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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

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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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:iconladycorvidaea:
LadyCorvidaea Oct 11, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Wonderful shot! They are truly magnificent birds!
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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much!
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:iconladycorvidaea:
LadyCorvidaea Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome! :)
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Glitter-Pie 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 Oct 15, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Maybe one day!! It's a great place to visit.
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Misted-Dream 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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:iconmydigitalmind:
mydigitalmind Dec 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!! It helps that he is so beautiful :D
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:iconmisted-dream:
Misted-Dream Dec 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
You're very welcome!
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:icondavigar:
Increible..! Te felicito...por la suerte y el pulso. Yo tuve un momoto como a 50m de distancia y ninguna de las fotos las pude enfocar, era tal la impresión, pues nunca había visto uno.
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mydigitalmind Oct 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias! Estas aves fueron muy cooperativos para mí.
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