Costa Rica - Share your photos

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  1. Junca
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    Another fabulous country to see beautiful sites! Here are a few to start off the thread:

    Arenal Volcano

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    Arenal Lake (reservoir)

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    Manuel Antonio National Park

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    Tree Canopy Trails

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    And some beautiful critters too...

    Quetzal (female)

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    Many hummingbirds at Monteverde

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    Aqouti

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    Green Iguana also at Monteverde

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    Clear Wing Butterfly - butterfly farm at Monteverde

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    Wow, what are you shooting with?
     
  4. Junca
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    I can't recall the camera I had back then (about 5 years ago) but it was a middle range digital camera at the time, nothing special. A few are from antique film cameras/lenses that my travelling buddy always likes to play around with. Also, the Quetzal and Aqouti are using a simple small digital camera through a scope. We learned that from a guide we hired for the day! The butterfly was a lucky shot. I don't know why the background blacked out.
     
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    My avatar is Arenal! Costa Rica is one of my favorite places on earth. Great thread, i'll go fetch some of my pics from another computer.....
     
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    We went to a viewing spot at night and did not get much of a show. Your avatar is fantastic!

    Costa Rica is one of my very favorites too. It just got bumped by New Zealand though, to second place, for where I want to retire (in many, many years....) [​IMG].
     
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    I must confess that even though I was standing right there when this picture was taken, I did not take it. It was my birthday, and a great show. We even saw some small explosions. We were very lucky.
     
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    The background blacked out because it was farther away from the sensor/film. The flash intensity falls off significantly the farther it goes, so you get nice reflection off the butterfly/flower but by the time it gets to the leaves in the bottom left of the pic and back, the intensity has fallen off significantly so they appear quite dark. Anything past that is so far away that there is no measurable reflection (as far as the camera is concerned).
     
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    You sound like my travelling partner ... He always tries to explain ... I always barely understand. :D

    Actually, I do understand about flashes (a bit) and I'm sure I used one for this shot and didn't recall.
     
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    I'll have to dig out some of my Costa Rica pics when I get home and put them up here. Got married on the beach in Guanacaste in 2006, so the country does have a special place in my heart. Sadly, we've only made it back once since then...
     
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    Ok, here goes...

    Our niece on a sunset cruise.
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    And some local wildlife..
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    Irazu volcano.
     
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    Keel-billed Toucan
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    Water-powered oxcart factory in Sarchi.
     
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    Junca, where did you see the quetzal? We will be in Costa Rica for 1 day off a cruise ship but just going to Carara NP, everything else is too far away for a day trip.
     
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    Nice shot!!
     
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    The quetzal was at Monteverde cloud forest reserve. I was very happy to see it!
     
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    Monteverde is def on the list for the land trip we are taking in 2013! Well hopefully I can at least add scarlet macaws to this thread after our cruise!
     
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    Excellent Photos All.

    Tahewett: (1) makes me want to get on a sailboat; (2) love the iguana. Don't know what one it is, but we saw the same with the blue coloring. Unfortunately our photos of him are not good.

    Would have LOVED to have seen a toucan.
     

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