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Photographing The Forest Canopy

What do you expect to find from this unique perspective?  What do you hope to find?

Hmmmm… let me think about this © 2018 Diane Kelsay

Monkeys and birds of course! So it is nice to be prepared with a long lens while you are walking along the trails and out on the bridges and platforms.  You get that face to face view instead of looking up.

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But what about art!  The forest has trees and plants with gorgeous designs that you can’t appreciate from the ground looking up.

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© 2018 Diane Kelsay

The scenery takes on a new look.  Having a wide angle lens handy is absolutely essential.

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© 2016 Bob Harvey

And don’t forget to look at the plants right next to you, normally high above.

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© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2011 Bob Harvey

It takes some practice to photograph on a hanging bridge that is dynamic (meaning when someone moves, it moves).

© 2011 Bob Harvey

So when we say long lens, we mean 70-200 or 80-400 range, not your 600 mounted on a tripod. You need to know how your camera performs at higher ISO’s so you can take advantage of higher shutter speeds. With wide-angle, you can use a much slower shutter speed, open the aperture and still get good depth of field and less movement. We help you learn and choose the best choices on our Costa Rica Adventure.

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Northern Costa Rica, December 2016

Post 2 – We continue our journey through Costa Rica’s wetlands.  (see the previous post)

Jabiru Stork and Wood Storks
© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Egret is offering help to the stork? That fish is big enough for 2!
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Wood Stork
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Nice catch!
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Tiger Heron
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And then we make our way up to the mountains, Mondeverde Cloud Forest.

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View from the canopy trail.
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© 2016 Diane Kelsay

© 2016 Bob Harvey

Hummingbird
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© 2016 Bob Harvey

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© 2016 Bob Harvey

We finish our journey on the flanks of Tenorio volcano and at Cano Negro, close to the border of Nicaragua.  More birds, frogs, lots of macros and the best place for the sloth.

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Wood-Rail
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Keel-billed Toucan
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Another nice catch!
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Anhinga
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Cormorant
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Red-eye Tree Frog
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Blue Jeans Frog
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© 2016 Diane Kelsay

Caiman – What did he think of our group?
“Next time take your group swimming”
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What our groups think of our Northern Costa Rica trip.
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Join us for our next adventure in Northern Costa Rica

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Costa Rica Photography Adventure

After a few days enjoying the cloud forest, we ventured north to our favorite rainforest. And yes, rain we had.  Views from the rainforest canopy were lush green from all of the moisture.

From a canopy trail, close to what lives up high. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

From a canopy trail, close to what lives up high.
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View down from the canopy trail. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

View down from the canopy trail.
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Hummingbird © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Hummingbird
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Mangroves, Estuary, Pacific Coast © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Kayaking in the mangroves, Pacific Coast
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© 2014 Diane Kelsay

© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Red-backed Squirrel Monkey © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Red-backed Squirrel Monkey
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Flycatcher and nest. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Flycatcher and nest.
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Purple Gallinule © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Purple Gallinule
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American Crocodile © 2014 Diane Kelsay

American Crocodile
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Scarlet Macaw © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaw
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Scarlet Macaws flying above the river. © 2014 Diane Kelsay

Scarlet Macaws flying above the river.
© 2014 Diane Kelsay

Be sure and continue below to view the first post – the cloudforest.  If you would like to enjoy the next Costa Rica Photography Adventure with us, see the webpage for details.  http://www.naturephotographyadventures.com/workshop.photo.tz.htm

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