Perseids 8/12/16

The anual Perseid sky show was advertised as a first-class display of meteors.  It was just OK.  The first two pics are of a bright fireball followed by the red debris cloud it left behind.  The clouds persisted for about one minute.  Pics taken with Nikon D500 24mm f2.8 lens at 15 seconds ISO 4000.

Perseid Shooting Star

Perseid Shooting Star

Debris Cloud following shooting star

Debris Cloud following shooting star

The slight greenish glare at the bottom of the pic was from a streetlight.

Pressed with Andromeda Galaxy in background

Perseid with Andromeda Galaxy in background

And some recent

birds too…

Blue Grosbeak

Blue Grosbeak

Juvenile Verdin

Juvenile Verdin

Green Heron

Green Heron