Climbing High into Xela Mountains ⛰ we finally reached the top and a beautiful voice was heard in the humid forest 🌳 The Ruddy-capped Nightingale Thrush popped up out the bush and showed off his beautiful colors. Shot taken at Fuentes Georginas Hot Springs in Xela, Guatemala 🇬🇹
Great Gray Owl
Taken January 1, 2018
Rocky View County, Alberta, Canada
This has been the theme of 2018 for me, been having a great time searching for these beauties! Photographing owls is generally not the hard part, finding them is the challenge. Luckily this one was perched out in the open on the hunt!
This has been an extremely tough photography trip for me during my visit to the highlands of Guatemala 🇬🇹 . I had a huge target list, however I had chose some tough birds. But on the last day I was able to photograph one of the most elusive birds in Guatemala... The Buffy Crowned Wood Partridge. Shot taken at Parque Ecológico Deportiva Cayála, Guatemala 🇬🇹
In this image of the Grey Junglefowl, i want to show only that fowl's "coke capes".
that is why i am focusing coke capes without fowl's head. And i got a decent details of "coke capes". There is no need to focus the fowl's whole part of the body. As a photographer, what we want to show through the frame,we have to be creative, like taking images with different composition. And another thing is,when you are too close your subject and have long tele lens, try to be creative and capture parts of the subject, not need to try and fit the whole body of the subject...👍👍👍👍thks
This is a really nice look at the reflective properties, in the feathers of a species like, the Talamanca Hummingbird. You can see how the male flex’s the muscles in his face and crown, and the colors of the feathers shift, I can’t say for certain, but I would imagine some of this so for territorial signaling displays, to females and males. You can see this male turned his head, than flashed his vibrant teal gorget, than his purple crest, it illuminated like a wave. The properties that create these displays are just incredible. @apple
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I was just amazed at the variation in the gorget and chest area, of the Fiery-throated Hummingbird, I’m more used to a singular color, maybe two, sometimes were talking three, but this Hummingbird, everything under the rainbow. The microstructure that are creating this wide diversity of color reflection is just amazing, incredible that the feathers next to each other can have such different structure, from deep purple, yellow, and blue, just a feather over, amazing evolutionary development. @audubonsociety
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In a week and change, I’ll be back in Costa Rica, working in one of my absolute favorite areas, Rara Avis/El Plastico, private reserves in the Caribbean mountain slopes in the north. It has amazing biodiversity, and you just never know what might show up, the reserves are located at very interesting intermediate elevations, where it’s not defined as lowland or highland, and you can pretty much expect anything to show up. The Hummingbird diversity is different every year, every time there is a different most common species, and species show up at different elevations. It’s an amazing example of our lack of knowledge of, why, how, and when Hummingbirds migrate in the tropics. I love slowly chipping away at some of these discoveries. @audubonsociety