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Old 12th August 2010, 02:19   #31
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These were taken in 2007. The quality is not at all comparable (2 mp cam phone)to the 2 masters who have posted their work, but still while we are at it...
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The tree planted by Tippu Sultan himself. The Lalbagh park was created by his dad, Hyder Ali.
Didn't know that. Liked the pics with pattern..

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These were taken in 2007. The quality is not at all comparable (2 mp cam phone)to the 2 masters who have posted their work, but still while we are at it...
A Mirchi Taj, how cool is that. Thanks for posting.
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Old 12th August 2010, 06:50   #33
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Great shots! Good macros. Images are very sharp and crisp.
Its good to go on a non weekend. Else as you said the queues are never ending.
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Old 12th August 2010, 08:55   #34
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P1010948.JPG is simply B.E.A.utiful. If it were a bouquet, who ever gets that should be really proud. @Samurai - you lived up to the standards of TBhp, I mean, captured Maini's electric powered vehicle ; Amazing shot on the 300+ year old tree; I'm happy to see that.

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Old 12th August 2010, 09:42   #35
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@tesa Thanks! NikonD40 - 18-55 kit lense with a basic macro filter.

@rjstyles: is that an HDR? would love to see more.

@hridayjyoti, @mx6, @Akbaree, @aargee: thnaks.

@samurai: lovely pics

Adding few more from my side:
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Few more snaps from the flower show:
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Few more snaps from the flower show:
Wow! Specially the last one is so exotic. Great Shots! And the macro filter is working great! How much did you pay for the filter and how does it handle. I mean is it difficult to control the DOF (being too narrow)..
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WOW,
Just wow, you guys have shown what Bangalore was really all about. Gardens and flowers. Awesome pics. As they say in Hindi- Ek se badhkar ek. I have been living in this city for more than 20 years now but haven't visited the flower show even once. I really didnt know I was missing such beautiful collection of flowers. Thanks again for sharing these wonderful pics.
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Amazing Pics and good uses of your cameras guys. I never thought that flowers can be so beautiful models. Some of them seem to yawn and some see to be fully dressed for their marriage.
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Old 12th August 2010, 17:32   #41
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After a busy day, it is very soothing to look at those wonderful, bright and cheerful flowers.

thanks everybody for sharing your respective pictures.

Thanks samurai, i was not aware Lalbagh was founded by Hyder Ali.
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Old 12th August 2010, 18:42   #42
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Thanks samurai, i was not aware Lalbagh was founded by Hyder Ali.
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Didn't know that.
And Tippu completed the lalbagh park as it is now. Yup, the father-son duo of Hyder Ali and Tippu Sultan have lots of achievements, more than the collective achievements of all the Wodeyar Kings whose land they ruled for just 50 years. Their achievements were heavily underplayed and tarnished later when Wodeyars got back their crown under British rule.

The British general who defeated a series of Indian kings and brought India under British rule, is the same general who eventually defeated Napoleon. The only battle he ever lost was to Tippu Sultan. It was Arthur Wellesley, later known as Duke of Wellington. Tippu was defeated by the combined forces of the British East India Company, the Nizam of Hyderabad and to a lesser extent, Travancore and the Marathas. One can only wonder what would have happened if all those Indian Kings had supported Tippu instead.

The rocket attack technique used by Tippu in that battle was eventually used by Wellington against Napolean's army.

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Immediately after their arrival at Seringapatam on 5 April, the Battle of Srirangapatna began and Wellesley was ordered to lead a night attack on the village of Sultanpettah, adjacent to the fortress to clear the way for the artillery.[38] Because of the enemy's strong defensive preparations, and the darkness, with the resulting confusion, the attack failed with 25 casualties. Wellesley suffered a minor injury to his knee from a spent musket-ball.[38][39] Although they would reattack successfully the next day, after time to scout ahead the enemy's positions, the affair had an impact on Wellesley.[38] He resolved "never to attack an enemy who is preparing and strongly posted, and whose posts have not been reconnoitred by daylight".[38]
A few weeks later, after extensive artillery bombardment, a breach was opened in the main walls of the fortress of Seringapatam.[40] An attack led by Major-General Baird secured the fortress. Wellesley secured the rear of the advance, posting guards at the breach and then stationed his regiment at the main palace.[40] After hearing news of the death of the Tippoo Sultan, Wellesley was the first at the scene to confirm his death, checking his pulse.
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Sir Walter Scott, commenting on the abdication (surrender) of Napoleon Bonaparte in 1814, wrote:
Although I never supposed that he [Napoleon] possessed, allowing for some difference of education, the liberality of conduct and political views which were sometimes exhibited by old Haidar Ali, yet I did think he [Napoleon] might have shown the same resolved and dogged spirit of resolution which induced Tipu Sahib to die manfully upon the breach of his capital city with his sabre clenched in his hand.
Even now British historians consider Tippu Sultan as the most important King of India they ever encountered. He was also the only Indian King who died in the battle ground fighting the British.

Here is a good link: Tipu Sultan of Mysore
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Refreshing pics is an understatement for the images posted here. Time to pay visit lalbagh again and witness the flower show.
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yeah that was a HDR. Samu the electric car was a rip off when I paid a casual visit to Lalbagh about 2 months back.The dude at the entrance quoted something on the lines of 500 for 2 people, I decided to give it a slip.
Did any of guys check out the bonsai garden towards the other end of the Lalbagh ?
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Time to pay visit lalbagh again and witness the flower show...
Did any of guys check out the bonsai garden towards the other end of the Lalbagh ?
@rj: Even I am thinking about a quick visit today, but the weather might not permit. I missed the bonsai garderns, hopefully someone will post some pics..

@Samurai: Thanks for pointing us to Tippu Sultan's history, there is so much that we don't know/have forgotten.

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@Samurai: thanks a lot for the details about Tippu sulthan - I am going to read more about him, thanks to you!
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