A few weeks ago my friend Marco Saborío, a very experienced nature photographer, told me there were several nesting Least Grebe couples on a pond. I love the piercing yellow eyes of these diving birds but I had not seen them nesting before: I was in for a nice surprise! Continue reading Nesting (Cute!) Least Grebes
Tag Archives: birds
Sunny in the Cloud Forest
In spite of its name, the Monteverde Cloud Forest in Costa Rica has some days of very sunny weather which create difficult light for photography. Naturally they happen every time I happen to visit… Continue reading Sunny in the Cloud Forest
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
Nikon’s Z7 requires AF-Fine Tuning
The claims that on-sensor phase-detection autofocus sensors in Nikon’s Z7 does away with autofocus fine-tuning are wrong. I had to use AF Fine Tuning to get my lenses to focus properly. Continue reading Nikon’s Z7 requires AF-Fine Tuning
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
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.
Simple Subjects, Simple photos
Perhaps I had been pixel-peeping too much… Perhaps it was just the mood of the afternoon… Perhaps I was just tired from work… I just felt like making photos that were not too technical, not too perfect, and not too planned. Continue reading Simple Subjects, Simple photos
Patagonian Water Birds
I was fortunate to spend some weeks in Patagonia and I am very excited about sharing some of the photos I made with you. There is a lot to show but I would like to start with water birds because they were the first wildlife we saw after arriving to our first destination in Southern Argentina: El Calafate.