A Fathers Love

© Linda D. Lester

A Fathers Love

Peter Appelbaum Student 3/2/2009 4:55:24 AM

Great timing Linda. Very emotionally charged image. Great details and composition. Peter #1091326

Laurence Saliba 3/2/2009 5:03:30 AM

What a gorgeous capture Linda!!! #7232261

Joy Rector 3/2/2009 5:03:32 AM

awww, I love it #7232263

Dominick M. Dimacale 3/2/2009 5:05:50 AM

This is a priceless capture, Linda!


Dominick #7232276

Agnes Fegan 3/2/2009 5:07:55 AM

Precious capture...dads often have the soft spot!!! #7232287

Lynne Morris 3/2/2009 5:12:33 AM

This is beautiful Linda, wonderful colours, clarity and details. #7232314

Linda D. Lester 3/2/2009 5:21:05 AM


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member since: 4/2/2005 Aweeee so sweet Linda. Just like them to run to the other, huh?
Hey..figured I would see some snow images this morning...is it gone already?????
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Karen Bacon 3/2/2009 5:40:40 AM

This is wonderful Linda!Excellent shot! #7232397

Melissa Olsen 3/2/2009 6:00:53 AM

I would have loved to be in your shoes to see this for myself...how adorable. Great shot! #7232447

Terri L. Scribner 3/2/2009 6:03:46 AM

This is awesome!! Great emotion captured! #7232461

Cathy Barrows 3/2/2009 6:14:02 AM

an awww moment...but leave it to dad not to support mom...lol #7232511

Jeff W. Robinson 3/2/2009 6:14:42 AM

A wonderful capture of the moment Linda!! They are all handsome! Jeff #7232514

Jeana Clark 3/2/2009 6:16:18 AM


Oh So Precious!!!
I can feel the love and
warmth radiate through
this beautiful family!!!
Excellent work Linda!!

~J~ #7232522

Bonnie C. Lackey 3/2/2009 6:39:01 AM

Don't you just love getting to know the family dynamics? I fell in love with a polar bear and her cub at Brookfield Zoo and had my heart broken watching her suffer when they were separated. Marvelous image, Linda. I know this will be a winner. #7232634

Claudia Kuhn 3/2/2009 6:41:17 AM

Beautiful capture Linda, wonderful family, they look so affectionate and happy. #7232642

Ron McEwan 3/2/2009 6:44:09 AM

Us men have to stick together you know LOL. It is interesting to watch how nature trains its young. Great emotion shot here, very well accomplished. #7232657

Gail Vitikacs 3/2/2009 6:54:05 AM

Just a wonderful capture...so natural...beautifully done Linda! #7232703

Mukesh Srivastava 3/2/2009 7:06:15 AM

Great timing, clarity and affectionate capture, Linda!!!! #7232751

Jim Huffield 3/2/2009 7:10:37 AM

Beautiful image, Linda. Jim #7232772

Ken Smith 3/2/2009 7:22:11 AM

This is a classic...we'll see it again..we better! Super work, Linda! #7232808

Karen Slagle 3/2/2009 7:26:06 AM

Outstanding capture and so full of emotion, Linda... #7232830

Debra Booth 3/2/2009 7:31:18 AM

Super capture, Linda!! #7232859

Melissa Gurdus 3/2/2009 7:35:14 AM

This is such an expressive and impressive shot..words cannot describe, Linda!! Can't believe how you got this family of three in the same frame!! Great eye and timing!! #7232881

Judy A. Lawhon 3/2/2009 7:42:28 AM

I love all of their expressions...a wonderful capture, Linda!! #7232925

Karen E. Michaels 3/2/2009 7:43:41 AM

Thanks for the back story; ain't that always the way. Superb portrait Linda. Peace, karen #7232934

frank w. degenhardt 3/2/2009 7:44:21 AM

Linda- I have to agree with Melissa aoubt the words cannot describe the beauty and the touching scene that you have captured here. First the timing is unbelievable. What a moment you have captured for all of us to be in awe of. Beautiful lighting, colors, incredible features and details, but the mood is what really sets it off.
Beautiful work, astonishing.
Have a wonderful week, take care, be safe. #7232940

John Benway 3/2/2009 7:49:46 AM

Beautifully done Linda, and the detail is amazing. Love it.
John #7232970

Pat Gamwell 3/2/2009 8:00:21 AM

Winner! This image reaches right down to the depths of your soul...soooo tender and loving! Lucky you and your perfect timing! #7233010

Anita N. Hogue 3/2/2009 8:22:59 AM

Well, I ditto Pat's comment! This would make a wonderful father's day card! #7233082

