Conservatory Insects

Some insects I photographed in Conservatory Garden, Central Park on Saturday, July 7. The sunflower one full of bugs was not in the garden, it was in a patch of flowers near North Meadow. The Emerald Jumping Spider (Paraphidippus aurantius) was identified by bugguide.net within a day. I had trouble identifying it and sent in the pictures. They are the tops and so helpful. I knew it was probably a Jumping Spider, but not which one. I hope I got the others correct. Let me know if I am wrong.

Gulf Fritillary

I didn’t know it at first but soon found out from other lepidoptera enthusiasts that the Gulf Fritillary (Agraulis vanillae incarnata) is a rare visitor to New York City. It is called the gulf Fritillary because it has been seen far out over the Gulf of Mexico. This one has been hanging out in the Conservatory Garden in Central Park for a few days. Its host plant is the Purple Passionflower (Passiflora incarnata). A life butterfly for me.

Heavenly Bodies in 3 Colors

Heavenly Bodies is a fun exhibit at the Met and Cloisters in NYC loosely based on Falini’s satirical commentary on the Catholic Church in his 1972 film, Roma. The costumes are excellent and so are the settings. I spent time removing the crowds and processing the photos.

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Grad Exhibition at Soho Photo Gallery

A few of my photographs will be at Soho Photo Gallery on July 26 & 27SohoPhotoGalleryV2INVITE

As part of the Portfolio Development course by B&H Event Space I created this book:
Natural Side of the City book for sale – Soft coverHard cover or PDF

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My submissions for the show ($200 each)

See other photos by other photographers at the
B&H Event Space Portfolio Development Annual Juried Show