Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 11/21/2010 4:10:22 AM

What a Great moment captured - Outstanding Donna! Jeff #1329153

Aimee S. McMaster 11/21/2010 4:16:33 AM

...outstanding is right,..what a delightful capture! #9054676

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe 11/21/2010 4:24:57 AM

Wonderful capture. I'm so happy to not see a pier. I was beginning to think somebody planted you in the sand in front of it... LOL..JUST KIDDING!! This is a great shot! #9054692

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 11/21/2010 4:33:42 AM

Imagine his fascination...this is fantastic, Donna! #9054705

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 11/21/2010 4:36:15 AM

WOW! Amazing photo, Donna. Love it. #9054711

Dr Silly level-deluxe 11/21/2010 4:37:20 AM

Awesome capture. Get well soon. :O) #9054714

Maria A. Gonzalez level-deluxe 11/21/2010 4:39:45 AM

This is such a storytelling image,Donna.
Beautiful moment captured,pose and expression..
Thank you for the birthday wishes,I really appreciated.Have a great day. #9054717

Anita Hogue 11/21/2010 4:40:28 AM

WOW, this is absolutely fabulous, Donna! #9054719

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-deluxe 11/21/2010 5:07:28 AM

All I can say is WOW. Such a fantastic story. A winner in my book.
JP #9054755

Tammy M. Anderson level-deluxe 11/21/2010 5:14:01 AM

Perfection, Donna. Sure we will see this again. #9054775

Joy Rector level-deluxe 11/21/2010 5:21:07 AM

beautiful #9054793

Katarina Mansson 11/21/2010 5:27:05 AM

WINNER! Love this. Excellent job Donna.
PS. Hope you get better soon! #9054817

Jack Gaskin 11/21/2010 5:35:14 AM

Like your Finalist Shot a match man in Heaven.

looking forward to the Grandson getting a bit older and doing this type of day next summer.

Happy Shooting
Jack #9054834

Liz blahh 11/21/2010 5:40:57 AM

Great image! #9054852

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 11/21/2010 5:41:42 AM

Always a perfect pair; young kids at the aquarium! Nicely done! #9054853

Ron McEwan level-deluxe 11/21/2010 5:46:50 AM

Not only is it a great photo, it is full of feeling, well done for sure WTG Donna #9054870

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 11/21/2010 6:19:44 AM

Another winner for you, Donna -- the colors, light, and child's pose are all just perfect. Gorgeous. #9054957

Mitch Spence level-deluxe 11/21/2010 6:44:13 AM

That's just beautifully done, Donna. The colors in the aquarium are splendid, as is the pose of the child and the reflected light on him from the water. #9055013

Jillian Danielson level-deluxe 11/21/2010 8:27:16 AM

WOW Donna!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it!!! #9055127

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/21/2010 8:42:56 AM

You have all left such inspirational comments. Thank you!!

Take care,

Donna #9055145

Debra R. Harder 11/21/2010 10:04:44 AM

OMG, Donna!! Every time I take a peek at your gallery, there is something amazing!! This is a winner all the way!! FAVED!! Deb #9055323

Ken Smith level-deluxe 11/21/2010 1:57:29 PM

I always like these kinda exception here, Donna...outstanding!! #9055658

Jean E. Hildebrant 11/21/2010 4:23:12 PM

Oh Donna, this is WONDERFUL!!! I love it! Looks like a children's illustration! Full of wonder and magical! Hope we see this one again wearing gold! :) Get well soon! #9055799

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 11/21/2010 6:39:15 PM

I love this shot! The lighting, color and detail are amazing, Donna! #9055999

Julianne Bradford 11/21/2010 7:47:44 PM

Beautiful capture with just the right lighting and detail and I love your PP work Girlfriend :-) #9056072

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-deluxe 11/21/2010 8:02:00 PM

Wonderful capture Donna!,
Amalia #9056084

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/21/2010 10:12:06 PM

Thank you everyone!!!

Donna #9056248

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 11/21/2010 10:40:19 PM

Oh! Donna! Is it just ME cuz I see WINNER written all over this one! This is TERRIFIC!

The fish look almost surreal and the colors in the tank? BEAUTIFUL, and his wonderment?! As if he is embracing and hugging the whole experience!

This makes me want to be little again. Not just short!

