WELCOME VISITORS!! Bienvenida a los visitantes! BIENVENUE VISITEURS! WELKOM BEZOEKERS! आगंतुकों का स्वागत!! 訪問者を歓迎! Καλωσορίζουν τους επισκέπτες! 欢迎游客 -- sorry if I missed your language!!
(Google Translate: I use this every day to translate the comments I get from my wonderful international visitors, and I also translate description text on photos of yours that I cannot read...I really WISH I was fluent in more than one language, but alas, I know only a little Spanish and just a few words in French...THANK GOODNESS FOR GOOGLE TRANSLATE to bring us all together!!)

Thank you for all of your comments and favorites. When you leave a comment on my current images, I will use that as your personal invitation to visit your photo stream and to see and comment on your pictures This is something that I love to do, and when I leave a comment, I give it thought and consideration, because I know it's important and I care about what I'm looking at. As well, it's a wonderful way for me to meet people from around the world, and as time goes on, I get to know people that visit my photo stream and I get new friends who share my passion for photography! I hope that you like my images, and I know I will enjoy seeing yours too!

I started off with a Canon SX30 IS super zoom in February 2011, and moved up to a Canon 5D Mark II in November 2011. It's been an awesome experience for me! Over 20,000 pictures later, I still have so much to learn, but every day is a new opportunity to get better! I'm in love with my 100mm macro lens, and almost never use anything else! However, I also use our other lenses, which include a wide angle, telephoto, and 28-200mm "walk-around" lens. Photography is fabulous, especially with a powerhouse like the Mk II!

I've never taken a class in photography but I HAVE taken several semesters of classes at the Academy of Art in San Francisco specifically for graphic design. I have over 25 years of experience as a designer and this has helped me to compose my shots and find proper balance. A life-long love of nature has helped me find interesting subjects that most would walk past. Furthermore, I read a lot about techniques online, in books, and I watch YouTube videos too. Some of my best sources of education are my amazing and talented Flickr friends, who inspire me every day and encourage me to try to take the very best pictures I can!

I love all types of photography and enjoy trying to take a better picture every time I press that shutter release. I love to learn new techniques and to expand my photographic knowledge whenever I can. However, I am most drawn to nature photography, and specifically, macro images of the beauty I find all around me. That being said, I do love taking pictures of just about anything, so my range of subject matter is all over the place! The world is so full of wonderful things to take pictures of, and I love showing everyone the world through my eyes!

PLEASE CONTACT ME if you want to use my pictures for any purpose. I am very happy to allow use for most reasons, but I would like to know about it beforehand.

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    Martina Morris ( Ireland) Thanks for your visit says:

    "O how I wish I was good at expressing myself !!!! Janet is one of the most inspiring people I have met on Flickr. All her images are awesome, stunning, gorgeous, beautiful ... I could go on & on, as for her stories she never fails to put a smile on my face. I pick today to do this testimonial as it is the 1st day of a new year (01-01-2013) & already she has made me smile !!! Good luck Janet with your new project, if anyone can do it ... it's you I hope to visit every day ...... HUGS ...Martina"

    January 2nd, 2013

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    Firoz Fasilan says:

    "First of all She is so kind . Her photos are awesome.
    like to help others in photography.Owner of a nice personality"

    November 25th, 2012

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    Simone Schloen ☞ www.bilderimkopf.de says:

    "Dear Janet.
    Your stream is an asset for me. Your photos are made ​​with Päzesion, dedication, professionalism and above all, with much love. Your photos refresh my heart. I hope to be able to admire many of your images here.
    Much love Simone"

    October 12th, 2012

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    Picture post. says:

    ""Janet is a good asset to Flickr with a superb photostream, a very consistent Photographer with a bubbly personality, i am only to pleased to have Janet as a contact""

    March 10th, 2012

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    iMu Rathod || need a pro ! says:

    "i thing A great photographer! her macro works..looks great! & she can a simple things to great subject..from her concept..!! & ofcurse she's a great visitors, heartly said that she make inspire a photographer to..i like her every comments...!!
    ganpoka || music in ma soul"

    February 24th, 2012

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    Marco Brunetti says:

    "Ho letto con molta attenzione quello che hai scritto sul tuo profilo.
    Sei una persona molto sensibile e piena di attenzioni verso il mondo che ti circonda. Mi dispiace che non scrivo in inglese, ma potrai tradurre.
    Mi piace guardare le tue foto e dalle tue foto si capisce la tua curiosità verso la natura.
    Cara Janet, continua così sempre piena di entusiasmo.
    Grazie per condividere con noi i tuoi scatti.

    February 22nd, 2012

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    Bluebelier - Loves Juliet says:

    "I´m glad to say that my friend janet is one ecouraging person and great support for me in my photography. comments and recognition for your work is always great and cool energy to carry on with this magnificent hobbie as photography is.
    What a really like about janet, is that she is one beautiful and kind soul, spontaneous woman, sincere heart and source of constant smiles for me.
    About her photography, i´d like to say that her macro work is trully outstanding and not only on that style but in many others.
    i´m sure her enthusiasm with photography will take her far."

    February 19th, 2012

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    ~anup PHOTOGRAPHY~ says:

    "one of the most inspirational photographers I have met on Flickr...thank you flickr...your composition is truly magnificent and your eye for minor details is so beautiful that it is well and truly awesome...very humble by nature, your vision, my friend, of seeing and taking images of things that we would normally not even give a second look is truly commendable...hopefully, one day I will reach that level of perfection and then we can go on a shoot together :). In the meantime, I will continue to marvel at your masterpieces"

    February 7th, 2012

Janet Brien
March 2011
San Francisco, California
Medford, Oregon, United States
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Female and Taken
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