Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 08/22/2013


Photo taken on August 21, 2013


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233/365: "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart." ~ Helen Keller

233/365: "The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart."  ~ Helen Keller
4 more pictures in notes above! (the picture of coins has two other versions to see if visit)

I love it when Thursday rolls around because I get to participate in the Bokeh Thursday Challenge! :D This week's theme is "Coins", which had me bouncing up and down because I've been wanting to take some pictures of our leftover foreign coins for a while!

We keep our odd coins in a box in the bedroom and of course I took my parrot, Pumpkin, out of her cage to help supervise! I let her romp around on the bed while I looked over the loot, and she was having such a good time that I decided to bring the camera and flash upstairs and let her play on the bed while I took pictures. We went downstairs together, she on a finger, laughing as we walked down the stairs, and then she made silly wine-cork noises at the strange stuff I was carrying back upstairs with me! While I took pictures, she proceeded to walk around on our comforter, making "chicken tracks" all over the soft plush blanket. This is so funny to see, but I couldn't get any pictures that showed how cute the footprints look, boo!

Even though I was taking pictures of coins, I kept an eye on Pumpkin at all times while she played. She didn't want to have anything to do with the camera equipment, but instead busied herself by hanging off the side of the bed and chortling happily at me. She also crawled through a tunnel I made for her under the comforter and I snickered as I heard her making funny croaking sounds as she investigated her private clubhouse. I peeked over the edge of the bed at one point and found her making "creaking" sounds as she stared intently at a place where two pieces of wood came together, forming a crack. She loves cracks. They make her laugh! :D

I finally finished taking pictures and gathered up my darling girl, covering her with kisses and telling her how much I love her. And as I plopped a treat into her food cup and swung her in a wide arc into her cage, she squealed happily, "WHEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!" That's my girl. Best little friend in the whole, wide world!!!!

Texture used in this image: Netherworld TOTD # 128 by Jerry Jones (SkeletalMess on Flickr)

Helen Adams Keller (June 27, 1880 – June 1, 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller's teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near complete lack of language, allowing the girl to blossom as she learned to communicate, has become widely known through the dramatic depictions of the play and film The Miracle Worker. Her birthday on June 27 is commemorated as Helen Keller Day in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania and was authorized at the federal level by presidential proclamation by President Jimmy Carter in 1980, her 100th birthday. Wikipedia: Helen Keller

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Liliane LR, Chrissy, Les's Photography AKA aligeeach, Jonathan Johannsen and 46 other people have particularly liked this photo


62 comments - The latest ones
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
oh she is yours, how cool... I do love birds! she is so pretty!
4 years ago.
xX M@rtin Xx
xX M@rtin Xx
What a beautiful bird and capture, Great shot Janet.
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
I am mesmerized by your story telling...I read every word with a smile and I think, I have fallen in love with her along the way;))
Wonderful portrait...she is so gorgeous:)
4 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Trop beau !
4 years ago.
Simons-Photography
Simons-Photography
Sounds like you had a great time :))
4 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
great shots from your parrot, Janet!! - love to read your story and had to smile....thanks for sharing!!
4 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
this is a beautiful close up!
4 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Oh, that eye, the beak, colours, details. All gorgeous. And you call her Pumpkin. Be careful she doesn't grow too big!!
4 years ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Magnifique portrait !
Merci et Bonne journée Janet
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Splendid capture,lovely colours and great details !!
4 years ago.
Juan
Juan
Have a nice day my friend !!
4 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Stunning colourful bird with wonderful details.
4 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
What a beautiful lady. Love the colour here, Janet and the way her eye catches the light.
Your description made laugh - I can imagine the antics!
4 years ago.
Jooferr's photostream
Jooferr's photostrea…
Fantastic expression!
4 years ago.
Bob Ottey
Bob Ottey
Superbly Composed Colourful And Detailed Set Janet Beautiful Studies Most Definite Fav's Kindest Regards Bob.
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Marvelous profile portrait, fabulous color and detail. Great company and companion you have, Janet!
4 years ago.
Meremail
Meremail
They make great pets and I love the subtle colours on this one.
4 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good collection of images Janet.
4 years ago.
Seb.69
Seb.69
Very cute :)) Excellent Janet..
4 years ago.
Nyske
Nyske
Lovely bird on a amazing shot!
4 years ago.
Brian
Brian
Nice shot!
4 years ago.
Mike (Bogger3)
Mike (Bogger3)
Wow I love Pumkin she is beautiful ;-) I bet she can give you a lovely bite aswell ;-)
4 years ago.
Graham Pargeter
Graham Pargeter
Beautiful
4 years ago.
Armpro
Armpro
Beautiful detailed portrait