Outstanding! -FAVD!
-Laura #9056286

Steve M. Harrington 11/21/2010 10:43:52 PM

What a wonderful moment you have captured here, Donna! I hope I can continue to retain a small bit of the wonder he feels and can embrace the big, colorful world in the same way. I find this image inspiring.
Steve #9056293

Rony Sagy 11/21/2010 10:43:54 PM

Spectacular image, great detail, color and composition. Indeed it is telling a story. Fantastic work, Donna. #9056294

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 11/21/2010 10:45:10 PM

Fantastic!!!!!! Always a great combo but this is one amazing and wonderful capture Donna!! We will see this beauty again ! #9056298

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 11/22/2010 4:24:38 AM

A wonderful and adorable capture, Donna. #9056727

Ann H. Belus level-deluxe 11/22/2010 7:12:25 AM

Outstanding moment captured in time, Donna! This is fantastic; color, comp, detail, light and mood just perfect! I love taking my grandkids to Birch, they are always totally "immersed!" #9057171

Phyllis H. Burchett level-deluxe 11/23/2010 6:20:23 PM

Such a wonderful capture Donna, perfection! #9060514

Eric Highfield level-deluxe 11/23/2010 11:43:56 PM

This is really famtastic! Well seen and captured! #9060840

SaMi Martin level-deluxe 11/25/2010 7:09:48 AM

Great job Donna; love it! #9062833

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 11/25/2010 7:10:52 AM

Thanks again for all of your awesome comments.

Donna #9062835

Stephen Zacker 11/29/2010 4:02:12 AM

One word... Fantastic! #9068881

Nikki McDonald level-deluxe 12/5/2010 5:27:38 PM

I always like to go against the tide, Donna, but this month I simply cannot. This is wonderful in every way and my favorite of your November entries. I live the lighting, the colors, the pose, the expression -- in short, everything about it and I am sure it will go on. Others that made the short list are Be Happy (she is sooo pretty), Aermotor (nice textures and a great theme entry), and Abundance of Life (can't get over the movement in the sea here). Good luck. #9082116

Cheryl Schneider 12/13/2010 12:16:52 PM

Fantastic image! Congratulations! #9096832

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/13/2010 12:21:22 PM

Thank you for all of your very inspirational comments!

Take care,

Donna #9096850

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/13/2010 12:57:59 PM

Congrats on this MOST Wonderful finalist Donna! #9097131

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/13/2010 12:59:41 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. #9097143

Lisa J. Boulden level-deluxe 12/13/2010 1:10:32 PM

An AWESOME finalist!!!
~♥~Lsia #9097237

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/13/2010 1:48:14 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Donna...I hope to see it again! Good luck :) #9097580

Laura E. Swan level-deluxe 12/13/2010 2:22:11 PM


On This Super Finalist, Donna! WOW!!! HA! #9097771

Jean E. Hildebrant level-deluxe 12/13/2010 2:24:05 PM

You know I told you before how much I love this one, Donna! So happy to see it here! Hope it's wearing gold next time I see it :D #9097781

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/13/2010 2:49:00 PM

Amazing finalist and well deserved Donna. #9097917

Carol L. Fowler 12/13/2010 3:05:29 PM

Congrats on this FInalisT! #9098055

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/13/2010 3:23:44 PM

Thank you for all of your very kind and inspirational comments. I also appreciate your congratulatory wishes!!!

Take care,

Donna #9098209

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 12/13/2010 3:39:22 PM

I just love this shot!! Congratulations Donna! #9098305

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 12/13/2010 4:06:09 PM

Glad to see this one go on... Congratulations! #9098488

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 12/13/2010 4:08:11 PM

Great shot, Donna..congratulations!!! #9098501

Marcel J. Fernandez level-deluxe 12/13/2010 4:26:20 PM

Wonderful work here, Donna. Congratulations! #9098562

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 12/13/2010 4:48:32 PM

Wow, Donna, congratulations on your finalist for this gorgeous story telling image!

