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Resplendent Quetzal by mydigitalmind Resplendent Quetzal by mydigitalmind
My trip to Costa Rica ended in an area that is known for having many Quetzals. This photo is from an early morning tour where we were lucky to see two pairs of this beautiful bird up close. I returned the next day for an even closer view. As I was going back to the lodge to pack for the airport, another Quetzal flew over my head into an avocado tree behind our room. What a great way to end the perfect vacation.

Resplendent Quetzal
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Canon 7D / EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM

Melissa Mancuso Penta // All Rights Reserved
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:icongothicpoet0615:
One: i love this bird. Two: where did you take this picture? and Three: Is it worth it? this is a beautiful picture of this quetzal bird; stood very still and looks like a portrait of some kind of royal bird. superb quality and quality of light and position in what you took the picture. the green of the feathers stand out in this picture and retains this innocence and tranquility that every animal possess but rarely seen in birds, which this picture captures that ideal.even though people take people use this bird in art, it's still a wonderful portrait. frankly in two words: it's adorable!!! truly cute and perfect; love it to pieces!!!! good work :D
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agnes21 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow! Stunning! Love 
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!
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exit-humanity Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
paradise birdie :D
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Pretty-Planet Featured By Owner May 19, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow.  never seen one of these before!
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LadyCorvidaea Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful shot! They are truly magnificent birds!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconladycorvidaea:
LadyCorvidaea Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Glitter-Pie Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2013  Student General Artist
Wherever that place is I seriously wanna go there... 

Anyways, you're so lucky to have spotted this beauty! I have always wanted to see one. 
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Maybe one day!! It's a great place to visit.
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Misted-Dream Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
What a stunning bird--I love these guys! Really nice, long shot you got here. :aww:
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