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Howler Mother & Baby 1

Image # 1D2_03568

En Route from Arenal to Monteverde


Canon 100-400L/f4.5-5.6 IS at 400 mm

ISO 200, f/8, 1/250 second

Manual Metering, 550EX at 0



We had left Arenal, and were perhaps a third of the way to Monteverded when our guide spotted a troop of Howler Monkeys. We stopped and shot them for a while, with several of them having babies with them. Getting clear shots is almost always a challenge with monkeys, with backlighting typically present to one degree or another. I used "FEL" to obtain more accurate flash exposure, which definitely helps in this type of situation.