Some pics (finally) from the Amazon

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Some pics (finally) from the Amazon

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I went to Peru late last July to spend 2 weeks in the Rainforest near Iquitos. I took a large number of macro's, but am just now beginning the daunting task of processing them all. I am about 1/6 done, and I thought I would just share a few each day or so.

As expected, lighting conditions down there were poor, and I wished I had had the photographic experience to have used larger apertures down there (rarely went below f11). However, the dark cast most of the pics have I think is representative of how they look down there, so I am still pleased with the results.

Don't/won't have any id's on these guys

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The bottom butterfly actually has transparent wings, but tough to see in this photograph. Was nearing dusk, making lighting even more challenging.

More to come....

Ken Nelson
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Post by MacroLuv »

Very nice! :D
Interesting creatures. This butterfly sticked proboscis into something that isn't flower. :shock:
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Yes, that is certainly not a flower. Reminds me of the time I was out with my daughter, who must have been about 10 at the time. We were out photographing insects and for some reason I was a constant attraction to a certain type of brown butterfly. My daughter was amazed that the butterflies would land on me and stick out their tongues and be content to just sit there. At times I would have several on me at once.

However, my pride was shattered about a 1/4 mile up the path; there was a huge congregation of these same butterflies on a large pile of....dung. The smile disappeared off of my face and my daughter burst out laughing....

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Post by beetleman »

What a cute story about your daughter Ken :lol: I love all three pictures. I don`t think they are dark at all IMO. I love those big eyes on the hopper :wink: Looking forward to more..more...more :D
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Post by Bruce Williams »

You have some interesting pics there Ken. I like all three for different reasons but was particularly taken by the armoured caterpillar with the hairy feet - he's not taking any chances with the local birdlife.

Look forward to seeing some more photos from your trip.

Bruce

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Post by Ken Ramos »

I agree, all three are really great but I like the cat and the butterfly the best. Yes indeed, lets see more as you progress. :D

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Post by Mike B in OKlahoma »

Very cool, like Bruce I am most taken by the caterpillar. I assume he is highly irritating? Hopeyou didn't get a chance to find out.

I seem to remember a discussion about camera issues on your trip. I'd be very interested to hear a report of what if any camera trouble you had from the humidity, what precautions you took, what worked, and what didn't. I don't ask for much, do I? :-)
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Post by Moebius »

Mike, I discussed this in my latest post in this forum, "Amazon pics Part 2"

Ken

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