Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/15/2013


Photo taken on August 14, 2013


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226/365: "Every kid has a bug period... I never grew out of mine." ~ E. O. Wilson

226/365: "Every kid has a bug period... I never grew out of mine." ~ E. O. Wilson
3 more pictures in notes above! :)

I just love today's quote! It's so me! :D Honestly, I have been fascinated by nature all my life, and though my interest in tiny creatures waned a bit as an adult, the very moment I picked up a camera that interest came hurtling back and I am delighted when I discover a critter I haven't photographed yet!

Yesterday I shared some pictures of Milkweed seeds, but what you don't know is that I went back an hour or so after taking pictures and gathered up all the seeds that I could find. I would like to plant these seeds in my little garden to have these flowers right under my nose next summer. :) When I brought the seeds inside, I sat and separated the seeds from the fluff, and suddenly I noticed a pretty bug crawling across the table! It just happened to be the very species I've been trying to get pictures of but keep failing at, so I gently coaxed him into a plastic bag with plans to take pictures today! Then, when I sat down again to finish my little seed project, I saw an extremely tiny insect crawling on a seed pod. When I say tiny, I mean "grain-of-rice-tiny"! Noticing how adorable it was, I popped the little guy into the bag too.

Today I was just about to go out to get my pictures for the day when I remembered my little buddies in the bag! I went out and got a grass stem for a stage and went outside with my camera and the bugs and the stem, and together we all had a great time! I finally got good pictures of this bug and I couldn't be happier! :D After I was done, I brought my models back to the Milkweed bushes and put them onto some leaves where they both crawled away!

Edward Osborne "E. O." Wilson (born June 10, 1929) is an American biologist, researcher (sociobiology, biodiversity), theorist (consilience, biophilia), naturalist (conservationist) and author. His biological specialty is myrmecology, the study of ants, on which he is considered to be the world's leading authority. Wilson is known for his scientific career, his role as "the father of sociobiology", his environmental advocacy, and his secular-humanist and deist ideas pertaining to religious and ethical matters. Wikipedia: E. O. Wilson

Explored on August 15, 2013. Highest placement, page 2 (#28).

Gerda, Jim Boynton, Evergreengirl, John McKay and 53 other people have particularly liked this photo


71 comments - The latest ones
Pam J
Pam J
And a perfect heart shape on its shoulders.

Beautiful !

