• Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 15 November, 2018 07:08
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 15 November, 2018 06:38
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1800
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 15 November, 2018 06:38
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 4000
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 15 November, 2018 07:08
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 15 November, 2018 06:38
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 1800
  • Shutter speed: 1/320 s
  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Taken: 15 November, 2018 07:08
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 2200
  • Shutter speed: 1/1600 s

This incredibly beautiful bird is blending so well with its environment that it can be in a tree right in front of you and you will still miss it. When perched it will sit still and only slowly move its head around to assess its surroundings, and its gorgeous long tail feathers will sway with the wind, as if part of a plant.⠀

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
The quetzal picked a fruit from a nearby tree one at a time, and then flew to a perch to prepare the fruit to be consumed. Several squeezes and juggling of the fruit was performed before it finally went down the hatch.

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)
It is when in flight you have the best chance to follow it to its next perch where you can observe it in all its glory.

Resplendent quetzal (Pharomachrus mocinno)

It sounds like this:


Elevation: 2526 meters

  • Aperture: ƒ/5.6
  • Camera: NIKON D5
  • Focal length: 700mm
  • ISO: 4000
  • Shutter speed: 1/500 s

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