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RAW / Aperture Priority / -1 EC / 50 mm
F 3.5 @ 1/125 ISO 1600

Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 14, 2010

*Catch-All*
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    What a Great moment captured - Outstanding Donna! Jeff

11/21/2010 4:10:22 AM

 
Aimee S. McMaster
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...outstanding is right,..what a delightful capture Donna....wow!

11/21/2010 4:16:33 AM

 
Carolyn  M. Fletcher
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Wonderful capture. I'm so happy to not see a pier. I was beginning to think somebody planted you in the sand in front of it... LOL..JUST KIDDING!! This is a great shot!

11/21/2010 4:24:57 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Imagine his fascination...this is fantastic, Donna!

11/21/2010 4:33:42 AM

 
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WOW! Amazing photo, Donna. Love it.

11/21/2010 4:36:15 AM

 
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Awesome capture. Get well soon. :O)

11/21/2010 4:37:20 AM

 
Maria A. Gonzalez
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This is such a storytelling image,Donna.
Beautiful moment captured,pose and expression..
Thank you for the birthday wishes,I really appreciated.Have a great day.

11/21/2010 4:39:45 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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WOW, this is absolutely fabulous, Donna!

11/21/2010 4:40:28 AM

 
Jean-Pierre Ducondi
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All I can say is WOW. Such a fantastic story. A winner in my book.
JP

11/21/2010 5:07:28 AM

 
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Perfection, Donna. Sure we will see this again.

11/21/2010 5:14:01 AM

 
Joy Rector
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beautiful

11/21/2010 5:21:07 AM

 
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WINNER! Love this. Excellent job Donna.
PS. Hope you get better soon!

11/21/2010 5:27:05 AM

 
Jack Gaskin
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Like your Finalist Shot a match man in Heaven.
FANTASTIC WORK...

looking forward to the Grandson getting a bit older and doing this type of day next summer.

Happy Shooting
Jack

11/21/2010 5:35:14 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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Great image!

11/21/2010 5:40:57 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Always a perfect pair; young kids at the aquarium! Nicely done!

11/21/2010 5:41:42 AM

 
Ron McEwan
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Not only is it a great photo, it is full of feeling, well done for sure WTG Donna

11/21/2010 5:46:50 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Another winner for you, Donna -- the colors, light, and child's pose are all just perfect. Gorgeous.

11/21/2010 6:19:44 AM

 
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That's just beautifully done, Donna. The colors in the aquarium are splendid, as is the pose of the child and the reflected light on him from the water.

11/21/2010 6:44:13 AM

 
Jillian Danielson
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WOW Donna!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!!

11/21/2010 8:27:16 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You have all left such inspirational comments. Thank you!!

Take care,

Donna

11/21/2010 8:42:56 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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OMG, Donna!! Every time I take a peek at your gallery, there is something amazing!! This is a winner all the way!! FAVED!! Deb

11/21/2010 10:04:44 AM

 
Ken Smith
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I always like these kinda shots...no exception here, Donna...outstanding!!

11/21/2010 1:57:29 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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Oh Donna, this is WONDERFUL!!! I love it! Looks like a children's illustration! Full of wonder and magical! Hope we see this one again wearing gold! :) Get well soon!

11/21/2010 4:23:12 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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I love this shot! The lighting, color and detail are amazing, Donna!

11/21/2010 6:39:15 PM

 
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Beautiful capture with just the right lighting and detail and I love your PP work Girlfriend :-)

11/21/2010 7:47:44 PM

 
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Wonderful capture Donna!,
Amalia

11/21/2010 8:02:00 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you everyone!!!

Donna

11/21/2010 10:12:06 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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Oh! Donna! Is it just ME cuz I see WINNER written all over this one! This is TERRIFIC!

The fish look almost surreal and the colors in the tank? BEAUTIFUL, and his wonderment?! As if he is embracing and hugging the whole experience!

This makes me want to be little again. Not just short!

Outstanding! -FAVD!
-Laura

11/21/2010 10:40:19 PM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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What a wonderful moment you have captured here, Donna! I hope I can continue to retain a small bit of the wonder he feels and can embrace the big, colorful world in the same way. I find this image inspiring.
Steve

11/21/2010 10:43:52 PM

 
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Spectacular image, great detail, color and composition. Indeed it is telling a story. Fantastic work, Donna.