Tammy Scott 3/2/2009 8:26:45 AM

Aaaaawwwwwwwwwww! This is such a sweet capture! #7233096

Vitor Dias 3/2/2009 8:39:10 AM

Linda.
The name Linda in Portuguese means:
Beautiful.
you know?
:)

rgds Vitor #7233140

Carolyn M. Fletcher 3/2/2009 9:44:57 AM

Just great! Love it a bunch! #7233353

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 3/2/2009 9:57:48 AM

Lovely capture Linda!,
Amalia #7233426

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 3/2/2009 10:16:45 AM

A wonderfully adorable image, Linda!!!!! The lighting, details, colors and composition are fantastic!!!!! :-) k #7233507

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 3/2/2009 10:32:22 AM

Wow
Kens Comment Reminded Me Of a Scene Right out Of The God Father ;0)

This Capture is Beyond Fabulous Linda
Their Love Is Obvious #7233579

Tammy M. Anderson 3/2/2009 10:49:52 AM

WOW!!! Linda, agree with the rest. A winner for sure. Love it!!! #7233655

Carol L. Fowler 3/2/2009 11:01:54 AM

Wonderful shot! #7233699

Alan L. Borror 3/2/2009 11:02:41 AM

WOW!!! Awesome, Linda! The tones in this are exceptional ... looks like the result of a view camera! #7233700

Eugenio Diaz 3/2/2009 1:04:21 PM

Simply awesome capture and colour.
Well done Linda! #7234172

Sabrina Ryan 3/2/2009 1:08:40 PM

Awesome capture, Linda! So precious!! #7234195

Stephanie Frey 3/2/2009 3:38:06 PM

Looks like such a loving family. How wonderful that you were there to capture it. Well done! #7234660

Shelly A. Van Camp 3/2/2009 3:41:00 PM

OMG this is too sweet!! Darling capture, Linda!! I love it!! #7234669

Carla Metzler 3/2/2009 3:57:24 PM

Great moment and a wonderful capture!
#7234740

Nina Shields 3/2/2009 3:58:41 PM

Linda, congratulations in advance as this ought to go far; you've done such an amazing job of capturing raw emotion as well as having strong compositional elements and detailing; excellent work! #7234749

Renee Doyle 3/2/2009 4:17:04 PM

Love this!!!!!!! Yep - big congrats in advance Linda!!! #7234802

Shawn Jennings 3/2/2009 4:53:25 PM

Fantastic! Great detail and great capture of the moment! #7234901

William C. Raco 3/2/2009 5:46:49 PM

Wow, this is simply superb, Linda
What photographer wouldn't want this to be in their gallery
I certainly would!
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David Phalen 3/2/2009 6:00:25 PM

Kids learn that at a young age. :) Excellent capture of a future winner!! #7235137

Amy Jackson 3/2/2009 6:34:27 PM

Another wonderful capture, Linda! They are beautiful. #7235228

Nancy L. Green 3/2/2009 6:54:37 PM

This is just too sweet for words, OUTSTANDING image dear friend!! <>< #7235277

ROLAN NARMAN 3/2/2009 10:53:23 PM

Simply Outstanding and a favorite of mine Linda! #7235706

Randy A. Myers 3/3/2009 6:55:15 AM

You lucky dog. If I go down there they won't get off the rock. Good job! #7237276

Lisa J. Boulden 3/3/2009 8:28:12 AM

WOW!
An image which reaches and grabs at viewers' heartstrings!!!
Emotion captured, which transcends all cultures and (many) species.
What a lovely moment you've captured, Linda. Thanks for sharing it, and giving me a big, "Awwwwwwww" moment!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #7237735

Debra R. Harder 3/3/2009 8:58:41 AM

WOW is right!! This is the Lion King for real...BRILLIANT image. Love everything about this!! Deb #7237876

Stephen Zacker 3/3/2009 10:23:29 AM

Wow.. what an amazing once in a lifetime capture. This is Fantastic #7238211

Judy V. Kennamer 3/3/2009 2:14:26 PM

Beautiful Linda!!! And so sweet! #7238917

Bill Houghton 3/3/2009 2:55:05 PM

Linda, now this is awesome. Just a great shot. Thanks for commenting on my geese. Have a great week. Bill

Bill Houghton Photography #7238995

A P 3/3/2009 8:34:23 PM

AWE if that's not the sweetest capture I don't know what is....