Debby #9098717

SaMi Martin level-deluxe 12/13/2010 5:47:22 PM

I love this; Congrats Donna on your finalist! #9098992

Graeme yew Chow level-deluxe 12/13/2010 6:00:22 PM

Big congratulations ! wonderful work consider the high ISO shot, Donna. #9099036

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 12/13/2010 6:40:47 PM

Congrats on your amazing finalist, Donna! #9099255

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/13/2010 6:47:09 PM

Excellent image, Donna...good luck in the next round! #9099279

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/13/2010 7:52:52 PM

Congrats on all of your beautiful finalists, Donna. #9099783

Debra R. Harder 12/13/2010 8:11:24 PM

I knew this was a winner all the way, Donna! Huge congratulations on your superb finalist! Deb #9099966

The Judges at 12/13/2010 8:42:24 PM

Great shot at the aquarium! #9100266

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 12/13/2010 9:36:47 PM

on your very deserving FINALIST! 8o) #9100602

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 12/13/2010 10:23:18 PM

Congratulations on a superb Finalist, Donna!! #9100725

Datha Y. Thompson 12/13/2010 11:05:58 PM

Congratulations Donna!!! L O V E IT!!! #9100792

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 12/13/2010 11:15:44 PM

Beautiful capture, Donna. CONGRATZ on this and your other equally wonderful Finalists and good luck up next.

UB. #9100808

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe 12/14/2010 3:52:56 AM

Huge congrats and very best luck on your extremely awesome finalists, Donna!! #9101335

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/14/2010 9:09:52 AM

Thank you kindly! I appreciate your congratulatory wishes and inspirational comments!!!

Take care,



Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 12/14/2010 11:26:30 AM

Your finalists are so gorgeous! All First price quality!! Congrats, and wish you the best for the next round! #9102625

Nancy L. Green level-deluxe 12/14/2010 11:58:02 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Donna, VERY well deserved!! <>< #9102713

Jill Odice level-deluxe 12/14/2010 12:49:54 PM

This is the coolest image! It deserves the grand prize I think! Absolutely beautiful work Donna! Congrats :-) #9102917

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-deluxe 12/14/2010 1:49:39 PM

Very inspiring Donna and absolutely a winner. A huge congrats too! #9103072

Tamara K. Walker level-deluxe 12/14/2010 4:01:00 PM


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/14/2010 4:06:46 PM

You are all such a great inspiration!!! Thank you!!!

Donna #9103337

Stephanie Frey 12/14/2010 4:44:07 PM

Congratulations on another wonderful finalist, Donna! #9103456

paul parent level-deluxe 12/14/2010 5:46:08 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S #9103629

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/14/2010 7:29:54 PM


Kathy Cline level-deluxe 12/14/2010 7:51:00 PM

Merry Christmas my dear friend Donna.
Congratulations on this KILLER SHOT and this well deserved award. I hope it wins.
MISS YOU #9103935

Sherran Andersen level-deluxe 12/14/2010 9:26:40 PM

Congrats Donna. #9104149

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/15/2010 2:32:52 AM

so sweet... huge congrats Donna! #9104490

Toni Riggs level-deluxe 12/15/2010 2:53:32 AM

Fantastic, congratulaions! #9104529

Bob Cournoyer level-deluxe 12/15/2010 7:24:34 AM

Congrats on your first, Donna.. :-) #9105143

Kathy Cline level-deluxe 12/15/2010 7:35:31 AM

Well you should have won and Im so excited for you DONNA
Hope you are feeling better and have a BLESSED day!!
xoxo #9105181

Christopher Budny level-deluxe 12/15/2010 7:35:35 AM

Congratulations again, Donna! #9105182

Jennifer L. Alder level-deluxe 12/15/2010 7:36:05 AM

Big congrats, Donna, on your beautiful winning image. :) #9105188

Katarina Mansson 12/15/2010 7:40:57 AM

WTG - congrats on your 1st place!!! #9105216

Jessica Jenney 12/15/2010 7:44:07 AM

Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous First Place Win! #9105234

Bill Johnson level-deluxe 12/15/2010 7:55:59 AM

Donna, Congrats on your fabulous winner. #9105322

Usman M. Bajwa level-deluxe 12/15/2010 8:11:45 AM

Aquarium shots are so tough to shoot. Yours deserved the First Place Gold, Donna. Huge CONGRATZ, WTG!!

