Flora of Costa Rica

In Costa Rica, Galleries, Photography, The Americas by GaryLeave a Comment

Our Flora gallery

Our 2007 trip to Costa Rica was an opportunist getaway on the back of a business trip. I had just taken up a new role which meant working with a team in the countries capital San José. My belief is when working with people from another country it is important to understand the culture. What better way than a 2 week road trip? I still have many of those former colleagues as friends. The full details of the journey can be found on Janis’s post ‘Sloths & Mojitos – The Costa Rica road trip‘.

Suffice to say a visit to Costa Rica, a country renown for its biodiversity, was going to yield a reasonable amount of shots. Therefore I split the shots into 3 galleries to make them more ‘bite-size’.

I hope you enjoy this selection, if you do there are 2 other galleries Reptiles & Sloths and Birds, Bats & Monkeys.

Please feel free to comment.

Technical bits

All of the shots were taken on a Canon EOS-1D Mark II N. The lens of choice was the EF100-400mm lens.

I use Adobe Lightroom to catalogue the images, before being processed in Adobe Photoshop.

One point of note is the humidity in Tortuguero was exceptionally challenging. Therefore if you have any of those sachets of silica gels worth making sure there are a few in your kit bag. if you can keep your camera bag from getting too damp, that would be an advantage. Everything took an age to dry out due to the high humidity.

If a particular shot interests you and you want to know the settings, just shout.

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