Author Archives: Roberto Aloi

About Roberto Aloi

Photographer and music composer living in South Florida, USA. My interest in photography was initially spurred by my love of nature and the pleasure I received photographing South Florida's wetland areas. Years later what began as a hobby has become a healthy obsession. How else would you describe someone who gets up at 5:00am and races to a destination in an effort to exploit the sun when it finally makes an appearance? I haven't found a source of light that matches the beauty it helps to generate; not my flash units or my studio strobes. I enjoy capturing a variety of subjects and use both digital and film SLR cameras depending on the result I desire. Please visits my website at to view more photos

Tropical Orbweaver

Tropical Orbweaver by Roberto_Aloi
Tropical Orbweaver, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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I have run across these spiders in the past, but failed to identify them. I think I finally figured it out. I wanted to show how small it was. Notice a section of my thumbnail in the shot.

Arthur R Marshall Wildlife Refuge

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Nature is so powerful, so strong. Capturing its essence is not easy – your work becomes a dance with light and the weather. It takes you to a place within yourself. – Annie Leibovitz


Halictidae by Roberto_Aloi
Halictidae, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Photographed at Okeechobee this morning.

Nature’s Crystal Ball

Nature's Crystal Ball by Roberto_Aloi
Nature’s Crystal Ball, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Tiny lantana floret gently holding a water droplet which is reflecting the surrounding environment.

Arthur R Marshall Sunset – December 22, 2013

Arthur R Marshall BW by Roberto_Aloi
Arthur R Marshall BW, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

I love how the rays pour through the trees during golden hour. At this particular time the light hits the trees, scatters, and gives the photo an almost foggy aesthetic.

Vizcaya Italian Renaissance gardens

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Photo taken on 12/20/09

From wiki – Vizcaya, now named the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, is the former villa and estate of businessman James Deering, of the Deering McCormick-International Harvester fortune, on Biscayne Bay in the present day Coconut Grove neighborhood of Miami, Florida. The early 20th century Vizcaya estate also includes: extensive Italian Renaissance gardens; native woodland landscape; and a historic village outbuildings compound. The landscape and architecture were influenced by Veneto and Tuscan Italian Renaissance models and designed in the Mediterranean Revival architecture style, with Baroque elements. Paul Chalfin was the design director.

You can read more about this spectacular estate at:

Kapox Cradle

Kapox Cradle by Roberto_Aloi
Kapox Cradle, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

Ring for Delivery

Ring for Delivery by Roberto_Aloi
Ring for Delivery, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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If I could only have a backdrop that consisted of an old piece of solid wood. The island of Palm Beach in south Florida has a dizzying amount of architectural elements that are a photographer’s dream.

Erica Berger and I started our journey on the famed Worth avenue and didn’t have to venture far between shots to find interesting scenery to use.

The Time Machine

The Time Machine by Roberto_Aloi
The Time Machine, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Found this interesting poster in a store window. I wonder who the person in the background was? Did he realize his photo was taken and if so how many years later it would be seen and further distributed in other photos such as mine?

Make a Wish

Make a Wish by Roberto_Aloi
Make a Wish, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

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Model – Erica Lee Berger

From wikipedia – A wishing well is a term from European folklore to describe wells where it was thought that any spoken wish would be granted. The idea that a wish would be granted came from the idea that water housed deities or had been placed there as a gift from the gods, since water was a source of life and often a scarce commodity.


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