My Last Photo — April ‘23

Brian, aka Bushboy, posted his monthly Last on the Card prompt, where he asks us to…

  • Post the last photo from your camera’s SD card or the last photo from your phone taken in the month of April.
  • No editing — who cares if it is out of focus, not framed as you would like, or the subject matter didn’t cooperate?
  • No explanations needed — just the photo will do.
  • Create a pingback to Brian’s post or link in the comments.
  • Tag “The Last Photo.”

I’ve actually got three photos to share, all taken with my iPhone late yesterday afternoon. This first one was taken at around 3:00 pm. My wife and I were in our front yard and suddenly I heard my wife scream as she was pointing to the ground. When I looked to see what she was pointing at, I saw this:

There, lying in the pine needles and mulch, was a dead rat, but only recently deceased. Maybe he was taken down by one of the neighborhood cats.

Then my wife and I went into our backyard and sat down in the swinging chairs on our deck. It was about 4:30 pm and I looked up and saw a pale moon in the sky, barely visible among the wispy clouds, and I took this photo:

If you squint and look hard, you may be able to see the moon horizontally in the center of the photo and vertically a little below center. But thinking that you might not be able to clearly see the moon, I took another photo around a minute after the one above, cropped it, and played around with the brightness, contrast, and a few other settings to come up with this photo below:

It shows the moon, which appears to be floating just above a sea of billowy clouds. I thought this slightly retouched photo looked interesting, so I decided to include it.

12 thoughts on “My Last Photo — April ‘23

  1. bushboy May 1, 2023 / 7:05 am

    Very good Fandango. I don’t know why people scream at dead rodents, it doesn’t resuscitate them. I took a Moon photo with wispy clouds myself this afternoon. Love the enhanced one. Thanks for joining in 🙂 🙂

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  2. newepicauthor May 1, 2023 / 7:18 am

    Most cats will bring their prey back home with them to show their owners what great hunters they are. The moon is perfectly framed in both of your pictures.

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    • Fandango May 1, 2023 / 8:51 am

      Thanks, Jim. Maybe something scared the cat off, like a big raccoon.

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  3. JT Twissel May 1, 2023 / 10:42 am

    Lovely moon shot. I would dispose of the rat pdq in case it was poisoned.

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  4. Marilyn Armstrong May 1, 2023 / 7:11 pm

    The last photos were taken by Garry at a good friends’ funeral and I didn’t think they were the right subject for this.

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  5. donmatthewspoetry May 4, 2023 / 2:31 am

    Now I can understand your comment about rats in your back yard…..

    The moon shot is beautiful……

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  6. leigha66 May 22, 2023 / 6:11 pm

    I have had no luck what-so-ever trying to get a good picture of the moon… I like these!

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