Tulips Garden of Srinagar …

Nikon D-800. ZEISS 15mm 2.8, f/9.0, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 160

Continuing from my last post, Here are some more shots of the Tulips Garden in Srinagar, India.Prospective visitors should note that these flowers bloom only for about 15 -30 days in a year. Depending on the temperature, the blooms may be delayed or arrive early, between end of March and early April.

Nikon D-800. ZEISS 15mm 2.8, f/9.0, 1/160s, Aperture Priority, ISO 180

It is interesting to learn that tulip is Turkey’s national flower and is called Lale in turkish. There’s even a period in Turkish history, which was called Lale Devri or the “Tulip Era”. Turkey went through some progressive changes in the tulip era which promoted trade, education and the infrastructure.

Ricoh GR, f/8.0, 1/125s, ISO 140, Aperture Priority

Incidentally, Holland is sometimes affectionately called the “Flower shop of the world”. In the 16th century, Holland imported tulips from Turkey, and they became immensely popular over there. Today, when someone plans a vacation to Holland, the garden of Keukenhof, also known as the largest garden in the world, is always on top of the wish list of places to see. And presently, most of the tulips in Srinagar are imported from Holland.

Ricoh GR, f/8.0, 1/60s, ISO 100, Aperture Priority

Now I am leaving you with the close-up shot of a pair of Tulips. So Long.

Sigma DP2M f/10, 1/1000s Aperture Priority ISO 800

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