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This the national bird of Cost Rica....and VERY difficult to find and photograph, my friends son has lived here 18 years and never seen one...I was here 2nd day, with a guide, and had them in the camera...this was when we had the earthquake, and we were just two and half miles from epicentre!!!
Thought it was my excitement...
Also got the long tailed one...so beautiful.

Thank you Steve and Ruth for your User Awards...appreciated
Thank you all for stopping by, and very sorry cannot do much voting
Due to internet...but doing my best.

Take care and look after each other

And I did not bother to swim with the crocodiles today...thought
I would upset them...pool was enough.Tongue

Lillian

Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkIII
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Title:Quetzal
Username:Lillian Lillian
Uploaded:21 Jul 2014 - 3:37 AM
Tags:Birds, Costa rica, National bird, Quetzal, Wildlife / nature
Votes:Voting Disabled

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prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 3:54 AM

Gods lovely creation. Well taken too

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 8141 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 5:16 AM

Great spot and capture, Lillian. Carol

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom99 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 5:55 AM

Beautiful bird well captured.

You obviously had the luck of the visitor. When we were in the USA we spent one and a half hours watching an American Bald Eagle in the wild. When we got back to the hotel we told the lady there. She was an eagle nut, had never seen one in the wild and when she checked with all the staff and residents, neither had they. It seems that National birds only make appearances for tourists!

ugly
ugly e2 Member 6ugly vcard United Kingdom56 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 6:34 AM


Quote: Great spot and capture, Lillian. Carol

I agree.

Dave

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4266 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
21 Jul 2014 - 7:04 AM

How lucky you were to capture such a fabulous bird! You are very thoughtful and I am sure the crocodiles will appreciate your thinking of their feelings and not swimming with them. Grin

Maureen

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
21 Jul 2014 - 7:07 AM

Beautiful Lillian,
Fred.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 7:27 AM

Well done you a lovely capture. Smile

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 7:28 AM

Great looking Bird Lillian, well capturedSmile

Cliff

DicksPics
DicksPics e2 Member 3DicksPics vcard United Kingdom8 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 8:06 AM

Well done, Lillian - what a beautiful bird, so well captured!

Richard

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2209 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 8:08 AM

So you are a very lucky lady then Lillian to have seen one of these lovely birds and have a brilliant image of it as well.SmileSmile
NettaSmile

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 338 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 8:13 AM

Great spot and lovely picture.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 8:28 AM

Lucky you, well done on this capture.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

morpheus1955
21 Jul 2014 - 8:39 AM

Cracking shot Lillian

Hugh

Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 9:08 AM

Beautiful bird Lillian. Well done for beating all the locals at spotting it.!!GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43500 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom104 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 9:37 AM

Beautiful, simply beautiful. Thanks for sharing Lillian, looking forward to many more.

Nathan GrinGrinGrin

ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2201 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 9:41 AM

Wow Lillian, how great for you...a great shot

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 9:52 AM

A beauty well done



Billy

rontear
rontear e2 Member 11rontear vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 10:48 AM

Beautiful and rare Lillian, excellent image of this species !!
Ron

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 11:12 AM

Wow, a mythical bird! ("associated with the "snake god", Quetzalcoatl by Pre-Columbian Mesoamerican civilizations" [Wikipedia]. ) Not only in Costa Rica is famous but in all Maya and Aztec cultures. A very rare image. Excellent!

CaroleS
CaroleS e2 Member 436 forum postsCaroleS vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 11:13 AM

Trust you to find the allusive one, what a wonderful find - you were so quick off the mark with your shot too as a record, well done!
Take careSmile
Carole

Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 6Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 12:57 PM

What a beauty! And how lucky to have come upon him and then a beautiful capture.

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom3 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 1:19 PM

Another beautiful bird & so well captured.
Glad you are not going in with crocs!
Ju

gary_d
gary_d  6556 forum posts Wales13 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 1:25 PM

I can see why this would be the national bird, a wonderful image. - gary

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 1:52 PM

irridescent feather--- What a beautiful bird-- good shot!

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 2:01 PM

Wow Lillian - you lucky so and so - a beauty.
Joan

christinecilia
christinecilia e2 Member 3christinecilia vcard England
21 Jul 2014 - 2:11 PM

beautiful bright colors great shot lillian. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 6:13 PM

A scruffy beauty Lillian Smile

JohnSmile

Mike_Smith
Mike_Smith e2 Member 7132 forum postsMike_Smith vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 6:20 PM

Wonderful shot Lillian, not much chance of us seeing this Bird then lol. Earthquake was it a bad one ? Strangely we were in Jersey on our last day and we also had an Earthquake its epicenter was just 7 miles away and was felt as far away as Scotland

tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 95951 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 6:47 PM

I reckon the crocs got wind of the swing idea and took shelterWink


Adrian

danbrann
danbrann e2 Member 10476 forum postsdanbrann vcard 15 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 7:12 PM

What a find Lillian. Lady luck was with you but You have to be there to be lucky.

bricurtis
bricurtis e2 Member 91911 forum postsbricurtis vcard England48 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 8:20 PM

Thats one very colourful bird Lillian.
Brian.

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41077 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
21 Jul 2014 - 8:30 PM

Tongue ...... and I've yet to see a live kingfisher in the uk!!!!

Dave

Ruthannette
Ruthannette e2 Member 7Ruthannette vcard England
21 Jul 2014 - 10:11 PM

You luck lady Lillian, well worth the earthquake.. Glad you gave the Crocs a miss.

Ruth

mikbee
mikbee e2 Member 7mikbee vcard Scotland7 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2014 - 12:09 AM

Looks a bit grumpy Lillian but a colourful shot.
And I turned down the part as Tarzan in a remake of the film.
There was no way I was wrestling with a crocodile wearing nothing but a loincloth over my bits and bobs !!
Mick

Last Modified By mikbee at 22 Jul 2014 - 12:10 AM
sparrowhawk
sparrowhawk e2 Member 6268 forum postssparrowhawk vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
22 Jul 2014 - 11:13 AM

beautiful shot

brian17302
brian17302 e2 Member 2brian17302 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
25 Jul 2014 - 10:22 PM

Beautiful bird & super capture Lillian

Brian

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
8 Aug 2014 - 10:44 PM

A fantastic shot of this beautiful and brightly coloured little bird, you must have been chuffed to bits to catch this lifer on camera

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