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Sunday evening in Central Park.
Octavia on Monday evening.
Octavia, late Monday evening on 965 Fifth Avenue.
Octavia just before going to sleep on Monday evening.
Young robins keeping cool in a puddle near Fifth Avenue, Sunday afternoon.
If you enjoyed the above pictures of the robins and sparrows etc., you should know that they were apparently all taken illegally.
I used a 'tripod' to take all of today's pictures and that is illegal to do without a permit, according to the NYC Parks Enforcement and the Central Park Precinct.
These five NYC Parks and Recreation officers all agreed that I was afoul of the law by using a tripod without a permit on Sunday afternoon.
The Parks Enforcement officers had the strong support of the Central Park Precinct officers.
This tripod earned me a Summons to appear in Criminal Court on October 14th.
Since about 98% of all my photographs are taken with a tripod in Central Park I guess you've all been indulging in an illegal activity by watching them. I hope you can find some way to redeem yourselves.
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I only had the support of this young lady, along with many of the birds bathing in the cool puddles near me--and that is the best kind of support I can expect and the only kind that I care for to tell you the truth. She sat on my knee and gave me a gentle touch on my finger afterward and I felt like all was well in the Universe.
It has been several years since I got harassed by Central Park's law enforcement for my tripod or for 'pointing my lens at a building'--which they insist is illegal since September 11, 2001.
It has been several years since I got questioned for being a suspicious person under the counter-terrorism act also, and years since I've been arrested--maybe because I haven't picked up a dead hawk recently.
Now that they're after me again, I guess I must be doing something right.