UB. #9105394

Patti Coblentz level-deluxe 12/15/2010 8:15:00 AM

Big congratulations on your outstanding winner, Donna!! #9105402

Bojan Bencic level-deluxe 12/15/2010 8:17:11 AM

Congratulations, Donna. Great one. #9105411

Monnie Ryan level-deluxe 12/15/2010 8:23:00 AM

This is such a fantastic capture, Donna -- congratulations on your win! WTG! #9105434

Debra R. Harder 12/15/2010 8:23:15 AM

WTG, Donna!! Can I call them or what? LOL!! I knew this beauty would take home GOLD!! Huge congratulations on your SUPERB FIRST PLACE WINNER!! Deb #9105436

Michele Peterson level-deluxe 12/15/2010 8:24:54 AM

Yeah Donna!! LOVE this image and it is so deserving of the gold. Congratulations!!! #9105443

Terry Cervi level-deluxe 12/15/2010 8:55:00 AM

Huge congrats on your First Place win, Donna! Love it! #9105626

Jack Ryan 12/15/2010 9:05:02 AM

Congratulations, Donna...a very deserving winner! Way to go! #9105663

Rona L. Schwarz 12/15/2010 10:08:36 AM

Simply marvelous, Donna! You've really captured the awe and wonder that is childhood in a fantastically colorful story-telling image! MANY CONGRATULATIONS on your outstanding Gold Winner! #9105804

Emile Abbott level-deluxe 12/15/2010 10:12:05 AM

Well deserved first place winner. Congratulations Donna. #9105815

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-deluxe 12/15/2010 10:39:51 AM

Big congratulations on the fannn...tastic 1st Place Win Donna, I loved this!

jo ann c. #9105864

Cheryl Schneider 12/15/2010 10:42:50 AM

A well deserved award for a wonderful image. Congratulations! #9105870

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe 12/15/2010 10:50:41 AM

Too cool....Congratulations!!!!!! #9105897

Dominick M. Dimacale level-deluxe 12/15/2010 11:02:20 AM

Congratulations Donna on your Win!

Dominick #9105942

Stefania Barbier level-deluxe 12/15/2010 11:14:25 AM

fantastic win, congratulations!!! #9105982

Anita Hogue 12/15/2010 11:58:32 AM

Congratulations on your fabulous first place win, Donna! #9106140

Gina Cormier level-deluxe 12/15/2010 12:32:49 PM

Congrats on this wonderful gorgeous image Donna!!!!! #9106247

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 12/15/2010 12:38:16 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your awesome win!

Photobucket #9106270

Kim Andelkovic 12/15/2010 12:43:27 PM

Congratulations.....awesome image ;-) #9106296

Mike Clime 12/15/2010 12:54:14 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Donna! #9106346

Phyllis H. Burchett 12/15/2010 1:11:10 PM

Big Congrats Donna on this wonderful winner!!! #9106417

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-deluxe 12/15/2010 1:25:37 PM

This is adorable Donna..Huge congratulations on your First Place win !! #9106479

Val Feldman level-deluxe 12/15/2010 1:28:08 PM

While browsing thru the Finalists the other night, this one left me totally breathless...SO happy to see it with Gold attached! Huge congrats, Donna, on this wonderful First Place Win! #9106489

Sharon Day level-deluxe 12/15/2010 1:41:26 PM

Awesome image, Donna!!! Congratulations on your 1st Place win! #9106528

Freddy Bland 12/15/2010 1:42:24 PM

A WOW over-the-top win, Donna!!! Many congratulations!! #9106536

Deborah C. Lewinson level-deluxe 12/15/2010 1:54:15 PM

so glad to see this as a winner, Donna!

Debby #9106577

Renee Doyle level-deluxe 12/15/2010 2:42:02 PM

Didn't I say we'd see this beauty again :-)
So happy to see this win a most deserving First Place Donna - Big congratulations to you!!! #9106682

Jeana Clark 12/15/2010 3:05:19 PM

A Fantastic and Well Deserved WIN!!!!

~J~ #9106736

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 12/15/2010 3:23:46 PM

Big congratulations Donna - such a joy!! #9106811

Stephanie Frey 12/15/2010 3:31:37 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful First Place Win, Donna! #9106868

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe 12/15/2010 3:49:17 PM

Congratulations on your first place win! #9106956

Lydia Williams level-deluxe 12/15/2010 4:09:06 PM

Awesome, Donna, Congratulations!!! What a wonderful winner! #9107080

Robert K. Bemus level-deluxe 12/15/2010 5:13:29 PM

Congratulations on a well deserved First Place Win, Donna!! #9107289

Graeme yew Chow 12/15/2010 5:19:26 PM

Deserving winner and congratulations ! Donna. #9107304

Claudia Kuhn level-deluxe 12/15/2010 5:19:52 PM

Cute winner Donna, congratulations! #9107305

Graham Robards level-deluxe 12/15/2010 5:30:12 PM

Oh this just had to be first place Donna! Congratulations. ~Pat #9107341

Patrick Rouzes level-deluxe 12/15/2010 5:34:12 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Incredible Gold Medal Winner, Donna! WTG!!! #9107355

