Patricia A. Coblentz Student 10/29/2010 12:01:11 PM

Such a lovely flower and detail...I love the subtle use of the textures! #1322259

Joy Rector 10/29/2010 12:33:49 PM

beautiful, well done #9003613

Bob Cournoyer 10/29/2010 5:22:52 PM

Sharp and what Patti said... :-) #9004074

Linda L. Ruiz 10/29/2010 8:21:53 PM


Jillian Danielson 10/30/2010 7:38:32 AM

so beautiful, the treatment is gorgeous! #9004781

Bunny Snow 10/30/2010 3:16:13 PM

Sharp with wonderful detail and texture. It is as though I can feel the petals, which are so fragile. Aptly titled.
Well done, Donna. #9005303

Leslie McLain 10/31/2010 11:42:58 AM

Stunning captur and effects, Donna. #9006606

Leslie McLain 10/31/2010 11:43:10 AM

Stunning captur and effects, Donna. #9006607

Patrick Rouzes 10/31/2010 6:42:49 PM

Lovely tones, textures, colors, subtle lighting, b/g & beauty here, Donna! WTG! #9007394

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 11/1/2010 11:44:32 AM

Thank you everyone, for your kind comments.

The Matilija Poppy has always intrigued me! I look forward to early summer, when it is in full bloom!

Take care,

Donna #9008712

Jessica Jenney 8/25/2011 12:52:47 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your beautiful finalist! #9627478

Phyllis Burchett 8/25/2011 1:34:24 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous finalist Donna! #9627658

Julianne Bradford 8/25/2011 3:16:44 PM

WTG girlfriend! Congratulations! #9628397

Michele Peterson 8/25/2011 3:49:13 PM

Oh, I don't know how I missed this! I love it, the softness of the flower and the very cool bg! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist!! #9628630

Linda L. Ruiz 8/25/2011 4:03:17 PM

congrats on your finalist #9628778

Stefania Barbier 8/25/2011 4:05:27 PM

congratulations again Donna!!! #9628794

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/25/2011 4:38:12 PM

Stunning finalist, Donna!

Debby #9629156

Tammy Espino 8/25/2011 6:50:06 PM

A huge congrats on your finalist!!!! :) #9630438

Leslie McLain 8/25/2011 8:07:40 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Donna. #9630941

Carol L. Fowler 8/25/2011 8:26:04 PM

Beautiful! Congrats #9631036

Sherran Andersen 8/25/2011 9:39:50 PM

Congrats Donna. #9631358

Naomi Weiser 8/25/2011 9:45:05 PM

great texture work, congrats #9631385

Gina Cormier 8/25/2011 10:28:50 PM

Congrats on this wonderful image! #9631562

Usman M. Bajwa 8/25/2011 10:37:02 PM

Terrific post-processing work, Donna. CONGRATZ and good luck in the next round!!!

UB. #9631586

Kathy Cline 8/26/2011 6:03:40 AM


Emile Abbott 8/26/2011 7:53:51 AM

Congratulations on awesome finalist Donna. #9632952

Patricia A. Coblentz 8/26/2011 10:05:06 AM

WTG on this wonderful finalist, Donna! Congratulations! #9633637

Nancy L. Green 8/26/2011 11:31:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Donna, WTG!!! <>< #9633948

Bob Cournoyer 8/26/2011 12:05:49 PM

Congrats on your Fragile gold, Donna.. :-) #9634085

Bojan Bencic 8/26/2011 12:17:01 PM

Well done, Donna. Congratulations. #9634153

Michelle Alton 8/26/2011 12:21:59 PM

This is a wonderful winner for your, Donna. Congratulatons! #9634178

Tiia Vissak 8/26/2011 12:29:55 PM

Congratulations! #9634229

Christine Czernin 8/26/2011 12:34:16 PM

Big congrats on your gold winner, Donna.
It's a beauty. #9634249

Patrick Rouzes 8/26/2011 12:42:05 PM

Congratulations on this incredible Winner, Donna! WTG, my friend! #9634293

Leslie McLain 8/26/2011 12:59:40 PM

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Donna. #9634369

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/26/2011 12:59:51 PM

Fabulous July Winner! :-) k #9634371

Mitch Spence 8/26/2011 1:06:58 PM

Congratulations on your gold, Donna. It's lovely. #9634405

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/26/2011 1:10:18 PM

Big congratulations on this great 2nd Place Gold Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #9634416

Monnie Ryan 8/26/2011 1:23:35 PM

Great big CONGRATULATIONS on a well-deserved win, Donna!! #9634465

Stefania Barbier 8/26/2011 1:36:00 PM

wonderful winner, congratulations Donna!!! #9634514

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/26/2011 1:40:49 PM

You guys are AWESOME!!!! Thanks so much, I'm thrilled!!

