Costa Rica Sunbittern

Posted by flygirl on Tue May 23, 2023 10:55 am

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Hello All.  I was just in Costa Rica for five weeks with three of my workshop groups.  It was a blast and everyone had smiles on their faces!!  I was really thrilled to finally capture a sunbittern at an angle to get its wonderful topside colors.  It was taken with the Nikon Z9 and Nikon 500 f/5.6 PF lens.

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by david fletcher on Tue May 23, 2023 11:12 am
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Good to see you around Nancy. Beautiful capture which shows off those striking wing feathers.  Looks like the 500 PF pairs handsomely with the Z9...(something Karl will be interested in, re that pairing with a Z8). 
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by Eia on Tue May 23, 2023 12:27 pm
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Wow - quite different. Love the colors on this bird. Congrats!

by Carol Clarke on Tue May 23, 2023 3:56 pm
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A nice view of the colours and markings on the topside plumage of this elusive beauty, Nancy!

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by Axel Hildebrandt on Wed May 24, 2023 9:54 am
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Cool pose and the wing pattern is really stunning.
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by David J. Bogener on Thu May 25, 2023 11:05 am
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Love the topside view. I shot one on a nest last year and none of those wonderful patterns or colors were visible.

by Karl Egressy on Fri May 26, 2023 2:59 am
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Spectacular flight shot captured. It really stands out against the dark background.

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