I realized today that I never posted my Purple Crested Hummingbird photographs from our summer Costa Rica trip. These images alone helped me justify the purchase of that new 70-300 L series lens. Suddenly I thought, “that lens is worth every single penny!” These? Are my absolute most favorite hummingbirds ever! (They were also kind enough to pose long enough to capture these images. Hummingbirds are fast! You can feel their wings pushing the air when they fly by you, you can hear how fast those wings are beating! Simply incredible creatures.
(Two images) Our last night in Costa Rica, we stayed way up in the mountains, and we feasted at this restaurant overlooking the twinkling lights of San Jose. The top image, although technically out of focus, was my attempt to create an “artsy fartsy” shot of the lights, which looks like twinkling bokeh to me. The bottom image shows the twinkle of the city. Pura Vida!
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Why yes, I do seem to have a collection of photographs of various hummingbirds, eh? Hummingbirds are as common in Costa Rica as dragonflies in Florida, but seeing these speedy creatures here at home are a rare occasion. So I focused (literally!) on those hovering hummingbirds whenever I could. Which was quite a lot. 😉
My favorite adventure in Costa Rica was our trip along the Cano Negro (Black River), which was at the very top of Costa Rica; we were about seven miles from Nicaragua. We saw so much wildlife along the river, which was quite an adventure!
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