Abundance of Life

© Donna LaMattino Pagakis

Abundance of Life

Bobbi Rae level-addict 10/31/2010 10:25:01 AM

nice image :o) #1322754

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 10/31/2010 10:31:06 AM

A beautiful image to end off the month with, Donna! I love the low POV! The colors, water and birds in flight are all so lovely! #9006480

Shelly A. Van Camp level-addict 10/31/2010 10:35:09 AM

A beauty, Donna!! Love the colors! #9006486

Melinda F. Schneider level-addict 10/31/2010 11:04:54 AM

Stunning!!! #9006547

Leslie McLain level-addict 10/31/2010 11:45:04 AM

Amazing capture and colors, Donna. #9006609

Jeff W. Robinson level-addict 10/31/2010 12:11:11 PM

This is Outstanding - Very Beautiful Donna! Jeff #9006662

Joy Rector level-addict 10/31/2010 1:18:21 PM

awesome #9006844

Susie Peek-Swint level-addict 10/31/2010 1:34:39 PM

Terrific image Donna ~ wonderful colours and dd work combining the images! #9006878

Amalia Sylvia Ms Arriaga Salinas level-addict 10/31/2010 1:44:31 PM

Fantastic work Donna!,
Amalia #9006890

Stan Kwasniowski level-addict 10/31/2010 2:06:02 PM

Donna, excellent #9006947

Hendrik Storme level-addict 10/31/2010 3:32:18 PM

Amazing colors and mood,wonderful work Donna!!! #9007099

Linda Blair level-addict 10/31/2010 3:35:56 PM

Gorgeous!!!! #9007108

Nina Shields level-addict 10/31/2010 4:06:18 PM

Fantastic work, Donna, both in and out of the camera. A very creative concept with terrific results - well done! #9007149

Carla Capra level-addict 10/31/2010 4:06:21 PM

Awesome layering, lighting and composition.
;) CC #9007150

Patrick Rouzes level-addict 10/31/2010 6:41:08 PM

WOWW, glorious colors, tones, lighting, perspective, clarity,textures, & mood here, Donna! I feel you have a winning image here, my friend! WTG! #9007392

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 11/1/2010 11:35:46 AM

Thank you for all of your kind and inspirational comments!

A special "THANK YOU" to my good friend, Kathy Cline, who was with me on this adventure of a lifetime!

Take care,

Donna #9008703

Kara Hendricks level-addict 11/1/2010 11:37:24 AM

Donna this image knocks my socks off!! WOW on the color and details you captured... Man, you can capture a seashore like NOBODY'S BUSINESS woman!! Another winner I hope!! #9008706

Julianne Bradford level-addict 11/1/2010 12:16:59 PM

Winner winner in my book Donna! Wonderful work! #9008749

Stan Kwasniowski 11/1/2010 4:31:41 PM

Donna, gorgeous #9009079

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-addict 11/1/2010 6:12:28 PM

Beautiful and wonderful DDR work, Donna! :-) k #9009274

Alexandra Hankova 11/4/2010 1:02:35 PM

This is full of life and liveness! :-) Awesome! :-) #9014376

Sherran Andersen level-addict 11/4/2010 4:12:26 PM

Beautiful ddr... looks so peaceful (yes, even with the thought of all the gulls flying around my head :o lol). #9014537

Dianna Murphy level-addict 11/5/2010 8:14:29 AM

Wow, so beautiful. Love the colors. #9016052

Phyllis Burchett level-addict 11/8/2010 7:55:28 AM

Fabulous capture and colors Donna! #9021016

Debra R. Harder level-addict 11/8/2010 9:29:35 AM

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE THIS, Donna!! The lighting, colors and silhouette of the birds are outstanding. FAVED!! Deb #9021261

Daniella Puente level-addict 12/2/2010 8:52:04 AM

Congrats on this wonderful capture and being featured today in the Digital Darkroom Donna! #9076190

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 12/2/2010 9:13:49 AM

Thanks to each and every one of you! I appreciate your inspirational comments!!

