Friday, February 20, 2009


I took this picture at the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens this past weekend. The fish is a koi, a type of carp domesticated in the Far East. The koi all congregate around the platform because people tend to feed them (despite the signs asking guests not to). So, they come to the surface and open their mouths, hoping for a morsel.

Canon XSi, 75-300mm lens at 205mm
f/5, 1/2000 sec.

As always, comments, criticisms and critiques are welcome and appreciated.

The Wolf

Previous Photos:
Panorama: Empire State
Borei M'Orei HaAish
Floral Macro: How Close Can You Get?
Shutter Speed & Light Trails on the Brooklyn Bridge
On The Wings of Gerber Daisies
Sometimes, an Out-of-Focus Shot Works Well Too
The Ghosts Of Grand Central
Third Night
Shooting From A Different Angle
Sunflower Arrangement (discussion of lens apertures and depth of field)
Empire (basic discussion of lenses)
Hovering Bee
Sunflower Macro
Statue of Liberty
Trinity Church, September 11, 2008
Manhattan Tulips


OTD said...

Really nice.

Steg (dos iz nit der šteg) said...

so is it a חיה or a בהמה?

Anonymous said...

Your photos are incredible. I first found your site while following the blogospheric discussion of religio/socio/political issues challenging the mainstream orthodox community.

But frankly, I think your photo postings have completely overshadowed your Jewish issue postings. I find them beautiful and inspiring. I hope you continue to post more along these lines. You have a real talent and an obvious passion.

nice work !!

Anonymous said...

Nice picture. That is one ugly fish.

BrooklynWolf said...


I was thinking about using that pun, but decided against it. :)


Thank you for the kind words. To be honest, I haven't posted much on Jewish topics in the last few weeks, so perhaps that's the reason. In any event, I hope to continue posting on both Jewish topics and putting up new pictures each week.

OfftheD and HonestlyFrum,

Thanks for the compliments. :)

The Wolf