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Rufous-tailed Hummingbird

Image # 1D_02340

Grounds behind the Tortuguero Lodge, Costa Rica

Canon 600L/f4 IS with 2x II Teleconverter

ISO 640, f/8, 1/160 second

Manual Metering, 550EX/BB at -1/3 EV

Gitzo 1329/ArcaSwiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick



This was taken in the beautiful grounds behind the Tortuguero Lodge. We took turns setting up to photograph this beautiful hummingbird at its nest. Light was at a premium (as usual), so flash was again relied on, bumping up ISO to prevent the background from going completely dark. As my wife pointed out, even its nest is a work of art.