Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ABC Wednesday: F is for Taipei International Flora Exposition

Taipei International Flora Exposition is held from 2010/11/6 to 2011/4/25.  It is an International Horticulture Exposition recognized by AIPH, the International Association of Horticultural Producers and by BIE, Bureau International des Expositions.  The first exposition is held in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 1960.  Taipei is very proud to host this event and the city has spent a lot of efforts and money to organize this exposition.  By mid-February, there had been over 5 million people visited this event.  Since last December and most of January, the temperature was around 10 degree C.  For your people in the Northern Hemisphere, that is such a nice comfortable temperature.  For us it was too cold.  Only till last week. we had a nice warm half day with beautiful sunshine.  I went for a nice walk around the beautiful ground.

The most impressive exhibition is revolved around several exhibition halls.  However, that requires  standing in line for long hours.  I took the next best, to walk around the massive planted flower beds.

Not many exotic flower plants, but it is the massive planting that is impressive.

All the flowers are in perfect condition and in full bloom.

You can imagine the amount of work needed to put in to maintain these flower beds.  They are replaced according to the flowering season.

As always, photographing flowers is not the easiest thing.  The exposure meter always tend to over expose.  I have to read the RGB histogram of the image on the LCD at the back of the camera to make sure the exposure is correct, especially the red is not over exposed.

Many countries come to participate in the exposition.  These beautiful tulips are from, guess who, Holland!

I did not bother to bring my macro lens with me.  However, my new 28-300 VR lens performed quite well in close-up.

To see more entries of ABC Wednesday click here.
To see more flowers from around the world click here.

4 comments:

Roger Owen Green said...

the floral designs are FANTASTIC, especially the FIRST one.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Jingle said...

These are lovely.

fabulous take.

Nanka said...

The floral display is breathtaking and amazing!! I have never seen such beauty all together in one place!! Fantastic post for F~Day!!

My F post is Forest Fires

Joy said...

I love mass plantings, the yellow path, red flowers and the trees is wonderful. Well they all are. The 6th picture looks like hyacinths, gosh that must have been an amazing smell, a bit like standing inside a perfume bottle perhaps.

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