Golden Petals

© Linda D. Lester

Golden Petals

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 7/29/2007 7:53:21 AM

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member since: 11/24/2005 WOW is this beautiful, Linda!! I love the way the colors of the flower blend into the background. Simply exquisite!!
7/29/2007 7:16:57 AM

Nina Shields level-deluxe 7/29/2007 7:56:33 AM

Linda, this is incredible, just doesn't get any better than this; I recently purchased a new "flower" book but won't mention who it is by as I think your work is better; your gallery is a joy to behold and a wonderful tribute to your talent and skill; congratulations on this winning image regardless of what judges think! Remember me when your book comes out!! #4574442

Meggi Raeder level-deluxe 7/29/2007 7:58:56 AM

Linda, this is a beautiful and striking image. I totally agree with Nina and Melissa above - this is a winner!
Meggi #4574450

Judy V. Kennamer level-deluxe 7/29/2007 8:29:45 AM

Ditto what everyone said! This is marvelous Linda -- the colors and the softness --WOW WOW WOW - this would be beautiful on the cover of a "How to Shoot Flowers - by Linda Lester" book!!! #4574528

Allen Hughes 7/29/2007 8:55:47 AM

What can I say other than OUTSTANDING!!!!!! Beautiful image. #4574577

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 7/29/2007 9:48:26 AM

Awesome image with incrdible color and lighting!! Outstanding Linda! #4574713

Randy A. Myers level-deluxe 7/29/2007 9:58:07 AM

I do believe you have outdone yourself on this one. The color palette is perfect. This one will be hard to beat. RAM #4574737

Karen Engelbreth level-deluxe 7/29/2007 10:08:16 AM

Just wonderful!!! #4574764

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 7/29/2007 10:23:44 AM


This one deserves the "BIG GOLD" one!

soooo pretty Linda!

jo ann c. #4574803

Aimee S. McMaster 7/29/2007 10:28:23 AM

...I just love this Linda...wonderful work...Aimee #4574813

Linda Blair 7/29/2007 10:36:46 AM

WOW, what a beauty, Linda!!! So soft and has a sexy feel to it!!!!!! Absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!! #4574838

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 7/29/2007 10:45:54 AM

Thank you everyone! #4574858

Murry Grigsby 7/29/2007 10:53:04 AM

Nice splash of light and colors Linda! #4574882

Tamera S. Phillips 7/29/2007 10:56:22 AM

Just beautiful Linda. I love the softness and colors. #4574893

Ronald F. Fischer 7/29/2007 10:59:52 AM

WOW, very beautiful capture! #4574905

Mata Patan 7/29/2007 11:18:03 AM

WOW! You left me speachless! #4574960

Jenny Bosmans 7/29/2007 11:29:44 AM

AWESOME and so very beautiful, Linda! :) #4575000

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 7/29/2007 11:42:31 AM

An attention getter! Magnificent. #4575032

Carla Metzler 7/29/2007 11:52:04 AM

Very beautiful, Linda! #4575052

Duane Carter 7/29/2007 11:56:12 AM

Oh yeah... this has got what it takes!!! EXCELLENT! #4575060

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 7/29/2007 12:44:30 PM

This is HEAVENLY, Linda!!!!! What GLORIOUSLY splendid glowing colors!!!!! k #4575165

Cyn Valentine level-deluxe 7/29/2007 12:46:44 PM

Striking colors and comp..just beautiful!! #4575171

Anita Hogue 7/29/2007 12:49:05 PM

Wow, this is fabulous, Linda! #4575179

Margaret R. Barry 7/29/2007 1:27:28 PM

Beautiful color and composition! Well done! #4575269

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 7/29/2007 1:31:19 PM

Very striking colours and wonderful use of light Linda! Absolutely beautiful!!!