I'm still not myself yet

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from all the excitement of the summit. But a little more rest and I'll catch up on all your awe...some photos, Linda. #7239892

SaMi Martin 3/5/2009 7:02:58 PM

Wow what a great capture with the 3 of them! Must have been an exciting time! #7248925

Marisol Pastor 3/8/2009 4:29:49 AM

What a capture Linda! So tender. #7257203

Cheryl E. Molennor 3/12/2009 4:21:37 PM

Superb Linda excellent detail #7277476

Shawn Jennings 4/22/2009 12:37:51 PM

So glad to see this one again, Linda! Congratulations on your finalist! #7432298

A P 4/22/2009 1:32:56 PM

How could this NOT make it.

Congratulations....well done

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos

I want to see it again in the winners circle. #7432847

Stefania Barbier 4/22/2009 2:27:00 PM

WTG girl, CONGRATS!!!!! #7433330

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/22/2009 3:28:01 PM

I loved this!

Way to go Linda!!! Hope to see this as a winner too!

jo ann c. #7433991

Ken Smith 4/22/2009 4:47:01 PM

I figured we'd see this one again. Congrats, Linda! #7434654

Debra R. Harder 4/22/2009 5:14:50 PM

I hear Lion King music in the background. Absolutely SUPERB, Linda!! Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #7434892

Renee Doyle 4/22/2009 5:56:09 PM

An absolute favourite for me!!!! Big congrats Linda - love this!!! #7435278

Sabrina Ryan 4/22/2009 6:15:59 PM

Congratulations on an Awesome Finalist, Linda! #7435389

Claudia Kuhn 4/22/2009 6:33:59 PM

So sweet Linda, wonderful capture of this family, congrats and good luck on this and your other finalists! #7435554

Linda D. Lester 4/22/2009 6:49:47 PM

Thank you everyone! #7435712

Sam Britt 4/22/2009 7:09:19 PM

Congratulations, such a sweet image, Linda. #7435867

Jeana Clark 4/22/2009 8:15:17 PM


WELL DONE LINDA!!!
Fabulous finalist!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~ #7436266

Alex T. Mizuno 4/22/2009 8:52:21 PM

Good for him, he's got affection from his kids at least :) Wonderful capture of expressions! Congratulations on your Finalist again Linda!!! #7436471

Lisa J. Boulden 4/22/2009 9:05:58 PM

Love, love, love it, Linda!
Huge caongratulations on a great month!
~Lisa #7436549

Pat Gamwell 4/22/2009 9:59:36 PM

Definitely a fav with me, Linda! This looks fabulous in 'silver', but would be more at home in 'gold'!!!!! #7436857

Usman M. Bajwa 4/22/2009 10:06:23 PM

Absolutely beautiful family portrait, Linda. CONGRATULATIONS.

Usman. #7436901

Peter Appelbaum 4/23/2009 4:51:24 AM

Congrats again Linda. Awesome finalist. Peter #7438470

Courtenay Vanderbilt 4/23/2009 4:57:46 AM

Big CONGRATS, Linda! #7438495

Judy V. Kennamer 4/23/2009 6:50:08 AM

Gorgeous! Congrats Linda! #7438973

Vitor Dias 4/23/2009 7:58:33 AM

Congts on this stunning Finalist Linda.

rgds Vitor #7439363

Anne M. Young 4/23/2009 8:02:17 AM

Fantastic - congratulations! #7439394

Phil Stith 4/23/2009 9:04:27 AM

A well deserved finalist, Linda. Congratulations! #7439738

Leland N. Saunders 4/23/2009 9:27:20 AM

Another great shot, Linda ... Congratulations ... !!

Lee #7439891

Elida Gutierrez 4/23/2009 9:52:38 AM

You are on FIRE Lisa!!!

Lost count. #7440068

Debra Booth 4/23/2009 3:59:36 PM

Big congrats Linda! Your timing was perfect. If only I'd been there to see that! LOL! #7441494

Jeff W. Robinson 4/23/2009 4:04:08 PM

Congrats Linda on this wonderful family portrait and Finalist! Jeff #7441518

Nick Lagos 4/23/2009 4:29:31 PM

Congratulations and good luck Linda #7441612

Bill Houghton 4/23/2009 5:29:31 PM

Linda, this is such a beautiful finalist. A sure winner in my book. Congratulations. Bill

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Bill Houghton Photography #7441800

Sandy G. Woolard 4/24/2009 10:02:13 AM

What a moment capture...excellent!!! Congratulations on being a finalist!!! #7444811

Lynne Morris 4/24/2009 2:42:25 PM

WOW did you clean up this month Linda, Huge Congratulations on all your wonderful finalists! #7445586

