Touch of Sunshine

Carol Quina level-classic 3/5/2013 7:08:36 PM

Beautiful Donna! The petals have a look almost like fabric! Cool! #1517800

Erica Murphy level-classic 3/5/2013 7:10:48 PM

Stunning close up Donna!! You're rockin' your new lens! #10598043

Christopher Budny level-classic 3/5/2013 7:16:29 PM

Wow... fabric... desert formations... crepe paper... Fantastic capture! #10598046

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 3/5/2013 7:45:20 PM

Cool floral close-up and pov, Donna. Really like it!

UB. #10598072

Nikki McDonald level-classic 3/5/2013 8:54:58 PM

The layers of color, light and texture in this close-up are astonishing, Donna. Gorgeous #10598121

Terry A. Stoa level-classic 3/5/2013 9:17:27 PM

Ooo-la-la, I think you have a winner here, Donna. #10598131

Tiia Vissak 3/6/2013 12:07:18 AM

a cool close-up! #10598189

Joy Rector 3/6/2013 4:28:29 AM

excellent shot #10598351

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/6/2013 6:58:58 AM

Thank you kindly everyone!!!

Take care,


Bob Cournoyer level-classic 3/6/2013 7:33:35 AM

Tis a beauty! #10598647

Mitch Spence level-classic 3/6/2013 10:50:38 AM

Yep, right, beauty. #10598829

Michele Peterson level-classic 3/7/2013 4:07:47 PM

Donna: Queen of the Flower Fields!

A beautiful, beautiful photo! #10600481

Allen Hughes level-classic 3/7/2013 11:12:11 PM

WOW! This is absolutely stunning. #10600835

Julianne Bradford level-classic 3/8/2013 7:29:50 PM

So_o gorgeous Donna! #10601847

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 3/9/2013 8:41:44 AM

Thanks again to each of you. Your comments are truly inspirational!!!

Donna #10602606

Cindy Bendush level-classic 3/12/2013 8:41:31 PM

Striking line and detail Donna! #10607093

Erica Murphy level-classic 4/28/2013 4:06:59 PM

Congratulations Donna!

Kathy Salerni level-classic 4/28/2013 4:25:11 PM

Congrats on all your beautiful Finalists, Donna! #10671168

Michele Peterson level-classic 4/28/2013 4:57:01 PM

Congratulations, Donna, I still love this one! #10671311

Julianne Bradford 4/28/2013 5:46:43 PM

Congrats again my friend! #10671555

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/28/2013 7:04:46 PM

Thank you very much. This one is extra special, the first of many trips, to the Flower Fields this year. Plus, I was with two very good friends.

Take care,



Stefania Barbier level-classic 4/29/2013 12:24:20 AM

congratulations Donna! #10672379

Debra R. Harder 4/29/2013 7:47:06 AM

This is all your finalists, Donna! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! And yes...if you're ever up this way (Oregon), please let me know. I would love for you to visit. We'd have a blast!!!! #10673250

Emile Abbott level-classic 4/29/2013 1:55:50 PM

Congratulations Donna. #10674025

Nadia Paul level-classic 4/29/2013 4:31:54 PM

Gorgeous Donna - congrats on your finalist! #10674326

Carol L. Fowler 4/29/2013 6:27:42 PM

Beautiful! Congrats! #10674563

Martha R. Mazon level-classic 4/29/2013 7:17:08 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner, Donna!! #10674704

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 4/29/2013 7:29:03 PM

Congrats, Donna, on your beautiful and excellent winner!

Debby #10674736

Michele Peterson level-classic 4/29/2013 7:52:50 PM

I am not surprised to see this get gold, Donna! Just beautiful!! #10674836

Julianne Bradford level-classic 4/29/2013 8:29:08 PM

Whoo-whoo! Congrats on your beautiful Gold winner Donna! #10674921

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 4/29/2013 8:47:12 PM

Thank you BetterPhoto friends and judges. I appreciate your constant inspiration and support.

Take care,



Sylvia Rourke level-classic 4/29/2013 9:01:40 PM

congrats on your gold and stunning marco shot. #10674996

Alex T. Mizuno 4/29/2013 11:00:11 PM

Congratulation on your win Donna! Excellent macro shot!! #10675145

Nadia Paul 4/29/2013 11:40:58 PM

Congrats on your well deserved win Donna! #10675183

Jill Odice level-classic 4/29/2013 11:47:42 PM

Congrats on your win Donna! This is beautiful! #10675201

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 4/30/2013 1:33:29 AM

Congratulations Donna on a beautiful Second Place win. #10675311

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 4/30/2013 4:25:27 AM

HUGE CONGRATZ on the terrific Gold Win, Donna!!!

UB. #10675494

Anita Hogue 4/30/2013 4:52:49 AM

The colors and details are fabulous! Congratulations, Donna! #10675549

Monnie Ryan 4/30/2013 6:49:26 AM

Congratulations on a well-deserved win, Donna! #10675776

Emile Abbott level-classic 4/30/2013 7:49:19 AM

Congratulations on your gold winner, Donna. #10675926

Debra R. Harder 4/30/2013 10:10:19 AM

No surprise here my do everything brilliantly!!! Huge congratulations, Donna, on your BEAUTIFUL GOLD WINNER!!! YEAH!!! (and thank you so much for your sweet comments on my image...appreciate it!) #10676218

Daniella Puente 4/30/2013 10:49:32 AM

Beautiful photo Donna, congrats! #10676344

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 4/30/2013 4:38:01 PM

Beautiful winner Donna, congrats! #10676868

Cindy Bendush level-classic 4/30/2013 7:45:58 PM

Huge congratulations on your gold! #10677148

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 4/30/2013 11:25:55 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful Winner, Donna!! #10677364

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 5/1/2013 7:40:38 AM

I LOVE it when you go to that flower field, Donna. Nature at its most beautiful.... and this is no exception. Huge congrats on this simply stunning Gold. #10677763

Erica Murphy level-classic 5/1/2013 8:54:51 AM

What a wonderful WINNER Donna!! Congrats to you!!! #10677839

Kathy Salerni level-classic 5/1/2013 9:27:13 AM

Big congrats on winning Gold for this outstanding image, Donna! #10677880

Phyllis A. Houghton level-classic 5/1/2013 1:40:43 PM

Congratulations on a Golden Photo!! #10678169

Katarina Mansson 5/4/2013 5:11:03 AM

Another superb macro floral from you - congratulations on the 2nd place Donna! #10681336

Christopher Budny level-classic 5/7/2013 10:55:16 AM

Congratulations, Donna! #10684937

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 5/7/2013 3:19:10 PM

Wonderful work as always, big congrats Donna! #10685238

Carmody Baker 5/10/2013 9:25:02 AM

Beautiful Donna. Congratulations! #10688331

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/10/2013 9:28:05 AM

I'm honored and touched by all of your kind comments and congratulatory wishes.

Thank you!

Donna #10688341

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My first visit, to the Flower Fields, this year. Thanks for a great time Julianne and Erica.


Exif: F Number: 9, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 3/5/2013 6:35:23 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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