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Abundance of Life

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Abundance of Life
Abundance of Life

While dredging the sand, from the bottom of the harbor, hungry seagulls were there in abundance!

Adjusted in Bridge, PS CS 4 and Nik Software.

Oceanside Beach, California
April 15, 2010

RAW / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC / 18 mm / Continuous Shooting Mode
F 9 @ 1/400 ISO 800

*Nature & Landscapes*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Bobbi Rae
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    nice image :o)


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10/31/2010 10:25:01 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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A beautiful image to end off the month with, Donna! I love the low POV! The colors, water and birds in flight are all so lovely!


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10/31/2010 10:31:06 AM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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A beauty, Donna!! Love the colors!


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10/31/2010 10:35:09 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Stunning!!!


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10/31/2010 11:04:54 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing capture and colors, Donna.


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10/31/2010 11:45:04 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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This is Outstanding - Very Beautiful Donna! Jeff


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10/31/2010 12:11:11 PM

 
Joy Rector
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awesome


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10/31/2010 1:18:21 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Terrific image Donna ~ wonderful colours and dd work combining the images!


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10/31/2010 1:34:39 PM

 
Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas
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Fantastic work Donna!,
Amalia


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10/31/2010 1:44:31 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, excellent


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10/31/2010 2:06:02 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Amazing colors and mood,wonderful work Donna!!!


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10/31/2010 3:32:18 PM

 
Linda Blair
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Gorgeous!!!!


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10/31/2010 3:35:56 PM

 
Nina Shields
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Fantastic work, Donna, both in and out of the camera. A very creative concept with terrific results - well done!


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10/31/2010 4:06:18 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Awesome layering, lighting and composition.
;) CC


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10/31/2010 4:06:21 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOWW, glorious colors, tones, lighting, perspective, clarity,textures, & mood here, Donna! I feel you have a winning image here, my friend! WTG!


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10/31/2010 6:41:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your kind and inspirational comments!

A special "THANK YOU" to my good friend, Kathy Cline, who was with me on this adventure of a lifetime!

Take care,

Donna


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11/1/2010 11:35:46 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Donna this image knocks my socks off!! WOW on the color and details you captured... Man, you can capture a seashore like NOBODY'S BUSINESS woman!! Another winner I hope!!


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11/1/2010 11:37:24 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Winner winner in my book Donna! Wonderful work!


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11/1/2010 12:16:59 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, gorgeous


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11/1/2010 4:31:41 PM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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Beautiful and wonderful DDR work, Donna! :-) k


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11/1/2010 6:12:28 PM

 
Alexandra Hankova
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This is full of life and liveness! :-) Awesome! :-)


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11/4/2010 1:02:35 PM

 
Sherran Andersen
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Beautiful ddr... looks so peaceful (yes, even with the thought of all the gulls flying around my head :o lol).


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11/4/2010 4:12:26 PM

 
Dianna Murphy
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Wow, so beautiful. Love the colors.


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11/5/2010 8:14:29 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Fabulous capture and colors Donna!


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11/8/2010 7:55:28 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS, Donna!! The lighting, colors and silhouette of the birds are outstanding. FAVED!! Deb


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11/8/2010 9:29:35 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats on this wonderful capture and being featured today in the Digital Darkroom Donna!


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12/2/2010 8:52:04 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks to each and every one of you! I appreciate your inspirational comments!!

Donna


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12/2/2010 9:13:49 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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GOOD MORNING SWEETEST DONNA P.!!
I always love your images. They are all winners.
Beautiful x a million. God has blessed you with an incredible talent!!


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12/2/2010 9:25:27 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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Donna, this is amazing!!


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12/2/2010 11:42:08 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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A fine image, Donna! Nice to see it featured in the DD Newsletter. :)
Steve


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12/2/2010 12:22:52 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on your DD feature Donna!


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12/2/2010 10:24:16 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Donna, this is a true work of art ~ just gorgeous!
CONGRATULATIONS on its selection for the Digital Darkroom newsletter!


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12/3/2010 2:09:37 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Wow! They were so smart to choose this terrific work of art Donna :-) Congratulations girlfriend!


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12/3/2010 9:10:29 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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12/4/2010 9:10:08 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Congrats in advance on silver or gold! Super work, Donna!


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12/5/2010 6:44:46 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes and super comments. I truly appreciate each and every one!!!

