The Crown of Elagance

© Linda D. Lester

The Crown of Elagance

Debbie Hartley Student 6/14/2011 5:33:28 AM

Beautiful macro Linda! Love the clarity! #1385180

Nancy L. Green 6/14/2011 5:38:22 AM

FANTASTIC macro work Linda, the colors, tones and textures are FANTASTIC, VERY BEAUTIFULLY done!! <>< #9460042

John Rivera 6/14/2011 6:02:27 AM

Beautiful capture Linda! #9460101

Terry Cervi 6/14/2011 6:07:30 AM

Amazing, Linda! What lens did you use? #9460117

Sabrina Ryan 6/14/2011 6:11:32 AM

Nice detail in this Magnolia macro image, Linda! #9460134

Linda D. Lester 6/14/2011 6:19:38 AM

Terry I used a Canon 180 macro lens.


Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/14/2011 6:21:06 AM

Wonderful! Just gorgeous!! #9460150

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 6/14/2011 6:26:29 AM

I love how the back petal makes for a beautiful canvas
This is wonderful Linda #9460162

Danny B. Head 6/14/2011 6:52:09 AM

Beautiful the lighting! #9460195

Doug Pignet 6/14/2011 7:49:31 AM

lovely capture with wonderful colors and lighting #9460264

Anita N. Hogue 6/14/2011 10:33:39 AM

Fabulous details,, Linda! #9460407

Randy A. Myers 6/14/2011 10:36:57 AM

Very nice!! Great color, detail and exposure. #9460409

Renee Doyle 6/14/2011 12:42:20 PM

The macro queen is back :-) .... Awesome work Linda - just beautiful! #9460476

Ken Smith 6/14/2011 3:45:50 PM

That is defintely beautiful and the white petals in the background are icing on the cake! #9460655

Kathy Salerni 6/14/2011 3:46:53 PM

Wow, this is a totally different perspective on this magnolia macro, Linda! How beautiful! It will be a pleasure to see this again! #9460657

Michelle Alton 6/14/2011 4:08:31 PM

It looks like a hundred inch worms wiggling at you. Awesome photography #9460684

Monica Mermoz 6/14/2011 4:12:31 PM

Great light and excellent detail in this outstanding macro, Linda! #9460691

Agnes Fegan 6/14/2011 4:53:37 PM

Whoa...that is some amazing clarity and detail!!! #9460754

David Phalen 6/14/2011 5:22:51 PM

The crown of beauty I would say!! Amazing comp and details in an exceptional macro!! #9460816

Christopher J. Budny 6/14/2011 5:54:33 PM

This is simply spectacular, Linda. It looks like some kind of haute cuisine elaborate pastry dessert! Or a sculpture of a magnolia in fine bisque porcelain. Just terrific detail, and those broad white petals are great---especially the rounded one at back, like a frame. I can't stop looking at this one! #9460895

Mary Timman 6/14/2011 6:14:48 PM

Stunning! What a beautiful macro...a winner for sure! #9460939

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/14/2011 6:47:44 PM

WOW! An incredible macro, Linda! :-) k #9461021

Leslie McLain 6/14/2011 7:09:05 PM

Amazing capture and details, Linda. #9461088

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/14/2011 8:11:09 PM

The details in this is nothing short of miraculous Linda. #9461147

Shelly A. Van Camp 6/14/2011 8:11:35 PM

Great macro, details and lighting....I have a magnolia tree. :)

frank w. degenhardt 6/15/2011 5:59:04 AM

A beautiful look at the center of the Magnolia flower. They are amazing in their white colors. I love the fact that they have such unique and interesting shapes to them and you captured that so beautifully here. Another interesting thing about them is the way their looks will change. I love them when they have the red seeds to. Gorgeous work on this most favorite Southern flower my friend.
Have a most wonderful day. #9461646

Robert Jensen 6/15/2011 6:48:00 AM

Beautiful shot of this magnolia blossom - we have magnolia trees in our area but I have never photographed one. I need to do that. #9461732

