Featured Hummingbirds of Costa Rica

Discussion in 'Nature' started by davdenic, Feb 19, 2017.

  1. retiredfromlife

    retiredfromlife Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 15, 2016
    Syndey, Australia
    Very nice set
  2. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2014
    David D.
    thanks :)
  3. Really stunning work of very beautiful birds.
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  4. macro

    macro Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 22, 2012
    New Zealand
    I'll take one of each thanks. Send those birds down !! Gorgeous subjects and gorgeous shots to go with them. Its one place I want to visit before I have both feet in the ground. Excellent.

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  5. Clicka

    Clicka Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 28, 2014
    Peter Campbell
    I just looked through all of your Costa Rica collection on Flickr.
    Oh, man. Absolutely stunning. Congratulations.

    Everyone on here should do themselves a favour and check them out.
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  6. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Oct 14, 2010
    Superb shots! Thanks for sharing.
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  7. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2014
    David D.
    Thank you (all of you) for your kindness :)
  8. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2014
    David D.
    I'd like to share just a couple of words about hummingbirds I learn preparing and in the trip:

    Hummingbirds size is based on the specie from 7 to 15cm from the tip of the bill to the tip of the tail.
    There are around 340 known species worldwide and they have a sexual dimorphism that means male and female are quite different. That means you can have around the double different birds. Some females could be very similar.

    They are able to beat their wings from 12-80 times per second.
    They have a fast metabolism but during nighttime or when there is no food they can go into a torpor phase and the metabolism slows down.
    They can rotate wings so can fly in stationary mode.
    Their tongue is twice the bill length and starts from the eye, turns around the skull and pass trougth the bill.

    Hope you like :)
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  9. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2014
    David D.
    i add 3 new photos
  10. Cerita

    Cerita Mu-43 Rookie Subscribing Member

    Feb 23, 2017
    Oh my, what gorgeous pictures and what gorgeous birds!!!
  11. Kalifornier

    Kalifornier Mu-43 Top Veteran Subscribing Member

    Apr 29, 2014
    Lovely shots!
  12. DenverDutchman

    DenverDutchman Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 10, 2013
    Colorado, Denver area
    Great shots David! Where in Costa Rica did you take these pics? I'm going back myself this summer and can't wait to try my luck shooting pics of these gorgeous little birds again. Any tips you can share to get the great results you are showcasing?
  13. davdenic

    davdenic Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 14, 2014
    David D.
    You can see many hummingbirds all around the country and the better is at lodges, where there are a lot of flowers

    Rancho Naturalista, near Turrialba
    Bosque de la Paz, near Volcano Poas
    Arenal Observatory Lodge, volcano Arenal.

    Or at the Curi Cancha reserve at Santa Elena - Monteverde

    If you like birdwatching and wildlife another great place is Cano Negro where you can see iguanas, caymans, herons and many water birds.

    Check my Costa Rica album, I wrote the place in some photo description
    Costa Rica
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