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Surfing Sensations

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Surfing Sensations
Surfing Sensations
I captured this surfer enjoying the sunset while he waited for his son's to exit the water. He said he learned to surf in the past few years. His son's got him into the sport and he loves it!!!

High Dynamic Range Photograph

Tamarack Beach
Carlsbad, California
December 31, 2009

*Monthly Theme~ New Beginnings*
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Val Feldman
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    Magnificent!!! What a totally emotionally charged capture for the viewer - the colors are just incredible, Donna - I could stare at this for hours. Excellent capture and a definite winner!


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1/2/2010 4:40:51 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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I agree with Valarie, Donna. This is not only GOLDEN, but a surefire winner!


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1/2/2010 4:42:39 AM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a beautiful image!


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1/2/2010 5:07:27 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Ditto the WINNER. Instant fav for me, Donna. This is just spectacular.


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1/2/2010 6:03:14 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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AWESOME...love the colors and comp!


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1/2/2010 6:33:11 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Awesome. :O)


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1/2/2010 6:40:00 AM

 
Angie M. Davis
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This is wonderful!!!


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1/2/2010 11:16:26 AM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Wow, Donna, I agee with all that has already been said... your image is captivating as well as stunning! Happy New Year!


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1/2/2010 12:13:38 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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Beautiful and vibrant, Donna!
Steve


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1/2/2010 5:03:27 PM

 
Rick Clark
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Beautiful colors, this is wonderful!


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1/2/2010 8:42:33 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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A wonderful vibrant expert capture Donna! WTG!


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1/3/2010 6:11:41 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You popped this photo, and it's perfect. Excellent work, Donna!!


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1/4/2010 5:02:28 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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KIller DONNA!!! This sucker better win an award!!
LOVE IT!!


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1/9/2010 12:07:11 PM

 
Patricia White
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Well I must say this is awesome. Colors are outstanding. You sure did capture this wonderfully. Your gallery is wonderful.


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1/15/2010 3:46:47 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your incredible comments!!!

Take care,

Donna


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1/16/2010 11:27:05 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Donna, you take absolutely beautiful water landscape images!


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1/23/2010 5:10:50 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing colors, comp, and sunset, Donna.


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1/28/2010 4:30:31 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Absolutely AWESOME Donna!


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1/28/2010 11:24:02 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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He's in beach heaven! Awesome capture Donna!


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1/28/2010 3:07:15 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Kathy, Leslie, Allen and Kate!!!


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1/28/2010 3:09:49 PM

 
Robert Jensen
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Great sunset image


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1/30/2010 7:36:49 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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What a fabulous image Donna. A winner .


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1/30/2010 8:40:10 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I agree. A Winner for sure, Donna! The lighting, colors, composition...absolute PERFECTION!! BEAUTIFUL!! Deb


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1/31/2010 8:56:42 AM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Ditto with Debra...Love the surfer standing there all alone too. Truly beautiful!!


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2/18/2010 7:37:06 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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All of your comments are inspirational and very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Donna


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2/18/2010 7:38:29 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o)


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2/19/2010 8:38:15 AM

 
Sherry McClead
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna!


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2/19/2010 10:07:12 AM

 
Sharon   

Congratulations!!!


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2/19/2010 12:47:47 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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CONGRATULATIONS again, Donna!


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2/19/2010 1:09:45 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Awesome image, Donna!

Congrats again!
Debby


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2/19/2010 2:42:10 PM

 
Raymond Pauly
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Hey, Donna!! How many?? You're on a roll!! Congratulations again!!


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2/19/2010 3:00:23 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Incredible! The winner to me. Congratulations


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2/19/2010 3:06:48 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Stunning capture and Finalist... congrats again, Donna!!


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2/19/2010 4:20:43 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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magnificent finalist, congratulations!!!!


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2/19/2010 11:45:21 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Donna - a HUGE HUGE congratulations to all your superb finalists this month!!! So well deserved! Good luck in the next round too!


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2/20/2010 1:46:50 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Ohhhh mighty beach master!! You are the best!! CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!! Deb


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2/20/2010 9:54:09 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on this stunning finalist, Donna.


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2/20/2010 3:26:04 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Donna on this Cool Warm Finalist ~ GT


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2/20/2010 5:54:32 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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HI DONNA
Well well well....the QUEEN OF AWARDS this month.
You deserve a BIG PRIZE with all that hard work.
Congratulations BIG TIME
Have a blessed weekend and hope to see you soon when the flowers are in the fields.

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2/20/2010 6:47:57 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you everyone!!! You have left some very cool comments.

I appreciate your gallery visit and constant support!

Donna

PS Cute hula girls Kathy, see you soon!!!


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2/21/2010 11:01:45 AM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist...fantastic


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2/21/2010 11:43:05 PM

 
Elida Gutierrez
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist!!!

The best of Luck!!!


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2/23/2010 12:17:24 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATULATIONS, Donna. Hope to see it get Golden!!

