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7 Jan 08
Canon XTi w/EF100-400
Gamboa, Panama

I first saw him from a distance on the path, as the racquet tip of his tail was not evident, I wasn't sure what he was. With my slow approach he flew of into the shrubs on the side of the path. That was when I knew I had a Motmot. It took some persistence to get clear shots. Luckily, for some reason Motmots don't scare easily.
Jun 25 2008
7 Jan 08
Canon XTi w/EF100-400
Gamboa, Panama

I saw this fellowat a distance land at the edge of a swampy area. Having previously had a glimpse of a hawk in this area, I approached carefully and started shooting as soon as a clear shot was available. Good thing, he didn't hang around like the Trogons and Motmots.
Jun 24 2008
7 Jan 08
Canon XTi w/EF100-400
Gamboa, Panama

The pathways of the hotel grounds were a birders paradise. On our return from a steamy walk this fellow was overhead, and not particularly shy.
Jun 24 2008
6 Jan 08
Canon XTi w/EF100-400
Gamboa, Panama

From the colour in flight, I thought I had seen a pigeon fly into a distant dark tree. I took a few photos as I approached and the bird flew off before I could get a good look. It was only when I got home that I found out I had done better.
Jun 22 2008
6 Jan 08
Canon XTi w/EF100-400
Gamboa, Panama

The grounds of the Hotel Gamboa was one of the hottest birding spots around. Rivaling the famous "Pipeline Road". Taken some 30 steps out of the lobby at the edge of the parking lot.
Jun 22 2008
Jan 3 2008
3 Jan 08
Canon XTi w/EF 100-400
Farallon, Cocle, Panama

Walking from the hotel De Camaron, I saw at the edge of my vision a Grackle chasing another bird. It ended abruptly in a small flowering shrub. I saw nothing until I approached tripod on the ready. At 15m I could make out the parrot.
Because of the circumstances it is one of my favourite shots.
Jun 21 2008