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This testimonial has been long overdue. It's taken me forever because I wanted to sit down and really write from my heart about my thoughts on the lovely and gracious Betina. Of course my words are just simple thoughts, but they come from the heart nonetheless. Betina is one of those rare jewels that I have had the hon… Read more

This testimonial has been long overdue. It's taken me forever because I wanted to sit down and really write from my heart about my thoughts on the lovely and gracious Betina. Of course my words are just simple thoughts, but they come from the heart nonetheless. Betina is one of those rare jewels that I have had the honor of meeting in person and let me tell you, she is as lovely in person as she is through those rare glimpses of her self portraits that she would blessed us with here through Flickr. Her vision and how she sees her subject is so incredibly raw and so real. If her subjects were posed, it's so natural that I can't catch that superficiality anywhere. She's as humble as she is gracious. Everything about her is soft and sweet, but when it comes to her art, she's a force to be reckon with. Her photography is anything but subtle. They capture the human soul just as they are. Thank you Betina for being such an inspiration to me personally and through your art. I feel so blessed that our paths have crossed and feel even more blessed that you call me friend. I wish you nothing but success in all that you do. Love, Samantha

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September 20, 2011

her photography speaks *heart to heart*. grande Betina.

September 18, 2011
andy teo says:

Betina is quite simply one of the best portrait artists alive today. Her work would and should grace the walls of national galleries all over the world.Her comments are always encouraging and insightful and i look forward to her every post with baited breath.

February 10, 2011

j'adore , tout simplement tres beau travail photographique bravo Betina Thibaut

October 1, 2010

gorgeous tones and black and white digital portraits. What makes her work stand out is a clear compassion and empathy! Makes for lovely soulful portraits

March 14, 2010
Emre Ucar says:

Betina is one of the rare fighters of photography in Flickr. An excellent stream. A true suggestion.

February 14, 2010
*gumby says:

I am simply awestruck by this woman's talent. Her eye for portraiture is singular... strong and fiercely captivating, absolutely unique. Her personality is warm and generous, and she is gracious in all that she says, displaying a thoughtful intelligence as impressive as her work. Without exaggeration, I am humbled by… Read more

I am simply awestruck by this woman's talent. Her eye for portraiture is singular... strong and fiercely captivating, absolutely unique. Her personality is warm and generous, and she is gracious in all that she says, displaying a thoughtful intelligence as impressive as her work. Without exaggeration, I am humbled by her talent and honoured to be her contact.

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December 4, 2009

ho incontrato la fotografia di betie bet, non ricordo più come. E così, come mi capitò scoprendo la luna, da bambino, me ne sono innamorato. Di un amore consapevole, però. Credo di saper riconoscere una brava fotografa da una fotografa così, così, per questo, la amo. Si può spiegare un amore? Non lo so. Credo di no. In… Read more

ho incontrato la fotografia di betie bet, non ricordo più come. E così, come mi capitò scoprendo la luna, da bambino, me ne sono innamorato. Di un amore consapevole, però. Credo di saper riconoscere una brava fotografa da una fotografa così, così, per questo, la amo. Si può spiegare un amore? Non lo so. Credo di no. In genere, per cercare un motivo che possa spiegare agli altri il perché del nostro amore per qualcuno, diciamo che: è una persona sensibile, con personalità, che ha begli occhi ecc. Argomenti che, in genere, non dicono granché delle vere emozioni che ci provoca la vicinanza del nostro amore. Ma non posso parlare di betie bet (della sua fotografia), dicendo che è sensibile ( che banalità), che ha personalità (non è una persona), o che ha gli occhi belli (chi mi capirebbe?). Allora, con questo testimonial, provo un esercizio, difficilissimo per me, che in genere, deve essere supportato da competenze che non ho: parlare della fotografia di betie bet. Non so chi sia betie bet, in realtà non sono sicuro neanche che sia una donna, né che professione eserciti nella sua vita, ma se fosse una fotografa professionista, sarebbe un'eccellente fotografa di scena, in particolar modo, una eccellente fotografa di teatro. Sarebbe bravissima ad illuminare un palco da dove il personaggio ne uscirebbe esaltato, dove l'ambiente che lo circonda sarebbe un tutt'uno con il dramma che si sta svolgendo. Me lo dicono le sue immagini, i toni che sceglie, ancor più, le inquadrature. betie bet, si china, davanti al suo soggetto, ma non si prostra. Lo esalta, lo fa primeggiare, ma non si cancella. E la cosa si evince dall'immensa eleganza che le sue foto sprigionano. E' una professionista betie bet, o meglio (di questo sono certo), le sue foto sono professionali. Ma attenzione; non mancano della passione, che è tipica de l'amatore. Cosa ci dicono le foto di betie bet?, perché ci...parlano, o, perlomeno, perché parlano a me? Le immagini betie bet, ci dicono di una donna colta, che ha a che fare con l'immagine (come professionista o no), ma, soprattutto, che ha a che fare con una forte conoscenza dell'animo umano, delle sue fragilità. Ci restituisce sempre (attraverso le sue foto), la vera natura del sentire del soggetto, mentre, quest'ultimo, è intento a recitare tutt'altra parte. Come una sorta di un "dietro le quinte" dell'anima rivelata, rispetto a quella esposta. Credo che questo accada nella frazione di tempo, percettibile solo da pochi ( e betie bet, è tra questi), che sta tra la recitazione e la ricerca della natura da dare al personaggio. Lo chiamerò "respiro". Quel tirare il respiro per dare senso a quello che, a guardare bene, un senso non ce l'ha. Lì, in quel minuscolo frangente, chissà? Magari né l'inter-fotogramma, si colloca l'intervento di betie bet. E allora, per questo suo "sapere", per questo suo "tempismo", le sue foto raggiungono la mia sensibilità e mi commuovono. Si può dire di una foto che è commovente, pur non rappresentando un evento di questa natura? Non importa dare una risposta risolutiva su questo: a me succede. Queste tante, insulse parole, che ho speso, non spiegano la fotografia di betie bet, a dire il vero, non spiegano neanche l'amore che io nutro per lei (per la sua fotografia), così come nessun innamorato lo saprà spiegare mai; e allora, meglio rifugiarsi in un banale: è brava, nella certezza che questo mio, è un amore condiviso da molti altri ammiratori di betie bet. Allo sconforto di non aver saputo dire quello che sento profondamente, si aggiunge la mia assoluta incapacità di scrivere nella lingua de l'autrice, sicché, quasi sicuramente, il mio pensiero non potrà essere chiaro né a lei, né agli eventuali lettori di questo mio testimonial. Probabilmente verrà affidato ad un traduttore elettronico, e di tutto quello che ho scritto ne uscirà solo un banale: è brava.

