Flora Picture of the year- 2008

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J.M. Garg

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Dec 11, 2008, 9:57:42 PM12/11/08
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Year' 2008 is passing by & Indiantreepix has generated lot of interest in photographing Indian Flora, their identification & knowing/ learning about them.
Let us post one of our best images by each of the member- it may be based on a difficult situation, a rare plant, a technically sound image, a beauty never to be forgotten, A beauty of joy etc. Let us keep the subject as "Flora Picture of the year- 2008" only. Don't forget to tell the store behind the picture, which makes even an ordinary picture look outstanding. 
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Rajesh Sachdev

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Dec 12, 2008, 3:33:58 AM12/12/08
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That is good initiative Mr. Garg. Come on guys, let us have spirit of competition. But, Mr. Garg, is there any way to recognise the best photo of the year on the group.

2008/12/12 J.M. Garg <jmg...@gmail.com>

J.M. Garg

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Dec 12, 2008, 9:42:21 AM12/12/08
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Hi, Rajesh ji,
Let us start with postings & see how it develops. We can request Satish ji to put them along with the stories on a Blog with his expertise in this area. What do you say, Satish ji?

satish phadke

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Dec 13, 2008, 9:29:56 AM12/13/08
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Hi all
It's a very good idea.
Try to post as early as possible.
Satish

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Anand Kumar Bhatt

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Dec 13, 2008, 1:38:30 PM12/13/08
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I am afraid the choice could have been better, but this is what I could find.
I like bougainvillea as it is hardy and shows off lovely bright colours. The petals are dry and from the face of it, one would hardly expect any honey inside the flower. But the sunbird knows best, and we have to agree. It is a frisky bird, and I was lucky to catch it in camera. But I  know that it is  not competition quality.
Best wishes,
akbhatt

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J.M. Garg

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Dec 14, 2008, 4:05:00 AM12/14/08
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Hi, Anand ji,
You certainly are learning the tricks. I think 2008 is good that way for you.

Sangeeta Das

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Dec 15, 2008, 6:38:29 AM12/15/08
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"TIBOUCHINA URVILLEANA" -- My vote for Flora Picture of the year- 2008
 
Our gardener has the most wonderful job in the world. We share a common love for exotic flora. He would go to any length to look for the best plants and flowers for me. He is aware of the indian common names while I know the english ones. So if I am unable to describe a plant or flower to him, I draw it out to him, or I collect some leaves and we both go a hunting spree to locate the plant or find the names and ID of the same.
 
He got me this plant last monsoon saying, he didn't know the name of the flower but it is really pretty and purple and I would surely love it. For almost a month I watched the plant and nothing bloomed from it. I told him it had no flowers. He was glum, and vouched that he did see some flowers and I admonished him that he must be high on bhang. Just a day later the first flower bloomed in the plant and it surely took my breath away. When I showed him the photos he face lit, "mai na kehta tha"!
 
Me and my husband spend two whole days trying to look for its ID and viola I am sharing it with you now.
 
Cheers
Sangeeta
 


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J.M. Garg

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Dec 15, 2008, 10:39:02 AM12/15/08
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Hi, Sangeeta ji,
Certainly wonderful images worth telling. It's the real joy reflecting in seeing a beautiful plant bloom.
Here are links for Tibouchina urvilleana (princess flower, glory bush, purple glory bush): http://www.floridata.com/ref/T/tibo_urv.cfm & http://www.hear.org/pier/species/tibouchina_urvilleana.htm (details with a few pictures), http://hort.ufl.edu/trees/TIBURVA.pdf (details),  http://www.hear.org/starr/plants/images/species/?q=tibouchina+urvilleana (lots of pictures).

Sangeeta Das

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Dec 17, 2008, 4:19:48 AM12/17/08
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"BAUHINIA VARIEGATA"
 
Dear all
 
This is my husband's contribution to the list. photo courtesy Hirak Dutta
 
While coming back from Gangotri we spotted these wonderful "Kachnar" (Hindi) "Kanchan" (Bangla) ,  trees all along the hill side. What was most enchanting about these flowers were that there were no leaves on the trees only the flowers were clinging to the trunks, clumps and sinewy branches. Something like delicate damsels clinging on to their bodyguards.... Some times the entire tree looked white from a distance because of the flowers.
 
We had to trek a bit into the hills and zoom in with our cameras to get some good views. The most pretty flowers were in the most hard to reach trees on the cliff sides.
 
The contrast of the hard and cracked trunk and the delicate petals of the flower makes a wonderful picture... almost like yin and yang.
 
 
 
cheers
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J.M. Garg

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Dec 17, 2008, 5:58:39 AM12/17/08
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Wonderful composition, Sangeeta ji- as if flower being on the trunk itself, alongwith the efforts gone into it.

JM Garg

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Jan 21, 2018, 12:03:15 AM1/21/18
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J.M. Garg

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Jan 21, 2018, 12:13:41 AM1/21/18
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Melastoma malabathricum as per Flora Fauna web

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