Central Park Wildlife in April

Photographed on a Tuesday morning trip to Central Park with the Linnaean Society of NY. I didn’t have time to compose my shots.

Pine Barrens Fauna

In addition to butterflies we saw other insects and amphibians. I was pleased to be able to identify the Red Velvet and Ant which is actually in the wasp family.

Pine Barrens Lepidoptera

On Sunday, April 24, we covered a lot of southern New Jersey, from Atlantic to Cape May Counties, with Rick Ceck (author of Butterflies of the East Coast) and some members of the Linnaean Society of NY. I tried my best to identify these. Any corrections are welcome.

Two more posts to follow about the Pine Barrens trip.

Chickadee

I edited this image while Photoshop continues to freeze. I changed the video card driver again as per Adobe’s instructions. Their latest “fix” didn’t work. I continue to test it… This has been going on since January.

NYC Mix

Redoing old images as test files. I am still trying to get Photoshop fixed. It keeps freezing.

Central Park Daffodils

Also photographed on March 27th. Daffs are so cheerful. The robins are back on full force staking out their bits of lawn. One was staring indignantly at some picnickers occupying his spot.

Jamaica Bay Enhanced

I had fun editing these images. I knew I wanted to create lots of atmosphere and a dark mood when I photographed these. The Snow Geese will be leaving soon. Read-winged Blackbirds are singing away as are the Song Sparrows. Ospreys are building their nests. And I saw 5 Black-bellied Plovers at Floyd Bennett Field.

Lightroom and mostly Photoshop in Windows 11 keeps randomly freezing. I wonder if anyone else is having trouble with it. I pushed Photoshop hard to make it freeze while I made these. I have a new super fast computer, an Alienware Aurora R213. Dell replaced the graphics card. Microsoft had me make a new profile. Adobe techs tried everything they could. 20 tech calls later and it is still no good.

Staten Island

We spent a short time on Staten Island before taking the Ferry back to New York City.

3 of 6 of the New York Harbor trip.