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Youthful Expectations
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner
 
Youthful Expectations
Youthful Expectations

This young lady appears fascinated, with all the colorful sea life, among the kelp forest.

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Monopod / Aperture Priority / - 1 EC / 50 mm
F 7.1 @ 1/250 ISO 6400

Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 12, 2012


© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
Canon EOS 7D Digit...

 
 
 
Ken Smith
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    A peaceful scene, Donna. Beautiful work!!

9/17/2012 4:01:16 AM

 
Joy Rector
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love this shot

9/17/2012 4:33:39 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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That child´s curiosity so well and beautifully captured! Winner!

9/17/2012 6:52:56 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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As Katta says, Donna, and that color combination is great.

9/17/2012 7:08:55 AM

 
Richard B. Hallick
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Your aquarium shots are so stunning. The girl's expression is priceless.,

9/17/2012 4:22:51 PM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Just adorable Donna!

9/17/2012 9:38:22 PM

 
Jill Odice
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Winner :-) That's all I have to say :-)

9/18/2012 9:37:51 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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A huge THANK YOU to all of you. Your comments inspire!!!!

Donna

9/18/2012 11:02:47 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats on #6!!!! You ROCK girlfriend!!

3/27/2013 12:30:31 PM

 
Joanna Kovalcsik
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Charming! Congratulations on your Finalist award! :o)

3/27/2013 1:45:17 PM

 
Nikki McDonald
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Wonderful month for you, Donna. I think this is my favorite - it's just delightful. Congratulations on all the Finalists and good luck in the next round.

3/27/2013 5:38:12 PM

 
Linda S. Smith
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This is just stunning Donna! Huge Congrats and hope to see it again soon!

3/27/2013 6:03:22 PM

 
Irene Colling
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Your amazing photo brings the sea creatures to life.

Congratulations on your creative Finalist.

3/27/2013 9:03:39 PM

 
Debra R. Harder
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This is magical...and another WINNER!! LOVE THIS, Donna! Huge congrats on your outstanding finalist!!

3/28/2013 8:02:51 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I love this Donna, congrats on ALL your outstanding finalists ...hope to see all again in GOLD!

jo ann c

3/28/2013 9:59:05 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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I love these pictures at this location Donna! They are simply awesome! Congratulations.

3/28/2013 12:28:11 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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she's in awe... so beautiful... congratulations!!!

3/28/2013 2:56:46 PM

 
Carla Capra
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I so love these shots. Well done!
Congratulations.

3/28/2013 4:08:31 PM

 
Stefania Barbier
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huge congrats on your beautiful winner!!!

3/29/2013 12:36:47 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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Congratulations Donna on this wonderful winner!!!

3/29/2013 12:48:16 AM

 
Linda S. Smith
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Huge Congrats on getting the Gold Donna! Well Deserved!

3/29/2013 1:34:32 AM

 
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Beautifully done, Donna. Congratulations!!!

3/29/2013 2:08:02 AM

 
Terry A. Stoa
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Congratulations on this Winner and on all of your Finalists, Donna. Superb work.

3/29/2013 2:39:03 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a beautiful winner, Donna,

3/29/2013 4:43:34 AM

 
Dennis Behm
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Congratulations on your Second Place Win!

3/29/2013 5:10:09 AM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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Congratulations, Donna!

3/29/2013 5:20:11 AM

 
Monnie Ryan
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Fabulous, Donna - congratulations!

3/29/2013 6:03:17 AM

 
Brian M. Jones
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So Happy This One Gold.. A Big Congrats To You Donna For this Win..

3/29/2013 6:08:48 AM

 
Ken Smith
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Superb work, Donna. Congrats to you for the gold!

3/29/2013 6:26:53 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I'm truly honored, thanks so much!!!

Keep up the incredible work, my friends!!!

Donna

3/29/2013 7:24:00 AM

 
Katarina Mansson
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Love it - congratulations Donna on your superb winner!

