Saturday Afternoon, December 10, 2022—Photographing Hummingbirds

Seemingly, after observing and photographing the Resplendent Quetza this morningl, anything and everything left on the trip would be considered anticlimactic. Not to be outdone, the endemic hummingbirds of the  mountains of San Gerardo de Dota put on quite a show in the afternoon. We traveled by private van to a hummingbird haven, Batsu Garden, designed specifically for birdwatching and photography. Feeders and fruits attract the birds to viewing platforms, while trails wind through the blooming gardens had been established to enhance bird watching and photography. This provided a great opportunity for fast speed photography, fill flash photography, and birds in flight. I shot over 1,000 photos of hummingbirds while there!

White-throated Hummingbird
Lesser Violetear
Lesser Violetear
Lesser Violetear and Scintillant Hummingbirds

Lesser Violetear and White-throated Hummingbirds
Lesser Violetear

In addition to hummingbirds, a few other beautiful birds appeared and offered poses.

Tennessee Warbler
White-throated Sparrow
Acorn Woodpecker
Baltimore Oriole

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