Their Natural Way

© Linda D. Lester

Their Natural Way

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/30/2011 4:59:36 AM

Love how you got both the male and female in this awesome comp, Linda! Most unique peacock image I've seen! #1389212

Marilyn Cornwell 6/30/2011 5:18:38 AM

Wonderful composition and choice of dof, Linda! Such a surreal bird and you've caught the expression to go with it! #9496459

Val Feldman 6/30/2011 5:19:13 AM

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!) #9496464

Ron McEwan 6/30/2011 5:23:15 AM

Extraordinary detail and color Linda, absolutely beautiful #9496479

Carolyn M. Fletcher 6/30/2011 5:39:01 AM

She's got that attitude down pat. Great catch!! #9496518

Claudia Kuhn 6/30/2011 5:51:15 AM

Wonderful to get them together Linda, love your DOF #9496546

Alan L. Borror 6/30/2011 5:54:09 AM

Wonderful capture, Linda and great MT entry. #9496554

Ken Smith 6/30/2011 5:58:04 AM

Excellent comp on this, Linda. Lucky you...I need to visit that place one day! #9496563

Sabrina Ryan 6/30/2011 7:16:21 AM

Great composition and capture, Linda!! #9496685

Robert R. Goodman 6/30/2011 7:59:51 AM

Hi Linda,Amazing SF on this beautiful image.May be looking at a winner with one!!!!! #9496782

Renee Doyle 6/30/2011 12:27:45 PM

Excellent comp and I like her look :-) !!!! #9497200

Tammy M. Anderson 6/30/2011 1:49:59 PM

Excellent MT , comp and colors, Linda. #9497299

R. J. Laudenbacher 6/30/2011 2:36:55 PM

I agree with Courtenay. This is the most unique peacock shot I have ever seen. Wonderful comp and beautiful colors. #9497391

David Phalen 6/30/2011 5:39:58 PM

I think she's saying not ever/:) Excellent comp, colors, DOF in a prefect entry for MT! #9497900

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 6/30/2011 6:08:55 PM

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

This is sensational Linda #9497965

Christopher Budny 6/30/2011 7:00:01 PM

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! #9498054

Neal D. Hatcher 7/1/2011 5:24:36 AM

Beautiful-great catch and composition
The look -well what Husband hasn,t seen it from a displeased, agitated wife #9499026

Boyd L. Alexander 7/3/2011 6:56:45 AM

Fantastic capture Linda, just perfect!! #9503708

Debra R. Harder 7/4/2011 7:49:41 AM

Love your DOF here, Linda!! This is just brilliant composition...and the details and colors are magnificent. always! jsb #9505608

Leslie McLain 7/5/2011 5:37:54 PM

Love the colors and perspective, Linda. A beautiful capture. #9509329

Mary Timman 7/28/2011 6:43:58 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist! #9560831

Ron McEwan 7/28/2011 6:44:43 PM

Congratulations Linda on this fine finalist. #9560836

Amy M. Wilson 7/28/2011 6:46:10 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Linda!! #9560849

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/28/2011 6:47:34 PM

You know I'm happy about this one! Congrats, Linda! #9560862

Ken Smith 7/28/2011 6:53:38 PM

Good to see this one get silver..definitely deserving and congrats, Linda! #9560925

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/28/2011 6:53:49 PM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Linda! #9560926

Ellen Hodges 7/28/2011 6:53:56 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome finalists, Linda! Very best luck with them in the next round!!! #9560927

Robert R. Goodman 7/28/2011 7:07:11 PM

Hi Linda,A big congratulations my friend!!! #9561077

Ann Coates 7/28/2011 7:07:30 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist. I love this. #9561084

Sharon Sawyer 7/28/2011 7:11:08 PM

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. #9561135

Jennifer L. Alder 7/28/2011 7:18:14 PM

This is an eye catching composition and is filled with fun color. Nice work. Congrats, Linda, on your finalist :) #9561230

