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"Waiting for the light..." (Amazonian Motmot)
Roynato

"Waiting for the light..." (Amazonian Motmot) (Momotus momota)

When I arrived at my favorite motmot spot sunday morning, this wonderful fella was sitting there, in total shade of the forest, as they usually do.

I sat and waited. As the morning progressed, the sun light came from the side and started to hit some of those branches, and you get these "half and half" light/shade effects.

Something about this photo with this light... it became one of my favorite that I've ever taken.
Location
Southeast Brazil
Date taken
31 of March 2024
Scientific name
Momotus momota
Equipment used
Nikon P950
the light and shadow create a wonderful atmosphere indeed, Roy, superb photo, love it, many tfs!!
 
Oh my goodness! Absolutely outstanding. A magical portrait.
 
Supporter
To me it shows how a colorful and reasonably large bird of the neotropics can be sitting in the open and one could walk by it and never notice it. I know I have done that with many neotropical beauties. I see why you like this picture so much. TFS Roynato!
 
Opus Editor
Having just come back from seeing the Trinidad Motmot I appreciate this photo!! Tfs Roy!
 

Media information

Category
Central & South America & Mexico
Added by
Roynato
Date added
View count
143
Comment count
11

Image metadata

Device
NIKON CORPORATION COOLPIX P950
Aperture
ƒ/5.6
Focal length
170.0 mm
Exposure time
1/200 second(s)
ISO
450
Flash
Off, did not fire
Filename
DSCN3365.JPG
File size
6.5 MB
Date taken
Sun, 31 March 2024 7:59 AM
Dimensions
4048px x 3036px

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