Azure Dawn

Uploaded: October 09, 2003


I captured this lovely waterlily at Longwood Gardens in Pennsylvania in June 2003. It is of the Nymphaea family and named “Azure Dawn.” It was taken in full light at about 11:00 a.m. I had been using a tripod for most of my shots, but this one was with a handheld camera (so I could move closer to the flower). I love the contrast of the dark water and the vibrant yellow of the flower’s center.


Patricia A. Kuniega October 09, 2003

Stunning James! Gorgeous color, wonderful detail. It looks like a painting! #65322

Theresa McCloskey October 09, 2003

beautiful - beautiful color in this - very nice capture :-) #226766

Judith G. Secco October 09, 2003

BEautiful image, James. Love the way the center really stands out.
Judy #226987

October 11, 2003

Beautiful! #228779

Grayce Pedulla Dillon June 21, 2004

Perfectly exposed!!! :-) #609322

Grayce Pedulla Dillon June 21, 2004

Perfectly exposed!!! :-) #609323

James R. Jackson June 22, 2004

Grayce, I'm so glad you liked this one. It is one of my favorites. In fact, I have it hanging on my living room wall in size 36 x 24. The most amazing thing to me was how clearly it looks even at that size. Thanks again! Jay

Denise M. Snyder September 09, 2006

Jay - you have an amazing gallery! This is one of my favorites. Wonderful color and clarity - simply gorgeous! #3288937

James R. Jackson September 11, 2006


Thanks for the compliments! It is always good to hear positive comments from other great photographers. I have to admit I'm envious that you have so many great models living right under your roof! When I shoot portraits, I'm always concentrating on eys and hands. For some reason, hands "make" a portrait for me, and, of course, beautiful eyes make a portrait pop. Both Nick and Matthew have those eyes, and you are doing a great job capturing them. Keep up the good work! Jay #3295378

Susan Jane Allen level-classic September 18, 2006

Magnificent! #3325105

James R. Jackson September 18, 2006

Thanks yet again, Susan! Aren't you supposed to be asleep by now? And thanks for letting me know about the Chinese lotuses. I'm sure you are right about the stunning landscapes Japan has to offer, and I hope to see them someday. Good luck with landscapes, too! I'm afraid I don't capture them well at all, but I do spend most of my time in the macro world. I would love to hear more about Japan when and if you have the time! Keep shooting! Jay

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