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Changhua, Taichung, Taiwan
I am a freelance photographer based in Taiwan, Asia. Photography is a passion as well as a job and Taiwan is a paradise for photographers. I am a product photgrapher, portrait photgrapher, wedding photgrapher, and commercial and editorial photographer. I also photograph a wide range of topics including travel and culture events here in Taiwan. As a sideline, I also teach scuba diving and run guided photography tours, photography courses and guided hikes in Taiwan.

Tuesday, 31 January 2012

City views

Early morning sunrise in Taichung City. Cloudy skies but no haize gave an amazing light and view of the mountains around the city.

Sunday, 22 January 2012

Indian Cabbage White Butterfly

Indian Cabbage Butterflies (Pieris Canidia) reproducing, spot the intruder! I was taking a break from photographing products in my studio, went outside and sat in the wild flowers to photograph these butterflies.

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Tuesday, 17 January 2012

Clouds of Hehuan Shan

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2012 elections Taiwan

So I was in Taipei last weekend photographing a wedding. As it so happened the elections were on at the same time, so I decided to go up a day earlier to catch some of the action. After a bit of persuasion with the relevant authorities, I got my press pass and was able to get in with the TV crews and reporters.  I was in a prime position for getting good shots of the politicians and the president as they came off the stage. I did eventually mange to get a pass for the press conference too but it had already started and they and had closed the doors. The KMT won the election with 51.6% of votes.

Is there a lack of security in this country? hmm.................

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Friday, 13 January 2012

Small Pink Flowers

Tiny pink native flowers of Taiwan. These flowers heads are about 5mm to 8mm in size. I'm not sure what kind they are. If you know, please leave a comment, many thanks.


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Golden Silk Spider

Golden Silk Spiders are very common here in Taiwan. Though not as common as the Golden Orb spider, they look very similar appart from the colour and can be as big (up to the size of my hand). They live in a similar habitat, spinning huge webs between trees to catch their prey.

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Thursday, 12 January 2012

Home made photography table 2

Another great way to make your own photography table on the cheap. For this I used standard household things and a few bits and pieces bought in a hardware store. The beauty about this set up is that it can be folded and tucked away in the corner when not in use and can easily be taken anywhere. It cost next to nothing.
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Wednesday, 11 January 2012

Green Skimmer dragonfly

Some of these dragon flies have amazing colours, this stay perched on the branch just long enough for me to take a shot.


trees

Close of the bark of a tree, I was try to capture the ants running up and down but they were far too fast.


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Sunday, 8 January 2012

Saturday, 7 January 2012

Indian fritillary butterfly

An Indian fritillary butterfly - Argyreus hyperbius photographed up in the mountains in Taiwan. It is one of the many species of butterflies found here in Taiwan.




Thursday, 5 January 2012

Sunset in the clouds

 The cloud formation in the sunset was an amazing sight. The elevation where the photograph was taken is around 3000m, where the skies are a sight to see.




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Wednesday, 4 January 2012

A cicada

A cicada perched on a tree making it's amazing sound. It stopped for a while and let me slowly approach to take this shot.



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National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium

The National Museum of Marine Biology & Aquarium is situated in Pingtung County Taiwan. It is about a 40 minute drive north of Kenting, on the coast line just to the South-West of Checheng and well worth a visit. Although I do not like to see animals in captivity and in fish tanks, it serves a good purpose in educating the public of the natural beauty of the oceans and why we should preserve them.




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Monday, 2 January 2012

A snail sheltering under a mushroom

Fresh fruits of Taiwan.

One of my favourite things about living here in Taiwan is the fresh fruit! Though it is seasonal, all year round there is some sort of fruit which can be bought fresh on the morning markets. I live on a mountain called Hundred Fruit Mountain, where Lychees, Bananas, Pineapples and Mangoes grow around the back of my house.


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Sunday, 1 January 2012

Happy New Year

Hello everyone,

Happy New year to you all, hope 2012 brings happiness and good fortune.

Thanks to everyone for visiting my blog and looking at my photos.

Pascal


大家好

 新年快樂,希望你們在2012年都幸福。
謝謝你們喜歡我的網頁(blog)和看我的照片。

巴斯卡



Tiger Lily

Tiger Lilies are often seen growing  in random places in Taiwan, I came across this one on a hike. I'm not sure if it was planted or wild as it was in the middle of nowhere.