Douglas Pignet 7/29/2011 2:39:50 AM

congrats on your finalist...well done #9562579

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/29/2011 4:17:35 AM

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. #9562796

Stefania Barbier 7/29/2011 4:41:53 AM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist Linda!!! #9562904

Danny B. Head 7/29/2011 4:46:00 AM

Love the colors! Congrats! #9562938

R. J. Laudenbacher 7/29/2011 6:06:45 AM

Congrats Linda on this perfectly composed Finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round. #9563401

Carla Capra 7/29/2011 6:24:50 AM

Congratulations..Way to Go.
;) CC #9563538

frank w. degenhardt 7/29/2011 6:25:45 AM

Such beautiful birds. Love the color. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #9563546

Leslie McLain 7/29/2011 6:53:13 AM

Congrats on an amazing finalist, Linda. #9563705

Christopher Budny 7/29/2011 6:55:07 AM

Now your showy male has some well-deserved bling ;) Congratulations! #9563723

Linda Blair 7/29/2011 6:55:56 AM

Congratulations on your great finalist!! #9563734

Shelly A. Van Camp 7/29/2011 7:01:50 AM

Beautiful! Congrats!! #9563790

Patrick Rouzes 7/29/2011 7:09:54 AM

Congratulations & good luck, Linda! #9563857

Val Feldman 7/29/2011 7:32:33 AM

Hey, Linda! Congratulations...Loved this one from the beginning - wishing you all the best in the upcoming round!! ~Val #9564073

Bojan Bencic 7/29/2011 7:34:02 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Linda. #9564084

Lorna Shutter 7/29/2011 8:21:08 AM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your 2 amazing Finalists, Linda!!!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #9564336

Darren K. Fisher 7/29/2011 10:25:29 AM

What a wonderful capture. Congrats on this being a finalist and I am sure we will see it with GOLD. #9564867

Tammy M. Anderson 7/29/2011 11:18:28 AM

congrats on your great finalist, Linda. #9565100

Shawn Jennings 7/29/2011 12:06:47 PM

WTG Linda! Congratulations on your finalist! #9565375

Leslie McLain 7/29/2011 1:30:30 PM

Congrats on another well deserved winner, Linda. #9565720

Courtenay Vanderbilt 7/29/2011 1:53:43 PM

2 Wins! Congrats, Girl! #9565880

Patti Coblentz 7/29/2011 2:03:52 PM

LOL, that's funny!

Big congratulations, Linda...2 wins...WTG!! #9565974

Stefania Barbier 7/29/2011 2:05:36 PM

it's spectacular Linda... congratulations!!! #9565986

Val Feldman 7/29/2011 2:07:26 PM

Huge congrats, Linda! Double Gold! There'll be some celebrating in the Lester Family tonight! You go, girl! #9565996

Danny B. Head 7/29/2011 2:09:40 PM

Congrats on another Gold! #9566004

Alex T. Mizuno 7/29/2011 2:23:58 PM

Congratulations Linda for your beautiful winner! Love the clever comp and DOF!! #9566068

Michelle Alton 7/29/2011 2:31:09 PM

Just great, Linda. Gold from the start!
Congratulations! #9566094

Mary Timman 7/29/2011 2:50:17 PM

Way to go girl...2! Congratulations Linda! #9566186

Sharon Sawyer 7/29/2011 3:18:22 PM

Whoooooooo Hooooooooo!!! WTG, Linda!!! HUGE congratulations on your brilliant SECOND PLACE WINNER!!! #9566272

Debra R. Harder 7/29/2011 3:36:03 PM

WTG, Linda! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER! jsb #9566368

Anita Hogue 7/29/2011 3:40:55 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic image, Linda! #9566395