Donna #9634536

Kara Hendricks 8/26/2011 1:49:57 PM

HUGE congrats Donna! #9634556

Claudine Grove 8/26/2011 2:03:49 PM

Congrats on the Gold! Very Beautiful #9634571

Debra R. Harder 8/26/2011 2:31:27 PM

This is truly EXQUISITE, Donna! Huge congratulations on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER! Deb #9634681

Michele Peterson 8/26/2011 3:05:58 PM

I just knew this would go far! Congratulations Donna!! Its perfect! #9634832

Anita N. Hogue 8/26/2011 3:11:47 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Donna! #9634845

Jessica Jenney 8/26/2011 3:21:14 PM

Congratulations, Donna on you fantastic win! #9634870

Phyllis Burchett 8/26/2011 3:29:35 PM

Congrats on this gorgeous winner Donna! #9634905

Stephen Zacker 8/26/2011 3:42:01 PM

Lovely. Congratulations #9634957

Lana Arcemont 8/26/2011 4:51:08 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous win, Donna! #9635182

Thomas E. Hinds 8/26/2011 4:52:04 PM

Fantastic Winner, Donna! Congratulations! #9635185

Christopher J. Budny 8/26/2011 5:08:07 PM

What a wonderful contrast to all those sunny flowers in the fields; this has its own, nostalgic beauty. Congratulations! #9635234

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/26/2011 5:26:04 PM

Congrats on the gold, Donna!

Debby #9635287

David Phalen 8/26/2011 5:37:33 PM

BIG Congrats on a beautiful Winner!! #9635332

Merna L. Nobile 8/26/2011 6:37:57 PM

Great photographers are not great because of their technique; they are great because of their passion.
Congratulations for your achievement, August, 25, 2011. Merna

Tammy Espino 8/26/2011 6:52:07 PM

Big congrats on your winner~ :) #9635537

Bunny Snow 8/26/2011 8:16:31 PM

I can feel this flowers wonderful texture with my eyes, compliments of your wonderful sharpness and clarity, Donna. This is a creation full of wonder and so well done and deserving of this gold medal win. Congratulations on both the gold, and trying new things successfully. #9635778

Agnes Fegan 8/26/2011 9:16:35 PM

Congratulations on your winning image! #9635883

Mary K. Robison 8/27/2011 1:46:27 AM

This is superb, Donna ~
Congratulations on your well earned win! #9636095

Carol Eade 8/27/2011 5:02:59 AM

So beautiful, Donna, congratulations! #9636361

Julianne Bradford 8/27/2011 7:22:40 AM

A big congrats on this wonderful winner Donna! #9636574

Claudia Kuhn 8/27/2011 7:35:39 AM

Beautiful Donna, congrats! #9636605

Emile Abbott 8/27/2011 2:29:23 PM

Beautiful gold badge for this winner, Donna #9637367

Kathy Cline 8/27/2011 5:11:48 PM

Well deserved

Allen O. Howard 8/27/2011 7:10:54 PM

Very, VERY well done Donna! Congratulations to you on your finalist/winner!!! #9637851

Mike Clime 8/27/2011 8:43:01 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Donna! #9637960

Sabrina Ryan 8/28/2011 7:34:23 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Awesome Winning image, Donna! #9638424

Terry Cervi 8/28/2011 9:14:15 AM

Congrats on your gorgeous win, Donna! #9638572

Laura E. Swan 8/28/2011 9:56:05 AM

Oh I can totally see this as a greeting card. Blank inside for all occasions.

This is so very beautiful, Donna!

HUGE Photobucket

ON GOING GOLD! Much deserved! I hope you will make cards to share with family and friends and to sell!!!!

-Laura :D #9638623

Susan Fox 8/29/2011 10:03:19 AM

Congratulations Donna! #9640682

Tarun Bose 8/29/2011 10:24:29 AM

Congrats for your winner, Donna. #9640740

Patricia A. Coblentz 8/29/2011 1:26:12 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Donna!! #9641041

Bunny Snow 8/29/2011 8:12:21 PM

Perfectly titled and the capture and PS work is pure perfection. Definitely a high priority winner, Donna. Congratulations, again, this is so well created and is a job well done.

Usman M. Bajwa 8/31/2011 10:33:27 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!

UB. #9645659

Raymond Pauly 9/2/2011 3:10:17 PM

Great textures and presentation here, Donna! Congratulations! #9649407

Renee Doyle 9/4/2011 7:34:41 AM

Beautiful treatment Donna!! Belated but BIG congratulations to you! #9652264

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 9/4/2011 3:18:03 PM

Thanks everyone, you guys are AWESOME!!! Keep up the beautiful work!!!



Joseph M. Muench 4/30/2012 6:53:57 AM

Absolutely gorgeous, Donna. Great title too! You are so talented.
-Joe #10114756

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