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2014-05-22

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  • Featured In Wild Flowers of North America on 2014-05-22
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Wild species -
Bog-laurel (Kalmia polifolia) is an evergreen shrub of cold acidic bogs, in the family Ericaceae. It is native to north-eastern North America, from Newfoundland to Hudson Bay southwards.
Its leaves are arranged oppositely on the branch. They are waxy with an entire, revolute margin. The base of the petiole is pressed against the stem. Below each leaf base there are ridges, where it appears as though a part of the leaf is curled around the circumference of the stem. This is especially noticeable lower on the plant.
Bog-laurel contains grayanotoxin, which when ingested lowers blood pressure, and may cause respiratory problems, dizziness, vomiting, or diarrhea. ref: Wikipedia.

Location: Mer Bleue Bog Preserved, Ottawa Green Belt, Ontario, Canada
Date: 2008-06-24
F: 4.0
Shutter Speed: 1/60
ISO: 100
Lens: 90mm macro.
Copyright: Yannik Hay

Started photography in 1975.
Took photography classes.
Learned black and white dark room.
Did the transition to digital in 2005.
Learned a few post-processing programs and made my choice to Photoshop and Lightroom.

I like to shoot wildlife, birds, macro, landscapes and street photography to name a few.

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Comments

  • Vitta
    Vittaover 4 years ago

    Excellent image!!

  • Dear Vitta, Thanks so much for the fav – and the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeover 4 years ago

  • Thank you very much Ray :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenover 4 years ago

    Just beautiful!

  • Hello Ellen, many thx for your warm comment. It’s always nice to read you. cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • JoyceIone
    JoyceIoneover 4 years ago

    “Excellent! Thank you for submitting your work to the Art & Collectables Sales Group. ":http://www.redbubble.com/groups/the-collectors-...

  • Thank you very much for accepting my work. Cheers.

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture!

  • Hello Duncan, many thx for your warm comment. It’s always nice to read you. cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • cieloverde
    cieloverdeover 4 years ago

    Wonderful flowers !

  • Thank you very much for the great comment on this work and for the fav. All the best :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Rosej
    Rosejover 4 years ago

    For a not such wonderful name this sure is a wonderful looking plant – great capture.

  • Haha, yes I know :) Thx for the compliment and for the fav. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Eugenio
    Eugenioover 4 years ago

    Wonderful capture !

  • Thank you very much Eugenio for the comment and the fav. Those flowers are not very common but they are so beautiful. Take care :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Jaclyn Hughes
    Jaclyn Hughesabout 4 years ago


    for participating in the Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge & supporting the cause.

  • Thanks to you as well, Jaclyn. Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • DeeZ (D L Honeycutt)
    DeeZ (D L Hone...about 3 years ago

    Beautiful! Please consider submitting this to the Aquatic Flowers and Hydrangea Group!

  • Sure I will :) thank you very much for the invite. I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers :)

    – Yannik Hay

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