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ADILSON F. FERREIRA 10/31/2005 10:48:15 AM

Wonderful action capture Donna!!! #335850

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/31/2005 11:11:45 AM

Awesome action image, Donna, great job! #2018625

Janine Russell 10/31/2005 11:27:37 AM

Donna, great action capture. #2018688

Terry L. Ellis 10/31/2005 11:39:19 AM

Amazing action capture, Donna! Congratulations, Micah! WTG! Happy Halloween to you, too! #2018744

Colette M. Metcalf 10/31/2005 2:06:38 PM

Terrific shot, Donna!!! #2019406

Goshka G. 10/31/2005 2:07:23 PM

Excellent catch!!! #2019412

Carla Metzler 10/31/2005 2:17:57 PM

Great action capture, Donna!
Congratulations, Micah! #2019483

Marsha S. Smith 10/31/2005 2:55:07 PM

Looks like he is flying! Cool shot, Donna. #2019654

William C. Raco 10/31/2005 4:10:59 PM

Wow, fantastic energy, Donna!
Love the action, the water, the color and detail
Excellent work
Happy Halloween

bill #2019908

Anita Hogue 10/31/2005 4:33:10 PM

WOW, Donna, you have these action shots down awesome. I also love your new mini pic !!!!!! #2019981

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/3/2005 2:54:12 PM

Thanks to each and everyone of you. Your comments are so cool!! This was a great event to see. So many excellent riders, I'm glad I can share the images with all of you!! Thanks again!! #2032292

Vicki Hunt 11/12/2005 5:06:52 AM

I am always amazed at your action packed shots! This is great! #2065983

Stanley J. Contrades 11/22/2005 11:25:06 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist and this very well-timed action shot, Donna!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #2109027

Jenny Bosmans 11/23/2005 3:26:44 AM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist, Donna!! #2109495

Ed Heaton 11/23/2005 3:51:04 AM

Excellent job Donna! Congrats on this outstanding finalist! #2109612

Sylvia Rossler 11/23/2005 4:28:08 AM

Congrats Donna ! This is a beautiful finalist !!! #2109894

Kaye Burazin 11/23/2005 4:34:06 AM

a big congrats and best of luck in the next round! #2109942

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 11/23/2005 5:09:26 AM

Congrats to you, Donna, Good luck in the next round! #2110142

Ken Cole 11/23/2005 5:12:31 AM

As soon as I saw this, I knew it was not only a winner but a great theme entry! Awesome photo! Good luck #2110163

Life Expressions 11/23/2005 5:33:52 AM

Congrats Donna! #2110302

Marvin H. Gohlke Jr. 11/23/2005 6:05:35 AM

Great job on this shot, congratulations on it being a finalist! #2110589

Karen Engelbreth 11/23/2005 6:28:54 AM

Congrats Donna :0) #2110805

Sharon Day 11/23/2005 6:57:50 AM

Congratulations, Donna!!! WTG! #2111067

Erica Murphy 11/23/2005 7:14:21 AM

Fantastic capture Donna!! Congrats on this great shot.

Erica #2111190

Mary Timman 11/23/2005 7:45:34 AM

Fantastic action shot.
Congratulations on this and good luck on the next round. #2111360

Anita Hogue 11/23/2005 8:15:34 AM

You are so good at these shots!!!! Beautiful work!! Congratulations!!!! #2111645

Terry L. Ellis 11/23/2005 9:17:24 AM

Congratulations, Donna! Good luck! #2112057

Jill Flynn 11/23/2005 9:38:47 AM

A big congratulations on this awesome finalist Donna!! Way to go!!! #2112248

Vicki Hunt 11/23/2005 9:39:49 AM

Congratulations!!! #2112257

Elisabeth A. Gay 11/23/2005 9:41:09 AM

WOW Donna, congratulations!
ann #2112270

Dale Ann Cubbage 11/23/2005 10:03:40 AM

Congrats Donna! This is fantastic!! Love the energy!!

da #2112476

Deborah Sandidge 11/23/2005 10:35:10 AM

Action packed, super capture, Donna - congratulations on your finalists!! #2112686

Andre Marhaug 11/23/2005 12:02:46 PM

Congrats on this energic finalist, Donna. #2113150

Johnny Santoso 11/23/2005 12:04:35 PM

Excellent action photo Donna.! Great timming and dramatic actions.. regards, #2113164

Johnny Santoso 11/23/2005 12:05:56 PM

Big Congratulations Donna.! on Finalist, Best of luck on next level.. regards, #2113174

