The Best Western Irazu Hotel in San José, Costa Rica had the good sense of offering a stay-in-your-room-enjoy-from-your-balcony New Year Party…Continue reading New Year Balcony Party
Every year, when migratory Vireos are getting ready to fly back to their breeding habitats in North America, they make sure to feed on the seeds of Bocconia frutescens. When the fruits open, the black seeds, covered partially with a red aril, are suspended on the middle of a ring… ready to eat.Continue reading Grabbing Fruits on the Fly… literally
As you frame the flying bird, put a focusing sensor on its eye, initiate tracking and compose your photo so there is space on the front… ‘Yeah right…. I shoot Swallows around here!’Continue reading Birds in flight: Olympus, Nikon and the swallows
Even though not all digital cameras offer automated focus-stacking of focus-bracketed exposures, the Panasonic and Olympus micro four thirds cameras have been doing it for several years so far. I wanted to compare it with computer focus stacking and, with my garden orchids blooming, I finally did the test.Continue reading How good is in-camera focus stacking?
When doing macro and close-up photography convenience is number one… well, a good subject is number one actually and quality is a given, but you get my drift…Continue reading Macro and Close Up? Give me my micro four thirds camera please!
A mountainous, tropical country like Costa Rica is bound to have plenty of waterfalls. This is the second part of my previous post: mountain river, waterfalls and lush tropical vegetation with great weather.Continue reading Tropical river nature
Thanks to a partial lifting of our restrictions, and a couple days of good weather, we got the chance of visiting Waterfall Gardens, a private park and Zoo in the Costa Rican mountains. We went there on a weekday and I knew we would find almost nobody there.Continue reading Simple Nature
I have been honored to have a Black and White Photography Exhibition at the prestigious Calderón Guardia Museum in Costa Rica. Opening day on February 26 drew a large crowd of nice people and here are some snapshots from that night. Continue reading My Photo Exhibition in Costa Rica!
In my post about nesting Least Grebes I said I would be showing photos of the distant birds taken with my 300mm lens and stacked 1.4X and 2.0X teleconverters. Here is a photo of one of the parents is about to feed a piece of crayfish to the chicks. Continue reading A happy family… with stacked teleconverters
Ok, they only look like some fancy chocolate candies but actually are tiny butterfly eggs. How small? The whole clutch measures 9 mm from side to side (a little over one third of an inch). Continue reading These are not chocolate candies!