Dominican Brother From Another Mother

hispaniolan woodpecker

Hispaniolan Woodpecker

f/5.6, 1/125, ISO 900.

Caught this pecker, pecking away, pecking so hard that the palm tree kept swaying. Don’t peck so hard my little friend because you may go limp at the end.

I came across Hispaniolan Woodpecker in Dominican Republic, its very similar to Red-Bellied Woodpecker of my very first post.

 

Red-bellied Woodpecker

Red-Bellied Woodpecker

F/8.0, 1/1000, ISO 800.

 

Interesting Fact: Their habitat, which is restricted to Haiti and the Dominican Republic, extends from the coasts, over the deserts to the mountains of the island.  ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hispaniolan_woodpecker )

Fall “O” Me Through This Season !

butterfly

F/6.3, 1/125, ISO 400.

 

I am not ready for the summer to end, but since this butterfly is not giving up on the season changing, I shall do the same.

Interesting Fact: One of the visible signs of fall is the changing color of the leaves. This happens because photosynthesis stops during this period so leaves do not stay green.  ( http://www.parkrideflyusa.com/blog/2012/09/21/12-fun-facts-about-fall/ )

Ehh, What’s Up Duck?

Mallard Duck

F/5.6, 1/500, ISO 200.

I was really hoping for this duck to make a duckface. 🙂

Interesting Fact:  Ducks have webbed feet, which they use for paddling beneath the water. Their feet have no nerves or blood vessels, which mean that they won’t feel chill from swimming in icy water. ( https://americanexpedition.us/mallard-duck-information-facts-photos-and-artwork )

Never Forget

9/11

F/11.0, 30, ISO 100.

This is a photo that I took last year while visiting a memorial for 9/11 downtown Jersey City. Words do not do it justice. Today lets all stand together and pay tribute to the ones we lost. You will not be forgotten- instead you will live in our hearts forever.

Interesting Fact:   The Tribute in Light is an art installation of 88 searchlights placed next to the site of the World Trade Center to create two vertical columns of light in remembrance of the September 11 attacks. It is produced annually by The Municipal Art Society of New York. ( http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tribute_in_Light )

And We Dance All Day To The Best Song Ever !

Dancing

F/19.0, 1/10, ISO100.

Central park in NYC is an amazing place and you can always find something going on. This time we stumbled upon senior dancers who seemed to have so much fun and so much energy.  Hats off to them!  They can easily out dance me in a battle dancing competition.

Interesting Fact: First archeological proof of dance comes from the 9 thousand year old cave paintings in India.  ( http://www.dancefacts.net/ )

The Sun Don’t Shine Forever, But As Long As It’s Here Then We Might As Well Shine Together

sunflower sunset

F/9.0, 1/320, ISO 100, Flash.

Maybe this sunflower lost all its pedals, but the sun in this photo made it in to the real sun flower.

Interesting Fact: A well-known sunflower characteristic is that the flowering heads track the sun’s movement, a phenomenon known as heliotropism. ( http://www.amazingandweird.com/facts/26-interesting-facts-sunflower-never-knew/ )