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Ecuador is for lovers - birds lovers that is - Round 1 (Image Heavy)

  
 
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I wanted to do a trip with my son of the longest time. He is heading off to his first job in DC next week and we never had a father son trip. I wanted to find some common ground for the both of us. I do not play video games and he did not do wildlife photography. But both of us love to travel, and had not been to S America. So it made sense to plan for Ecuador. I had 3 requirements, trip had to be done in or around the 2nd part of July, the group would only consist of my son and I, the photo tour guide would teach my son wildlife photography. With a lot a help from fellow Fmer's (Amit, Eric and Faizan thanks to each one of you) the father and son duo, set off to meet Luis Alcivar, who not only accommodated each of these requirements but went beyond the expected. At the end of the trip my son, Luis and I were best friends. What more could someone ask for. We were laughing, joking, and taking pictures at the same time. Luis did such a great job that in 2 days, my son was taking better pictures than I (does not say much about me ). Also my son's reflexes were a lot faster than mine

Anyways we saw over 190 species (including Male and Females) in 10 days, over 150 if you count M/F as one species (2 days were devoted to travel internally and to get there). We shot in and around Quito, Andes high lands, mid lands, lowlands, upper rain forest, mid rain forest and spent a day in a lake in the Amazon rain forest. We saw and or took pictures of over 40 different humming birds species.
In fact when I asked my son what was the best part about Ecuador was, he said humming birds - go figure. I would highly recommend a trip down there.
There were many unique species as well. Hopefully I'll be able to post more that 100 different species all told.
Here goes.






© kdacharya 2019


1- Hoatzin in flight - the direct descendants of the dinosaur

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    360mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





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2- Ecuadorian Hillstar

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





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3- Shiny Sunbeam

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/200s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  





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4- Purple Thoarted Woodstar

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/200s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





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5- Carunculated Caracara in flight

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    400mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  





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6- Rainbow Bearded Thornbill

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/640s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  





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7- Glossy Flowerpiercer

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    214mm    f/5.0    1/250s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  





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8 - Rufus Tailed Humming bird

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/250s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Batch 2 - sorry looks like I have technical difficulties

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Batch 2



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9- Flame Faced Tanager

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/160s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  





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10 Booted Racket tail - Orange boots

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/500s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





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11- Purple Throated Woodstar

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/250s    2500 ISO    0.0 EV  





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12- Whitenecked Jacobib -Female -Thanks Luis for the ID

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    321mm    f/5.6    1/640s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  





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13 Golden-naped Tanager

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/4.0    1/160s    160 ISO    0.0 EV  





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14- Buff Winged Starfrontlet

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/6.3    1/1250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





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15- Masked Flowerpiercer

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    400mm    f/5.6    1/640s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





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16- Red Headed Barbet - Female.

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/60s    250 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Batch 3



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17 - Gorgetted Woodstar Female

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/640s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





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18 - Sunbittern

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





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19 - Violet tailed Sylph - ID corrected

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    300mm    f/5.6    1/500s    1250 ISO    0.0 EV  





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20 - Andean Guan

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/9.0    1/320s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





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21- Scarlet-bellied tanager

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM lens    500mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  





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22 - Black Chested Mountain Tanager

  Canon EOS-1D X    EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens    248mm    f/5.0    1/1250s    800 ISO    -0.3 EV  





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23 - Brown Violet Eared

  Canon EOS 5D Mark IV    EF500mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x III lens    700mm    f/5.6    1/160s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  





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24 - White necked Jacobin

  Canon EOS 5D Mark III    EF400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens    400mm    f/16.0    1/200s    500 ISO    0.0 EV  



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Sounds like an amazing trip! Excellent images and excellent memories. You cannot go wrong with that combo. I am back from a recent trip to Ecuador too, and most of these species I did not see (saw the last one). Looking forward to batch 2.


Aug 03, 2019 at 08:09 PM
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KD,

Spectacular and a special set. I got my 17 year old to get down with me during the summer months. Before he heads off to college, next year, will get another one with him. Will ping you guys when itís time.

Bibek



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Sweet Moses, KD, these are awesome. Mustíve been quite the trip.


Aug 03, 2019 at 10:04 PM
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So glad the trip was all you wanted and more ! Excellent set KD.

Birdie



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These beautiful photos are the bonus to the main story of your wonderful trip with your son. Congratulations! Now you have discovered a new common interest in bird photography, something you can do together many times in the future.


Aug 03, 2019 at 11:08 PM
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YGMV!!
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Wow, you had a great time I can see!
So many species in such a short time, very good job! I canīt wait to be there this next November!



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beautiful and voted!


Aug 03, 2019 at 11:48 PM
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KCollett wrote:
Sounds like an amazing trip! Excellent images and excellent memories. You cannot go wrong with that combo. I am back from a recent trip to Ecuador too, and most of these species I did not see (saw the last one). Looking forward to batch 2.


thanks Ken. How many days were you in Ecuador? please do post some shots. Hope you like batch 2 and 3



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All over the top, KD.
Voted.

Pius



Aug 04, 2019 at 05:52 AM
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that is some set....love the Hoatzin and Caracara shots


Aug 04, 2019 at 06:29 AM
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KD ! Just another example of your incredible skills. These are fantastic as always. That first shot of the Hoatzin blew me away then they just kept coming. Even better is the time you spent with your son, good for you guys. Great, great work. YGMV

Greg



Aug 04, 2019 at 08:05 AM
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Wow Mr. KD ... this is such an amazing beautiful set, so many different birds ...

How awesome and special to photograph with your son.

Your first pix is Stunning!

You and your son have a great Sunday,

Mrs. BB





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Hi KD...

As a longtime fan of your work, this set further cements your talent as a photographer. However, and more importantly, your bond with your son during this trip must have been far more rewarding for you (and him). Photography has as many different motivations as photographers I suppose, but your particular motivation on this trip is indeed heartwarming.

Voted.

Tom



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A truly exquisite set! I donít know how you do it KD but you keep upping the game. Well done! Voted!


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Impressive shots KD! These shots most certainly deserve a vote


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