Bonus bird: Long-billed Hermit

Long-billed Hermit Hummingbird: Rainforest Discovery Center, Pipeline Road, Panama, July 2022 — One afternoon, we visited the Rainforest Discovery Center, on Pipeline Road (near Canopy Tower) in Panama…mostly for the hummingbird feeders. There is nothing much I like better than spending a few hours watching hummingbirds coming to the feeders, and especially, perching in the foliage around the feeders. Except for a few chance encounters in the deep undergrowth of the rainforest, this is my only experience of a perched Long-billed Hermit. As you can see, this one kept returning to perch within sight, and I was able to get a few photo, despite the increasingly dim light under the canopy as the afternoon rains came in. Sony Rx10iv at 600mm equivalent. Program mode with my custom birds and wildlife modifications and multi-frame noise reduction. Processed in Pixelmator Photo and Apple Photos. Nominal exposure: ISO 3200 and 4000 @ f4 @ 1/500th. Plus .7 EV exposure compensation.

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