Blue-crowned Mot Mot - Costa Rica

Maker's notes: 

Costa Rica has many beautiful birds, but this is one of the most beautiful. I consider myself lucky to have been this close to this lovely creature. They build their nests in the ground--some "natives" call them "Dumb Birds". However, they are actually smart as the hot weather and warm earth act to incubate the eggs and they hatch quicker.

Maker: Sonja Haske
Class: 
B
Place: 
1st Place
Points: 
35pts
Scores - Interest: 
4
4
4
Scores - Technique: 
4
4
3
Scores - Composition: 
4
4
4
Judges' comments: 
Colors are great; very sharp; eyes have catch light; uniqu‏e bird; background a little distracting