A Dove with a Coif

A Dove with a Coif

A Victoria-Crowned Pigeon seen at the Central Park Wildlife Center

A Butterfly Feeding Station

Butterfly Feeding Station

The North Meadow Butterfly Gardens were established in 2000 by volunteers and the Central Park Conservancy to support butterfly populations, as well as a variety of moths, insects, and birds. Central Park, today August 8, 2017.

Nature in Manhattan

Nature in Manhattan

The Loch in the North Woods of Central Park, Aug. 7, 2017.

At the Pigeon Pub

At the Pigeon Pub

On this hot day the pigeons are taking their place at the bar for a drink and some social time; The Maine Monument at Columbus Circle, New York City.

A Native Meadow in Manhattan

A Native Meadow in Manhattan

The Dene Slope, a native meadow in full bloom in Central Park.

Showtime at the Zoo

Showtime at the Zoo

Peacock strutting about at the Central Park Wildlife Conservancy Center yesterday July 5, 2017.

A Field of Green

A Field of Green

Cedar Hill in Central Park June 22, 2017.

A Manhattan Oasis

A Manhattan Oasis

The Ramble of Central Park in the heart of a hectic city this morning June 26, 2017.

Hi……..

Hi......

A little raccoon I encountered this morning May 12, 2017 at Glen Span in Central Park.

At The Watering Hole

At The Watering hole

Pigeons waiting patiently for their daily drink at their favorite watering hole in Central Park.

A Renovated Ravine

A Renovated Ravine

The recently reopened renovated Ravine in the North Woods of Central Park

The Magnificence of Trees

The Magnificence of Trees

Central Park has many magnificent trees, and this Bald Cypress (Taxodium distichum) at Cedar Hill is one of my favorites.

Orchids Galore

The Orchid show at the New York Botanical Garden.

The New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York

Casa Azul

Flowering plant against the blue wall of Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition of her garden.

Flowering plant against the blue wall of Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition of her garden.


Olympus TG-4

Frida’s Colors

Flowering plant against blue wall of Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition of her garden.

Flowering plant against the blue wall of Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition of her garden.


Olympus E-M 5 with the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens

From Frida’s Garden

Tiny succulent flower from the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden

Tiny succulent flower from the Frida Kahlo exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden


Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens

Frida’s Blue Wall

Flowering plant against blue wall of Frida Kahlo's Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition of her garden.

Flowering plant against blue wall of Frida Kahlo’s Casa Azul at the New York Botanical Garden exhibition of her garden.


Olympus E-M5 with an m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens

Lotus Glow

Lotus flower at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx

Lotus flower at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx

Canon S100

On a Forest Path

On a Forest Path

Canon S100 processed with Silver Efex Pro2

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A Scraggly Silhouette

Silhouetted tree in Central Park, New York City.

Silhouetted tree in Central Park, New York City.


Ricoh GR

A Rare Encounter

A Praying Mantis I ran into during a walk in Fort Tryon Park yesterday.

A Praying Mantis I ran into during a walk in Fort Tryon Park yesterday.


Canon S100

Reaching for Nectar

Seen at the North Meadow in Central Park, New York City.

Seen at the North Meadow in Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 100-300mm lens.

Refueling

A Swallowtail Butterfly refuels in Central Park for its continuing migration.

A Swallowtail Butterfly refuels in Central Park for its continuing migration.


Olympus OM-D with a Lumix 100-300mm lens.

For my Wife…

....on our Wedding Anniversary. taken at Shakespeare Garden in Central Park

….on our Wedding Anniversary.
taken at Shakespeare Garden in Central Park


Olympus OM-D and the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

A bug with coördinated colors

Milkweed bug on a butterfly weed (Ascleppias tuberosa) in the native plant garden at the New York Botanic Garden.

Milkweed bug on a butterfly weed (Ascleppias tuberosa) in the native plant garden at the New York Botanic Garden.


Olympus OM-D and the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

A Mystery Bug

Rhododenron leafhopper, Scarlet and Green Leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi)  at the New York Botanical Garden

Rhododenron leafhopper, Scarlet and Green Leafhopper (Graphocephala fennahi) at the New York Botanical Garden


Olympus OM-D and the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

Busy on a butterfly weed

Insect on a butterfly weed (Ascleppias tuberosa) in the native plant garden at the New York Botanic Garden.

Insect on a butterfly weed (Ascleppias tuberosa) in the native plant garden at the New York Botanic Garden.


