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Bay of Islands
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Bay of Islands
Bay of Islands

My first attempt to showcase a panoramic view on BetterPhoto.
Taken during our trip to Victoria earlier this month. This area is known as Bay of Islands and is so beautiful that this photo does it no justice.

Hand held - photostitch of 6 individual photos.
© Donna Roberts
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Gaurav Mehra

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    Spectacular shot, Donna!!! Wonderful composition, amazing view & beautifully captured.

4/26/2005 12:25:25 AM

 
Jordi Delgado

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WOWOWOW!! This is amazing, Donna!!! Really a perfect work both at taking the pictures and stitching them!!!

I have to try this some day!

:-))

4/26/2005 12:28:44 AM

 
Phil S
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Donna,

A first?? You sure have it down well as this is wonderfully beautiful!!! Such a deep beautiful blue of the ocean and the detail is just fantastic. I hope you attempt more as this is just breathtaking!

4/26/2005 12:29:02 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow! Magnificent panel, Donna!!!

4/26/2005 12:31:00 AM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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Jaws dropping!

4/26/2005 12:33:58 AM

 
S  J
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Donna, you've done an excellent job on this !!! I really am jealous because all my attempts have gone bad in the past....lol. I really love the view!!

4/26/2005 12:40:15 AM

 
Danny Friedman
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Ok it's hard for me to admit - But i'm afraid that you going to take this contest...

lol...very nice panorama!

4/26/2005 12:49:34 AM

 
Mata Patan
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Magnificent panorama! Wonderful how you are proposing by your shots the trip you made last month!

4/26/2005 12:59:10 AM

 
Paul Michko
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Magnificent panarama, Donna. Such a beautiful scene.

4/26/2005 2:24:25 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Wonderful panorama, Donna! Beautiful capture and work on this.

4/26/2005 2:29:16 AM

 
Colleen Braun
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beautiful...

4/26/2005 2:38:41 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Beautiful panarama, Donna!

4/26/2005 2:57:42 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Great panarama, Donna!

4/26/2005 3:05:05 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, this is a gorgeous view, you did well

Stan Kwasniowski

4/26/2005 3:20:52 AM

 
Tammy Scott
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Lovely panorama, Donna!

4/26/2005 3:36:17 AM

 
Cathy Gregor
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Oh how beautiful, Donna! Very nice work!

4/26/2005 4:26:42 AM

 
William Moore
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"a stitch in time... gives a wonderful photo." or something like that! great pano just breathtaking scenery!! thanks for your nice comment on my 'deadbolt.' have a wonderful g'week!

4/26/2005 4:34:50 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Wonderful, Donna!!!

4/26/2005 4:41:34 AM

 
Arya Bandyopadhyay
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...and a perfect attempt...simply fabulous!!

4/26/2005 7:59:58 AM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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I love panos anyway, but this one is especially nice. What a beautiful place with such glorious color. You did a super job with the stitching.

4/26/2005 2:37:59 PM

 
Cathy Stancil
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I am speechless Donna ! This is incredible ! I want to BE there...You did an excellent job at recording the beauty of this place and the PS work is impressive !

4/26/2005 7:52:51 PM

 
Kathryn Love
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beautiful, beautiful!!! wonderfully presented and composed!

4/26/2005 8:09:33 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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I will try and attempt to stitch together the remaining panoramics that I took and showcase them for you soon.
Thank you so much Gaurav, Jordi, Phillip, Dan, Dado, SJ, Danny (hi), Mata, Paul, Judy, Colleen, Carla, Don, Stan, Tammy, Cathy G, William, Colette, Arya, Marsha, Cathy S and Kathryn (hi) for your positive responses.
:-)

4/27/2005 12:26:33 AM

 
robert burks
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...hi Donna...I like the colors of blue in this...and especially like the little "still cove" to the left of the center rock island...bet if I looked there it would be teaming with marine life...i bet it could be a vertical compositon in of itself... nicely done! ...what type of thread did you use for the stictching? :)

4/27/2005 2:57:58 AM

 
Janus Anderson
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Wow, awesome shot. Wow...

4/29/2005 2:08:58 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi Robert and Janus - so good to hear from you both and thanks so much also for your very kind comments.
Robert.......you have given me ideas about a vertical slant on photography - watch this space....
:-)

4/30/2005 12:00:07 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Looks seamless Donna. Such an interesting coastline and fantastic panorama!!

4/30/2005 5:24:17 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Fantastic panoramic Donna. Love that blue sea.

4/30/2005 5:38:33 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi Kate and Paul - thank you both so much for your positive comments.
:-)

4/30/2005 10:45:27 PM

 
S  J
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Many Congratulations on this Outstanding Finalist, Donna!! I'm so happy for ya!!

5/21/2005 8:34:45 PM

 
Evy Johansen
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Many congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Donna!!

5/21/2005 9:07:05 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Congrats Donna on this beauty.. Best of luck!!

5/21/2005 9:18:28 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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Congratulations on this awesome shot, Donna!

5/21/2005 9:33:01 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations, Donna!

5/21/2005 10:17:18 PM

 
Colleen Braun
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congratulations...

5/21/2005 10:59:15 PM

 
Paul E. Earl
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A well deserved congratulations Donna!!

5/21/2005 11:02:36 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Many congratulations Donna!

5/22/2005 7:00:05 AM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Congrats on you beautiful pano! Jeff

5/22/2005 7:10:18 AM

 
Judy S. Fung
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Congrats, Donna!!

