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Poinsettia Passion
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Poinsettia Passion
Poinsettia Passion

My PG 101 Selective Focus Challenge Entry

Captured at the Flower Fields, in a greenhouse. A vibrant variety, grown by Paul Ecke Ranch, designed to bloom in spring.

Carlsbad, California
April 6, 2011

Canon EF 17-40mm f/4L USM Lens
RAW / Aperture Priority / -1/3 EC / 40 mm
F 5 @ 1/160 ISO 200

*Flowers*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Katarina Mansson
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    Love the pattern, comp, SF and colors. Beauty and perfection! HTD Donna!

8/10/2011 10:40:36 PM

 
Tiia Vissak
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a beautiful shot!

8/11/2011 12:18:38 AM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Gorgeous colors and focus, Donna. HTD!

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8/11/2011 2:26:43 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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As always, a beautiful shot--but wow, what a flower, too! I like these much better than the traditional Christmastime version.

8/11/2011 3:47:12 AM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Such vibrant color, pattern and beautiful focal point! A true beauty, Donna, well done!!

8/11/2011 3:58:53 AM

 
Joy Rector
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gorgeous, well done

8/11/2011 4:05:17 AM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Wonderful sf, Donna...I love the rich colors, lights, and repeating patterns of the petals! HTD!

8/11/2011 6:35:53 AM

 
Marcie A. Fowler
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Delightfully beautiful. Great colors, comp and light.

8/11/2011 7:26:03 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Gorgeous flowers and background. Love their white edges, Donna.

8/11/2011 7:56:48 AM

 
Daniella Puente
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Great and very beautiful Donna!

8/11/2011 8:21:39 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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These are gorgeous!! And I love the angle that you shot them at, the front one standing out! Very pretty, and HTD!!

8/11/2011 9:12:42 AM

 
Nikki McDonald
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One of the prettiest poinsettia shots I have ever seen, Donna, and that's going some as these are such showy flowers! Beautifully composed and the exposure and dof are perfect.

8/11/2011 9:32:07 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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So beautiful Donna...was this when we were there? I need to go through mine. Have a blessed day.

8/11/2011 10:47:30 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Beautiful use of SF. I love the 3D feeling you have created with the background.

8/11/2011 3:45:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you VERY MUCH!! You all inspire!

Donna

8/12/2011 2:21:33 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations, Donna!! I love this!

12/14/2011 2:45:08 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Donna, Congrats on your wonderful finalist :-)

12/14/2011 3:28:43 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Donna; what a beauty!

12/14/2011 3:31:15 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Stunning finalist, Donna!

Congratulations!
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12/14/2011 3:59:02 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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WTG, Donna - congratulations!

12/14/2011 4:11:39 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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This is so gorgeous Donna, congrats!

12/14/2011 6:15:12 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Donna.

12/14/2011 6:16:00 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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So vibrant and beautiful Donna - congrats on your finalist!

12/14/2011 6:40:37 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Awesome finalist Donna and a beautiful seasonal capture..wtg girlfriend! Hope it gets a gold!

12/14/2011 8:53:19 PM

 
Debbie E. Payne
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These are just gorgeous, Donna. Well seen and shot! Good luck in the next round.

12/14/2011 10:46:04 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your wonderful finalist!!!

12/14/2011 10:47:48 PM

 
Naomi Weiser
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i like the pov, congrats!

12/15/2011 2:55:02 AM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Donna!!

12/15/2011 6:57:02 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes and very kind comments. Happy Holidays!!

Donna

12/15/2011 7:34:37 AM

 
Lindley Johnson
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Beautiful composition, color, and details! Congratulations on your terrific finalist, Donna.

12/15/2011 8:29:18 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this awesome Finalist and good luck in the next round, Donna!

12/15/2011 8:38:05 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Beautiful details. Congratulations on your finalist, Donna.

12/15/2011 10:08:59 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Beautiful finalist Donna.

12/15/2011 12:07:50 PM

 
Marijana Fajgl
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Big congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna!

12/15/2011 12:25:36 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Beautiful work, Donna... :-)

12/15/2011 1:01:40 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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The composition and shallow DOF are great. Congratulations, Donna.

12/15/2011 1:50:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again to each and every one of you!!! I'm deeply honored!!

Sincerely,

Donna

12/15/2011 1:59:27 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Gorgeous, Donna...congrats on your finalist!!

12/15/2011 5:49:18 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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Congratulations on a beautiful Finalist Donna

12/15/2011 6:28:48 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Dpmma!

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12/15/2011 6:52:33 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Hi Donna, beautiful, congrat

12/15/2011 7:15:17 PM

 
Mary Dimitriw
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Wow Donna!! Gorgeous Finalist...just lovely! Congrats.

12/15/2011 8:16:24 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna!!

12/15/2011 8:24:50 PM

 
Errick L. Cameron
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Well done! Congratulations!