Sergio La Spina 11/23/2005 1:59:13 PM

Congratulation for your fantastic shot finalist!!! #2113919

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/23/2005 2:46:26 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!! #2114173

Noel Baebler 11/23/2005 3:26:53 PM

Huzzah, Donna! #2114334

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/23/2005 3:33:26 PM

All of your comments and support have been OUTSTANDING!!!!!!!!!!! I am so happy to be part of this great site and group of photographers and friends!!! Thank you!!! #2114363

KHAWLA Haddad 11/23/2005 3:41:39 PM

Congratulations on this awesome finalist....Best of luck in the next round!! #2114390

Chris Macer 11/23/2005 5:03:39 PM

Congrats on the finalist, Donna! #2114698

Darryl Wilkinson 11/23/2005 5:12:56 PM

WOW!!! What a fantastic capture!!! Another one?? I can't keep track... Congratulations on all of your wonderful finalists, Donna!!! BRAVO!!! #2114729

Kristi A. Howson 11/23/2005 7:37:51 PM

Awesome finalist Donna. Congratulations and best of luck in the next round! #2115192

Rakesh Syal 11/24/2005 12:24:48 AM

Congratulations on this awesome action finalist, Donna!!! #2115711

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/24/2005 10:15:25 AM

Thank you again everyone, I appreciate the great comments and congratulatory wishes. Hope you all have a great Thanksgiving.

I am thankful for all of my friends here at BP!!!!! Take care!!! #2116967

Heidi Tidd 11/24/2005 4:30:41 PM

Very nice action capture Dawn! ooo it's making me miss summer! ;-) Congrast on the finals and good luck! #2117558

The Judges at BetterPhoto.com 11/25/2005 2:53:18 AM

Very nice action shot! #2118371

Susie Peek-Swint 11/25/2005 3:04:53 PM

Many congrats on this awesome capture Donna! #2120027

Phil Sauvey 11/25/2005 3:15:22 PM

Congrats on your finalist!!!! #2120058

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/25/2005 3:25:02 PM

Thanks so much for all your great comments!! Thank you to the Judges for your AWESOME SITE!!! Take care all!!!! #2120088

Laurence Saliba 11/26/2005 12:31:43 PM

A Big Congrats Donna!!!!!!!!!! #2122809

Jill Flynn 11/26/2005 12:31:45 PM

YEAH!!!!! Congratulations on your awesome win Donna!!!!! Way to go on this fantastic shot!!!! #2122810

Jenny Bosmans 11/26/2005 12:42:23 PM

Congratulations on this terrific Winner, Donna!! #2122911

Rakesh Syal 11/26/2005 12:51:27 PM

Congratulations, Donna!!! #2123003

Nobu Nagase 11/26/2005 12:52:11 PM

Congratulations on your great win, Donna!!!

Stanley J. Contrades 11/26/2005 12:53:39 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win with this action-packed shot, Donna!!
Much Aloha,

Goshka G. 11/26/2005 12:57:46 PM

Congrtas on this wonderful win, Donna!! #2123068

Neil R. Shapiro 11/26/2005 1:27:49 PM

Terrific decisive moment and action capture. Congratulations Donna. #2123216

Mary K. Robison 11/26/2005 1:44:58 PM

Excellent capture, Donna!
Congratulations on your win!!! #2123316

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 11/26/2005 1:50:53 PM

Very cool Donna, congrats on this much deserved win! #2123373

KHAWLA Haddad 11/26/2005 1:51:46 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your 2nd Place win,Donna very cool capture and well deserved win YAAAAAAAAAAA !!!! #2123378

Kristi A. Howson 11/26/2005 1:52:09 PM

Heyyy Donna...WTG...awesome!!! Congratulations on this fantastic photograph...well deserved!!! #2123384

Heidi Tidd 11/26/2005 1:52:51 PM

Congrats Donna on this great second place win!! #2123388

Terry R. Hatfield 11/26/2005 2:01:40 PM

Congratulations On Your Winning Image Donna!!Nicely Done!!! #2123436

ADILSON F. FERREIRA 11/26/2005 2:16:41 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful win Donna!!! #2123503

