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Thank you for your comments on the wonderful moth up-loaded yesterday. Itís an incredible sensation when you see something so unusual and beautiful.

A new series so you can discover the beauty of the countryside in the Maolin Recreation Area. If you like going off the beaten track, away from the crowds these photos should hopefully interest you.

To get to Duona/Dona you drive on a very small road past mountain with incredible names: Dragon Head Mountain and Snake Head Mountain. At the end of quite a spectacular mountain road you reach the tiny village of Duona. This little village is famous because of the hot springs down in the Hongcheng Gorge a few kilometres away.

Duona is set deep in aboriginal country, home to the Rukai tribe who are very friendly and welcoming.

Following a track going down the gorge there is a paddy fields and a plantation of taro plants (part of the staple diet of the people in this region). I enjoyed the views on the paddy fields, palm trees and the mountains as a backdrop. (f11 1/30th sec zoom at 17mm multisegment metering)

Have a pleasant evening,


Tags: Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: ValSaxby, gary_d, TyChee and 39 more

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gary_d 9 576 13 Wales
11 Mar 2009 7:19PM
This is a great series full of lovely views, V3 My favourite. - gary

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11 Mar 2009 7:34PM
Beautiful captures, beautiful vibrant colours, Melissa
Bodiewil 10 46 Wales
11 Mar 2009 8:09PM
Wonderful series JNC
ugly Plus
9 9 57 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2009 8:11PM
I think V2 is your best...
Great work..

11 Mar 2009 8:25PM
Great set of images, v1 and 5 for me.
mrswoolybill Plus
10 1.1k 1725 United Kingdom
11 Mar 2009 8:37PM
Love the grasses in V6! Looks like there's something to please everyone here...
11 Mar 2009 9:06PM
A beautiful set of images,It looks a very beautiful place to be.

Jean x
PeelNStick 13 4 United States
11 Mar 2009 9:19PM
Very good landscape set. Good quality work.
Daisymaye Plus
8 23 11 Canada
11 Mar 2009 10:15PM
Great set of images...Looks very lush and capable of producing much food. Good job on these....Sandy
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
12 Mar 2009 2:23AM
Marvelous scenery and wonderful natural framing to go with it all-- Thanks for these views!
CarolG Plus
10 199 20 Greece
12 Mar 2009 4:27AM
A superb set of image, Jean-Noel, wonderful countryside so well captured. Carol
Ray42 9 3 England
12 Mar 2009 6:30AM
Nice interesting series and write up
jaktis Plus
13 84 Sweden
12 Mar 2009 7:00AM
Great information from an interesting area, great pictures also

microchip 10 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2009 9:29PM
A wondeful and interesting set of Images well discribed,
photophantom 9 108 3 Philippines
19 Mar 2009 8:49AM
super landscape

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