Central Park April 18

The third bird down is a composite image.

Palm Warbler, Central Park 4/18/2017
Palm Warbler, Central Park 4/18/2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Central Park 4/18/2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Central Park 4/18/2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Central Park 4/18/2017
Yellow-rumped Warbler, Central Park 4/18/2017

Snake's Head Fritillary, Central Park 4/18/2017 Snake’s Head Fritillary, Central Park 4/18/2017[/caption]

Sessile-flowered Wake-robin, Central Park 4/18/2017
Sessile-flowered Wake-robin, Central Park 4/18/2017
Daffodil, Central Park 4/18/2017
Daffodil, Central Park 4/18/2017
Red Tulips, Central Park 4/18/2017
Red Tulips, Central Park
Yellow Tulips, Central Park 4/18/2017
Yellow Tulips, Central Park 4/18/2017

Natural Side of the City Book

I created a book of some of my photography. How images interact with each other in this book is as important as each picture on its own. Created as part of the B&H Portfolio Development (@BHEventSpace #BHPortDev).

Click link or picture to view or purchase
Natural Side of the City: Photography [hard cover] $60
Natural Side of the City: Photography [soft cover] $37
PDF verion $10
by Sherry Felix at Blurb

High Line Thaw

It is now suddenly very warm in New York City. Some early spring flowers include Witch Hazel and Pussy Willow. Crocii were in the lawn but off limits for photography.

Witch Hazel, High Line 2/19/2017
Witch Hazel, High Line 2/19/2017

I had fun watching a mocking bird gulp down berries:

A few photos of the High Line:

Green-winged Teal

A Green-winged Teal is the last bird I saw in 2016 at the Pond at Central Park. Best wishes for a happy and productive year.

 

City Tanager

Yesterday at 9-10:30 am on November 27, 2016, I went to City Hall Park in Manhattan to see the vagrant female Western Tanager (Piranga ludoviciana) that I heard about on social media.

City Hall Park 11/26/2016
City Hall Park 11/26/2016

It is amazing how many unusual birds find their way to NYC. This robin sized bird drinks sap in holes made by a local Yellow-bellied Sapsucker. I also observed it hawking for insects. There were at least 30 birders there on Saturday morning peering up into the large trees.

Western Tanager, City Hall Park 11/26/2016
Western Tanager, City Hall Park 11/26/2016

A local American Kestrel showed up and the birds laid low.

American Kestral, City Hall 11/26/2016
American Kestrel, City Hall 11/26/2016

Resources:

Kinglets

I was able to spend a couple of hours in the park and managed to capture a couple of Kinglets (Ruby-crowned and Golden-crowned). They are such fun to watch. These tiny acrobatic birds flit about so fast they are hard to photograph. Every click of the shutter found them in a new position.

Birds in Autumn

I photographed these in my favorite place, Central Park, this September and October, 2015. I have been trying out the new Sigma 150-600 mm lens on my Nikon D750 — not bad at all. Then I processed them in Lightroom, Photoshop. And in some, using onOne, I added textures, shading and other tricks to create the mood I wanted. This is my creative outlet.

Doing these things to my photos means I will never be able to sell them as stock images. I hope someone will like one of my photographs well enough to want to buy one or two.

Taronga Zoo and Centennial Park

14th posting of photographs of Sydney August, 201

It was a treat to visit the Taronga Zoo in Sydney again with my sister and nephew. The animals and the birds are stunning, as is the scenery. The zoo overlooks the harbor, so the giraffes have the Sydney Bridge behind them. The bird show is amazing. It was charming to see the gorilla with her baby. One gorilla took an interest in the Australian Wood Duck. Unfortunately, I dropped my 80-400 Nikon lens off the picnic table but it didn’t break, only the hood threads ripped off. I had it fixed under warranty on my return to NYC.

We also went to Centennial Park a couple of times. The wetland area is my favorite part. The gate to the tiny bird less bird sanctuary is a lovely work of art. However, I think it is too small to harbor any birds, and I did not see any in it.