Cathy Barrows 7/29/2007 1:51:39 PM

i have a winner with this one #4575360

Carol Sawyer 7/29/2007 2:06:31 PM

Beautiful image, colors Linda! I agree this has to be a winner! #4575424

Ken Smith level-deluxe 7/29/2007 5:45:47 PM

Wow is right! Love the effects and the surreal look to this. You're stepping into another league! #4575941

Leonard Pierce 7/29/2007 8:02:36 PM

WOW! What a fantastic image Linda, I love it!! #4576300

Esther Smith 7/29/2007 9:44:25 PM

I agree with everyone... this is SO gorgeous Linda!!! #4576490

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 7/29/2007 11:57:42 PM

Stunning!! Outstanding DOF, color and composition, Linda! I expect to see this one again! #4576653

Judyann Plante 7/30/2007 2:56:22 AM

Beautfiul color, lighting and comp! Just lovely, Linda!

Judyann <>< #4576985

Glenn E. Urquhart 7/30/2007 4:02:59 AM

STUNNING Composition, Linda!!! VERY Well Done! Cheers, Glenn. #4577254

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 7/30/2007 9:10:48 AM

Wow! This is excellent Linda! Love the color, dof and color on this! One of your best! #4578556

Steve Rice 7/30/2007 9:50:22 AM

Linda, Good afternoon. This is one of my favorites. A very beautiful image. Fantastic capture. Take care. #4578692

Cheryl E. Molennor 7/30/2007 12:20:49 PM

Beautiful Linda #4579068

Kathy L. Clark 7/30/2007 1:14:25 PM

Linda this has to be my favorite of your flowers. It is so lovely and colorful and such a fabulous POV. I totally love it. #4579174

Judy A. Lawhon 7/30/2007 2:55:34 PM

Linda...this certainly has the "WOW" factor...absolutely perfect in every way!! #4579542

Darren K. Fisher level-deluxe 7/30/2007 4:59:49 PM

I think I have created a monster...LOL..This is a BBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBBbeautifully done image. Super colors, dof and lighting. Bravo!!!!!!! #4579982

Barbara Waldoch 7/30/2007 5:19:37 PM

Fantastic, Linda, love the colours! #4580062

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 7/31/2007 1:40:05 PM

Beautiful colors, details and DOF Linda!,
Amalia #4583760

Amy JACKSON level-deluxe 7/31/2007 2:21:55 PM

Beautiful image, Linda!! #4583917

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/2/2007 6:19:43 AM

incredible! #4590947

Mary Timman 8/5/2007 7:06:52 AM

Wow...amazing blending of colors. Gorgeous Linda! #4603806

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/20/2007 8:11:28 PM

Yes, very unique! #4675983

Anita Hogue 8/27/2007 12:14:13 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Linda! #4704938

Melissa G. Meiselman 8/27/2007 12:54:13 PM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Linda!! #4705327

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe 8/27/2007 1:24:18 PM

Congratulation on this and your other beautiful Finalists, Linda! Well deserved! #4705645

Duane Carter level-deluxe 8/27/2007 1:42:18 PM

Congratulations on this beauty Linda!!! #4705799

Nadya Johnson level-deluxe 8/27/2007 3:18:23 PM

Stunning, Linda! Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! #4706661

Crossroad Photography level-deluxe 8/27/2007 3:54:24 PM

WOW! Stunning! Congrats, Linda! #4706897

Jennifer Rennison 8/27/2007 4:15:43 PM

Absolutely stunning, Linda!! Congratulations on this gorgeous finalist! Best of luck in the next round! #4707062

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/27/2007 4:20:43 PM

YES!!!!! I just knew this one HAD to make it, Linda!!!!!! Congratulations on this and all your other finalists for July!!!!! :-) k #4707108

eileen bedford 8/27/2007 4:40:23 PM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Linda... #4707342

Dr Silly 8/27/2007 4:41:16 PM

Linda,congrats, hope to see again. :O)

Mary Timman 8/27/2007 4:55:22 PM

Congratulations again! Beautiful flower. You are going to be quite good at painting these you know. #4707506

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/27/2007 6:11:48 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist!