Olympus OM-D with the m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

A Rose……

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with an m.Zuiko 60mm f2.8 macro lens.

Tulips for a New King

Tulips near the Reservoir in Central Park

Tulips near the Reservoir in Central Park


Something Orange to celebrate the new Dutch King Willem Alexander.
Konica Auto 2S, Fuji Superia 400.

Our Star

Sun peeking throught the clouds and a silhouetted tree

Sun peeking throught the clouds and a silhouetted tree


Canon S100.

Trees and Skyscrapers

Tree and the midtown skyline At the Reservoir in Central Park

Tree and the midtown skyline At the Reservoir in Central Park


Canon S100 and processed with Silver Efex Pro2

Garden Reflections

Old Westbury Gardens, dating from 1906, is part of the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps; Westbury, NY.

Old Westbury Gardens, dating from 1906, is part of the former country estate of John S. Phipps and his wife Margarita Grace Phipps; Westbury, NY.


Canon S100.

Nature along the Harlem River

Skipper butterfly; Swindler Cove at the Harlem River, New York City.

Skipper butterfly; Swindler Cove at the Harlem River, New York City.


Olympus OM-D with a Lumix G Vario 12-35/f2.8 lens.

A Bit of Nature

Central Park, New York City.

Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens and processed with Silver Efex Pro2

A colorful interlude

A pink rose seen in Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.

A pink rose seen in Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.


I needed something colorful today…..
Canon S100, processed in color efex pro4 as Kodak portra 400.

Gone to Seed

Dandelion in Central Park, New York City.

Dandelion in Central Park, New York City.


Canon S100.

Portrait of a Blossom

Closeup of a Magnolia blossom in Central Park

Closeup of a Magnolia blossom in Central Park


I promise that my blossom phase will come to an end, but in the mean time I’m just having some fun with my vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f3.5 macro lens on the Panasonic G3.

Anatomy of a Blossom

Closeup of a pear blossom in Central Park

Closeup of a pear blossom in Central Park


Just having some fun with my vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f3.5 macro lens on the Panasonic G3

To all of you!!

Happy Valentine's

Happy Valentine’s


Olympus OM1 Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Fuji Superia 400

An Autumn Bokeh

Chrysanthemums in Central Park, New York City.

Chrysanthemums in Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage Canon FD 50mm f1.8 lens.

A Late Bloomer

The Zinnia was one of the few still out in Shakespeare Garden today in Central Park.

The Zinnia was one of the few still out in Shakespeare Garden today in Central Park.


Lumix G and a Leica 45mm f2.8 macro lens.

The Heart of a Flower

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with a vintage OM Zuiko 50mm f3.5 macro lens.

Anatomy of a Flower in Noir

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.

Shakespeare Garden, Central Park, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the Leica DG Macro-Elmarit 45mm f2.8 lens, converted and processed with Silver Efex Pro2

A Time for Tulips

Tulips in the NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.

Tulips in the NY Botanical Garden, Bronx, NY.


Canon G9.

A Spring Dog Walk

Tulips on the Upper East side of New York City

Tulips on the Upper East side of New York City


Canon G9.

Something Orange…..

Orange tulips in celebration to "Koninginnedag", a traditional celebration in the Netherlands of the Queen's Birthday on April 30th.  Carl Schurz Park, New York City.

Orange tulips in celebration to “Koninginnedag”, a traditional celebration in the Netherlands of the Queen’s Birthday on April 30th. Carl Schurz Park, New York City.


Konica Auto S2 rangefinder from 1965 with a Hexanon 45mm f1.8 lens. Taken on Fuji Superia 400 film.

Touched by Spring

Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York City.

Conservatory Garden, Central Park, New York City.


Olympus Pen E-p2 and the Lumix 45mm f2.8 macro lens.

Tulips on a Grid

Red Tulips

Red Tulips


During a recent visit to Fort Tryon Park in upper Manhattan, I saw these perfect tulips in the bright sun, but they were behind a wire fence. However, with a 200mm (400mm equivalent) and f5.6 you can make the fence disappear and create a nice pattern. The fence was actually in front of the tulips, but the grid seems to appear in back.

Taken with my Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix G. Vario 1:4-5.6/45-200 lens.

The White Tulip

White tulip

White tulip


Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix G. Vario 1:4-5.6/45-200 lens.

The Heart of a Magnolia

Magnolia blossoms at the Conservatory Garden

Magnolia blossoms at the Conservatory Garden


Olympus E-p2 with a vintage Zuiko OM 50mm f3.5 Macro lens.