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Friday, April 17, 2015

Wildlife Photography - Costa Rica Photo Tour, Day 7

Pura Vida

A quick update on my photo tour so far. The weather is extremely humid and short showers are frequent in many parts of Costa Rica. This is very normal here and driving to national parks takes time due to some less than ideal road conditions. The wet weather exacts a toll on my energy level and finding wildlife is not an easy thing.

Red-eyed tree frog

Unfortunately, I am a bit too early for the Leatherback turtles and was not able to locate any on the beaches of the Atlantic coast. Hummingbirds and Toucan encounters are also slow going but I am working hard to get some decent photography of both. Primates and other bird encounters are a bit more frequent but I have little time to look through the photos.

Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Two-toed Sloth

My Canon equipment are working quiet well. I am using the EOS-7D Mk II , EOS-1D X , EF 100-400mm IS II and EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II more often because most of the photography are done under canopy and tree cover (very low light condition)  and I have to move with the wildlife so heavier equipment like the EF 200-400mm f/4 IS 1.4x lens and tripod are more cumbersome and less useful.

Visit my website to see photos from my past shoots and if you are interested in Hummingbirds, read my post on how and where to photograph them.

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