Waxing Gibbous Moon


It’s a wonder to think that when I look upon the glowing, ethereal face of the moon in awe, people from the past and ancient times looked upon that same glowing, ethereal face with the same feeling; and the present and the past are then the same moment.


Waxing Gibbous Moon

© Peter Hillman ♦ 4th April 2020 ♦ From rear garden, Staffordshire ♦ Nikon D7200


20 thoughts on “Waxing Gibbous Moon

  1. As a kid I thought a waxing moon meant it was really shiny. We haven’t seen the moon in days here and the full moon is Tuesday evening but the foreguess isn’t favorable right now.

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      1. My pleasure, Pete! I have a snap on macro lens for my iPhone that I love but I’d like to try more macro shots with my Nikon. Do you have a macro lens recommendation for someone getting started? I googled suggestions and lots of options came up. 🤪too many choices!

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      2. No problem, Sandra. I have used the Sigma 105mmm macro lens since the days of my Nikon D3200, and which I use on my D7200 now. The Sigma is a very sharp lens, and coupled with the 7200 make for a very fine macro kit. For some of the smaller critters I snap on a Raynox DCR-250 conversion lens to the end of my Sigma which, although can be challenging to use at first, gives me that bit of extra closeness to the subject. Coupled with this I use the Nikon Speedlight SB-700 and a difffuser, as being so close to subjects with the Raynox I find you do need the extra light, especially as you really have to narrow down that aperture. But for general everday macro the Sigma works really fine without the flash, epecially as with the improved camera bodies they handle higher ISO a lot better with reduced noise. There might be better macro lenses out there now, so it still pays to compare and check reveiws on Google.At the time the Sigma was a reatively low price tag compared to other branded products. I hope this helps, and all the best with your search 🙂

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      3. I just knew you would be a great resource! Thank you so much for sharing your experience and ideas. I was thinking the Nikon 105mm sounded solid but now I’m very interested in the Sigma. Will continue the research as you suggested. But this really helps narrow it down. Thank you Pete!

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      4. You are welcome, Sandra. The Nikon 105mm looks real good, too. I looked at this myself at the time. It depends on how many pennies you want to spend 🙂

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      5. It sounds like a dream! Sigma is currently ahead in the comparisons however given my criteria. More importantly, I hope you are doing well. Scary times. Take care!

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      6. Yes scary time, indeed. Our Prime Minster Boris Johnson is now in intensive care in hospital. I am fine thanks, I hope you are, too!

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    1. These are very strange days for us all. Our comfort zones have moved, and life is not as certain until this thing passes us by. Sometimes we need an anchor to help focus us on the more positive aspects of life beyond the unfolding tragedy across the globe.

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    1. Thank you, Belinda 🙂 It was a nice clear night and the moon was so clear. The constellation of Orion was so clear, too, and I would have loved to have photographed it … but that is a new learning curve for me 🙂

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  2. I have a similar thought.
    (I also think of the sun shining. Despite cloud cover and rain, the sun is always there shining and keeping our planet alive).

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