Blue-grey Tanager

Blue-grey Tanager, Tranquilo Bay Lodge, Bocas del Toro, Panama

Okay, so whoever named the Blue-grey Tanager either 1) had never seen one close up, or 2) had NO imagination. To call this bird blue-grey is simply the worst case of understatement ever! Of course they are hard to see close up. They flit through the rain-forest well above eye-level, and never sit still for long. You can, however, get a good look at them from the deck around the lodge at Tranquilo Bay, or, even better, from the Canopy Observation Tower up on the hill. The tower provides a unique perspective as the birds feed at mid-level, so you are looking down from above. From that angle you can really appreciate the splendor of the blues, blue-greens, and blue-greys in this bird. All part of the service at Tranquilo Bay Lodge.

Nikon P900 at 2000mm equivalent field of view. 1/200th @ ISO 400 @ f6.5. Processed in Topaz Denoise and Lightroom on my Surface Pro 3 tablet.


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