Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 03/17/2014


Photo taken on March 12, 2014


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Bokeh - the blurry way of photography

D is for Dazzling Droplet

D is for Dazzling Droplet 

The other day I went down to the gate to get the mail and brought along my camera. I had looked outside and saw that everything was covered in melted frost and knew I would find lots of wonderful opportunities for my next alphabet letter, "D".

The thing that always amazes me is how incredibly tiny droplets can be. We are used to seeing large rain drops on windows, in the sink, the shower, etc. But droplets can be microscopic in size, and when you see grass sparking with early morning dew, a very close look will reveal that tiny beads of water are bristling on almost every surface!

I wandered around in various locations, dropping down to my knee pads and staring nose-close at the incredible sparkling landscapes before me, and got lucky with many cool pictures of droplets with fabulous bokeh. Here is my favorite of this photo outing.

I found this single droplet next to our seasonal pond in a patch of grass carpeting one side. No larger than a small letter "o"(about 1mm), this drop is clinging proudly to the very tip of a tiny blade of grass, the sun catching an edge and creating a beautiful starburst! These droplets are so very small that I have to keep "landmarks" in mind to help locate the droplet when I look through my viewfinder! Isn't nature amazing?! :)

Explored on March 18, 2014. Highest placement, #1. :D

Clare Dlgm., Heidiho, Clo Lezzani, Pamo67 and 122 other people have particularly liked this photo


109 comments - The latest ones
Beth
Beth
You and Nature have created a brilliant work of art, Janet.
3 years ago.
p'titJo
p'titJo
Abolument magnifique !
Bravo Janet
3 years ago.
Chrissy
Chrissy
I love the reflections and sparkles and the beautiful bokeh. Looks like some magic!
3 years ago.
guenievre
guenievre
Trop beau!
3 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Un bijou ta photo , bravo Janet
3 years ago.
+Pattycake+
+Pattycake+
Lovely - super focus Janet
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
A beautiful drop, Janet. Thanks. I'm used to a lot of pain with a v long term condition but today it has been so bad and hard to bear.
3 years ago.
Dynamo
Dynamo
wow, fantastic..
the bokeh & star burst..
3 years ago.
Angela Parker
Angela Parker
Superb!! Dazzling is right..
3 years ago.
Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre
You've done it again Janet - an absolutely stunning picture again. Oh how I wish I could take pictures like this. It's perfect. The bokeh enhances the sparkles of the droplet. Wonderful wonderful - you are such a clever girl. LOL
3 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
TRES TRES REUSSI... une goutte magnifique et un éclat de soleil excellent... BRAVO !!!
Le bokeh**********************
Une photo magique
3 years ago.
Janano -
Janano -
great shot Janet . lots of experimentation
3 years ago.
Dean Morley (mostly off)
Dean Morley (mostly…
What an absolutely fantastic bit of photography, Janet, simply stunning work. :-)
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Superbe !!!
3 years ago.
Ch'an
Ch'an
Très joli !
3 years ago.
Antonio Diaz  Pedraza
Antonio Diaz Pedraz…
Excelente
3 years ago.
Dave Seargeant
Dave Seargeant
Wow - fantastic capture. Excellent work Janet.
3 years ago.
Horizon 36
Horizon 36
Amazing capture...excellent work...well done janet.
3 years ago.
eggii
eggii
beautiful picture and great shot!
3 years ago.
fragglerocks
fragglerocks
Bestest
3 years ago.
Elizabeth Roberts
Elizabeth Roberts
Beautiful !! lovely droplet
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
WOW!...Absolutely stunning!
Perfect work, Janet!
3 years ago.
Kigelia58
Kigelia58
Incredible!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Very well done!!
3 years ago.
Willard Joudrey
Willard Joudrey
super Janet, excellent work
3 years ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Dazzling for sure. The drop, star burst and lens flare, excellent!
3 years ago.
Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins
That is so gorgeous! There is so much beauty all around us, even in such tiny things!
3 years ago.
Mitch Seaver
Mitch Seaver
Dazzling it is!
3 years ago.
Annemarie
Annemarie
a marvellous photo my friend
3 years ago.
Colin
Colin
Very good macro droplet image with limited depth of field Janet.
3 years ago.
Gerlinde
Gerlinde
wow, Janet, that is especially!!!!!!!!!!!!
very, very beautiful!
3 years ago.
Dave Hilditch
Dave Hilditch
Great sparkle on the droplet and I really like the bokeh.

