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Pura Vida

Posted by
Stephen (Canberra, Australia) on 12 October 2011 in Lifestyle & Culture and Portfolio.

Well, spring is in the air in our part of the world - and no better way to celebrate than with some Latin rhythms! Here you see a shot of Aline Calixto - a dance and samba artist from Brazil. Aline was on tour as part of the Pura Vida Latin music festival.

Next up, we revive the 2 Tone ska sound with a band from Venezuela!

NIKON D5000 1/160 second F/2.8 ISO 3200 90 mm

Sterre from Vianen, Netherlands

Great capture from this artist she sing with enthusiasm.

12 Oct 2011 6:53am

Nigel from Avening, United Kingdom

Lovely shot

12 Oct 2011 7:10am

Sarito from Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Lovely shot..

12 Oct 2011 7:19am

jpla from St Barthélémy d, France

Joli portrait ! Je te souhaite une agréable journée

12 Oct 2011 7:29am

CElliottUK from Reading, United Kingdom

I'm shakin' my hips and tappin' my feet imagining the music(Not a pretty sight-Oh shit, I've just put my back out.....)

12 Oct 2011 7:39am

Curly from South Shields, United Kingdom

Lively shot, she looks a little like Gloria Estefan. Did she sound the same?

12 Oct 2011 8:00am

@Curly: Thanks, Curly. Yes, she sounded pretty much in that style.

PRASHANT from Mumbai, India

Beautiful lady....great light...wonderful moment.

12 Oct 2011 8:50am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Seasonally there's just no need to rub it in :) A delectable dark eyed woman portrait

12 Oct 2011 9:26am

Z from Shanghai, China

oh great portrait!! It is really a celebrating atmosphere!

12 Oct 2011 9:34am

Mariana M. from Waterloo, Canada

beautiful portrait; light and colors are super

12 Oct 2011 10:14am

Heinz from Hamm, Germany

da kommt Stimmung auf.
Gutes Portrait von dieser jungen Dame.

12 Oct 2011 10:32am

Florence from Paris, France

Shining face ! She simply radiates.

12 Oct 2011 10:33am

Scene by Sharon Photography from Kingston, Ontario, Canada

you have captured some lovely emotion in this image - I really like it :)

12 Oct 2011 10:34am

tataray from france, France

Excellent portrait du bonheur !...)

12 Oct 2011 10:34am

k@ from Paris, France

Such a generous wife, one can see her passion & her pleasure to share, a luminous presence - and portrait ! And thanks for your words too, Stephen.

12 Oct 2011 10:44am


well done***

12 Oct 2011 10:52am

peter.K from blue mountains, Australia

very nice...

12 Oct 2011 11:29am

Annierita & Annisabelle from New Delhi & Belle Ile, India

Full of life and wonderful light. Annierita

12 Oct 2011 11:39am

Stefanie from Paris, France

Very nice portrait!!!

12 Oct 2011 11:40am

Laurette from Johannesburg - Fourways, South Africa

A wonderful capture of this beautiful artist. Fabulous light and marvelous colours. Beautifuly captured and presented.

12 Oct 2011 12:11pm

Jason Politte from Conway, AR, United States

You've captured here spirit perfectly here Stephen. Excellent shot and I love the light - well done!

12 Oct 2011 1:16pm

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

wonderful shot
well done indeed

12 Oct 2011 1:31pm

Craig from Vacaville, California, United States

Now this is a good portrait! I can almost hear her belting out the tones!

12 Oct 2011 2:05pm

Thierry Pouleur from anseremme, Belgium

très joli portrait, bonne soirée

12 Oct 2011 2:55pm

Jules from Drayton, United Kingdom

Lovely light and moment

12 Oct 2011 3:01pm

yiannis krikis from thessaloniki, Greece

excellent lighting, light balance and expression

12 Oct 2011 3:55pm

DowsherVision from PARIS, France

Magnifique portrait !

12 Oct 2011 4:30pm

Kat from Lorraine, France

Voici un excellent portrait, la lumière est très belle !

12 Oct 2011 5:11pm

Rick from Toronto, Canada

The light is exquisite on her face. I always enjoy your live performance images.

12 Oct 2011 6:59pm

philippe from moselle, France


12 Oct 2011 7:12pm

franz from Baden, Austria

terrific stage capture .. perfect light and dof, and conveying the right feelings, too ...

12 Oct 2011 7:25pm

kiwisa from North Shore, New Zealand

Fabulous capture - the lighting, the mood ----all perfect.

12 Oct 2011 7:54pm

Steven from Chicagoland, United States

Beautiful animated capture of this singer! I love the lighting, colors and the dark backgrounds that really provide nice highlights for the face, hair and hands.

12 Oct 2011 8:23pm

RBL from Oxford, United States

Great performance capture and timing...love it!

12 Oct 2011 9:22pm

João from Portugal

Nice! Performance pictures are great and you captured a lovely expression.

12 Oct 2011 9:56pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States

fantastic capture

12 Oct 2011 10:10pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

A beautiful portrait of this lovely song bird of Spring.

12 Oct 2011 11:36pm

Dokmateo from Madrid, Spain

A great capture..on her momentum!!! Nice portrait!

13 Oct 2011 12:12am

Sam from Chennai, India

Wow. What a lovely shot. She is beautiful. And a great performance and wonderful mood here. Love it, Stephen. :)

13 Oct 2011 2:58am

myky from Ontario, Canada

Such a beautiful expression! Great capture.

13 Oct 2011 3:47am

Bettina from Los Angeles, United States

That is absolutely excellent. A perfect shot in composition and moment and the light is fabulous.

13 Oct 2011 4:11am

Sam from Chennai, India

And I love the lighting and beautiful composition here. :)

13 Oct 2011 7:33am

Don Levesque from Saint John, Canada

Beautiful capture of this lovely artist.

13 Oct 2011 12:33pm

Emanuel Högberg from Borås, Sweden

excellent portrait! very well done

16 Oct 2011 12:02pm

Nitin from Shanghai, China

Compelling portrait - strong - powerful - loud and magnificent. Great shot Stephen - this is a truly superb shot. Great timing and mood.

16 Oct 2011 12:05pm

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

You can feel her joy and passion for here music! An excellent portrait of this performer Stephen! Bravo! ;-)

17 Oct 2011 2:28pm

Anne from 新加坡, Singapore

Simply perfect !! I can hear her sing definitely! Superb 5*

18 Oct 2011 5:18am

ORBIT from Kerman, Iran

I LOVE IT :D ***** :)

18 Oct 2011 6:59am

1/160 second
ISO 3200
90 mm