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B is for Beautiful Beads

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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.

Emma Super Dog, Petar Bojić, , Ramon Hierro and 107 other people have particularly liked this photo


63 comments - The latest ones
 Missfujii
Missfujii
c'est vraiment superbe
7 years ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
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
7 years ago.
 Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport club
Une planète en suspension , c'est d'une grande beauté .
7 years ago.
 fragglerocks
fragglerocks club
so lovely, beautiful colours.
7 years ago.
 Jean
Jean
I love the colour and the bokeh. A beautifully conceived image.
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Outstanding shot!
Fabulous bokeh!
Stunning picture!
Job well done, Janet!
7 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.
7 years ago.
 Rabbitroundtheworld
Rabbitroundtheworld club
A flying bead! magic
7 years ago.
 Eve
Eve
Couleurs extra ....excellent shot!
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
marvellous indeed Janet
7 years ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
These are such beautiful beads! Being a beading enthusiast myself, I can not help but admire them.
7 years ago.
 Chrissy
Chrissy club
uuuuuuui I love the rich colors in the foreground and the soft bokeh. It seems to be a place in a fairytale
7 years ago.
 Clotilde M
Clotilde M club
Magnifique !!!*****
7 years ago.
 Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
7 years ago.
 Lil I --( Irene2carton old flickr name )
Lil I --( Irene2cart…
very beautiful shot gorgeous colours and wonderful reflections
7 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...
7 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!
7 years ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
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.
7 years ago.
 Horizon 36
Horizon 36 club
Beautiful creation...lovely work...great colors...well done Janet.
7 years ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
BP = for beautiful picture.
7 years ago.
 Mindor
Mindor
El trabajo y la composición creo que han merecido bien la pena.
Enhorabuena Janet. :)
7 years ago.
 Nylonbleu
Nylonbleu
The pearl loooks suspended in the air... a fabulous creation !
7 years ago.
 HelenaPF
HelenaPF club
Wow!!!!!!!!Janet! such an inventivity!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!l adore this artwork!**************************
7 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great colour, beautiful bokeh.
The new relaxed Janet is even better than ever.
7 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 ;)
7 years ago.
 Gerlinde
Gerlinde
awesome composition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7 years ago.
 Pamo67
Pamo67
splendidi dettagli e riflesso, favoloso bokeh!
7 years ago.
 Fizgig
Fizgig
Lovely shot!
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Awesome capture!
7 years ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
Ohhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

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

Ohhhhhhhhhhh Myyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy
7 years ago.
 pajmcb
pajmcb
Fabulous!
Congrats on Explore!
Well deserved!
7 years ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
Happy coming weekend and WOMEN's Day:)
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
fabulous shot !!!
seen in explore
7 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!!
7 years ago.
 tiabunna
tiabunna club
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)
7 years ago.
 Dynamo
Dynamo
gorgeous colors, lovely bokeh...
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Congrats !!!!

Sumptuous ! Excellent capture friend !! Compliments !!! Good evening from City beautiful Chandigarh !!!! Have an enjoyable weekend !!!!!!
7 years ago.
 Stan Askew
Stan Askew club
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.
7 years ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
7 years ago.
 Bédé
Bédé club
Superb composition !
7 years ago.
 Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Wow gorgeous capture stunning colours.!!
7 years ago.
 Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Congrats on Explore !
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Love n regards friend !
7 years ago.
 Clickity Click
Clickity Click club
Stunning!
7 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 !
7 years ago.
 Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Wonderful color to that bead and a great bokeh. That's a winning combination!
7 years ago.
 Soeradjoen (limited time)
Soeradjoen (limited… club
Very beautiful, nice colors and great composition.
7 years ago.
 Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Have a great week ahead, Janet.
7 years ago.
 Sami Serola (inactive)
Sami Serola (inactiv… club
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 =)
7 years ago.
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Splendid image! I love the shiny, iridescemt colors and reflection! Such beautiful bokeh too:)
Have a lovely week, Janet.
7 years ago.
 Gregory Garrett
Gregory Garrett club
Great DOF, beautiful color, and nice bokeh!
7 years ago.
 Rambonp
Rambonp
Superb !!!!!!!!
7 years ago.
 p'titJo
p'titJo
Splendide image !
7 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
7 years ago.
 Nora Caracci
Nora Caracci club
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.
7 years ago.
 Esther
Esther club
Ooh! What a marvelous capture of the reflection.
7 years ago.
 Puzzler4879
Puzzler4879
Totally exquisite work, Janet.....Wow!
7 years ago.
 Gerda
Gerda
Gorgeous shot of this bead that seems to levitate :)
7 years ago.
 Clyde Sostand
Clyde Sostand
Outstanding work...
7 years ago.
 Autre Regard
Autre Regard
Fantastique !
7 years ago.
 Laurence
Laurence
Reflet qui joue avec la lumière et la couleur, très bel effet**
7 years ago.
 Dominique Côté
Dominique Côté
Sublime!!!!
7 years ago.
 Valfal
Valfal club
Wow, Janet, missed this beautiful photo, well done! I found it among one of your friend's favorites, thanks to that new Favorites box feature on the home page. I really need to check out your whole photosteam! Have a wonderful week, my friend! xx
7 years ago.

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