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Spot-crowned Woodcreeper C-RICA SER 2
Over many trips to the New World tropics, I have always found woodcreepers a challenge to photograph. This one was no different. As soon as I would get the bird in my viewfinder, it would scurry around the other side of the tree trunk or limb where it was foraging. This bird was on the underside of a near-horizontal limb when I snapped the shutter. The limb is heavily covered in epiphytes, as is fitting for montane cloud forest.
Montane cloud forest dominated by oak
San Gerardo de Dota, Costa Rica
Date taken
15 December 2015
Scientific name
Lepidocolaptes affinis
Equipment used
Canon 7D Mark II, Canon 500 mm II f/4 + 1.4x
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.... it would appear many other people find them tricky to get too, Ronald, judging by how few of them there are in the Gallery!!!

What a great job you've done getting this guy - a super picture. Many thanks or sharing it with us.
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Opus Editor
A beautiful image of this Woodcreeper Ronald. Matches its surroundings well.
An interesting narrative and a wonderful shot, Ronald.

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