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Their Natural Way
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Their Natural Way
Their Natural Way
And what she is saying "Not Now"
© Linda D. Lester
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Courtenay Vanderbilt
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    Love how you got both the male and female in this awesome comp, Linda! Most unique peacock image I've seen!

6/30/2011 4:59:36 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Wonderful composition and choice of dof, Linda! Such a surreal bird and you've caught the expression to go with it!

6/30/2011 5:18:38 AM

 
Val Feldman
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LOL! I always get a kick out of how persistently the male vies for her attention and she very coolly acts as tho he's totally invisible! Yep, you captured her aloof nonchalance and "Who cares?"attitude perfectly, Linda - I love it! (Gorgeous color and detail, too, btw!)

6/30/2011 5:19:13 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Extraordinary detail and color Linda, absolutely beautiful

6/30/2011 5:23:15 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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She's got that attitude down pat. Great catch!!

6/30/2011 5:39:01 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Wonderful to get them together Linda, love your DOF

6/30/2011 5:51:15 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Wonderful capture, Linda and great MT entry.

6/30/2011 5:54:09 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent comp on this, Linda. Lucky you...I need to visit that place one day!

6/30/2011 5:58:04 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Great composition and capture, Linda!!

6/30/2011 7:16:21 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Linda,Amazing SF on this beautiful image.May be looking at a winner with one!!!!!

6/30/2011 7:59:51 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Excellent comp and I like her look :-) !!!!

6/30/2011 12:27:45 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Excellent MT , comp and colors, Linda.

6/30/2011 1:49:59 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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I agree with Courtenay. This is the most unique peacock shot I have ever seen. Wonderful comp and beautiful colors.

6/30/2011 2:36:55 PM

 
David Phalen
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I think she's saying not ever/:) Excellent comp, colors, DOF in a prefect entry for MT!

6/30/2011 5:39:58 PM

 
MELODIE C. ROBERTS
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By the looks of the thing she has growing out of it
She probably has a headache ;0)

LMAO
This is sensational Linda

6/30/2011 6:08:55 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Did you ever see the Terry Gilliam film "Baron Von Munchausen"? In it, the main character pays a visit to Vulcan, who later introduces his wife Venus (a young Uma Thurman, emerging discreetly naked from a giant scallop shell--a memorable entrance!) Anyway, Venus is smitten by the Baron, ignoring her powerful, uber-masculine god-husband. When Vulcan crushes coal into a diamond for her, in his bare hands, she says "Oooh... another diamond" and casually tosses it aside (into a pile of such diamonds.)
This peahen seems to be of the same mindset... "seen one, you've seen them all, those showy, showy males..." ;)
All that to say... What a great capture!

6/30/2011 7:00:01 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Beautiful-great catch and composition
The look -well what Husband hasn,t seen it from a displeased, agitated wife

7/1/2011 5:24:36 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Fantastic capture Linda, just perfect!!

7/3/2011 6:56:45 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Love your DOF here, Linda!! This is just brilliant composition...and the details and colors are magnificent. Superb...as always! jsb

7/4/2011 7:49:41 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Love the colors and perspective, Linda. A beautiful capture.

7/5/2011 5:37:54 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!

7/28/2011 6:43:58 PM

 
Ron McEwan
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Congratulations Linda on this fine finalist.

7/28/2011 6:44:43 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Linda!!

7/28/2011 6:46:10 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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You know I'm happy about this one! Congrats, Linda!

7/28/2011 6:47:34 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Good to see this one get silver..definitely deserving and congrats, Linda!

7/28/2011 6:53:38 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this fantastic finalist Linda!

7/28/2011 6:53:49 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Linda! Very best luck with them in the next round!!!

7/28/2011 6:53:56 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Hi Linda,A big congratulations my friend!!!

7/28/2011 7:07:11 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Congratulations on your outstanding finalist. I love this.

7/28/2011 7:07:30 PM

 
Sharon 
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Linda, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round. I have a finalist for my peacock and peahen too... only my female is going off in a different direction. It always looks like they see the male as invisible. LOL.

7/28/2011 7:11:08 PM

 
Jennifer L. Alder
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This is an eye catching composition and is filled with fun color. Nice work. Congrats, Linda, on your finalist :)

7/28/2011 7:18:14 PM

 
Doug Pignet
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congrats on your finalist...well done

7/29/2011 2:39:50 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulation on this awesome finalist
Linda, certainly is a rare shot! Would love to know what she is saying for real! lol

jo ann c.

7/29/2011 4:17:35 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your wonderful finalist Linda!!!

7/29/2011 4:41:53 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Love the colors! Congrats!

7/29/2011 4:46:00 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congrats Linda on this perfectly composed Finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round.

7/29/2011 6:06:45 AM

 
Carla Capra
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Congratulations..Way to Go.
;) CC

7/29/2011 6:24:50 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Such beautiful birds. Love the color. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend.

7/29/2011 6:25:45 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on an amazing finalist, Linda.

7/29/2011 6:53:13 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Now your showy male has some well-deserved bling ;) Congratulations!

7/29/2011 6:55:07 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congratulations on your great finalist!!

7/29/2011 6:55:56 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Beautiful! Congrats!!

7/29/2011 7:01:50 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations & good luck, Linda!

