Markus Varesvuo – Moonstruck eiders

Andrew Raynor


Or maybe the photographer is moonstruck…


Either way, it’s a thrill to try and get a bird into a nice moon frame; mostly the bird is too high or too low, or nowhere, when there’s a full moon rising on a clear night. Out at sea offers good opportunities, because the horizon is clear and the low hanging moon can be caught low and huge; big enough to frame an Eider flying by (Somateria mollissima).

Andy Raynor Dover NH

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