Mangos and yachts in Panama

Panama City ferryI’m not the most technical photographer — I can’t be, with my little point-and-shoot. But I couldn’t resist this simple shot as I was waiting for the ferry from Panama City to Contadora, to relax on its nearby deserted beach islands. What says “tropical” more than mangos hanging heavy on a tree in front of turquoise water filled with boats? In the city, we had had some stormy weather, which never stopped us from boating in Costa Rica, my favorite tropical paradise, even in the rain. But on Contadora, it was sunny and hot. We had the best time baking in the sun!

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  1. Gorgeous! Wish I was there right now!!!

  2. You and me both lol.

  3. That’s a great shot. Just takes a good eye most of the time 🙂

  4. The shadow on the top left drives me nuts, but I still like the shot, so thank you so much!

  5. That’s actually a pretty amazing photo — technical or not! It all looks so inviting.

  6. Give me a mango and put me on one of those boats, and I’d be a happy camper.

  7. Looks like a great place to get away!

  8. I’d like to be enjoying a sweet mango with THAT view! 😉

  9. I think the shot looks nice, it captures the mood for sure!

  10. Where are the sails? you can’t have boats without sails!! 😉

  11. You are getting really good with photography, don’t downplay your talent. This photo is enough to make me want to go there and that’s what it’s all about.

  12. Thank you, Ayngelina. 🙂

  13. Sometimes these simple shots are all you need to embody the feel of a place! Love it!

  14. I don’t care what you took it with, Abby, this is a terrific photo! Love it!

  15. I just want to pluck a ripe mango right off the tree! Great photo. 🙂

  16. So pretty and relaxing!

  17. Thank you…

  18. That shot is absolutely spectacular, and the shadow on the left doesn’t bother me at all 🙂

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