Things we see every day or every night are not always the easiest things to photograph. As exemplified by the Monarch butterfly this summer. They less abundant this year, but also, they move about rapidly, seemingly in multiple directions every second. I find myself standing in the meadow amid the ticks and the dragonflies, hoping one holds still on the milkweed just long enough.
Or the moon. Rising large and orange, peeking through the trees, and then higher and higher, finding its place in the night sky. Shooting the moon is almost a daytime shot in its settings. Tomorrow is the full moon. But I've been shooting it for a couple of days -- after all, this is Minnesota -- and the weather can change in the hour and it'll be hidden behind clouds...so shoot things when you see them....
One day shy of full. 300mm. ISO 200, shutter 1/250, F8
One day shy of full with tree silhouetted in front, 300mm, ISO 200, 1/200 second, F13
2 days shy with clouds floating by, 200mm, ISO 160, F22, 13 second exposure