I'd always heard that Costa Rica was a wonderful place to visit - and everyone was right. We saw so much, and yet we saw so little. Great people proud of their Country. I'd never done much in the way of bird photography, let alone rain forest photography (lessons learned and thoughts on the experience will be a future blog post).
We had a fantastic guide for our group whose knowledge and enthusiasm for his Country and the birds was infectious. I have a new interest and perspective in bird photography as a result of this trip.
As many of these images are crops from full zoom images, they're not going to make huge prints. I envision these images in small prints in a group on a wall - hence, they've all be cropped to square format.
With the exception of a few images from an iPhone 7+ (identified with a *), all images used a Tamron 18-400mm zoom. I purchased mine from Powell Camera
after extensive research and deliberation (the lens and the process will be the subject of another blog post).
Identifying the birds and captioning the images took a while. I used the following resources to assist: Bird Guide provided for our great excursion on the Tarcoles River by Jungle Crocodile Safari, Costa Rica Birding Tours
, All About Birds
, and Audobon
. Where I wasn't sure about the identification, there's a question mark in the caption. Comments and corrections welcome.
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