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Green-breasted Mango in Flight

Image # 1D4_00064

Rancho Naturalista, Tortuguero, Costa Rica


Canon 70-200L/f2.8 IS at 180mm

ISO 640, f/2.8, 1/1000 second

Manual Exposure, 550EX at -2/3 EV

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

We had just arrived at Rancho Naturalista, and went to our rooms to unpack our gear and prepare for some shooting.  We opened the doors which led to a wonderful deck with multiple hummingbird feeders.  I set up my gear, and we were actually shooting these birds from just inside our room!  The direction of the light was not ideal this time of day, and I used a little flash to give some light to the front of the body, and tried to capture the backlighting of the bird's tail feathers which was so beautiful to watch.