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First Dance
Serengeti Zebra Herd
Orchids
Wrought iron and native Oaxacan
The Buick
 Lady of the juices
Camels at rest before a trek across the Ethiopian desert.
Presidential Wreath
Coming up for air!
South Beach Miami
Lotus Blossom. Close-up of lotus flower on Lotus Lake in Wisconsin
Violet Sabrewing in the Cloud Forest
Fall Reflection
Hoar frost
Electric funicular in Lisbon
glorious rocks
A gardener taking a rest at the sacred prayer wheels, Bhutan
Building in Progress at Tahoe
Walking out
Oasis in the desert
California birds are sooo photogenic!
Sandhill Crane Feeding at Dusk
Lynx on a tree
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Violet Sabrewing in the Cloud Forest

On the edge of the Parque de Amistad (a large protected ecosystem that Costa Rica and Panama share), I photographed this very shy Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird as he briefly perched while trying to fend off competitors for nectar. The soft forest light brought out the royal splendor of his color.

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© Daniel Curtis.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2015
Total Views: 85
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2016, 10:40 p.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D800E
Focal Length: 500mm
Shutter Speed: 1/500
Aperture: f5.6
ISO: ISO3200
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