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“The camera is the least important element in photography.” -Julius Shulman


HI I’M BORIS I was born somewhere, and then grew up. Along the way I started traveling; I lived in different counties and worked for different not so famous and not so important people. Then I ended up where I am now, Taiwan. And Taiwan is where I do stuff. I am a teacher who loves making photographs and spending time with my wife and son.


My gear (just the basics):


Canon 600d

Canon 18-55mm IS II

Canon EF-S 55-250mm F/4-5.6 IS II

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6 L USM

Canon 100 mm USM 2.8

I hope you enjoy my pictures.


Birding in Taiwan


Although small in area, Taiwan has a complex topography-ranging from high mountains and huge forests to rugged, varied plains and onrushing streams and rivers-giving the island many small, localized ecological environments. In addition, despite being located in the subtropics, Taiwan boats a wide range of altitudes endowing it with multifarious climates-tropical, subtropical, temperate, and even frigid. Lastly, deep oceanic influences-such as high humidity and plentiful amounts of rain-give Taiwan an abundance of flourishing, diverse vegetation, which consequently contributes to the island's bountiful and complex biological species.


Approximately 500 bird species have been recorded in Taiwan, of which about 150 species are resident. They include 15 endemic species* (Collared Bush-Robin, Flamecrest, Formosan Magpie, Formosan Whistling-Thrush, Mikado Pheasant, Steere's Liocichla, Styan's Bulbul, Swinhoe's Pheasant, Taiwan Barwing, Taiwan Bush-Warbler, Taiwan Partridge, Taiwan Yuhina, White-eared Sibia, White-whiskered Laughingthrush, Yellow Tit ) and 69 endemic subspecies.

For its area, Taiwan has a very high proportion of endemic species and subspecies. This well reflects the special characteristics of island bird life. But past research into these local bird was very limited, and information about them is far from complete. Furthermore, excessive development of our environment is changing or destroying bird species' habitats, and local people's habit of indiscriminately capturing or releasing wild birds, or keeping them as pets, are accelerating the threat to wild species' survival.

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  • JoinedJanuary 2012
  • Occupationteacher
  • HometownOchtrup
  • Current cityLuzhu
  • CountryTaiwan
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