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February 21, 2008


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Birdfreak, Lana, Larry - thanks! Good thing this was early in the evening. If it had been much later, I probably would've missed it!


Good job capturing those photos! I di watch some of it but did not take any photos.-thanks.


We were clouded out, unfortunately, but since we caught last year's eclipse, I figure it all evens out in the wash. Thanks for sharing your lovely images!

The Birdfreak Team

Great to see the eclipse from your photos. I remembered it around six a.m. this morning (doh!) just a couple of YEARS before the next one. sigh!

The moon is so beautiful. Good birding to you!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Thanks Mike. I tried some handhelds with another camer as the light diminished but they didn't turn out. Keep me posted on yours and have fun showing off the eclipse to your little one.


Beautiful digiscopes! I took a few shots, too, primarily because I promised my daughter I'd show her the eclipse through pictures (it all happened past her bed time). Unfortunately my "digisocping camera" is shot, so I had to hand hold another camera with a mediocre lens, I'll find out later how well (or if) they turned out. Regardless, I'll show your pictures, too!
- Mike

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