11/21/2010 10:43:54 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fantastic!!!!!! Always a great combo but this is one amazing and wonderful capture Donna!! We will see this beauty again !

11/21/2010 10:45:10 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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A wonderful and adorable capture, Donna.

11/22/2010 4:24:38 AM

 
Ann H. Belus
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Outstanding moment captured in time, Donna! This is fantastic; color, comp, detail, light and mood just perfect! I love taking my grandkids to Birch, they are always totally "immersed!"

11/22/2010 7:12:25 AM

 
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Such a wonderful capture Donna, perfection!

11/23/2010 6:20:23 PM

 
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This is really famtastic! Well seen and captured!

11/23/2010 11:43:56 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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Great job Donna; love it!

11/25/2010 7:09:48 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again for all of your awesome comments.

Donna

11/25/2010 7:10:52 AM

 
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Awesome capture, Donna!!!

11/26/2010 8:35:57 AM

 
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One word... Fantastic!

11/29/2010 4:02:12 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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I always like to go against the tide, Donna, but this month I simply cannot. This is wonderful in every way and my favorite of your November entries. I live the lighting, the colors, the pose, the expression -- in short, everything about it and I am sure it will go on. Others that made the short list are Be Happy (she is sooo pretty), Aermotor (nice textures and a great theme entry), and Abundance of Life (can't get over the movement in the sea here). Good luck.

12/5/2010 5:27:38 PM

 
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Fantastic image! Congratulations!

12/13/2010 12:16:52 PM

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

Take care,

Donna

12/13/2010 12:21:22 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats on this MOST Wonderful finalist Donna!

12/13/2010 12:57:59 PM

 
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Congratulations on your finalist, Donna.

12/13/2010 12:59:41 PM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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An AWESOME finalist!!!
Delightful!
~♥~Lsia

12/13/2010 1:10:32 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Donna...I hope to see it again! Good luck :)

12/13/2010 1:48:14 PM

 
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On This Super Finalist, Donna! WOW!!! HA!

12/13/2010 2:22:11 PM

 
Jean E. Hildebrant
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You know I told you before how much I love this one, Donna! So happy to see it here! Hope it's wearing gold next time I see it :D

12/13/2010 2:24:05 PM

 
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Amazing finalist and well deserved Donna.

12/13/2010 2:49:00 PM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this FInalisT!

12/13/2010 3:05:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your very kind and inspirational comments. I also appreciate your congratulatory wishes!!!

Take care,

Donna

12/13/2010 3:23:44 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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I just love this shot!! Congratulations Donna!

12/13/2010 3:39:22 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Glad to see this one go on... Congratulations!

12/13/2010 4:06:09 PM

 
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Great shot, Donna..congratulations!!!

12/13/2010 4:08:11 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Wonderful work here, Donna. Congratulations!

12/13/2010 4:26:20 PM

 
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Wow, Donna, congratulations on your finalist for this gorgeous story telling image!

Debby

12/13/2010 4:48:32 PM

 
SaMi Martin
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I love this; Congrats Donna on your finalist!

12/13/2010 5:47:22 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Big congratulations ! wonderful work consider the high ISO shot, Donna.

12/13/2010 6:00:22 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your amazing finalist, Donna!

12/13/2010 6:40:47 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent image, Donna...good luck in the next round!

12/13/2010 6:47:09 PM

 
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Congrats on all of your beautiful finalists, Donna.

12/13/2010 7:52:52 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I knew this was a winner all the way, Donna! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb

12/13/2010 8:11:24 PM

 
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Great shot at the aquarium!

12/13/2010 8:42:24 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)

12/13/2010 9:36:47 PM

 
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Congratulations on a superb Finalist, Donna!!

12/13/2010 10:23:18 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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Congratulations Donna!!! L O V E IT!!!

12/13/2010 11:05:58 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful capture, Donna. CONGRATZ on this and your other equally wonderful Finalists and good luck up next.

UB.

12/13/2010 11:15:44 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats and very best luck on your extremely awesome finalists, Donna!!

12/14/2010 3:52:56 AM

 
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Awesome Finalist image, Donna!

12/14/2010 7:07:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you kindly! I appreciate your congratulatory wishes and inspirational comments!!!

