Three hummingbirds that inhabit the Central Valley of Costa Rica A trip to the Central Valley proved fruitful in the hummingbird department. We were at La Paz Waterfall Gardens to take family photos for a client there on vacation. The La Paz staff invited us to stay as long as we’d like and gave us
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How to make a Grid Spot for a pocket flash & why you need it. A Grid Spot is a light modifyer used to funnel or concentrate light. When you don’t want your entire subject lit by the strobe use a grid spot to get light only where you want it. The concept is that the
Tanagers Costa Rica – just a sample of the colorful birds found on our farm. Tanager is a very large family of birds. At this moment the grouping is being divided into subsections due to molecular studies that have brought about variations that were unknown previously. I use our books from 2009 and 2010 as identification
The Cacao blooms are attached to the trunk of the tree. It seems to me that this is a natural defense to keep the branches from breaking. The Cacao fruits are so heavy that just two on any of the branches could cause it to snap so the tree has it’s fruit on it’s trunk.
Zanzibar Fisherman Photo During our Peace Corps service in Tanzania we were lucky enough to have two weeks of vacation a year. We used those weeks to visit the birthplace of Freddy Mercury from Queen. It is truly an amazing little island. It is so small but is just bursting with different cultures. Indians have
Boat and Barge on the Caribbean coast of Costa Rica in Puerto Viejo. This barge is a permanent structure on the black sand beach in Puerto Viejo de Talamanca Costa Rica. On a summer Sunday afternoon is the best time to catch kids jumping off and hiding underneath the barge. Their laughs are infectious and