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/24/2009 7:14:01 PM

Outstanding! Congratulations on this great finalist! #7446548

Eugenio Diaz 4/24/2009 7:43:01 PM

COngratulations on your Amazing Finalist, well done, Linda! #7446668

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/24/2009 9:56:39 PM

I love this.....One of the amazing animal pictures I have ever seen.......Beautiful work, Linda. #7446903

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 4/26/2009 5:52:12 PM

Inspirational and beautiful Linda! Congratulations on your sweet finalist!!! #7453630

Linda Blair 4/29/2009 4:17:16 PM

I just love this sweet image....congratulations!!!!!!! #7465930

Kathy L. Clark 4/30/2009 6:27:23 AM

Huge congrats to you Linda and very well deserved. It is so touching. #7468235

Marisol Pastor 5/13/2009 12:11:33 PM

Congratulations Linda ... as they say, better late than never! #7516741

Peter Appelbaum 5/26/2009 1:35:04 PM

Stunning finalist Linda. Peter #7559816

Pat Gamwell 5/26/2009 1:59:36 PM

WTG, girl! Big congrats! I see Gold ahead! #7560289

Ellen Hodges 5/26/2009 2:24:08 PM

Congrats, Linda! #7560704

Renee Doyle 5/26/2009 2:28:36 PM

I just love love love this shot!!! Congratulations Linda!! #7560766

Stefania Barbier 5/26/2009 3:09:20 PM

wonderful, congrats!!!! #7561267

Jeana Clark 5/26/2009 3:10:14 PM


CONGRATULATIONS LINDA
Your Fabulous Finalist!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~ #7561283

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2009 4:49:46 PM

Beautiful Linda!!! Congrats! #7562302

Ken Smith 5/26/2009 5:44:28 PM

They don't get any better than this. Congrats Linda...beautiful! #7562862

frank w. degenhardt 5/26/2009 6:01:14 PM

An adorable Finalist my friend. Congratulations once more for your accomplishments. #7563046

A P 5/26/2009 6:50:35 PM

Still one of my favorites even though it's up against Phantom!!
by Anne Pictures, Images and Photos
on your OUTSTANDING Finalist. Best of Luck in the next round! #7563336

Kelly S. Cavanaugh 5/26/2009 7:35:34 PM

Precious capture, Linda! Congratulations! #7563659

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/26/2009 8:20:01 PM

I adore this image Linda! Congratulations on your finalist! #7564008

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 8:21:38 PM

Congratulation one more time, Linda!
Well done! #7564017

Debra R. Harder 5/26/2009 8:29:18 PM

A winner all the way!! Congratulations, Linda, on this amazing, beautiful finalist!! Deb #7564069

Anne M. Young 5/27/2009 7:58:53 AM

Congratulations on a super finalist - good luck - hope its a winner! #7566447

Linda D. Lester 5/27/2009 8:57:16 AM

Thank you all so much! :) #7566845

Shawn Jennings 5/27/2009 9:13:24 AM

Gold!!!!! Congratulations on this excellent finalist, Linda! #7566949

Melissa Gurdus 5/27/2009 9:14:57 AM

Congratulations on this stunning finalist, Linda!!! #7566960

Tarun Bose 5/27/2009 3:46:58 PM

Congrats for your finalist, Linda. #7568536

Sharon 5/27/2009 5:04:08 PM

Linda, HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!! #7568806

Leland N. Saunders 5/28/2009 12:02:20 PM

Tuggin' at your heart strings ... congratulations, Linda ... well done !!

Lee #7572164

Lynne Morris 5/28/2009 12:17:20 PM

Huge Congratulations on your beautiful winner Linda, so well deserved. #7572237

Stefania Barbier 5/28/2009 12:17:20 PM

spectacular, congratulations on your winner Linda!!!! #7572238

Jeana Clark 5/28/2009 12:21:09 PM


CONGRATULATIONS on This
STUNNING WINNER!!!!!
WELL DONE LINDA!!!

~J~ #7572266

Judy V. Kennamer 5/28/2009 12:57:55 PM

A BIG Congratulations on this beautiful WINNER Linda! #7572456

Kate Jackson 5/28/2009 12:59:58 PM

Absolutely adorable expressions Linda! A most fantastic Winner! #7572467

Shawn Jennings 5/28/2009 1:09:02 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic win, Linda! #7572521

