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Lion's Den

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Lion's Den
Lion's Den

My PG 101 At the Zoo Theme Entry

A rework of an old favorite, captured at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.

*Animals*
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Julianne Bradford
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    Wow!! What a terrific theme entry Donna! A winner in my book. Just look at the texture and wonderful lighting. I love this!


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6/30/2012 9:10:56 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love this shot, well done


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6/30/2012 9:15:49 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Love it! Love the lighting and comp. I'm sure glad I listened to the advice of others and don't look at anyone's entries until after I have already posted mine. This might have made me quit before I started!


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6/30/2012 9:22:46 AM

 
Liz Bullock
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beautiful!


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6/30/2012 9:30:27 AM

 
Summer A. Kozisek
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Stunning work!


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6/30/2012 10:05:09 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Excellent stances and direct gazes, Donna.


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6/30/2012 11:11:13 AM

 
Ellen Hodges
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Absolutely gorgeous capture, Donna! Stunning expression and pov!


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6/30/2012 2:22:29 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you!!!! I appreciate your super cool comments. I love watching the lions, at the Wild Animal Park!!!

Donna


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6/30/2012 2:58:18 PM

 
Lou Taylor
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Beautiful work!


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6/30/2012 4:47:55 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Amazing capture and light, Donna.


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6/30/2012 5:25:39 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Lovely lighting, color and detail and the poses and expressions are fantastic, Donna.


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6/30/2012 5:42:50 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Fabulous! Love how they are looking right at you, and that light is just incredible. Everything about this is amazing! HTD!


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6/30/2012 6:58:20 PM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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What they ^ all said...this is worth hanging on the wall... :-)

Happy Theme Day


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6/30/2012 7:55:43 PM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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Pretty cool, lov ethe eye contact


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6/30/2012 9:16:28 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Beautiful image, Donna, superb capture and lighting!

Debby


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7/1/2012 6:53:36 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Now that is a very nice shot!Lots of texture and etail!


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7/1/2012 4:55:35 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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Awesome capture-Amen to all the above


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7/2/2012 4:41:19 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Very nice. The lion's stare is so intense. A super capture Donna.


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7/2/2012 4:50:18 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks for all of your inspirational comments!

Donna


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7/2/2012 6:49:57 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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What an eye-catcher, Donna; just beautiful!


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7/3/2012 9:08:32 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Lovely work Donna!! This is a work of art.


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7/3/2012 11:09:07 AM

 
Sharon F. Morris
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Congrats Donna on your Finalist!!
Great capture love the lighting.


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7/30/2012 12:17:57 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Such beautiful light! Congrats Donna! This is a reall winner!


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7/30/2012 1:05:04 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Congrats, Donna, on this wonderful finalist! Awesome subjects, clarity, and lighting!

Debby


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7/30/2012 1:12:36 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!!


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7/30/2012 1:51:05 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Huge congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Donna! Best of luck in the next round!


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7/30/2012 2:37:41 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congratulations on your finalist, Donna.


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7/30/2012 3:01:56 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congratulations girlfriend! Hope this one goes all the way to gold!


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7/30/2012 3:45:54 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Awesome capture, gorgeous shot, Donna! CONGRATS on this outstanding Finalist!


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7/30/2012 4:06:42 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Donna!


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7/30/2012 4:08:16 PM

 
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Beautiful side lighting.


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7/30/2012 4:19:35 PM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats! Fantastic capture!


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7/30/2012 5:17:15 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Huge CONGRATS on this incredible finalist, Donna!


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7/30/2012 5:35:29 PM

 
Mukesh Srivastava
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Huge congrats for this incredible Finalist Win, Donna!!!!


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7/30/2012 6:33:13 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS


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7/30/2012 7:05:22 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist!


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7/30/2012 7:22:00 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Awesome capture and grrrrrrrEAT details Donna! Congratulations!


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7/30/2012 8:10:49 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations Donna on this GORGEOUS finalist! Good luck in the next round!!


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7/30/2012 8:57:17 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Huge CONGRATZ Donna on both your beautiful Finalists. Good luck!

UB.


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7/31/2012 12:42:05 AM

 
Pamela Frost
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Stunning lighting and texture in this, a gorgeous capture, Congrats!


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7/31/2012 4:27:05 AM

 
Kathy Cline
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SUPER SWEET
JUST BEAUTIFUL
Congrats again Donna!


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7/31/2012 6:39:13 AM

 
Laura L. Gonzales
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Congratulations on this purrrrrfect capture Donna!! WTG! Just beautiful:)


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7/31/2012 7:21:12 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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Oh my, this is just superb, Donna! Your POV and their expressions are marvelous - love their direct gaze and the lighting is fabulous! Congrats on a marvelous finalist!


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7/31/2012 10:45:52 AM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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Simply fabulous Donna, congrats!


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7/31/2012 11:09:55 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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Exceptional! Great portrait. Light, detail, and moment of capture are outstanding. Congrats on you Finalist, and Good Luck!


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7/31/2012 11:23:50 AM

 
Luigi Di Serio
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This is beyond amazing! WOW


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7/31/2012 11:47:42 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I can't thank you enough for all of your congratulatory wishes and inspirational comments.

Take care,

Donna


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7/31/2012 11:50:02 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wowee!

