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Pictures for Pam, Day 74: Macro Monday: Perfume Bottle

Pictures for Pam, Day 74: Macro Monday: Perfume Bottle
(+4 insets!)

Yes! It's another Macro Monday! This week's challenge is "Perfume Bottle." This presented a problem for me because I don't wear perfume. Other than a tiniest hint of natural fragrance like vanilla or almond, I don't like perfume. Steve doesn't wear or like cologne either. This means that our house has exactly zero bottles of perfume.

A few days ago I wrote a post about our hunt for a perfume bottle and as it so happened, I found exactly what I was hoping for at a local craft store. Namely, a lovely faceted bottle that would be fun to photograph and provide nice bokeh possibilities as well as fun details to look at. I didn't count on finding a bottle that had holographic rainbow tape adhered to the base! In fact, the idea didn't even occur to me, but when I saw this collection of bottles, I was SOLD! :D (It measures 2.625"/6.667cm tall)

I spent some time taking lots of pictures and had a great time fooling around with different ideas. In the end I've selected four pictures as insets to go along with my main image. One of my biggest joys of macro photography is the incredible bokeh you can get. There's just no way to know exactly how this will turn out so looking at my pictures on the computer is a little bit like opening Christmas presents when they turn out nicely. This main image was a lovely present for me and I hope you like it too! :)

Pam, the storm has finally passed us by and it's been bright and beautiful all day. I've been thinking about you as I've worked on my perfume bottle pictures and wishing that this lovely day is the same for you too. Please give all the dogs big hugs for me…it's World Hug Day and everyone needs as many hugs as possible. I am sure they'll all hug you back as much as they can, but I can't promise you they won't get excited and tip you over in their attempts to turn that hug into playtime! :)

Explored on 1/22/19, highest placement, #2.

Colette NoËl, Marco Zerbini, niraK68, Au Cœur... and 67 other people have particularly liked this photo

56 comments - The latest ones
WOW! Amazing macro, Janet.
Love the colours and the DOF..
Stunning image.
Perfect work.
21 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Remarkable series!

Admired in:
21 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
21 months ago.
 Ronald Losure
Ronald Losure club
Beautiful photos. Thanks for the tip on World Hug Day. I'll bet people won't mind getting a hug even if the official day has passed.
21 months ago.
LotharW club
Yessss… like a flawless diamond! Beautiful series!
21 months ago.
neira-Dan club
exquis !! une belle photo précieuse et les PIP aussi
21 months ago.
 Adriana Grecu
Adriana Grecu
Admirable composition!!
21 months ago.
 Janano -
Janano - club
This was an amazing find Janet the macro is wonderful . I too love the bokeh
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
Nouchetdu38 club
WELL DONE, Janet!!!!!!!!*******************
21 months ago.
sasithorn_s club
Superb series of amazing macro work, Janet! So exquisite!
21 months ago.
Annemarie club
wonderful wonderful series Janet
have a great day and week:)
21 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
VERY beautiful images; like the first and last PiP most.
21 months ago.
 Pierre Florisoone
Pierre Florisoone
Excellent ***** !!
21 months ago.
Erika+Manfred club
Absolutly perfect photos. Love all.
21 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
You've created a beautiful abstract from a simple thing, Janet !
21 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Beautiful bokeh shot! =)
21 months ago.
Sami Serola club has added
P.S. The leftmost shot with dark background is my favorite! ;-) *****
21 months ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
thats wonderful ... and all other pics
21 months ago.
 John Cass
John Cass club
Great set of shots, with a nice abstract feel , wonderful colours.
21 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
I love this set of pictures Janet! How beautiful the refracted colours look!
A great idea perfectly created.
21 months ago.
Gudrun club
All the colours of the rainbow, each one of your photos is wonderful! You had fun taking them and we can enjoy looking at them:-)
21 months ago.
 Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly) club
Ah the perfume bottle, You have managed some wonderful shots all with beautiful rainbow colours and lovely bokeh, nice work Janet the searching for a bottle was all worthwhile.
21 months ago.
Ruth club
This is a very beautiful bottle Janet, an amazing shot too, wonderful detail and colour.
21 months ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Magnficent bottle that reflect the spectrum of light !!! GORGEOUS pictures, Janet !!
21 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Tellement sublime !+++++
Un travail de toute beauté et spectaculaire.
21 months ago.
 Soeradjoen (very limited time)
Soeradjoen (very lim… club
Great series, Janet.
21 months ago.
 Karp Panta
Karp Panta club
Brillante !!!
21 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Superbes photos. Nicole.
21 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Super! Was für ein ausgezeichneter Schärfepunkt! Ich mag die Farben, das Licht, die Idee...ich mag alles daran und in Serie perfekt:)
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
Wow! There seems to have been a lot of magic in that small bottle. Magical colours, magical bokeh, magical light..!!