Kay Beausoleil 11/26/2005 2:59:14 PM

Congratulations on your win, Donna -- you really nailed the theme! #2123683

Wally Orlowsky 11/26/2005 3:00:40 PM

Congratulations on this powerful winner, Donna! #2123693

Linda D. Lester 11/26/2005 3:01:01 PM

Congratultions........Way to go!!! #2123695

Claudia Kuhn 11/26/2005 3:02:18 PM

Awesome capture!! Big congrats on your win! #2123700

Leonard Pierce 11/26/2005 3:24:28 PM

Congratulations on your second place win Donna!!! #2123797

Sylvia Rossler 11/26/2005 4:45:53 PM

Congrats on your win Donna !!! #2123941

Stan Kwasniowski 11/26/2005 5:01:41 PM

Donna, congratulations #2123997

Deborah Sandidge 11/26/2005 5:08:20 PM

Congratulations on this exciting winning image, Donna! #2124028

Stephen Zacker 11/26/2005 5:21:14 PM

Congratulations, Donna #2124067

William C. Raco 11/26/2005 6:07:33 PM

Great action photo, Donna

Bill #2124154

Terry L. Ellis 11/26/2005 7:12:13 PM

Congratulations, Donna, on this awesome second place win! Fabulous! #2124306

Cora Miller 11/26/2005 7:24:09 PM

Wow!!! Powerful image, Donna. Congratulations on your win! #2124341

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/26/2005 7:29:02 PM

I want to thank all of you here at BetterPhoto for your congratulatory remarks. I really appreciate it so very much!!!!!!!!!!!!! What a great honor!!!!!!! #2124353

Shelly A. Van Camp 11/26/2005 7:35:03 PM

Love this...Great shot and congrats! #2124367

Linda Boehme 11/26/2005 7:43:25 PM

Congratulations on your win! This is great! #2124402

Donna J. Taff 11/26/2005 7:55:09 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic win, Donna!!!! #2124468

Joy E. Cobb 11/26/2005 9:33:16 PM

Congratulations on this well-timed win, Donna! #2124714

Evy Johansen 11/26/2005 9:56:01 PM

Big congratulations on your second place win, Donna! #2124759

Cathy Barrows 11/26/2005 10:10:13 PM

congrats...awesome #2124811

Kate Jackson 11/27/2005 4:34:33 AM

Congratulations on this awesome win Donna!! #2125314

Mary Timman 11/27/2005 5:12:20 AM

Great job and Congratulations! #2125404

Donna W. Neal 11/27/2005 6:45:20 AM


Noel Baebler 11/27/2005 8:51:15 AM

HUZZAH, Donna! #2126397

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/27/2005 12:15:52 PM

Wow, you are all so wonderful, your comments are OUTSTANDING!!!! I am truly honored!! Thanks!!!! #2126954

Patricia Robinson Trapp 11/27/2005 3:13:21 PM

Congratulations, Donna on a magnificent image!! #2127510

Chris Macer 11/27/2005 5:17:54 PM

Congrats on the win, Donna!! :) #2128062

Debra Booth 11/27/2005 6:04:35 PM

Fantastic capture, Donna!! Big congrats to you!! #2128284

Rhonda Smith 11/27/2005 7:10:56 PM

Wow Donna... great shot and well deserved win.. Big Congrats to you !! #2128679

Sergio La Spina 11/28/2005 6:05:45 AM


Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/28/2005 8:57:13 AM

Thank you so much for all the great comments!!!!! #2130647

Danilo Piccioni 11/28/2005 1:25:30 PM

So beautiful!
Congratulations!!!!! #2131409

Anna Diederich 11/28/2005 2:43:39 PM

Fantastic image! Congratulations on your win!

Anna #2131724

Sharon Day 11/28/2005 3:39:46 PM

Big congratulations on your 2nd place win, Donna!! Fantastic image and well deserved win! #2131869

Ken Smith 11/28/2005 7:12:52 PM

Donna, great picture and congrats on your 2nd place finish. This picture would qualify for Adventure as well. #2132527

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/29/2005 9:14:39 AM

Thanks again everybody!! I appreciate it!!! Since we are getting to the end of November, I better get busy and post another BMax Wave image. My children rode with some friends this past weekend. I will take your advice Ken and submit an Adventure image. Thanks!! #2134401

Jill M. Flusemann 11/30/2005 5:35:28 AM

This is an incredible winner! Congratulations!!! #2137149

Cathy M. Gromball 11/30/2005 9:28:16 AM

Congratulations on your Second Place win, Donna!

