Making Memories

Sherran Andersen Student 5/27/2011 8:56:08 PM

How sweet. #1380693

Ann Coates 5/27/2011 9:41:05 PM

Wow, amazing capture here. I love the look on the big fish's face, he looks a bit grumpy. #9432097

Carolyn M. Fletcher 5/28/2011 2:23:07 AM

Looks like a winner to me! #9432149

Michelle Alton 5/28/2011 3:03:25 AM

Very difficult shot to make, and you've succeeded with aplomb, Donna. #9432177

Jack Gaskin 5/28/2011 3:21:45 AM

WONDERFUL CAPTURE Gotta love the kids reactions

Happy Shooting
Jack #9432198

Joannie M. Bertucci 5/28/2011 3:55:54 AM

Another gold badger winner Donna...marvelous work! #9432243

Rolando Rosito 5/28/2011 4:58:06 AM

This is a winner to me Donna, fantastic! #9432347

Carol Eade 5/28/2011 5:20:25 AM

Fabulous image, Donna, terrific comp! #9432373

Joy Rector 5/28/2011 5:30:27 AM

beautiful shot #9432390

Mary Dimitriw 5/28/2011 5:55:08 AM

Wow, just stunning Donna!! #9432420

Jill Odice 5/28/2011 11:05:22 AM

This went right into the favs! It is screaming WINNER!!!! ;- 0 have a great weekend Donna! #9432705

JudyAnn Rector 5/28/2011 11:51:17 AM

Wonderful image, Donna... super work in a very difficult situation. #9432729

Erica Murphy 5/28/2011 2:47:07 PM

What a wonderful photo Donna!! I know how hard it was to get anything there, and this is such a great shot!! #9432880

Debra R. Harder 5/29/2011 8:51:04 AM

Your timing/exposure is absolutely superb on this, Donna!! A winner in my book all the way! Deb #9433836

Deborah C. Lewinson 5/29/2011 6:09:29 PM

Wow, awesome shot, Donna, a fav and best wishes for a win!

Debby #9434420

Phyllis Burchett 5/29/2011 7:18:26 PM

Wonderful capture Donna! #9434516

Bob Cournoyer 5/30/2011 3:20:03 AM

How did you get that grumpy fish to be looking down at her finger?? #9434861

Lisa J. Boulden 6/2/2011 6:47:43 AM

Delightful capture, Donna!
Lots of interest.
Great comp!
~♥~lsia #9440384

Phyllis Burchett 6/22/2011 1:02:14 PM

Congrats on this fabulous finalist Donna! #9473593

Kathy Salerni 6/22/2011 1:09:28 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Donna! #9473636

Kathy Wesserling 6/22/2011 1:33:14 PM

What a wonderful picture and a perfect title! It is these small moments in time that we remember all our days. Congratulations for your Finalist. #9473774

Carol Eade 6/22/2011 1:36:05 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna! #9473795

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 6/22/2011 2:06:58 PM


HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/22/2011 2:09:40 PM

I'm so excited, thank you everyone!!!

Donna #9474033

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/22/2011 2:28:53 PM

Huge congrats, Donna! Beautiful capture and well deserved! #9474157

Amy M. Wilson 6/22/2011 3:25:29 PM

Big congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Donna!! #9474432

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/22/2011 3:57:32 PM

Congrats on your finalist, Donna! This gets my vote for best in show!
Best wishes,
Debby #9474689

Jill Odice 6/22/2011 4:06:43 PM

So far I am right :-) WINNER :-) Congrats, I love this! #9474775

Kay E. Mahoney 6/22/2011 4:35:51 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. Good luck in the next round.

Renee Doyle 6/22/2011 4:47:01 PM

Your aquarium series is fantastic Donna!! Congratulations! #9475076

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/22/2011 4:55:52 PM

Congrats on your super finalist Donna!

Best of luck in the next round!

jo ann c.


Phillip R. Connolly 6/22/2011 5:08:17 PM

Congratulations, Donna!!! This is a stunner, and I'm sure it will go further!! Excellent capture!!

Phil #9475219

Randy D. Dinkins 6/22/2011 5:31:50 PM

Great capture, congratulations! #9475360

Lisa J. Boulden 6/22/2011 6:28:49 PM

Love it!
~♥~Lisa #9475738

Mary Dimitriw 6/22/2011 6:32:30 PM

So glad to see this one again! Amazing Finalist Donna! #9475759

Nancy J. Bergeson 6/22/2011 7:00:45 PM

Stunning, awesome composition, Congrats on your Finalist #9475900

Dick Jenkins 6/22/2011 7:08:46 PM

Love it, love it, love it......... #9475948

Monnie Ryan 6/22/2011 7:40:11 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #9476195

Usman M. Bajwa 6/22/2011 8:18:35 PM

CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist and good luck up next, Donna!!!

