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Burst of Lavender
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Burst of Lavender
Burst of Lavender

*Flowers*
© Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Kristian L. Stricklin
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    PRETTY! Wonderful colors!

7/2/2006 5:29:19 PM

 
Armando -. Arturo
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all of the sudden i'm liking lavender. wonderful shot Donna.

7/2/2006 5:39:45 PM

 
Ellen L. Zaslaw
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Drop dead gorgeous !!!

7/2/2006 5:53:24 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Wow, this is gorgeous, Donna!
Fantastic color, light and composition
I love this!

Bill

7/2/2006 5:55:11 PM

 
Vendla Stockdale
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Beautiful close up

7/2/2006 6:03:59 PM

 
Sharon K. King
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Beautiful shot, I love the colors!

7/2/2006 8:13:15 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Kristian, Armando, Ellen, Bill, Vendla and Sharon. I am really glad to hear from you with your support and comments!

7/3/2006 12:55:14 AM

 
Renee Doyle
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This is gorgeous Donna!!!!! Beautiful lighting and composition! Love the soft colours!

7/3/2006 2:06:59 AM

 
David Phalen
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Lavender is good. Love the colors, comp and effects.

7/3/2006 4:28:08 AM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Awesome PS work on this beautiful capture, Donna!

7/3/2006 8:27:28 AM

 
Noel Baebler
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Beautiful light, Donna!

7/3/2006 9:15:12 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Renee, David, Ronald and Noel for your wonderful comments. I will enclose the link to the original unaltered image. It has had such a great response by all of you here at Betterphoto. I wanted to try something a little different though.

http://tinyurl.com/zouv2

Thanks again to all of you and have a great 4th of July holiday!

7/3/2006 9:55:56 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Beautiful presentation and details! The colors are awesome, Donna!

7/3/2006 12:24:13 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Captain fantastic!

7/3/2006 1:47:50 PM

 
Kate Jackson
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Oh this one is far superior Donna! I do prefer the softness and yet it is still so sharp!

7/3/2006 1:49:16 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Very beautiful Donna!! Awesome color and comp. Well done!! <><

7/3/2006 6:27:20 PM

 
Zenon Toczek
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Razor sharp, excellent work.
zenon

7/3/2006 7:11:06 PM

 
Paul A. Schneider
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Beautiful capture! Thanks for the compliments on my work. Very amazing photo and a great eye for detail.

Paul

7/3/2006 10:22:45 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Absolutely gorgeous image and work, Donna! :) Love it! :)

7/4/2006 4:26:04 AM

 
Allen O. Howard
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Wow... What a beautiful job you've done Donna!

7/4/2006 7:36:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Bill, Kate, Nancy, Zenon, Paul, Jenny and Allen for commenting and stopping by my gallery. I do appreciate it very much!

7/5/2006 2:31:53 AM

 
Lorri Shank
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Wow--love this!!!

7/15/2006 9:11:40 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks so much Lorri!

7/15/2006 6:02:15 PM

 
Cindy Wong
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Wow! This is Beautiful! Love it!

7/18/2006 1:33:15 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Beautiful job, great details and comp
Heco

7/18/2006 4:14:21 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Cindy and Hector!!

7/19/2006 11:28:18 AM

 
Kara Hendricks
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I really LOVEEEE this Donna.... A wow shot.. Good luck with it!!

8/6/2006 6:12:20 AM

 
Tamera Phillips
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Beautiful shot Donna! Love the colors and softness.

8/6/2006 6:13:56 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you very much Kara and Tamera for your great compliments!

8/9/2006 1:24:43 PM

 
Laurence Smith
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Excellent attention to background elements -- in this case, the "element" being mostly black. Compositionally sound, beautifully re-worked. I'm not always a fan of softened images, but this one stands out as magnificently rendered. I love many of your images, and I can readily see why they received so many BetterPhoto ribbons. I am quite surprised that this one didn't make that cut, but the judging is certainly tough because of all the submissions. Superb thought process, superb rendition, and superb exposure. A joy to view. Laurence.

