Wild Flowers (Dame’s Rocket - Hesperis matronalis) by Yannik Hay

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Location: Mud Lake, Ottawa, Ontario
Date: 2010-05-24
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 400
Shutter Speed: 1/40 sec.
Aperture: F/6.
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@200mm


flower, macro, mauve, nature, petals, pistils, purple, violet, dame s rocket, hesperis matronalis

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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  • Ray Clarke
    Ray Clarkeabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much Ray! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 4 years ago

    Another Awesome capture Yannik. Don.

  • Thanks so much for the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • duncandragon
    duncandragonabout 4 years ago

    Very pretty!

  • Thanks so much for the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • SharonAHenson
    SharonAHensonabout 4 years ago

    nicely done

  • Thanks so much for the great comment! :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • JHRphotoART
    JHRphotoARTabout 4 years ago

    Lovely capture Yannik…great dof and light.
    Nicely done.

  • Thank you very much, that is very kind of you.

    – Yannik Hay

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganabout 4 years ago

    This is fab, lovely bokeh

  • Many thx Tina, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Ellen van Deelen
    Ellen van Deelenabout 4 years ago

    In this photo you can see how beautiful your camera is. Excellent photo Yan!

  • Many thx Ellen for the great comment, I am very pleased that you like it! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

    JUSTARTabout 4 years ago


  • Thank you for your kind words! Cheers!

    – Yannik Hay

  • Susie Peek
    Susie Peekabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful capture and image Yannik .. I think this is the Cuckoo flower … it grows as a wildflower here :)

    ‘Cuckoo Flower, so-called because it flowers at the same time as the cuckoo starts to call, is also called Lady’s Smock or Milkmaids. It can be found in damp grassy places.

    The lilac or white flowers are 1 – 2 cms across with 4 petals. Both the leaves and flowers are edible, a rich source of Vitamin C and can be eaten in salads’

  • Thanks for such a great comment Susie!!
    I checked on the web and I am not sure, the leaves seem different from the Cuckoo flowers but the flower looks just about the same. I am still indecisive.
    All the best!

    – Yannik Hay

  • BigCatPhotos
    BigCatPhotosabout 4 years ago

    Love this one – beautiful colour contrast. Stunning work.

  • Thank you so much and have a great day!

    – Yannik Hay

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