Montana Outdoors

December 12, 2016

Moonrise

Filed under: Moonrise — Tags: — montucky @ 8:18 pm

Moonrise

This photo was requested by Mother Nature herself.

There is a magnetic induction sensor out on my drive which sounds a series of tones in my house informing me that someone has entered the drive. Tonight the tones sounded and when I looked outside to see who was there the driveway was empty; a false alarm. But then when I looked up into the sky the moonrise was obvious…

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  1. An amazing pic..

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    Comment by John Purdy — December 12, 2016 @ 8:24 pm

    • It was an amazing sight. Timing is everything, isn’t it!

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 8:27 pm

  2. Wow!

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    Comment by Mother Hen — December 12, 2016 @ 8:34 pm

  3. Did you take your bear spray outside with you, along with the camera? Something had to set off that alarm….

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    Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 12, 2016 @ 10:11 pm

    • When I go out late at night I take along something a little heavier than bear spray, usually in 40 caliber. The alarm though only reacts to metal objects and it does give a false alarm sometimes; I’ve never figured out why.

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      Comment by montucky — December 12, 2016 @ 11:01 pm

      • Maybe it’s aliens in metal armour. Oh dear, now I’ve scared you. I think it’s a good idea to go out with something heavy duty. You don’t want to surprise a grizzly or a cougar. I know the cougars are active around here even in the winter. Lots of wolves in the outlying areas too.. I’ve seen their droppings when I’ve been mushroom picking (not recently, but other times, so I know they’re out there).

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        Comment by wordsfromanneli — December 13, 2016 @ 1:53 pm

        • A Griz would be very unlikely right here. A Black Bear really isn’t a threat and they are in hibernation by now anyway. Wolves, despite all of the anti-wolf propaganda are never a threat at all. Cougar however, certainly can be. And, more dangerous and likely to be a problem than all of these would be a renegade member of our own species.

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          Comment by montucky — December 13, 2016 @ 2:02 pm

  4. Called by the moon – what a lovely messenger!

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    Comment by Jo Woolf — December 13, 2016 @ 6:36 am

  5. Triple wow! Incredible photo!

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    Comment by WildBill — December 13, 2016 @ 7:14 am

    • When I looked up and saw that it was like an electric shock.

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      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2016 @ 9:16 am

  6. I’d say that moon just rang your ‘doorbell’ so you could capture this shot for us. Wow!

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    Comment by Mama's Empty Nest — December 13, 2016 @ 7:30 am

  7. Wow! That is lovely! I’m glad you captured it. 😊

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    Comment by Juls — December 13, 2016 @ 7:54 am

    • I’ve seen the moon rise over that hillside a thousand times, but never like that.

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      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2016 @ 9:18 am

  8. Awesome photo!!!

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    Comment by iAMsafari — December 13, 2016 @ 8:21 am

    • It was an awesome sight! And a lucky guess on shutter speed because there were only a few seconds before the scene changed.

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      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2016 @ 9:20 am

  9. That’s amazing and so cool that you were able to capture it on camera the way it really looked. Nice of Mother Nature to summon you.

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    Comment by Candace — December 13, 2016 @ 10:57 am

    • The scene was immediately overwhelming and as for the photo, well, it’s often better to be lucky than good.

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      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2016 @ 11:24 am

  10. That’s odd. I wonder if it really was the moon that set it off.
    Doesn’t matter, you got a great shot of it.

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    Comment by New Hampshire Garden Solutions — December 13, 2016 @ 4:31 pm

    • I get a false alarm about once a month. The unusual thing was that had I not responded to the notice I would have missed the scene.

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      Comment by montucky — December 13, 2016 @ 4:35 pm

  11. Isn’t it magic how such things happen. I’m always in awe of these moments.

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    Comment by Vicki — December 13, 2016 @ 7:14 pm

  12. Magic – wow. What a great joy to see Your photo.

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    Comment by Sartenada — December 14, 2016 @ 4:39 am

    • Magic indeed! So much natural beauty when one gets to see it.

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 9:42 am

  13. Do I believe that Nature came and knocked at your door (or set off your alarm) to get you to look at the moon? Well, not precisely. On the other hand, there are those times when the urge to get up, to go out, to make a turn, to change plans, ends in a way we never could have predicted. Sometimes, it’s like a call that can’t be denied. I’m thinking about my sudden swerve into Pond Creek Wildlife Management area. I could have missed the sign, I could have stuck to my plans, I could have gotten lost or turned around and never found it. But there it was, and now I have a memory of a wonderful experience. And you went out and found the moon for us — it’s beautiful!

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    Comment by shoreacres — December 14, 2016 @ 8:02 pm

    • I just love those sudden turns and where they sometimes lead!

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      Comment by montucky — December 14, 2016 @ 8:11 pm

  14. This is stunningly beautiful! Like a painting.

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    Comment by Val — December 16, 2016 @ 11:43 am

    • It was indeed a stunning sight, and luckily it lasted just long enough for me to get the camera.

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      Comment by montucky — December 16, 2016 @ 11:46 am

  15. Wow, what a fantastic sight. You got a beautiful photo out of it.
    Could it have something to do with the big meteor storm Geminids which we could watch at night Dec 13 (in DK)?

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    Comment by Giiid — December 18, 2016 @ 11:07 am

    • I doubt if it had anything to do with the meteor shower but I don’t know. I think it was just the moon rising just above a cloud formation that had formed at the east end of the valley. It was quite unusual though.

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      Comment by montucky — December 18, 2016 @ 11:16 am

      • Sorry, my question was a bit mixed with my first lines, but I was thinking about the magnetic induktion sensor, could it perhaps react to such meteor shower? Probably not, but on the other hand…

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        Comment by Giiid — December 18, 2016 @ 1:10 pm

        • I had not thought about that, but under normal operation it takes a fairly large metal mass to set it off. Good thought!

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          Comment by montucky — December 18, 2016 @ 1:31 pm

  16. so the moon played music in your home
    asking you to visit
    beautiful image and story

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    Comment by Tammie — December 21, 2016 @ 3:53 pm

    • I would like to think that the moon called me. Whatever happened, the timing was perfect.

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      Comment by montucky — December 21, 2016 @ 5:41 pm

  17. Ha, so it’s not only Adams who get lucky with the moon 🙂
    Great shot.

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    Comment by David A Lockwood — January 4, 2017 @ 2:42 pm

    • Thanks! I seldom even try to photograph the moon, but this time I gave it a try and liked what came out.

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      Comment by montucky — January 4, 2017 @ 8:00 pm


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