8/20/2006 8:01:19 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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What a wonderful critique Laurence, thank you for taking the time to comment!! I really do appreciate it very much!

8/20/2006 11:30:45 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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Congratulations on your Finalist and Best Of Luck in the next round! I love everything about this Donna...so perfect and beautiful!

8/26/2006 1:32:00 PM

 
Shelly A. Van Camp
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Very Pretty....congrats!!

8/26/2006 2:05:19 PM

 
Kenneth Mucke
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Congrats again on a beautiful finalist

8/26/2006 2:15:35 PM

 
Jennifer Cuscino

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Gorgeous!!!! So crisp and soft at the same time. Wonderful tone and composition. LOVELY!

8/26/2006 3:17:03 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Congratulations!!!! Love this one!!!

8/26/2006 3:45:19 PM

 
Tonya R. Boles
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Congratulations.

8/26/2006 6:10:39 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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Love this one, Donna! Congratulations!!!

Judyann ><>

8/26/2006 7:20:55 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Kristi, Shelly, Kenneth, Jennifer, Hendrik, Tonya and Judyann for your support and wonderful compliments!!!

8/26/2006 8:17:01 PM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations Donna!! <><

8/26/2006 8:25:36 PM

 
Lani J
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Oh, this is beautiful Donna!! Congratulations on your lovely finalist! :o)

8/26/2006 8:35:10 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Donna, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!

8/26/2006 8:50:18 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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So beautiful Donna. Congratulations on this finalist and all your finalists this month. Way to go!

8/26/2006 9:13:48 PM

 
Paul Michko
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Congratulation, Donna.

8/27/2006 4:28:06 AM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Donna!!

8/27/2006 5:27:31 AM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulaiton on this cool image, Donna.

8/27/2006 6:02:29 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your finalist, Donna!

8/27/2006 5:15:11 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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Donna, congratulations again and again, on this gorgeous finalist! WTG!!

8/27/2006 6:00:37 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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More congratulations, Donna, and for a finalist of lovely colours!

8/27/2006 6:58:13 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Nancy, Lani, Susan, Jill, Paul, Amy, Graeme, Bill, Terry, Kay and all of you at BetterPhoto for your comments, support and friendships!!

8/27/2006 9:40:15 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Congratulations again Donna on this and all your beautiful fianlist for this month. Good luck in the next round. :-)

8/27/2006 10:07:40 PM

 
Pat Gamwell
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Wowzaaaa! This is YOUR month! CONGRATS!

8/28/2006 1:06:59 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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Big Congratulations on this Beautiful Finalist, Donna...Best of Luck in the next round!!! :^)

8/28/2006 4:13:13 AM

 
Carla Metzler
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Congratulations Donna!

8/28/2006 7:59:51 AM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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A superb finalist Donna !! Big congrats and good luck for the next round :O)

8/28/2006 1:28:38 PM

 
Terry L. Ellis
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WELL, LET ME BE THE FIRST TO CONGRATULATE YOU DONNA ON THIS OUTSTANDING FIRST PLACE WIN!!! HOOORRRAAAYYYY!!!

8/28/2006 1:49:25 PM

 
Lani J
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Terry beat me to it! Congratulation!! It's a beautiful image and well deserved. CONGRATULATIONS!! :o)

8/28/2006 2:00:33 PM

 
Laurence Saliba
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A BIG Congrats Donna!!!!!

8/28/2006 2:09:21 PM

 
Sylvia Rossler
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Knew it !!! Big congrats on this wonderful first place winner Donna :o)

8/28/2006 2:09:25 PM

 
Hendrik Storme
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Big congrats!!!! Wonderful first winner!!!

8/28/2006 2:22:27 PM

 
Kay E. Mahoney
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Congrats on your 1st place winner.

8/28/2006 2:25:50 PM

 
Linda D. Lester
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So beautiful .....congratulations on your 1st place!

