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Resplendant Quetzal in Nest

Image # 1D2_05827

Grounds of the Savegre Lodge


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 800, f/4, 1/200 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We were quite fortunate, as we were when we visited here about 2 years prior, in finding several Quetzal nests.  As before, this required spending a fair amount of time waiting for them to return to or come out of their nests, but it was well worth it, as we had a number of good photo opportunities.  Lighting conditions as expected, were challenging, as the nest was in moderately dense shadow, and the background was often considerably brighter.