Lily of the Valley by goddarb

727 views, October 14, 2014

Taken in a garden in Pembroke, Ontario, Canada on May 29, 2011
M, shutter speed 1/60, F 5.6, ISO 200, focal length 42mm

This flower (botanical name – Convallaria majalis) is considered native in Europe and Asia although there is some question about its native status in eastern North America. It flowers in late spring – no earlier than early March and then only after a mild winter. It is a herbaceous perennial and spreads underground stems (rhizomes) – it can spread over a large area. For this reason it may be considered a weed. All parts of the plant are poisonous. For more information please refer to Wikipedia.

Love my camera and am working to improve. My photos are generally taken with a Nikon D3000 with either an AF-S Nikkor 18-55mm lens or a 55-300 mm lens. European shots and a number of more recent ones were taken with a Sony Cybershot camera. I have a new IMAC and play with the iPhoto program. I also crop judiciously. Constructive criticism is welcome.

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  • Sensei1953
    Sensei1953over 3 years ago

    This flower pops!

  • I tried so hard for these flowers this year. Every single one of them had an area out of focus. This, however, is the best of the bunch. I like the way it crosses the frame. Thank-you for the encouragement.

    – goddarb

  • Navigator
    Navigatorover 3 years ago

    I LOVE Lily of the Valley!~ I used to have them in my flower bed in front of my porch when I was in Iowa! Beautiful.

  • These kind of take over areas of the garden every spring. Bu they are hard to get clearly and cleanly. So glad you like it.

    – goddarb

  • amar singh
    amar singhabout 3 years ago


  • Thank-you so much.

    – goddarb

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 3 years ago

    Wonderful capture – I did not realise it was poisonous

  • I didn’t either until I read the Wikipedia entry. Thank-you for the comment.

    – goddarb

  • Marilyn Cornwell
    Marilyn Cornwellalmost 3 years ago

    Congratulations on June 25 2012 as part of the celebration of the Pink and White Theme!

  • Thank-you so much. – They are difficult to photograph well. This is an honour and a delight.

    – goddarb

  • Peter Doré
    Peter Doréalmost 3 years ago

  • Thank-you so much for the acceptance!

    – goddarb

  • Nadya Johnson
    Nadya Johnsonover 2 years ago

    This is just exquisite! I find these so hard to capture.. too often blurry, given they’re so small and usually in the shade. This is nice and crisp! Great job. I LOVE these flowers, especially the scent. Missed them terribly when I lived in California (I’m from Illinois) as they need a winter freeze to grow. Now I’m back in Illinois so spring is “deja vu” for me. LOL! Same with lilacs… they have them there, they just don’t smell. Can you imagine!? This is so very pretty, love it!

  • Thank-you so much – so nice to meet you. Great comments. I can’t imagine lilacs that don’t smell – but the ones I probably love most would do well in California. I lived in Greece for a while and the jasmine season was just heavenly!

    – goddarb

  • Thaks too for the fave. Cause of instant smiles and a boost of encouragement!

    – goddarb

  • Sandra Foster
    Sandra Fosteralmost 2 years ago

    I love white flowers! I am trying to grow these so I can capture a shot too.

  • I don’t know where you can find them but, once there in the garden, they spread and spread! Thank-you so much for the visit and lovely comment!!

    – goddarb

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderover 1 year ago

    Starting with “L” Challenge

  • Scriptpainter3
    Scriptpainter3over 1 year ago

    Such a beautiful close up

  • Thank-you very much !!

    – goddarb

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