© 2012 roberto vega peralta 242sr

242. bobo bird sitting on a lemon tree branch


an arrestingly beautiful bird

the bobo, as we call it in costa rica, is a part of our national treasure

piercing red eyes surrounded by blacks and brilliant blues

they give way to a body of greens, browns and yellows

down to a dark tail that swings back and forth

left and right

like a pendulum keeping time

i am lucky to have grown up with these birds

they have taught me, among other things, about the limitlessness of beauty that abounds in nature

if you have the open mind’s eye to see it



  1. Liesel
    Posted January 2, 2012 at 10:51 am | #

    Robert this bird is gorgeous. I love this photo

    • Posted January 2, 2012 at 2:09 pm | #

      thanks, Liesel, indeed, a favorite of mine growing up back home

      happy new year!

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