Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 03/04/2014


Photo taken on September 29, 2013


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I had so much FUN visiting everyone's photo stream over the past few days! What a joy it was to take a peek at what all of you are doing! It was simply incredible to me that I got over 150 comments on my previous picture (the Poppy) and it took several days to reply, but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment! I was sorry to see that many people have left ipernity because of the latest issues with groups being shut down, but I was happy to find that the majority of the folks I visited were still here. I'm certainly here to stay, because Flickr isn't an option for me, and I didn't have any issues with ipernity.

I love my new ipernity routine! I put up a new picture, and in the days following, I reply to all the comments left on the previous picture, before I put up a new picture! This solves one of my biggest problems I had with my 365 project: trying to reply to the comments left on each picture. It was really hard to do, and yet, I think it's extremely important to repay the kindness of a visit, appraisal and comment by doing the same. I'm not sure how to phrase that, because I don't want commenting to seem like a chore or requirement. I think commenting should come from a desire to share one's feelings about an image, to offer encouragement and sometimes some constructive criticism, but only if it is asked for or stated in such a way that it's not destructive. I love that I'm no longer under pressure with my photography or ipernity. The stress that built up over feelings of guilt for not visiting people is finally going down, instead of up. I know there are countless people who've left comments that I haven't visited, but I hope that in time I'll be able to visit everyone once again!

Today's picture was taken about 6 months ago on my birthday in September. My husband, Steve, presented me with some beautiful beads he bought at the company he works for, Fire Mountain Gems & Beads, where he works as a product photographer! I originally planned to use this picture for my Picture of the Day for my 365 Project, but in the end, I decided on another image instead. This picture, like dozens of others, sits in a folder just waiting for a chance to be seen! I am busy finishing up a work project right now so I just can't afford the time to take any pictures of Bees (CHRISSY!!), Boxers, Bassets, Birdseye Speedwell Blossoms, Beetles, Bugs, or any other awesome B subjects for this round! So I thought it would be perfect to share this neat image today! I hope you like it! And once again, I'll be visiting everyone in the next few days and I can't wait to see what you have to share with me! :)

Explored on March 5, 2014. Highest placement, #6.

Coinoath Sarsfield, Ramon Hierro, Chris Alyde, Valfal and 105 other people have particularly liked this photo


104 comments - The latest ones
Missfujii
Missfujii
c'est vraiment superbe
3 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
This is a magical picture here Janet. It looks as if it's floating. Great idea of shooting it on glass. The colours are amazing. Fantastic photo - looking forward to seeing the other B's. xx
3 years ago.
Beth
Beth
So beautifully imaged and imagined!
3 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Une planète en suspension , c'est d'une grande beauté .
3 years ago.
Nyske
Nyske
I love this photo for the nice bokeh. The colour of the bead is simply beautiful. Your husband has good taste. :-)
3 years ago.
Dave Seargeant
Dave Seargeant
I have to say this is a fantastic image, and great idea too. Well captured, nice colours, and the focus is in the real sweet spot for Bokeh.
3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
so lovely, beautiful colours.
3 years ago.
Jean
Jean
I love the colour and the bokeh. A beautifully conceived image.
3 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
What a great collection of colourful beads! I'm loving the colour and clarity of the main bead, and it's reflection!
3 years ago.
Vicky Hollenbeck
Vicky Hollenbeck
I too thought it looked like it was floating! I'm with you on your new IP method...I have to do this sort of thing myself. Can't post an image a day (or rarely can) and comment on others' photos too.

Thanks for your visit and comments on my skiers photo. Yes, that is Oregon! Weird snow year, and it's been warm on many days at the mountains.

