Early morning wakeup in a few hours to drive 3.5 hrs back to San Jose (CR) to catch a flight back to the States. Costa Rica was AMAZING! Even dealing with the earthquake tonight and the scorpion we just found in the bathroom couldn’t ruin it (I decided to let it live and took it outside)
Here is the little critter:
And his buddy the Grasshopper who was in our friend’s room next door…
Talk about difficult shooting… Taking photos today at the hummingbird preserve in Monte Verde was one of the most challenging sessions ever! I shot upwards of 150 photos and only have a handful that I will end up actually posting.
These little guys were sooo erratic and spastic it was ridiculous. I literally had to guesstimate subject location, focus, lighting (cloud forest light is the most dynamic I have ever worked with) and bird movement, while swatting away bees (from the plentiful nectar flowing from all the feeders) and constantly cleaning my lens from the intermittent drizzling….. But, I did get this beautiful bird in flight!
Feel free to use this Facebok Cover Photo if you like!
Thanks for visiting! Back to the USA in a few hours!Pin It