Saturday, December 27, 2014

Cloud 9


I can't imagine a more imperfect day for ziplining.  Cold, windy, rainy and cloudy.  I guess that is why they call Montverde the Cloud Forest of Costa Rica.  I nicknamed it Cold Forest.  But when you are inside a cloud I guess it is to be expected.  On the other hand, it was the perfect lighting for some surreal photos. I've always thought this photo series from my Costa Rica archives looked photoshopped.  The bird looks placed on the branch.  But it is real.  It was right outside the Selvetura ziplining station.


The drive up....


Moths clung to the side of the building.  They didn't want to get wet either. The variety there was stunning.










The drive down...


 I'm ending this post with another wet jungle bird photo.  This was not a good day for adventure.  But these bird shots are some of my all time favorites.

P.S. I had 9 photos in this series that I named cloud 1-9 in my saved photos file.  When I got to number 9 I thought what a perfect name for this post!


26 comments:

Gunilla B├Ąck said...

I love the moths. They're all gorgeous.

eileeninmd said...

I like the title, very clever.. And the bird is a cutie! Love the variety of moths. Great shots! Thank you for linking up and sharing your critter post.. Have a happy weekend!

Mariusz from Nowy Sacz said...

Sharon! I immediately fell in love with your drawings and photographs.
They are wonderful.
:)

Happy New Year !!!

Donald Urness said...

Very nice! It is always a crapshoot when traveling but I am glad to see you made the best of it.

Mary said...

Fabulous photos! :) And they're real! Nature in all its gorgeousness.

Tweedles -- that's me said...

Oh that sweet little birdie!!! He is so cute.
And those moths are gorgeous.
love
tweedles

Gauri Kulkarni said...

Beautiful clicks Sharon, and the bird looks super cute :)

Anni said...

...and your photos put me on cloud 9 [point 1] What amazing images. So lush, so green.

And your photos of the sweet bird is awesome

Thanks for sharing the link this weekend at I'd Rather B Birdin'

Mama Zen said...

Awesome pictures of the moths!

Linda Hensley said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! You really are a wonderful photographer, either that or you've got an unnatural way with animals that make them pose for you. Thanks for sharing your adventures!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So wonderful. Costa Rica is on my bucket list. I hope I make it!

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully moody shots.

Marie said...

Gorgeous jungle photos and I loved the bird and the moth shots as well. You are right, they turned out great because of the cloud cover.

Neil said...

Happy New Year.

Margaret Adamson said...

That bird is SOOOO cute and your shots of the Moths are great.

Adam Jones said...

What a lovely post.

Irma said...

Beautiful series of images.
Especially the little bird is totally awesome.
The moths also captured perfectly.
Best regards, Irma

Ida said...

That is a wonderful photo of that sweet little bird.
Loved all those different moths.
Wishing you a Happy New Year.

Chris Rohrer said...

Pretty sweet shots up there. I love the cloud forests. This one looks like a Yellowish Flycatcher....I think.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful moths and sweet little dreamer-bird! :)

Maggid said...

Not a day for adventure, you say??? When i visit your blogs - I find LOTS of adventure . . I just came from meows and brks and something - a collection of art that makes me hope with all my heart that my stories come somewhere close to the fun and excitement of your pictures . . then, i visit here - and find Moths so HUGE . . and cutie jungle birds . . Golly . . Adventure is EXACTLY what i find when i visit you - happy new year!!!

Lady Lilith said...

Nice shots. I did not realize all the wonderful patterns in nature.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

What a great collection of moths!
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Anne said...

I have always loved your beautiful blog. You are very talented. I have started to blog again. I hope you will stop by.

Hilary said...

All lovely, Sharon. But I especially love that wee yellow bundle of feathers. Happy New Year to you and yours. :)

Pat Tillett said...

I love ALL of these photos Sharon! The moths are crazy and beautiful looking.

Happy New Year!