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  • Winner in Larkspur & Water Lily – July Birth Flowers challenge in Enchanted Flowers on 2012-07-03
  • 3rd Placement in Special Flowers challenge in Just For You-DEDICATIONS challenge on 2-12-05-16
  • 5th Placement in Avatar Challenge – Enchanted Flower on 2012-09-05
  • 5th Placement in MACRO of FLOWER or BUGS challenge in The “X” Factor on 2012-08-07
  • 5th Placement in Flowers of a different perspective challenge in Just for You Dedication on 2011-04-11
  • 8th Placement in Water Lilies challenge in #1 Favorites on 2013-09-06
  • 8th Placement in BLOWOUT CHALLENGE – GOODBYE VOUCHERS in All Glorious Lilies on 2013-02-15
  • 9th Placement in White Waterlily Photos Challenge in Aquatic Flowers and Hydrangea on 2011-10-25
  • 9th Placement in August Wall Worthy Challenge in Waterlily, Lotus and Hydrangea Flowers on 2011-08-27
  • Featured in Enchanted Flowers on 2014-06-25
  • Featured in JUST FUN on 2012-03-08
  • Featured in All Glorious Lilies on 2012-01-23
  • Featured in Close-ups in Nature on 2011-09-07
  • Featured in Extreme Close-Ups group on 2011-08-13
  • Featured in PostCard Style group on 2011-08-13

A creamy coloured lotus.

Location: Montreal’s Botanical Garden, Quebec, Canada
Date: 2011-08-06
Canon EOS 1D Mark IV
ISO: 200
Shutter Priority: 1/1600 sec.
Aperture priority: F/4,5
Metering Mode: Partial
Copyright: Yannik Hay
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM@200mm
Photoshop CS5 for Mac – Camera Raw 6,41


flower, close up, botanical garden, montreal, zen, japanese, water lily, lotus, cream, white, yellow

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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  • DonDavisUK
    DonDavisUKabout 3 years ago

    Ohhhh WOW! What a stunning capture. A strange centre in this flower.

  • Thank you very much Don for all your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • 1Nino
    1Ninoabout 3 years ago

    Superb capture – BEAUTIFUL!!!!………..Tony

  • Thank you very much Tony for all your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wanda Dumas
    Wanda Dumasabout 3 years ago

    Another beauty! A perfect capture!

  • Belated thank you Wanda for all your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonabout 3 years ago

    Wow…this is gorgeous, Yan!

  • Belated thank you Wendi for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Joanne  Bradley
    Joanne Bradleyabout 3 years ago

    Gosh this is so beautiful! Wow, it just glows! Great capture of light and focus!

  • Belated thank you Joanne for the wonderful comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Istvan froghunter
    Istvan froghunterabout 3 years ago

    Very beautiful capture Yan!

  • Belated thank you Istvan for all your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 3 years ago

    beautiful!!! :-) val

  • Belated thank you Val for the great comment :)

    – Yannik Hay

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    NatureGreeting...about 3 years ago

    Love this Yan!!!! Would love to have yellow on our pond…maybe one day…also have heard there are red one, but I haven’t ever seen one! This is very beautiful, and an instant fave :)xoxo

  • Thank you very much for all your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • Richard G Witham
    Richard G Withamabout 3 years ago

    Wow: fantastic flower and expertly captured.

  • Belated thank you Richard for all your support :)

    – Yannik Hay

  • MarieG
    MarieGabout 3 years ago

    Wow! Yannik this is stunning!! These flowers were so spectacular!!! Gorgeous!

  • Un grand merci Marie pour le compliment et désolée pour le retard :)

    – Yannik Hay

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