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Feb 01, 2017 13:29 as a reply to  @ post 18261100 |  #6106

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Feb 01, 2017 13:30 as a reply to  @ post 18261107 |  #6107

Thanks! Your comment reminds me of the cartoons I watched as a kid!


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Feb 01, 2017 13:42 |  #6108

Nighthound wrote in post #18261687 (external link)
Amazing shot Ed. Color, comp setting are all on the money. Must have been great to see such beautiful species in the wild.

Thanks, it was awesome and overwhelming. So many species and great photo ops. My albums are overflowing.


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Feb 01, 2017 13:46 |  #6109

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Hey how was your trip?

Here is one from my CR trip a few months ago that got lost on my hard drive.

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Feb 01, 2017 14:27 |  #6110

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Lovely picture

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Feb 01, 2017 14:38 |  #6111

Blackbird male

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Feb 01, 2017 16:04 |  #6112

edmidlifecrisis wrote in post #18261657 (external link)
Hey how was your trip?

Mixed reviews on this one Ed. Beautiful country and amazing birds and wildlife. The downside was that my group was too big and only a few of us were. what I would call, serious wildlife photographers. So it was a bit frustrating in that they would rush towards things, rather than patiently approach.
I saw a Resplendant Quetzal. but wasn't able to get close enough for a good picture. Also saw the following lifers (for me) and couldn't get them to pull over... Keel-billed Toucan, Crested Caracara, White Hawk and Black and White Owl.
I do better on my own or with a much smaller group. Of course, If I was driving, I would never get anywhere because I would be constantly stopping. I do hope to go back someday.


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Feb 01, 2017 16:07 |  #6113

From Costa Rica, Roadside Hawk...

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Feb 01, 2017 17:59 |  #6114

Lovely shot Weja, it reminded me of the blackbird I got last week....Only this one was different

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Feb 01, 2017 18:02 as a reply to  @ shooz's post |  #6115

Similar experience with Canopy Family's Darien Camp in Panama not long ago.
We got settled in with a large (8 people total, 9 with the local guide) group of BIRDERS.
One day we see a Kingfisher 50 yards away, horrible light, suck perch...the guide sets up
the spotting scope, they all see it, they all check their boxes.
Next day another Kingfisher 10 yards away, beautiful morning light, amazing perch...the guide
and the BIRDERS have NO interest-they already had their little box checked.
Thank God, 4 days into the trip we are joined by two more PHOTOGRAPHERS from Hungay,
at that point the photogs were put into our own van and into our own dugout canoe.
My suggestion is to research hard the type of trip, the goals of the provider and if 'birding'
is the emphasis or photography.
If you want lots of little boxes ticked Canopy at Darien is great, if you are a photographer I suggest
this tour be avoided.
In Costa Rica Poof and I drove around the country on our own like we did in s.Africa, Chile, etc. and
enjoyed the freedom to work a shot as long as we wanted. This Panama experience was our first
official tour and we got two trips out of one=first and last.

p.s. in the Timbavati you must go with an expert or you'll be eaten but that's a totally different beast
than tooling around CR.

p.s.s. I know some of us photographers are also birders! Don't flame me! Just know I'll avoid a birding group
in the future like a plague ;)


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Feb 01, 2017 18:05 |  #6116

Everything I do these days has a common theme,.. SNOW FALLING.. Took these this morning Honest lol


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Feb 01, 2017 18:09 |  #6117

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18261987 (external link)
Similar experience with Canopy Family's Darien Camp in Panama not long ago.
We got settled in with a large (8 people total, 9 with the local guide) group of BIRDERS.
One day we see a Kingfisher 50 yards away, horrible light, suck perch...the guide sets up
the spotting scope, they all see it, they all check their boxes.
Next day another Kingfisher 10 yards away, beautiful morning light, amazing perch...the guide
and the BIRDERS have NO interest-they already had their little box checked.
Thank God, 4 days into the trip we are joined by two more PHOTOGRAPHERS from Hungay,
at that point the photogs were put into our own van and into our own dugout canoe.
My suggestion is to research hard the type of trip, the goals of the provider and if 'birding'
is the emphasis or photography.
If you want lots of little boxes ticked Canopy at Darien is great, if you are a photographer I suggest
this tour be avoided.
In Costa Rica Poof and I drove around the country on our own like we did in s.Africa, Chile, etc. and
enjoyed the freedom to work a shot as long as we wanted. This Panama experience was our first
official tour and we got two trips out of one=first and last.

p.s. in the Timbavati you must go with an expert or you'll be eaten but that's a totally different beast
than tooling around CR.

p.s.s. I know some of us photographers are also birders! Don't flame me! Just know I'll avoid a birding group
in the future like a plague ;)

That is so funny, This I learned a long time ago. I have been beaten half to death for helping someone figure out what bird they were shooting. lol..... The world is a fun place to live.


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Feb 01, 2017 19:07 |  #6118

shooz wrote in post #18261891 (external link)
Mixed reviews on this one Ed. Beautiful country and amazing birds and wildlife. The downside was that my group was too big and only a few of us were. what I would call, serious wildlife photographers. So it was a bit frustrating in that they would rush towards things, rather than patiently approach.
I saw a Resplendant Quetzal. but wasn't able to get close enough for a good picture. Also saw the following lifers (for me) and couldn't get them to pull over... Keel-billed Toucan, Crested Caracara, White Hawk and Black and White Owl.
I do better on my own or with a much smaller group. Of course, If I was driving, I would never get anywhere because I would be constantly stopping. I do hope to go back someday.


I have heard that same story a few times. I think you have to go with strictly other nature photographers to get the best experience. That is what we did and it was fantastic. The guide, who is an excellent wildlife photographer and has a science background (masters in Botany) pulled the car over several times because he spotted stuff along the road for us. Plus he took us to some great spots that were on private property. We are going back in November with the same outfitter. This time we are going to do the Pacific side to vary the species list.


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Feb 01, 2017 19:14 |  #6119

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That is so funny, This I learned a long time ago. I have been beaten half to death for helping someone figure out what bird they were shooting. lol..... The world is a fun place to live.

That made me laugh too !
Being eaten would certainly put a damper on the vacation !
Our group was 17, plus the guide ! Way too many. It's a bit of a trade off though, my wife isn't a photographer and just enjoys the travel side.
I do admit, a lot of the time I wish I was travelling with like-minded photographers like many on this forum.


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Feb 01, 2017 19:26 |  #6120

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Beautiful shot! Just saw my first of the year snowy this morning-no luck on photos. But it did solidify my opinion that we're seeing the same individuals every year. For the third year in a row it was an adult male, within a 1/2-3/4 mile radius of previous years.




  
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