12/15/2011 9:50:22 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Beautiful! Congratulations Donna!

12/15/2011 10:58:58 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Stunning Donna!! Congratulations!

12/16/2011 12:51:33 AM

 
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Congrats on this beautiful finalist

12/16/2011 8:26:49 AM

 
Stefania Barbier
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beautiful winner, congratulations!!!

12/16/2011 2:37:00 PM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Donna!

12/16/2011 2:48:44 PM

 
Janet McNeil
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Congratulations on this beautiful win!

12/16/2011 3:07:11 PM

 
Kim Andelkovic (Kovic)
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Fantastic Win, Congratulations ;-)

12/16/2011 3:07:50 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on your beautiful winner!

12/16/2011 3:15:09 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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How beautiful, Donna! Congrats on your win!

12/16/2011 3:19:16 PM

 
Carolyn McIntosh
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Congratulations Donna . . what a gorgeous photo.

12/16/2011 3:36:33 PM

 
Daniella Puente
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Congrats Donna!

12/16/2011 4:11:24 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Huge congrats on your win, Donna!

12/16/2011 4:25:19 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Congratulations again Donna, on your 2nd place win!!!

12/16/2011 4:36:50 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful, congratulations Donna!

12/16/2011 4:37:57 PM

 
Clyde P. Smith
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Congratulations on a beautiful winner Donna!

12/16/2011 4:53:24 PM

 
Marcel J. Fernandez
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Donna, A big congratulations to you on your beautiful Winner.

12/16/2011 4:57:03 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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If it is possible for this image to look any better, I guess the bling of some gold does the trick ;) Congratulations!

12/16/2011 4:58:48 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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What Chris said... :-)

12/16/2011 5:00:13 PM

 
Sabrina L. Ryan
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Beautiful Winning image, Donna

12/16/2011 5:29:29 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Way to go, Donna. Outstanding and congrats to you!!

12/16/2011 5:34:37 PM

 
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This is beautiful, Donna, congratulations!

12/16/2011 6:04:14 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations on your winner, Donna...stunning!!

12/16/2011 6:06:12 PM

 
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Absolutely gorgeous, stunning and fabulous Donna, big congrats!!!

12/16/2011 6:53:41 PM

 
Amy M. Wilson
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Congrats on your excellent Gold Winner, Donna!!

12/16/2011 7:06:23 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning winner, Donna.

12/16/2011 8:15:30 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Very well deserved!! Congratulations Donna!!

12/16/2011 8:21:08 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WOW! This is one of the most gorgeous poinsettia images I think I've ever seen, Donna! It positively glows! Marvelous color, clarity, and amazing Selective Focus and DOF. And I love the white edges! SUPER CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS OUTSTANDING GOLD WINNER!

12/16/2011 8:24:09 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations girlfriend! WTG Gold!

12/16/2011 8:48:14 PM

 
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Congratulations on this stunning Winner Donna!

12/16/2011 9:18:05 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Congrats on your beautiful winner Donna!

12/16/2011 10:21:33 PM

 
Melinda F. Schneider
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Congratulations, Donna! A true beauty!!

12/17/2011 2:48:41 AM

 
Michelle Alton
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Magnificent winner, Donna. Congratulations!

12/17/2011 3:26:52 AM

 
Bojan Bencic
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Great one, Donna. Congratulations on your win!

12/17/2011 4:12:02 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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Incredible and I cant wait to go back Donna.
LOVE IT
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12/17/2011 6:02:09 AM

 
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Happy to see this bring Gold, Donna. Huge CONGRATZ!!!

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12/17/2011 8:07:08 AM

 
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Congratulations

12/17/2011 9:02:43 AM

 
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WTG on this wonderful winner, Donna! :-) k

12/17/2011 11:06:59 AM

 
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Donna!

12/17/2011 2:15:20 PM

 
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Big congratulations on your fantastic winner, Donna!

12/17/2011 2:59:45 PM

 
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Congratulations on this beautiful gold winner, Donna.

12/18/2011 12:16:26 PM

 
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Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Donna! WTG, my friend!

12/18/2011 3:49:16 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Huge congratulations on your extraordinary winner Donna!

12/18/2011 9:56:35 PM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Perfection and beauty combined in this seasonal image. Loved it from the moment I saw it! Congratulations Donna!

12/20/2011 3:35:13 AM

 
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This is an absolutley gorgeous captuure, Donna!! HUGE Congrats on your winner!! Very well deserved!! Merry Christmas, my friend! Hope you all have a fabulous holiday!

12/23/2011 4:05:16 AM

 
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What could be more important in life than to know in our hearts that in everything we have tried to do, we have done our very best?
Congratulations for your magnificent contribution for the month of November, 2011.
Merna Nobile

12/23/2011 5:52:35 PM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, beutiful

Merry Christmas

12/24/2011 10:34:27 AM

 
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Congratulations, Donna!

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