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Rufous-tailed Jacamar

Image # 1D2_06701

Carara National Park


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 400mm

ISO 500, f/5.6, 1/250 second, 550EX @ 0 FEC

Manual Exposure

Bogen 3449 Monopod/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

As we slowly hiked down the trail, we came across a pair of Rufous-tailed Jacamar perched on a branch, in plain sight.  We immediately stopped, kept as quiet as we could, and shot.  After some initial shooting, we gradually got a little bit closer, trying not to scare them off.  If you look carefully you can see a little bug at the tip of this Jacamar's beak, which a few seconds later he fed to its mate.  Again because of very limited light, I used flash to illuminate these birds.