Take care,

Donna

12/14/2010 9:09:52 AM

 
Philippe Vieux-Jeanton
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Your finalists are so gorgeous! All First price quality!! Congrats, and wish you the best for the next round!

12/14/2010 11:26:30 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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CONGRATULATIONS Donna, VERY well deserved!! <><

12/14/2010 11:58:02 AM

 
Jill Odice
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This is the coolest image! It deserves the grand prize I think! Absolutely beautiful work Donna! Congrats :-)

12/14/2010 12:49:54 PM

 
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Very inspiring Donna and absolutely a winner. A huge congrats too!

12/14/2010 1:49:39 PM

 
Tamara K. Walker
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CONGRATULATIONS!

12/14/2010 4:01:00 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You are all such a great inspiration!!! Thank you!!!

Donna

12/14/2010 4:06:46 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Donna!

12/14/2010 4:44:07 PM

 
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C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S

12/14/2010 5:46:08 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WTG, Donna! BIG CONGRATULATIONS!

12/14/2010 7:29:54 PM

 
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Merry Christmas my dear friend Donna.
Congratulations on this KILLER SHOT and this well deserved award. I hope it wins.
MISS YOU

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12/14/2010 7:51:00 PM

 
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Congrats Donna.

12/14/2010 9:26:40 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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so sweet... huge congrats Donna!

12/15/2010 2:32:52 AM

 
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Fantastic, congratulaions!

12/15/2010 2:53:32 AM

 
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Congrats on your first, Donna.. :-)

12/15/2010 7:24:34 AM

 
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OMG YOU WON
Well you should have won and Im so excited for you DONNA
Hope you are feeling better and have a BLESSED day!!
xoxo

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12/15/2010 7:35:31 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations again, Donna!

12/15/2010 7:35:35 AM

 
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Big congrats, Donna, on your beautiful winning image. :)

12/15/2010 7:36:05 AM

 
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WTG - congrats on your 1st place!!!

12/15/2010 7:40:57 AM

 
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Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous First Place Win!

12/15/2010 7:44:07 AM

 
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Donna, Congrats on your fabulous winner.

12/15/2010 7:55:59 AM

 
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Aquarium shots are so tough to shoot. Yours deserved the First Place Gold, Donna. Huge CONGRATZ, WTG!!

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12/15/2010 8:11:45 AM

 
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Big congratulations on your outstanding winner, Donna!!

12/15/2010 8:15:00 AM

 
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Congratulations, Donna. Great one.

12/15/2010 8:17:11 AM

 
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This is such a fantastic capture, Donna -- congratulations on your win! WTG!

12/15/2010 8:23:00 AM

 
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WTG, Donna!! Can I call them or what? LOL!! I knew this beauty would take home GOLD!! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb

12/15/2010 8:23:15 AM

 
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Yeah Donna!! LOVE this image and it is so deserving of the gold. Congratulations!!!

12/15/2010 8:24:54 AM

 
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Huge congrats on your First Place win, Donna! Love it!

12/15/2010 8:55:00 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Congratulations, Donna...a very deserving winner! Way to go!

12/15/2010 9:05:02 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Simply marvelous, Donna! You've really captured the awe and wonder that is childhood in a fantastically colorful story-telling image! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Gold Winner!

12/15/2010 10:08:36 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Well deserved first place winner. Congratulations Donna.

12/15/2010 10:12:05 AM

 
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Big congratulations on the fannn...tastic 1st Place Win Donna, I loved this!

jo ann c.

12/15/2010 10:39:51 AM

 
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A well deserved award for a wonderful image. Congratulations!

12/15/2010 10:42:50 AM

 
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Too cool....Congratulations!!!!!!

12/15/2010 10:50:41 AM

 
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Congratulations Donna on your Win!


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12/15/2010 11:02:20 AM

 
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fantastic win, congratulations!!!

12/15/2010 11:14:25 AM

 
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Congratulations on your fabulous first place win, Donna!

12/15/2010 11:58:32 AM

 
Gina Cormier
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Congrats on this wonderful gorgeous image Donna!!!!!

12/15/2010 12:32:49 PM

 
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome win!

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12/15/2010 12:38:16 PM

 
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Congratulations.....awesome image ;-)

12/15/2010 12:43:27 PM

 
Mike Clime
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Congratulations on your winner, Donna!

12/15/2010 12:54:14 PM

 
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Big Congrats Donna on this wonderful winner!!!

