Just the right Angle
For a clean background! Positioning the camera is the key to capturing smooth backgrounds in the right light. A good distance behind this bird, with a grass lawn about 60 yards away helped this image and bird shine. The Green violetear is very common in Costa Rica, thanks to the beauty of nature.
No flash ever used in my wildlife photography.
A few more edits here... http://raymondbarlow.smugmug.com/Costa-Rica-Tours/i-DwWXsPS
RJB Costa Rica Tours
Nikon D800 ,Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF AF-S VR
1/1600s f/4.0 at 360.0mm iso640