Daniella Puente 12/15/2010 5:45:26 PM

This is just amazing Donna, BIG CONGRATS to you! #9107392

Nadia Paul 12/15/2010 5:53:43 PM

Just gorgeous Donna - congrats! #9107427

Carla Capra level-deluxe 12/15/2010 5:58:57 PM

Hi Donna;
This is a precious image and an awesome capture. Congratulations on your well deserved Win.
;) CC #9107449

Sam Britt 12/15/2010 6:19:42 PM

Big Congrats on this first place win, Donna! #9107513

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/15/2010 6:25:02 PM

I am deeply honored!!! Thank you everyone!!! You are always there to inspire me with your beautiful images and kind comments!!!

I truly appreciate all of you! And thank you to the judges and the staff at BetterPhoto!

Take care,

Donna #9107527

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-deluxe 12/15/2010 6:28:50 PM

This is just sooooo wonderful! #9107532

Dennis Gay 12/15/2010 6:46:51 PM

G'day *DONNA*!

This is just sooooo darned good!!!!!
Your exposure is incredibly good, the colours are nice and rich and the whole wonderment of the scene has been expertly photographed.

My biggest, warmest Aussie congratz for the EP and WINNER awards. Most deserving indeed.

Dennis #9107603

WENDY L. BENNETT 12/15/2010 7:07:49 PM

Congrats on a most deserving winner! #9107690

Stan Kwasniowski 12/15/2010 7:40:59 PM

Donna, congratulations #9107790

Stanley C. Sims 12/15/2010 8:52:34 PM

Congratulations Donna. This is great. #9107909

Leslie McLain level-deluxe 12/15/2010 11:04:43 PM

Congrats on your terrific winner, Donna. Love this image. #9108071

Naomi Weiser level-deluxe 12/15/2010 11:17:53 PM

super congrats, what a great image! #9108077

Yulianto Soeroso level-deluxe 12/15/2010 11:41:31 PM

Yihaaa congratulation Donna ! #9108098

Cindy Bendush level-deluxe 12/16/2010 12:00:23 AM

What a terrific story here Donna! Big congrats on your excellent win! #9108111

Alan L. Borror 12/16/2010 3:50:15 AM

WOW!!! Congratulations on this awesome winner, Donna! #9108295

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-deluxe 12/16/2010 4:03:53 AM

HUGE congratulations on this fantastic Winner,Donna!! #9108326

Vicki Hunt 12/16/2010 4:22:51 AM

This is great! Congratulations! #9108378

Nancyj E. Hovey level-deluxe 12/16/2010 4:24:56 AM

Congratulations #9108387

Susan M. Hembree level-deluxe 12/16/2010 5:06:53 AM

Donna, these shots are not easy to get. Congratulations on a well deserved 1st Place! #9108537

Janet McNeil level-deluxe 12/16/2010 5:15:24 AM

Congratulations on a beautiful 1st place win!! #9108585

Mary K. Robison 12/16/2010 5:49:49 AM

What a well earned First Place Win!
CONGRATULATIONS to you, Donna! #9108705

Mary Beth Aiello level-deluxe 12/16/2010 6:49:48 AM

Absolutely spectacular, Donna. Huge congrats on this wonderful winner. #9108822

Christine Czernin level-deluxe 12/16/2010 7:00:15 AM

I just love this one.
Many congrats on this fantastic win, Donna #9108859

Karen Celella level-deluxe 12/16/2010 7:47:42 AM

Congratulations on your outstanding FIRST PLACE WINNER, Donna! #9108971

Julianne Bradford level-deluxe 12/16/2010 11:42:31 AM

Many congratulations on this awesome win Donna! Your processing and photography skills are so amazing! #9109336

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-deluxe 12/16/2010 12:22:46 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this fantastic win, Donna! :-) k #9109401

