Raymond Pauly level-classic April 28, 2010

Beautiful. #1263392

Michelle Alton April 28, 2010

Wonderful and timely capture. YOu've done a magnificent job with this difficult white-on-white composition! #8575038

Courtenay Vanderbilt April 28, 2010

What a timely image, and so sad, Sharon! A beautiful tribute! #8575352

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic April 28, 2010 #8575913

Sherran Andersen level-classic April 28, 2010

Beautiful shot of Niagara Sharon. I was thinking of resubmitting a shot of him one of these days myself. #8577240

Nancy (Peaches) Harker May 24, 2010

HUGE CONGRATS on your AWSOME finalist best of luck in the next round!!! #8632737

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 24, 2010

Fantastic, Sharon! Congratulations! #8633760

Ann Coates level-classic May 24, 2010

How sad that he passed away. What a fantastic sight to see him proudly displaying his beautiful tail. Congratulations on your beautiful finalist. #8634106

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 24, 2010

Sharon, I'd say Niagra went out in a blaze of glory with this amazing image of him and how you've captured his beauty even in his old age!
Congratulations on your Finalist, very well deserved! #8634335

Linda Blair May 24, 2010

Congratulations!!!!! #8634551

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 24, 2010


On You Wonderful Finalist, Sharon! Was a sweet and sad story. Maybe the Zoo would love to have this shot? Or your local news?

Good Luck In The Next Round!!!

-Laura :D

May 24, 2010

Beautiful Peacock. #8636939

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 24, 2010

Congrats Sharon. #8637630

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 24, 2010

congratulations on your wonderful finalist! #8637848

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe May 25, 2010

Congrats on your awesome win...good luck in the next round! :) #8639670

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 25, 2010

Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Sharon. #8641350

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 25, 2010

Nicely done Sharon, congratulations on your finalist!!! #8642622

Stefania Barbier level-addict May 25, 2010

gorgeous win, congratulations!!! #8642998

Corinne M. Thompson May 25, 2010

Fabulous capture, congrats on your win! #8643076

Katarina Mansson May 25, 2010

Lovely white natural beauty; congratulations Sharon on your winner! #8643115

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 26, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Sharon on your Gold Win.....!!

UB. #8643218

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 26, 2010

Wonderful! G O L D !!!!!!!!

Huge congrats, Sharon!!

-Laura #8643254

Courtenay Vanderbilt May 26, 2010

I'm so happy to see gold on this image, Sharon! Well deserved and a beautiful tribute to Niagara! Congratulations! #8643891

May 26, 2010

A big congratulations on your Gold Award Sharon. A very well deserving win for a really great photo and a really great friend.

Brian #8644100

Cathy Barrows May 26, 2010

Big congrats on your win #8644123

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic May 26, 2010

on your 2nd Place Winner
for this outstanding image! 8o) #8644431

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic May 26, 2010

Absolutely gorgeous, Sharon. Huge congrats on this beautiful winner. #8645691

Karen Celella level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Huge congratulations on your exceptional winner, Sharon! #8645836

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Your well-timed visit paid off; congratulations! #8646202

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 26, 2010

Congrats on your beautiful winner. #8646266

Sam Britt May 26, 2010

Congratulations on this terrific winner, Sharon! #8646503

Gerri R. Jones May 26, 2010

Congratulations Sharon, beautifully taken and a touching story behind the photo! #8646582

Datha Y. Thompson May 27, 2010

CONGRATULATIONS Sharon WTG :) #8647583

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict May 28, 2010

Congratulations Sharon on your Win!!!

Dominick #8649736

Sharon Sawyer May 29, 2010

Thank you all very much for your congratulations and awesome comments. I appreciate each and every one. I am so honored and excited to have a second place win. Thank you to the judges and BetterPhoto. #8652277

David M. Montero May 31, 2010

Nevertheless a majestic bird. Congratlations on your finalist Sharon! #8655468

Ron McEwan June 01, 2010

Congratulations on your pot of gold. Your first, I know how thrilled you are and well deserved. #8656747

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic June 07, 2010

Wonderful and very well deserved,Sharon!
Belated congratulations!!!! #8676695

Sharon Sawyer June 08, 2010

Everyone, thank you very much!!! #8680988

Dr Silly level-classic June 09, 2010

Congratulations Sharon on your first Gold. it took me 6 years. LOL :O) #8681562

Raymond Pauly level-classic June 09, 2010

Well, I had it in my favorites before it won Gold! Hey... I was also the first to comment!! Got to admit I have a good eye! Big congrats on your well deserved win, Sharon! #8682641

Shirley A. Kinney June 09, 2010

Sharon this is an awesome capture and beautiful peacock. #8683740

Yulianto Soeroso July 04, 2010

wow congrateulate for nice deatin and perfect shot #8735067

Fax Sinclair level-deluxe July 06, 2010

Aloha Sharon,

Mahalo for making me one of your fave Photographers!
This is an amazing shot -- through a fence no less. Just perfect. #8738072

Laura E. Swan level-classic July 13, 2010

What a BEAUTY! Huge CONGRATULATIONS to you, Sharon! :D

Love it!

-Laura #8759714

Stephen Zacker July 14, 2010

This is striking. Congratulations #8760826

Sharon Sawyer July 17, 2010

Thank you all very much for your wonderful comments!!! #8770410

Bob D. Hall level-classic July 17, 2010

A very well deserved win! #8770416

Nancy (Peaches) Harker July 20, 2010

WOW, AWESOME Sharon, HUGE CONGRATS!!! #8775874

Rod Partington September 16, 2010

This is Awesome Sharon!
Well done! #8909630

Sharon Sawyer May 14, 2016

Thank you all for your support and congrats. #11474301

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White ~ Peacock ~ Close-up


I took this photo of Niagara through the chain link fence at Beacon Hill Park on Sunday the 18th of this month. I was so excited to drive up to the petting zoo, which was closed, and to see this beautiful peacock in full display and so close to the fence. My lens didn't fit all the way through the link so I was so pleased to even get the three shots that I did before he moved away. I never knew at the time how important these photos would be to me until I heard on the news Monday that he passed away this past weekend.
He was at least 15 years old and will be greatly missed.
He was quite unique... not considered an albino but just a rarity. Niagara was given his name because his white plumage, draped over a petting zoo fence where he liked to sit, reminded people of Niagara Falls.

Uploaded on April 27, 2010 All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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