In Search of the Quetzal
For several years we have hiked the trails around Boquete, Panama which is in the highlands of western Chiriqui. This area which is generally above 5,000 feet of elevation, is one of the few areas to see and photograph the Quetzal. Nevertheless this bird hides in the shadows and does not fly in open areas. We have found the bird on prior occasions but never were able to get a "quality" image until this year. This was taken with a Nikon D-300 and a 80-400VR lens. Patience does pay off but you can't always go back to a specific area in a country like Panama in Central America. This year we were fortunate.
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