5/22/2005 8:09:57 AM

 
Boris Kirpichnikov
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Fantastic panorama!Big congratilations,Donna!

5/22/2005 9:43:26 AM

 
Deb Holmes
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Congratulations, Donna, this is beautiful!

5/22/2005 10:59:32 AM

 
Karen Engelbreth
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Congrats Donna!

5/22/2005 2:31:38 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Congratulations on your finalist win!! Wow, if this is your first attempt keep them coming. Excellent!!

5/22/2005 3:44:44 PM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations on your beautiful finalist, Donna! :D

5/22/2005 4:10:58 PM

 
Cathy Barrows
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Congrats on your finalist!...great pano

5/22/2005 5:18:43 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Alright, Donna!! Heaetfelt CONGRATULATIONS on this magnificent Finalist!!

5/22/2005 7:12:36 PM

 
Marsha S. Smith
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A super congratulations, Donna, on this wonderful pano and your other finalists!!

5/22/2005 8:52:48 PM

 
The  Italian  Eye
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OF course! look at it!
congrats! congrats! congrats! congrats! congrats!

5/22/2005 9:03:12 PM

 
Jonna Bergström

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Congratulations, Donna!!

5/22/2005 10:43:32 PM

 
Jordi Delgado

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I knew it!!! Congrats, Donna!!

:-))

5/23/2005 12:21:14 AM

 
robert burks
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....congratulations downunder veg kid! well deserved...glad this one went up over :).....

5/23/2005 1:57:53 AM

 
Gaurav Mehra

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Congratulations to you, Donna!!!

5/23/2005 6:54:36 PM

 
Carol Brill
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Such stunning colors and depth in this amazing panoramic shot, Donna, congratulations and best of luck to you!

5/23/2005 9:15:24 PM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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For your first attempt turning into a winner is just awesome, Donna! Big CONGRATULATIONS and much good luck with this in the next judging!
Much Aloha,
Stan

5/24/2005 12:17:54 PM

 
Leonard Pierce
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Congratulations Donna!!! Very beautiful scene!

5/24/2005 6:47:06 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you so much everyone who took the time to send on their congrats to me for this finalist.
I really appreciate your well wishes.
:-)

5/25/2005 1:13:38 AM

 
Amanda Price
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Fantastic pano, Donna! Just beautiful!

6/15/2005 1:39:28 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you very much Amanda - nice to hear from you.
:-)

6/16/2005 12:41:53 AM

 
Hannah J. Kelly
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WOW~ I HAD TO ADD TO THIS MILE LONG COMMENT LIST & SAY HOW MUCH I LOVE THIS PHOTO! IT IS SO BEAUTIFUL! :) THANKS FOR SHARING IT WITH US! & CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALISTS! :)

6/21/2005 12:44:06 AM

 
Detrick V. Martin
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Great image, well done!

7/9/2005 3:29:26 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you so very much Hannah and Detrick - it was so great hearing from you both.
Cheers!
:-)

7/9/2005 11:55:17 PM

 
Susie Peek-Swint
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Fantastic Donna ~ looks to me like you did it justice!! I was fortunate enough to visit Keri Keri in NZ ~ which is also known as the bay of islands.. wonderful part of the world! Would like to see more panos from you!!
cheers from the UK!

8/2/2005 3:20:13 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thanks Susan, I have a friend from the Bay of Islands (who now lives in Australia).....so this location reminded me of her.
I will see what my stockpile of images has.....there may be another panoramic hiding there somewhere.....
:-)

8/2/2005 11:23:41 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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WOW!! It looks like your first attempt was a complete success!! Well done DDU... And it desrves another one placed right next to it on your wall! Good job Donna!

10/27/2005 1:13:34 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thanks so much DW!!
I really enjoyed reading what you thought of this first attempt.
Cheers!
:-)

10/27/2005 2:08:48 AM

 
Jill Odice
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Very cool work, and a perfect job DDU :-)

1/7/2006 7:19:35 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi there Jill - it always pleases me to know someone has taken the time to browse through my gallery and comment.
Thank you so much for your comments (and time).
:-)

1/7/2006 9:08:06 PM

 
Dennis Flanagan
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First timer to your gallery. This shot grabbed my eye immediately.

4/1/2006 6:17:13 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hey there Dennis, I really appreciate you taking the time to visit and comment. I really did this gorgeous location no justice.....it truly is an amazing part of our beautiful world.
:-)

4/1/2006 9:42:26 PM

 
William Johnson
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Wonderful setting and lovely colours/exposure, Donna. Bill

4/19/2006 9:56:09 AM

 
Donna Roberts
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Hi Bill - thank you very much for taking the time to leave your great comment. Much appreciated!
:-)

4/21/2006 12:02:25 AM

 
James E. Coleman
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Donna,
I see this was done a while back but Wow, handheld huh, really slick! Very nice and great panorama. I t seems very "fulfilling" to get to see the whole panorama of a place like that I think. And yes, the place looks fabulous. Congrats even if I am late.

Jim

7/20/2006 10:08:58 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Thank you very much Jim for stopping by my gallery - much appreciated!
Great to hear from you.
:-)

7/21/2006 12:43:14 AM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Hey ddu, Just thought I'd drop by for a bit of fresh air...Awe, how sweet it is :) Thanks for being who you are.

Best wished, my friend!

DW

3/19/2007 4:14:29 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Sorry to hear about Robert, Donna. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Much love

Kate

6/27/2007 1:12:27 PM

 
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