Central Park Early October

Autumn is a season that I love and feel strongly.  At last I was able to go outdoors to make these photographs in these 3 galleries. I was laid low for a few weeks. I’m all better now.

Processed 2 Ways

Two examples of before and after processing in Lightroom. The first in each row is straight out of the camera and unprocessed; the second black and white, with attention paid to color and detail; and the third is my version of the color image. The last two in each row were originally posted on 9/21/2017.

I create images that I see and not what the camera sees.

 

 

On Swainson’s Day

Today I saw so many Swainson’s Thrushes they were uncountable. Many Northern Fickers, some fall warblers and a few early White-throated and Lincoln’s Sparrows and a Junco.

Mist and After

We started the day early when it was still foggy this Sunday, September 17, in Central Park. I hoped for Fall warblers but didn’t see many today. If I take the time to look I can always find some interesting things to photograph.

3 Birds and a Spicebush

I saw a good number of migrants at Strawberry Fields on September 9, 2017. Not many elsewhere. It was a gorgeous day with a hint of Fall in the air.

 

 

Birds Butterflies Flowers NYC

I’ve been taking it easy and not posting frequently. Photographs from some recent trips to Jamaica Bay NWR and Central Park, New York City.

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

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.

May Birds 2

Last one of a set of 4 posts. The Grey Catbirds arrived in what seemed like one day. The little female Scarlet Tanager looks exhausted by the journey. It is getting very hot, time for baths. On May 16th, there was a huge termite hatch out in New York after the rains. This coincided with a record number of warblers (did they know this?). A feast was had by all. This starling kept coming for beakfulls at a time for its family. The bullfrog may have been hoping for a careless warbler to fly by.