UB. #9476509

Ann Coates 6/22/2011 9:39:35 PM

Congrats on your superb finalist! #9476854

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/22/2011 9:42:51 PM

Congratulatiions on your finalist and good luck in the next round !! #9476866

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/22/2011 9:42:55 PM

Congratulatiions on your finalist and good luck in the next round !! #9476867

Dianne 6/22/2011 10:24:03 PM

Beautiful! Congratulations! #9476998

Naomi Weiser 6/22/2011 11:24:42 PM

pictures tells a full story, I love it, congrats! #9477110

Janet McNeil 6/23/2011 4:02:09 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9477672

Marilyn Cornwell 6/23/2011 4:18:39 AM

What a strong Finalist! This is amazing! #9477756

Kathy Cline 6/23/2011 6:57:17 AM

So sweet Donna, just wish some of mine turned out this amazing! Congratulations on a well deserved award. #9478363

Katarina Mansson 6/23/2011 7:34:33 AM

Excellent and heartwarming photo. Congratulations Donna! #9478522

Kelley J. Heffelfinger 6/23/2011 7:57:26 AM

Definitely a difficult shot, but you did it. Love the fish & kids. Well done. #9478587

Christopher J. Budny 6/23/2011 10:27:33 AM

Congratulations, Donna! I tried several like this while I was in CA, but nothing seemed to come out remotely this good. #9478865

Erica Murphy 6/23/2011 10:47:30 AM

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Donna!! #9478920

Maria Coulson 6/23/2011 11:27:35 AM

Donna, love the clarity and colors. Congratulations1 #9479036

Patrick Rouzes 6/23/2011 11:46:46 AM

Congratulations, Donna! WTG! #9479084

Leslie McLain 6/23/2011 12:12:56 PM

Congrats on two beautiful finalists, Donna. #9479200

Elida Gutierrez 6/23/2011 12:49:42 PM


Kathy Cline 6/23/2011 12:58:54 PM

Well Im not surprised.
I hope your celebrating.

Phyllis Burchett 6/23/2011 1:14:19 PM

Nope, no surprise here....big congrats Donna on this wonderful winner!!! #9479452

Joseph M. Muench 6/23/2011 1:19:29 PM

Hey, Donna...way to go!
-Joe #9479473

Cathy Barrows 6/23/2011 1:25:16 PM

Congrats on your win...very nice #9479495

Monnie Ryan 6/23/2011 1:27:42 PM

YES! WTG, Donna -- congratulations! #9479503

Daniella Puente 6/23/2011 1:30:33 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this great prize Donna!!!!!! #9479522

Millie A. Talarico 6/23/2011 1:34:06 PM

Congratulations, Donna!! #9479539

Judy V. Kennamer 6/23/2011 1:34:48 PM

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Donna!!! #9479542

Sarah A. Christian 6/23/2011 1:35:59 PM

Congratulations, Donna, for your spectacular Winner! #9479547

Marilyn K. Lincecum 6/23/2011 1:43:26 PM

WTG Donna!! Congratulations on your First Place Win !! #9479573

Melissa Olsen 6/23/2011 1:52:07 PM

A perfect 1st place win!
Congrats! #9479600

Agnes Fegan 6/23/2011 1:57:35 PM

Congratulations ... a beautiful winning image! #9479621

Denis Bennett 6/23/2011 2:12:53 PM

great, amusing, and riveting! #9479674

Ellen Hodges 6/23/2011 2:19:21 PM

Huge congrats on your awesome winner, Donna!! #9479694

Sabrina Ryan 6/23/2011 2:30:47 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Winning image, Donna! #9479716

David Phalen 6/23/2011 2:34:50 PM

Huge Congrats on your First Place Winner!! #9479733

Michelle Alton 6/23/2011 2:54:05 PM

The judges did very well with this first place selection Donna. I love this image. Congratulations. #9479825

Mike Umbreit 6/23/2011 3:10:12 PM

Donna - Congratulations! That is such a neat shot! - Mike #9479882

Bunny Snow 6/23/2011 3:16:11 PM

The judges picked this First Place winner perfectly. Congratulations, Donna, I also love this creation!!!!! #9479904

Nancyj Hovey 6/23/2011 3:37:31 PM

on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9479978

Emile Abbott 6/23/2011 4:02:40 PM

You rock girl. This is such an awesome capture and well deserving of a FIRST PLACE WIN. Huge congrats Donna. You will sleep well tonight. #9480096

Christopher J. Budny 6/23/2011 4:04:59 PM

Congratulations once again! #9480109

Claudia Kuhn 6/23/2011 4:05:45 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Donna, great story telling image. #9480116

Deborah C. Lewinson 6/23/2011 4:10:29 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on your excellent first place win!!!

