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Violaceous Trogon by robbobert Violaceous Trogon by robbobert
No, I did not just make up both the words in the title. Although "violaceous" is a pretty badass word.

I fell in love with trogons during my study abroad in Costa Rica. Despite their colors, they're hard to spot a lot of the time just because they're so damn quiet. They have the coolest striped, squared tails. It's totally different from just about any other bird you're likely to see. Which I guess makes sense since trogons are kind of off in a group all their own in bird classifications. :O
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WillemSvdMerwe Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2014
Really beautiful photo!
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robbobert Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! :thanks: Definitely one of the cooler birds I saw down in Costa Rica.
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012
Aww, so cute :D I love trogons for their big eyes and funny toes :)
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robbobert Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow, I never knew they had funky toes like that. :O Very cool.
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meihua Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012
Haha, yep :D
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Namisao Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Very beautiful =D
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robbobert Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :) Glad you like it.
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very nice pic :)
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robbobert Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks. :thanks:
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snaphappy101 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
ur welcome :)
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 26, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful photo! You are right about them being so quiet. We almost walked right past a Black-throated Trogon who was perched right on the trail - the guide completely missed it! I was the lucky one who saw him. They are beautiful birds. Your photo is much sharper than anything I could get in the dark forest.
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robbobert Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Trust me, I took many blurry shots on the way to one or two in-focus ones. Just got lucky this guy was a return visitor right outside the field station we were staying at, so I had plenty of opportunities. :) Glad you like it.
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mydigitalmind Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Isn't that how it usually is? :D
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robbobert Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
True enough. No matter how many pictures you take, there will only be one that is in focus. The problem for me has always been that that one in-focus picture is the one where the animal blinked or turned its head or flew away or stuck its head behind a branch, etc. etc., etc. I do have some great luck sometimes. ;)
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