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Pictures for Pam, Day 38: Burgandy & White Pinwheel Dahlia

Pictures for Pam, Day 38: Burgandy & White Pinwheel Dahlia
I like to spend an enjoyable couple of hours each day visiting contact's photo streams, appreciating a picture and leaving a comment. It occurred to me that everyone probably has a different way of doing this. What is your approach? How best do you utilize your time to visit others?

The way that makes most sense for me is to go to my previous day's posted picture (2 days ago) and visit each person who's left a comment for me. I want to make sure to show my thanks to everyone who's taken time out of their day to look at my picture and let me know what they think. Do you do this differently? If I have extra time, I will often visit my main page that shows new contact pictures and take a stroll, leaving comments and saying hello. Or I'll visit Explore and visit some of the new pictures I see there.

I returned to ipernity over a month ago from my long creative abyss, and in my absence I had forgotten how wonderful it is to be part of this community. There are so many genuinely sweet, talented and friendly folk who I simply love chatting with. The funny thing is how I usually carry on conversations! Someone will leave a marvelous comment about a picture I posted or the blog entry I wrote, and it invites a response. I don't prefer to reply on my photo's comments because I don't trust that they will actually see what I wrote. So instead, I will visit their photo stream, comment on their new picture and then add my reply there. (I know about the feature where you can follow comments you've left but it's too much work to keep up with that in my opinion.) This is a fun way for me to give them extra strokes and acknowledge what they wrote to me. The next time they comment on my newest picture, they often continue the conversation. It's awesome!

I recently discovered the solution to a problem I'd been facing since I joined the photo-sharing community. Namely, sometimes I visit a person who's left me a comment only to find they haven't put up a new picture yet. What to do? My happy solution is this: I take a look at their photo stream and when I have gone back far enough, I'll find a picture I haven't seen yet! So, I dive in, enjoy their image and leave my comment. Then I go to their most current picture, leave a note to say that I've visited a picture I hadn't seen yet, and paste the URL so they can see my comment! I really love this solution because everyone enjoys having their pictures looked at, and this gives me the opportunity to see and enjoy more of a friend's photography! (I do know the feature that allows you to see who's been browsing your photo stream. However, I want to make sure that my photographer friend knows I've come by to say hello, instead of relying on them to check their browsing history.)

Today it's icky outside, stormy, windy and cold, so I'm sharing another beautiful dahlia to brighten up this day! I hope it adds a little sparkle for you too!

Pam, one of the things I've always admired about you is your generous spirit. I've always loved how many people you visit to give them strokes about their photography and to give your famous *hugggggggs*. Reading comments you've left for people is such a treat and I'm so happy that you've been able to stop by from time to time, even though you're not feeling great. I just want you to know how loved you are by all of us here at ipernity. I'm sending my *huggggggs* to you with hopes that you'll feel better and better in the coming days.

Explored on 12/17/18, highest placement, #1.

Gillian Everett, ©UdoSm, Marco Zerbini, Marco F. Delminho and 57 other people have particularly liked this photo

47 comments - The latest ones
WOW! Absolutely beautiful!
Perfect work, Janet.
Love it.
19 months ago.
polytropos club
Nature is amazing! The combination of colours is just great!
19 months ago.
 Ludmila Litvin
Ludmila Litvin
Thank you for sharing Janet,
have a warm week :-)
19 months ago.
 Fabien V Photography
Fabien V Photography
Joli gros plan **
19 months ago.
sea-herdorf club
Wunderschön freigestellt hast Du diese Blüte der Dahlie, Janet.
Freundliche Grüße und eine angenehme Woche
19 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Wow, what a superb floral close-up; stunning olours and details Janet.
19 months ago.
19 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
WOWWWWWW, what a magnificient dahlia, Janet !! It will brighten my day !! Have a nice week !
19 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
19 months ago.
Annemarie club
Beautiful :)

and happy week:)
19 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exceptional capture!

Admired in:
19 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
19 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Love it, Janet !
19 months ago.
 Cämmerer zu Nau
Cämmerer zu Nau club
Eine ganz herrliche Halskrausendahlie. Die fast samtig gefärbten äußeren Blütenblätter geben der Blüte etwas majestätisches. Super
19 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Wow! a superb image, wonderful colours and awesome detail.
19 months ago.
icky here too...but ready for the week!! The flower, your photo, awakens me and gives me hope for a more pleasant day. Enjoy yours my pod sister friend!
19 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Fabuleux grenat... un vrai bijou !+++
19 months ago.
niraK68 club
Ein besonderes schönes Exemplar
19 months ago.
Chris10 club
Great moment and beautiful picture Janet!

