Daily Archives: December 11, 2019

White-crowned Parrot

We only saw a few of the 17 species of parrots and parakeets that live in Costa Rica on our Point and Shoot Nature Photography Adventure. This is the White-crowned Parrot, common in the Central Valley in the foothills around San Jose. At dawn they generally fly over the hotel where we spend our first night in Costa Rica, and often settle for a moment in the top of tall trees just off the hotel grounds. They are, parrot like, very noisy in flight and you can often hear them coming before you see them. The tree they favor is not close, but using Clear Image Zoom to extend the Sony Rx10iv’s range out to 1200mm equivalent, it is possible to get a decent shot. The colors are intense in the fresh morning sun. This is program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.