Daily Archives: October 31, 2017

Coppery-headed Emerald

Coppery-headed Emerald Hummingbird, La Paz Waterfalls Gardens, Costa Rica

As I have mentioned before, after birding the grounds of the Bougainvillea Hotel outside San Jose, we traveled up onto the rim the central highlands of Costa Rica to visit La Paz Waterfall Gardens. The highlight (besides the waterfalls) is the hummingbird garden with several feeders and lots of natural perches. This Coppery-headed Emerald is one of endemic speices of Costa Rica. It is quite small, even by hummingbird standards. We had good light for showing color on the hummingbirds, though not quite enough light to make us happy as photographers (the case for most of our visit to Costa Rica in the rainy season). Sony Rx10iii at 600mm equivalent. Program mode. 1/250th @ f4 @ ISO 500. Processed in Polarr.