Ellen Hodges 6/15/2011 9:39:20 AM

Super gorgeous capture, Linda! Extremely wow detail!!! #9461994

Ron McEwan 6/15/2011 9:44:15 AM

Elegance is right, anything else would make it cheap. Beautiful work for sure. #9462005

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/15/2011 1:36:45 PM

Awesome Linda, love it..

jo ann c. #9462279

Val Feldman 6/15/2011 2:19:19 PM

I swear,'re gonna kill me!:) :) Magnificently detailed, perfectly executed work, with an outstanding and very unique pov and superb color and clarity - all causing increasing heart should have a warning on your photos! LOL! #9462313

Cliff & Patti Smith 6/16/2011 3:41:06 AM

Just Gorgeous Linda! #9463167

Jessica Jenney 6/17/2011 8:27:36 AM

Amazing detail and composition, Linda! #9465317

Elida Gutierrez 6/17/2011 1:27:27 PM

Looks like I commented on the wrong one.

Ok. Once again,

AMAZING detail, love everything on this pic, Excellent work Linda!!!! #9465545

Teresa Moore 6/19/2011 8:32:54 PM

Absolutely gorgeous! Added to my favorites. #9468401

Phyllis Burchett 6/20/2011 8:21:40 AM

Amazing macro work Linda! #9469208

Ken Smith 10/18/2011 5:26:29 PM

Beautiful work, Linda. I bet we see this with the gold. Congrats!! #9743919

Christopher J. Budny 10/18/2011 5:28:50 PM

I love, love, love this... Congratulations! Glad to see it recognized.
And congratulations on your images appearing in the new BP photography book released today! #9743945

Mary Timman 10/18/2011 5:52:38 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist! #9744157

Danny B. Head 10/18/2011 6:13:46 PM

I really liked this the first time I saw it! Congrats! #9744336

Orsi 10/18/2011 6:18:28 PM

Amazing macro,Linda!!Congratulations!! #9744376

Amy M. Wilson 10/18/2011 7:23:21 PM

Beautiful Finalist... big congrats, Linda!! #9744833

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/18/2011 7:39:11 PM

Hi Linda,A big congratulations on this beautiful finalist!!! #9744929

Nadia Paul 10/18/2011 8:13:21 PM

Congrats on your beautiful finalist Linda! #9745053

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/18/2011 8:43:30 PM

Wow Linda! That is awesome, congrats..

jo ann c. #9745187

Lucille "Lucy" Abrao 10/18/2011 9:55:03 PM

Beautiful, Linda. Congratulations! Lucy #9745377

Stefania Barbier 10/18/2011 11:40:13 PM

CONGRATULATIONS again Linda! #9745739

Boyd L. Alexander 10/19/2011 7:19:53 AM

Congratulations on this awesome and beautiful Finalist Linda! #9746882

Jack Ryan 10/19/2011 7:30:34 AM

Outstanding...congratulations!!! #9746943

Heather Loewenhardt 10/19/2011 7:38:14 AM

Gloriously sharp and crisp. Congrats on this finalist award and good luck in the next round. #9746972

Val Feldman 10/19/2011 8:45:37 AM

So glad this was resubmitted because it's absolutely one (of many!) of my favorites of yours! Wishing you all the best in the upcoming round and HUGE congrats on this fabulous Finalist, Ms. L! #9747158

Patrick Rouzes 10/19/2011 9:24:48 AM

Congratulations & good luck on your finalist, Linda! #9747318

Carol Eade 10/19/2011 9:27:59 AM

Gorgeous finalist, Linda, congratulations! #9747337

Emile Abbott 10/19/2011 9:55:32 AM

Great detail on this fabulous finalist, Congrats again Linda. #9747447

Lisa J. Boulden 10/19/2011 10:12:03 AM

How fabulous is this???
Big congratulations, Linda!

