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Enjoy Life...
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Enjoy Life...
Enjoy Life...
...Happy New Year!!!

Oceanside Beach
Oceanside, California
December 30, 2010

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -.33 EC / 50 mm
F 5 @ 1/500 sec ISO 400

*Monthly Theme-Celebration*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
Canon EOS Digital ...

 
 
 
Freddy Bland
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    Beautiful photo and stop-action, Donna! Great comp and color, too!

1/2/2011 8:44:14 PM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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LOVE this Donna!! PERFECT in every way!! :)

1/2/2011 8:52:05 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Donna, this is great!!!

1/2/2011 9:52:01 PM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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This is great, Donna! What a "happy" capture! Well done. The colors are magnificent and the image is so uplifting and full of optimism!

1/3/2011 12:12:54 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Wonderful depiction of "happy!"

1/3/2011 2:19:41 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Unbridled joy, Donna, and the light and color are terrific. Love this capture.

1/3/2011 5:10:38 AM

 
Jack Ryan
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Outstanding action image...wonderful comp and color...great work. (Sure wish I could jump like that!)

1/3/2011 5:31:22 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Love it . . . what a happy image. Great colors as well.

1/3/2011 6:21:39 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Really like your daughter's exuberance, and the background of the sea and setting sun.

1/3/2011 6:52:55 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Beautiful Donna, Happy New Year to you too!

1/3/2011 8:00:24 AM

 
Jill Odice
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This is so great Donna! Wahoo!!!Happy New year :-) WE got 4 inches of snow last night, so that is what I am shooting :-) The foam on the sand almost looks like snow !

1/3/2011 11:47:19 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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WOW, Donna, superb tones, colors, lighting, reflections, comp, beauty & mood captured here! Looks like a Winner to me, my friend!

Happy New Year, Donna!

1/3/2011 1:02:51 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Exceptional capture Donna! What a great image to start out the new year! Happy New Year girlfriend!

1/3/2011 2:23:02 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Beautiful and happy image...fantastic lighting and colors. Great way to start the New Year!!

1/3/2011 8:03:19 PM

 
Karen Celella
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Fabulous action shot in a gorgeous scene that really makes you feel good just looking at it! Wonderful, Donna!

1/4/2011 5:40:49 AM

 
Fanie Heymans
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What a fabulous capture and wonderful pose, Donna! Great timing!

1/7/2011 1:14:44 AM

 
Laura E. Swan
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How light hearted and fun! Beautiful image Donna!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!

-Laura

1/9/2011 10:28:42 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your kind comments.

Take care,

Donna

1/13/2011 10:32:23 AM

 
Sarah A. Christian
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Such a wonderful joy of life and living you have portrayed here, Donna! It is so totally uplifting and very refreshing! Another exceptional image!

1/31/2011 10:18:09 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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This makes me smile from ear to ear! She's so beautiful and you've captured the fun and her spirit here so perfectly! Happy New Year my friend! I adore you!

2/1/2011 11:54:24 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Awesome Donna!! Perfect for this month's theme!

2/20/2011 8:45:25 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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YAY! Celebration for sure! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist girlfriend!!

8/29/2012 7:22:33 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on this FUN finalist Donna!

8/29/2012 11:44:22 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Donna!

jo ann c.

8/29/2012 5:50:53 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Incredible light and color. Congratulations on this joy filled finalist, Donna.

8/29/2012 7:16:50 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Donna!

8/30/2012 1:24:46 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Donna on this wonderful finalist!!!

8/31/2012 10:45:22 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congrats, Donna on all your fabulous finalists!

8/31/2012 1:17:43 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Wonderful mt capture and finalist Donna! Congrats!

8/31/2012 6:34:09 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous winner, huge congrats Donna!!!

8/31/2012 7:21:53 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your kind comments and congratulatory wishes.

This is an extra special win, because it is a photograph, of my lovely daughter. I have fond memories of this sunset, at the beach!!!

Take care,

Donna

8/31/2012 7:25:34 PM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner!!! Lovely daughter and image, Donna!!!

8/31/2012 7:59:38 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Your daughter - WOW! And now she has Gold! Amazing capture of pure joy and the light and colors are fantastic! Huge Congratulations, Donna, on this wonderful Gold Winner and special keepsake!

8/31/2012 9:13:47 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations, Donna, what a special memory for you!

8/31/2012 10:21:19 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Congratulations on another beautiful winner Donna!

9/1/2012 12:06:29 AM

 
Dr Silly
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Congratulations Donna on your win, for this beautiful capture. :O)

9/1/2012 5:04:49 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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A delightful capture, Donna! Congratulations on this beautiful winner!

9/1/2012 5:21:17 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a fantastic winner, Donna.

9/1/2012 5:23:35 AM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Donna.

9/1/2012 5:55:42 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, again Donna on another fabulous win!

9/1/2012 6:04:18 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Outstanding, Donna - congratulations!

9/1/2012 6:41:47 AM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Congratulations Donna on a terrific winner

9/1/2012 7:19:44 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Yay! Congrats girlfriend!

9/1/2012 8:14:49 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Super huge congrats. love this.

9/1/2012 9:01:42 AM

 
Joseph T. Pilonero
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What a lovely, joyous capture! Love it. Congratulations, Donna. TED

9/1/2012 9:28:21 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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I love it!!! congrats!!

9/1/2012 10:12:21 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Congratulations on another gorgeous winner, Donna

9/1/2012 11:08:56 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Beautiful, evocative and full of life! Awesome shot, Donna! Congrats!

9/1/2012 2:30:44 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Donna!

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9/1/2012 3:40:32 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congrats on another outstanding winner Donna!!!

9/1/2012 4:02:15 PM

 
Don Johnson
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Outstanding shot! Really, really great. Congratulations!

9/1/2012 6:23:20 PM

 
Carla Capra
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Love this joyful winner.
Congratulations.

9/1/2012 7:36:38 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Donna, on another superb winner!

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9/2/2012 5:54:37 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Congrats Donna!!!

9/2/2012 8:47:57 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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On This Beautiful Gold Win, Donna. You and Julianne are always blowing me away!

This is so beautiful!!!
-Laura :D

9/2/2012 9:52:17 PM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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#2....awesome!!!

9/3/2012 8:25:04 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Doesn't get better than this. Congrats, Donna!!

9/5/2012 4:04:30 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Just gorgeous, Donna. You captured a wonderful mood with your lovely daughter.
Congratulations on your gold win.

9/5/2012 10:29:03 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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Congratulations x a million Donna. You had a great month and well deserved!

9/6/2012 4:09:01 AM

 
Dave Montero
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Congratulations on your wonderful win Donna!

9/9/2012 5:54:20 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Big CONGRATZ on your second Second Place Gold, Donna!!!

UB.

9/13/2012 3:39:45 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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You just feel it . Congrats!

9/15/2012 8:30:54 PM

 
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