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by Miles Hecker

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For most locales, October is an excellent month. It is midway between the dry season and wet season. Ecuador's temperature very change little with the seasons as it sits right on the equator.

Some hummers, such as the booted racket tail are molting in October and look rather ragged. They are better photographed in the beginning of the year.




Anytime during the day works for multiple flash photography in Ecuador. The light in the cloud forest is relatively subdued and it easy to over ride it with flashes. For perched shots a tripod and fill flash with a better beamer flash extender is recommended.


LENS: 100-400mm for 35mm camera, 70-300mm for crop sensor cameras


Slide films: Velvia 100 or Kodak E100SW


About Miles Hecker

Miles has been involved with photography for over forty years. He teaches digital photography at Casper College in Casper,Wyoming. His photos have won awards from Natures Best magazine,, The Luminous Landscape and Wyoming WIldlife . Miles' photos have been published in American Vignette, Backpacker Magazine, Natures Best Images, Popular Photography, Wyoming Audubon, and Wyoming Wildlife. He is co-founder of WyoFOTO LLC.

                                                                                                                                                              June, 2011

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