Daily Archives: January 21, 2020

Streaming in the wind: Resplendent Quetzal

Another shot from our “chance” encounter with a Resplendent Quetzal in San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica. “Chance” in the sense that we were not looking for Quetzals when we saw it…not chance at all, of course, in the sense that Edwin, our guide, was always looking for Quetzals in the cloud forest of the Savegre River valley. Those long, streaming tail coverts are shown to good advantage here, and you can even see the real tail peaking out from behind. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications, plus Multi-frame Noise Reduction. Processed in Polarr and Apple Photos.