Awesome finalist Conna! Congratulations!

jo ann c.


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7/31/2012 12:34:53 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Beautiful! Big congrats on your outstanding finalist!


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7/31/2012 12:39:34 PM

 
Erica Murphy
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I love this image Donna!! Congratulations and good luck in the next round!


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7/31/2012 2:58:52 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!!


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7/31/2012 4:36:16 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Woohoo!! Congratulations again, Donna!


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7/31/2012 4:58:02 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Excellent lighting on this. Donna...and congrats on the gold!!


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7/31/2012 5:01:59 PM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a stunning winner, Donna. Fantastic light.


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7/31/2012 5:04:07 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!!


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7/31/2012 5:05:16 PM

 
Michelle L. Frick
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Gorgeous Donna! Congratulations on your win!


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7/31/2012 5:14:18 PM

 
Gail Vitikacs
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Wow...this is awesome...congratulations!


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7/31/2012 5:37:11 PM

 
Phyllis Burchett
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BIG congrats Donna on this wonderful winner!


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7/31/2012 5:37:41 PM

 
David Phalen
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BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!!


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7/31/2012 5:39:23 PM

 
Neal D. Hatcher
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CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR GOLD


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7/31/2012 6:06:00 PM

 
Peggy J. Pfister
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Congrats on going gold!


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7/31/2012 6:22:19 PM

 
Patricia A. Coblentz
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An absolutely stunning animal capture, Donna...huge congratulations on your gold win!


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7/31/2012 6:34:53 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your beautiful win, Donna!


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7/31/2012 6:55:54 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Yay Donna!! Congrats big time on this terrific Gold winner!


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7/31/2012 7:19:19 PM

 
Cindy Bendush
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Fabulous win Donna - huge congratulations!!!


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7/31/2012 7:54:23 PM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations Donna! This was a WINNER in my book and I'm glad the Judges agree!


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7/31/2012 9:19:19 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on a great Win, Donna!!


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7/31/2012 10:49:10 PM

 
Renee Doyle
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Fabulous capture Donna!!! Big congratulations to you on this winner!


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8/1/2012 12:24:28 AM

 
Lyn Darlington
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Congrats on a great win!


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8/1/2012 2:39:59 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Very deserving winner, Donna - congratulations!


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8/1/2012 5:09:40 AM

 
Jessica Jenney
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congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous winner!


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8/1/2012 5:18:18 AM

 
Jane Holestine
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Congratulations, Donna! This is an amazing image.


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8/1/2012 6:20:51 AM

 
Don Johnson
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Great shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win!


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8/1/2012 7:16:27 AM

 
Christine Czernin
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Fantastic light, and the look on their faces is just amazing.
A very well deserved win, Donna.
Congratulations.


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8/1/2012 8:17:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks again to each and every one of you. Your congratulatory wishes and kind comments mean the world to me.

Donna


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8/1/2012 8:37:16 AM

 
Michele Peterson
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I love this one, Donna! Huge congratulations to you!!!


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8/1/2012 9:06:34 AM

 
Susan M. Campbell
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Congrats on your win Donna!!


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8/1/2012 9:14:48 AM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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WTG, Donna! Loved this the moment I saw it! HUGE CONGRATS on this very well-deserved GOLD WINNER!


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8/1/2012 9:29:31 AM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats on your Gold Winning image, Donna!


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8/1/2012 10:49:08 AM

 
Guy D. Biechele
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So glad to see this win. Congratulations, Donna!


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8/1/2012 12:52:06 PM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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Huge congrats, Donna!


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8/1/2012 2:15:36 PM

 
Dave Montero
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They're eye-ballin' you! Great capture Donna! Congratulations on your win!


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8/1/2012 2:20:29 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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I agree with Dave...they are definitely eye-ballin' you...lol. I just LOVE this image! Excellent tones, lighting, details, and, of course, timing. Superb in every way Donna! Huge congratulations on your GOLD!!! Deb


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8/1/2012 3:39:08 PM

 
Randy D. Dinkins
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Great catch, love the fixation! Congratulations!!


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8/1/2012 6:32:05 PM

 
Sabrina Ryan
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Congratulations on your Wonderful Winning photo, Donna


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8/1/2012 7:42:44 PM

 
Usman M. Bajwa
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Very well deserved, CONGRATZ on the stunning Gold Winner, Donna!

UB.


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8/2/2012 12:38:49 AM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Big Congrats on your WINNING photo, Donna! WTG!


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8/2/2012 7:40:45 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Fannnn...tastic Donna!

Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd Place Winner! Sooo well deserved too!

jo ann c.


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8/2/2012 10:13:16 AM

 
Anita N. Hogue
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Congratulations on this superb winner, Donna!


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8/2/2012 2:53:20 PM

 
Mary Beth Aiello
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Perfection.... in every way, Donna. Truly spectacular. Huge congrats on this simply outstanding and well deserved GOLD.


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8/4/2012 7:19:08 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you for your very kind and inspirational comments. I'm deeply touched and honored!!!

Donna


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8/4/2012 7:21:20 AM

 
Emile Abbott
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Huge congratulation on this wonderful winner Donna.


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8/8/2012 12:21:01 PM

 
Sharon 
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Donna, HUGE congratulations on your awesome and well deserved Second Place Win!!!


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