Expect to see this in the Gold!


jo ann c. #4708215

Cassie L. Woodlee 8/27/2007 6:20:12 PM

Congratulations Linda!!! #4708272

Joannie Bertucci level-deluxe 8/27/2007 6:26:37 PM

Stunning work Linda, a well deserved finalist! #4708321

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/27/2007 7:24:07 PM

I think you liked this one the very moment you submitted it...and I can see why. Congrats again! #4708904

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 8/27/2007 7:46:01 PM


~Jeana~ #4709073

Kaye Burazin 8/27/2007 8:10:13 PM

You betcha, this is certainly a winner. Congrats! #4709238

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 8/27/2007 8:27:25 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Linda!! #4709341

Kathy L. Clark 8/27/2007 8:32:26 PM

Congrats Linda on this absolutely gorgeous finalist. #4709388

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 8/27/2007 8:58:19 PM

Congratulations Linda!!! #4709632

Lorri Shank 8/27/2007 8:59:13 PM

Flower photography is my favorite--and this is breathtaking! Wow, wow!
Congratulations, Linda! #4709639

Amy JACKSON level-deluxe 8/27/2007 9:02:59 PM

Congratulations, Linda!!! #4709674

Steve Rice 8/28/2007 5:48:38 AM

linda, Congratulations on a excellent capture #4710715

Linda Blair 8/28/2007 5:52:31 AM

Congrats on this beauty, Linda!!!! #4710740

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/28/2007 5:56:14 AM

A Big Congratulations on your award, Linda!!! Well Deserved! Cheers, Glenn. #4710767

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 8/28/2007 5:57:28 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful FINALIST, Linda ...... steve #4710780

Tarun Bose 8/28/2007 6:21:46 AM

Big congrats Linda, for your excellent finalist. #4710975

Laura Clay-Ballard 8/28/2007 6:45:05 AM

totally awesome! congrats! #4711187

RC Fritz 8/28/2007 8:13:33 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist! #4711861

Autum Rhoades 8/28/2007 11:44:39 AM

Linda, huge congrats on this wonderful finalist!!! #4712623

Robin R. 8/28/2007 12:21:28 PM

Stunning. Love the colors. #4712786

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 8/28/2007 12:44:54 PM

Congratulations, Linda! A gorgeous finalist! #4712867

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 8/28/2007 12:48:06 PM

Love the way you have used the dof on this finalist, Linda. Congratulations and best of luck. #4712886

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 8/28/2007 1:53:08 PM

Beautiful and congratullation on finalist, Linda #4713195

Kathy Reeves level-deluxe 8/28/2007 2:46:59 PM

Awesome!! Congratulations Linda! #4713563

Kathy Shogren level-deluxe 8/28/2007 4:56:45 PM

Gorgeous floral and finalist Linda. Congrats! #4714125

Cyn Valentine level-deluxe 8/28/2007 5:27:37 PM

Beautiful..congratulations Linda! #4714230

Barbara Waldoch 8/28/2007 9:31:02 PM

Wonderful finalist, Linda! #4715296

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 8/28/2007 11:54:51 PM

Congratulations Linda - wonderful finalist!

Margaret Sikora level-deluxe 8/29/2007 2:57:51 AM

A beautiful finalist Linda,congratulations. #4716377

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 8/29/2007 5:50:57 AM

This is Beautiful Linda; congrats on your Finalist! Jeff #4717119

Karen Slagle level-deluxe 8/29/2007 6:45:53 AM

Love the colors and simplicity in this gorgeous finalist, Linda... #4717353

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 8/29/2007 8:30:18 AM

Congrats on 2nd place!! Beautiful work!! #4717844

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 8/29/2007 8:35:28 AM

Now I just saw this for the first time yesterday, Linda, and here it is again :) Big congratulations on the win--it's truly a beautiful shot and deserves it. #4717874

Alison Krylowski 8/29/2007 8:39:12 AM

A huge congrats on your winner Linda!!! The softness and colors are breathtaking. #4717900

Stan Kwasniowski 8/29/2007 9:06:01 AM

Linda, congratulations #4718061

Nadya Johnson 8/29/2007 9:11:26 AM

Congratulations, Linda! #4718121

anonymous 8/29/2007 9:11:45 AM

Congratulations Linda on your second place win! B- #4718122

Cyn Valentine level-deluxe 8/29/2007 9:12:05 AM

Congratulations Linda..great winner! #4718123

Laurence Saliba level-deluxe 8/29/2007 9:23:29 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Linda!!! #4718223

