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I'm moving away from ordinary images of static subjects and trying to produce images that instead capture the spirit of my subjects. I consider this image of a blue-crowned motmot speeding through the cloud forest a success.

The image is an in-camera blur combined with flash; like all of my work, the effect is not a product of Photoshop. This is the full-frame image and was composed carefully (though a bit luckily!) in-camera.

This technique and many more are described in my new e-book The Guide to Tropical Nature Photography. Check it out here!

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