8/28/2006 2:26:00 PM

 
Ken Smith
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Donna, Congratulations!!

8/28/2006 2:28:21 PM

 
Sharon  Day
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Congratulations on your 1st place win, Donna!!! Beautiful entry and well deserved win!!!

8/28/2006 2:30:02 PM

 
Ronald Balthazor
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Congratulations, Donna. Well titled winner.

8/28/2006 2:32:41 PM

 
Mary  Clarke
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Congratulations on First Place Donna, fantastic image

8/28/2006 2:51:38 PM

 
Sam Britt
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Congratulations on your well deserved winner, Donna.

Sam

8/28/2006 2:54:30 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Big congrats Donna

8/28/2006 2:58:33 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Big congrats Donna

8/28/2006 2:58:33 PM

 
Ray & Audrey Clarke
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Big congrats Donna

8/28/2006 2:58:33 PM

 
Jill Flynn
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Donna, I am so happy for you! Congratulations on your beautiful FIRST PLACE WIN!!! WAY TO GO!!!!

8/28/2006 3:03:54 PM

 
Kay Beausoleil
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Donna, such a winning photograph, and in so many ways -- congratulations on your first place win!!

8/28/2006 3:07:15 PM

 
Jenny Bosmans
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Congratulations on this fantastic 1st Winner, Donna! :)

8/28/2006 3:13:09 PM

 
Jessica Jenney
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Congratulations, Donna on this beautiful 1st place win!

8/28/2006 3:23:41 PM

 
Pamela Shane
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Donna - congratulations on this well
deserved gorgeous first place win!!
:)

8/28/2006 3:32:53 PM

 
Jeff W. Robinson
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Beautiful work Donna; congrats on your 1st Place Win! Jeff

8/28/2006 3:46:26 PM

 
Mary K. Robison
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Donna, this is superb!
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!

8/28/2006 4:24:31 PM

 
Tarun Bose
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Congrats Donna for being the winner of first prize on this magnificient shot.

8/28/2006 5:09:56 PM

 
Nadine A. Lewis
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You won!!!! Congratulations, Donna!!!

8/28/2006 5:14:43 PM

 
Laurie Daily
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Absolutely a winner Donna! It's beautiful. Congratulations!

8/28/2006 5:20:32 PM

 
Su Sana E. P
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Donna, big Congratulations on this most deserving First place Winner!! Wow!!

8/28/2006 6:01:17 PM

 
Judyann Plante
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congratulations, donna, on this well-deserved win!!!

Judyann ><>

8/28/2006 6:08:31 PM

 
Janine Russell
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Donna, excellent exposure, lighting, color and DOF; congratulations on your First Place Win.

8/28/2006 6:14:26 PM

 
Dan J. Holm
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Wow!! CONGRATULATIONS on this awesome WIN, Donna!!!!

8/28/2006 6:17:41 PM

 
Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this great image

8/28/2006 6:36:50 PM

 
Graeme Chow
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Congratulation on this first place winner, Donna.

8/28/2006 6:44:22 PM

 
Hector Contreras
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Congratulations on this fantastic WINNER Donna
Heco

8/28/2006 7:00:33 PM

 
Debra Booth
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Congratulations on this gorgeous winning image, Donna!!

8/28/2006 7:13:09 PM

 
Claudia Kuhn
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Beautiful, congratulations Donna!!

8/28/2006 7:18:38 PM

 
William C. Raco
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Very deserving win, Donna
This is gorgeous!
Congratulations,

Bill

8/28/2006 7:22:47 PM

 
Amy Jackson
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Congratulations, Donna!! :)

8/28/2006 7:24:36 PM

 
Ronald F. Fischer
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Congratulations on this awesome winner, Donna!

8/28/2006 7:32:46 PM

 
Kara Hendricks
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Donna, I am so thrilled for you.... I know you love this and never gave up on it... Way to go girl!!!
Well deserved winner!!!!

