for the sun to be visible. It's not a great picture compared with many I've seen, taken with a small compact camera and through a window, but I'm very proud of it.

I took quite a few pictures outside but it's difficult to capture the murkiness of a partial eclipse because the camera compensates for it - the one above is probably the best and that was earlier.  The west of Scotland is frequently overcast so in some ways it was like a particularly gloomy and murky morning, but I think the quality of the light is a bit different because the murk is not to do with dark rain-heavy clouds. I don't know if that's scientific but that's the way it seemed to me! One of my online buddies down south where they had clearer skies said that the birds did a second dawn chorus after the eclipse, but I don't think the birds here noticed the difference!

I took several pictures of these daffs in a pot in my garden during the eclipse, just to see if there's much difference (there isn't).  Later on though, in the afternoon, I got this picture of the frog in our tiny pond.

I spotted it yesterday but couldn't get a picture so I'm incredibly chuffed with how nicely it posed for me today. So there you go, solar eclipse and small amphibian in one day, what could be nicer?


Mrs. Micawber said...

Wow, I can see the crescent sun!

That frog photo is absolutely wonderful.

Peeriemoot said...

And the froggy has been busy - frogspawn in the pond this morning!