Coasta Rican Photoshoot: Ken

We're here! (You were probably expecting a Toucan!) We have one day here in the capitol city of San Jose, and being the rainy season, we knew we had until mid afternoon to go out and take pictures. We were told of an excellent sanctuary for injured animals called "Zoo Ave" (Ave pronounced like in "Ave Maria"). We were astounded at the size, the cleanliness the spacious, often open, housing for the animals and the signage on everything (in English and Spanish). Ken took photos of most of the signage, but I'm leaving most pictures on my card and didn't get the names of the birds uploaded. I'm just so proud of Ken that he's trying very hard to consider composition and focus, so I wanted to post his picture first.

Since I have 4 albums, I might use them all tonight as I don't know how much free time I'll have in the days ahead. Tomorrow we fly to Puerto Jiminez, a resort, where I'm taking a 12-person photo class for 5 days with Matt Kloskowski (Ken's hoping to do some deep-sea fishing!) We can't believe how fast this came around since signing up back around February!

(When I find this hawk's proper name, I'll add it!)
Wow what a beauty! Safe journey tomorrow and have the time of your life in that photo class! Xxx fav!
posted June 11th, 2018  
Beautifully detailed!
posted June 11th, 2018  
Sounds like a great class. Wonderful instructor.
posted June 11th, 2018  
@danette I was sure there must be people here who've heard of him! Of course! You being from Fla! I'm so excited to spend time with this group! As soon as I read he was teaching in Costa Rica I was immediately on board!!!
posted June 11th, 2018  
Fabulous fav
posted June 11th, 2018  
Such a majestic bird! Fav. Your class sounds great Louise...5 days of tricks, techniques, pointers and practice...how cool! Be sure to share some of the things you learn! :)
posted June 11th, 2018  
Amazing capture :)
posted June 11th, 2018  
Stunning capture 💕
posted June 11th, 2018  
He looks like he means business... wouldn't want to argue with him!
posted June 11th, 2018  
Another great shot Louise
posted June 12th, 2018  
Great shot, Ken.
posted June 12th, 2018  
Enjoy your holiday.
posted June 12th, 2018  
OMG, that guy's a legend. I await reports on the course with bated breath.
posted June 13th, 2018  
Wonderful shot Ken.
Oh how lucky are you to be taking a course with Matt!
Can't wait to see your photos!
posted June 14th, 2018  
Hope you enjoyed your time in Costa Rica! Not been there but may be visiting Bolivia later in the year...
posted June 15th, 2018  
Great capture
posted June 16th, 2018  
Hooray for Ken. He’s a beauty. I see you are using “my”camera. I’m taking on safari to Tanzania. I hope I get pictures like this!
posted June 19th, 2018  
@allie912 Ken and I both have them and we LOVE this camera!!! Tanzania when???!!! Met a lovely man in our tour group who was born there and now lives in London. Will look forward to seeing some amazing photos! We were told again and again, "Take the longest lens you can afford" and then came the caveat... "You'll learn it will never be long enough!" Have a fabulous time! Are the Argabrites coming north this summer? We look forward to seeing them, too!
posted June 19th, 2018  
@Weezilou I am traveling on safari in August with my college roommate. I have actually bought a second 6000 so I can keep the long lens on one permanently. This is the trip of a life time and I want to be prepared!
posted June 19th, 2018  
What an experience! This really is a wonderful image of the bird.
@allie912 We're going (we hope) to Tanzania in December...will look forward to seeing your photos from there.
posted June 19th, 2018  
Way to go, Ken. This is a terrific photo!!
posted June 20th, 2018  
Fantastic shot Fav
posted June 21st, 2018  
I'd love to see Costa Rica...
posted August 7th, 2018  
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