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/23/2011 4:27:07 PM

WTG on this fantastic winner, Donna! :-) k #9480211

Amy M. Wilson 6/23/2011 4:35:45 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful First Place winner, Donna!! #9480260

Michele Peterson 6/23/2011 4:36:23 PM

Congratulations on this BIG win, Donna!! #9480263

marcia A. molnar 6/23/2011 4:44:58 PM

Wonderful work! Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful shots! #9480325

Leslie McLain 6/23/2011 4:54:48 PM

Congrats on an amazing winner, Donna. #9480401

Tammy L. Newcomb 6/23/2011 5:01:47 PM

Great Job and many congrats to you.

Cindy Hamilton 6/23/2011 5:15:23 PM

What a great story telling winner. Love it! #9480508

Jessica Jenney 6/23/2011 5:16:23 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous First Place Win! #9480513

Rolando Rosito 6/23/2011 5:37:04 PM

I knew it Donna, Big Congratulations!! #9480584

Carol Eade 6/23/2011 5:38:19 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on your First Place, it's such a wonderful image! #9480590

Linda D. Lester 6/23/2011 5:42:16 PM

AWEsome shot....Congratulations on your first place win! #9480615

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/23/2011 6:55:05 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #9480883

JO ANN CLEVELAND 6/23/2011 6:55:29 PM

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #9480884

Mary Dimitriw 6/23/2011 7:00:14 PM

Congratulations on your First Place Winner Donna! This is such a magical image, well deserved! #9480905

Julianne Bradford 6/23/2011 8:28:15 PM

This is just fabulous Donna! I couldn,t be happier for you! A huge congratulations on this first place winner! Wo-oo woo! #9481060

Renee Doyle 6/23/2011 9:30:58 PM

Told you it's an awesome series!! Big Congratulations on this excellent First Place Winner Donna!! #9481180

Usman M. Bajwa 6/23/2011 10:05:23 PM

So happy to see this get the First Place Gold, Donna. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #9481258

Katarina Mansson 6/23/2011 11:05:05 PM

100% theme fit - and so gorgeous photo! Big congrats Donna! #9481306

Raymond Pauly 6/23/2011 11:10:05 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Donna! #9481320

Alan L. Borror 6/24/2011 2:43:54 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful first place image, Donna! Great moment captured. #9481509

Stefania Barbier 6/24/2011 3:20:52 AM

WTG Donna, congrats on your first prize winner!!! #9481576

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/24/2011 3:49:08 AM

Huge Congrats, Donna! #9481678

Patrick Rouzes 6/24/2011 7:26:39 AM

Congratulations, Donna! WTG! #9482289

Dr Silly 6/24/2011 8:20:59 AM

Congratulations Donna on your Gold. :O) #9482460

Michael Robichaud 6/24/2011 9:53:01 AM

Beautiful keepsake photo, a well deserved first place photo! Congrats. #9482560

Datha Y. Thompson 6/24/2011 10:06:42 AM

I L O V E this Donna!! Excellent WINNER!! #9482579

Tarun Bose 6/24/2011 10:11:43 AM

Big congrats for your outstanding winner, Donna. #9482592

Tiia Vissak 6/24/2011 10:52:47 AM

Congratulations on your Winner! #9482707

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/24/2011 2:22:46 PM

Thank you everyone, you have left so many kind and inspirational comments. I'm deeply honored and moved to tears of joy. Also, a huge THANK YOU to the Judges and Jim Miotke!! I really enjoy being a member of this community of OUTSTANDING photographers!!! I have made so many life long friends on this website!!!

Wow, how exciting!!! Thanks again!!!

