Costa Rica trip 2019 (part 1)

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Petr Bambousek
Petr Bambousek Regular Member • Posts: 267
Costa Rica trip 2019 (part 1)
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Hi,

I am back home from my 4th trip to Costa Rica. I have around 3 thousands of pictures to go thru, so let me share first few shots out of the trip. Low season Costa Rica was great, conditions were hot, cold, sunny, cloudy and rainy, great for image variability

I used exclusively Olmypus E-M1X during the whole trip with E-M1 II as backup body (used just for about 50 shots). I also used new FL-700 flash and M.-Zuiko 12-200mm/3.5 - 6.3 for few shots and testing. I expect to write some summary report soon.

Hope you will enjoy new pictures

Brown-hooded Parrot, Costa Rica

Nectar-Feeding Bat, Costa Rica

Red-Eyed Tree Frog, Costa Rica

Collared Aracari, Costa Rica

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dontfret
dontfret Senior Member • Posts: 2,239
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Wow. SImply wow, especially the bat. I've been thinking/dreaming about shooting rainforest in Costa Rica - was this done in a treetop blind?

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Rich
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XVOYAGERX
XVOYAGERX Senior Member • Posts: 1,719
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Excellent captures!!  

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Allan.

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Joe Lynch Senior Member • Posts: 1,633
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Great photos, Petr!

If anyone is interested, Petr's Olympus tutorial was finished recently and I am going through it this weekend.  If you are interested in learning Petr's techniques, this tutorial may be for you.  I am thoroughly enjoying it and I am very happy with the purchase.  He reinforces the idea that one must practice and perfect one's techniques at home before heading in to the jungle.  I got to practice some of the flash techniques this weekend myself.

Joe

Lichtspiel
Lichtspiel Senior Member • Posts: 1,947
Re: Costa Rica trip 2019 (part 1)

Perfect shots. Very high bar to reach.

Enjoyed the first one most - reminds me of a rainy day in the Yucatan jungle, with vultures drying their wings in a similar pose. Poor dude, all drenched...

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Paul Auclair
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nice to see these Petr...
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looking forward to seeing many more,

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as always,
thank you fellow DPR members for your kind words and encouragement.

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Petr Bambousek
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dontfret wrote:

Wow. SImply wow, especially the bat. I've been thinking/dreaming about shooting rainforest in Costa Rica - was this done in a treetop blind?

Hi, no treetop blind was used, just well positioned banana feeder

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Albert Valentino Veteran Member • Posts: 8,259
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Wonderful set

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Petr Bambousek
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Joe Lynch wrote:

Great photos, Petr!

If anyone is interested, Petr's Olympus tutorial was finished recently and I am going through it this weekend. If you are interested in learning Petr's techniques, this tutorial may be for you. I am thoroughly enjoying it and I am very happy with the purchase. He reinforces the idea that one must practice and perfect one's techniques at home before heading in to the jungle. I got to practice some of the flash techniques this weekend myself.

Joe

Thank you, Joe, I am happy you like the content.

Petr

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cangopluto Senior Member • Posts: 1,400
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Good to have something to aspire to!

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dbelling Contributing Member • Posts: 590
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Fantastic photos! Wish mine were even half that good. But as you say, it takes practice, practice, practice. I hope that you will report on your experience with the Olympus 12-200mm. Seems to be a lot of mixed reviews so far.

Regards, Dave

pocoloco Senior Member • Posts: 2,626
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Great shots!!!!

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Skeeterbytes Forum Pro • Posts: 17,153
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Now who convinced that bat he's a hummingbird?

Lovely set, Petr. You and the rainforest seem well suited to one another.

Cheers,

Rick

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joeletx Senior Member • Posts: 2,774
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Brilliant color on #1. Brilliant works!

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Trevor Carpenter
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I now have extreme bat envy

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timmer350 Contributing Member • Posts: 819
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Stunning photos!

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ShutterDude Contributing Member • Posts: 817
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Great photos!  Thanks for sharing.

Whereabouts in Costa Rica do you find the best photo opportunities?  Did you find that given the vegetation density you had to struggle for light and therefore requiring higher ISO or faster lens?

Cheers,

kittykat23uk
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Beautiful shots!

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Opseuman Regular Member • Posts: 433
Beautifully captured images !

Well done, thanks for sharing.

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