Hey, I'm a Sept. birthday too!
3 years ago.
Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
Beautiful colour....that bead seems to be suspended in thin air.
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Outstanding shot!
Fabulous bokeh!
Stunning picture!
Job well done, Janet!
3 years ago.
Clive Kirby
Clive Kirby
I like this. A beautiful image. Putting aside all the positive comments on the technical aspects, this is a really pleasing image. Well done.
3 years ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Beautiful shot.
Great DoF and bokeh.
3 years ago.
Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld
A flying bead! magic
3 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Couleurs extra ....excellent shot!
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
marvellous indeed Janet
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
This is magnificent!
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
These are such beautiful beads! Being a beading enthusiast myself, I can not help but admire them.
3 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
superbe lévitation, j'aime
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very creative image with good use of depth of field Janet.
3 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
uuuuuuui I love the rich colors in the foreground and the soft bokeh. It seems to be a place in a fairytale
3 years ago.
Suus
Suus
beautiful work !
3 years ago.
Clodine
Clodine
Pure beauté++++++++++
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Magnifique !!!*****
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
3 years ago.
Steve Cansfield
Steve Cansfield
This is superb! :)
3 years ago.
Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
very beautiful shot gorgeous colours and wonderful reflections
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Gorgeous colours & reflections, Janet.
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
well I may just say then that your hubby is getting a portion of his pay direct from my paycheque... sheesh Fire Mountain is the awesomest ever website.. I am so glad there is not a store within a 3 day drive of here.... I think I would have to sell my kid(s) and NO ONE wants teenagers...
3 years ago.
Shuttering Yukon
Shuttering Yukon
lol, and I guess I should leave a comment.... this is cool Janet, I love the reflection and the floaty look!
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
Lovely work Janet.......that foremost bead looks as if it's suspended in the air! Not only do you have superb bokeh, but reflections of bokeh as well.............very nicely thought out :)

I like the new project as well.............and it seems you've worked out a better, less stressful pace for posting and commenting.
3 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Beautiful creation...lovely work...great colors...well done Janet.
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Super!
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Simply stunning!
3 years ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
BP = for beautiful picture.
3 years ago.
Mindor
Mindor
El trabajo y la composición creo que han merecido bien la pena.
Enhorabuena Janet. :)
3 years ago.
Lucy K
Lucy K
deliciously lovely!
3 years ago.
Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
The pearl loooks suspended in the air... a fabulous creation !
3 years ago.
HelenaPF
HelenaPF
Wow!!!!!!!!Janet! such an inventivity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l adore this artwork!**************************
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great colour, beautiful bokeh.
The new relaxed Janet is even better than ever.
3 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
This is gorgeous! I love the beautiful colours and it looks as though it is somehow floating. Lovely shot, lovely bokeh...and plenty of time for bees and butterflies ;)
3 years ago.
+Pattycake+
+Pattycake+
Yes.....gorgeous indeed! What a lovely gift!
3 years ago.
Gerlinde
Gerlinde
awesome composition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Pamo67
Pamo67
splendidi dettagli e riflesso, favoloso bokeh!
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
SPLENDIDE!!!!
3 years ago.
Fizgig
Fizgig
Lovely shot!
3 years ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Awesome capture!
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Ohhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

A Rainbow Captured and held by the Faeries to bless souls in need......

Ohhhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous!
Congrats on Explore!
Well deserved!
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
Happy coming weekend and WOMEN's Day:)
3 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Beautiful bling...and bokeh !!!!
Look at all the "b's" your beads have brung !!!! LOL
3 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Très belle réalisation !
3 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Gorgeous capture..super focus and colour!
3 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
fabulous shot !!!
seen in explore
3 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
great, Janet!! you managed to capture some uncaptureable colors!!! - I always love to watch these shimmering glass under different conditions - and it never looks the same!
Have a nice weekend!!
3 years ago.
YveC
YveC
Fabulous image, Janet! The colour of the bead in the foreground is gorgeous - what good taste your husband has! The idea of photographing it on glass was an inspirational moment - and the bokeh is superb. Wonderful work.
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Lovely colours and reflections, Janet. I do like the way the thickness of the glass gives the impression of levitation above the reflection.
Seen in the group Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
gorgeous colors, lovely bokeh...
3 years ago.
Juliette
Juliette
ça me rappelle mon enfance quand on jouait au billes avec les garçons. Superbe macro.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!!

