Costa Rica Gallery Número Uno

Saul might do a future post on our Costa Rican adventure, but in the meantime, here are a few photos to give you an idea of what we’ve been up to. If you’re a birder, you’re going to enjoy this gallery. If not, I hope you like reptiles!

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11 Responses

  1. Peter G. Underwood says:

    I am greatly enjoying these accounts of the many adventures Saul and you are enjoying. What camera are you using for these pictures?

    • San-Marié says:

      The galleries contain photos from all 4 the cameras that we’re using. Food and casual photos are from my phone (a Samsung Galaxy S5), my camera is the compact Panasonic Lumix DMC-TZ60 and Saul has 2 Olympus micro four-thirds bodies (the older OMD-EM5 and the newer OMD-EM1) with an array of lenses.

  2. Daniel P. says:

    Lovely photos. Amazing adventures. Please tell us San-Marie, is the inclusion of a bemused troglodyte with a fuddish dome foraging over pink batidoan-lactose more closely aligned with your current ornithological or herpetological theme and curiosities? I did a double take, and looked more carefully for scales and then feathers. I’m sure I was not alone among your devout flock of readers.

    • San-Marié says:

      Difficult question. Like parrots, the specimen in question definitely likes foraging all day long. But he is neither loud nor colourful enough to be a parrot and he also likes lying in a prone position in a sunny patch for extended periods. Combine that with a coolly rational mind and I’ll have to go with reptile.

  3. Jean says:

    Love those Pics! Mike is going to be green with envy. Love the parrots and the hummingbirds- I can only imagine how hard it is to get photos of the hummingbirds in flight. Costa Rica looks amazing.

    • San-Marié says:

      Between the iridescence and the speed, hummingbirds are definitely up there in terms of hard birds to photograph in flight. But I have to say that trying is a very happy way to spend an afternoon, even if you end up deleting every single photo you took.

      • MIKE says:

        Jean is right. I couldn’t be greener. Those hummer pics are incredible and the quetzal is a bucket list bird for me. I have to ask the same questions that were asked by Daniel P. even though I don’t understand most of the words used…

  4. Gramps says:

    Cool thanks – great bird pics and close up of ‘ol Sloth. You guys managed to spot a Toucan (Swainson’s) out there?

    • San-Marié says:

      We have! Of the 6 types of toucans in Costa Rica, we have seen 3 so far: chestnut-mandibled (Swainson’s), keel-billed and collared aracari. I’ll check and if there are some good pics floating around, I’ll put one or two in the next gallery.

  5. Naomi says:

    WOW. The photo’s are awesome!

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