Poetic Symmetry

Michelle Alton 2/17/2011 3:07:55 PM

You are an amazing photographer, Donna. This image exemplifies that! #1354031

Lynn M. Whitt 2/17/2011 3:40:55 PM

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! #9247182

Lola M. 2/17/2011 3:50:16 PM

Beautiful colors and lighting! #9247184

Jeff Robinson 2/17/2011 4:30:04 PM

Wow Donna- What a Wonderful portrait of this Egret! Outstanding work! Jeff #9247214

Nikki McDonald 2/17/2011 6:17:04 PM

So very very fine. Bravo for your perseverance. This is truly an outstanding image, worthy of this elegant bird. I really hope you print it. #9247327

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 2/17/2011 6:22:54 PM

Beautiful image, colors and reflections Donna!,
Amalia #9247329

Renaee Dimond 2/17/2011 6:41:07 PM

stunning colours. A beautiful image #9247338

Dr Silly 2/17/2011 6:50:22 PM

Beautiful. :O) #9247343

Kathy Cline 2/17/2011 6:56:06 PM

YAY You know I love this one.
Everyone will love this egret Donna! I bet it wins an award. Those colors are unusual and just beautiful! #9247350

Kathy Salerni 2/17/2011 7:45:34 PM

Gorgeous colors on this stunning egret capture, Donna! I think we will be seeing this again! #9247385

Irene Colling 2/17/2011 8:42:05 PM

Donna, you captured this beautiful bird perfectly. The color is wonderful and the composition is excellent. #9247411

Linda L. Ruiz 2/17/2011 9:22:41 PM


Katarina Mansson 2/17/2011 10:20:35 PM

Absolutely beautiful! #9247456

Courtenay Vanderbilt 2/18/2011 5:37:18 AM

Donna, this is just stunning! #9247959

Lois Adomite 2/18/2011 6:27:39 AM

I agree this is stunning, the colors are wonderful #9248121

JO ANN CLEVELAND 2/18/2011 7:19:12 AM

Ohhh my goodness Donna! This is outstanding, love the colors and reflections, actually I love everything about it!

Your gallery is wonderful...

jo ann c.


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/18/2011 8:07:57 AM

Thank you everyone! I appreciate your encouraging comments.

Take care,

Donna #9248285

Jean E. Hildebrant 2/18/2011 8:25:55 AM

Gorgeous, Donna! :) #9248308

Jack Gaskin 2/18/2011 10:19:58 AM


Happy Shooting
Jack #9248433

Terry Cervi 2/18/2011 10:51:10 AM

What a stunning reflection and capture, Donna! #9248467

Janet McNeil 2/18/2011 11:48:03 AM

What a beauty!! Lovely light, color, reflection - everything works!! (thanks for taking the time to look in my gallery!!) #9248530

John Connolly 2/18/2011 12:14:44 PM

What a fantastic job you did on this one Donna! The color and detail in this fine wildlife capture is stunning, as is your DD work! #9248569

Debra R. Harder 2/18/2011 12:27:46 PM

OMG, Donna! This has to be a winner!! Absolutely STUNNING!! FAV! Deb #9248592

Anita Hogue 2/18/2011 12:38:54 PM

Debra said exactly what I was going to say. A winner for sure! A favorite for me too! WOW! #9248607

Robert R. Goodman 2/18/2011 12:42:11 PM

Hi Donna,Beautiful color.I agree it has to be a winner.Outstanding capture!!!! #9248615

Tiia Vissak 2/18/2011 12:45:30 PM

great colors, light & reflections! #9248621

Mary Timman 2/18/2011 1:52:13 PM

This is beautiful. Fabulous detail and lighting. Love it! #9248752

Dianna Murphy 2/18/2011 3:29:37 PM

Only one word needed. Winner! #9248830

Stephen Zacker 2/18/2011 4:37:21 PM

One word.. Wow! :-) #9248915

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/18/2011 5:19:26 PM

Thanks so much!!!

