“Life is like the ocean. Waves will try to knock you down and push you back to where you started but once you fight through them, the entire ocean is yours.”
“To take photographs,” Cartier-Bresson once said, “is to hold one’s breath when all faculties converge in the face of fleeing reality. It is at that moment that mastering an image becomes a great physical and intellectual joy.”
I captured these Collared Kingfisher (Todiramphus chloris) inside the banana plantation of the vast Hijo Estate which is also home to the posh and private Lanikai Resort in Tagum City, just an hour away from my city of Davao.
“Pain is a pesky part of being human, I’ve learned it feels like a stab wound to the heart, something I wish we could all do without, in our lives here. Pain is a sudden hurt that can’t be escaped. But then I have also learned that because of pain, I can feel the beauty, tenderness, and freedom of healing. Pain feels like a fast stab wound to the heart. But then healing feels like the wind against your face when you are spreading your wings and flying through the air! We may not have wings growing out of our backs, but healing is the closest thing that will give us that wind against our faces.” ~ C. JoyBell C. For friends who are in the healing process at this moment, hurting from betrayal, complications of love, and shattered trust… fly free. Go and find your wings. Let the wind take you to places where you can heal, feel it fan your faces once more, and not be bogged down by your miserable burden. A …
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings”. — Sir James Matthew Barrie Captured these two Brahminy Kites soaring around each other in the highlands of Sta. Maria, Davao del Sur. These raptors are very fascinating to watch (if you don’t mind your stiff neck afterwards). Read my article, The Hidden Wonders of Sta. Maria, to know more about the location This is the Brahminy Kite in the Philippine Eagle Foundation and Philippine Eagle Center center up in Malagos, Baguio District in Davao.
“God loved the birds and invented trees. Man loved the birds and invented cages”. ~Jacques Deval My friend’s daugher Kat, on her 18th birthday, with a photoshoot in Jack’s Ridge Resort Photography, Jojie Alcantara
“The reason birds can fly and we can’t is simply that they have perfect faith, for to have faith is to have wings.” ~ James Matthew Barrie