Saturday, December 26, 2009

Machete Flower and Emerald Toucanet

This and another Emerald Toucanet were having a hearty feast of these machete flowers. They were so intent on their lunch that I was able to get within ten feet of them. I was pleased with that. I love the color of these birds, so freaking vibrant! Taken in Costa Rica earlier this year. Bird Photography Weekly and Today's Flower

16 comments:

mick said...

Beautiful color on both the flower and the bird. Great photo.

eileeninmd said...

Jill, it is a colorful bird. Great shot.

elvira pajarola said...

INCREDIBLY wonderful....this colourcombinations!!!!
(if I would be a designer...: I would create my first dress in these colours...wow!!)

Happy day and a fantastic year full of great discovering-adventures for you!!!!
ciao ciao elvira

Reader Wil said...

I have always thought the toucan a very brilliantly colourful bird. Great photo.

Martha in PA said...

Thanks for stopping by my Camera Critter post. Silly Dave ran right into the patio door today while playing with one of his friends. I hope he is okay. They are having fun finding all the treats that were at the bottom of the snow, since it rained all day yesterday and the snow is gone.

Your photos are magnificent. I want to be you when I grow up!!! LOL

My Photo Blog

Carver said...

Spectacular shot. I love the vibrant colors.

Naturegirl said...

Beautiful examples of how beautiful and exotic Nature is!
Happy New Year!

chubskulit said...

Lovely capture!

Please come and see My flowers when you're free. Happy New Year!

MaineBirder said...

Exquisite photo of a colorful bird! Beautiful!

Denise said...

This is a wonderful photo for Today's Flowers. Thank you so much for sharing the lovely flowers as well as this very beautiful bird.

Nance said...

What a colorful bird and vibrant red flower! There are so much beauty in nature!
Have fun on your adventures!

This Is My Blog - fishing guy said...

Jill: what a lovely capture, thanks for sharing this great combination.

Bob and Cynthia Kaufman said...

What a colorful bird! Outstanding shot, Jill.

Neil said...

Great colour of both the bird and flower.

guild-rez said...

I love both flower and bird.
Very beautiful picture.
Thank you for sharing and I wish a very "Happy New Year".
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Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty if only we have the eyes to see them.
(John Ruskin)

NatureFootstep said...

Now I found your entry, You have two blogs :)

I agree with the great colors. But, what a beak!

NF Birds