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I photographed this female on the Arenal Observatory Lodge grounds. The lodge puts out fresh fruit at feeders each morning which attracts a number of stunning birds.

This male of this species is apparently even more attractive than this beautiful female. Unfortunately we never saw a male.

Canon EOS 7D + Canon 500mm F4 + 1.4 teleconverter on Tripod
ExposureTime – 1/200 seconds
FNumber – 6.30
ExposureProgram – Manual control
ISOSpeedRatings – 250
Flash – Flash fired, Compulsory flash mode
FocalLength – 700 mm

I am a biologist by training and consider myself a seriously addicted semi-professional nature photographer. This addiction is currently partially controlled by me still having a full-time job. All bets will be off when I can retire in a few years

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  • Gary Fairhead
    Gary Fairheadabout 3 years ago

    Killer image here Stephen..sweet!

  • Thanks Gary. It was easy with such a beautiful sunject.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Ted Busby
    Ted Busbyabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful image Stephen..

  • Thanks a lot Ted!

    – Stephen Stephen

  • ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђєℓℓσ
    ✿✿ Bonita ✿✿ ђ...about 3 years ago

    ☻/ღ˚ •。* ♥ ˚ ˚✰˚ ˛★* 。 ღ˛° 。* °♥ ˚ • ★ ˚ .ღ 。
    ˛˚ღ •˚ ˚…just sprinkling a little Love on your page. ~♥~˚ ✰* ★
    / \ ˚. ★ ˛ ˚♥ ✰。˚ ˚ღ。* ˛˚ ♥ 。✰˚* ˚ ★ღWonderful capture Nice clarity and detail nice focus and framing Wonderful colour Nicely done and presented hugs.

  • Thank you so much for the kind words.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 3 years ago

    Pretty bird . . . beautiful capture!!

  • Thank you Lorilee.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBabout 3 years ago

    February 5, 2012

  • Teresa thank you very much for the feature!

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Deborah  Benoit
    Deborah Benoitabout 3 years ago

    Gorgeous Stephen!!

  • Deborah thank you for commenting.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • jamesmcdonald
    jamesmcdonaldabout 3 years ago

    LOvely lass for sure!

  • Thanks she is indeed. I just wish that I had even caught a glimpse of her partner.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Julie  White
    Julie Whiteabout 3 years ago

    Just superb.

  • Thank you for commenting Julie.

    – Stephen Stephen

  • Wayne Wood
    Wayne Woodabout 3 years ago

    Congratulations on having your image featured in the group “The Birds”.

  • Val Saxby
    Val Saxbyabout 3 years ago

  • Val thank you very much for the feature.

    – Stephen Stephen

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