Costa Rica Vacation Fall 2011
September 24th, 2011
I’m just finishing a fantastic Costa Rica vacation with my wife! We visited my good friend Greg Basco (aka Speedo Capri) and his wife Ana; they were wonderful hosts. Photographic highlights included the feeders in Greg’s front yard (think Motmots, assorted Tanagers, and something like 8 species of hummingbirds), visits to a couple of our favorite ecolodges, and a wonderful night at Bosque de Paz. This was the first time I used my 600mm f/4 lens here (I’ve always taken my 500mm due to weight considerations), but since my wife was using the 500mm I took the 600mm. I was happy to have the extra reach with a preserved f/4 maximum aperture. I don’t think I ever used my 1.4x during this trip, whereas it was constantly attached to the 500mm on previous visits. I’m hoping to have the new lighter 600mm f/4 before my next Costa Rica workshop at the beginning of February; if so I think I’ll bring it rather than the new 500mm that I also have on order. Here’s a Brown-Hooded Parrot from earlier this week.