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Style & Action
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Style & Action
Style & Action

My PG 101 Personality Theme Entry

Derek Hirata rides stand up on Bruticus Maximus!

The Wave House
San Diego, California
May 16, 2009
F 7.1 @ 1/800 sec ISO 200

*Monthly Theme- Center*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Marcie A. Fowler
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    Awesome capture.

8/30/2010 7:39:22 AM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Fantastic capture, Donna! WOW!

8/30/2010 7:42:25 AM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Great capture and theme entry Donna ~ HTD :)

8/30/2010 7:44:49 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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Wow Donna! You got the action of the water and everything perfectly!! Happy theme Day!

8/30/2010 8:10:54 AM

 
David Phalen
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Awesome action shot!! HTD!!

8/30/2010 8:11:15 AM

 
Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic action shot Donna!,
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8/30/2010 8:35:53 AM

 
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Amazing action shot Donna!

8/30/2010 8:55:03 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wow! Amazing action girlfriend! Super timing and capture :-) HTD!!

8/30/2010 9:48:25 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Amazing and beautiful, Donna!

8/30/2010 11:41:35 AM

 
Susana Heide
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This definitely shows a lot of character, strength, determination and passion! Great photo Donna!!

8/30/2010 12:01:38 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Beautiful colors, tones, clarity, pose & poise captured here, Donna! Outstanding & beautiful image! WTG!

8/30/2010 2:15:01 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Great shot. HTD

8/30/2010 4:03:23 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Fantastic color, detail and moment
Excellent, Donna

8/30/2010 5:14:00 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Awesome action capture, Donna! HTD!

8/30/2010 5:29:16 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Great action portrait Donna!!

8/30/2010 5:30:53 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Way to shoot, Donna! This is awesome! :-) k

8/30/2010 5:58:53 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing action shot, Donna.

8/30/2010 6:49:49 PM

 
JudyAnn Rector
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Absolutely superb, Donna... did you get wet?? *:))

8/31/2010 12:51:40 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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WOW!! Love how the water looks!!Excellent capture!

8/31/2010 3:24:27 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Wonderful clear action shot- perfect POV!

8/31/2010 4:16:33 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Holy Cow, Donna! One word....WINNER!! OMG...this is absolutely brilliant! A fav for me!! Deb

9/4/2010 8:59:37 AM

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

Donna

9/5/2010 8:09:22 AM

 
ABDULRAHMAN AL-SABAAN
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Great capture and timing Donna!

9/5/2010 4:43:45 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your ALL your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

9/15/2010 2:00:15 PM

 
Sherry L. Davis
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Awesome capture! Congrats on your finalists!!

9/15/2010 2:02:53 PM

 
Mark Dodge
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Brilliant work, Donna. Excellent framing and comp. Congratulations :o)

9/15/2010 2:03:54 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations on this well earned Finalist!

9/15/2010 2:59:00 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Congrats Donna.

9/15/2010 3:45:13 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist!!

9/15/2010 4:12:06 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Awesome....Congratulations!!!!!

9/15/2010 4:20:40 PM

 
Brett Dolsen
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Stunning finalist Donna!

9/15/2010 4:24:16 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Awesome, Donna! Congratulations!

9/15/2010 4:48:39 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible finalist, Donna & good luck on this, my friend! WTG!

9/15/2010 4:55:28 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Just amazing work, Donna!!! Big congratulations on this and all of your fantastic finalists! Good luck to you in the next round :)

9/15/2010 7:31:16 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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9/15/2010 8:40:03 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats on this amazing finalist girlfriend!!

9/15/2010 9:41:45 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!

9/15/2010 9:43:39 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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You know I love all of your images...they are all my favs!! Huge congratulations on your OUTSTANDING finalists, Donna!! Wishing you GOLD!!! Deb

9/15/2010 11:05:54 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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fantastic action shot, Donna!!! congratulations!!!

9/15/2010 11:36:02 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna!

9/16/2010 2:42:46 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on all your fabulous finalists!

9/16/2010 3:56:34 AM

 
R. J. Laudenbacher
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Congratulations Donna on this outstanding Finalist. Best of luck to you in the next round.

9/16/2010 4:39:26 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Fantastic, Donna!
Great subject and exposure, as well as wonderful design elements!
Congraz on your finalist!
~♥~Lisa

9/16/2010 6:24:37 AM

 
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)

9/16/2010 5:00:06 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations Donna.
JP

9/16/2010 8:23:01 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Im so excited for you Donna!!

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9/17/2010 12:07:43 PM

 
Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your WIN!

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9/17/2010 12:19:54 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this fantastic winner Donna!

9/17/2010 1:00:53 PM

 
Val Feldman
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WTG, Donna! A superb Gold Win...CONGRATULATIONS!! ~vAL

9/17/2010 1:08:32 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Wonderful congratulations on your Win!!

