Our hosts for our are annual Costa Rica Photo Safari are Lookout Inn on the beautiful shore of the pacific ocean and Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Lodge nestled in the primary rainforest.
If photographing the feathered friends is your quest I recommend at least a 400mm lens with a 500mm or 600mm preferred. While these are on the heavy end you will need the reach to get close to the shy species. But don't despair as there are plenty of shots to be had with shorter lenses of 200mm to 300mm. A good tripod is a must for working in the rainforest as dark conditions prevail under the canopy. And I often employ the use of a flash with a flash extender, I use the Better Beamer.
Here are but a few of the thousands of bird images taken during the 2012 Costa Rica photo safari; in addition to many species we have photographed in the past we added several new species to our list. New birds included, the White-fronted Parrot and the Masked Tityra. The Tityra was photographed on the grounds of Bosque Del Cabo Rainforest Lodge and the White-fronted Parrots during our river cruise up the Rio Esquinas.
|"Walk like an Egyptian", a Tri-colored Heron &|
|Willet in winter plumage walking in from of a Tri-colored Heron|