Donna #9076246

Kathy Cline level-addict 12/2/2010 9:25:27 AM

GOOD MORNING SWEETEST DONNA P.!!
I always love your images. They are all winners.
Beautiful x a million. God has blessed you with an incredible talent!! #9076274

Michele Peterson level-addict 12/2/2010 11:42:08 AM

Donna, this is amazing!! #9076510

Steve M. Harrington 12/2/2010 12:22:52 PM

A fine image, Donna! Nice to see it featured in the DD Newsletter. :)
Steve #9076557

Katarina Mansson level-addict 12/2/2010 10:24:16 PM

Congratulations on your DD feature Donna! #9077397

Mary K. Robison level-addict 12/3/2010 2:09:37 AM

Donna, this is a true work of art ~ just gorgeous!
CONGRATULATIONS on its selection for the Digital Darkroom newsletter! #9077479

Julianne Bradford level-addict 12/3/2010 9:10:29 AM

Wow! They were so smart to choose this terrific work of art Donna :-) Congratulations girlfriend! #9078279

Gina Cormier level-addict 12/4/2010 9:10:08 PM

Gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!!!! #9080713

Ken Smith level-addict 12/5/2010 6:44:46 AM

Congrats in advance on silver or gold! Super work, Donna! #9081242

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 12/5/2010 4:34:23 PM

Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes and super comments. I truly appreciate each and every one!!!

Another big THANK YOU to Kathy Cline!!! We sure saw a spectacular and memorable sunset!!!

Donna #9082022

Amanda D. Austwick level-addict 12/6/2010 10:25:25 AM

Gorgeous Donna, Congratulations!!! #9083621

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 12/7/2010 7:47:07 AM

Thank you Amanda! #9085337

Dianna Murphy level-addict 12/8/2010 10:48:16 AM

congratulations DD feature. #9087644

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 12/8/2010 10:53:29 AM

Thank you Dianna! #9087650

Renata Gusciora level-addict 12/9/2010 3:39:57 PM

This is gorgeous,Donna!I love the colors!Awesome shot and view! #9089868

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 12/9/2010 3:42:06 PM

Thank you Renata!!! #9089873

Renee Doyle level-addict 12/13/2010 12:21:04 PM

Big Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!! #9096849

Emile Abbott level-addict 12/13/2010 12:39:10 PM

Excellant capture and huge congrats on finalist Donna #9096969

Marilyn Cornwell level-addict 12/13/2010 1:26:13 PM

Beautiful Finalist, Donna! Congratulations! #9097399

Tammy M. Anderson level-addict 12/13/2010 1:30:26 PM

Congrats Donna on this beautiful finalist. #9097435

Patricia A. Coblentz level-addict 12/13/2010 1:33:42 PM

Congratulations on this amazing finalist, Donna!! I think we will see this one again :) #9097465

Julianne Bradford level-addict 12/13/2010 1:39:30 PM

Congratulations on all your great finalists Donna! This one is such a stunner. I hope it goes Gold! #9097511

Bojan Bencic level-addict 12/13/2010 1:40:51 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. #9097522

Bunny Snow level-addict 12/13/2010 2:24:29 PM

Wow! Awesome, Donna. Nothing wrong with your vision. This is stunning. The colors and tonality are amazing. You and Mother Nature make a wonderful team!!!
Congratulations on your finalist. #9097782

Phyllis Burchett level-addict 12/13/2010 2:52:36 PM

Congrats on this awesome finalist Donna! #9097941

Carol L. Fowler level-addict 12/13/2010 3:30:10 PM

Congrats! #9098249

Jessica Jenney level-addict 12/13/2010 3:54:45 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your stunnning finalist! #9098412

Christopher J. Budny level-addict 12/13/2010 4:05:35 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #9098482