9/17/2010 1:40:55 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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WTG Donna!! Congratulations on this wonderful winner!!

9/17/2010 1:41:15 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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CONGRATZ on your fantastic Win, Donna!!!

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9/17/2010 1:56:55 PM

 
Michael M. Petrizzo
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Donna, big congrats on your win. Great image.

9/17/2010 2:17:13 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this incredible Gold Winner, Donna! WTG, indeed!

9/17/2010 2:46:46 PM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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On your Second Place WINNER! 8o)

9/17/2010 3:49:11 PM

 
Lana Arcemont
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Congratulations, Donna!

9/17/2010 4:03:30 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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AWESOME winner, Donna! :-)♫♪♫ k

9/17/2010 4:20:33 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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WTG, Donna!! Happy to see one of my FAVS win GOLD!!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS!!! Deb

9/17/2010 4:59:01 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous winner!

9/17/2010 5:14:04 PM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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Congratulations Donna!!!
JP

9/17/2010 5:53:30 PM

 
Dawn M. Schneider
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9/17/2010 6:11:17 PM

 
Rich Helmer
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Great winner Donna!!!! Great, great work!!!!

9/17/2010 7:55:14 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congratulations, Donna, on this fabulous winner!

Debby

9/17/2010 8:14:48 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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congratulations on your gorgeous win Donna!

9/17/2010 10:26:47 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your outstanding winner, Donna.

9/18/2010 6:11:06 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, congratulations

9/18/2010 6:51:21 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Huge congrats on yout fantastic win, Donna.

9/18/2010 7:13:43 AM

 
Lydia Williams
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Fantastic win, Donna....congratulations!

9/18/2010 7:29:23 AM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on this outstanding winner, Donna!

9/18/2010 7:33:30 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Style and action...and success! Congratulations on your winner Donna!

9/18/2010 9:37:37 AM

 
Jeana Clark
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WOW!!!!!
Outstanding capture Donna!!!
A huge Congrats for
your Awesome Winner!!!


~J~

9/18/2010 10:37:02 AM

 
Ken Smith
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You're the master of these..hopefully they have some hanging on the wall at this locale..congrats, Donna!

9/18/2010 10:51:16 AM

 
Jill Odice
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WOW! A BIG congrats on your winning shot Chicky! Glad we got to spend some time with you and Julianne yesterday!Even if there was only 2 apple trees in the orschard it was worth it for the story to tell :-)

9/18/2010 11:32:46 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Donna on your Outstanding 2nd Place Win!! Jeff

9/18/2010 12:53:49 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wow!! Yippee! Cool beans! :-) I'm so glad you got a gold for this outstanding image Donna. I'm sure it's even more special for you because you enjoy the sport so much yourself. Thanks for coming with me to Julian yesterday! It was fun meeting with everyone. Like Jill said we have a story to tell and it was a fun adventure. Congratulations Big time girl! You are such a great photographer and a great friend :-)

9/18/2010 1:13:21 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Donna Very COOL Gold ~ GT

9/18/2010 4:08:55 PM

 
Courtenay Vanderbilt
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Super image, Donna! Big Congratulations!

9/18/2010 5:47:34 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS Donna on this Awesome Winning image!

9/18/2010 7:27:25 PM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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WOW Donna. What an amazing capture that captures the action and excitement perfectly. A big congratulations to you!

9/18/2010 7:40:56 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this winner, Donna!!

9/18/2010 8:32:09 PM

 
Sharon 
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WTG, Donna!!! HUGE congratulations on your terrific Second Place
Win!!!

9/18/2010 8:46:14 PM

 
Murry Grigsby
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Congrats on your terrific image and win Donna!

9/19/2010 8:13:33 AM

 
Linda Blair
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Congrats on your well deserved win!!!!!!

9/20/2010 5:41:07 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your amazing comments and congratulatory wishes! I am truly honored!!!

This is an extra special win for me, because I was photographing my favorite sport, flowboarding.

A special thank you to Derek Hirata, a talented rider and friend!!!

Donna

9/20/2010 8:34:12 AM

 
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Just outstanding, Donna. Perfect timing. Huge congrats on this well deserved win.

9/20/2010 2:04:39 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Totally awesome and amazing capture with perfect timing and congrats on a well deserved win Donna.

9/20/2010 2:17:52 PM

 
Daniel Ruf
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Congrats on this fabulous image.

9/20/2010 6:32:13 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Great color, comp and action, Donna-- congratulations on your Win!!

9/21/2010 12:31:04 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Fantastic capture and timing. Congratulations

9/22/2010 3:53:36 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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A W E S O M E ! ! !
CONGRATULATIONS on the GOLD Donna!!! :)

9/24/2010 6:23:37 AM

 
Dominick M. Dimacale
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Donna, belated congratulations on your Win!!!!

Dominick

11/9/2010 4:10:05 AM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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wow nice catch and congratulation

12/19/2010 4:59:46 AM

 
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