Sunday, January 08, 2012

Of Birds and Butterflies

Up the tree branches, the monkeys were not the only ones that were getting a lot of attention from two-legged camera-toting humans. The birds, particularly the toucans, were very much the attraction, especially in the early morning up to after breakfast.


So I beg your indulgence if I allot a whole post for just birds and butterflies.
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Can you see me? I camouflage well :)

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Take your shot now or I shall fly away!

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Sitting in a tree ... K.I.S.S.I.N.G!
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I asked why we never sighted the parrots and the macaws, equally colorful birds, in the vicinity. I was told that these birds mostly live in the Pacific coast of Costa Rica. We are in the Caribbean side.
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This looks like a woodpecker to me. Any one can confirm this?
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Surprises definitely come in small packages, a sweet wren is spotted.
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This one I totally have not seen before.
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Got lucky with capturing the hummingbird as it feeds.

The wrap-around balcony was the spot where I took most of the butterfly images. I loved my "me" time shooting at the butterflies. As I look back, I can't remember why I had a "me" time.
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And as a bonus, I found another shot of the land crab. Here it is.
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Isn't it cute?

16 comments:

  1. these are great shots. that land crab is really cute.

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  2. lovely shots as usual. They have beautiful birds. I haven't seen a crab like that yet, beautiful colors, but we have the fiddler crabs with one very big claw almost as big as its body.

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  3. i love the hummingbird feeding. great shot!

    and there's our grumpy blue crab again. :)

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  4. It was a joy seeing all this creatures!

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  5. ayyy, kakainggit naman! i've always wanted to photograph birds and butterflies. these are beautiful---my favorite is the hummingbird. what a gorgeous capture!


    P.S. still cant comment on wordpress. i can't figure it out!:(

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  6. Amazing to see birds and butterflies in their natural environment. Love the kissing birds.

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  7. A wonderful series showing nature at its best. Fine close ups with excellent detail and color. I enjoyed looking at your work.

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  8. The butterflies are gorgeous! Nature-watching can be so healing.

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  9. Happy 2012!

    I'm finally able to blog hop again :D

    Great shots especially the hummingbird feeding on a flower!

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  10. if you have that much photos of the birds it means that there's too many of them. beautiful time with the wild. undisturbed.

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  11. Your pictures are great... Love the birds and the butterflies... That area down there is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

    I have several kinds of woodpeckers here --and the one you shared looks like some kind of woodpecker, but I'm not sure.
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  12. It must have been a glorious experience to see these colorful and beautiful creatures where they actually live.

    Beautiful photos!

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  13. it's always amazing how our cameras can zoom in even on the tiniest bird.
    I don't mind bird watching, i had fun reading this post esp. the "Kissing" song. hehe ^0^
    your camera does good macro shots.

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  14. I've really enjoyed the whole beautiful sequence of images!

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  15. definitely a photographer's haven ! Nice shots.

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  16. You have some beautiful butterfly work there, Ms. Maria! You can be very proud of these images!

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