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Costa Rican Wildlife

Ok, so maybe a pigeon does not quite constitute "wild" life, but I did encounter pigeons in Costa Rica so I figure it falls in the relevant category. This was taken in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose.

For more animal shots from my trip go here.

Costa Rican Wildlife

Ok, so maybe a pigeon does not quite constitute "wild" life, but I did encounter pigeons in Costa Rica so I figure it falls in the relevant category. This was taken in the capital of Costa Rica, San Jose.

For more animal shots from my trip go here.

comments (51)

  • JJ
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 00:20
Wonderful close in shot, wonderful detail and the color sin this bird are so cool
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 00:34
Oh how wonderfully shot up close. The color is so nice too.
  • Steve
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 00:53
Wow, that is a beautiful pigeon. Great shot.
Superb capture ! The details are awesome.
The details and colors are fabulous. Excellent close up shot of this beautiful bird.
  • Kala
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 02:35
Wonderful light, color and detail in those feathers.
  • alex
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 02:55
It does look "wild" all puffed up like that!
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 12 May 2010, 03:53
They have rather wild colours on their heads and chests, Charles...so, close enough!
  • spark
  • Australia
  • 12 May 2010, 03:54
fantastic capture Charles, who knew a pigeon could look so interesting! and that colour is a real stand out too, no drab grey street pigeon here
Wow, fantastic and fabulous! Many details and very sharp!5*!
This is a great close up Charless!!
Géniale!!!!! I like colors and the composition. A bientôt VAL
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 12 May 2010, 06:34
That is one very pump pigeon, Charles! I think he could burst.
  • Luke
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 06:42
A decadent bird!
  • oscar
  • France
  • 12 May 2010, 07:06
Magnific! i like this bird
impressive closeup exelent contrast and use of light such wonderful shot
  • rem_la
  • france
  • 12 May 2010, 07:14
magnifique ce portrait !
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2010, 07:23
Amazing Detail! 10/10
He may not be wild but he doesn't look very pleased.
  • Chris
  • England
  • 12 May 2010, 08:00
Not wild but a nice shot none the less Charles
I like the layers of feathers, so need to capture it
Superb photograph, beautiful photographic quality, well with you Charles
  • Carlib
  • France
  • 12 May 2010, 09:44
What a fat little guy! Looks like he is by a fountain!
Well done, this shot!
  • k@
  • France
  • 12 May 2010, 11:16
How sharp and beautiful dress !
Fabulous in every way Charles. The Henry V111 of pigeons.
nice puffed up shot....
Superbe couleur sur cet oiseau , c'est une très belle photo
  • didier
  • france
  • 12 May 2010, 12:52
very beautiful !!
good details!!
Great detail and colour, he looks gorgeoussmile
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 12 May 2010, 13:59
Works for me, Charles. I like his fluffed-up appearance very much.
  • Will
  • Japan
  • 12 May 2010, 14:43
Brilliant portrait of the flying rat, love the vibrant colours on it's chest and the drops of water on it are pricelss.

Take it easy

Will
Great detail and color. Makes this photo interesting even though it's just a "rat with wings".
  • don
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 16:30
A marvelous close up with great detail and color. Nice use of selective focus.
That is an impressive looking bird Charles.
  • mariana
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 16:48
Incredible closeup and frame ! Bravo !
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 17:28
Wonderful selective focus on here. I like how it's feathers are all ruffled.
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 12 May 2010, 17:33
such a pretty bird, love the detail in the feathers.
This FANTASTIC image leaves me wondering Charles...The light, composition and FABULOUS details are outstanding!
You caught him well puffed up Charles.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 12 May 2010, 18:27
Domestic animals can become wild again. It doesn't matter, they still make a great pie.
Those feathers are amazingly sharp! Great how you caught those tiny drops on them. This birdy looks stuffed! smile Too many tourists feeding it all day!
  • grouser
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 12 May 2010, 19:18
That ruffled plumage is caught superbly. Did you try a very tight crop on it? I think it could work really well
That pigeon is either cold, just had a good wash, or is feeling a little frisky! Good shot whatever it's up to.
Great close-up, the texture of the feathers is wonderfully caught.
  • Antoine
  • France
  • 12 May 2010, 21:08
Superb portrait photo and your bird is really beautiful.
  • Zhu
  • Canada
  • 12 May 2010, 21:19
Did you take it in the main square in San Jose, the one with the McDonalds?

That was indeed the only place where I saw pigeons there.

really cool closeup!
Looks like he was enjoying a bath. Great capture.
Elegant colors, seems to have been party dress.
Nice detail and colour.
wonderful shot charles, such detail
Good lord!, What a way to fill the photo! Beautiful Charles!

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