Costa Rica Trip Report – Red-Legged Honeycreeper

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Red-legged Honeycreeper (Cyanerpes cyaneus) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.

Part 2/6 of my month long trip in Costa Rica leading a few photography workshops.

We had some really nice opportunities throughout the tours and many wonderful images were made. Costa Rica is one of those countries that is just so pleasant to visit.

During one of the days we took a short trip down the road to a new spot for feeder set ups. As much as I love the challenge of rainforest photography I always love a good opportunity to “set up” a shot. Selecting a good perch, background and just the right amount of fill flash allowed us all to get some sweet shots!

Violet Sabrewing (Campylopterus hemileucurus) flying and feeding at a flower in Costa Rica.

Each of the two trips that I led this year had slightly different itineraries from here.

On one group we traveled up hill toward a great little lodge in the higher country. Here we focused our efforts on the amazing variety of hummingbirds at this elevation.

We did a lot of multi-flash hummingbird photography and came away with some really nice results.

Chestnut-capped Brush-Finch ( Atlapetes brunneinucha) perched on a branch in Costa Rica.

When I saw a few Chestnut-capped Brush Finches lurking around the lodge I couldn’t help resist setting up a nice mossy perch for them.

If you are interested in seeing more images from this trip check out the feature photo gallery on www.glennbartley.com.

If you think you might like to join me in Costa Rica next year be sure to send me an email as soon as possible.

All the best!

Glenn

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley is a professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing birds in their natural habitat. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. Glen runs instructional photo workshops throughout the year to exciting destinations around the world. Upcoming trips include Vancouver Island, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Churchill Manitoba and Peru. He focuses on birds because there are so many species, they can be found almost anywhere, they are challenging to photograph and beautiful to watch.

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley

Glenn Bartley is a professional nature photographer who specializes in photographing birds in their natural habitat. He currently resides in Victoria, British Columbia on Canada’s West Coast. Glen runs instructional photo workshops throughout the year to exciting destinations around the world. Upcoming trips include Vancouver Island, Ecuador, Costa Rica, Churchill Manitoba and Peru. He focuses on birds because there are so many species, they can be found almost anywhere, they are challenging to photograph and beautiful to watch.

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