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Xishuangbanna: The Butterfly Edition Brendan Moyle Aug 13

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This region in Yunnan still has a diverse range of butterflies. This was one expedition where a macro lens is practically mandatory. I didn't bring mine, so this collection has either been photographed with my 70-200/2.8G, or with my CZ16-80 and an extension tube.

Next time… never forget the macro

First pic is of one of the local caterpillars. These abounded in many trees in the region of the 'Elephant Vale'. It's also where we saw one of the biggest 'dick' moves by a Chinese tourist. H e wandered right up to one of these insects, and then scorched it with his cigarette for fun. Bastard.

#1 Caterpillar


The diversity of butterflies was impressive

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#8 – From the Elephant Vale Butterfly House


#9 – From the Elephant Vale Butterfly House

Xishuangbanna: The Butterfly Edition Brendan Moyle Aug 13

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This region in Yunnan still has a diverse range of butterflies. This was one expedition where a macro lens is practically mandatory. I didn't bring mine, so this collection has either been photographed with my 70-200/2.8G, or with my CZ16-80 and an extension tube.

Next time… never forget the macro

First pic is of one of the local caterpillars. These abounded in many trees in the region of the 'Elephant Vale'. It's also where we saw one of the biggest 'dick' moves by a Chinese tourist. H e wandered right up to one of these insects, and then scorched it with his cigarette for fun. Bastard.

#1 Caterpillar


The diversity of butterflies was impressive

#2


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#5


#6


#7


#8 – From the Elephant Vale Butterfly House


#9 – From the Elephant Vale Butterfly House

The Xishuangbanna Edition: Black and whites Brendan Moyle Aug 10

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The moments for photography were fleeting, but I tried to keep an eye out for scenes that might suit a black-and-white photo. This is a rural area in China so there are still a lot of "rustic" or "vintage" scenes.

These are the pics I got:

Farm Building – near Mohang


Farm Building – near Mohang


Farm Equipment- Mohang Market


Border Post at Laos-China Border (Mohang)


Dai Village wall


On the road to Mohang

The Xishuangbanna Edition: Black and whites Brendan Moyle Aug 10

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The moments for photography were fleeting, but I tried to keep an eye out for scenes that might suit a black-and-white photo. This is a rural area in China so there are still a lot of "rustic" or "vintage" scenes.

These are the pics I got:

Farm Building – near Mohang


Farm Building – near Mohang


Farm Equipment- Mohang Market


Border Post at Laos-China Border (Mohang)


Dai Village wall


On the road to Mohang

A quick look at Xishuangbanna Brendan Moyle Aug 03

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Well, I'm still in China. I think the meeting on 'trans-boundary conservation' and 'combating illegal trade' in tigers went kind of well. What was also great was getting out of Kunming and down to Xishuangbanna- a region that shares a border with Laos and has wildlife moving between the two countries. It's also further south and lower in elevation than Kunming, so a tad hot and muggy.

Just thought I'd share some pics I took of the reserve area. More will come later :)







A quick look at Xishuangbanna Brendan Moyle Aug 03

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Well, I'm still in China. I think the meeting on 'trans-boundary conservation' and 'combating illegal trade' in tigers went kind of well. What was also great was getting out of Kunming and down to Xishuangbanna- a region that shares a border with Laos and has wildlife moving between the two countries. It's also further south and lower in elevation than Kunming, so a tad hot and muggy.

Just thought I'd share some pics I took of the reserve area. More will come later :)







Tuesday #Travel – The beat goes on Brendan Moyle Oct 23

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This shot was from Jilin in Northern China. Jilin is one of the tiger-smuggling hot spots within China, which is really just a product of its geography. It has a border with the Russian Far East (and includes a relic population of Amur or Siberian tigers).

On one evening we went 'cultural' and part of the performance was these traditional Chinese drummers.

Tuesday #Travel: Watching You Brendan Moyle Sep 11

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International borders are one of those fun spots in the world, where contraband items try to make it across. The province of Jilin is one 'hot spot' of smuggling activity of tiger parts.

Now, not everybody who watches border areas are interested in wildlife. It seems military forces also take an interest in what their neighbours are doing. This Chinese mobile unit (radar?) is positioned facing North Korea.

Tuesday #Travel: Sunset Brendan Moyle Sep 04

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A shot from the West Coast of the South Island. The sun is starting to set, giving the sky a red hue. The West Coast is one of the best places in New Zealand to do landscape photography, with the proviso you have to be there when it's not raining :)

Tuesday #Travel Photo 2 Brendan Moyle Aug 21

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A picture of the marina at Picton (South Island, NZ)



(I liked the way the late afternoon light interacted with the whites and greens in this scene)