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Lesser Nightjar

Image # 1D2_06630



Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/200 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We explored a shaded area at Solimar, where we saw Motmots, Owls, and one of the guides found this Nightjar on a branch in a tree above us.  Once again it was difficult to get an acceptable shooting angle, but fortunately the Nightjar stayed perfectly still (which also allowed me to shoot at 1/200 second!).  Along with the Common Pauraque we saw at Arenal, this was the second species of Nightjar I saw and photographed on this trip.