Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 10/1/2013 7:30:08 PM

Here are the before exposures... #1546618

Tiia Vissak 10/2/2013 12:09:26 AM

well done! #10859631

Colette M. Metcalf 10/2/2013 2:48:14 AM

What a wonderful capture, Donna!! Terrific work here. #10859709

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic 10/2/2013 3:02:55 AM

Your best aquarium capture yet! This one has the WOW factor!! Great work, my friend!!! #10859716

Joy Rector 10/2/2013 4:03:59 AM

well done #10859770

Michele Peterson level-classic 10/2/2013 6:58:04 AM

Oh wow, I would have never known this was 5 exposures, Donna! Fabulous dd work, and a really great final image! Very cute!! #10859958

Julianne Bradford 10/2/2013 12:39:47 PM

Gorgeous result of your expert work Donna! #10860270

Emile Abbott level-classic 10/2/2013 2:35:24 PM

Terrific work Donna. Your efforts paid off for sure. #10860454

Naomi Weiser level-classic 11/2/2013 9:13:04 AM

i love the way you combined the shots! looks great #10888228

Robert Jensen level-classic 4/27/2014 7:39:21 AM

superb capture #11031277

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 4/27/2014 3:40:50 PM

Love it!!!

Congrats again, Donna! #11031881

Nikki McDonald level-classic 4/27/2014 8:13:04 PM

Congratulations on the Finalist, Donna - the 4th and maybe the 5th that I've seen so far. Nice variety, too. Great month. Good luck. #11032313

The Judges at level-classic 4/28/2014 11:25:47 AM

Well done combination of exposures/images. #11033019

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 4/28/2014 12:10:34 PM

Beautiful light, color and detail. Congratulations on a wonderful finalist. #11033130

Emile Abbott level-classic 4/29/2014 12:28:19 PM

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist, Donna. #11034178

Julianne Bradford level-classic 4/30/2014 6:47:27 AM

Terrific work and combinations
Donna! Congrats! #11034776

Julianne Bradford level-classic 4/30/2014 4:43:04 PM

Another Gold for your collection girlfriend..a big congratulations! #11035202

Kathy Salerni level-classic 4/30/2014 5:20:43 PM

Huge congrats on your two Gold Winning Images, Donna! #11035320

Deborah C. Lewinson level-classic 4/30/2014 5:41:55 PM

So glad to see this get a gold badge, Donna!

Debby #11035380

Leslie McLain level-classic 4/30/2014 5:43:00 PM

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Donna. #11035381

Michelle L. Frick 4/30/2014 5:56:26 PM

Congratulations Donna - beautifully seen and executed. #11035413

Terry Cervi level-classic 4/30/2014 7:24:53 PM

Congrats on your fantastic win, Donna! #11035543

Colette M. Metcalf 5/1/2014 3:15:50 AM

HUGE congrats on your win!!!! #11035755

Linda D. Lester level-classic 5/1/2014 4:07:55 AM

Congratulations on you awesome gold! #11035838

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/1/2014 5:33:53 AM

Superb result from all your DD work, Donna.
Congratulations on your well deserved Gold Winner! #11035949

Christopher Budny level-classic 5/1/2014 6:47:54 AM

Congratulations, Donna! #11036007

Emile Abbott level-classic 5/1/2014 7:41:51 AM

Congratulations Donna on another awesome gold place winner. #11036061

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic 5/1/2014 7:53:15 AM

Congratulations Donna on another fantastic Second Place win. #11036074

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-classic 5/1/2014 9:04:50 AM

Thank you!!!

Donna #11036127

Anita Hogue 5/1/2014 5:15:21 PM

Congratulations, Donna! Excellent work and a beautiful winner! #11036501

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/1/2014 6:48:43 PM

Really nice digital work, Donna, and excellent result. Congratulations on the win. #11036601

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 5/2/2014 12:20:44 AM

Big CONGRATZ on another beautiful Winner, Donna!!!

UB. #11036763

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/2/2014 9:21:46 AM

Ohhhh! I love this! Congratulations on this fannn...tastic Gold 2nd Place Winner Donna, very well deserved too!

jo ann c. #11037105

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 5/6/2014 8:49:05 PM

Love this Donna!! Congratulations on your well deserved win!! #11040425

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I was sitting on the bench, watching the fish and a documentary, about the kelp forest. A toddler ran into the scene and climbed up on the ledge, supported by her Mom. A few minutes later, a little girl enters the scene, the toddler starts crawling towards her Mom and sister. I wanted to show the young girls alone, it required 2 exposures.

I wish I could have captured all of this with one click of the shutter. But the fish and girls moved so fast. This is a combination of 5 exposures. The girls were captured 2 seconds apart. I inserted some of the fish, by copying and pasting.

Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 30, 2013

Exif: F Number: 3.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 12800, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS 7D

Uploaded on 10/1/2013 6:42:21 PM All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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