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Thank you for your comments on the first photos taken one afternoon near Duona/Dona a small village far away from the noise and tribulations of the Taiwanese crowded cities.

Duona/Dona is at the end of a road which winds its way through wonderful scenery. To go down to the rice paddies you must take a track, the extensive views are superb and the bird songs are enchanting. Two eagles flew past! Amazing sight!

The man in the photo never stopped working. He was planting rice. His gestures were precise and repetitive. When I got near him he said hello and gave me a friendly smile and started his work again.

(f7.5 1/80th sec zoom at 70mm spot metering)

Have a pleasant evening,


Tags: General Landscape and travel Wildlife and nature

Voters: Norma, Briwooly, freyjas_dad and 36 more

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Briwooly 10 452 5 England
12 Mar 2009 6:56PM
Excellent series nice work


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12 Mar 2009 7:00PM
Great series of shots, v5 stands out for me, nice composition and colours!
gary_d 8 576 13 Wales
12 Mar 2009 7:26PM
This is such a wonderful series V5 is my favourite too. - gary
GrahamNobles 8 9 4 England
12 Mar 2009 7:34PM
Great lines and depth of colour. I agree V5 stands out.
Natzdad 7 29 2 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 7:50PM
V2 for me,great candid shot of man at work ,.......Mick
CarolG Plus
9 196 18 Greece
12 Mar 2009 7:56PM
Another wonderful and interesting set of images, Jean-Noel. Carol
cassiecat 8 39 46 England
12 Mar 2009 7:57PM
v2 followed by v5 for me.lesley
12 Mar 2009 8:16PM
Great set of images....Sandy
FeatherFriend 8 38 217 England
12 Mar 2009 8:24PM
A superb set here Jean,
excellent interesting images,well taken.ray
12 Mar 2009 8:50PM
V2,3,4,5, my favourites. Sylvia
Bodiewil 9 46 Wales
12 Mar 2009 9:39PM
Great series JNC
norton 12 6 United Kingdom
12 Mar 2009 9:43PM
Great set of images JNC,well captured........................

Bob_V 9 1 2 United States
12 Mar 2009 10:10PM
A fantastic series, fantastic images JNC.
rontear Plus
13 8 8 England
12 Mar 2009 11:40PM
Superb, Jean. Love the lone figure. Ron.
taggart Plus
12 47 13 United States
12 Mar 2009 11:45PM
Great reportage and images-- the last --with a view is spectacular!
Ray42 8 3 England
13 Mar 2009 7:16AM
A good series of photo journalism - good shots each one and full of interest
jaktis Plus
12 84 Sweden
13 Mar 2009 8:19AM
A great set of images showing the ricefield

ugly Plus
8 9 57 United Kingdom
13 Mar 2009 11:36AM
I do like V2 and V5
A great set sof shots..
V 2 is more 3D great DOF...
Wwll done..

Thank you very much. JNC
microchip 9 1 United Kingdom
14 Mar 2009 9:31PM
An excellent insight to the lives of these people who take it all in there stride great shots JeanNoel
photophantom 8 108 3 Philippines
19 Mar 2009 8:48AM
wonderful place of Taiwan. Excellent work JNC
sillygirl 8 9 Sweden
12 Apr 2009 6:42PM
Been looking and reading your texts and then lookig again at your photos Grin What a wonderful country this must be. And so fantastic photos you have taken. I better go on looking at the rest of your uploads, what a journey Grin

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