Photos of birds and scenes of Costa Rica are on display in an exhibit at Audubon Greenwich.

The show, "Costa Rica -- Images from the Land of Pura Vida," features photos taken by Karen Ann Sullivan. The show will run until May 30.

A reception for Sullivan will take place Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at Audubon Greenwich, 613 Riversville Road, Greenwich.

The images for the show were taken during two trips to Costa Rica; the first in July of 2009, the second in January of 2010.

The focus of Sullivan's travel was to photograph a variety of Costa Rican nature and wildlife, and then display and share it with others.

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She traveled to the following regions in Costa Rica; Caribbean, Northern Lowlands, Central Highlands, Central Pacific, and a small part of Guanacaste.

Sullivan's goal with the majority of her work is to display the subject of each image as she saw it through her lens. Each of these images was taken digitally and only minimally processed. Some Series of Sullivan's images have been additionally processed to attain specific results.

Sullivan has studied at the International Center of Photography in Manhattan and the Westchester Art Workshop in White Plains, N. Y.

In addition to taking formal classes, Sullivan has attended workshops and seminars on lighting, Polaroid transfers, travel photography, and other topics.

The reception will feature a raffle to benefit Audubon and the SPCA. Tickets will be sold at the reception.

To RSVP and for more information about the event, contact Sullivan at 914-656-1965 or ksullivanphoto@optonline.Audubon Connecticut, with more than 12,000 members statewide, works to protect birds, other wildlife and their habitats through education, science and legislative advocacy for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity. Its network of nature centers, wildlife sanctuaries, and local, volunteer Chapters, connects people with nature, promotes sound conservation practices and inspires the next generation of conservationists.

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