Maria Morrow level-deluxe 12/16/2010 2:48:51 PM

Congratulations on this awesome winner, Donna! #9109683

Karen Slagle level-deluxe 12/16/2010 3:46:17 PM

This is awesome, Donna. Huge congrats on your outstanding winner. #9109773

Ken Smith level-deluxe 12/16/2010 4:05:59 PM

Whoo hooo, Donna. Congrats on your win! #9109807

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe 12/16/2010 4:38:05 PM

Congrats Donna on this Fantastic 1st Place Win!! Jeff #9109894

Renata Gusciora level-deluxe 12/16/2010 7:45:48 PM

Big congratulations on your First Winner Prize,Donna!!!:-) #9110279

Linda L. Ruiz level-deluxe 12/16/2010 7:55:40 PM

A huge congrats on a well deserved first. awesome shot #9110288

Kelvin S. Murphy 12/17/2010 10:03:19 AM

Undoubtedly one of the best photos ever! Great job! #9111367

Mark Dodge 12/17/2010 12:10:38 PM

Congratulations, Donna! Way to go!
:o) #9111525

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/17/2010 12:37:11 PM

All of you have left such incredible comments! Thanks so much!!!

Donna #9111572

Marcel J. Fernandez 12/17/2010 12:45:16 PM

Donna, this is such a great image. Congratulations on your wonderful 1st place Winner and Merry Christmas to you and yours. #9111579

Maria Coulson 12/17/2010 1:28:12 PM

Donna, what a great capture. Huge congratulations! #9111628

Amanda J. Tanner level-deluxe 12/17/2010 5:31:32 PM

Congratulations Donna! A Beautiful 1st Place Winner! #9111975

Datha Y. Thompson 12/17/2010 7:22:55 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!! Excellent First Place WINNER my friend :) #9112119

Michael Umbreit 12/18/2010 5:56:20 AM

Donna - Congratulations!! - Mike #9112691

Ross Throndson 12/18/2010 7:52:16 AM

Wow...Beautiful work, Donna ! Congratulations on your 1st Place Winner ! :-) #9112891

Bunny Snow level-deluxe 12/18/2010 2:48:34 PM

This is one of my all time favorites, which you have created, captured and worked in DD. It's totally amazing and beautifully done, Donna. Congratulations on your well deserved first place winner!!! WOW!!!


marcia A. molnar 12/19/2010 5:41:18 AM

Congratulations! This is a wonderful shot! Beautiful composition and colors! #9114169

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 12/21/2010 11:12:36 AM

I am truly honored!!! Thank you everyone!!!!

Donna #9118351

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe 12/21/2010 11:51:42 AM

Congratulations on a magical shot. It is extraordinary. #9118392

Stephen Zacker level-deluxe 12/23/2010 5:39:01 AM

BIG Congratulations Donna. This is Fantastic #9121241

Rosemary Sampson level-deluxe 12/31/2010 6:41:40 AM

Wonderful capture. Lighting is perfect. So cute and well done! #9134809

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 1/2/2011 5:44:59 AM

Thank you Phyllis, Stephen and Rosemary!!!!! #9138402

Erica Murphy level-deluxe 1/18/2011 1:37:25 PM

Well, I've missed a lot of good stuff the last couple of months. I gasped when I saw this one! Then I saw it got a FIRST PLACE!! Well done and well deserved. This is fabulous! Congratulations! #9170503

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe 1/19/2011 9:27:41 AM

Thank you Erica, I'm touched by your sweet comments.

I hope we can hang out soon!

Your friend,

Donna #9175499

Kate Jackson level-deluxe 1/21/2011 4:02:13 AM

Belated congratulations Donna on your 1st Place. Adorable shot! #9182497

Steve M. Harrington 1/27/2011 12:17:50 PM

A superb image and most worthy winner, Donna!
Steve #9197451

Millie A. Talarico level-deluxe 1/27/2011 6:45:42 PM

I have to add this to my faves. Incredible capture, Donna!! #9197966

Wm Nosal 4/3/2011 2:19:09 PM

Wonderful Image!
Congratulations #9332612

Alexandra Hankova 7/16/2011 1:18:37 PM

This is beautiful! Like some kind of fairytale illustration. Congratulations! #9534249

Khalid Al-Issa 8/5/2011 10:19:46 PM

So wonderful ! You did very well here.

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50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Aperture Priority / -1 EC / 50 mm
F 3.5 @ 1/125 ISO 1600

Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 14, 2010


Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: -1.00, ExposureTime: 1/125 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

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