Seen in my contacts' photos
4 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
Excellent set of images....love the first one!!
4 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
sympa celui là , très belle couleur, bonne soirée
4 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Beautiful portrait, Janet!
Love the colors!
4 years ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Beautiful ... one extreme beauty ..!
Beautiful evening.
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Joli portrait bien coloré !
4 years ago.
5igrid
5igrid
What a charming lady she is... :)) Lovely portraiture and story!
4 years ago.
Suus
Suus
beautiful !!!
4 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Magnifica
4 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
"I'm handsome and I know it"
4 years ago.
Tacheles
Tacheles
A colorful parrot's portrait.
4 years ago.
Jofolo
Jofolo
oh how lucky to have such a lovely friend like Pumpkin. she sounds so clever and looks gorgeous
4 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
Lovely images Janet. :-) Such a cute bird, and I especially love the detail on the flower pics. :-)
4 years ago.
Pierrot
Pierrot
De superbes clichés !!
4 years ago.
Ani Carrington
Ani Carrington
A beauty!

Well Done!!
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Leap's Photo Pond!!
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Fantastic photo.
4 years ago.
Marcello Ciappi
Marcello Ciappi
This is a great shot. Excellent work and well composed !!
Have a nice day.
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
lindo retrato
4 years ago.
Jean
Jean
What a gorgeous eye !
4 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Amazing portrait!
4 years ago.
Loco's Photos
Loco's Photos
Oh, she is so beautiful!!! I just love that sweet face! What a cute expression you caught! She is gorgeous and those colors are superb!!
4 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Wow! This is fantastic!
4 years ago.
Chris Sorge
Chris Sorge
Beautiful shot of this lovely creature
4 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Great series of fabulous shots, Janet! Love the wonderful portraits of Pumpkin...Such perfect clarity and colors..She's so photogenic and great poser too:)

A note to Pumpkin:
Hello sweet Pumpkin...Sounds like you had a fun time in your mom's bedroom..
Mona( your new Macaw friend) sends you kisses:)
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
A great macro portrait of Pumpkin.
4 years ago.
Jeanne
Jeanne
joli portrait
4 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!! GREAT ! Excellent Composition friend ! Have an enjoyable time !
4 years ago.
Fantasyfan
Fantasyfan
Oh, I didn't know Ipernity had also these project groups :)
4 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Super portrait!
4 years ago.
Peter
Peter
Upper Class !!!!!!!!!!!
4 years ago.
forlornhop
forlornhop
Little Pumpkin is a beauty!
4 years ago.
Marcos
Marcos
Muy bonita.
4 years ago.
Agnès
Agnès
Sublime!!!
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Great photography and great story telling as well. Pumpkin is great, super subject for photo's. And what more can be said about Helen Keller, an inspiration for the world.
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
A Beautiful capture and gorgeous colours!

Seen in "Rainbow Building"
4 years ago.
Roger Bennion
Roger Bennion
Pumpkin is delightful :-) Beautifully framed and the colours are exquisite. Love the catchlight and the detail is wonderful. A quality shot for sure, Janet.
4 years ago.
Jonathan Johannsen
Jonathan Johannsen
What a cute bird!
4 years ago.
William Skelly
William Skelly
Wonderful image !
4 years ago.
Cathlon
Cathlon
Pumpkin sounds an absolutely delightful companion. Love your description of her antics and your poppy shots too!

The Alphabet Site
4 years ago.