Donna #9483102

Monika Sapek 6/24/2011 3:15:08 PM

Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Donna! Wonderful capture! #9483203

Kim Andelkovic (Kovic) 6/24/2011 4:14:16 PM

Congratulations Donna on your 1st place win.....its a wonderful image :-) #9483318

Marcel J. Fernandez 6/24/2011 6:12:32 PM

Congratulations, Donna on your exceptional First Place Winner. #9483525

Allen O. Howard 6/24/2011 11:51:47 PM

Fantastic Donna! A B*I*G congratulations! #9484097

Anita N. Hogue 6/25/2011 4:37:24 AM

A fabulous first place winner, Donna! Congratulations! #9484372

Maria Capilupi 6/25/2011 8:15:57 AM

Awesome image, well-deserving of first place. Congratulations Donna! #9484678

Mary Beth Aiello 6/25/2011 8:58:04 AM

WTG, Donna. Huge congtrats on this spectacular GOLD. Just gorgeous. #9484761

Debra R. Harder 6/25/2011 10:00:15 AM know how I feel about this amazing image, Donna! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb #9484847

Guy D. Biechele 6/25/2011 3:41:02 PM

Outstanding, Donna! Congratulations on your First place win. #9485429

Stanley C. Sims 6/25/2011 5:39:15 PM

Stunning image Donna. Well deserved of the gold. Congratulations. #9485595

Evy Johansen 6/25/2011 9:22:03 PM

Wonderful image, Donna! Big congratulations on your win!! #9485896

Robert K. Bemus 6/25/2011 10:05:59 PM

Great moment with phenomenal color and light, Donna...congrats on a wonderful First Place Win!!


Janet Fikar 6/26/2011 5:22:22 AM

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486583

Bojan Bencic 6/26/2011 5:41:51 AM

Congratulations on your win, Donna. #9486639

Mitch Spence 6/26/2011 9:28:46 AM

Congratulations, Donna, on another wonderfully captured aquarium image and on your gold. #9487127

Robert Jensen 6/26/2011 9:57:23 AM

Great capture - glad the judges chose this one. #9487204

Kate Jackson 6/26/2011 1:31:02 PM

Congratulations Donna on your win! #9487613

Mike Clime 6/27/2011 2:16:40 AM

Congratulations on your winner,Donna! #9488739

Lydia Williams 6/27/2011 7:28:49 AM

This is fantastic, Donna...what a memory and keepsake to have. Well done!
Congratulations on your win! #9489475

Maria Coulson 6/27/2011 7:49:21 PM

Donna, huge congratulations on your first place!! #9490767

Mary K. Robison 6/28/2011 12:07:27 AM

Donna, this is marvelous!
Congratulations on your First Place Win! #9490987

Christine Czernin 6/28/2011 9:14:13 AM

Many congrats on this fabulous win, Donna.
One can see the wonder and admiration of the kids, without seeing their faces. #9492099

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/28/2011 5:18:33 PM

Thank you all so very much! Your comments are a true inspiration and deeply appreciated!!

Take care and best of luck!

Donna #9492946

Karen E. Baumann 6/29/2011 8:02:43 AM

Such a great image for the theme of sharing, Donna!!! A big congratulations for this first place win! And, for so many of your WATER SPORT images featured in the Snapshot!!! #9494678

Karen Bacon 6/30/2011 3:58:43 PM

Congratulations Donna on this fantastic winner! #9497647

Ellen Hodges 6/30/2011 6:34:20 PM

Super detail and color, Donna!! #9498007

Nadia Paul 6/30/2011 11:24:40 PM

Congrats on your wonderful winner Donna! #9498489

Terry L. Ellis 7/1/2011 6:42:23 AM

An awesome first place win, Donna! Huge congratulations! #9499252

Merna L. Nobile 7/11/2011 4:10:13 PM

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna


JudyAnn Rector 7/13/2011 2:03:29 PM

Loved it the moment I saw it the first time... CONGRATULATIONS on a very well deserved win!! #9527893

Carolyn McIntosh 7/14/2011 5:42:00 PM

Thought I should visit your gallery again. This is one amazing photo and so well captured and composed.

I have been MIA for awhile. #9530614

Craig W. Myers 7/16/2011 8:47:00 PM

Just outstanding, Donna. Great story image. Congratulations. #9534854

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman 7/28/2011 3:47:31 PM

Wonderful - my favorite of all! #9560445

Josie Detmers 11/6/2011 2:53:45 PM

Perfect candid shot, Donna!! Congratulations on your award! You have lots of beautiful photos in your gallery!! #9787776

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi 1/15/2012 7:14:56 PM

Wow, amazing capture! Congratulation, Donna! #9922423

Rod Partington 8/3/2012 7:41:01 AM

Fantastic capture! Well deserved win. #10261105

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/3/2012 7:54:02 AM

Thanks again to each and every one of you. Your kind and inspirational comments are AWESOME.....very much appreciated!!

Take care,

Donna #10261133

Gunther Allen 8/20/2013 5:50:31 PM

What a treat to look through your gallery... Such awesome winning photos. Great eye and congrats on your achievements! #10815131

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Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 30, 2010

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC
F 2.5 @ 1/320 ISO 1600

*Monthly Theme- Sharing*

Exif: F Number: 2.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

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