Day 4 was the day to move to Bosque De Paz Lodge. It was a rainy day – just fine for a little rainforest landscape photography and for photographing birds from under the eaves of the lodge. Why travel to a rainforest if a little rain slows you down!
Day 5 at Bosque De Paz was all about hummingbirds. Using high-speed flash setups, I photographed what seemed like an endless flow of hummingbirds. I used my 70-200mm lens at setting which allowed little ambient light to impact the exposure, thus allowing the flash to be the primary light source and freeze the motion. What a spectacular day! I hope you enjoy these images.
On Day 6 we took a day-trip to Catarata Del Toro to photograph different species of hummingbirds. Again high-speed flash setups were used and the hummingbirds just kept flying into focus. My goal was to obtain high quality images of as many different species as possible and to get more than the birds with their beaks buried deep in the flowers. Because of the quick and erratic movement of the hummingbirds, focusing on the birds was virtually impossible for me. I pre-focused on the flower where I anticipated the birds to appear and didn’t even try to adjust the focus. Another wonderful day!
To see many more photos from this trip, go tohttp://dongettywildlifephotography.com/p981518727
For Part 1 of my photo journal from Costa Rica go tohttps://focusingonwildlife.com/news/costa-rica-photo-journal-by-don-getty-part-1-of-3/