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Halloween / Hunter’s Moon

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I can’t tell you how much I love living in the country. We have the best of both worlds. We live in a tiny village surrounded by open fields and forests as far as the eye can see, so we have the comradery of community but the peace and solitude of the hinterland.

Recently I was out walking the dog and I happened upon some deer that were grazing quite close to the road. I managed to snap a few photos, but my long lens is not the best and the final photos were a bit grainy. For the last week the weather has been gloriously sunny and not too cold, so I went in search of more deer. The forests around us are teeming with deer so they are not hard to find. Getting close enough to take a decent photo is another matter, though. I stalked a deer across an open field for almost an hour, but each time I got close enough it bounded away. The sun began to sink and the cold began to bite my fingers, so I called it a day. I was disappointed, but there would be other days, I knew.

Just as I got back to my car I noticed the sun touching the horizon. Some of the fields had recently been ploughed and the crows were looking for worms. It was a beautiful scene and I paused to take some photos. Happy that I had at least some nice shots to show for my efforts I turned to get into the car. While I had been busy snapping the sun a huge moon had appeared behind me. It glowed a gentle orange and was almost as bright as the setting sun. This particular moon is called a Hunter’s Moon, apparently. I could see why – if I was stalking deer for anything other than photographs I could have continued for hours by the light of this moon. My night-time photography is still not the best, but I snapped a few shots regardless.

Both photos have a slightly eerie quality, so I thought I’d share them today. Happy Halloween, folks. Stay safe.

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Halloween / Autumn Sunset | www.myfoododyssey.com

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  1. Setting sun, hues of orange, black and blue and of course the flying ‘bats’. If you were asked to compose a Halloween photo you couldn’t have done any better.

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    November 2, 2015
    • Thanks Gary. The birds definitely help to give that Halloween look.

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      November 2, 2015
  2. What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing them. It makes me appreciate that we can find beauty in the simplest things. Keep “hunting” that deer. You’ll get your picture someday!

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    November 1, 2015
    • Thanks! Any hour spent roaming the countryside in search of deer (or whatever other wildlife or natural beauty I happen across) is time well spent in my book!

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      November 2, 2015
  3. Gorgeous photos! It does actually look like the setting sun.

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    November 1, 2015
  4. Wonderful pictures … the hunter’s moon – nice to shoot with a lens under 😉

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    October 31, 2015
    • Exactly, Osyth! If only there had been some deer to “shoot”!

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      October 31, 2015
  5. The shot with the birds is spectacular!
    Unfortunately, you could come to our house and get pictures of deer aplenty grazing in the newly un-fenced garden. I guess I should be glad they are eating the grass that sprouted from the “straw.” I hope they don’t eat the garlic…
    Making your colcannon tonight.

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    October 31, 2015
    • Thanks Carol. Not sure about deer and garlic. Might add to their flavour, if that’s their destiny! Hope you enjoy the colcannon. 🙂

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      October 31, 2015

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