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The Heart of the Iris
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The Heart of the Iris
The Heart of the Iris
© Linda D. Lester
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Agnes Fegan
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    The perfect title ... beautiful details and colors Linda!

5/22/2012 6:11:31 AM

 
Dayna Cain
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This definitely has that "WOW" factor! Bright, bold and beautiful!!!

5/22/2012 6:13:41 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Stunningly gorgeous, Linda, and the title is perfect.

5/22/2012 6:44:03 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Gorgeous, Linda! Stunning light, color, and composition.

5/22/2012 6:48:02 AM

 
Cynthia M. Wiles
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This is so beautiful, Linda...like a Georgia O'Keeffe painting!
Cindy

5/22/2012 6:54:59 AM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Gorgeous details and colors, Linda.

5/22/2012 6:57:32 AM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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Looks like a winner.Beautiful capture Linda

5/22/2012 7:08:05 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Looks like a winner. Stunning clarity and details, Linda!!!

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5/22/2012 7:30:10 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Beautifully awesome!

5/22/2012 8:36:22 AM

 
Shirley A. Kinney
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Gorgeous, Linda.

5/22/2012 9:53:05 AM

 
Carol Eade
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Just beautiful, Linda!

5/22/2012 10:13:31 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Stunning capture and details, Linda.

5/22/2012 10:16:49 AM

 
David Phalen
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Spectacular colors, details and title!!

5/22/2012 11:02:35 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Love the way you filled the frame with this Iris. Great colors and detail. Wonderful capture Linda! A fav for me.

5/22/2012 11:45:00 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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I LOVE your comp on this and the details are fabulous. One of the most beautiful florals I have ever seen.

5/22/2012 7:53:37 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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beautiful macro Linda... well done!

5/23/2012 3:15:27 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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I can tell you are lovin that Mark III :-)
Awesome full frame of colour and detail Linda!

5/23/2012 3:27:46 AM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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A beautiful art image, Linda!

5/23/2012 4:07:43 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very Pretty, Linda!

5/23/2012 1:54:33 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Gorgeous macro Linda

5/23/2012 2:39:50 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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A work of beauty and great artistry, Linda!

5/23/2012 7:24:03 PM

 
Kerry Penn
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I find irises to be so hard to photograph. You have done it perfectly. This is just stunning!

5/27/2012 3:09:07 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Fantastic capture, Linda; I love the punch of blue amidst the whites.

6/6/2012 6:42:28 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Got my atttention! Nice!

6/6/2012 7:30:45 AM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Very cool color pop!! Great shot!

6/10/2012 2:18:05 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on your awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Linda!

6/18/2012 1:50:05 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Gorgeous finalist Linda..congratulations!

6/18/2012 2:20:11 PM

 
Bobby Ray Goodman
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WTG!Big Congratulations,Linda!

6/18/2012 2:23:03 PM

 
frank w. degenhardt
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So gorgeous. Congratulations on this Finalist dear friend.

6/18/2012 3:13:56 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Glorious finalist Linda. Love this so much, congrats!

6/18/2012 3:41:05 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this BEAUTIFUL image, Linda!!!!! WTG!!! :)

6/18/2012 4:16:04 PM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Congratulations, Linda, this is Gorgeous!

6/18/2012 4:21:04 PM

 
Danny B. Head
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This one really got my attention! congrats!

6/18/2012 5:04:34 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Linda.

6/18/2012 5:08:31 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Congratulations on this superb Finalist-very worthy of a GOLD badge!!

6/18/2012 5:26:39 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Linda!

6/18/2012 5:36:35 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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So gorgeous!
I've been thinking of you1 CONGRATULATIONS!!!

6/18/2012 5:56:42 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Congrats Linda!

6/18/2012 6:19:37 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your stunning finalist, Linda. Love this image!

6/18/2012 6:31:16 PM

 
Don Christiana
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Linda, Congrats on your beautiful FINALIST.

6/18/2012 8:11:16 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous macro Linda... congratulations on your finalist!!!

6/18/2012 10:55:20 PM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Gorgeous colors! Congratulations!

6/19/2012 4:48:42 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Linda; just beautiful!

6/19/2012 6:11:14 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is perfect in every way! You are the flower master! Huge congrats on your beautiful finalist...Sally (lol!)

6/19/2012 8:42:46 AM

 
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amazing close-up and detail!

6/19/2012 9:25:59 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations Linda on this fabulous finalist.

6/19/2012 11:31:12 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnn....tastic! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Linda!

jo ann c.

