Thursday, July 23, 2009

Hummingbird at La Selva

Hummingbird and Heliconia
La Selva, Costa Rica
July 13, 2009

I took this picture of a hummingbird feeding at a heliconia during my recent trip to Costa Rica during an OTS teachers course. This shot was a lucky snap taken while photographing the beautiful red-orange bracts of the heliconia plant. I was framing a shot of a nearby bract when this cute little hummingbird landed. I quickly and quietly panned over and fired off two shots. I was absolutely amazed at the diversity of the hummingbirds and their adaptations for feeding on different flowering plants.