8/28/2006 8:47:16 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks everybody!! I am truly honored!! WOW!!

I appreciate all the support you have given me over the years!! Thank you to the BetterPhoto staff and judges!!
And to all of my great friends here at BP, you are AWESOME!!!!!!

8/28/2006 9:50:24 PM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A SUPER-huge congratulations Donna, on this outstanding, gorgeous WINNER!!! WAY TO GO!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your golden oval is very well deserved!

8/29/2006 1:07:13 AM

 
Nadya Johnson
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A SUPER-huge congratulations Donna, on this outstanding, gorgeous WINNER!!! WAY TO GO!! Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Your golden oval is very well deserved!

8/29/2006 1:08:47 AM

 
Bill Wyatt
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Congratulations on your winner, Donna!

8/29/2006 2:32:44 AM

 
Rakesh Syal
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Great win, congratulations, Donna!!

8/29/2006 2:35:45 AM

 
Karen Bacon
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Congratulations donna On this awesome winner!

8/29/2006 2:45:45 AM

 
Ross Throndson
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No Surprise here, Donna....Huge Congratulations on your Very Well Deserved 1st Place WIN!!! :^)

8/29/2006 3:28:04 AM

 
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Congratulations on this terrific winner Donna!!!

8/29/2006 4:07:40 AM

 
Colette M. Metcalf
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Congratulations to you on this beautiful image, Donna!!

8/29/2006 4:27:39 AM

 
Stephen Zacker
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Way to go. Congratulations

8/29/2006 4:28:06 AM

 
Stan Kwasniowski
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Donna, congratulations

8/29/2006 4:48:53 AM

 
Melissa Malisia
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Congratulations, Donna!! :)

8/29/2006 9:14:32 AM

 
David Phalen
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Congratulations on a well deserved winner!

8/29/2006 9:31:24 AM

 
Datha Y. Thompson
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BIG CONGRATS on this Fantastic Win!!!

8/29/2006 10:24:20 AM

 
Melissa Gurdus
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Congratulations on this beautiful win, Donna!!

8/29/2006 10:25:11 AM

 
Donna W. Neal
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Congratulations Donna

8/29/2006 10:26:15 AM

 
Erica Murphy
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Congratulations Donna!! Fabulous focus and color! This is a gorgeous FIRST PLACE photo!!!

Erica

8/29/2006 11:28:58 AM

 
Kate Jackson
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Congratulations Donna on this gorgeous First Place Win!!

8/29/2006 12:22:52 PM

 
Deborah  Sandidge
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Congratulations on your win, Donna!

8/29/2006 12:40:18 PM

 
Laurence Smith
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There was no doubt on this one, Donna. A superior piece of work, with extraordinary cropping to bring out the beauty. Nice, nice work. Congratulations on a well-deserved winner! Laurence

8/29/2006 1:03:27 PM

 
Dale Ann Cubbage
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I agree, extraordinary work, Donna!! Many congrats to you my friend on this wonderful win!!!

da

8/29/2006 1:20:46 PM

 
David L. Luchowski
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A beautiful winner,Donna.Well done.

8/29/2006 2:34:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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You are all so COOL!!!! Thanks again to each and every one of you who have commented on this image!!! Also, for the support you have given me over the past couple of years!! What a great inspiration to hear from an OUTSTANDING group of photographers!!!! WOW!!!

THANKS!!!!!!!!!

8/29/2006 2:48:41 PM

 
Noel Baebler
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Many, many HUZZAHS, Donna, on your win! Way To Go!!!

8/29/2006 6:26:03 PM

 
Marilyn K. Lincecum
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Way to go Donna..Congratulations on your first place win.!!!

8/29/2006 10:00:32 PM

 
Donna Roberts
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Wooo Hoooo - WTG Donna, I am so thrilled at your excellent result.
Fantastic news!
:-) ddu

8/29/2006 10:46:24 PM

 
Amalia Elena Veralli
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Many congrats on a lovely image.

