Species: Red-legged Honey-creeper, Male | Location: Casa Orquideas, Costa rica
I was on a trip in Central America and our first country was Costa Rica. We stopped at a botanical garden. I looked for a place where the birds were feeding and positioned myself so that I could get a clear shot of where the birds were landing before heading to the food. Unfortunately, this spot was in the shade, necessitating the use of a high ISO and a lower shutter speed than I would prefer. Luckily the birds usually stopped and looked before heading to the food. I've taken other pictures of this honey-creeper, but I've never been this close. I was really excited to get this shot and it's one of my favorites from that day.
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About The Photographer
I'm a world traveler who has been traveling the globe for the past 15 years, visiting places that are being most impacted by global warming. My initial photography interest was in macros of plants and flowers, but once I obtained a longer lens, I became an avid wildlife photographer. I enjoy visiting off-the-beaten-path places and capturing images of the flora and fauna. I also enjoy sharing these images and experiences with others through my web site and personal presentations.