Marcel J. Fernandez level-addict 12/13/2010 4:27:05 PM

Looks like a winner to me. Congratulations, Donna! #9098565

Susan Fox level-addict 12/13/2010 5:28:09 PM

Love the energy of this photo, with All the motion of the birds and the waves. Congrats! #9098893

Nancyj Hovey level-addict 12/13/2010 7:33:09 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving FINALIST! 8O) #9099629

Merna L. Nobile level-addict 12/13/2010 7:50:16 PM

It is my honor to congratulate and celebrate your award for November, 2010. Merna #9099759

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-addict 12/13/2010 7:53:31 PM

This is beautiful Donna! Congratulations on your awesome finalist!

jo ann c.
#9099792

Graeme Chow level-addict 12/13/2010 8:01:30 PM

Fantastic shot and effects.CONGRATULATIONS ! Donna. #9099872

Linda A. Braddock level-addict 12/13/2010 8:15:27 PM

Donna, Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!! #9100006

Allen O. Howard 12/13/2010 8:17:28 PM

Congratulations Donna! A beautiful finalist! #9100026

Tad Bowman 12/13/2010 8:27:19 PM

Beautiful light and very nice composition. Congratulations. #9100116

Debra R. Harder level-addict 12/13/2010 8:47:53 PM

This is truly magnificent, Donna! Huge congratulations on another OUTSTANDING finalist! Deb #9100327

Glenn E. Traver level-addict 12/13/2010 8:50:58 PM

Congratulations Donna on this Stunning Finalsit ~ GT #9100354

Terry Cervi level-addict 12/13/2010 8:53:29 PM

Congrats on this outstanding finalist, Donna! #9100369

Naomi Weiser level-addict 12/14/2010 1:01:44 AM

i love it! great color, congrats! #9100924

Jill Odice level-addict 12/14/2010 12:50:33 PM

Congrats #2 :-) #9102921

Stephanie Frey 12/14/2010 4:43:28 PM

Beautiful! Congrats on a wonderful finalist. Hope it sees gold :) #9103451

Paul Parent level-addict 12/14/2010 5:47:44 PM

Outstanding Shot ! #9103632

Susan M. Hembree level-addict 12/14/2010 8:49:12 PM

love all the colors in this, Donna! congratulations on your finalist! #9104061

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-addict 12/14/2010 8:50:17 PM

Gorgeous colors Donna..Congratulations on a well deserved finalist and good luck in the next round. #9104063

Stefania Barbier level-addict 12/15/2010 2:33:14 AM

amazing colors and capture... congratulations! #9104491

Toni Riggs level-addict 12/15/2010 2:52:07 AM

This is gorgeous, congrats! #9104526

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-addict 12/15/2010 1:23:13 PM

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome finalist!

Photobucket #9106466

Karen Celella level-addict 12/16/2010 7:48:55 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist, Donna! #9108973

Renata Gusciora level-addict 12/16/2010 7:45:04 PM

Huge congratulations on this amazing finalist,Donna!!!:) #9110277

Karen E. Baumann level-addict 12/21/2010 1:54:51 PM

Beautiful finalist, Donna!!!! #9118553

Alex T. Mizuno level-addict 12/29/2010 9:44:36 PM

Outstanding image Donna! Your exposure setting is just perfect for this. Silhouettes of the birds and colors are beautifully captured. Belated congratulations on your Finalist!!! #9131883

Thomas E. Hinds level-addict 12/31/2010 7:46:47 AM

Beautiful image, Donna! #9135017

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-addict 12/31/2010 10:12:11 AM

Thanks again for all of your congratulatory wishes and amazing comments. I am deeply touched!

Donna #9135213


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Description

While dredging the sand, from the bottom of the harbor, hungry seagulls were there in abundance!

Adjusted in Bridge, PS CS 4 and Nik Software.

Oceanside Beach, California
April 15, 2010

RAW / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC / 18 mm / Continuous Shooting Mode
F 9 @ 1/400 ISO 800

*Nature & Landscapes*

Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/400 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 18.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 10/31/2010 9:41:37 AM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest Finalist


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