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This is the actual image, cropped and posted. We had a small thunderstorm yesterday and I went out and took some images with intentional camera movement. I loved the colors and sparkling water drops.

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Su Sana E. P
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    So very soft and beautiful flowers with wonderfully creative composition!! Donna, your work on this image is extremely impressive.


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6/29/2006 12:04:57 AM

 
Cristi Bastian
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I LOVE the softness of this Donna! Nicely done!


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6/29/2006 12:06:54 AM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Great effects Donna! Love the colours and softness!!!(R)


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6/29/2006 12:17:08 AM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Dreamy, soft and almost surreal! GORGEOUS shot, Donna!


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6/29/2006 12:25:17 AM

 
Paul E. Earl
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Very beautiful!!


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6/29/2006 12:30:20 AM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Wowzaaaaa! This looks like you worked all day to get these effects, & they're not effects at all? The Judges are really going to love this camera-effects shot, my friend! The softness, water color tones & comp are the best! EXCELLENT!


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6/29/2006 12:34:53 AM

 
Julie Robinson
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A really stunning image Donna- well done!


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6/29/2006 12:37:57 AM

 
Paul Michko
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WOW!!! Very cool, Donna.


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6/29/2006 2:00:16 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Lovely effects and pastels, Donna!


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6/29/2006 2:46:37 AM

 
Donald K. Cherry
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Gorgeous macro, Donna! Wonderful comp, colors and clarity!


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6/29/2006 2:47:31 AM

 
Jim Huffield
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GORGEOUS!!!!!!


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6/29/2006 3:11:19 AM

 
Carolyn J. Connolly
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FABULOUS dreamy capture AND image, Donna my friend!! I, like others, just LOVE the soft pastel colours in this, AND, the sparkling water droplets are REALLY special!! WONDERFUL composition AND lighting, too!! Hope you're not getting TOO much rain in your area... :o)


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6/29/2006 4:00:54 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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A MASTERPIECE!!! :^)


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6/29/2006 7:01:37 AM

 
Diana L. Ralph
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This is amazing! A winner for sure!


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6/29/2006 7:05:46 AM

 
Tressie Davis
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Very artistic in camera effects, love the colors!


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6/29/2006 8:34:42 AM

 
Bobbie Davis
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Great show of motion!


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6/29/2006 12:13:36 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Beautiful, shimmering in camera capture, Donna! The colors are gorgeous!


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6/29/2006 2:30:04 PM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Wonderful camera work! The colors and motion are terrific, Donna!


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6/29/2006 2:41:04 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Incredible softness Donna! This is beautiful!


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6/29/2006 2:54:15 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Beautiful image Donna!! There is a dream-like quality to it. Very well done!! <><


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6/29/2006 3:24:40 PM

 
Zenon Toczek
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Awesome creation, sooo beautiful!
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6/29/2006 5:54:22 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Wow, thanks to each and everyone of you for your remarkable support and awesome remarks. I took quite a few photographs to get the effect I was after. This image was not altered, the colors are natural. Thanks again!!


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6/29/2006 6:18:35 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, this is beautiful, Donna
The colors and full frame and feel are amazing
Excellent work!

Bill


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6/29/2006 7:56:00 PM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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donna, this is so beautiful!


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6/30/2006 3:52:16 AM

 
Goshka G.
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So lovely and so dreamy, Donna!!


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6/30/2006 8:56:07 AM

 
Chastity Abbott
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OMGoodness!!! This is sooo pretty. I love the touches of sparkles on the flowers. The colors are just to pretty, I really love this!


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6/30/2006 9:10:42 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank Bill, Laura, Goshka and Chastity!!! Your comments are very cool!! I will have to try some more camera movement photos, it was fun!!


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6/30/2006 6:34:20 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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This is so delicately beautiful, Donna! I agree about the dreamy quality of this full-framed composition! Lovely work!


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6/30/2006 9:07:23 PM

 
Jill Odice
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I love the softness and the pastel colors here Donna, It's my fav out of all of them :-)


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7/1/2006 5:54:24 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Mary and Jill, I do appreciate your great comments!


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7/3/2006 12:09:09 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Very beautiful, Donna! Great camera work!


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7/3/2006 9:03:53 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Beautiful colors, Donna!


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7/3/2006 9:20:43 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Amy and Noel for commenting today. I'm glad this technique worked out!!


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7/3/2006 10:02:07 AM

 
David Phalen
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WOW! What a beautiful shot Donna! Love the softness and colors. The raindrops are a perfect extra.


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7/5/2006 5:07:08 AM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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WTG, Ms. Donna! Congratulations on this gorgeous image being selected to appear in PhotoFlash! Love it, girlfriend!!!


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7/5/2006 5:48:23 AM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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Beautiful, delicate and soft! Great colors!

Congrats on being featured in the newsletter!!

da


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7/5/2006 10:10:40 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Donna,
Congratulations on your feature in PhotoFlash!!


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7/5/2006 12:36:41 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you David, Terry, Dale Ann, Amy, Sarah and Virginia (e-mail responses) for the wonderful compliments and support. I was asked by Virginia how this image was taken. It was intentional camera motion. Here are the technical aspects- F8 at 1 second, ISO 100. Macro was off but the flash was on slow. I set my camera to shutter speed priority. Then as I shot the photo I moved the camera slightly out and to the left. I took so many images trying to achieve the look I wanted. I am new at this and was inspired by all of you at BetterPhoto who are experts at intentional motion image. I hope this helps. Thanks for all the support and I am honored to be featured in PhotoFlash!!


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7/5/2006 9:12:39 PM

 
Howard A. Wood
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Beautiful!


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8/9/2006 3:07:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Howard!!!


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8/10/2006 7:00:45 PM

 
Carol Engstrom
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I love this shot, Donna. I haven't learned to use this technique effectively yet. I hope someday to get something that looks like art and not just a shaky hand. : )


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3/3/2009 8:00:43 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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WOW, Donna, this is spectacular!!!


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3/24/2009 4:43:57 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Carol and Ron!


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3/24/2009 4:50:19 PM

 
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