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Resplendant Quetzal with Food

Image # 1D2_05831

Grounds of the Savegre Lodge


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 800, f/4, 1/400 second

Manual Exposure, 550EX/BB at -2 EV

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We saw and heard this male return to the nest, but before it went inside, it perched a short distance away in some fairly dense vegetation.  I was fortunate to spot where it was sitting, although getting a clear shot of it was tough, and it was surrounded by pretty brightly lit vegetation and background, while most of it was still in the shade.  This is a fairly severe crop of the original, to remove the distracting elements, and display the bug it had caught and would be feeding to its young.