Day 115


Hi Everybody!

Yesterday I wasn’t able to post anything because I was away, I went to my uncle’s house with some friends for the weekend, it was fun and relaxing; we were walking in the mountains for hours, swimming in the river, looking for different animals, we actually saw so many birds but they were flying from one to another branch, so it wasn’t easy to capture them.

When we were about to arrive to my uncle’s house, we saw the blue-crowned motmot, yes, the bird that I tried to find for long time and I found a couple of weeks ago; he wasn’t far away from us, but I wanted to be closer, so I trespassed a fence and started getting closer, he didn’t seem scared at all, I was very close to it, I think about 50 cm away from him, taking some photos, and he didn’t move at all; I think I could have got closer, but I was kind of afraid that somebody would get angry at me for being in private property, so I left the place and as soon as I did, the bird flew away.

It was very nice to see him so close; also in this picture you can see more the details on his face, the old shot in day 106 -where you can find information about the bird- has got a good focus but the bird wasn’t as close as in this one.

Exif Data: Nikon D5000 ; lens: Tamron AF 55-200; 180 mm, ISO 1400;  f/5 ; 1/500 sec.

Feel free to leave feedback, critiques or suggestions.

Regards.

Hola a todos!
Ayer no pude poner ninguna foto porque estuve lejos de la ciudad, de la tecnología, pero no de mi cámara. Fui a la casa de mi tio con unos amigos a pasar el fin de semana, fue muy relajante y divertido, estuvimos caminando por las montañas, nadando en un rio, buscando diferentes animales y vimos muchos pájaros, aunque volaban de una rama a otra muy rápido y era muy dificil capturarlos en fotos.

Antes de llegar a la casa de mi tio, vimos el barranquero, si, ese pájaro que tanto busqué y encontré hace unas semanas.

No estaba muy lejos, pero yo quería acercarme más, así que decidí cruzar una cerca de alambres y acercarme lo que más pudiera; llegué a estar muy cerca, calculo que a unos 50 centímetros del pájaro, y el no se veia asustado en lo absoluto, no se movía pero algunas veces me miraba; creo que hubiera podido acercarme más pero me asustaba que alguien saliera y se molestara por verme en propiedad privada, así que me fui, y apenas pasé la cerca, el pájaro voló hacia un árbol.

fue muy chévere estar tan cerca de él; además aca pueden ver muy bien los detalles en su cara, la foto que tengo del día 106 -donde pueden encontrar información del pájaro- está enfocada, pero el barranquero no se ve tan cerca como aca.

Datos de la toma: Nikon D5000 ; lente: Tamron AF 55-200; 180 mm, ISO 1400;  f/5 ; 1/500 sec.

Críticas, comentarios y/o sugerencias son bienvenidas.

Saludos!

Pablo.

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18 thoughts on “Day 115

  1. Great capture…your trespass was worth it…I might just increase exposure by half a stop to give it a bit more zing but perhaps this was how you saw it…just my opinion

  2. Whaou. I can Imagine this was hard to take this picture. Congratulation, I really like how the bird is separate from the background!

  3. Hola Pablo, de nuevo una hermosa imagen, me encanta los colores de las plumas y los ojos de esta ave, la proximidad a demostrar que hizo una gran imagen, al igual que el DOF, se muestran muy bien el enfoque en primer plano!
    un abrazo !

  4. The Motmot is about the coolest looking bird I’ve seen in a long time. Thanks for the link in FB. I have a birding friend on FB who will love your birds! This one has been digging in the earth or leaves or something. His beak has dirt on it. Interesting. I have to find out what they eat. Thanks.

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