The Judges at 10/19/2011 11:55:05 AM

Sensational macro shot. #9747903

Nancy L. Green 10/19/2011 12:38:27 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Linda, this is WONDERFUL!!! <>< #9748181

Michele Peterson 10/19/2011 3:31:54 PM

Incredible detail, just amazing!! Congratulations on this finalist!! #9748645

Cheryl Schneider 10/19/2011 8:51:35 PM

Very cool!!! Congrats. #9749345

Randy D. Dinkins 10/20/2011 4:47:27 AM

Wonderful color, details and comp of this magnolia. Congratulatioins!! #9749878

Sabrina Ryan 10/20/2011 5:50:43 AM

Congratulations on your Fabulous Finalist, Linda #9750034

Linda D. Lester 10/20/2011 6:47:22 AM

Thank you all very much! I'm away and hope to catch up soon! #9750152

Debra R. Harder 10/20/2011 9:37:22 AM

This is truly BRILLIANT, Linda!! Perfect DOF, details, lighting and comp. A winner all the way!! Huge congratulations on another BEAUTIFUL finalist! jsb #9750502

Renee Doyle 10/21/2011 5:23:20 PM

Absolute winner to me!!!! BIG Congrats to you on this very well deserved finalist Linda!!! #9753277

Debbie Bray 10/21/2011 8:21:36 PM

A huge WOW from me too - must be THE winner!!! #9753559

Usman M. Bajwa 10/22/2011 4:39:18 AM

Nicely done macro, Linda. CONGRATZ and good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #9753977

Carla Capra 10/24/2011 7:21:05 AM

Beautiful, Linda.
;) CC #9758651

Husain Akhtar 10/24/2011 2:52:28 PM

Warm congratulations on this wonderful finalist, my friend! #9759515

Cheryl Schneider 10/24/2011 8:25:17 PM

A well deserved win, Linda. Congratulations!!! #9760015

Agnes Fegan 10/24/2011 8:33:39 PM

Congratulations on your win Linda! #9760034

Ken Smith 10/24/2011 8:45:57 PM

No surprise here, Linda...awesome shot and congrats to you!! #9760074

Kathy Cline 10/24/2011 9:20:30 PM

Killer Macro Linda and a BIG CONGRATS to you on this well deserved win! #9760125

Bonnie C. Lackey 10/24/2011 9:48:17 PM

It looks good enough to eat! Congratulations, Linda! #9760194

Kathy Salerni 10/24/2011 9:52:01 PM

Huge congrats on your Gold Winning image, Linda! #9760198

Debbie Bray 10/24/2011 10:05:47 PM

Congratulations Linda, very well deserved! #9760203

Joannie M. Bertucci 10/25/2011 12:00:19 AM

Linda, the goose bumps on my arms have arised the hair on of the most unbelivable images I've ever seen! Congratulations on your gold badge! Into my favs file! #9760355

Kathy Wesserling 10/25/2011 1:17:37 AM

I can only echo Joannie's words. This is absolutely stunning. Congratulations for your spectacular Win, Linda. #9760430

Neal D. Hatcher 10/25/2011 1:47:08 AM


Renee Doyle 10/25/2011 2:26:49 AM

LOVE this!!!! HUGE congrats to you girl on this most deserving winner!! #9760545

Amy M. Wilson 10/25/2011 4:20:55 AM

Beautiful work... big congratulations on your excellent Gold winner, Linda!! #9760800

Courtenay Vanderbilt 10/25/2011 4:32:16 AM

WTG, girl! Congratulations! #9760848

Stephanie Frey 10/25/2011 5:03:24 AM

This is stunning, Linda! Congratulations! #9760953

Gail P. Sullivan 10/25/2011 5:28:19 AM

Really unique and beautiful...congrats, Linda! #9761011

Jessica Jenney 10/25/2011 5:30:47 AM

Congratulations, Linda on your beautiful winner! #9761020

Boyd L. Alexander 10/25/2011 6:48:12 AM

An awesome image and a well-deserved GOLD win! WTG, Linda - Congratulations!!! #9761278

Linda D. Lester 10/25/2011 6:52:07 AM

Thank you all so much! #9761287

Emile Abbott 10/25/2011 6:58:35 AM

Congratulations on excellent gold winner, Linda #9761308

Christine Czernin 10/25/2011 8:06:38 AM

Simply beautiful, Linda. The tile says it all. Congratulations on your win. #9761461

