Three colourful painted wooden birds and some strings of beads
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Gallery: three times the fun in Costa Rica

Once you recognise that groups of three are visually among the most interesting photographic subjects you can find, you start to look for them everywhere. But they aren’t always easy to find.

Having participated a couple of times in Mama Cormier’s Thursday Trios I was keen to join in again. So on our recent trip to Costa Rica I kept my eyes open for possible threesomes. Here the ones I spotted.

Three small boats moored by a grassy bank

Three boats on Lake Arenal, waiting to transport tourists en route to Monteverde to the far side of the lake


Landscape with tumbled down fence in the foreground

Three fenceposts on the road to Monteverde; you can just make out Lake Arenal far below on the left side of the photo


Three small red flowers with yellow centres

Three red flowers at our hotel near La Fortuna, the nearest town to Volcan Arenal


Three yellow flowers with dark centres

Three flowers by the side of the road in Sant Elena in the Monteverde region


Painting of two black and white birds and one brown

Three birds on a mural, on a shop in Sant Elena town


Two grey birds and one brown on a muddy bank

Three real birds on the Rio Nosara: a Whimbrel and two Willets


Three large white birds on a tree trunk

Three Great Egrets in the Caño Negra Reserve on the northern border of Costa Rica, near Nicaragua


Three black monkeys with white faces eating orange fruit

Three Capuchin Monkeys tucking into lunch, also in the Caño Negra Reserve


Three pineapples on a shelf above a sign advertising juice

Three pineapples at a juice stall in Guinos on the Nicoya Peninsula; my featured photo is of a souvenir stall in the same small beach town

I visited Costa Rica in February 2022

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