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Lalbagh flower show 2020

I visited the January edition of the biannual flower show at Lalbagh botanical gardens, Bangalore.  This time the show was made special by the display of some beautiful blooms from Holland, South Africa, New Zealand, Kenya etc. Here are the blooms and birds I saw there...

From the assorted flowers, I especially liked the snapdragons and dianthus...


Dianthus...


Begonia...







Poinsettia...


Chrysanthemum...


The carnivorous Pitcher plant...


Pitcher plants have modified leaves known as pitfall traps—a prey-trapping mechanism featuring a deep cavity filled with digestive liquid...






King protea from South Africa...


Peony from New Zealand Brassica oleracea... Many thanks to Ritta for helping with the correct Id. The flower was labelled as Peony at the flower show.






Hypericum berries from Kenya...








Pussy willow from Kenya...


An orchid with a lion's face...


Here's a closeup...


Wax flowers from Holland...


Cymbidium orchid from New Zealand...



Alstroemeria  Peruvian lily aurea...



Disbuds from Kenya...





Eryngium from South Africa...







Pin Cushion from Holland...


Safari sunset from South Africa...


Petunia...


Poinsettia...





Rose...


Gerbera...



Dahlia...







Micro greens...





Asian koel (female)...










Rose-ringed parakeet...










 Eurasian common moorhen...



 Grey-headed swamphen...






 Spot-billed duck...









Hope you liked the post. Do let me know your thoughts in the comments section below...



50 comments:

  1. Such wonderful colours and shapes! As always your photos are simply incredible. That carnivorous Pitcher plant is pretty amazing too! #AllSeasons

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  2. Amazing!Fabulous!As ever!Thanks for sharing such beauty!

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  3. Beautiful, flowers are very few here at the moment, too cold Have a good week, Diane

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  4. Beautiful flowers. And so colourful. I really like the Spot-billed Duck.

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  5. oh I would have loved visiting this. Fabulous photos. Wax flower from Holland? It looks suspiciously like the was flower from Australia - an Australian native. Perhaps they have it too. Have a great week and thank you for visiting my blog this week.

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    1. You are right, Wax flowers are native to Australia. New Zealand, Kenya and Holland also have it.

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  6. Where do I start?! The orchids and king Protea never cease to amaze me. The Poisonous Pipe I have seen once in the Huntington Library gardens. It seems every few years they come out with a new variety of the Poinsettia! O all your bird, the couple of green parakeets (?) are so cute! Many thanks for sharing this dazzle of birds and flowers with All Seasons - it was a feast for the eyes! Have a beautiful week!

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  7. Just loved the post. Awesome flowers, birds. Great photography.

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  8. Everywhere here is pretty much covered in snow, so the flowers are a very welcome burst of colour.

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  9. I got excited just reading the title. Love, love, love your flower shots. Nice birds too.

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  10. That Spot Billed is so aptly named! Pretty birds....outstanding blossoms! That Pitcher plant is so unique.

    Thanks for sharing all this beauty of nature with us at Id Rather B Birdin.

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  11. Absolutely breathtaking photos!! Thank you! Have a wonderful week!

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  12. A riot of colors and shapes. Your compositions and processing are excellent. Thanks for sharing all this beauty!

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  13. Wow loads of lovely photos love all the colours too :-)

    Have a bloomingtastic week :-)

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  14. Stunningly beautiful photos. Always!
    Thanks for linking up at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2020/01/saints-among-us.html

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  15. So beautiful! Each flower in your wonderful mosaic is perfect and then even lovelier in its solo portrait! Stunning. The birds too, as always, are wonderful. It is interesting that we have many of the same flowers here in Florida that you do, but none of the birds. I wish we did! ....

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  16. My heavens what beautiful flowers. I have some of the same flowers in my yard but not as pretty as the ones you have pictured here.

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  17. Ah...some color for my dreary winter weather day. Beautiful.

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  18. Amazing colors of the flowers and birds and it's great to see so much color in the midst of winter.

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  19. What magnificent photos! you are so talented and thank you for sharing them with us.

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  20. The colours of the flowers are so vibrant and I love all the images of the birds. Thanks

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  21. Flora AND fauna....this was a delight to the senses. How good are the colours of nature. I see mandalas in so many flowers these days.

    Thanks for linking up for #lifethisweek. Next week's optional prompt is #ShareYourSnaps. I hope you will join in then too. Denyse.

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  22. Beautiful images, like rainbows!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Happy WW!

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  23. Superb images - and so much colour!

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  24. This post is really nice with all these flowers.
    In France there are a lot of parakeets with collars now, they are so beautiful.
    I discover Indian Spot-billed Duck. Very beautiful.

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  25. Wonderful flower portraits and the parakeet is stunning.

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  26. Great photos and so many vivid colors! I always like orchids, but proteas have a special place in my heart. The king protea is the most stunning. We also have pincushion proteas, so I'm surprised that Holland was featuring them instead of South Africa. Thanks for linking on Amanda's Books and More!

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  27. Wow ! Very beautiful photos !!

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  28. Shijun,

    What a fabulous burst of color! These vibrant shades are sure to wort away those winter blues. Excellent collection! Thanks for visiting & joining my Wild Wednesdays linky party!

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  29. Oh these flowers are so dainty and cheery and it makes my eyes relaxed! I especially love the Phalaenopsys Orchid that looks very pure in white! Oh and that rose was exquisite!

    Stevenson Que
    http://www.stevensonque.com

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  30. Beautiful photos! I love the chrysanthemum with the pink and white stripes.

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  31. Carnivorous plants do intrigue me and I like the shots of the pitcher plant. Thank you for linking up and have a good weekend.

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  32. They are beautiful birds, wonderful photos and also of your types of flowers!
    Happy weekend, Elke

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  33. Hello, what a beautiful collection of flowers, I love the birds, especially the parakeets. Gorgeous photos and post. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  34. Wow! Unreal color and natural beauty. You sure put your camera to good use.

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  35. Wonderful photos! I love the exotic flowers, such as protea & cushion plant. Thank you for linking at Friday Bliss.
    BTW
    The flower you say is peony is a cabbage - Brassica oleracea.

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    1. Thank you so much for the Id. I've updated the same.

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  36. What beautiful photographs! The flowers and birds are just stunning - so colourful and gorgeous. I was taken with the pitcher plants. My late Mom used to call them "Jack in the Pulpit" flowers. Thank you so much for being a part of the Hearth and Soul Link Party community, Shiju.

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  37. You have captured so much beauty with your lens. Thank you for taking time to share.

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  38. Loving these flowers and birds from the flower-show. We will feature them on the next Blogger's Pit Stop,
    Kathleen

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  39. Great selection of flowers - and birds. We get Koels in Australia - but I am yet to get any pictures.

    Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  40. All of the photos are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing with the #Blogger'sPitStop and #askdrho

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