12/15/2010 1:11:10 PM

 
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This is adorable Donna..Huge congratulations on your First Place win !!

12/15/2010 1:25:37 PM

 
Val Feldman
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While browsing thru the Finalists the other night, this one left me totally breathless...SO happy to see it with Gold attached! Huge congrats, Donna, on this wonderful First Place Win!

12/15/2010 1:28:08 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Awesome image, Donna!!! Congratulations on your 1st Place win!

12/15/2010 1:41:26 PM

 
Freddy Bland
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A WOW over-the-top win, Donna!!! Many congratulations!!

12/15/2010 1:42:24 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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so glad to see this as a winner, Donna!

Congratulations!
Debby

12/15/2010 1:54:15 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Didn't I say we'd see this beauty again :-)
So happy to see this win a most deserving First Place Donna - Big congratulations to you!!!

12/15/2010 2:42:02 PM

 
Jeana Clark
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A Fantastic and Well Deserved WIN!!!!
CONGRATULATIONS DONNA!!!!!

~J~

12/15/2010 3:05:19 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Big congratulations Donna - such a joy!!

12/15/2010 3:23:46 PM

 
Stephanie Frey
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Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Win, Donna!

12/15/2010 3:31:37 PM

 
Agnes Fegan
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Congratulations on your first place win!

12/15/2010 3:49:17 PM

 
Lydia Williams
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Awesome, Donna, Congratulations!!! What a wonderful winner!

12/15/2010 4:09:06 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on a well deserved First Place Win, Donna!!

12/15/2010 5:13:29 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Deserving winner and congratulations ! Donna.

12/15/2010 5:19:26 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Cute winner Donna, congratulations!

12/15/2010 5:19:52 PM

 
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Oh this just had to be first place Donna! Congratulations. ~Pat

12/15/2010 5:30:12 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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CONGRATULATIONS on this Incredible Gold Medal Winner, Donna! WTG!!!

12/15/2010 5:34:12 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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This is just amazing Donna, BIG CONGRATS to you!

12/15/2010 5:45:26 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Just gorgeous Donna - congrats!

12/15/2010 5:53:43 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Hi Donna;
This is a precious image and an awesome capture. Congratulations on your well deserved Win.
;) CC

12/15/2010 5:58:57 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Big Congrats on this first place win, Donna!

12/15/2010 6:19:42 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I am deeply honored!!! Thank you everyone!!! You are always there to inspire me with your beautiful images and kind comments!!!

I truly appreciate all of you! And thank you to the judges and the staff at BetterPhoto!

Take care,

Donna

12/15/2010 6:25:02 PM

 
Kimber Wallwork-Heineman
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This is just sooooo wonderful!

12/15/2010 6:28:50 PM

 
Dennis Gay
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G'day *DONNA*!

This is just sooooo darned good!!!!!
Your exposure is incredibly good, the colours are nice and rich and the whole wonderment of the scene has been expertly photographed.

My biggest, warmest Aussie congratz for the EP and WINNER awards. Most deserving indeed.

GB
Dennis

12/15/2010 6:46:51 PM

 
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Congrats on a most deserving winner!

12/15/2010 7:07:49 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, congratulations

12/15/2010 7:40:59 PM

 
Stanley C. Sims

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Congratulations Donna. This is great.

12/15/2010 8:52:34 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on your terrific winner, Donna. Love this image.

12/15/2010 11:04:43 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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super congrats, what a great image!

12/15/2010 11:17:53 PM

 
Yulianto Soeroso
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Yihaaa congratulation Donna !

12/15/2010 11:41:31 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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What a terrific story here Donna! Big congrats on your excellent win!

12/16/2010 12:00:23 AM

 
Alan L. Borror
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WOW!!! Congratulations on this awesome winner, Donna!

12/16/2010 3:50:15 AM

 
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HUGE congratulations on this fantastic Winner,Donna!!

12/16/2010 4:03:53 AM

 
Vicki Hunt
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This is great! Congratulations!

12/16/2010 4:22:51 AM

 
Nancyj Hovey
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Congratulations

12/16/2010 4:24:56 AM

 
Susan M. Hembree
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Donna, these shots are not easy to get. Congratulations on a well deserved 1st Place!

12/16/2010 5:06:53 AM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on a beautiful 1st place win!!

