A bonus shot for today. Hummingbird shower. This Talamanca Hummingbird was making the most of the rain at Miriam’s Quetzals in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.
Acorn Woodpecker in the rain. On our yearly Point and Shoot Nature Photography Adventure in Costa Rica, we always plan a stop at Miriam’s Quetzals, a small coffee shop and cafe, half way down the twisting mountain road from the Pan American Highway to the Savegre Mountain Hotel, in San Gerardo de Dota, It gets its name from a tree in the backyard which attracts Resplendent Quetzals when it is in fruit, but it is a great spot for a variety of cloud forest birds. You get great views from Miriam’s partially covered back deck. I was shooting from under an umbrella, juggling a cup of Miriam’s excellent coffee, and attempting to keep my camera dry. Still the birds are too good to miss. This bird, a female, was less than 6 feet away. Acorn Woodpeckers are pretty much limited to mixed oak forest, from west coast of the US south of the Canadian border, all the way down to Columbia in South America. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.