Soooo... judging by all the comments from my previous post, I think some of you were waiting to see this... Here's one of the shots I was able to take of this beauty while he was feeding from my hand! Thank you all for the likes and comments! It was a real fun experience as you can imagine!!! 😍❤
A handsome Ring-necked Duck (Aythya collaris) drake showing off his iridescent plumage while bathed in warm evening light in the heart of San Francisco. Thank goodness for #goldengatepark , a beautiful and green oasis in the concrete jungle of SF.⠀
A Ruddy Ground Dove in La Fortuna. These birds are mainly seed eaters and are quite common.
The first two nights we spent in La Fortuna were right downtown. It was a few days before Costa Rica's Independence Day and we were staying right across from a local school. This means that from 7am to all day long we got to listen to their band rehearse their version of Despacito for the celebration.
I'll be putting some more random photos from the trip in my story. As I continue editing I'll keep posting a bunch in my story.
Great Egret below vines. It was drizzling constantly on the morning I took this photo, not ideal for bird photography. The original image of this scene was pretty boring, but after some helpful editing feedback, extreme dodging and burning was used to emphasize the bird and the vines in B&W. The relatively large amount of editing was important to bring out the best in the photo.