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December 3, 2009

In the past months that I have been in Flickr, I have encountered so many good photographers – those whose prowess have caught the attention of many people due to the sheer technical grandeur of their photographs – but only a few, a handful of people possess the ability to transcend these technical aspects and mix phot… Read more

In the past months that I have been in Flickr, I have encountered so many good photographers – those whose prowess have caught the attention of many people due to the sheer technical grandeur of their photographs – but only a few, a handful of people possess the ability to transcend these technical aspects and mix photography with a holy soul – thereby turning a beautiful photograph into an even more striking Artwork. Betina has achieved this greatness – every single post leaves a mark so deep that it lingers in my mind for days, and this otherworldly power she possess is a gift she has used so generously and shared with the world in a just, humble way that we, her fans, will always be grateful for. Thank you so much, Betie… I am truly, truly honored to be on your list of friends ☺

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November 23, 2009

Betina, your photos are an inspiration to me ... I love your portraits and particularly the way you present the soul of the subject with such intimacy, respect and grace. In short: I love your work :-)

July 2, 2009

I'm so grateful to have found Betina's stream. Here is a short note to this wonderful woman with my limited English vocabulary. :-) Her stream is the source of inspiration on Flickr, and her precious soul shines through her comments – always encouraging and heart warming. She is a beautiful person inside out. I'm so … Read more

I'm so grateful to have found Betina's stream. Here is a short note to this wonderful woman with my limited English vocabulary. :-) Her stream is the source of inspiration on Flickr, and her precious soul shines through her comments – always encouraging and heart warming. She is a beautiful person inside out. I'm so glad we share same interest in water, drops and B&W portrait. Her shots are always creative, inspiring and never lack of originality. Thank you for being such a great inspiration!

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February 7, 2009

You rock, girl.. When I look at the most of your pictures, in my mind, I always something like "how she did it?" Thank you so much for your friendship, you are such a good friend!

February 1, 2009
.fulvio says:

I can't belive I haven't wrote a testimonial for Betina. She is one of my first Flickr friend and I am so honored to be a friend of hers. She is a very talented photographer, her portraits and bokeh(s) are known by everyone. She is always present and I love her way to be on Flickr: fair, clever, and subtle. It's alwa… Read more

I can't belive I haven't wrote a testimonial for Betina. She is one of my first Flickr friend and I am so honored to be a friend of hers. She is a very talented photographer, her portraits and bokeh(s) are known by everyone. She is always present and I love her way to be on Flickr: fair, clever, and subtle. It's always a pleasure read of her presence on my photostream. Thanks Betina. Hugs, Fulvio

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January 24, 2009
gentle bear (deleted)

I very rarely get the opportunity to say this, but Betina's work truly captures the essence of beauty and the wonder of life that so many of us miss. Her dedication to her craft is phenomenal, and her commitment to supporting her friends is simply amazing. Thank you so much for the color that you add to our world. I am… Read more

I very rarely get the opportunity to say this, but Betina's work truly captures the essence of beauty and the wonder of life that so many of us miss. Her dedication to her craft is phenomenal, and her commitment to supporting her friends is simply amazing. Thank you so much for the color that you add to our world. I am so very fortunate to have met you. Keep up the splendid work, girl! xo

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January 23, 2009

betina's art is amazing. how she captures the most minute detail in a water drop, or the beautiful expressions of her children, or the perfect rhythm of the rain. she has to be one of the kindest people i have met on flickr. her constant encouragement is just unbelievable. it's what keeps me going some days. she i… Read more

betina's art is amazing. how she captures the most minute detail in a water drop, or the beautiful expressions of her children, or the perfect rhythm of the rain. she has to be one of the kindest people i have met on flickr. her constant encouragement is just unbelievable. it's what keeps me going some days. she is one of the reasons i hang out here.... i only wish i could hang out with her in person. her gentle spirit is just..... refreshing. thank you betina for being you.

