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Among the many stalls at the Lima, Peru, open market, this woman sold chicken and all of its parts. Waiting for her next sale, she was totally involved in her newspaper

Canon EOS 1DS Mark III
1/6 sec
ISO 400
focal length 300mm
28-300mm glass
hand held

Just a retired old guy who loves looking for an eclectic mix of subjects to photograph, from people, to places, to concepts, and enjoys all aspects of the hunt, the find, and the shot, plus dabbling in the post production.

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Oscar Wilde

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  • Peter Stratton
    Peter Stratton6 months ago

    I see they ‘air cure’ the chicken. No FDA? Could it be low temperatures and/or higher altitude where there are no flies?
    Oh, well, in the smaller township north of London, large cuts of meat and whole plucked chickens are hung on hooks in the open air butcher shops. Maybe that is why their custom is to boil meat in stews.

  • pete
    none of the fresh fish or meats was covered or in glass cases. Yet, amazingly, there were virtually no flying insects around. This has been pretty common in spots around the world…almost making us seem the cautionary ones!

    – phil decocco

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troya6 months ago

    It´s an a amazing photo phil !…at first I thought you did a collage with photos !!….and BTW insects can be eat too !…lol

  • Teresita
    as you guessed, one picture not a collage…and yes there are some really interesting things that people eat in different cultures…

    – phil decocco

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troya6 months ago

    I´m sorry Phil when I wrote about the insects was a joke (I know that some cultures does) I understand that Pete that there is food for sale on the street without care…but it happens not only on Peru, also on Paraguay, Bolivia and my country Argentina. Of course not everyone can eat this ind of food and continue healthy…
    So please excuse if I made a joke as our “costums”

  • Teresita
    no problem at all! We should all be able to “Lighten up” a bit more easily. thanks for that!

    – phil decocco

  • dgscotland
    dgscotland6 months ago


    Clicking the banner takes you to the group….please enjoy it.

  • derek
    many thanks……

    – phil decocco

  • WildestArt
    WildestArt5 months ago

    I LOVE this little slice of life!..and slice of chicken…..

  • WA and she never looked up ….what if wanted to buy some chicken?

    – phil decocco

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