If you ever get a chance to go to your local botanical garden, I highly recommend it. It's a wonderful way to spend a day (especially in the spring). Aside from the flowers, there is also plenty of wildlife to look at (and shoot*).
At the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, you can visit the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. Aside from the impressive looking Japanese structure in the middle of the pond (I have no idea what it is called), there are koi in the water and ducks on the pond. Here's one that I caught on film.
As always, comments, critiques and criticisms are welcome and encouraged.
Sunflower Arrangement (discussion of lens apertures and depth of field)
Empire (basic discussion of lenses)
Statue of Liberty
Trinity Church, September 11, 2008
* No, not with a gun! With a camera. :)