RE "the power lines". I did consider removing these - as you say it's easy enough to do. After a lot of thought I decided to keep them in because I didn't find them obtrusive and the diagonal line stopped the eye drifting out of the top of the picture. I guess this is what people mean when they talk about "subjective opinions"!
3 years ago.
Janet Brien has replied to Dave Hilditch
Well said, Dave! And as you mentioned, the power lines do pull the eye into the image. They do work in that image when considered as a leading line! :) Part of my issue is my own pet peeve with them! :D
3 years ago.
Penny
Penny
Wow Janet! That is one beautiful droplet! Its like a tiny little crystal ball...so crisp and clear...love it!
3 years ago.
s@ssyl@ssy
s@ssyl@ssy
Gorgeous clarity :)))
3 years ago.
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Lovely crisp shot Janet. Those little starbursts always make me smile....well captured :)
3 years ago.
Monica Meeneghan
Monica Meeneghan
Thank you so much, Janet. Kindly thoughts with comfortable hugs in the mind are the most soothing when in a lot a pain. Just a little better than yesterday today.
3 years ago.
Henry L ( k4eyv )
Henry L ( k4eyv )
stun
3 years ago.
Valfal
Valfal
This photo is amazing and spellbinding! Your macro shots are to die for!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++Magnificent composition !!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Eve
Eve
Magique Janet !!
****************
3 years ago.
Gabriele Cosentini
Gabriele Cosentini
Admired in:yokopakumayoko
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3 years ago.
Patrick
Patrick
belle réussite
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
dazzling work indeed janet
3 years ago.
koaxial
koaxial
oh WOW - looks like a diamond-D!! fantastic bokeh too. a whole galaxy in a nutshell ;)
3 years ago.
Ian Grainger
Ian Grainger
Absolutely stunning! Truly gorgeous! Such amazing crispness and clarity!
3 years ago.
Steve Cansfield
Steve Cansfield
Excellent, it looks like a little explosion :)
3 years ago.
pajmcb
pajmcb
Congrats on Explore!
Seen in : Ipernity Frontpage & What's Hot
3 years ago.
Alessio Corsi
Alessio Corsi
magica Macro!
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Magnifique Janet !!!!
3 years ago.
Charlie
Charlie
Magnifique Janet !!!!
3 years ago.
Rajan C.K
Rajan C.K
Simply fabulous!
3 years ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Congrats on Explore!
3 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Brilliant capture, Janet.
Seen in the group Prime lenses (fixed focal length)
3 years ago. Edited 3 years ago.
Claudine Gaulier-Denis
Claudine Gaulier-Den…
j'aime
3 years ago.
Danie
Danie
Une Merveille de beauté **************
3 years ago.
Luscinia
Luscinia
Sensationell schön

Luscinia
3 years ago.
yokopakumayoko Francesco
yokopakumayoko Franc…
Magnifico scatto!

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3 years ago.
Suus
Suus
fantastic Janet, this is gorgeous :) love those tiny bursts !
3 years ago.
thethi
thethi
très belle macro et composition
Admired in:yokopakumayoko
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3 years ago.
Costas Kaounas
Costas Kaounas
great bokeh!
Best of ipernity
3 years ago.
Carmen R
Carmen R
Extra!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Wierd Folkersma
Wierd Folkersma
small is beautiful
3 years ago.
Lucy K
Lucy K
Marvellous!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
++++++++++++++++++++Superb !!!
3 years ago.
The Chairman 8
The Chairman 8
Stunning! :-)
3 years ago.
(*NIKonGT*)
(*NIKonGT*)
Splendid !
3 years ago.
Keith Burton
Keith Burton
What a lovely photo Janet..........it's just amazing how much detail you get out of these tiny things. I love the shapes in the bokeh especially and of course the starbursts on the waterdrop itself. Keep 'em coming!
3 years ago.
Richard Boucher
Richard Boucher
Superbe réalisation ! Bravo Janet !
3 years ago.
Karl Wolfgang
Karl Wolfgang
impressionistic art
3 years ago.
Jacqueline Lejeune
Jacqueline Lejeune
Very nice art and image.
3 years ago.
Anuj Nair
Anuj Nair
Great shot !
3 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Simply...........stunning.... breathtaking.........
3 years ago.
Lebojo
Lebojo
lumiere ...
3 years ago.
Stormlizard
Stormlizard
Wonderfully captured Janet.
3 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Dazzling....a spectacular display!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
Splendid !!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Rambonp
Rambonp
100 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
3 years ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! just beautiful
3 years ago.
hlegallais
hlegallais
Wonderfull shot!!!
3 years ago.
dimitris kaliakoudas
dimitris kaliakoudas
Πολύ όμορφη δουλειά.
3 years ago.
Nicole Le Roy
Nicole Le Roy
Excellent !
3 years ago.
Chantal HILLENVECK dite Chalâme
Chantal HILLENVECK d…
Fan....tas....tique ..............!!!
3 years ago.
Rachel2
Rachel2
Superb capture!
3 years ago.
Denis Aubry
Denis Aubry
A la limite du fantastique!
3 years ago.
Jenny Downing
Jenny Downing
simply stunning!
3 years ago.
Connie Guida
Connie Guida
What a stunning droplet, Janet and that BOKEH is just yummy :-)
3 years ago.
Susan Young
Susan Young
Absolutely amazing
3 years ago.
Didier Bracard
Didier Bracard
Joli !!!
3 years ago.
Pasi 5
Pasi 5
Stunning! Etonnant!
3 years ago.
Clodine
Clodine
Sublime+++++++++++
3 years ago.
sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s
Sparkling droplet macro with gorgeous refraction! Excellent work, Janet!
Congrats on Explore!
3 years ago.
Loule
Loule
Magique....
3 years ago.
Koko Nut
Koko Nut
truly amazing, as you say. wish we had some droplets 'round here that weren't frozen!
3 years ago.
Jon Smith
Jon Smith
stunning janet!
3 years ago.
Esther
Esther
Great bokeh! Congratulations on Explore.
3 years ago.
Bergamote
Bergamote
Une vraie perle... dans tout les sens du terme. Superbe !
Bonne journée
3 years ago.
Bram van Broekhoven
Bram van Broekhoven
I have no idea how you made this
but it is a very good droplet and macro photo, wonderful effects and bokeh
3 years ago.
Eva Kulinska
Eva Kulinska
It is magical close-up...absolutely fabulous.
3 years ago.