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In the Heart of Darkness great beauty can be found. Traipsing through the jungle (technically rainforest) deep in the northern Amazon river basin of Cuyabeno, Ecuador I came across this stunning wild orchid. It was dark, hot, and humid, but a single ray of sunlight seemed to highlight its magnificence—if only for a few seconds. I quickly dialled in my camera settings and took my shot.
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Photo notes: 1/800s @ f/4.5 ISO 500 @ 200mm, handheld, existing natural light. Captured as a CameraRAW file using a Canon EOS 5D Mark II full-frame digital camera with a Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM telephoto zoom lens. RAW conversion using Adobe CameraRAW (ACR) and post-edits completed in Photoshop Elements 11 (PSE11) software. SFD
Stephen F. Dennstedt
Photographer, Writer, World Traveller
Amazon River Basin – Cuyabeno, Ecuador