Rain-Draped Gossamer

© James R. Jackson

Rain-Draped Gossamer

Uploaded: March 02, 2004


A delicate white azalea bloom shot taken last spring after a short rainstorm. Auto settings; handheld; natural light; around noon


Carolyn J. Connolly March 02, 2004

Oh this is gorgeous James - a wonderful capture!! You could not have sprayed this azalea bloom and got anywhere near the effect that the rain has given you here! The petals are just so heavy with water droplets, and yet (as you say) the flower still looks incredibly delicate... This shot is a REAL keeper James - well done!! #102746

James R. Jackson March 02, 2004

Thanks so much, Carolyn. The bloom does look as if it is on the verge of collapsing, but is holding strong! You're right, too, that spraying the bloom could NOT achieve the dispersion found in the shot. I was lucky to have found it! Thanks again! Jay #404465

Lori Ditlefsen March 02, 2004

Nice detail and clarity James. Well done. #404538

Bonnie C. Lackey March 02, 2004

Just stunning. The background so nicely frames the bloom and the rain drops are a real bonus. #404951

Patricia A. Kuniega March 02, 2004

Really gorgeous James! The clarity and detail of the water droplets along with the wonderful contrast of a red/green backdrop makes this superb! #405265

Carol Brill March 02, 2004

Wonderful capture of the delicate beauty of this flower, James, and a nice life lesson about how something so fragile can contain such inner strength! Just lovely! #405347

James R. Jackson March 03, 2004

Lori, Bonnie, Patricia, and Carol, thanks for the many, varied, and humbling comments. After reading your comments, Carol, I'm tempted to change the title of the photo to "I Am Woman." Keep shooting! Jay #405893

Susan Jane Allen level-classic September 18, 2006

This is gorgeous! Did you enter it? If you did, I'm amazed it didn't win---and you should try again! #3325123

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