Jeana Clark level-deluxe 8/29/2007 9:41:39 AM



~Jeana~ #4718403

Dr Silly 8/29/2007 9:43:52 AM

Looks like the judges and I agree, I have this marked as a favorite of mine. Congratulations on the Gold. :O)

Glenn E. Urquhart 8/29/2007 9:45:47 AM

Congratulations on getting the Gold, Linda!!! Fantastic Winning Photo! Cheers, Glenn. #4718435

Mike D. Perez level-deluxe 8/29/2007 9:57:18 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Winner, Linda! The selective focus is outstanding! One of my all time favorites. #4718511

Jenny Bosmans level-deluxe 8/29/2007 10:23:25 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Linda! :) #4718658

Thomas R. Wilson level-deluxe 8/29/2007 11:07:44 AM

This is really stunning Linda! Congratualtions on your second place win!!! #4718920

eileen bedford level-deluxe 8/29/2007 11:23:37 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful winning image Linda, well done... #4719000

Sharon Day level-deluxe 8/29/2007 11:45:56 AM

Gorgeous image and lighting, Linda!!! Big congratulations on your win! #4719086

Terry L. Ellis level-deluxe 8/29/2007 11:46:53 AM

Congratulations, Linda, on this amazing Second Place win! (#1) #4719098

Lorri Shank 8/29/2007 11:53:19 AM

Congrats, Linda! I think this has got to be one of my favorite all time flower images. It certainly is a WINNER! #4719119

Gary Lange 8/29/2007 12:02:16 PM

Congrats again, Linda! #4719157

Esther Smith 8/29/2007 12:13:26 PM

Beautiful WINNER! Congratulations Linda! #4719206

Colleen Farrell level-deluxe 8/29/2007 12:14:25 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations on your win, Linda! #4719210

Gail Vitikacs level-deluxe 8/29/2007 12:20:34 PM

Amazing image....and well deserved Linda!!! Way to go! #4719230

Cesar J. La Rosa 8/29/2007 12:27:59 PM

Congratulations on this WONDERFUL Winner, Linda!!!
Cesar #4719266

Judyann Plante 8/29/2007 12:41:22 PM

Linda, Big congratulations on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann <>< #4719338

Kathy L. Clark 8/29/2007 12:48:15 PM

Congrats Linda on this gorgeous winner. Well deserved. #4719374

Revonda L. Gentry 8/29/2007 12:58:34 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Linda! #4719463

Tarun Bose 8/29/2007 1:06:34 PM

Big, big congrats for your second place winner, Linda. #4719543

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 8/29/2007 1:22:38 PM

Love this one Linda, and so glad it's in the winner circle, big congrats on your win! #4719646

Kay E. Mahoney level-deluxe 8/29/2007 1:54:17 PM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Linda. #4719815

Marsha S. Smith 8/29/2007 2:48:47 PM

Congratulations! Gorgeous! #4720052

Eugenio Diaz 8/29/2007 2:57:59 PM

Linda, Congratulation on your second place. Beautiful image!
Eugenio #4720087

Donna W. Neal 8/29/2007 3:31:00 PM

Awesome image and winner. Congratulations Linda #4720239

RC Fritz 8/29/2007 3:58:39 PM

Congratulations Linda. Beaultiful WINNER! #4720367

Crossroad Photography 8/29/2007 4:11:18 PM

Congratulations, Linda!!! WTG! #4720414

Cheryl E. Molennor 8/29/2007 4:16:29 PM

This is gorgeous Linda! Congratulations #4720436

Meggi Raeder 8/29/2007 4:26:34 PM

Congratulations - well deserved!!
Meggi #4720484

Ken Smith level-deluxe 8/29/2007 6:23:28 PM

You knew it before you posted it. Awesome job, Linda! Congratulations!! #4720892

Su Sana E. P level-deluxe 8/29/2007 6:31:22 PM

Linda, huge Congratulations on this Winner!! ♥♥♥ #4720946

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 8/29/2007 7:53:37 PM

WTG Linda - congratulations!!!!