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/29/2011 3:41:54 PM

Congrats Linda on this fabulous winner! #9566401

Marcie A. Fowler 7/29/2011 4:14:03 PM

Simply beautiful. Congrats on your win. #9566555

Robert Jensen 7/29/2011 4:24:58 PM

I missed this one before - superb comp and timing - congratulations. #9566626

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/29/2011 4:49:46 PM

Another FANTASTIC winner, Linda! WTG girl! :-) k #9566785

Renee Doyle 7/29/2011 5:15:56 PM

Double congrats on your Double Gold!!!! Awesome Linda! #9566960

David Phalen 7/29/2011 5:38:08 PM

BIG Congrats on another fabulous Winner!! #9567097

Shawn Jennings 7/29/2011 5:42:55 PM

Congratulations on another win, Linda! #9567124

Kay E. Mahoney 7/29/2011 5:59:22 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Linda. #9567208

Memoriee G. Sconce 7/29/2011 6:13:44 PM

Love the textures. Congrats
Memoriee #9567259

Amy M. Wilson 7/29/2011 7:13:03 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Gold win, Linda!! #9567447

R. J. Laudenbacher 7/29/2011 7:24:09 PM

You are on a roll Linda! A BIG CONGRATULATIONS to you this wonderful gold winner! #9567489

Sabrina Ryan 7/29/2011 7:39:51 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Winning image, Linda! #9567555

Ann Coates 7/29/2011 7:50:59 PM

Huge congratulations on your fantastic and unique Gold win here. #9567597

Kathy Salerni 7/29/2011 9:57:10 PM

Huge congrats on this beautiful Gold Winner, Linda! #9567826

Alan L. Borror 7/30/2011 2:46:56 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful winner, Linda! #9568312

frank w. degenhardt 7/30/2011 4:51:19 AM

Your pictures shows why there is such a fasination with these beautiful birds. CONGRATULATIONS on another SECOND PLACE WIN my friend. Way to go. #9568496

Jessica Jenney 7/30/2011 5:08:45 AM

Congratulations, Linda on another beautiful win! #9568533

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/30/2011 5:43:10 AM

Another awesome winner, Linda, adding this to my favs!

Debby #9568673

Karen Slagle 7/30/2011 5:50:01 AM

Congrats Linda on your outstanding winner, wonderful use of dof. And the details are incredible. Thank you so much for leaving comments on mine. #9568717

Ken Smith 7/30/2011 5:59:44 AM

Double golds...can't beat that. Congrats again, Linda! #9568748

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/30/2011 7:47:58 AM

Congratulations on this well deserved Gold Win Linda!

jo ann c. #9569047

Robert R. Goodman 7/30/2011 8:02:11 AM

A big congratulations,Linda.WTG my friend!!! #9569093

Patrick Rouzes 7/30/2011 9:39:05 AM

Congratulations on this well-deserved Winner, Linda! WTG! #9569366

Amanda D. Austwick 7/30/2011 10:24:44 AM

Linda, Love these peacocks, and congratulations on your well deserved Gold Win! #9569439

Ryan Murphy 7/30/2011 1:54:13 PM

awesome capture, linda. congrats! #9569757

Ellen Hodges 7/30/2011 6:48:30 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous winner, Linda!! #9570414

Darren K. Fisher 7/31/2011 2:52:44 PM

I had no doubt we would see this one again. WTG! #9571996

Emile Abbott 7/31/2011 3:08:33 PM

Double your pleasure with a double win. WTG Linda. Awesome #9572058

Carol Teal 7/31/2011 7:01:16 PM

Looks like she is the one strutting her stuff here! Congrats on your win Linda! #9572554

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/1/2011 1:10:02 AM

Congratulations Linda on your Win!!!

Dominick #9572971

Usman M. Bajwa 8/1/2011 6:47:18 AM

CONGRATZ on this beautiful Gold Winner!!!

UB. #9573755

Mary Beth Aiello 8/3/2011 10:46:28 AM

Another beauty, Linda. Huge congrats.... again. #9579432

Lorna Shutter 8/3/2011 5:03:25 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on both of your 2nd Place Wins, Linda!!!!! Way to Grab the Gold!!! Awesome work!!! :)
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Lydia Williams 8/9/2011 11:10:26 AM

Beautiful, Linda...congratulations! #9592941

Merna L. Nobile 8/9/2011 8:39:26 PM

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


Mary K. Robison 8/10/2011 6:41:21 AM

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! #9594950

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