Donna #9248996

Ron McEwan 2/18/2011 6:06:16 PM

OH! MY! Donna this is gold for sure in my humble opinion. Beautiful image. #9249093

Marcel J. Fernandez 2/18/2011 6:12:36 PM

First class capture! Great work, Donna. #9249116

Phyllis H. Burchett 2/18/2011 6:14:47 PM

Absolutely amazing Donna, spectacular even! #9249121

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 2/18/2011 7:04:16 PM

Unequivocally GLORIOUS, Donna! Wonderful image! :-) k #9249214

Ellen Hodges 2/18/2011 7:04:40 PM

Very fabulous and beautiful capture, Donna!! #9249217

Kerry Hill 2/18/2011 7:21:36 PM

Absolutely beautiful!! #9249245

Carolyn McIntosh 2/18/2011 10:04:00 PM

Donna, this is phenomenal!!!!! #9249374

Kathy Reeves 2/19/2011 5:28:19 AM

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! #9249741

Stephanie Frey 2/19/2011 8:21:38 AM

Wow, outstanding clarity, colors and details! Just wonderful, Donna!! #9250037

Emile Abbott 2/19/2011 12:04:26 PM

One word on this capture, Donna. WINNER #9250294

Patrick Rouzes 2/19/2011 7:35:48 PM

Donna , I have to sum it up like Emile! Winner! Good luck, indeed! #9250738

Barbara Waldoch 2/19/2011 11:26:00 PM

Terrific capture, Donna! #9250916

Carol L. Fowler 2/20/2011 1:16:33 PM

Beautiful! Love the colors! #9251984

Mariann Kovats 2/20/2011 11:23:46 PM

Stunning! #9252471

Amanda J. Tanner 2/27/2011 3:57:10 PM

A most beautiful image! I see winner on this one. Nice work Donna! #9264812

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/14/2011 2:42:27 AM

Thank you everyone, your comments are very inspirational!!!!

Donna #9289717

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 3/18/2011 8:44:24 PM

AWESOME Donna, a winner for sure, SUPER SHOT! #9298669

Laura Greene 3/19/2011 8:15:07 AM

An amazing shot in every way. I especially love the colors and detail. Of course it's a winner! #9299324

Monika Sapek 3/19/2011 5:27:31 PM

Fantastic capture, Donna! Love the colors! #9299904

Mary Dimitriw 3/19/2011 6:33:05 PM

Stunning Donna!! A winner IMO as well. #9300002

Thomas E. Hinds 3/19/2011 7:43:12 PM

Beautiful capture, Donna! Lovely detail and the colors are incredible! #9300090

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/19/2011 7:45:42 PM

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!!

Donna #9300100

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 3/20/2011 3:19:45 AM

I'm no. 19 who added this to favorite, Donna. We'll be seeing this again and I'm betting: Grand Prize. Big WOW!!! #9300325

Bill Houghton 3/20/2011 10:04:10 AM

Donna, this is just beautiful. Great shot. Bill #9300986

Tracey Martinez 3/20/2011 10:09:36 AM

Beautiful! #9300994

Cindy Bendush 3/21/2011 8:08:23 PM

Beatutiful and elegant capture Donna! #9307356

Steve M. Harrington 3/22/2011 1:28:56 PM

Superb! One of your finest, Donna!
Steve #9309460

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/24/2011 4:34:54 PM

Thank you for all of your kind and inspirational comments!!! #9315347

Melinda B. Shiflet 3/26/2011 2:07:30 PM

This is absolutely lovely, Donna!! Gorgeous piece of work, here!! #9318686

Jeffrey M. Smith 3/28/2011 8:25:03 PM

OUT-BLOODY-STANDING! Wonderful egret shot, with exceptional focus/framing and backround. Very Well Done
Jeff #9323129

Gary Lange 3/30/2011 6:53:54 AM

Donna, WONDERFUL!!! #9325711

Robyn A. Terrell 4/3/2011 3:31:05 PM

Truly stunning, Donna. Looks like a winner to me! #9332712

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/3/2011 4:07:13 PM

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!

