Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 07/14/2013


Photo taken on July 13, 2013


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194/365: "I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting." ~ Marc Jacobs

194/365: "I always find beauty in things that are odd and imperfect - they are much more interesting." ~ Marc Jacobs
This is the flower I was planning to feature a couple of days ago when the hoverfly zoomed in and demanded center stage! :D These are called Bachelor Buttons or Cornflowers. Did you know this is the national flower of Estonia, France and Germany?! It's known as a "Bachelor's Button" because at one time, young men would wear this flower to show they were in love. However, this flower is also worn as a symbol in different countries for many reasons including honoring veterans and showing political favoritism. This flower is considered a "beneficial weed" because it's edible and is used in tea and sometimes in salads! If you'd like to know more about this beautiful, popular flower, Wiki has a great page here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornflower

The reason I chose today's quote is because the composition in my opinion is off...I really wanted to get that flower on a third but to do that, I'd have to crop out important elements in the background. I think that this image has good balance but that flower in front...is so centered!

Marc Jacobs (born April 9, 1963) is an American fashion designer. He is the head designer for Marc Jacobs, as well as Marc by Marc Jacobs, a diffusion line, with over 200 retail stores in 80 countries.He has been the creative director of the French design house Louis Vuitton since 1997. Jacobs was on Time magazine's "2010 Time 100" list of the 100 most influential people in the world, and ranked number 14 on Out magazine's 2012 list of "50 Most Powerful Gay Men and Women in America". Wikipedia: Marc Jacobs

Explored on July 14, 2013. Highest placement: page 2 (#43).

Heidiho, Rhisiart Hincks, Vienuolis, Greg Ward and 41 other people have particularly liked this photo


53 comments - The latest ones
Georges.
Georges.
J'aime beaucoup
5 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
Azure jewel in field of bokeh
DE COLORES
5 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
really nice!
5 years ago.
Eve
Eve
J'aime
5 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
One of the most beautiful blues I know...bokehliscious shot, Janet, I really love it!:)
5 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
I think you are being hard on yourself! Tis is really lovely, great focus and wonderful Bokeh. It works for me. :)
5 years ago.
Janano - has added
5 years ago.
Mo Meede
Mo Meede
Wow, wunderschön!
5 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
fantastica
5 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
love the colors...fantastic 3!
5 years ago.
dragonflydreams88
dragonflydreams88
. . . beautiful colour & wonderful DoF!!
5 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
I love the quote and I understand and recognize the framing dilemma. The Rules of Thirds are that because they work, but if there's good reason to break them, then break them. It seems to me you had good reason here to put the main flower center stage. And I agree, with the flowers in the background the image is well balanced. I think it's a very lovely image, Janet.
5 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Splendid work, Janet! Hope you are well.
Seen in Mo`s Foto-Garten
5 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
Congratulations for this beautiful composition Janet! You have given prominence to this simple and beautiful flower. I'm always very interesting also the descriptions!
Happy Sunday dear friend!
5 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superb DOF Composition Colours And Detail Janet Beautiful Macro Study Most Definite Fav Kindest Regards Bob.
5 years ago.
milvavr
milvavr
wonderful colors and bokeh!!
5 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
They are pretty little flowers, with their fun shape and their brilliant blue colouring!
5 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
What a special gift a photographer gives to his / her art when the tiniest image is brought into view as it would have gone unnoticed by the common eye. Wonderful and glorious capture and well shown in its natural setting.
5 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Photo remarquable!
5 years ago.
Koko Nut
Koko Nut
certainly among my favourite blooms! they are pretty and bloom early, which is very important to me after our long, long winters. i like the balance and the rule of thirds is hardly a true rule, merely a suggestion. i love this shot.
5 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Beautifully captured, lovely bokeh and I adore the Queen Ann's lace shot!
5 years ago.
Hans Guenter
Hans Guenter
I did not know that ther is something like a national flower in Germany let alone the cornflower. But good to know and it is really a beauty.
5 years ago.
che_ma46
che_ma46
Muy buen fotografia
5 years ago.
Ulrich Erhard
Ulrich Erhard
wunderschön...
Seen in Mo`s Foto-Garten biene
5 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Superb shot Janet...Happy Sunday :)
5 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Excellent capture friend ! Enjoy Sunday and up coming week days !
5 years ago.
Clotilde M (Clofotos)
Clotilde M (Clofotos…
Magnifique ! j'♥ +++++
5 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
Le bleuet des champs, un symbole très présent dans la mémoire collective française!!
5 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Beautiful shade of blue!
5 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
Beautiful photo! The blue is so vivid!
5 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Beautiful work Janet! A quick peek at the notes and I can tell I have a couple of favs coming up. Bet you didn't know I was psychic.
5 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic photo.
5 years ago.
Elen48
Elen48
Nice flower and bright color
5 years ago.
Katie Rose
Katie Rose
That's lovely!
5 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
beautiful flowers. love the bokeh.
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Stunning floral macro! Love the bokeh background! Beautiful work as always, Janet:)

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5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations on Explore!
5 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Seen in : Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
5 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Beautiful and emotive photograph. In the Summer my beloved dad would wear them as buttonholes. I still plant them to carry on the memory.
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
True beauty
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo Pond!!
5 years ago.
Ostseeleuchte
Ostseeleuchte
Fantastic blue and wonderful focus - excellent shot!
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Hello, Janet - best wishes for today...

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5 years ago.
Leiela (MCR)
Leiela (MCR)
I really love !
5 years ago.
Jean
Jean
Delicious blue.
5 years ago.
Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Well Done!!
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Pond!!
5 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
So lovely.
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Superb Janet

BLUAJ KOLOROJ...azules.
5 years ago.
Greg Ward
Greg Ward
lovely dof and colours. Really like this.
5 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Admired again
TUŜANTA LA KORON DE LEIELADONNA.
5 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
adorable flowers, exquisite composition, very beautiful focus !

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5 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
Wow, super, Janet! Such a gorgeous blue, and a wonderful background.
4 years ago.