Species: Slatey Flower-piercer | Location: Savegre, Costa Rica
On the last morning of the trip to Costa Rica with Nat Hab, I was wandering around the grounds of the hotel. My guide had pointed out a flower piercer two days earlier, but I hadn't gotten a good look at it. I watched and slowly followed, trying to get a good shot. Finally it landed and stayed in one place, long enough for me to get a shot of it actually piercing the flower.
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About The Photographer
I'm an avid traveler who is trying to see as many areas of the world as possible. My goal is to see these environments before they are significantly impacted by climate change. I was shooting Nikon, but switched to Canon in 2014. Macros of flowers and plants were my first SLR subjects, but once I purchased longer lenses I've added birds, mammals and pretty much anything that moves. After each trip I make presentations in the local community, to try to build awareness of these areas and the issues that they face. Hopefully this will encourage more people to contribute to the support of these fragile environments