Debra R. Harder 10/25/2011 8:36:57 AM

I knew this would be GOLD, Linda!! Soooooooo BRILLIANT! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!! jsb #9761538

Gail Vitikacs 10/25/2011 8:38:28 AM

Terrific win Linda! Congratulations! #9761545

JO ANN CLEVELAND 10/25/2011 8:39:19 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your awesome gold winner Linda!

jo ann c. #9761548

Jack Ryan 10/25/2011 8:47:50 AM

Congratulations, Linda...way to go!!! #9761581

R. J. Laudenbacher 10/25/2011 9:59:02 AM

Whoo hoo Linda! A big congrats to you on your gold win! #9761782

Mary Timman 10/25/2011 10:26:34 AM

Congratulations Linda on your stunning winner! #9761828

Ellen Hodges 10/25/2011 1:10:57 PM

Very huge congrats on a stellar winner, Linda!! Absolutely gorgeous!! #9762026

Val Feldman 10/25/2011 1:17:26 PM

You just KNOW I love this one, Ms. L! Heart palpitations still going strong... :) Outstandingly wonderful work - Huge congrats on your Gold Win!! #9762039

Danny B. Head 10/25/2011 2:21:41 PM

Awesome details! Congrats, Linda! #9762165

Lindley Johnson 10/25/2011 3:46:58 PM

What a beautiful macro, Linda, with amazing detail and color! Big congratulations on your fantastic Winner! #9762321

Leslie McLain 10/25/2011 6:58:10 PM

Congrats on an beautiful winner, Linda. The details are amazing. #9762864

Stephen Zacker 10/26/2011 4:41:42 AM

Fantastic detail and macro. Congratulations #9763663

Carla Capra 10/26/2011 12:10:26 PM

Hi Linda;
Outstanding image of this lovely magnolia flower. You have captured its tonal beauty perfectly. Each detail is a visual delight. Congratulations, Girlie.
;) CC #9764421

Lydia Williams 10/26/2011 2:03:13 PM

Gorgeous Linda! Congratulations! #9764622

Patrick Rouzes 10/26/2011 4:07:34 PM

Not surprised, Linda! CONGRATULATIONS, my friend! #9764850

Sharon 10/26/2011 8:24:17 PM

WTGG!!! Linda, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding and well deserved Second Place Winner!!! #9765316

Phyllis Burchett 10/26/2011 10:15:55 PM

Congrats Linda on this gorgeous winner!!! #9765434

Bobby Ray Goodman 10/27/2011 8:09:54 AM

Hi Linda,A big Congratulations on this beautiful win!!!! #9766289

Rona L. Schwarz 10/27/2011 2:29:05 PM

Oh my goodness, this is exquisite, Linda! It looks like a piece of pastry or some marvelous creation by a fancy chef! Such incredible detail and clarity, flawlessly executed. Huge Congratulations on this magnificent Gold macro Winner! #9767003

Debra Booth 10/28/2011 7:41:45 AM

This is superb, Linda! A beautiful comp and such clarity. Congrats!! #9768321

David Phalen 10/28/2011 12:01:45 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #9768654

Mary Beth Aiello 10/28/2011 2:51:16 PM

Simply gorgeous, Linda. Amazing detail on this. Huge congrats on your beautiful GOLD. #9769047

Cliff & Patti Smith 10/30/2011 9:32:57 AM

One of my favorites! Congratulations on your well deserved win Linda! #9772305

Marcel J. Fernandez 10/30/2011 5:19:07 PM

Linda, Congratulations on your super high quality Winner. #9773044

Merna L. Nobile 10/31/2011 3:04:16 PM

May your heart catch the joy of the moment and soar!
I am so happy for you!

Carol Eade 10/31/2011 5:44:33 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Linda! #9775328

Kristi A. Howson 10/31/2011 6:59:24 PM

Congratulations Linda on this beauty. Amazing details! #9775508

Usman M. Bajwa 11/10/2011 8:34:35 PM

CONGRATZ on getting into the Winners' Circle, WTG Linda!!!

UB. #9797150

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