8/30/2006 5:46:46 AM

 
Evy Johansen
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BIG congratulations on your well deserved win, Donna!!

8/30/2006 6:28:25 AM

 
Kristi A. Howson
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WooHoo Donna...Congratulations on this awesome First Place Winner. This is so perfect. I'm so glad to see it make 1rst place!!!

8/30/2006 8:21:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I want to thank all of you again, your comments are so very kind!! I appreciate all of your friendships and enjoy viewing your work!! Take care!!!

8/30/2006 10:59:56 AM

 
Stan J. Contrades
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CONGRATULATIONS on your 1st Place win, Donna!! Beautifully done!!
Much Aloha,
Stan

8/31/2006 12:25:44 AM

 
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Beautiful!! Glad this won!!

8/31/2006 7:51:03 AM

 
Nancy L. Green
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Congratulations donna on your well deserved win!!! <><

8/31/2006 3:15:08 PM

 
Kirsten (Kiki) Kjaer
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WOW! This is just beautiful. Congratulations. Well deserved.

9/1/2006 10:11:00 AM

 
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Thank you very much to all of you for your comments and inspiration!!!

9/1/2006 10:30:00 AM

 
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Congratulations Donna, on your First Place winner. Gorgeous shot!!!

9/1/2006 10:34:16 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Excellent image, Donna... Congratulations on your First Palce Win!

9/2/2006 9:42:07 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks so much for your great congratulatory wishes and beautiful remarks!!

9/2/2006 10:21:48 AM

 
Lynne Morris
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Many congratulations on your win Donna, well deserved.

9/2/2006 11:03:38 AM

 
Sherrye Nozaki
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Excellent photo...great editing too!

9/3/2006 12:59:13 AM

 
Wendy Stevenson
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Congratulations Donna on this stunningly beautiful win! Just gorgeous!!

9/3/2006 1:35:59 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you again, I am truly honored!!

9/4/2006 2:44:10 PM

 
Darryl Wilkinson

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Hi Donna, Congratulations on this beautiful win!

9/7/2006 9:04:04 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Hi Darryl, thanks so much!! It's pretty exciting!!!!

9/7/2006 9:06:58 PM

 
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CONGRATS!!! I am so proud of you! This is just wonderful!

9/10/2006 11:07:17 AM

 
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Congratulations Donna.Well deserved.

9/18/2006 2:25:29 PM

 
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Thank you Vicki and Ugur very much!!

9/18/2006 4:26:43 PM

 
Gen Nagase
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Many congrats, Donna, on your super 1st place win!!!

9/22/2006 1:44:20 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Nobi, it's nice to hear from you!!

9/23/2006 1:22:46 PM

 
Lynn Crawford
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This is so beautiful Donna, congrats on your wonderful win of 1st place, great job :)

9/28/2006 7:20:43 AM

 
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Thank you very much Lynn!!

9/28/2006 11:31:32 AM

 
Laura Clay-Ballard
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this is gorgeous! How did I miss this beauty? awesome work!

10/4/2006 5:18:20 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks so much Laura!!!

10/4/2006 9:20:19 PM

 
Baqer Mohd  Jawad
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Pretty . great colors Donna ! congrats

10/27/2006 7:37:43 AM

 
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Thank you VERY much Baqer!!!!

10/27/2006 9:07:52 AM

 
Johannes Kornelius
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Great colors and image. Congratulations.

10/28/2006 11:43:49 PM

 
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Thank you very much Johannes!!!

10/29/2006 9:20:55 AM

 
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A very late congratulations to you Donna.And a very beautiful image!!!!!

11/7/2006 5:38:42 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Robert!! I am very honored!!

11/7/2006 5:40:54 PM

 
Christopher J. Budny
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A belated congratulations; I love the "dreamy" look of this in your revision... the lighting appears soft and diffused...

11/28/2006 6:39:06 AM

 
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Thank you very much Christopher!

11/28/2006 10:15:45 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Beautiful shot, Donna - great colors!