UB.


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2/25/2010 4:07:47 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your win!


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2/25/2010 11:43:55 AM

 
Kelly S. Cavanaugh
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Congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna!!


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2/25/2010 11:58:28 AM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Just love it.....great month!!! Congratulations!


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2/25/2010 12:22:53 PM

 
Michelle Alton
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Congratulations! An awesome winner, Donna.


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2/25/2010 12:26:38 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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Huge Congrats for this
Fantastic Winner Donna!!!

~J~


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2/25/2010 12:40:26 PM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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I'm so happy for your multiple wins Donna!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THEM!!


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2/25/2010 12:43:48 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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Congratulations again!


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2/25/2010 1:07:14 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratualtions again,Donna!!!:-)


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2/25/2010 1:07:25 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Big congratulations on another FABULOUS WINNER, Donna!!!


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2/25/2010 1:08:35 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Big CONGRATS on this beauty, Donna!


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2/25/2010 1:24:35 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this fabulous image Donna!


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2/25/2010 1:47:58 PM

 
Val Feldman
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Happy to pass on yet another BIG congratulations on your fantastic Gold Win, Donna!! (Gosh, this is stunning!)


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2/25/2010 2:01:16 PM

 
Gina Cormier
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Huge Congrats again!!!!!!!! wow!!!


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2/25/2010 2:08:17 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats yet again, Donna, on this outstanding winner!


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2/25/2010 2:14:25 PM

 
Fran J. Jagger
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Congrats on this Sensational 2nd Place Winner, Donna!! :)


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2/25/2010 2:16:18 PM

 
Janice Mezzacappa
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Huge congrats Donna on all your fantastic winners so well deserving!!! WTG!!


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2/25/2010 2:21:45 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your 2nd place win...my fav of your winners


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2/25/2010 2:44:05 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Donna! Huge congratulations on another BRILLIANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb


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2/25/2010 2:56:23 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Beautiful!!! Big congratulations once more Donna!!


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2/25/2010 3:00:41 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Keep em coming Donna! Absolutely beautiful..congratulations!


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2/25/2010 3:23:35 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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Fantastic winner and BIG CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!!!


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2/25/2010 5:04:16 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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WHOA!!! Another awesome winner, Donna!!! :-) k


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2/25/2010 5:31:45 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!


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2/25/2010 5:50:02 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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WOW! The lighting is perfectly correct and well captured, and the subject is compelling with its graphic design. In addition, your HDR image is right on target. All this equals another beautiful image and another awesome win, Donna.

Congratulations!!!! ;-) Bunny


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2/25/2010 5:50:45 PM

 
Ken Smith
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You had the month of a lifetime! :-) Now, if you can bottle it then pass some to me! :-) Congrats again, Donna!


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2/25/2010 5:56:18 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations again Donna...and again....and again...and again!


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2/26/2010 2:05:21 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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A beautiful WINNER, Donna!! What a month for you!

UB.


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2/26/2010 2:38:00 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on all of your beautiful winners, Donna.


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2/26/2010 5:13:48 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, another gorgeous winner! Congratulations, Donna!


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2/26/2010 6:02:54 AM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on another Winner and the great month you've had!!


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2/26/2010 9:13:56 AM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Donna - Congrats again! Love the glow! - Mike


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2/27/2010 6:29:13 AM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Reminds me of "Endless Summer"...this is awesome...congrats again and again!


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2/27/2010 9:08:09 AM

 
Susana Heide
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WOOOHOOOOO What a month for YOU!!!!! So well deserved!! Another GOLDEN image Donna!!!

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S ! ! !


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2/27/2010 7:17:35 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS AGAIN!!!!
Excellent work and so very well deserved Donna!!! YGG :)


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2/27/2010 9:08:11 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Gorgeous HDR image Donna! Big congratulations on your second place winner!


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2/28/2010 1:44:48 AM

 
Sharon  Day
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Gorgeous shot, Donna!!! Love the colors! Congratulations again!


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2/28/2010 6:17:44 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations Donna. Another stunning winner!


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3/1/2010 8:32:21 PM

 
Anne McKinnell
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Congratulations again Donna, this is gorgeous.


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3/1/2010 9:10:50 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you everyone!

I appreciate your congratulatory wishes, inspiration and great comments!!! What a remarkable honor!!!

Take care!

Donna


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3/2/2010 2:45:39 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic capture and colors. Makes me miss Ca :-) Congratulations


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3/2/2010 3:32:32 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Donna . This is a Standout Winner, I can feel the warmth ~ GT


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3/11/2010 2:21:55 PM

 
Leland N. Saunders
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The color is unbelievable !! Marvelous, Donna !!

Lee


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3/12/2010 9:38:50 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your very kind comments and congratulatory wishes. This really was a gorgeous sunset!

Take care,

Donna


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3/15/2010 2:52:31 PM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Congratulations Donna on your Win!!!


Dominick


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