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Turquoise-browed Motmot 2

Image # 1D2_06663

Tarcoles River


Canon 600L/f4 IS

ISO 250, f/4, 1/1600 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

I was shocked when this Motmot was spotted, surprised when the approach of our boat didn't chase it away, and certainly didn't expect him to have a good sized moth in its beak.  It posed nicely for us, giving us plenty of opportunity to shoot.  This could easily have been the same bird I shot later that morning, in the same spot, with a grasshopper in its mouth.