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January 23, 2009

Inspired. Generous. Talented. Loving. Humane. Beautiful. That's the Betina I have come to know and admire. The imagery she creates is varied and exciting - and it shows the range of her photographic prowess. She is exceeding kind towards me, by giving offering constant encouragement through her comments and faves. Tha… Read more

Inspired. Generous. Talented. Loving. Humane. Beautiful. That's the Betina I have come to know and admire. The imagery she creates is varied and exciting - and it shows the range of her photographic prowess. She is exceeding kind towards me, by giving offering constant encouragement through her comments and faves. Thank you! P.S. How do you not like a girl who loves single malts?

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January 23, 2009

When I was something fabulous to look at, I come here. Betina has a connection with her camera and any lens she throws on to it. Her colors pop out and grab your attention. Her comps compelling. Personally, she has character, backbone, sense of humor and strength. Who wouldn't come here for all that?!

January 10, 2009
Manlio K says:

Betina is so important for me. She's pure inspiration and a special flickrfriend. in her photo everytime i found a soul, not just an image. in her comments to my pics i found a reason to imporve myself. she's an artist, she's a friend, she's a top notch person. I'll follow her work forever!

December 10, 2008
~Ella says:

I find myself faving every picture Betina posts, she's that excellent! I LOVE her work, there is not anything she could not do and every picture is unique. Betina is an amazing photographer and most thoughtful and wonderful flickr friend.

November 3, 2008
nostalgic string (deleted)

Ahhh Betina...she has quickly become one of my most favorite contacts. From her fabulous eye.....amazing PP skillz......her wit and sense of humor- I just adore her!! AND she's a big ole FP maverick!!! Thank you for always inspiring me and for always visiting my stream with your wonderful and kind comments. You… Read more

Ahhh Betina...she has quickly become one of my most favorite contacts. From her fabulous eye.....amazing PP skillz......her wit and sense of humor- I just adore her!! AND she's a big ole FP maverick!!! Thank you for always inspiring me and for always visiting my stream with your wonderful and kind comments. Your Friend, Kels xoxo

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October 15, 2008
Tonya says:

Betina is a fantastic photographer and so glad to have met and made a friend with her here on Flickr.. Her photostream is a delight to visit everyday, her son is just gorgeous and has the most stunning eyes. Her bokeh rocks and she just gets better and better :) Keep up the fantastic work girl!!

October 15, 2008
K's Mom says:

Betina's stream is brilliant. There is no other word that perfectly describes her work other than that! Completely gorgeous and full of life, I am inspired daily by her and her beautiful photographs! Her shots are from the eye of a true artist. From her still life to beautiful portraits of her family they are gor… Read more

Betina's stream is brilliant. There is no other word that perfectly describes her work other than that! Completely gorgeous and full of life, I am inspired daily by her and her beautiful photographs! Her shots are from the eye of a true artist. From her still life to beautiful portraits of her family they are gorgeous and worthy of the title artwork! Thank you for sharing your stunning work with me and being a great Flickr buddy! Your comments always bring a smile to my day! Cheers! :D

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October 2, 2008
*Karo* says:

I've only been Betina's contact for a short time, but I'm so glad that flickr provided me with the opportunity to "meet" her! Not only does she take wonderful photographs but she's a great flickr buddy as well. I'm so appreciative of the time she takes to leave thoughtful comments in my stream, as I'm sure are all of h… Read more

I've only been Betina's contact for a short time, but I'm so glad that flickr provided me with the opportunity to "meet" her! Not only does she take wonderful photographs but she's a great flickr buddy as well. I'm so appreciative of the time she takes to leave thoughtful comments in my stream, as I'm sure are all of her other contacts.

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September 9, 2008

What can I say about Betina? She is my friend in everyday life! Our kids go to school together...are growing up together! We swim together & hang out. She inspires me daily! She's witty & smart & beautiful! I love her! Her photostream is an honest account for her passion in life-her pictures tell you her story.… Read more

What can I say about Betina? She is my friend in everyday life! Our kids go to school together...are growing up together! We swim together & hang out. She inspires me daily! She's witty & smart & beautiful! I love her! Her photostream is an honest account for her passion in life-her pictures tell you her story....her family, her friends, her art, and her eye for details is amazing.....have you seen her bokeh pics?? She is a rare gem in flickrland.....consider yourself lucky to have stumbled upon her stream......her talent! She's a treasure. xo KeL

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September 1, 2008