Keel-Billed Toucan in the Rain

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS-1D X
6965784/1000000 sec. / ISO 800
Nearest Area
near the northeastern boarder of Nicaragua
remote area, about 4 hours from San Jose, Costa Rica

One of the highlights of wildlife photography is to be in the right place, at the right time, even when you don’t realize it. The day this photo was taken, it started out rainy and continued to rain all day. Being in an area that I had never been before, you just have to take photos. I decided to try to concentrate on interesting poses and slowed the shutter speed down to get a more interesting effect with the rain but fast enough to freeze the movement of the bird. By selecting the correct exposure I was able to pick up the wonderful fine water drops that covered the black back of this beautiful Toucan and the soft lighting that the rainy day produced. Yes, I was in the right place at the right time.

Date Added
November 28, 2017