• Pico Iris


Pico Iris




TITLE:  Pico Iris
LOCATION:  Vara Blanca, Costa Rica

This listing is for an unmatted, and unframed print on premium photographic paper.

Made to order, handmade item.

An original fine art photograph by photographer Cristina Arce.


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Chestnut-mandibled Toucan. (Ramphastos swainsonii). 
Spanish name: Dios-te-de. 

This toucan is common from sea level to 1,200 m in forest, tall second growth, and pastures that contain some mature trees.  It can be found on the lower slopes of Cordillera de Guanacaste, Península de Nicoya, but it is more common on the wet forest of the Caribbean side of Costa Rica.  The largest toucan in Central America, the Chestnut-mandibled Toucan, is a prominent member of its habitat. These large, brightly marked birds call to each other in piercing tones, especially in the morning, and small flocks can create a boisterous commotion from their conspicuous perches.

Groups of about 20 will travel together through and forage in the canopy, semi-open areas, or clearings with remaining tall trees. Closer to nightfall, flocks congregate at tall emergent trees or tall dead snags and call together.  Bright plumage in birds is often related to courtship or territorial behaviors, but copulation for these birds notably lacks any sort of display, precursor, or ritual, and the entire process lasts less than 5 seconds. The mating pair, however, stays together, and forage and parent together. They make their nest in tree cavities in living or dead trees, or in old woodpecker holes for 2 to 3 eggs, and raise the chicks together.  A male will also feed his mate fruit, and they will preen each other.  Even after breeding stops, a male will allow only his mate to forage in "his' section of a fruiting tree.  Their foraging cooperation is more extensive: often a male arrives first at a tree, and the female follows him soon thereafter; he leaves before all the fruit is eaten, and she finishes it while he moves to the next tree. This strategy of dominating two trees at once helps both of them gain more food, because most other birds will leave as soon the toucans arrive.





Open Edition:
8x10" on 8x10" 
sheet of premium photographic paper
11x14" on 11x14" sheet of premium photographic paper
16x20" on 20x24" sheet of premium photographic paper

Limited Edition:
16x20" on 20x24" sheet of Giclée fine art photo paper  -Limited Edition of 100
20x24" on 24x30" sheet of Giclée fine art photo paper - Limited Edition of 50
24x30" on 30x40" sheet of Giclée fine art photo paper - Limited Edition of 20


** Please note that the photograph may be cropped due to variations sizes available compared to the original aspect ratio, to fit the paper size selected.   All dimensions in inches.

(Aspect ratio describes the relationship between the width and height of an image).


This photograph will be printed on premium professional acid-free photographic paper.  Properly framed and displayed you should expect no fading or degradation in print quality.  The paper has a lustre finish, which has beautifully saturated colours, a subtle texture, and a slight sheen without being glossy.  


All limited edition photographs include an additional white border for easy matting & framing.   Extra border can be trimmed carefully if needed for framing.  We recommend limited edition sizes be trimmed only by a professional framer.

Also, limited editions are signed and numbered by Cristina en verso (on the back) and come with a signed and numbered certificate of authenticity that can be affixed to the back of the frame (once the print is framed).

Limited edition prices are graduated so that as the edition sells out, the price increases.


Any photo listed for sale in this store has been taken and post processed by Cristina Arce.  All ordered prints will come without any watermark other than the signature of the artist.

Your image will also be lustre coated for protection.  Lustre Coating protects against UV exposure, and common over-spraying found in home and office environment.  The rich, enhanced sheen of this professional finishing service shields your photographs from the elements without interfering with the image.

(Please note that the resolution of this photo has been reduced for online viewing purposes).


All orders are created as soon as we receive your order. Please allow for 5-10 business days before your order is shipped, plus extra time for transit. Orders may take longer during holiday seasons.  You will be contacted as soon as your fine art photograph is on its way to you! If you require a rushed order, please email us before ordering and we will do our best to accommodate you!

Fine art photographs in sizes 8x10, 8x12, and 11x14 are shipped flat in secure packaging.  All fine art photographs larger than 11x14 are shipped rolled in a mailing tube.

For the large prints, we leave an ample white border around to protect it during shipping (paper size) and to avoid fingerprints while being handled.


All fine art photographs are printed and shipped from Canada.  

All copyright and reproduction rights are retained by the artist. Artwork may not be reproduced by any process without the express written permission of the artist.

** Please note that the colours you see on your monitor may differ slightly from those of the print due to variations in monitor settings.



Here is a visual guide to help you decide what size of wall art will be just right for you:

Note that 8x10 and 8x12 sizes are best suited as table top displays.  For walls, larger sizes always look best. 

** Please note that the photograph may be cropped due to variations sizes available compared to the original aspect ratio, to fit the paper size selected.

(Aspect ratio describes the relationship between the width and height of an image).


Gallery walls are a fun, eye-catching way to fill a large space when you are drawn to more than one piece by the same artist.

Wall Display Size Guide for Artwork and Fine Art Photograhs

You can group together wall art which is all the same size, or create real visual interest by grouping together art of varying sizes in one.

Compared Sizes of Artwork and Fine Art Photograhs

If you want to see more tips, tricks, and a step-by-step guide of how to display artwork in your home and office, please visit our "WALL DISPLAY GUIDE"


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