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Cuban Tody (Featured by Lonely Planet in August 2014)



This shot of a Cuban Tody was a once in a lifetime opportunity when this shy bird landed in front of me during a trip to the Cuban Rainforest....
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This shot of a Cuban Tody was a once in a lifetime opportunity when this shy bird landed in front of me during a trip to the Cuban Rainforest.
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8 Comments | Report
susannejordan
 
susannejordan February 18, 2014
So adorably cute little green bird!!
Great job!!!
jojoxena
 
jojoxena February 18, 2014
Top Shot!
klukowski Premium
 
klukowski February 20, 2014
Awesome capture!
rommyrozenberg
 
rommyrozenberg February 22, 2014
What a beautyful bird! Great shot!
uniquephotoarts
 
uniquephotoarts February 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your comments :o)
pedronunoferreira
 
pedronunoferreira April 12, 2015
Well done. Excellent photograph. Todus multicolor a year round resident of Cuba in least concern status.
geoffreychristian
 
geoffreychristian December 14, 2016
Beautiful. Keep up the good work.
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n_deb_click December 20, 2016
Its amazing how your presence and pictures have again and again motivated and inspired others. Thanks for your presence. Please keep sharing your amazing pics.

Behind The Lens

Location
This was taken in the rainforest in Cuba.
Time
Afternoon
Lighting
It was taken in the thick trees of the rainforest where there was just rays of sun breaking through
Equipment
Canon 70D, Sigma 18-250mm.
Inspiration
This is what i consider to be the photo i'm most proud of out of all my images, because it was a once in a lifetime opportunity. We booked a trip whilst on holiday in Cuba with a ranger to go into the rainforest. During the trip, the ranger mentioned a beautiful vibrant little bird called a Cuban Tody, but explained that we would be extremely lucky to see one as they are really shy birds and not often seen. Near the end of the trek, unbelievably one landed on a branch about 10 feet away from where we were stood, he stayed for a few seconds, just long enough for me to lift and fire a burst of shots. It was featured by 'Lonely Planet' in August 2014 in an article on Cuban wildlife.
Editing
Nothing required.
In my camera bag
I usually go with everything i might need. Canon 70D, Sigma 18-250mm lens, Sigma 150-500mm lens, polarising filter, monopod, spare battery, spare memory cards.
Feedback
As i have said before this was totally unexpected, so all i can say is 'expect the unexpected' as you never know when it will happen and your opportunity to arise.

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