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    Sharing some quick snaps from Sichuan province, shot at 3 different locations.

    1) Jiuzhaigou (> 2000 meters above MSL, 400 km north of Chengdu)
    2) Wenchuan - enroute to Chengdu (500 meters above MSL)
    3) Ya'an Bifengxia (> 1000 meters above MSL, 150 Km southwest of Chengdu)

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    Don't see any photos leh
    EC Goh

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    1) Jiuzhaigou Nature Park

    The valley is so big (720 km2) but only managed to shoot 2 species
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    2) Wenchuan

    While returning back to Chengdu from JZG, my bus passed by Wenchuan (epicenter of the Great Sichuan earthquake on 12-May-2008). For some reason, the traffic came to a halt for more than an hour so I got down the bus. Then I saw two Chinese man near a bush with lots of butterflies. Thought they are appreciating nature but ...yup ...you guessed it!

    Answering nature's call
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    2) Wenchuan

    Bus is still not moving and so I went to get my 70-300 with close-up filter. First shot after changing my lens turned out to be in black and white! Must have accidentally changed the settings
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    3) Ya'an Bifengxia

    Less touristy than JZG but a beautiful and peaceful retreat nonetheless. The pandas there are so cute
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    That's all folks! Pardon my cmi shots...hehe
    Wong Chee Ming
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    Nice to see different species from another part of the world.
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    Yes, that was nice to see. I am surprised at the number with relatives in Europe. Looks like quite a few of the genera are widespread across Europe/northern Asia.

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    David Fischer
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