Although temperature-wise Spring in the tropics can go nearly unnoticed, trees seem to know better and people’s favorites are always there to remind us of the season. Continue reading Jacaranda!
Category Archives: Nature Photography
Rainforest Photos and the Nikon Z7
Wildlife photos inside the Rain Forest most of the time means subject in deep shadow, background overexposed… well, sometimes the background is in deep shadow too! Continue reading Rainforest Photos and the Nikon Z7
Cartwheeling Gray Hawks!
A friend of mine had just told me how Bald Eagles during courtship lock their talons and spin in the air, a behavior called cartwheeling. Descending fast, they separate a split second just before hitting the ground. Then, two Gray Hawks did exactly that… Continue reading Cartwheeling Gray Hawks!
Three not-so-rare birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
After my previous post about the Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm for Micro Four Thirds cameras, where the shooting conditions were kind of tough, I felt I should do a follow-up with other bird photos I’ve made with this wonderful lens in better light. Continue reading Three not-so-rare birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
Five Rare Birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
I just came back from a birding trip to Southeastern Costa Rica that gave me chance to evaluate the Micro Four Thirds lens Panasonic Leica 100-400 mm under field conditions. Here are my thoughts! Continue reading Five Rare Birds and the Panasonic-Leica 100-400 MFT lens
Bird photography with the Nikon Z7
There is a lot of talk on the Internet about the Nikon Z7 capabilities for wildlife photography, especially of birds in flight. I took out the Z7 for the kind of bird photos I normally do and I am very, very happy with the results. Continue reading Bird photography with the Nikon Z7
Fireflies and Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Capturing fireflies’ light tracks in camera is something modern high-sensitivity digital cameras can do very well. Micro Four Thirds systems have a nice trick to do long exposures even better and I was lucky I got an Olympus Pen F just in time for this year’s display. Continue reading Fireflies and Micro Four Thirds Cameras
Orchids… forest or garden?
A few weeks every March my parents’ garden becomes an obligate stop for passersby: a mass of rose-lavender orchid flowers that we Costa Ricans love and call Guaria Morada is the cause. Continue reading Orchids… forest or garden?
There are some hummingbirds that hover smoothly and are easier to photograph in flight. I was lucky to come across a very pretty species in the Monteverde Cloud forest.
Micro four thirds lenses for macro photography
When doing close-up and macrophotography a constant consideration is how much depth of field is appropriate to the subject. For my taste, I enjoy having a reasonable subject definition while keeping a good background separation. Continue reading Micro four thirds lenses for macro photography