Day 185 – Full Buck Moon

According to The Farmer’s Almanac, the full moon in July is known as the Full Buck Moon – July July is normally the month when the new antlers of buck deer push out of their foreheads in coatings of velvety fur. It was also often called the Full Thunder Moon, for the reason that thunderstorms are most frequent during this time. Another name for this month’s Moon was the Full Hay Moon.


10 Replies to “Day 185 – Full Buck Moon”

  1. Maralee, I have a confession to make…I’m envious. I would so like to get a decent moon shot sometime in my life, and you keep getting them!!! 🙂 Beautiful, beautiful shots!

    1. Thanks, Zelmare. I find that moon shots can be tricky. If you meter on the moon, everything else comes out very dark. If you meter for everything, the moon is washed out. On these I metered on the moon so the surrounding area is pretty dark. It really wasn’t that dark out, but because I wanted more detail in the moon I had to live with the darker background.

  2. Where have I been the last few nights? I was surprised by the site of the moon last night. Didn’t notice it during the fireworks but, driving home we had to stop at the side of the road to take it in. Then I read this post of yours. I like the idea of taking shots of the moon each month to figure out what works. I’m in. Setting the alarm on my phone to remind me next month. Thank you for the idea!

    1. I have a program on my computer that reminds me two days before of each full moon. It comes in handy. I also have five calendars around my desk at work that show the full moon days. I have a sunrise and sunset app on my phone along with a weather app. I guess I have myself covered as far as the earth and sky go.

  3. Maralee … wonderful photos … and that you know how to catch the moon and nature on the same time. You really catched my moon here … my pick is the first one.

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