I photographed this Horned Owl in Central Park on November 24, 2015. There was lots of people and construction going on. The owl was unfazed. It groomed and slept like it was deep in the woods all alone. It is amazing how well some wildlife has adapted.
Central Park Lake had a flock of Northern Shovelers swimming in circles – a dance they perform while sifting the water for food. I made a little video; pardon the jerkiness because I was using a long lens without a tripod. Park rules say no tripods.
I photographed these two ducks in the Central Park reservoir on November 18, 2015. I added another dimension to this set of ordinary images by adding an overlay of clouds making them into digital art.
Little Bufflehead ducks suddenly vanish and resurfaces as they feed. Buffleheads bob around in bays, estuaries, reservoirs, and lakes during winters in North America. Males are a striking black-and white and their heads show iridescent green and purple. Females are gray-brown with a white cheek patch. Buffleheads nest in old woodpecker holes, particularly those made by Northern Flickers, in the forests of northern North America (source All About Birds.org – Bufflehead).
Late autumn plants photographed in Washington Square and processed in Lightroom or onOne.
An interesting bit of news is that a two centuries old crypt was found at Washington Square Park, November 9, 2015: http://cbsloc.al/1I2eTpb. A good addition to a ghost walk. My husband Marc, leads walking tours in Greenwich Village, NYC www.marcvillagewalk.com
I often visit St Luke’s Garden in Greenwich Village (http://www.stlukeinthefields.org/about/the-gardens-at-st-luke-in-the-fields.) It is very small but lovely little oasis. A quiet place where people come to sit, read or stroll through.
When I passed by and saw the beautiful fall berries and flowers I had to go home to get my camera.