Costa Rica

Resplendent QuetzalAt first light in Monteverde, Costa Rica, two “early birds”, of which I was one, were rewarded with the initial sighting of the Resplendent Quetzal.

I photographed this gorgeous bird with my Canon 1D MkIV, 300mm f/2.8, with a Better Beamer fill flash at 1000 ISO, and felt fortunate to get this image of the bird which I am told is hard to find in this particular area of the country.

Other images from this 9 day trip to various parts of the country can be found on my website: