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Niagara
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Niagara
Niagara
White ~ Peacock ~ Close-up

APRIL 2010... MY FIRST GOLD BADGE!!!

I took this photo of Niagara through the chain link fence at Beacon Hill Park on Sunday the 18th of this month. I was so excited to drive up to the petting zoo, which was closed, and to see this beautiful peacock in full display and so close to the fence. My lens didn't fit all the way through the link so I was so pleased to even get the three shots that I did before he moved away. I never knew at the time how important these photos would be to me until I heard on the news Monday that he passed away this past weekend.
He was at least 15 years old and will be greatly missed.
He was quite unique... not considered an albino but just a rarity. Niagara was given his name because his white plumage, draped over a petting zoo fence where he liked to sit, reminded people of Niagara Falls.

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Raymond Pauly
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    Beautiful.

4/28/2010 12:31:41 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Wonderful and timely capture. YOu've done a magnificent job with this difficult white-on-white composition!

4/28/2010 1:36:44 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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What a timely image, and so sad, Sharon! A beautiful tribute!

4/28/2010 4:44:20 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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4/28/2010 9:30:31 AM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Beautiful shot of Niagara Sharon. I was thinking of resubmitting a shot of him one of these days myself.

4/28/2010 8:00:31 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WHOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!!

5/24/2010 1:10:45 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Fantastic, Sharon! Congratulations!

5/24/2010 2:41:40 PM

 
Ann Coates
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How sad that he passed away. What a fantastic sight to see him proudly displaying his beautiful tail. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist.

5/24/2010 3:15:51 PM

 
Joannie M. Bertucci
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Sharon, I'd say Niagra went out in a blaze of glory with this amazing image of him and how you've captured his beauty even in his old age!
Congratulations on your Finalist, very well deserved!

5/24/2010 3:36:20 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations!!!!!

5/24/2010 3:55:49 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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On You Wonderful Finalist, Sharon! Was a sweet and sad story. Maybe the Zoo would love to have this shot? Or your local news?

Good Luck In The Next Round!!!

-Laura :D

5/24/2010 7:21:22 PM

 
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Beautiful Peacock.

5/24/2010 8:13:30 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Sharon.

5/24/2010 10:11:43 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist!

5/24/2010 10:52:14 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congrats on your awesome win...good luck in the next round! :)

5/25/2010 5:54:18 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Sharon.

5/25/2010 1:29:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Nicely done Sharon, congratulations on your finalist!!!

5/25/2010 8:00:22 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous win, congratulations!!!

5/25/2010 10:53:41 PM

 
Corinne M. Thompson
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Fabulous capture, congrats on your win!

5/25/2010 11:04:24 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Lovely white natural beauty; congratulations Sharon on your winner!

5/25/2010 11:14:10 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS Sharon on your Gold Win.....!!

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5/26/2010 12:23:02 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Wonderful! G O L D !!!!!!!!

Huge congrats, Sharon!!

-Laura

5/26/2010 12:31:54 AM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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I'm so happy to see gold on this image, Sharon! Well deserved and a beautiful tribute to Niagara! Congratulations!

5/26/2010 4:56:47 AM

 

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A big congratulations on your Gold Award Sharon. A very well deserving win for a really great photo and a really great friend.

Brian

5/26/2010 5:41:05 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Big congrats on your win

5/26/2010 5:45:25 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o)

5/26/2010 6:33:29 AM

 
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Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon. Huge congrats on this beautiful winner.

5/26/2010 1:29:05 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Huge congratulations on your exceptional winner, Sharon!

5/26/2010 2:45:09 PM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful Winning image, Sharon!

5/26/2010 2:49:10 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Your well-timed visit paid off; congratulations!

5/26/2010 5:31:32 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your beautiful winner.

5/26/2010 5:42:27 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on this terrific winner, Sharon!

5/26/2010 7:32:34 PM

 
Gerri R. Jones
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Congratulations Sharon, beautifully taken and a touching story behind the photo!

5/26/2010 8:19:04 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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BEAUTIFUL!!!
CONGRATULATIONS Sharon WTG :)

5/27/2010 8:14:34 AM

 
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Congratulations Sharon on your Win!!!


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5/28/2010 10:42:39 AM

 
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Thank you all very much for your congratulations and awesome comments. I appreciate each and every one. I am so honored and excited to have a second place win. Thank you to the judges and BetterPhoto.

5/29/2010 9:01:11 PM

 
Dave Montero
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Nevertheless a majestic bird. Congratlations on your finalist Sharon!

5/31/2010 12:49:15 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Congratulations on your pot of gold. Your first, I know how thrilled you are and well deserved.

6/1/2010 3:34:15 AM

 
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Wonderful and very well deserved,Sharon!
Belated congratulations!!!!

6/7/2010 11:29:51 PM

 
Sharon 
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Everyone, thank you very much!!!

6/8/2010 8:31:50 PM

 
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Congratulations Sharon on your first Gold. it took me 6 years. LOL :O)

6/9/2010 4:57:58 AM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Well, I had it in my favorites before it won Gold! Hey... I was also the first to comment!! Got to admit I have a good eye! Big congrats on your well deserved win, Sharon!

6/9/2010 12:31:50 PM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Sharon this is an awesome capture and beautiful peacock.

6/9/2010 6:03:21 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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wow congrateulate for nice deatin and perfect shot

7/4/2010 8:39:05 PM

 
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Aloha Sharon,

Mahalo for making me one of your fave Photographers!
This is an amazing shot -- through a fence no less. Just perfect.

7/6/2010 10:10:34 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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What a BEAUTY! Huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, Sharon! :D

Love it!

-Laura

7/13/2010 5:16:28 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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This is striking. Congratulations

7/14/2010 3:32:34 AM

 
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Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments!!!

7/17/2010 6:43:28 PM

 
Bob D. Hall
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A very well deserved win!

7/17/2010 6:50:26 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOW, AWESOME Sharon, HUGE CONGRATS!!!

7/20/2010 12:11:17 PM

 
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This is Awesome Sharon!
Well done!

9/16/2010 1:37:38 PM

 
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