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Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,999
868
Alberta, Canada
I'm finally getting the ID of the hummingbirds sorted out. Some have have M/F the same, others not, not to mention local variations and colour differences due to lighting or high ISO noise or poses that hide features. Ugh.
White-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird.
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird - female so no purple throat.
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird.

Jack
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AlanF

5DSR
Aug 16, 2012
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I'm finally getting the ID of the hummingbirds sorted out. Some have have M/F the same, others not, not to mention local variations and colour differences due to lighting or high ISO noise or poses that hide features. Ugh.
White-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird.
Purple-throated Mountain-gem Hummingbird - female so no purple throat.
Green Violet-ear Hummingbird.

Jack
These are great shots, and what's really nice that they are in the wild and not eating from a plastic feeder.
 
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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
641
201
Netherlands
The hummingbirds were dazzling wherever we went. This Violet Sabrewing was common in the Turialba region. 1/640 at 800 mm so a little lacking in detail.

Jack
Great picture Jack, the colours come out so well; lighting is very nice - in short, excellent - and you're forgiven any (íf any... ;)) lack of detail :cool:(y)
W.
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,999
868
Alberta, Canada
Thanks guys. Alan, I hate to disappoint you but it's not too "wild" where these were taken - the beautiful extensive grounds of the place we stayed in San Gerardo de Dota, which is far down in a lovely valley after a horrid 30 minute drive down the mountainside. The best part of our trip; cool at night needing some bedding and quite warm most days but prone to afternoon mists. However, no plastic feeders since there were far too many flowers!;)

So when are you going?

Ringed Kingfisher. Mostly luck and quite cropped. Tarcoles river (crocodile
country)

Jack
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storioni

I'm New Here
Dec 17, 2018
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Thanks guys. Alan, I hate to disappoint you but it's not too "wild" where these were taken - the beautiful extensive grounds of the place we stayed in San Gerardo de Dota, which is far down in a lovely valley after a horrid 30 minute drive down the mountainside. The best part of our trip; cool at night needing some bedding and quite warm most days but prone to afternoon mists. However, no plastic feeders since there were far too many flowers!;)

So when are you going?

Ringed Kingfisher. Mostly luck and quite cropped. Tarcoles river (crocodile
country)

Jack
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How did you like the Coffee in Dota? :D
Btw, your photos are getting more and more exciting!
 

ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
735
588
Thanks guys. Alan, I hate to disappoint you but it's not too "wild" where these were taken - the beautiful extensive grounds of the place we stayed in San Gerardo de Dota, which is far down in a lovely valley after a horrid 30 minute drive down the mountainside. The best part of our trip; cool at night needing some bedding and quite warm most days but prone to afternoon mists. However, no plastic feeders since there were far too many flowers!;)

So when are you going?

Ringed Kingfisher. Mostly luck and quite cropped. Tarcoles river (crocodile
country)

Jack
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The luck is going after people with camera in their hands... Oh, well - you have to know how to use real camera, I'm switching to my cellphone;)!
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,999
868
Alberta, Canada
How did you like the Coffee in Dota? :D
Btw, your photos are getting more and more exciting!
Oh oh, we're not coffee drinkers but should have tried some considering the reputation. We stayed at Hotel de Montana Suria and enjoyed their meals. I noted that the beef and chicken was first rate. I'm afraid the excitement will die since I've posted the better ones!:cry: However, if we get to go back I promise to do better because I'd spend more time in fewer places.

A friendly resident choped us a large chunk of sugar cane so we experienced chewing that, at least.

Thanks everyone for the likes, but if you've been there you know the birds deserve all the credit. In country locations I felt safe walking around with my gear but didn't in the cities. I was worn out from many miles packing the 1DX2 and 400 DO II but no complaints since it was so much fun.

Here's a very common Blue-gray Tanager from the Arenal area
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Jack
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,999
868
Alberta, Canada
The luck is going after people with camera in their hands... Oh, well - you have to know how to use real camera, I'm switching to my cellphone;)!
ISv, you've lost me about the cell phone. Are you saying you'd go but not with your good gear? I was worried about that but finally decided I'd have such regrets doing so. Getting it on the plane was a concern that didn't materialize so now I have a better idea on that front but where people are poor in big cities or hot spots would really concern me - I checked to see if my insurance covered me (camera not life).;)

Jack
 

DSP121

EOS 80D
Mar 7, 2018
120
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India
Oh oh, we're not coffee drinkers but should have tried some considering the reputation. We stayed at Hotel de Montana Suria and enjoyed their meals. I noted that the beef and chicken was first rate. I'm afraid the excitement will die since I've posted the better ones!:cry: However, if we get to go back I promise to do better because I'd spend more time in fewer places.

A friendly resident choped us a large chunk of sugar cane so we experienced chewing that, at least.

Thanks everyone for the likes, but if you've been there you know the birds deserve all the credit. In country locations I felt safe walking around with my gear but didn't in the cities. I was worn out from many miles packing the 1DX2 and 400 DO II but no complaints since it was so much fun.

Here's a very common Blue-gray Tanager from the Arenal areaView attachment 184190.

Jack
This little bird is so beautiful. Very clear shot! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pic!
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
5,999
868
Alberta, Canada
This little bird is so beautiful. Very clear shot! Thanks for sharing such a wonderful pic!
Thanks as always. If I thought the beauty of the bird wouldn't be "enjoyed" there would be no reason to post. Being there in person was a treat but for me the memory is so fleeting so I really relish being able to incorporate such photos into my screen saver display. Then every day is a holiday.:)

Jack