Guatemala airmail stamp - Postage stamp from Guatemala featuring the typical costume of Coban: The city of Cobán is the capital of the department of Alta Verapaz in central Guatemala. It also serves as the administrative center for the surrounding Coban municipality. Each year at the end of July, a festival of Guatemala's native peoples is held here, La Fiesta Nacional Indígena de Guatemala (Festival Folklórico). The festivities include a beauty contest for Guatemala's Native American women, the winner of which is crowned with the title Rabin Ahau, which means the Daughter of the King in Q'eqchi'. The dominant ethnicity here is Q'eqchi' mayan and the language of Q'eqchi' is widely spoken in town, especially in and around the markets where farmers from the surrounding hills sell their products.
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Technical details about this picture: This picture is by Yenra Photography. The camera shot with was a NIKON D600. The lens was AF-S VR Micro-Nikkor 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED. The camera profile used was Camera Vivid. The photo editing software to process this picture was Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 6.3 (Macintosh). The shutter speed for this pictures was 1/125. Film sensitivity was 400. Approximate focus distance was 0.47 meters. The bokeh perimeter was 0.030 mm.