The main image is just sublime. I love the razor-thin depth of field, the the colours and the composition. The background is gorgeous.

In order of preference:

PiP number 3 is sheer magic.............an out of focus festival of light and colours!

PiP number 2 brings out the rainbow................just delightful.

PiP number 4 shows the elegance of the whole bottle, I'm not sure what you have it standing on, but the colour is absolutely wonderful!

PiP number 1 is the seductive one - dark and dangerous!

Anyway.............you get the idea :-)
21 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
wonderful set of macro shots!
Good you found a bottle ;-)))
21 months ago.
 Helmer Lortz
Helmer Lortz club
Wunderschöne Serie.
21 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Love all your photos...fantastic and so bright colours !
21 months ago.
RHH club
IMO you picked the best for your main photo, but they are all stunning. The soft colors and the shallow depth of field are exquisite. What a beautiful little bottle! Interesting that neither you or Steve care for perfume because neither of us do either and my wife seldom wears it.

Also like your comments on looking at photos on the computer. Especially the macro photos are like Christmas gifts - you don't know what you're getting until you open the presents. You certainly had some nice gifts among these.

Went out yesterday to photograph the frost and had the same thing happen - got some nice presents among the photos I took. Nearly done, too, with Joshua Tree photos, so I can post some of the shots I took recently around here.

Posted late this morning. Had to take a big bag of mail to the post office. Found it along the road Sunday morning and it was obviously stolen - cards and such like opened by someone looking for cash. Had a rash of such thefts here recently.

Looks like we are in for some snow today. Getting a few flurries already. Not real eager for more winter weather but it does give us something to photograph. Usually take a long walk and doing photography makes it more interesting.

Those seed pod photos are spectacular! The three backlit photos are awesome and that other strange little pod is one of the most remarkable I've ever seen. Thanks for the links. Must take a ramble through your photostream one of these days.
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
uwschu club
sehr schöne Reihe, mag besonders das dritte PIP
21 months ago.
cammino club
A very unusual detail! Great job!
21 months ago.
 Thorsten (T.S-B.)
Thorsten (T.S-B.) club
A fantastic series. The play of colors is terrific!
21 months ago.
 Claudia G
Claudia G club
Belle macro, jolies facettes colorées !
21 months ago.
Ruesterstaude club
Oh, Janet, da hast du aber wirklich wieder sehr gut gearbeitet, und dann die schönen Farben in dem Prismen-Glas. Ich bin im Moment ziemlich anderweitig beschäftigt und kann nicht viel antworten, demnächst aber hoffentlich wieder.
Viele Grüße über den großen Teich!
21 months ago.
 Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley club
Excellent work Janet - I am not for perfume either !!!!!
21 months ago.
Ecobird club
Your perfume bottle hunt worked out beautifully. What a great find. Love the wonderful play of colour Janet. A delightful series of images
21 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
Oh my word what a fantastic bottle. The shape is gorgeous as it is, but to have that holographic rainbow tape on it - how lucky is that? I think I prefer the first PiP and then the last one - showing the complete bottle. These are beautiful photos Janet and I do love your macro Mondays.
21 months ago.
Chrissy club
Du hast wirklich die perfekte Flasche gefunden. Ich kann es kaum glauben. Dazu nicht einen Kratzer und auf Hochglanz poliert. Gratulation zu diesem Spiegelglas klaren Feuerwerk der Farben
21 months ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Nicely done! A delightful series!
21 months ago.
 Graham Chance
Graham Chance club
Superb series Janet. An excellent find and super work.
21 months ago.
 Eunice Perkins
Eunice Perkins club
You did well finding the perfect bottle. This looks really great!!
21 months ago.
 Diane Putnam
Diane Putnam club
Stunning series!
21 months ago.
Betty【ツ】 club
I don't wear perfume either.... I like the first two pips.... Beautiful imagination, as usual ! **hugss**
21 months ago.
Valfal club
Oh wow, Such incredible beauty you captured, Janet! I love the series!
21 months ago.
tiabunna club
What a win finding that bottle! You have produced some marvellous macros with it and the colours are beautiful. Somehow I find myself expecting that we may see it in other future settings in your images (it certainly deserves to be).
21 months ago.
sunlight club
Very nice serie !
21 months ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
Beautiful combination of colors on a gradually blurred background. A very pleasant image. aesthetically impeccable. Congratulations Janet.
21 months ago.
protox club
Eine Serie die das Auge festhält. Licht,Farben,die Schärfenverläufe und Spiegelungen begeistern.
21 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
21 months ago.
micritter club
So very creative and so very beautiful. Amazing colors. Very well done indeed.
21 months ago.
 Colette NoËl
Colette NoËl club
Wonderful pictures, Janet !
20 months ago.

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