Evy Johansen level-deluxe 8/29/2007 8:48:25 PM

Big congratulations on your second place win, Linda!! #4721563

Darryl Wilkinson 8/29/2007 10:03:21 PM

This is just beautiful, Linda! Congratulations on your win!! #4721778

Janine Russell level-deluxe 8/29/2007 10:57:00 PM

Linda, great colors and lighting; big congratulations on your Second Place Win! #4721934

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 8/30/2007 12:04:13 AM


Margaret Sikora level-deluxe 8/30/2007 2:24:19 AM

Congratulations Linda on your beautiful win. #4722479

Wally Orlowsky 8/30/2007 3:03:04 AM

Congratulations on this sensational winner, Linda! #4722552

Mary Timman 8/30/2007 4:11:33 AM

Awesome winner Linda. Huge Congratulations! #4722796

Murry Grigsby 8/30/2007 8:38:36 AM

Congrats on your beautiful image and win Linda!! #4723899

Walter Graziano 8/30/2007 11:05:21 AM

Congratulations Linda, beautiful shot! #4724405

Dr Silly 8/30/2007 11:18:17 AM

Just saw this on home page. :O)

Anita Hogue 8/30/2007 11:19:59 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful win, Linda! I just had a chance to get on my computer in a couple of days, so just found out the winners! So beautiful!!!!!!!!............anita #4724469

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 8/30/2007 11:48:26 AM

WOW!!! Congrats on this super 2nd Place WINNER, Linda ....... Steve #4724605

Jill Flynn level-deluxe 8/30/2007 11:48:55 AM

So beautiful and graceful! A big congratulations on your wins Linda! #4724611

Karen Engelbreth 8/30/2007 12:28:26 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful winner, Linda! #4724760

Nathalie Charbonneau 8/30/2007 1:32:31 PM

Love your shot! Congrats!!!! #4724904

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 8/30/2007 1:34:02 PM

Simply heavenly, Linda!!!
--Lisa #4724912

Linda Blair 8/30/2007 4:11:13 PM

Congrats on your win, colors are gorgeous!!!!!!!!! #4725460

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/30/2007 4:33:01 PM

Great win Linda! Very well deserved!

jo ann c. #4725511

Stephen Zacker 8/30/2007 5:58:45 PM

Very Beautiful. Congratulations #4725854

Shawn Jennings level-deluxe 8/31/2007 6:34:23 AM

I knew we'd see this one again! It's one of my favorites of yours. Congratulations on your win! #4727783

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 8/31/2007 4:43:42 PM

What a stunning image, Linda, congratulations on your excellent win!
-Debby #4729531

Lynne Morris 8/31/2007 11:12:49 PM

Awesome floral Linda and a well deserved winner, congratulations! #4730353

Carla Metzler 9/1/2007 4:53:53 AM

Congratulations, Linda! :) #4731210

Guy D. Biechele level-deluxe 9/1/2007 10:54:22 AM

Just gorgeous!! Congratulations on your win, Linda. #4732642

AMALIA Veralli level-deluxe 9/1/2007 7:27:04 PM

Awesome win! Congratulations! #4734267

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 9/2/2007 12:37:44 AM

A most fantastic win Linda - totally awesome! #4734934

Rakesh Syal level-deluxe 9/2/2007 7:36:40 AM

Congratulations on your win, Linda!! #4736066

Kristi A. Howson level-deluxe 9/2/2007 9:26:32 PM

Congratulations on this very beautiful winner Linda! #4738370

KV Day 9/3/2007 6:55:20 PM

Congrats, this is beautiful! #4742538

Sandy Stigliano 9/5/2007 7:00:43 AM

Congratulations Linda!! #4749872

Janet Daniel level-deluxe 9/8/2007 10:52:33 AM

Absolutley gorgeous flower image, Congratulations!
Janet #4764259

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