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Freddy Bland 1/2/2011 8:44:14 PM

Beautiful photo and stop-action, Donna! Great comp and color, too! #1340758

Datha Y. Thompson 1/2/2011 8:52:05 PM

LOVE this Donna!! PERFECT in every way!! :) #9139684

Michele Peterson 1/2/2011 9:52:01 PM

Donna, this is great!!! #9139721

Sarah A. Christian 1/3/2011 12:12:54 AM

This is great, Donna! What a "happy" capture! Well done. The colors are magnificent and the image is so uplifting and full of optimism! #9139771

Melinda F. Schneider 1/3/2011 2:19:41 AM

Wonderful depiction of "happy!" #9139821

Nikki McDonald 1/3/2011 5:10:38 AM

Unbridled joy, Donna, and the light and color are terrific. Love this capture. #9140063

Jack Ryan 1/3/2011 5:31:22 AM

Outstanding action image...wonderful comp and color...great work. (Sure wish I could jump like that!) #9140111

Marcie A. Fowler 1/3/2011 6:21:39 AM

Love it . . . what a happy image. Great colors as well. #9140229

Richard B. Hallick 1/3/2011 6:52:55 AM

Really like your daughter's exuberance, and the background of the sea and setting sun. #9140271

Phyllis Burchett 1/3/2011 8:00:24 AM

Beautiful Donna, Happy New Year to you too! #9140451

Jill Odice 1/3/2011 11:47:19 AM

This is so great Donna! Wahoo!!!Happy New year :-) WE got 4 inches of snow last night, so that is what I am shooting :-) The foam on the sand almost looks like snow ! #9140740

Patrick Rouzes 1/3/2011 1:02:51 PM

WOW, Donna, superb tones, colors, lighting, reflections, comp, beauty & mood captured here! Looks like a Winner to me, my friend!

Happy New Year, Donna! #9140813

Julianne Bradford 1/3/2011 2:23:02 PM

Exceptional capture Donna! What a great image to start out the new year! Happy New Year girlfriend! #9140879

Marilyn K. Lincecum 1/3/2011 8:03:19 PM

Beautiful and happy image...fantastic lighting and colors. Great way to start the New Year!! #9141356

Karen Celella 1/4/2011 5:40:49 AM

Fabulous action shot in a gorgeous scene that really makes you feel good just looking at it! Wonderful, Donna! #9141973

Fanie Heymans 1/7/2011 1:14:44 AM

What a fabulous capture and wonderful pose, Donna! Great timing! #9147633

Laura E. Swan 1/9/2011 10:28:42 PM

How light hearted and fun! Beautiful image Donna!

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU AND YOURS!

-Laura #9152881

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 1/13/2011 10:32:23 AM

Thank you for all of your kind comments.

Take care,

Donna #9160516

Sarah A. Christian 1/31/2011 10:18:09 PM

Such a wonderful joy of life and living you have portrayed here, Donna! It is so totally uplifting and very refreshing! Another exceptional image! #9204938

Michelle L. Frick 2/1/2011 11:54:24 AM

This makes me smile from ear to ear! She's so beautiful and you've captured the fun and her spirit here so perfectly! Happy New Year my friend! I adore you! #9206330

Erica Murphy 2/20/2011 8:45:25 AM

Awesome Donna!! Perfect for this month's theme! #9251425

Julianne Bradford 8/29/2012 7:22:33 AM

YAY! Celebration for sure! Congratulations on this wonderful finalist girlfriend!! #10295766

Erica Murphy 8/29/2012 11:44:22 AM

Congratulations on this FUN finalist Donna! #10296805

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/29/2012 5:50:53 PM

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Donna!

jo ann c. #10297930

Nikki McDonald 8/29/2012 7:16:50 PM

Incredible light and color. Congratulations on this joy filled finalist, Donna. #10298228

Christopher J. Budny 8/30/2012 1:24:46 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #10299810

Phyllis Burchett 8/31/2012 10:45:22 AM

BIG congrats Donna on this wonderful finalist!!! #10301534

Jessica Jenney 8/31/2012 1:17:43 PM

Congrats, Donna on all your fabulous finalists! #10301796

Renee Doyle 8/31/2012 6:34:09 PM

Wonderful mt capture and finalist Donna! Congrats! #10302292

Stefania Barbier 8/31/2012 7:21:53 PM

gorgeous winner, huge congrats Donna!!! #10302324

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/31/2012 7:25:34 PM

Thank you everyone! I really appreciate all of your kind comments and congratulatory wishes.

