Photos from the 2010 Lal Bagh Botanical Garden Flower Show, Bangalore

Date: August 08, 2010

In the 7 1/2 years I have been in Bangalore, I’ve never seen the annual flower show held at Lal Bagh Botanical Gardens leading up to August 15th (India’s Independence Day). So this time, I told myself I wasn’t going to miss it.

Also, I haven’t clicked in a while.

So on a bright Sunday morning, I actually forced myself to get up at 7:30am and made my way to Lal Bagh with my Canon 7D and Tamron 28-75 f2.8 lens in tow.

Lal Bagh entrance tunnel joggersLal Bagh had it’s usual early morning joggers but I wanted to make it here early before it got too crowded.

Lal Bagh Botanical gardens entrance

Lal Bagh on a rather calm Sunday morning

I paid the entrance fee of Rs. 40 (it’s Rs. 30 on weekdays and I didn’t qualify for the Rs. 10 ticket for children either). As I made my way in, first up was a vegetables.

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show vegetablesBoring. Then I realized the main flower show was inside the glasshouse.

Lal Bagh glasshouse from steps

The Lal Bagh glasshouse

Every year, the organizers put up one big show piece all done up using flowers. Last year’s big attraction was a dinosaur but this year, the organizers paid tribute to our soldiers.

Lal Bagh flower show India Gate vertical

India Gate

And with that, I began clicking…

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show purple chrysanthemumLal Bagh flower show bee pollen closeupLal Bagh flower show red white macroLal Bagh flower show red flower dew dropsLal Bagh flower show light orange BangaloreLal Bagh flower show flower potsBangalore Lal Bagh flower show white chrysanthemumBangalore Lal Bagh flower show petals antBangalore Lal Bagh flower show rasberry budBangalore Lal Bagh flower show purple yellowBangalore Lal Bagh flower show red strandsBangalore Lal Bagh flower show marigoldBangalore Lal Bagh flower show paper petalsBangalore Lal Bagh flower show paper buds

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show HAL first prize

There were a lot of 1st prize signs, so I'm not sure who the clear winner was

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show GerberaLal Bagh flower show India Gate rosesBangalore Lal Bagh flower show Petunia pots

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show Petunias

From a distance, these looked like sushi rolls to me

Lal Bagh flower show India Gate water sprinkling

India Gate was sprinkled with water internally from time to time

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show carnationBangalore Lal Bagh flower show annual chrysanthemumBangalore Lal Bagh flower show rud beckiaBangalore Lal Bagh flower show ferns

Lal Bagh flower show India Gate panorama

This is a panorama comprised of 7 shots

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show flower pots

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show salvia

With the dripping paint, more like 'Saliva'

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show salvia red violet

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show plastic

I don't think this was real

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show perwinkleBangalore Lal Bagh flower show ant leaves

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower china astor

If only sharpening pencils produced such beauty

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show corner plantsBangalore Lal Bagh flower show purple leavesBangalore Lal Bagh flower small petalsBangalore Lal Bagh glasshouse center row

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show BDA linaria

Not to be confused with Bangalore Muncipality's 'malaria'

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show gladiolusBangalore Lal Bagh flower show tube roseBangalore Lal Bagh flower show sniffing dogBangalore Lal Bagh glasshouse corner

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show cockscomb red

This was the most interesting looking flower they had at the show -- called the Cockscomb

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show cockscomb pink

Everybody wanted to touch it

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show cockscomb

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show cockscomb flower

From a distance, this looked like cauliflower flower(?)*

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show celosia wool flowerBangalore Lal Bagh flower show celosia wool flower brightBangalore Lal Bagh flower show zinniaBangalore Lal Bagh flower show cockscomb yellowBangalore Lal Bagh flower show back focusBangalore Lal Bagh flower show depth of fieldBangalore Lal Bagh flower show red rose blur

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show pink rose dew

The good old fashioned rose

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show rose beetleBangalore Lal Bagh flower show pink roseLal Bagh flower show honeybee nectarLal bagh flower show honeybee flying

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower honeybee flying away

Spent a long time shooting this bee

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show pink petuniaBangalore Lal Bagh flower show pink petunia violet

Lal Bagh flower show India Gate side

There were a LOT of photographers...

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show macro photographer

... and I wasn't the only one enjoying macro photography :)

Lal Bagh glasshouse panorama

If I had my Canon 10-22, I could have got this photo in just one frame -- but this is comprised of 8 shots

All in all, I was very happy with the photos I took. I don’t usually shoot macro, simply because before I bought the Tamron 28-75mm, I couldn’t have been bothered. But now, I’m hooked!

Bangalore Lal Bagh flower show sleeping dog

Man's best friend couldn't be bothered. Sunday after all...

*if you are wondering whether I often have food on my mind, the answer is ‘yes’

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  • Ash

    “Often” have food on your mind? I’d say “always”. Anyways, nice pics, Miths :-)

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    Thank you Ash… now read my mind and get me something to eat!

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  • Kiran

    EXCELLENT PHOTOS

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    Thanks Kiran.

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  • Cyn

    Uv given me all the reasons to go watch it ..

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    You are welcome :)

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  • anjali

    awesome no words to say

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    Thanks Anjali… whoever you are :)

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  • leena

    Nice pics!!!Thanks!! me too visited on 13th aug. but i cud not be a good photographer :-P..

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  • misch

    awesome .. me too wordless :D

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  • http://swathipradeepworld.wordpress.com/ swathi pradeep

    AWESOME Photography and Lal Bagh show!! I haven’t missed any lal bagh show till date when i was in blore. but had to miss this time as i was in USA!
    Thanks for your capture, i was able to witness it :)

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  • http://www.nevervoidphotography.com Antony Pratap

    A nice flowery dosage.. the last pic was a good one! I’m sure you’re having fun with the lens!

    Rock on, mate!

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  • http://cameralensexpert.com/tamron-lens-reviews/tamron-28-75-review-secrets-of-professional-photographers-and-why-they-are-able-to-get-such-high-quality-pictures-with-the-tamron-af-28-75mm-f2-8-for-ca Eddys Velasquez

    Hey!

    wow is what I have to say my friend..you have some great pictures here and I was wondering if you will allow me to use some of your pictures on my camera lens review site to show what the tamron 28 75 lens can do…

    What do you say?

    Again very nice pictures :)

    Your friend,
    Eddys Velasquez

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    Hey Eddy,
    You may use them but you should not remove the ‘mithunonthe.net’ credit on the images and you will have to mention, in text, that the images were used with permission and link back to the original post.

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  • swati

    thanks a lot for the pics i am planning to visit bangalore in june this year so i am going to miss the show
    last photo is good

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  • Queenie

    Wow! these are great pictures! the flowers are so pretty. keep up the good work!

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    Thank you Queenie.

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  • Anu Rao

    Hi Mithun –

    I was looking for a Lalbagh flower show poster for my office. Although I could not find any online, I came across your Aug 2010 flower show pictures. Please let me know if I can use some of these pictures. I plan to create a collage and I will probably use an online resource to create and print the poster. Thanks!

    I plan to leave your credits on the picture.

    If you could reply back to my email address I would appreciate that.

    Best,
    Anu

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  • http://anuu61@yahoo.in anu

    hi

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    Mithun Divakaran Reply:

    Erm, ‘hi’ to you too.

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