Cathy :) #2137903

Dan Holm 12/1/2005 3:59:17 PM

Alright, Donna!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!! #2143106

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/2/2005 8:46:11 AM

Thanks again to all of you!!! #2145600

Deborah C. Lewinson 12/3/2005 8:21:44 PM

Awesome capture and well-deserved win, Donna!
Hearty congratulations!
-Debby #2149853

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/14/2005 10:42:52 AM

Thanks so very much Debby!! It is an honor to win!! Very cool!! #2185695

Taylor 12/30/2005 8:15:17 PM

Congratulations. It fit the monsthly theme very well. #2236777

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/2/2006 10:56:07 AM

Thanks Taylor!! #2244915

Terrill Province 1/12/2006 3:18:42 PM

YIKES ~ I can't believe how fast you have to be to get this shot! You're as talented as he is, Donna.


Sandra Freyler 4/13/2006 11:41:21 AM

This is way tooo cool! Congratulations, Donna! Well deserved! #2639545

Mary N C. Taitt 4/27/2006 7:18:08 AM

Congratulations on this fantastic win! great action shot! #2697303

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 4/28/2006 7:13:52 PM

Thank you Terrill, Sandra and Mary!! Your comments are AWESOME!!! #2703785

Susan Williams 6/23/2006 1:52:30 PM

Congrats on all of your WINS1
wow what a great action shot!!!
Hard to get that exact moment, and you did it! Very special

Bill Wyatt 6/23/2006 2:44:02 PM

Congratulations on your Winner, Donna!!! #2941641

Lynne Morris 6/23/2006 2:51:43 PM

Congratulations Donna, this is an awesome shot! #2941694

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/23/2006 8:48:43 PM

Thank you Susan, Bill and Lynne for your great congratulatory wishes.

I recently entered this image in the San Diego County Fair. It took 5th place, or honorable mention. I'm excited!!

Take care everyone and have an awesome summer!!! #2942943

Graeme yew Chow 6/30/2006 7:38:29 PM

Hi Donna, thank you so much for your encouragements. This was a deserved winner . #2972334

Alice Lero 7/10/2006 6:26:58 PM

Wow Donna...this picture is fantastic! You look like you took this picture by being right in the water with him. Unreal! What a GREAT capture! :) #3010812

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/12/2006 8:05:02 PM

Thank you Graeme and Alice for your great comments!! #3021471

Abdusalam A. Al-Tuwijri 9/9/2006 1:09:26 AM

great shot #3286240

John V. Roscich 10/13/2006 8:06:40 AM

JOHN #3444341

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/13/2006 11:21:59 AM

Thank you Abdusalam and John for your cool comments! #3445117

Mary K. Robison 11/28/2006 3:08:13 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb action capture, Donna! It deserves its winner plaque!! #3643876

Mary K. Robison 11/28/2006 3:10:48 PM

P.S. So what if it's for Oct. '05? Still a deserved winner!! ;) #3643882

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/28/2006 3:18:18 PM

Thank you Mary!!! #3643898

Mike Dawson 1/5/2007 10:57:24 PM

Superb timing #3786570

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 1/6/2007 10:19:18 PM

Thanks Mike!! #3790335

Roger Fry 2/9/2007 4:17:37 AM

Fabulous shot Donna! Makes my meagre attempts at bodyboarding sink without trace !

Roger #3928680

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/9/2007 10:48:44 AM

Thanks so very much Roger! #3929800

Crystal L. Craig 9/4/2007 6:13:56 PM

Awesome Capture Donna! Wow! Tons of energy, action and suspense! Very well cone and a Huge congrats!!! #4747213

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/5/2007 7:33:06 PM

Thank you Crystal! #4752827

Lisa J. Boulden 11/26/2007 1:51:14 PM

a big W*O*W!!!
--lisa #5127071

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/26/2007 2:14:41 PM

Cool, THANKS Lisa!! It is an AWESOME wave!!! #5127164

Hurk (Steve) Hurkett 12/22/2007 10:11:52 AM

Super capture, Donna ... Congratulations on this winner .......

.......................... Steve #5243465

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 12/22/2007 10:20:48 AM

Thanks Steve! #5243483

Gilbert W. Covington 3/22/2008 6:21:53 PM

Great action capture Donna. #5680157

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 3/22/2008 7:58:07 PM

Thanks Gilbert!!! #5680643

Lisa J. Boulden 11/10/2008 4:11:05 AM

Spectacular capture, Donna!
Congrats of your winner!
~Lisa #6733052

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 11/10/2008 1:36:26 PM

Thank you Lisa! #6735561

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This is Micah in the middle of a rolo. I thought it would fit perfectly into the monthly theme "Energy". Captured 10-29-05 at the Waveloch International Championships in Mission Beach, CA. Micah took 4th place in the Mens Bodyboard Division.

Uploaded on 10/31/2005 10:46:07 AM

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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