Lilac

Su Sana E. P Student 6/29/2006 12:04:57 AM

So very soft and beautiful flowers with wonderfully creative composition!! Donna, your work on this image is extremely impressive. #474063

Cristi Bastian 6/29/2006 12:06:54 AM

I LOVE the softness of this Donna! Nicely done! #2963977

Ray & Audrey Clarke 6/29/2006 12:17:08 AM

Great effects Donna! Love the colours and softness!!!(R) #2964028

Dan J. Holm 6/29/2006 12:25:17 AM

Dreamy, soft and almost surreal! GORGEOUS shot, Donna! #2964077

Paul E. Earl 6/29/2006 12:30:20 AM

Very beautiful!! #2964098

Pat Gamwell 6/29/2006 12:34:53 AM

Wowzaaaaa! This looks like you worked all day to get these effects, & they're not effects at all? The Judges are really going to love this camera-effects shot, my friend! The softness, water color tones & comp are the best! EXCELLENT! #2964120

Julie Robinson 6/29/2006 12:37:57 AM

A really stunning image Donna- well done! #2964128

Paul Michko 6/29/2006 2:00:16 AM

WOW!!! Very cool, Donna. #2964221

Rakesh Syal 6/29/2006 2:46:37 AM

Lovely effects and pastels, Donna! #2964321

Donald K. Cherry 6/29/2006 2:47:31 AM

Gorgeous macro, Donna! Wonderful comp, colors and clarity! #2964325

Jim Huffield 6/29/2006 3:11:19 AM

GORGEOUS!!!!!! #2964411

Carolyn J. Connolly 6/29/2006 4:00:54 AM

FABULOUS dreamy capture AND image, Donna my friend!! I, like others, just LOVE the soft pastel colours in this, AND, the sparkling water droplets are REALLY special!! WONDERFUL composition AND lighting, too!! Hope you're not getting TOO much rain in your area... :o) #2964670

Ross Throndson 6/29/2006 7:01:37 AM

A MASTERPIECE!!! :^) #2965387

Diana L. Ralph 6/29/2006 7:05:46 AM

This is amazing! A winner for sure! #2965399

Tressie Davis 6/29/2006 8:34:42 AM

Very artistic in camera effects, love the colors! #2965771

Bobbie Davis 6/29/2006 12:13:36 PM

Great show of motion! #2966681

Terry L. Ellis 6/29/2006 2:30:04 PM

Beautiful, shimmering in camera capture, Donna! The colors are gorgeous! #2967084

Bill Wyatt 6/29/2006 2:41:04 PM

Wonderful camera work! The colors and motion are terrific, Donna! #2967128

Kate Jackson 6/29/2006 2:54:15 PM

Incredible softness Donna! This is beautiful! #2967169

Nancy L. Green 6/29/2006 3:24:40 PM

Beautiful image Donna!! There is a dream-like quality to it. Very well done!! <>< #2967279

Zenon Toczek 6/29/2006 5:54:22 PM

Awesome creation, sooo beautiful!
zenon #2967622

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/29/2006 6:18:35 PM

Wow, thanks to each and everyone of you for your remarkable support and awesome remarks. I took quite a few photographs to get the effect I was after. This image was not altered, the colors are natural. Thanks again!! #2967686

William C. Raco 6/29/2006 7:56:00 PM

Wow, this is beautiful, Donna
The colors and full frame and feel are amazing
Excellent work!

Bill #2967941

Laura Clay-Ballard 6/30/2006 3:52:16 AM

donna, this is so beautiful! #2969037

Goshka G. 6/30/2006 8:56:07 AM

So lovely and so dreamy, Donna!! #2970264

Chastity Abbott 6/30/2006 9:10:42 AM

OMGoodness!!! This is sooo pretty. I love the touches of sparkles on the flowers. The colors are just to pretty, I really love this! #2970323

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 6/30/2006 6:34:20 PM

Thank Bill, Laura, Goshka and Chastity!!! Your comments are very cool!! I will have to try some more camera movement photos, it was fun!! #2972142

Mary K. Robison 6/30/2006 9:07:23 PM

This is so delicately beautiful, Donna! I agree about the dreamy quality of this full-framed composition! Lovely work! #2972557

Jill Odice 7/1/2006 5:54:24 PM

I love the softness and the pastel colors here Donna, It's my fav out of all of them :-) #2975960

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/3/2006 12:09:09 AM

Thank you Mary and Jill, I do appreciate your great comments! #2980059

Amy Jackson 7/3/2006 9:03:53 AM

Very beautiful, Donna! Great camera work! #2981608

Noel Baebler 7/3/2006 9:20:43 AM

Beautiful colors, Donna! #2981648

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/3/2006 10:02:07 AM

Thank you Amy and Noel for commenting today. I'm glad this technique worked out!! #2981791

David Phalen 7/5/2006 5:07:08 AM

WOW! What a beautiful shot Donna! Love the softness and colors. The raindrops are a perfect extra. #2987783

Terry L. Ellis 7/5/2006 5:48:23 AM

WTG, Ms. Donna! Congratulations on this gorgeous image being selected to appear in PhotoFlash! Love it, girlfriend!!! #2987997

Dale Ann Cubbage 7/5/2006 10:10:40 AM

Beautiful, delicate and soft! Great colors!

Congrats on being featured in the newsletter!!

da #2988882

Amy Jackson 7/5/2006 12:36:41 PM

Donna,
Congratulations on your feature in PhotoFlash!! #2989242

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 7/5/2006 9:12:39 PM

Thank you David, Terry, Dale Ann, Amy, Sarah and Virginia (e-mail responses) for the wonderful compliments and support. I was asked by Virginia how this image was taken. It was intentional camera motion. Here are the technical aspects- F8 at 1 second, ISO 100. Macro was off but the flash was on slow. I set my camera to shutter speed priority. Then as I shot the photo I moved the camera slightly out and to the left. I took so many images trying to achieve the look I wanted. I am new at this and was inspired by all of you at BetterPhoto who are experts at intentional motion image. I hope this helps. Thanks for all the support and I am honored to be featured in PhotoFlash!! #2990598

Howard A. Wood 8/9/2006 3:07:04 PM

Beautiful! #3144770

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 8/10/2006 7:00:45 PM

Thank you Howard!!! #3149684

Carol Engstrom 3/3/2009 8:00:43 AM

I love this shot, Donna. I haven't learned to use this technique effectively yet. I hope someday to get something that looks like art and not just a shaky hand. : ) #7237643

Ronald F. Fischer 3/24/2009 4:43:57 PM

WOW, Donna, this is spectacular!!! #7324532

Donna LaMattino Pagakis 3/24/2009 4:50:19 PM

Thank you Carol and Ron! #7324566

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This is the actual image, cropped and posted. We had a small thunderstorm yesterday and I went out and took some images with intentional camera movement. I loved the colors and sparkling water drops.

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