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Morning on the Canal - Tortuguero

Posted by
Barbara Lee (Oakland, United States) on 23 January 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

It was magical silently cruising the canals of Tortuguero National Park in Costa Rica. We were out early, when the light was still soft, which made for great color and a wonderful reflection. We slipped quietly through the water, watching, waiting - for birds and other wildlife. I felt like I was on the African Queen. I would go back in a moment. I think that Tortuguero was the absolute highlight of a fantastic experience in the parks and forests of this wonderful country.

NIKON D90 1/50 second F/8.0 ISO 1000 84 mm (35mm equiv.)

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DULCIE from Danville, CA, United States

A sensual shot...a mystical, magical world beautifully photographed.

23 Jan 2011 7:57am

Tede from Aubenas 07, France

Certainly you've discovered paradise. Splendid all that greenery. Good day.

23 Jan 2011 10:58am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

merveilleux !

23 Jan 2011 12:00pm

marci from in, Morocco

gorgeous - like a shangri-la!!

23 Jan 2011 3:17pm

Marleen from Doesburg, Netherlands

Fabulous nature..... Awesome capture, Barbara! ( I had an 'african queen flashback' as well;-))

23 Jan 2011 3:55pm

Julie Brown from Indianapolis, United States

The soft light is very evident, with lovely saturated colors and textures throughout the whole scene. I can see why you consider this the highlight of your trip. How great for you that you could be in this place and absorb its beauty.

23 Jan 2011 4:51pm

john4jack from Corvallis, Oregon, United States


24 Jan 2011 1:05am

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

amazing capture of the jungle! fantastic sharpness and focus - the details are amazing, every leaf and every branch! superb work on composition and exposure as well!

24 Jan 2011 2:58am

Andrea from Regina, Canada

Just wonderful! This photo transports me for just a moment to somewhere hot and lush.

24 Jan 2011 7:04pm

KriKridesign from Cully, Switzerland

this is just marvelous...the image of the green paradise...

26 Jan 2011 8:08am

1/50 second
ISO 1000
84 mm (35mm equiv.)