Greetz and happy evening, Christien.
19 months ago.
Ruth club
This is a very beautiful photo Janet, a lovely flower.
Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us too. Regarding the weather, ours is awful as well, cold, damp and miserable.
19 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbe photo pour Pam. Nicole.
19 months ago.
 Ghislaine Girardot
Ghislaine Girardot club
Waouh SUPERBE !!!
19 months ago.
ROL/Photo club
Très beau dahlias Janet
une espèce bien rare..
19 months ago.
cammino club
Stunning Dahlia variation!
19 months ago.
 @ngélique ♥
@ngélique ♥ club
superbes couleurs de ce dahlia ***************j'aimeeeeeeee
19 months ago.
 Marije Aguillo
Marije Aguillo club
19 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wonderful shot, great contrast of colour!
Well, actually, I subscibed to the RSS feed of my news page - so whenever someone leaves a new comment I get a message ..... hey, it's internet, not a bulletin board ;-))
Unfortunately, I can usually take a stroll through my contacts' pictures only in the evening after work....
19 months ago.
uwschu club
Sehr schön durch diese Macrolinse, die Darstellungsleistung ist enorm.
An Schärfe und Details kaum zu übertreffen....und das von einem eingefleischten Nikonianer :-)
19 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
quelle beauté cette fleur janet !!
19 months ago.
micritter club
Incredible image of a gorgeous flower. Simply outstanding photogrpahy. I'm way behind in reading your stories but, being illiterate & dyslexic (hence I read at a snail's pace), if I live long enough, I will read them all).
19 months ago. Edited 19 months ago.
 David G Johnson
David G Johnson club
A valid point Janet.. yes...you write ....
'''I don't prefer to reply on ''my'' photo's comments because I don't trust that they will actually see what I wrote.''
that's true and it must happen many times... I took a full read through the rest of your ideas' too.
Thanks .. and best wishes from... David J'.. UK.
19 months ago.
 Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira club
Absolutely perfect!
19 months ago.
 Peggy C
Peggy C club
Velvet !
And micritter isn't the only one waaaaaay behind !
19 months ago.
RHH club
Great ideas and you've certainly practiced it with my photostream. Thanks, Janet.
A great flower photo, too, and a very beautiful dahlia. Used to grow them along a fence line, but the frost got them one year (my fault for not digging them sooner) and I haven't gotten into them again but should.
19 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
19 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Oh, I wish I could have more time to pay a visit and comment on other people's pages! =/

My work keeps me busy, and of course my close ones has to be the priority. So, my style is "Guerrilla attacks"! I hit when you least expect it! =D
19 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Wunderschön, diese Dahlie! Es gibt ja auch unendlich viele Sorten und eine schöner als die andere. Ich staune immer wieder über die große Dahlienschau in der Gruga in Essen.
19 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Outstanding flower photography Janet..!!

Such fantastic detail and wonderful colour contrasts. Absolutely stunning!

I enjoyed reading about your "commenting" system................I'm struggling to keep up with all my contacts - I try to comment on nearly every photo every contact posts, regardless of whether they ever bother to comment on my work. I may have to revise the way I do things as I'm trying to cut down the amount of time I spend sitting at my computer rather than being outside doing other stuff, or even talking to my wife occasionally ;-)
19 months ago.
David G Johnson club has replied to Keith Burton club
Gotcha'.. Keith'.. yes I get your point... and as Janet writes'... do all replies get seen anyway ?.. /.. It's a little less personal but some posters' show a 'thanks' by naming everyone in a long 'list' onto the one photo' comment box.. it is worth thinking about although Iv'e not tried it yet.
Cheers from Dj.. UK.
19 months ago.
Keith Burton club has replied to David G Johnson club
I read all replies, but generally just put a generic thank you up after 24 hours or so - unless someone has asked a question or made a particularly good point. I used to answer each and every comment............but I had to stop as I simply couldn't cope!
19 months ago.
neira-Dan club
tout le charme des dahlias à collerette
19 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
A work of art!!
19 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
This is gorgeous Janet. What a lovely colour and the detail is superb.
I like to answer all comments on my pictures and will visit their pages in return. I also have favourite galleries and many friends who I like to keep an eye on (so to speak) from the Panoramio days. A few who I have met and others I regards as friends even though we have never met. I have visited other countries through seeing pictures on here, and Panoramio in the past. All on the continent of Europe I might add. Most recently Germany and Belgium/Holland.
19 months ago.
 Dave Roberts 2014
Dave Roberts 2014
A very beautiful flower Janet, wonderful colours, a great close-up photo!

19 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh this flower is simply gorgeous. Dahlias were my late brother's favourite flower and he used to grow so many of them. In fact he had one part of the garden that was solely for that flower.

When I come onto Ip ernity I always go to my "news" and read any comments on my work, then i go to friends and look at their articles then their photos. It does take me a couple of hours if I do it everyday, but if I miss a day, then I'm in trouble!!!!!
19 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Superbe rendu !
19 months ago.
 Gillian Everett
Gillian Everett club
Superb colour and detail, really love the burgundy. So interesting to read your modus operandi re visiting and commenting. I belong to groups on both ipernity and Flickr and am doing quite a few projects, so my visiting and commenting is very random, depending on when I post a photo for a particular project. I try not to drop and run, but sometimes I just run out of time. Reading your narrative makes me want to try harder, so thanks for the inspiration :-)
17 months ago.

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