Thursday, March 4, 2010

SkyWatch Friday

 
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The moon was up, but it wasn't quite dark yet when I took this picture of the paraglider almost directly over my head. I had to take it quickly because he was moving pretty fast and I was surprised that it turned out reasonably well. I was just lucky to get the moon in the shot too! Since posting this I have found two other blogs with similar pictures of paragliders posted today here and here. To see more beautiful skies from around the world, please visit SkyWatch Friday.

36 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

Good one!

~Cheryl said...

Very impressive! Good, quick clicking on your part!

J Bar said...

Good skywatch.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Hilda said...

This is a wonderful capture, Lois! Just perfect.

Happy Friday and have a wonderful weekend!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Good going catching the paraglider and a full moon in the same shot.

James said...

Wow! What a great shot Lois. That looks a little scary up there.

Sylvia K said...

Terrific capture, Lois! I love it! Really perfect timing! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Sunny said...

Great capture! I like that the moon and the paraglider seem to be at the same level.
Sunny :)

shubd said...

Hi Lois

I know just how difficult the shot must have been ... I have a similar one too :)

Care to look ?

http://click-shubd.blogspot.com/2010/03/view-from-top.html

Kaori said...

Wow, the paraglider looks so close to the moon! Beautiful shot :)

mitt vattenhål said...

great capture with the moon in line with the glider

Christina, sweden

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

This is a remarkable shot.

I bet you have now inspired other hang gliders to position friends with cameras at locations where the camera angle might catch both them and the moon.

Cezar and Léia said...

Lucky? It's really special!wonderful moment, I'm envious here, I would like to have this opportunity as well! Congrats!
Léia

Jim Klenke said...

nice shot, looks like hes trying to fly away to the moon.

Darla said...

If this was on one of our very windy days as of late it's a wonder you captured him at all!

Steffe said...

That's a good one.

Halcyon said...

Cool picture! I hope he got down before it got too dark.

Happy Friday!

B SQUARED said...

Timing is everything. Very nice.

galena said...

Love it! That shade of blue is very interesting

Pam said...

Your shot is awesome, Lois. You captured the moon and glider perfectly.
Well done, my friend :)

Jacob said...

Incredible, Lois. You were quick and steady! Perfect juxtaposition of moon and glider!

At first I thought the glider looked a bit like a very large spider!

VP said...

The trick for sky watch is to find something interesting up there and I thin yours is one of the most funny and unusual catches!

Deden said...

very great shot. this is not the scene we can capture every month. the paraglider fly higher than the moon, nice..

Happy weekend everyone,,

Small City Scenes said...

Awesome Shot Lois. Surprises are always fun. MB

√ Abraham said...

Nice shot. I like it a lot.

Clytie said...

Holy Cow, Lois! Now THAT'S a shot!!!

Bill said...

That is such an exceptional shot, Lois, how lucky can you be. 10 out of 10.

magiceye said...

spectacular!

Clueless in Boston said...

Nice capture. I never have been able to get action shots that came out well.

Debra said...

What a cool shot! You are so fortunate to have captured it....wow, you had to be fast on the shutter button! Way to go! :)

PAK said...

The Moon isn't stolen :(
(Well, in Poland widely know is the book (and the movie) for children "About two, who stole the Moon". The movie is also popular, because one of the two (brothers) was today's president -- Lech Kaczyński. When I saw this photo, I thought about the stolen Moon ;) )

JM said...

The right time! Fantastic, Lois, great capture!

Lisa Wilson said...

How cool!

Rob and Mandy said...

Oh wow, excellent!

Living In Williamsburg Virginia said...

Right place, right time - Beautiful shot!
Darryl and Ruth : )

Tricia @ Bluff Area Daily said...

It's a BEAUTIFUL shot, Lois! I've wanted to do that for sooo long! Maybe someday!