Take care,



Freddy Bland 4/4/2011 7:44:53 AM

This definitely has to be a Winner, Donna! I could stare at this for hours and hours!!!! #9333829

Carla Capra 4/5/2011 6:11:51 AM

Gorgeous, gorgeous image, Donna!
;) CC #9335444

Emile Abbott 4/7/2011 9:17:59 AM

Stunning Perfection #9339131

Anita Hogue 4/28/2011 12:35:20 PM

I still think I would try one more time, Donna! Maybe third time will be the charm. I've never had 20 pics as favorites, WOW! #9377730

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/28/2011 12:39:13 PM

Thank you for all of your inspirational comments!! I appreciate your support!!

I resubmitted this photograph today Anita, thanks for your vote of confidence!!!

Take care,

Donna #9377743

Patrick Rouzes 4/28/2011 2:34:22 PM

Glorious golden tones, whites, lighting, reflection, detail & pose captured here, Donna! Good luck with this, my friend! #9377939

Marilyn K. Lincecum 4/28/2011 2:49:57 PM

Beautiful in every way..gorgeous light, color and reflection. This one goes into my fav's!! #9377969

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/1/2011 10:23:45 PM

Thank you Patrick and Marilyn!!! #9383857

Summer A. Kozisek 5/4/2011 10:10:22 PM

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! #9389879

Phyllis A. Houghton 5/5/2011 11:41:35 AM

Wow, to capture this beautiful great egret is like a dream, but to see this at sunset must have blown you away. You captured it so well, getting some action. Incredible. #9390636

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/5/2011 11:46:19 AM

Thank you Summer and Phyllis!! #9390641

Liz blahh 5/5/2011 2:39:01 PM

So beautiful, love the golden tones! #9390812

Leslie McLain 5/26/2011 5:45:27 PM

Stunning capture, colors, and reflection, Donna. #9430276

Michelle L. Frick 5/28/2011 9:10:06 PM

Donna, this is so amazingly beautiful! I love the contrast and colors! Perfection!! #9433271

Susan K. Snow 6/1/2011 12:29:40 AM

Stunning, Donna. Stunning perfection. Beautiful colors, tonality, sharpness and clarity, and balanced composition. Pure perfection! #9438094

Christopher Budny 6/1/2011 11:47:38 AM

Such a beautiful capture, Donna! I'll just congratulate you now, because this has to win at some point! ;) #9438955

Glenn E. Traver 6/2/2011 5:05:03 PM

Beautifully done Donna ~ GT #9441170

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/19/2011 3:29:48 PM

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!!

Donna #9615146

Julianne Bradford 8/21/2011 1:08:56 PM

I'm so thrilled that Tamron saw your great talent in this photo Donna! Winner winner winner! #9618659

Bunny Snow 8/22/2011 4:31:02 PM

I'm thrilled for you to be featured in Shutterbug for this Grand Prize win and your Tamron lens. Finally, the noticed you deserve. This image is pure poetry: the colors and tonality, the composition of the bird and its artistic stance, and the breathtaking lighting all of which you captured. It is pure poetic symmetry..And a grand prize winner!!!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/24/2011 2:51:28 PM

Thank you Julianne and Bunny.I appreciate your constant support!!!

I'm so excited and honored to have been selected as the Grand Prize winner, in the recent Tamron/Shutterbug Nature Photography contest. A new lens is a BIG TIME bonus for me!!!



Cecil P. Whitt 10/31/2018 9:51:32 PM

Slamming...I've always wanted to shoot nature...no need you are, lovely, C.

Leslie McLain 1/1/2019 4:41:39 AM

Congrats on a stunning winner, Donna. Love it. #11744076

Emile Abbott 1/1/2019 9:53:17 AM

Congrats Donna on this magnificent Gold Winner. #11744184

Jeff Robinson 1/1/2019 12:24:01 PM

Congrats Donna on your Well Deserved Win! #11744215

Patrick Rouzes 1/1/2019 2:44:10 PM

Congrats on this well-deserved & gorgeous Gold Winner, Donna! #11744264

Linda S. Smith 1/1/2019 4:32:17 PM

Congrats on winning the GOLD Donna! This is a gorgeous capture and a well deserved win! #11744277

G. Margaret Hennes 1/3/2019 8:40:24 PM

This is stunning and so well deserved Donna! Big congratulations! #11744657

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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

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