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3 days Macro Photography

Carara National Park

Tour description:

Mostly known for birdwatchers, Carara National Park offers what no other national park in Costa Rica does. It’s a transition area between two large ecosystems Dry Tropical Forest and Amazonian Rainforest. The abundance of flora and fauna reaches unbelievable opportunities to capture nature day and night. So many different micro-ecosystems within a few kilometers away from each other. One of the best parts of this national park is its well-established weather. Nearly 5 months of dry season, 2 months in transition and plenty of sunny mornings during the rainy season.

Location

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

 

Day 1. Departure from San Jose to Carara National Park is an hour’s worth of drive into the last remaining Tropical lowlands in the Central American Pacific. 4 hours of easy walk to seek all kinds of tropical fauna, poisonous dart frogs, cicadas, snakes, and hundreds of all amazing biodiversity.

After many hours of gathering for wonderful images, a well-deserved lunch at a special location

  • Pick up time at the Hotel in San Jose 7:00 am
  • Arrival at Carara National Park 8:30 am approx.
  • Lunch 12:30 pm
  • 13:30 to 16:00 return to Carara National Park trails
  • Dinner 18:30
  • Nocturnal macro photography 19:30 – 21:30

 

Day 2. Breakfast at the Hotel and continue seeking for wildlife at several locations such as grasslands, back country roads and rainforest.

  • Breakfast 7:30 am
  • Lunch 12:30 at local restaurant
  • Explore rainforest
  • Dinner 18:30
  • Night hike 19:30 – 21:30  at a Private forest

 

Day 3. Explore back again Carara National Park forest followed by lunch and depart back to San Jose.

 

NOTES

 This journeys trip will focus on:

  • Lighting
  • Focal styles and focal points
  • Composition
  • Recommended Aperture/DOF
  • Suggested lighting systems
  • Post-processing
  • Storyteller a journalist approach