Another big THANK YOU to Kathy Cline!!! We sure saw a spectacular and memorable sunset!!!

Donna


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12/5/2010 4:34:23 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Gorgeous Donna, Congratulations!!!


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12/6/2010 10:25:25 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Amanda!


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12/7/2010 7:47:07 AM

 
Dianna Murphy
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congratulations DD feature.


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12/8/2010 10:48:16 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Dianna!


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12/8/2010 10:53:29 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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This is gorgeous,Donna!I love the colors!Awesome shot and view!


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12/9/2010 3:39:57 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Renata!!!


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12/9/2010 3:42:06 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!


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12/13/2010 12:21:04 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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Excellant capture and huge congrats on finalist Donna


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12/13/2010 12:39:10 PM

 
Marilyn Cornwell
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Beautiful Finalist, Donna! Congratulations!


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12/13/2010 1:26:13 PM

 
Tammy M. Anderson
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Congrats Donna on this beautiful finalist.


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12/13/2010 1:30:26 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Donna!! I think we will see this one again :)


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12/13/2010 1:33:42 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations on all your great finalists Donna! This one is such a stunner. I hope it goes Gold!


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12/13/2010 1:39:30 PM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Congratulations on your finalist, Donna.


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12/13/2010 1:40:51 PM

 
Bunny Snow
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Wow! Awesome, Donna. Nothing wrong with your vision. This is stunning. The colors and tonality are amazing. You and Mother Nature make a wonderful team!!!
Congratulations on your finalist.


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12/13/2010 2:24:29 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this awesome finalist Donna!


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12/13/2010 2:52:36 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats!


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12/13/2010 3:30:10 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on your stunnning finalist!


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12/13/2010 3:54:45 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Donna!


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12/13/2010 4:05:35 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Looks like a winner to me. Congratulations, Donna!


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12/13/2010 4:27:05 PM

 
Susan Fox
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Love the energy of this photo, with All the motion of the birds and the waves. Congrats!


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12/13/2010 5:28:09 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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12/13/2010 7:33:09 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna


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12/13/2010 7:50:16 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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This is beautiful Donna! Congratulations on your awesome finalist!

jo ann c.


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12/13/2010 7:53:31 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Fantastic shot and effects.CONGRATULATIONS ! Donna.


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12/13/2010 8:01:30 PM

 
Linda A. Braddock
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Donna, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!


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12/13/2010 8:15:27 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Congratulations Donna! A beautiful finalist!


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12/13/2010 8:17:28 PM

 
Tad Bowman
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Beautiful light and very nice composition. Congratulations.


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12/13/2010 8:27:19 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is truly magnificent, Donna! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb


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12/13/2010 8:47:53 PM

 
Glenn E. Traver
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Congratulations Donna on this Stunning Finalsit ~ GT


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12/13/2010 8:50:58 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on this outstanding finalist, Donna!


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12/13/2010 8:53:29 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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i love it! great color, congrats!


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12/14/2010 1:01:44 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Congrats #2 :-)


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12/14/2010 12:50:33 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finalist. Hope it sees gold :)


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12/14/2010 4:43:28 PM

 
Paul Parent
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Outstanding Shot !


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12/14/2010 5:47:44 PM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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love all the colors in this, Donna! congratulations on your finalist!


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12/14/2010 8:49:12 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Gorgeous colors Donna..Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round.


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12/14/2010 8:50:17 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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amazing colors and capture... congratulations!


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12/15/2010 2:33:14 AM

 
Toni Riggs
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This is gorgeous, congrats!


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12/15/2010 2:52:07 AM

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

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12/15/2010 1:23:13 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Donna!


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12/16/2010 7:48:55 AM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Huge congratulations on this amazing finalist,Donna!!!:)


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12/16/2010 7:45:04 PM

 
Karen E. Baumann
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Beautiful finalist, Donna!!!!


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12/21/2010 1:54:51 PM

 
Alex T. Mizuno
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Outstanding image Donna! Your exposure setting is just perfect for this. Silhouettes of the birds and colors are beautifully captured. Belated congratulations on your Finalist!!!


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12/29/2010 9:44:36 PM

 
Thomas E. Hinds
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Beautiful image, Donna!


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12/31/2010 7:46:47 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again for all of your congratulatory wishes and amazing comments. I am deeply touched!

Donna


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12/31/2010 10:12:11 AM

 
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