Steve Hurkett

12/6/2006 10:06:32 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks so much Steve!

12/6/2006 10:11:22 AM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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You're welcome muchly ... LOL

you really have some wonderful photos ....

Steve

12/6/2006 10:23:05 AM

 
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Aloha Donna!

YOu have really capture its GLORY! very VIBRANT and CRISP! It is indeed a PICTURE PERFECT!

12/17/2006 9:33:22 AM

 
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Thank you Sumith and Lea!!

12/17/2006 3:30:23 PM

 
eileen bedford
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This is SOO BEAUTIFULLY done Donna, Congrad's on the win....

12/22/2006 5:15:06 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Eileen!!

12/22/2006 9:11:49 AM

 
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Congrats and Happy New Year to you Donna!

1/1/2007 1:04:39 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Jill, have a great New Year too!!! I appreciate your great support!!

1/1/2007 2:46:07 PM

 
Revonda L. Gentry
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Congratulations on this beautiful image!! Hope you have much peace, happiness and beauty throughout the new year!!

1/1/2007 3:56:57 PM

 
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Very sweet response and compliment Revonda, thanks so much!!!

1/1/2007 4:05:39 PM

 
Vladan D. Djordjevic
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Beautiful photo! Great lighting, color, composition!

1/6/2007 8:13:37 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Vladan!!

1/6/2007 10:20:00 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Congrats on your FIRST PLACE win ... Donna .. Great Job!!!

Steve Hurkett

1/12/2007 4:21:24 PM

 
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Thanks Steve, I appreciate your comment very much!!

1/12/2007 6:38:06 PM

 
KHAWLA Haddad
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WOW WOW WOW
Big Congrats on you First place win Donna what amazing shot!

3/1/2007 8:23:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Khawla for your very nice comment!! And for stopping by!!

3/2/2007 11:09:55 AM

 
Sandy Powers
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Donna Wow! What a fantastic winning photo! This is photographed to artistic perfection! That soft ethereal purple could not be more beautiful!

3/2/2007 6:51:36 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks so much Sandy!!

3/2/2007 7:02:06 PM

 
Z. Banu
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Wow!So Beautiful image!!!!!Big Congratulation !Well done Donna you deserve it.

3/12/2007 9:35:29 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank Zaanat!!

3/12/2007 10:59:02 AM

 
Elizabeth J. Bernier
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I don't know which to say wow about first..this gorgeous image or the first place win...both are so wonderful!!!Many congrats to you Donna!!!

4/2/2007 12:22:35 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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What a sweet compliment Elizabeth!! Thanks!!

4/2/2007 12:26:22 PM

 
Helen N. McHugh
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Perfection, Donna! Congratulations on your win with this beautiful capture!

4/3/2007 12:45:23 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Helen!

4/4/2007 6:17:41 PM

 
Tori A. Woods
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this is beautiful, Donna.....congrats on your win!!

Okay so you have a gallery full of winners!! I can see why...I really enjoyed browsing and I truly feel honored that you commented nicely on my photo.......thanks, how encouraging....

Tori

5/4/2007 7:58:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Tori, I do appreciate it. It has been a lot of work but fun learning along the way!!

5/5/2007 3:48:06 PM

 
Corné Arts
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Wonderfull capture of this flower. Soft colours are really nice. Congrats on your win. Best wishes, Corné

7/31/2007 2:39:50 PM

 
Cheryl E. Molennor
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Beautiful Great gallery!

9/17/2007 6:44:52 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Corne and Cheryl!!

9/17/2007 1:19:05 PM

 
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Until I felt the perfume of the lavender here... So well done is this picture.
Congratulations!

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11/1/2007 9:53:35 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you very much!! I'm glad you were able to stop by my gallery!

11/1/2007 2:52:52 PM

 
Alice Fugate
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Awesome shot! Congrats!!!! :-)

11/13/2007 11:59:19 AM

 
Lisa J. Boulden
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Spectacular image, Donna!
Beautiful color combo and lovely comp!
--Lisa

12/14/2007 4:43:32 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Alice and Lisa!!

