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Lalbagh Flower Show 2017


The August edition of the bi-annual flower show at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bangalore will continue till the 15th of this month. 
Here are some flora and fauna I saw on my visit...


Phalanta Phalantha butterfly...


Begonia Shimpli...


Black Eyed Susan...


Patterns on Cactus...


The highlight of the Flower Show was the floral replica of Kuvempu's House. Kuvempu was a noted Kannada Novelist, Poet, Playwright, Critic and Thinker...



At the lake, a cormorant got its catch of the year...


The cormorant had to really struggle to eat the big crab...


White Bracteantha Strawflower...


Caladium Elephant Ear leaf...


Gerbera...


Macro of a Hollyhock...



Hollyhock...



Colorful hybrid cactus...


Dahlia...


Pink Bracteantha strawflower...



Phlox...


Son with his camera...



Celosia wool flower...



Gaillardia...


Bee on Baby's Breath flowers...


Interesting patterns...


Daisy...


Chipmunk...


Queen of white thread...


Macro shot of an Ismelia...


Chrysanthemum...


Baby's Breath flowers...


A Great Cormorant looked disgruntled after its many dives in search of fish...


Gerbera...


Macro shot of a Portulaca Grandiflora white...





Gaillardia...



Yellow Cactus...


Phlox...


More patterns...


Rocket Larkspur...



Rocket Larkspur...



Gerbera...


Patterns on a succulent...



Ismelia...



A white-browed wagtail...



Cockscomb...


Rose...



Petunia...


Purple Swamphen...


Yellow Cactus...


Yellow Bracteantha Strawflower...



Don't get shocked. The Indian Pond Heron and the snake seemed to be friends...


Indian Pond Heron...


Figure of Justice...


50 comments:

  1. Wow! THat's a lot of flowers. What a beautiful display. Esp like the butterfly.

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  2. That is a pritty impressive post I have to say, a lot of the flowers ans cacti I am familiar with as I use to be in horticulture. and the bird photos especially the Cormorant with the crab, brillient.
    All the best, Gordon.

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  3. Hello!:) Loved seeing your Chipmunk capture. Spellbinding macro images of both flora and fauna.

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  4. Beautiful flowers ...that must be an amazing show! Fun to see your son following in your footsteps to being a great photographer.

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  5. Those are plenty of photos, really lovely lovely ones. So you have the Phalanta phalanta butterfly too, common leopard. I saw it just once yet this year in my garden. May i know the lens you used for those flowers, maybe f1.4? Love your shots.

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    1. I used Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L IS USM Macro lens for the flowers.

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  6. What a great series of shots!! I like that house made of of flowers.

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  7. The animal shots are so great - I love them!
    Kirsi

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  8. Flora und Fauna so wunderbar fotografiert mit vielem so neu und fremd für mich, was ich noch nie zuvor sah. Danke für diese schönen Eindrücke.
    Liebe Grüße
    Edith aus Germany

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  9. GREAT flower show! Beautiful flowers...that flower house is amazing! And an aspiring photographer son!

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  10. Nice photos. I liked the cormorant series.

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  11. Great job on all the photos. Have a great week-end.

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  12. https://composetosmelltherose.blogspot.com/2017/08/short-story-slam-week-73-friday-my-town.html

    lovely.

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  13. This is a great series of photos and I am astounded by that house! What a piece of work that is! Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up and have a great weekend!

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  14. Hello, beautiful variety of flowers. The house of flowers is gorgeous. I love the cormorant, heron and wagtail. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  15. Such beautiful photos what a colourful delight those gardens must be. Your son looks like he is taking after you with a good eye for photography. Lovely to see him in the photo.

    Thank you for sharing with me on #CountryKids

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  16. Maybe the best post I've seen here,if it's possible to choose one...Wonderful pics.

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  17. An incredible array of exceptional photos. I'm going to have to get more info on the cockscomb. The Ismelia and strawflower stand out in a series of stand outs. Love the cormorant and its big score and the flower house.

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  18. These flowers are so beautiful and the house is so impressive. They have these types of displays at The Bellagio Hotel in Vegas and I love it.

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  19. These photos are amazing! The colours on the different flowers are so bright #MySundayPhoto

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  20. such a lot of very beautiful flowers and other things. very lovely. i loved the butterfly especially.

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  21. So many beautiful colours although the first one is my favourite #MySundayPhoto

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  22. Such stunning photos with so much colour and detail! #mysundayphoto

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  23. Your blog is always a treasure to view! I love coming here. Thanks so much for stopping by I'd Rather B Birdin' and linking in for us to come visit with you!!!

    That heron is gorgeous!!!! Love the the colors.

    Oh and that floral replica of the house....my goodness, that is certainly incredible!

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  24. A stunning post with so many gorgeous shots!

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  25. Incredible pictures, especially the cormorant! #MySundayPhoto
    Blogging at Boo & Maddie

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  26. Stunning selection of photos, nature really is amazing! #mysundayphoto

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  27. Those are beautiful photos indeed. Love all different flowers in various colors

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  28. Really great difficult shots, perfect macros too !
    Greetings from Germany

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  29. We are so lucky to be treated to so many beautiful colours in nature. #MySundayPhoto

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  30. These are fan-TAS-tic photos! I especially love those of the cormorant with the crab - perfect timing and focus!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2017/08/oooh-baby.html

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  31. Wow! I love your cactus shots. Plus that replica house is amazing!! #countrykids

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  32. Wow.. a feast for the eyes ...flowers..birds and a cute young photographer with a serious piece of equipment..I am sorry that the Linky didn't show up..I will add this post to the Nature Notes link..again..sorry...Michelle

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  33. Wow!! These are amazing! That Chipmunk is adorable! :)

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  34. What amazing photos, the flowers are so colorful. Love the birds catches of the day!!

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  35. Lovely captures of the flowers and birds. Kuvempu's house in flowers is amazing.

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  36. Beautiful flowers! I feel like I just took a nature walk! Teresa from NanaHood

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  37. What stunning photos, thank you for showing

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  38. Oh, oh, oh, oh! So amazing!

    https://readerbuzz.blogspot.com/2017/08/nyc-at-10-pm-its-true-that-new-york.html

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  39. Your photos are outstanding and a joy to look at. I love all the beautiful shots of the flowers and really enjoyed the cormorant and his catch.

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  40. I particularly enjoyed the cactus - the patterns are so fascinating - thanks for bringing those to our attention - I usually focus on flowers ....

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  41. Oh, how jealous I am!! I would so love to see such a flower show. The house made of flowers is just magnificent and your macro shots are incredible!

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  42. Stunning pics of the flowers. Gorgeous

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  43. ohhhhh....such beautiful flowers...and for some reason I have a sore throat seeing the bird eat the crab!! thanks for sharing on just BE.

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