Sabrina Ryan 5/28/2009 1:33:32 PM

Congratulations Linda!! #7572667

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 5/28/2009 1:57:44 PM

Congratulations on your win Linda, you know I love this! #7572809

Linda D. Lester 5/28/2009 2:25:56 PM

Thank you all so much!!!! #7572937

Debra Booth 5/28/2009 3:32:36 PM

Yeah! They made it! Congrats, Linda! #7573097

Peter Appelbaum 5/28/2009 3:36:59 PM

Congrats on this awesome winner Linda. Peter #7573109

Gail Vitikacs 5/28/2009 3:46:03 PM

Incredible win Linda...you go girl!!!! Congrats! #7573129

Toni Riggs 5/28/2009 4:01:23 PM

Just adorable, congrats! #7573171

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/28/2009 4:13:22 PM

Congrats Linda!!!! What a beautiful WINNER!!!!

jo ann c. #7573232

Anita N. Hogue 5/28/2009 4:25:36 PM

A big Congratulations! #7573297

Tarun Bose 5/28/2009 4:45:36 PM

Big congrats Linda, for your winner. #7573409

Renee Doyle 5/28/2009 4:56:31 PM

I just love this and am so happy to see Gold here Linda!!! Big congratulations to you!! #7573471

Kathy Cline 5/28/2009 5:09:41 PM

YEAH FOR LINDA GOD BLESS YOU

glitter-graphics.com #7573555

David Phalen 5/28/2009 5:10:06 PM

BIG Congrats on an awesome Winner!! #7573560

Cheryl E. Molennor 5/28/2009 6:02:46 PM

Congratulations on this amazing winner! #7573777

Mukesh Srivastava 5/28/2009 6:16:54 PM

Big congrats on this fantastic Win,Linda!!!! #7573824

Claudia Kuhn 5/28/2009 6:20:33 PM

Wonderful winner Linda, congratulations! #7573835

ROLAN NARMAN 5/28/2009 6:30:19 PM

Huge congratulations on your awesome winner Linda! #7573867

Sam Britt 5/28/2009 7:08:26 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Linda! #7574006

frank w. degenhardt 5/28/2009 8:57:39 PM

Congratulations my friend for this beautifully done picture getting a Second Place Win. Way to go my friend. #7574287

A P 5/28/2009 9:16:35 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574335

Usman M. Bajwa 5/29/2009 2:10:17 AM

CONGRATULATIONS.......on picking GOLD. Perseverance paid!!

Usman. #7575023

Alan L. Borror 5/29/2009 2:14:14 AM

Avery well deserved win, Linda! This is perfect! #7575037

Jeff W. Robinson 5/29/2009 4:47:41 AM

Congrats Linda on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win! Jeff #7575669

Eugenio Diaz 5/29/2009 5:10:12 AM

Wow, Congratulations on your Fabulous Win!!!
Well done! #7575725

Debra R. Harder 5/29/2009 9:57:22 AM

WHOOO-HOOO!! Knew this would be GOLD!! WTG, Linda! Huge congratulations! Deb #7576633

Dr Silly 5/29/2009 10:28:42 AM

Congratulations Linda on your gold. :O)
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Laurence Saliba 5/29/2009 10:41:47 AM

Congratulations on this amazing winner Linda!!!!!!! #7576769

JudyAnn Rector 5/29/2009 2:05:01 PM

Wonderful image, Linda... CONGRATULATIONS!! #7577166

Kristi A. Howson 5/29/2009 2:10:12 PM

Congratulations Linda. This is so adorable!!! #7577188

Murry Grigsby 5/29/2009 3:27:26 PM

Congrats on your warm family image and win Linda! I just had an email from my daughter from Africa and she said they got to cuddle some baby lions this morning :0) #7577391

Cindy Bendush 5/30/2009 10:41:35 PM

Fabulous animal capture and winner Linda - congratulations! #7580669

Linda Blair 5/31/2009 10:29:18 AM

I knew we'd see this awesome image again...the sweetest and oh so gentle capture.....a big congrats on this well deserved win!!!!!!!!!! #7582109

Sharon 5/31/2009 5:54:17 PM

Linda, congratulations on your wonderful gold winner!!!! #7583013

Datha Y. Thompson 6/1/2009 8:35:55 AM

This is definately a special and BEAUTIFUL capture of this Gorgeous creature!! Congratulations Linda :0) #7585154

Mary Beth Aiello 6/2/2009 12:55:34 PM

Just priceless, Linda. So beautiful. Huge congrats on this outstanding winner. #7589843

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/3/2009 12:58:39 PM

Congratulations Linda! I know I'm a day late and a dollar short but catching up! #7593957

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/17/2009 1:37:21 AM

Congratulations Linda on your Win!!!


Dominick #7747801

Carol A. Grady 8/6/2010 1:50:23 PM

Oh My Linda! This is the first time I've come across this photo - going back to '09. Wow - talk about a heart that jumped a mile. Beautiful and so eloquent, without words. It does truly show love - even in the animal Kingdom.

Love it! #8810381


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