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Arizona Greeting Card featuring the photograph Sunrise Ajo Lily by Robert Bales

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Sunrise Ajo Lily Greeting Card




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Our greeting cards are 5" x 7" in size and are produced on digital offset printers using 100 lb. paper stock. Each card is coated with a UV protectant on the outside surface which produces a semi-gloss finish. The inside of each card has a matte white finish and can be customized with your own message up to 500 characters in length. Each card comes with a white envelope for mailing or gift giving.

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This is amazing! Such a perfect lighting. -f,l,p

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much Ismo for the comment on the lighting and the FLP!!

Robert, You have such a great way with lighting. Wonderful. V/F

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Kae for the comment and the VF!!! I think light is one of the most important part of a photo!!

Gorgeous colors! L

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the Like Lindsey!!

Beautiful colors and tones.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the comments Georgial!!


Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Tom!!

Just beautiful! Such a nice color and light! L/F

Robert Bales replied:

The morning sun was great and thanks for the LF!!

beautifully done! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the vote Deena!!

I really like the lighting and how it makes this almost metallic like

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Maurice for the great comment on the lighting!! I agree with you!!

Beautiful lily! Love the black background! f/l

Robert Bales replied:

Glad you liked the background and thanks for the FL!!

Great light

Great lighting!! Very dramatic!!! f/l

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Lee for the nice comment!!

AWESOME Beautiful capture Robert!!! v/f/G

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Rosita for the great comment and the VFG!!

Extraordinary, Robert!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Denise!!

Such beautiful capture !Love the tone and the lighting! Elegant work! L

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much Zinvolle for the wonderful comments on the lily and thanks for the LIKE!!

Beautiful light!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the light comment!!

Beautiful work and gorgeous light, Robert! v/f

Robert Bales replied:

So happy that you enjoyed the light as much as did and thanks for the VF!!

L. Wow! The marvelous sunrise gold color in these flowers is fantastic. How nice to have most of the flowers facing the sun. I also like the way the light plays on the buds and the leaves. Delightful composition. Love the deep brown in the backgound.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the wonderful review of the lily. I was waiting for the sunrise in hope to get the color in the BG. I have another idea to use the sunset for the BG when the conditions are right,

Beautiful capture and light!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Priscilla for nice comments!!!

Very beautiful! v/f

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the VF Tara!!

Gorgeous capture & coloring! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Debra!!

Another wonderful shot from you Robert! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much Lori for the vote and the great comment!!

Good capture. I like the composition and warm colors.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the nice comment on the color!!

Wonderful capture

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Stephanie!!

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Artist's Description

This Ajo lily was facing the sunrise and the beautiful tones of the sunrise was captured by the lily. Looking much like an Easter Lily, this plant can be easily seen growing grows along desert roads in the spring. The Desert Lily has a deep bulb that sends up a stem in early spring that can be 1 to 4 feet high. A cluster of long, blue-green leaves with white margins grows just above the ground. The Desert Lily's leaves are about an inch wide with wavy edges and grow 8 to 20 inches long. The Desert Lily was called "Ajo (garlic) Lily" by the Spanish because of the bulb's flavor. Native Americans used the bulb as a food source. These bulbs can remain in the ground for several years, waiting for enough moisture to emerge. BLM administers the popular Desert Lily Sanctuary, officially designated by Congress in 1994 as part of the California Desert Protection Act which reinforced BLM administrative protection of the area dating back to 1968. The Sanctuary is located on State Highway 177, jus...

About Robert Bales

Robert Bales

I am a retired teacher, coach and athletic director. While my wife, Judy, and I were teaching she had a photo studio, and I had a dark room where I did black and white and color. Some was for the studio while most of it was just a hobby. When we retired in 2000, we sold our house in Eastern Washington and moved onto our boat, Last Class, and our motorhome. We sold Last Class a few years ago and bought a small house in Yuma, Arizona and this year bought one in Emmett Idaho. Now we spend the summers in Emmett and the winters in Yuma. Over our 50 years of marriage, we have always had an interest in photography and still do. You may order any unframed photo from this website. Just email me at the name of the photo...

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