Koi Tales

When I photographed three Koi swimming in a small pond at the Planting Fields Arboretum yesterday I envisioned making this composite of swirling tails. This is four photographs rearranged. It is digital art.

Koi, common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019 composit by Sherry Felix
Koi, common carp (Cyprinus carpio), Planting Fields Arboretum, LI, NY 6/29/2019

Governors Island Birds

No more Govenors Island for a while — the last post of #OPTIC2019. Common terns nest on one of the piers there.

Choose One

I plan to use one of these for a show to be judged in OPTIC2019 by B&H. I need to pick one by tomorrow and I am having trouble. I’d love to know which one you would you choose? HELP!

Results as of 3 pm EST 6/1/2019: Hermit Thrush won.
Flower, Hudson 2, Tulip leaves 1, Hermit Trhush 5, Scarlet Tanager 4, Yellowthroat 2, Yellowthroat female 1, Iris 2.

Thank you for taking the time to help me choose.

Insects in St Luke’s

BugGuide.net helped me ID the fuzzy one.