Downtown Sand Sculpture

Downtown Sand Sculpture by Roberto_Aloi
Downtown Sand Sculpture, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
This 35 foot high sand tree weighs approximately 400 tons and is one of many sand sculptures near downtown West Palm Beach this year. Removed some unsightly antennas from the buildings. This is not an HDR…


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

Started my morning at Okeeheelee park where I found an upside down tortoise I initially thought was dead. Flipped her over and tried photographing bees and it was as if I was blamed for the misfortune of the tortoise.

Every flying insect was dive bombing me. I have been sneaking around bees with ninja-like precision for quite some time, but today I had a target on my back.

Not bitten, but something was definitely pissing them off. Maybe it’s my new deodorant? Tired of doing sprints I’m off to mounts botanical garden…

Green Hoverfly – Mid-flight

Green Hoverfly by Roberto_Aloi
Green Hoverfly, a photo by Roberto_Aloi on Flickr.

Via Flickr:
Found this green hoverfly today. I am not entirely sure who was observing who. I stayed perfectly still other than maneuvering my camera and this fly seemed to follow me around; sometimes hovering only inches from my face.. I stayed with the subject for almost a half hour and I was gradually able to get closer and this is my best result. At this point I was only inches away as it hovered in the air. Subject moving, manually exposed, handheld…