3/29/2013 7:38:42 AM

 
Bob Cournoyer
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Congrats, Donna... :-)

3/29/2013 7:50:27 AM

 
Debra R. Harder
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Not surprised one bit to see this brilliant image win GOLD, Donna! Huge congratulations on your outstanding winner!!!!

3/29/2013 8:08:22 AM

 
Martha R. Mazon
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Congratulations Donna! I adore this one!

3/29/2013 8:12:05 AM

 
Mitch Spence
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Such a pleasure to see, Donna--both the image and the fact that is has gold. Congratulations to you.

3/29/2013 8:21:17 AM

 
Julianne Bradford
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Congrats on your gold girlfriend!!

3/29/2013 8:21:27 AM

 
Linda L. Ruiz
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You have the Gold trigger finger....Huge congrats on this cool shot

3/29/2013 8:34:58 AM

 
Katherine Kuhn
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Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Donna! Gorgeous!

3/29/2013 9:45:03 AM

 
Carmody Baker
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Great job Donna. Congratulations!

3/29/2013 10:41:14 AM

 
Carol L. Quina
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Congratulations on your well deserved WIN!

3/29/2013 10:44:32 AM

 
Deborah C. Lewinson
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What a magical image, Donna!

Congrats on your win!
Debby

3/29/2013 12:55:45 PM

 
Emile Abbott
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OH to be young again. Congratulations Donna on your Gold winner.

3/29/2013 1:29:48 PM

 
Terry Cervi
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Congrats on your adorable win, Donna!!

3/29/2013 4:14:25 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats on your Gold Winning image, Donna!

3/29/2013 5:12:01 PM

 
Robert K. Bemus
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Congratulations on your beautiful Win, Donna!!

3/29/2013 11:09:12 PM

 
Carla Capra
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An awesome Winner. Congratulations.

3/30/2013 7:37:57 AM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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Wowwwww... Big congrats on this wonderful 2nd Place Gold Winner Donna!

jo ann c.

3/30/2013 12:19:37 PM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Awesome. Congratulations

3/30/2013 5:14:09 PM

 
Michele Peterson
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Big smiles, this is so adorable. Congratulations, Donna, on this wonderful win!

3/30/2013 10:52:10 PM

 
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BIG congrats Donna on this fabulous winner!!!

3/31/2013 1:23:16 PM

 
Lucille "Lucy" Abrao
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Congrats on this win!
Lucy

3/31/2013 1:36:31 PM

 
Allen O. Howard
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WINNER!!! Congratulations!

3/31/2013 6:07:33 PM

 
Susan Williams
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Congratulations on your Gold, Donna. Such a wonderful capture and beautifully presented.

4/1/2013 6:37:51 PM

 
Nadia Paul
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Such a beautiful winner Donna - congrats!

4/2/2013 10:37:38 PM

 
Usman Bajwa
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Beautiful capture and connection, Donna. CONGRATZ !!!

UB.

4/4/2013 4:10:39 PM

 
Kathy Cline
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Congratulations Ms. Donna! I know this spot well.
You can always find and capture such creative images there. I always love them.
Have a blessed weekend.

4/6/2013 8:31:39 PM

 
Amanda D. Austwick
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Congratulations Donna on this wonderful Gold Winner!!!

4/7/2013 12:10:03 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You have left so many kind comments and congratulatory wishes, thanks!!!

4/7/2013 12:15:35 PM

 
Merna L. Nobile
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Dear Photo Friend: I feel that something has changed at Better Photo but cannot tell you just what has happened. I have been here since 2003 and most every month I have written to all the winners telling them how their work touches me. I have witnessed photographs that bring tears to my eyes and colors that are unbelievable, now I am worried that like all good things that it will not be here the next time I look.
But the feeling of not being able to congratulate all the winners for the hard work, and sharing their talent with all of us makes me so sad.
However it turns out and even if this is the last time I have this privilege, to let you know how exceptional your work has been, please know that I will never forget.
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you for the month of February, 2013, I send my very best to you always, Merna Nobile

4/16/2013 10:02:54 AM

 
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