Insects July CP

A short trip to Central Park netted these insects. I spotted these at the south end of the lake where there is a wildflower patch and nature trail. The excellent entomologists at www.bugguide.net helped me identify the Drone Fly. The rest I figured out on my own.

Drone Fly (Eristalis arbustorum) female, Central Park 7/26/2017
Drone Fly (Eristalis arbustorum) female, Central Park 7/26/2017
American Snout Butterfly (Libytheana carinenta), Central Park 7/26/2017
American Snout Butterfly (Libytheana carinenta), Central Park 7/26/2017
Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea), Central Park 7/26/2017
Spot-winged Glider (Pantala hymenaea), Central Park 7/26/2017
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) male, Central Park 7/26/20
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) male, Central Park 7/26/20
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) female, Central Park 7/26/
Eastern Amberwing (Perithemis tenera) female, Central Park 7/26/20

Flowers CP July

Same hot day I photographed the insects in Central Park. There are are quite a few wildflower beds around the park. The Conservatory Garden is good for flowers too. I love the bokeh on the Nikon 105 mm f 1:208 Micro lens. No special effects. OK, so the last one is a tree.

Insects CP July

Went to Central Park yesterday. It was hot so I moved slowly. I dusted the small bee-like fly (only 5 mm) with stars, the rest are as photographed.

Anemones on Governors Island

The new Hills on Governors Island are nice and green now and there are wildflower beds here and there. It is so quiet peacful on a weekdays and feels far from the city. We rented a surrey to peddal around the 172-acre island.

Today I had fun working on the flowers I photographed there in Corel Painter 2018.

Reddish Anemone, Governors Island 6/28/2017
Reddish Anemone, Governors Island 6/28/2017
Pink Anemone, Governors Island 6/28/2017
Pink Anemone, Governors Island 6/28/2017
Red Anemone, Governors Island 6/28/2017
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Bee and California Poppy, Governors Island 6/28/2017
Red Anemone, Governors Island 6/28/2017
Governors Island hills 6/28/2017
Governors Island hills 6/28/2017
Map of Governors Island
Map of Governors Island

NYBG Flowers

Flowers at the New York Botanical Gardens, Bornx NY. The last two I added background shade.

Oakleaf Hydrangea, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Oakleaf Hydrangea, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Lolipop Plant, NY Botanical GBarden 6/21/2017
Lolipop Plant, NY Botanical GBarden 6/21/2017
Lilac Rose, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Lilac Rose, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Angel Wing Begonia, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Angel Wing Begonia, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Nightshade, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Nightshade, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Flower Spray, NY Botanical GBarden 6/21/2017
Flower Spray, NY Botanical GBarden 6/21/2017
Peach Rose, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Peach Rose, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Pink Rose, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017
Pink Rose, NY Botanical Garden 6/21/2017