Behind The Scenes - Costa Rica Bird Photography Adventures

in #photography5 years ago (edited)

Hello Everyone! I hope you had a great weekend!
Those of you who follow me know that I’m originally from Costa Rica but I live in Canada. Funny enough my Nature Photography journey started in 2014 after I moved here. I have had the chance to visit Costa Rica a couple of times in the last few months, and every time I travel I try to dedicate some time to my photography. Today I wanted to share a few behind the scenes pictures and one video of my adventures.

This video was taken in Sarapiquí by my friend “Cope” who is also a guide in the area. You have no idea how many mosquitoes were out there eating us alive! The birds we were observing were Spectacled Owls. I captured both video and images that I will share in the future. For now I have included a preview ;-)

Sarapiquí - Spectacled Owls

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The other place I visited was Tárcoles, close to Carara National Park. I went on a boat tour on the Tárcoles River and also did a field trip to Carara. This is a preview of one the images I captured; an Orange-collared Manakin which I think is an amazing bird. It was hard to find but worth the trip!

Carara National Park - Orange-collared Manakin

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And finally on my latest trip I was able to visit Boca Tapada in San Carlos. It was the first time I went there and the trip was awesome. One of the coolest things I did was photographing King Vultures. I did this behind a blind where you have to be in complete silence. It was a great experience and this week I will share an image of a King Vulture that I have released as a fine art print on my website so stay tuned!

Boca Tapada - King Vultures


The other two places I visited were Pérez Zeledón and San Gerardo de Dota where I saw Quetzals. You can read more details about my trip to San Gerardo de Dota and the Quetzal image I released as a fine art print here.

In conclusion, these last trips were pretty good and I had a lot of fun. It’s always good to be out in Nature and capture some good wildlife images. Between all these trips I saw over 100 different species!!! :o This means I have a huge backlog and many images to share with you as well as videos.

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Awesome work @moaphotography! Those birds are unbelievable!!! Great shots as always and thanks for sharing!

Thanks @cpol! Glad you liked them. I will post the final images soon. ;-)

awesome pics! Nature is a masterpiece of beauty. We could do without the mosquitos, though! I know on different fishing trips they can be a real nuicance!

Thanks for your comment @skiponline! They are annoying but oh well! In the video you can see how I'm gently trying to get them away from my arms lol!

looks like you're in war with the owls in the picture behind the net xD. Great post my friend, It's very interesting to see the pictures being edited

Hahaha! I guess you meant the vultures ;-) Well that's a good point, you are kind of hiding and "shooting" with you camera and long lens through those holes. Thanks!

hey I love your work and you featuring in my last episode of fun facts

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