12/15/2007 12:08:41 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Absolutely a beautiful floral presentation, Donna .... Congratulations on this first place WIN!!

..................... Steve

12/15/2007 12:22:42 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Steve!!!

12/15/2007 12:26:24 PM

 
Jennie A. Dillman
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AS SOON AS I WENT TO YOUR GALLERY, THIS FLOWER JUST JUMPED OFF THE PAGE AND FELL ON MY DESK..LOL THIS I REALLY DO LIKE..I CAN'T DO FLOWER FOTOS TO SAVE MY LIFE..HAVE SEEN BEAUTIFUL ONES AND THINK, I GOT THIS ONE..WRONG!! I ENVY YOU ON THIS .. VERY, VERY BEAUTIFUL..J..

1/2/2008 9:07:29 PM

 
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Donna,
Congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL winner!
I really love this picture. Great effects added here&love the colours and composition!

Great job!
-Elina

2/28/2008 5:14:20 AM

 
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Thank you Jennie and Elina VERY much for your great compliments and congratulatory wishes!!!

2/28/2008 11:35:00 AM

 
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This is such a beauty!!!
~Lisa

3/5/2008 8:36:36 AM

 
RC  Fritz
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Congrats on your POTD!!

3/5/2008 9:00:03 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Lisa and RC!!

3/5/2008 9:23:50 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Love this photo. Stunning.

3/11/2008 6:16:22 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Leslie!!

3/11/2008 7:49:54 PM

 
Christine Welsand
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Stunning! Congrats on this winner, it is gorgeous which of course has already been confirmed by many! Well done!

3/21/2008 5:30:08 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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I really appreciate your congratulatory wishes and comments Christine. Thanks for stopping by!

3/21/2008 6:25:52 PM

 
Gary Lange
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I don't think anyone does this better than you, Donna. WOW!! Many congrats, you have multiple winners!!

3/25/2008 11:51:33 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks for your kindness Gary!!! What a great compliment!!!

3/25/2008 12:44:25 PM

 
Bill Knaps
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What an awesome shot and a winner too. Congrats Donna. WTG Bill

3/27/2008 9:07:06 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Bill!!!

3/28/2008 6:42:23 PM

 
Jane E. Kirn
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Fabalous composition - what a great shot, bravo...

4/4/2008 8:06:48 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Jane!!

4/4/2008 8:37:09 AM

 
eileen bedford
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Congrats on you big winner, it's done SOO WELL.....

4/4/2008 9:54:18 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Eileen!!!!

4/4/2008 11:22:43 AM

 
Tori A. Woods
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it doesn't get any better than this...

this is absolutely awesome....

Tori

4/23/2008 4:46:35 PM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thanks Tori, what a great compliment!!

4/23/2008 4:53:35 PM

 
Joseph M. Muench
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Donna, A well-deserved winner...love the lighting!
-Joe

11/6/2008 5:34:11 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Joe!

11/6/2008 7:11:27 AM

 
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Beautiful shot, Donna.

1/13/2009 9:26:56 PM

 
Hurk (Steve) Hurkett
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Absolutely Stunning, Donna ... Congratulations on your FIRST PLACE WINNER ....

1/14/2009 3:08:06 AM

 
Donna LaMattino Pagakis
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Thank you Carol and Steve!

1/14/2009 8:32:47 AM

 
Gary Lange
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MANY belated congrats here, Donna!!! Wonderful image here!!

1/29/2009 8:39:03 AM

 
Susan J. Allen
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Lovely and congrats!

3/29/2009 10:41:28 PM

 
Howard B. Cheek
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Love the light here most of all Donna, striking image. Congrats!

5/29/2009 6:47:14 AM

 
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Thank you Gary, Susan and Howard!

5/29/2009 7:42:47 AM

 
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