Sumptuous ! Excellent capture friend !! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Have an enjoyable weekend !!!!!!
3 years ago.
Rhisiart Hincks
Rhisiart Hincks
beautiful colour combination
3 years ago.
Stan Askew
Stan Askew
i really appreciate your work, Janet. always a pleasure to view what you have been working on and i very much enjoyed your description of how this photo was created.
3 years ago.
Bédé
Bédé
Superb composition !
3 years ago.
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Swetlana Hasenjäger
Beautiful Beads indeed ! Congrats on Explore !
Have a wonderful Sunday, Janet !
3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Wow gorgeous capture stunning colours.!!
3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Congrats on Explore !
3 years ago.
Marcos
Marcos
Un excelente trabajo.
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards friend !
3 years ago.
Clickity Click
Clickity Click
Stunning!
3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
J'aime la photo, c'est tout, et donc pas besoin de me répondre Janet... OK ? OK !
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Wonderful color to that bead and a great bokeh. That's a winning combination!
3 years ago.
Soeradjoen
Soeradjoen
Very beautiful, nice colors and great composition.
3 years ago.
Carmen R
Carmen R
magnifica!!!!
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Have a great week ahead, Janet.
3 years ago.
lclower19
lclower19
Wow! The color of that bead is just gorgeous - so well suited to the "floaty" look it has in your image!
3 years ago.
Sami Serola
Sami Serola
I see no reason to abandon Ipernity. There are so wonderful people and excellent photographers around, no matter if rules have turned out a little strict and caused some disagreements =)
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Splendid image! I love the shiny, iridescemt colors and reflection! Such beautiful bokeh too:)
Have a lovely week, Janet.
3 years ago.
Gregory Garrett
Gregory Garrett
Great DOF, beautiful color, and nice bokeh!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Nehad
Nehad
Fabulous shot!
3 years ago.
p'titJo
p'titJo
Splendide image !
3 years ago.
Ahmad Waqas
Ahmad Waqas
awesome
3 years ago.
Willard Joudrey
Willard Joudrey
that is a super capture Janet, when I seen this I showed the wife , first thing she said was how did she do it. read your write up and enjoyed it. I have been bouncing all over the place but like it here the best, will start uploading when we get home in a couple of weeks
3 years ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
genial capture, superb shot !
ipernity often doesn't displays the last posts of my contacts, so I'm obliged to visit everyone and this takes a long time... sorry if for this reason I'm late Janet.
3 years ago.
Susan Young
Susan Young
Absolutely gorgeous
3 years ago.
Anna Jameson on/off -Travel
Anna Jameson on/off…
Sehr Wunderbares Bild!
..und Danke !!!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Ooh! What a marvelous capture of the reflection.
3 years ago.
Puzzler4879 Happy Thanksgiving!
Puzzler4879 Happy Th…
Totally exquisite work, Janet.....Wow!
3 years ago.
Gerda
Gerda
Gorgeous shot of this bead that seems to levitate :)
3 years ago.
Katie Rose
Katie Rose
That's lovely!
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
Beautiful colors, stunning reflections and photo
3 years ago.
Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
Outstanding work...
3 years ago.
thethi
thethi
Une excellente photo !
Belle fin de week-end :-)
3 years ago.
Eva Kulinska
Eva Kulinska
Very creative ...always love your comments (describing fotos )-just marvellous generosity sharing your talent...Janet...excellent...
3 years ago.
Teresa
Teresa
amazing image! Love this!
3 years ago.
Autre Regard
Autre Regard
Fantastique !
3 years ago.
Laurence
Laurence
Reflet qui joue avec la lumière et la couleur, très bel effet**
3 years ago.
Pierre Sonrier
Pierre Sonrier
J'aime
3 years ago.