Smiles.. and you want a video of ME getting my pics ......... with you its Q.E.D !!!!!!
4 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
Great composition and detail!
4 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Impressionnant ! ( qualité de la photo , couleurs....)
4 years ago.
Xanis Wong
Xanis Wong
Some really fantastic macro here Janet.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
tres belle photo
4 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
I'm amazed at the variety of subjects you find to photograph! This is an absolutely lovely picture, very detailed and colourful with a superb creamy bokeh background. Outstanding macro work.
4 years ago.
Daddy
Daddy
Superbe très jolie ce macro !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bisous(:-))oooooo mon amie
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Super Macro Janet. Perfect in everyway. Well done Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Yannis
Yannis
A wonderful shot!
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A wonderful find, Janet and superbly photographed. We so often have to make unsuccessful efforts before the gift of a shot just comes to us.
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superb Set Of Colourful And Detailed Macro Studies Janet Excellent DOF And Framing Most Definite Fav's Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
wonderful capture!
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great macro, Janet. The colours of this bug are amazing and very beautiful. Glad he survived the session and went away unharmed and happy!
Have a great day, my friend.
4 years ago.
Fabio Cecchin
Fabio Cecchin
Outstanding macro Janet!! I am always struck by your macros!
4 years ago.
Smiles
Smiles
Superb macro.
4 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Great macro !
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
superbe macro
4 years ago.
Brian Smithson
Brian Smithson
Beautiful shot Janet - and I cannot help but think that the casing resembles an African mask :)
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Excellent framing and light, such splendid color and detail. Marvelous work, Janet!
4 years ago.
Nyske
Nyske
Amazing! And you are so patient! Sadly I'm so impatient. :-)
4 years ago.
Laura
Laura
Une prise vraiement superbe!
4 years ago.
leszee
leszee
great macro
4 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
WOW ! Sublime cette macro !
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Wonderful capture! I love the brown, red, and black colors!
4 years ago.
Suus
Suus
fantastic photo Janet :) vivid reds !
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
fantastic macro. so clear in detail. I just love the colours
4 years ago.
Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
another perfect macro Janet
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Excellent series of macro shots, Janet! Amazing colors and detail as always!
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Great series Janet.. This guy looks like a box elder beetle??
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Splendid macro!
4 years ago.
Blueman
Blueman
Un autre chef d'oeuvre éducatif!
4 years ago.
Robert Wilson
Robert Wilson
Fantastic macro, like the detail.
4 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
What a beautiful macro shot! Amazing detail.
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!! GREAT capture friend ! Have an enjoyable time !!!
4 years ago.
Starsprite
Starsprite
Excellent bug-a roo ! Nice pattern and color.
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Superbes macros et details!!
4 years ago.
Sergio Locatelli
Sergio Locatelli
The details that you can capture with your 100mm are fantastic. The sharpness and color fidelity is extraordinary. It emerges from your pictures and your passion is transformed into the beautiful composition that you share with us all.
Congratulations Janet, I will not stop under the spell of your beautiful photos!
4 years ago.
j.towbin ©
j.towbin ©
Excellent shot. We've had them on our plants, too. Such a pretty insect isn't it?
There is a heart shape on it's back...
4 years ago. Edited 4 years ago.
Janet Ulliott
Janet Ulliott
Beautiful Clear Image,
Well Taken.
4 years ago.
Serge Daigneault
Serge Daigneault
Awesome macro shot and colors, Janet ... Excellent work.
4 years ago.
Graham Pargeter
Graham Pargeter
An excellent image
4 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Jolie macro Janet !
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Fabulous colors and detail, Janet!! Very nice macro, as always!!!
4 years ago.
Bruno B
Bruno B
La qualité du cliché nous permet de relever de nombreux détails de la robe de ce bel insecte. Les petites créatures contenues dans les notes ont été également remarquablement saisies. Très bon travail Janet!!
4 years ago.
Eleanor C
Eleanor C
A beautiful bug & a superb capture Janet!
4 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Excellent photography !
4 years ago.
Bernhard Hofbeck
Bernhard Hofbeck
Great shot!
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Fantastic shot!!!
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Lol, I never had one;)) A bug period, lol:)
Awesome macro, Janet!!
Sorry I can't keep up with you at the moment...soo busy in the garden...soo tired;))
4 years ago.
Dominique Côté
Dominique Côté
Sublime!!
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Great bug and I like that bokeh
4 years ago.
English Pointers
English Pointers
Wonderful shots Janet just love your macro work the babies are a nice touch
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Wonderful macro.
4 years ago.
Katie Rose
Katie Rose
Lovely shot!
4 years ago.
Nourel Lind
Nourel Lind
Magnifique série !!
4 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
wonderful
superb
Great macroz
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Congratulations!!

Seen in : Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Stunning macro shot, Janet!
4 years ago.
Poulet Santivasa Anantnitivate
Poulet Santivasa Ana…
Wonderful find and macro!
Have a beautiful weekend, Janet!
4 years ago.
SkagitLily / Rita & John
SkagitLily / Rita &…
Great series! E. O. Wilson is one of my idols, and I love your comments.
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Super macro, Janet; another little beauty captured forever!

Seen in Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
4 years ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Hi again Janet.
Congratulations on Explore. !!!!!!!!!!!! Well deserved for this image. Hugs Tess.
4 years ago.
Alphazeta
Alphazeta
Glorious capture, a very impressive macro. Wonderful colours and details.
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
wonderful also the color tones
4 years ago.
Joan+
Joan+
Admired again, Janet

Seen in the group Coup de coeur animalier
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4 years ago.
John Varley
John Varley
Awesome detailed macro work janet cracking shot .
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Fabulous as always, nice series, totally amazing Janet!
4 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
You did a superb job on this!
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
If Fran is the crazy cat lady, you are definitely the crazy bug lady...and I say that with deep affection and admiration to both of you. And the photo blew me away because I swear on my life it looks identical to a local kids skateboard...will have to find him and get a shot.
4 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
Wonderful macro and bug and the nymphs are so cute. You have a great eye too, Janet, you are the only one who mentioned the little feather on my last shot :) I love nature very much too since I was a kid. Everything was magical...trees, flowers, animals, the wind...they spoke to me and I told them my little secrets. When I grew up I forgot about it and now that I'm old, the magic came back. I wish you a great new week ahead and happy clicking :)
4 years ago.