Daily Archives: December 31, 2019

Slaty-tailed Trogon

While some of the Point and Shoot Nature Photography group enjoyed the Chocolate Tour near Selva Verde Lodge in Costa Rica, a few of us went back to the entrance road to La Selva Biological Research Station to see what the afternoon would bring. Our first visit had been early morning in the rain, and the half mile or so of road through second growth rainforest can be one of the best and most productive birding sites in the world. Our guide, Edwin was convinced we had only scratched the surface. And the birding was indeed good. This Slaty-tailed Trogon greeted us only moments after we got out of the van, and we had 6 different woodcreepers, two woodpeckers, a jacamar, and an antshrike before we got back in the van to pick up our compatriots from the Chocolate Tour. Though it was afternoon, the light under the canopy is always difficult. Sony Rx10iv at 1200mm equivalent (2x Clear Image Zoom). Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.