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Picture of the day - February 17, 2009

"Sunshine through palm leaves"

Photo of sunbeams bursting through palm leaves.
Photo courtesy of Andres Ojeda.

Yesterday's picture took us to the chilly island of Iceland, but this one takes us to a much warmer place: Costa Rica!  Photographer Andres Ojeda took this somewhat abstract, yet quite beautiful photograph of the evening sun filtering through a canopy of palm leaves at Costa Rica's Corcovado National Park.

As we slog through the cold winter days of mid-February here in southwestern Virginia, I can only imagine what it would be like to lounge around in a hammock in some tropical paradise and look towards the heavens and see a relaxing sight like this.

Mr. Ojeda used this camera and settings to capture this image:
    Camera: Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
    Focal length: 18mm
    Shutter speed: 1/25 second
    Aperture: f/3.5
    ISO: 400

Visitor Comments...
    Name: Adam James
    Town: Dunwoody, GA

    Superb photograph - great exposure and composition! Slightly off topic, but I'm very happy that you have started providing the EXIF data for the "Pictures of the Day". It really helps those of us who are still learning the art and craft of photography in a big way! Thank you so much!!!
    Name: Maxine Farnsworth
    Town: Chula Vista, CA

    Beautiful and exotic... I love this picture!
    Name: Phyllis Helton
    Town: Bristol, VA

    Wouldn't this make a fascinatingly, lovely puzzle?
    Name: Sandra Hill
    Town: Five Points, IN

    With the winter we're having it sure would be nice to be lying in a hammock somewhere on a tropical beach. I agree, wonderful picture.
    Name: Mark Feldman
    Town: Long Island, NY

    Pardon me, but didn't I take this picture? Oh, sorry... that was just me dreaming again. Great job Señor Ojeda.

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