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Flowers in Bali Indonesia

When the greyness of a British January gets too much and I’m in need of some colour, I come back to my photos from Bali last year and the vibrant shades of the island’s flowers. Indonesia’s tropical climate and mix of habitats make it home to over 28,000 plant species, and you can see and smell them wherever you go. They run through a whole rainbow of colours, from shocking pinks to vivid purples, bright reds, rich oranges and sunny yellows. Whether growing wild, used to make offerings to the gods, or tucked in someone’s hair, the whole of the island is decorated with their colours and perfumes.

p.s. I’m no botanist and known for killing off my houseplants, but courtesy of a bit of research I think we have (below, from top to bottom): Frangipani, Alamanda, Adenium and Heleconia, and Ixora.

Frangipani flower in Bali
Alamanda flower in Bali
Adenium and Heleconia flowers
Ixora flowers

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Budi | Photo Blog

Saturday 1st of August 2015

I always see all of those image in my hometown. nice pict to shoot.

Pegan Brooke

Monday 14th of October 2013

What is the name of the 3rd image flower [large yellow one]? Just returned from Bali. Wow.

Lucy Dodsworth

Monday 14th of October 2013

I think it's called a Adenium. Hope you had a great trip, I loved my time in Bali.

hotelnikkosaigon

Wednesday 1st of February 2012

Your shoot is really nice. There are a lot of tropical flowers in Vietnam. You should visit Vietnam specially Da Lat. You will love it :)

Lucy Dodsworth

Wednesday 1st of February 2012

Thanks, I visited Vietnam about 8 years ago and would love to go back and see how it has changed. I only had a couple of days in Dalat but hopefully can spend more time there next time!

kerryl29

Friday 27th of January 2012

An excellent series of florals (etc.)! These are the kinds of species I'd only have a chance of seeing at a local conservatory.

Lucy Dodsworth

Wednesday 1st of February 2012

Thanks Kerry, unfortunately I don't get to see them very often either, but helps me remember what its like to be somewhere hot and tropical even in the midst of winter here!

Wibi Udayana

Sunday 22nd of January 2012

Great pics. I have all those flowers in my house. :D

Lucy Dodsworth

Monday 23rd of January 2012

Thanks - and lucky you, there's not a lot growing here in England at the moment!