If you've been following my blog, you probably know that my little one, Alejandro is a Tae Kwon Do Student. Recently he advanced to Green Belt and he's a year and a half away from his Black Belt. I'm a really proud Dad, enjoy!!!
Today we feature a true Tae Kwon Do warrior, Miss. Roberta Berríos. She's a 3rd Degree Black Belt with the Global Tae Kwon Do Federation. Enjoy!!!
A True Warrior
Today's picture features one of my neighbor's daughter, Aliyah. She was kind enough to pose for my lens and we had a lot of fun during the photoshoot. Enjoy!!!
This has been a tradition every time my son Alejandro moves up the ranks in his Tae Kwon Do Academy. As part of the celebration his instructor poses for the "you made it" kiss. Congratulations my little Champ!!!
Green Belt Kiss!
Puerto Rican Singer Kanny García singing at Festival de las Flores in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. I had a wonderful opportunity to photograph her during this performance. Enjoy!!!
Yellow Warbler curious and exploring my presence. For this one I was walking around the forest and this one was really exploring my presence. He stopped and even posed for a couple of pics. Enjoy!!!
Who Are You?
"I had never before thought of how awful the relationship must be between the musician and his instrument. He has to fill it, this instrument, with the breath of life, his own. He has to make it do what he wants it to do. And a piano is just a piano. It’s made out of so much wood and wires and little hammers and big ones, and ivory. While there’s only so much you can do with it, the only way to find this out is to try; to try and make it do everything.” – James Baldwin
Black and White
Today's photo is about a small boat tied up and secured inside the safety of a small bay in Cabo Rojo. This boat is named Shakira, similar to the famous singer. It was a sunny and really calm day. It really makes a call moody shot. Enjoy!!!
Shakira in the Bay
My and my Dad during Father's Day 2015 Edition. Happy Father's Day to all. Enjoy!!!
Father's Day With My Dad
Puerto Rican Fly Catcher looking away from the lens. Enjoy!!!
The Antillean nighthawk is a nightjar. The adults are dark with brown, grey and white patterning on the upperparts and breast; the long wings are black and show a white bar in flight.
The biology of the Antillean Nighthawk is essentially unknown, including where the species spends the winter, most aspects of reproduction, and much of its behavior. Enjoy!!!
Yellow Warbler perched and ready to fly away not before I can snap a few shots. Enjoy!!!
Canario de Mangle
That seems to be saying this Puerto Rican Woodpecker to me. As I was walking around the Aguirre Forest, I came across this male who was busy doing his thing. Upon seeing me, he stopped and posed for my lens. Enjoy!!!
Ok, Take my Picture Now
A flower cannot blossom without sunshine, and man cannot live without love.---Max Muller
Beauty is all around us...Enjoy!!!
I'm always looking around for subject to photograph. On this occasion I was birding on private land and there were lots of this flowers, so I went ahead and without thinking about composition I fired away and managed to capture this shot. Hope you like it...enjoy!!!
Just a Yellow Flower
Captured this Monk Parakeet looking back at me trying to figure out what I was doing. Got a really nice ray of light hitting the left side of his body making his blue feathers stand out a little bit. Enjoy!!!
Here's a Brown Pelican hovering over the visitors at La Guancha Boardwalk in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Here all the visitors can buy sardines from local fishermen and feed the different birds including the pelicans. As you can see, they will get really close to get their "catch of the day". Enjoy!!!
Warblers in general are really fast and difficult to photograph, but this was not the case this day. This Adelaide's Warbler was kind enough to sit still for a few extra seconds and I was lucky enough to capture this shot while hand holding my camera. Enjoy!!!
This one is from my hometown in Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico. I was early waiting for the sunrise and for a good shot. That morning the sky gave me a pleasant surprise as it was really colorful and full of beauty. Enjoy!!!
Another Day Begins
Puerto Rican Tody looking straight to the camera. Enjoy!!!
Beautiful shot of a flower against a black backdrop. It creates a super high contrast image that accents the natural awesomeness of the flower. Enjoy!!!
Beauty In Black
While walking through a forest in Puerto rico one almost certainly would hear the loud trilling outburst of an Adelaide’s Warbler (Dendroica adelaidae). The local name for this species, reinita mariposera, means “butterfly-eating warbler” or "butterfly-hunting warbler", presumably due to their appetite for caterpillars (reinita, or “little queen”, is the general term for warblers). At times, they appear to be perpetually in motion, actively searching twigs and leaves for arthropods, or squabbling with their neighbors. They are not shy of humans, and their striking colors and frequently repeated sweet song make them relatively easy to locate. Enjoy!!!
Sometimes I wish I was here...beautiful scenery and a nostalgic antique touch. Enjoy!!!
Nice Place To Be At
Caracolus caracolla is a fairly large tree snail. Its symmetrical, circular patterned shell can measure from 3 to 4 inches (7 to 10 centimeters) in diameter. Like most snails, C. caracolla has two pairs of tentacles on its head. The longer pair is for the eyes, while the shorter pair is used for smelling and feeling. Enjoy!!!