This is an extra special win, because it is a photograph, of my lovely daughter. I have fond memories of this sunset, at the beach!!!

Take care,

Donna

#10302335

Ellen Hodges 8/31/2012 7:59:38 PM

Huge congrats on a gorgeous winner!!! Lovely daughter and image, Donna!!! #10302459

Rona L. Schwarz 8/31/2012 9:13:47 PM

Your daughter - WOW! And now she has Gold! Amazing capture of pure joy and the light and colors are fantastic! Huge Congratulations, Donna, on this wonderful Gold Winner and special keepsake! #10302677

Michele Peterson 8/31/2012 10:21:19 PM

Congratulations, Donna, what a special memory for you! #10302748

Katarina Mansson 9/1/2012 12:06:29 AM

Congratulations on another beautiful winner Donna! #10302844

Dr Silly 9/1/2012 5:04:49 AM

Congratulations Donna on your win, for this beautiful capture. :O)
#10303116

Anita N. Hogue 9/1/2012 5:21:17 AM

A delightful capture, Donna! Congratulations on this beautiful winner! #10303160

Leslie McLain 9/1/2012 5:23:35 AM

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Donna. #10303165

Kay E. Mahoney 9/1/2012 5:55:42 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Donna. #10303227

Jessica Jenney 9/1/2012 6:04:18 AM

Congratulations, again Donna on another fabulous win! #10303259

Monnie Ryan 9/1/2012 6:41:47 AM

Outstanding, Donna - congratulations! #10303361

Claudia Kuhn 9/1/2012 7:19:44 AM

Congratulations Donna on a terrific winner #10303435

Julianne Bradford 9/1/2012 8:14:49 AM

Yay! Congrats girlfriend! #10303507

Linda L. Ruiz 9/1/2012 9:01:42 AM

Super huge congrats. love this. #10303583

Joseph T. Pilonero 9/1/2012 9:28:21 AM

What a lovely, joyous capture! Love it. Congratulations, Donna. TED #10303650

Diane Dupuis-Kallos 9/1/2012 10:12:21 AM

I love it!!! congrats!! #10303713

Emile Abbott 9/1/2012 11:08:56 AM

Congratulations on another gorgeous winner, Donna #10303748

Dan J. Holm 9/1/2012 2:30:44 PM

Beautiful, evocative and full of life! Awesome shot, Donna! Congrats! #10304165

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/1/2012 3:40:32 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #10304280

Renee Doyle 9/1/2012 4:02:15 PM

Congrats on another outstanding winner Donna!!! #10304350

Don Johnson 9/1/2012 6:23:20 PM

Outstanding shot! Really, really great. Congratulations! #10304552

Carla Capra 9/1/2012 7:36:38 PM

Love this joyful winner.
Congratulations. #10304646

Deborah C. Lewinson 9/2/2012 5:54:37 AM

Congrats, Donna, on another superb winner!

Debby #10305005

Phyllis Burchett 9/2/2012 8:47:57 PM

Congrats Donna!!! #10306016

Laura E. Swan 9/2/2012 9:52:17 PM

On This Beautiful Gold Win, Donna. You and Julianne are always blowing me away!

This is so beautiful!!!
-Laura :D #10306047

Susan M. Campbell 9/3/2012 8:25:04 AM

#2....awesome!!! #10306574

Ken Smith 9/5/2012 4:04:30 AM

Doesn't get better than this. Congrats, Donna!! #10309135

Christine Czernin 9/5/2012 10:29:03 AM

Just gorgeous, Donna. You captured a wonderful mood with your lovely daughter.
Congratulations on your gold win. #10309903

Kathy Cline 9/6/2012 4:09:01 AM

Congratulations x a million Donna. You had a great month and well deserved! #10310883

David M. Montero 9/9/2012 5:54:20 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Donna! #10316071

Usman M. Bajwa 9/13/2012 3:39:45 AM

Big CONGRATZ on your second Second Place Gold, Donna!!!

UB. #10320795

Carmody Baker 9/15/2012 8:30:54 PM

You just feel it . Congrats! #10324572

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...Happy New Year!!!

Oceanside Beach
Oceanside, California
December 30, 2010

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Tripod / Aperture Priority / -.33 EC / 50 mm
F 5 @ 1/500 sec ISO 400

*Monthly Theme-Celebration*

Exif: F Number: 5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on 1/2/2011 8:31:09 PM

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner


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