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Yellow-headed Caracara

Image # 1D4_00177

Tarcoles River, Costa Rica


Canon 600L/f4 IS with 1.4x II Teleconverter

ISO 400, f/8, 1/640 second

Manual Exposure

Gitzo 1329/Arca Swiss B1/Wimberley Sidekick

This Yellow-headed Caracara seemed almost curious about us.  It perched on the shore, right near the boat, and stayed in place as we drifted closer and closer.  The 600L lens has a minimum focusing distance of around 18 feet, and we soon got so close that I couldn't keep it in focus!