12/16/2010 5:15:24 AM

 
Mary K. Robison
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What a well earned First Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Donna!

12/16/2010 5:49:49 AM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Absolutely spectacular, Donna. Huge congrats on this wonderful winner.

12/16/2010 6:49:48 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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I just love this one.
Many congrats on this fantastic win, Donna

12/16/2010 7:00:15 AM

 
Karen Celella
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Congratulations on your outstanding FIRST PLACE WINNER, Donna!

12/16/2010 7:47:42 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Many congratulations on this awesome win Donna! Your processing and photography skills are so amazing!

12/16/2010 11:42:31 AM

 
Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic win, Donna! :-) k

12/16/2010 12:22:46 PM

 
Maria Capilupi
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Congratulations on this awesome winner, Donna!

12/16/2010 2:48:51 PM

 
Karen Slagle
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This is awesome, Donna. Huge congrats on your outstanding winner.

12/16/2010 3:46:17 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Whoo hooo, Donna. Congrats on your win!

12/16/2010 4:05:59 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats Donna on this Fantastic 1st Place Win!! Jeff

12/16/2010 4:38:05 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome Winning image, Donna!

12/16/2010 7:16:35 PM

 
Renata Gusciora
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Big congratulations on your First Winner Prize,Donna!!!:-)

12/16/2010 7:45:48 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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A huge congrats on a well deserved first. awesome shot

12/16/2010 7:55:40 PM

 
Kelvin S. Murphy
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Undoubtedly one of the best photos ever! Great job!

12/17/2010 10:03:19 AM

 
Mark Dodge
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Congratulations, Donna! Way to go!
:o)

12/17/2010 12:10:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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All of you have left such incredible comments! Thanks so much!!!

Donna

12/17/2010 12:37:11 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Donna, this is such a great image. Congratulations on your wonderful 1st place Winner and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

12/17/2010 12:45:16 PM

 
Maria Coulson
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Donna, what a great capture. Huge congratulations!

12/17/2010 1:28:12 PM

 
Amanda J. Tanner
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Congratulations Donna! A Beautiful 1st Place Winner!

12/17/2010 5:31:32 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!! Excellent First Place WINNER my friend :)

12/17/2010 7:22:55 PM

 
Mike Umbreit
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Donna - Congratulations!! - Mike

12/18/2010 5:56:20 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Wow...Beautiful work, Donna ! Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner ! :-)

12/18/2010 7:52:16 AM

 
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This is one of my all time favorites, which you have created, captured and worked in DD. It's totally amazing and beautifully done, Donna. Congratulations on your well deserved first place winner!!! WOW!!!

12/18/2010 2:48:34 PM

 
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Congratulations! This is a wonderful shot! Beautiful composition and colors!

12/19/2010 5:41:18 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I am truly honored!!! Thank you everyone!!!!

Donna

12/21/2010 11:12:36 AM

 
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Congratulations on a magical shot. It is extraordinary.

12/21/2010 11:51:42 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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BIG Congratulations Donna. This is Fantastic

12/23/2010 5:39:01 AM

 
Rosemary Sampson
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Wonderful capture. Lighting is perfect. So cute and well done!

12/31/2010 6:41:40 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Phyllis, Stephen and Rosemary!!!!!

1/2/2011 5:44:59 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Well, I've missed a lot of good stuff the last couple of months. I gasped when I saw this one! Then I saw it got a FIRST PLACE!! Well done and well deserved. This is fabulous! Congratulations!

1/18/2011 1:37:25 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Erica, I'm touched by your sweet comments.

I hope we can hang out soon!

Your friend,

Donna

1/19/2011 9:27:41 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Belated congratulations Donna on your 1st Place. Adorable shot!

1/21/2011 4:02:13 AM

 
Steve M. Harrington
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A superb image and most worthy winner, Donna!
Steve

1/27/2011 12:17:50 PM

 
Millieanne A. Talarico
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I have to add this to my faves. Incredible capture, Donna!!

1/27/2011 6:45:42 PM

 
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Wonderful Image!
Congratulations

4/3/2011 2:19:09 PM

 
Alexandra Hankova
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This is beautiful! Like some kind of fairytale illustration. Congratulations!

7/16/2011 1:18:37 PM

 
Khalid Al-Issa
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So wonderful ! You did very well here.

8/5/2011 10:19:46 PM

 
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