6/19/2012 1:44:54 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You now set the standard for flower photography..another beauty and congrats again, Ms Lester!!

6/19/2012 4:46:44 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Linda, for your finalist image.

6/19/2012 6:03:01 PM

 
Darren K. Fisher
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This is really awesome Linda. Congratulations on your win.

6/20/2012 9:04:38 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WTG on your fabulous May 2012 winner, Linda! :-) k

6/20/2012 9:12:36 AM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR WELL DESERVED GOLD

6/20/2012 10:18:32 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent, Linda...beautiful shot..and congrats on the gold!

6/20/2012 10:27:44 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Big congratulations on this awesome 2nd Place Gold Winner Linda!

jo ann c.

6/20/2012 10:31:35 AM

 
Carol Flisak
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Congrats on your gorgeous winner, Linda!

6/20/2012 11:04:24 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Linda!
Seeya soon!

6/20/2012 11:10:17 AM

 
Cheryl Schneider
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Absolutely marvelous! Congrats, Linda.

6/20/2012 11:11:24 AM

 
Janet Fikar
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Wow, so beautiful. I love the depth and texture. This is perfect!!

6/20/2012 11:33:56 AM

 
Danny B. Head
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Beautiful! Congrats on your win, Linda!

6/20/2012 12:42:21 PM

 
Lorna Shutter
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All right!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place Win, Linda!!!!! WTG!!! :)
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6/20/2012 1:05:35 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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LOVE this girl!!!!!!! So happy to see gold on one of your zillions of awesome flower shots!

6/20/2012 2:23:54 PM

 
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This floral beauty got you in the Winners Circle dear friend. So gorgeous. Congratulations, way to go.

6/20/2012 2:33:41 PM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Congratulations on your stunning winner, Linda!

6/20/2012 2:35:15 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Not surprised to see the Gold badge on this one Linda. Huge Congratulations.

6/20/2012 3:23:40 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Huge congratulations, Linda, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!

6/20/2012 5:25:35 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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A beautiful winner Linda, congrats!

6/20/2012 5:33:23 PM

 
Nancy Marie Ricketts
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Congratulations, Linda, on this superb winning shot!

6/20/2012 6:34:54 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Linda for your winner.

6/20/2012 7:08:50 PM

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

6/20/2012 7:29:09 PM

 
Wanda Knoss
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Congratulations Linda. Beautiful Image!

6/20/2012 11:43:05 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous win Linda, huge congrats!!!

6/21/2012 2:06:56 AM

 
Mary Timman
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Congratulations Linda on your stunning winner!

6/21/2012 4:24:18 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Linda.

6/21/2012 4:57:48 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner Linda! Love those colors and details!

6/21/2012 5:13:31 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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A real beauty, Linda.
Congratulations on your gold win.

6/21/2012 6:06:54 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Super congratulations on the GOLD Linda! I hope we offer some opportunities in DC for more GOLD!!!! Yahoo!

6/21/2012 11:40:18 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!!

6/21/2012 5:29:33 PM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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WTG, Linda. A big congratulations to you on this beautiful winner!

6/21/2012 5:31:34 PM

 
Carol Eade
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Linda!

6/21/2012 7:08:49 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Linda!

6/21/2012 8:33:42 PM

 
Dave Montero
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I lve the way you filled the frame with this beautiful flower. The colors are awesome. Congratulations on your gold medal Linda!

6/23/2012 5:19:13 AM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Beautifully finished! Congratulations on your win Linda!

6/24/2012 1:43:47 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Congrats on this beauty!

6/25/2012 2:47:08 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Big congrats, WTG!!!

6/25/2012 4:40:18 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Beautiful. Congratulations

6/26/2012 6:51:12 AM

 
Boyd L. Alexander
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Awesome work, my friend! Congratulations on this beautiful gold winner!

6/26/2012 12:05:36 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Pure art. Congratulations on your beautiful winner Linda!

6/27/2012 6:22:59 AM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Do what you love, and it will make your soul rich. CONGRATULATIONS, for being an award winner for the month of May, 2012. Merna

6/27/2012 1:24:29 PM

 
Shawn Jennings
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Very nice! Congratulations on your win, Linda!

6/28/2012 5:34:59 PM

 
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Linda, HUGE congratulations on your glorious and well deserved SECOND PLACE WIN!!!

6/30/2012 6:52:19 AM

 
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Congratulations on your Winning image, Linda!

7/11/2012 2:12:48 PM

 
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