7/29/2011 7:09:54 AM

 
Val Feldman
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Hey, Linda! Congratulations...Loved this one from the beginning - wishing you all the best in the upcoming round!! ~Val

7/29/2011 7:32:33 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Linda.

7/29/2011 7:34:02 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 amazing Finalists, Linda!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
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7/29/2011 8:21:08 AM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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What a wonderful capture. Congrats on this being a finalist and I am sure we will see it with GOLD.

7/29/2011 10:25:29 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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congrats on your great finalist, Linda.

7/29/2011 11:18:28 AM

 
Shawn Jennings
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WTG Linda! Congratulations on your finalist!

7/29/2011 12:06:47 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on another well deserved winner, Linda.

7/29/2011 1:30:30 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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2 Wins! Congrats, Girl!

7/29/2011 1:53:43 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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LOL, that's funny!

Big congratulations, Linda...2 wins...WTG!!

7/29/2011 2:03:52 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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it's spectacular Linda... congratulations!!!

7/29/2011 2:05:36 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Huge congrats, Linda! Double Gold! There'll be some celebrating in the Lester Family tonight! You go, girl!

7/29/2011 2:07:26 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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Congrats on another Gold!

7/29/2011 2:09:40 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Congratulations Linda for your beautiful winner! Love the clever comp and DOF!!

7/29/2011 2:23:58 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Just great, Linda. Gold from the start!
Congratulations!

7/29/2011 2:31:09 PM

 
Mary Timman
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Way to go girl...2! Congratulations Linda!

7/29/2011 2:50:17 PM

 
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Whoooooooo Hooooooooo!!! WTG, Linda!!! HUGE congratulations on your brilliant SECOND PLACE WINNER!!!

7/29/2011 3:18:22 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Linda! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER! jsb

7/29/2011 3:36:03 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on your fantastic image, Linda!

7/29/2011 3:40:55 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Linda on this fabulous winner!

7/29/2011 3:41:54 PM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Simply beautiful. Congrats on your win.

7/29/2011 4:14:03 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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I missed this one before - superb comp and timing - congratulations.

7/29/2011 4:24:58 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Another FANTASTIC winner, Linda! WTG girl! :-) k

7/29/2011 4:49:46 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Double congrats on your Double Gold!!!! Awesome Linda!

7/29/2011 5:15:56 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on another fabulous Winner!!

7/29/2011 5:38:08 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Congratulations on another win, Linda!

7/29/2011 5:42:55 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Linda.

7/29/2011 5:59:22 PM

 
Memoriee G. Sconce
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Love the textures. Congrats
Memoriee

7/29/2011 6:13:44 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on your beautiful Gold win, Linda!!

7/29/2011 7:13:03 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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You are on a roll Linda! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you this wonderful gold winner!

7/29/2011 7:24:09 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Winning image, Linda!

7/29/2011 7:39:51 PM

 
Ann Coates
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Huge congratulations on your fantastic and unique Gold win here.

7/29/2011 7:50:59 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Linda!

7/29/2011 9:57:10 PM

 
Alan L. Borror
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Congratulations on another beautiful winner, Linda!

7/30/2011 2:46:56 AM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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Your pictures shows why there is such a fasination with these beautiful birds. CONGRATULATIONS on another SECOND PLACE WIN my friend. Way to go.

7/30/2011 4:51:19 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Linda on another beautiful win!

7/30/2011 5:08:45 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Another awesome winner, Linda, adding this to my favs!

Congratulations!
Debby

7/30/2011 5:43:10 AM

 
Karen Slagle
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Congrats Linda on your outstanding winner, wonderful use of dof. And the details are incredible. Thank you so much for leaving comments on mine.

7/30/2011 5:50:01 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Double golds...can't beat that. Congrats again, Linda!

7/30/2011 5:59:44 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this well deserved Gold Win Linda!

jo ann c.

7/30/2011 7:47:58 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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A big congratulations,Linda.WTG my friend!!!

7/30/2011 8:02:11 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congratulations on this well-deserved Winner, Linda! WTG!

7/30/2011 9:39:05 AM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Linda, Love these peacocks, and congratulations on your well deserved Gold Win!

7/30/2011 10:24:44 AM

 
Ryan Murphy
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awesome capture, linda. congrats!

7/30/2011 1:54:13 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Linda!!

7/30/2011 6:48:30 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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I had no doubt we would see this one again. WTG!

7/31/2011 2:52:44 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Double your pleasure with a double win. WTG Linda. Awesome

7/31/2011 3:08:33 PM

 
Carol Teal
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Looks like she is the one strutting her stuff here! Congrats on your win Linda!

7/31/2011 7:01:16 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Linda on your Win!!!


Dominick

8/1/2011 1:10:02 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on this beautiful Gold Winner!!!

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8/1/2011 6:47:18 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Another beauty, Linda. Huge congrats.... again.

8/3/2011 10:46:28 AM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on both of your 2nd Place Wins, Linda!!!!! Way to Grab the Gold!!! Awesome work!!! :)
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8/3/2011 5:03:25 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Beautiful, Linda...congratulations!

8/9/2011 11:10:26 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Imagine it. Feel it. Receive it. Congratulations, your entry was very special and thanks for sharing it with all of us. Merna Nobile

8/9/2011 8:39:26 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a wonderful story-telling moment, Linda!
Congratulations on your Gold for this, and on your other Gold for "Beautiful Burano"! Both were well deserved!

8/10/2011 6:41:21 AM

 
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