Harvesting Ranunuculus

Uploaded: May 03, 2011 | Entered: May 15, 2015 10:22:41


As I saw this scene unfolding, I ran up the hill. This field worker gathers his harvest and brings it to the truck, to put the cut flowers in water.

A big thank you to Kathy Cline, for letting me use her long lens, for the day. Without it, this photograph would not have possible.

The Flower Fields
Carlsbad, California
April 19, 2011

Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM
RAW / Handheld / Aperture Priority
F 7.1 @ 1/200 ISO 100


Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/200 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 100, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 100.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Nikki McDonald level-classic May 03, 2011

OMG I love this photo, Donna. Had to put it in my favorites before I even commented. What great color! What a great pose! What great expression. This just makes me happy to look at. Wow. #1374336

Kara L. Hendricks May 03, 2011

I think you have a WINNER here Donna! #9387691

Datha Y. Thompson May 03, 2011

OH YES WINNER for sure Donna!!
Excellent!!! Everything about it!!! #9387771

Erica Murphy level-deluxe May 03, 2011

Love this Donna and great edit too!! #9387777

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic May 03, 2011

Super Sharp. Love it. #9387884

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 03, 2011

This is over-the-top kinda image, Donna. As Nikki stated above, everything falls in place. Good luck with this!!! Faved too!

UB. #9387886

Katarina Mansson May 03, 2011

There is just one word: Fantastic!
...or maybe two: Outstanding!
...or three: Winner! #9387893

Bunny Snow level-classic May 03, 2011

Love the expression and pose, and the movement throughout the image by way of the floral coloring and lighting. It looks like a winner to me..in my humble opinion.

Isn't that lens beautiful! I love my 100mm f2.8L macro/prime lens. It's a favorite with me also. It's so sharp! #9387921

Tiia Vissak May 04, 2011

a wonderful portrait & setting! #9387936

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 04, 2011

Outstanding! A sure winner! #9387980

Michelle Alton May 04, 2011

A fantastically wonderful image. Been watching some movies from the 40s and something makes me want to say, "SWELL!" #9387987

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic May 04, 2011

I have to agree with everything already said. If this doesn't garner a win, it will be a travesty! #9388058

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 04, 2011

Wow, you have all left such inspirational comments. Thank you!!!

Donna #9388070

Joy Rector May 04, 2011

great shot #9388168

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 04, 2011

Terrific capture, Donna. The colors of the flowers are amazing. #9388268

Marcie A. Fowler May 04, 2011

Gorgeous colors in this image. Love it. #9388298

Linda Blair May 04, 2011

Totally awesome...a real winner here!!! #9388544

Millie A. Talarico level-classic May 04, 2011

Most colorful and noteworthy capture here, Donna!! #9388854

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic May 04, 2011

Great image..LOVE it. The colors and look on the workers face are pricless. Hope to see this one again !! #9388970

Julianne Bradford May 04, 2011

Wow! this is so great Donna! I hope we see it again soon! #9389232

Debra R. Harder May 04, 2011

OMG...you amaze me girl!! This is a winner all the way!! FAV!!! Deb #9389270

Summer A. Kozisek May 04, 2011

Fantastic capture Donna!!! #9389877

Ken Smith level-classic May 05, 2011

Agree with everyone...winner...well, it should be! :-) #9390427

Val Feldman level-deluxe May 05, 2011

I've never seen anything so beautiful and so joyous...the expression captured on this worker's face as he carries his harvest thru an explosion of flower color was well worth that uphill climb - even more so, that once you got there, you had the wherewithal for a perfect, superbly executed shot...about that time, I'd be flat out on the ground gasping for breath! :) :) Definite winner and add my fave to your growing number! WTG, Donna! #9390928

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic May 05, 2011

Beautiful and colorful image Donna!,
Amalia #9390949

Claudia Kuhn level-classic May 05, 2011

Wonderful scene Donna, would I love to go there for some spring flower extravaganza! You must have had a great day #9390958

Freddy Bland May 06, 2011

A sea of color, Donna, and a feast for the eyes!! Love this to pieces! #9391678

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 31, 2011

Thank you for all of your inspirational and kind comments! #9437390

Tiia Vissak June 22, 2011

Congratulations! #9473937

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 22, 2011

So happy to see this finalist Donna!! Congratulations! #9473991

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Thank you Tiia, Erica and all of you who have left such great comments. I appreciate your inspiration!!

Donna #9474037

Jill Odice level-classic June 22, 2011

Boy, you nailed it Donna! Bet we see this one in the winners circle! LOVE IT! Congrats! #9474765

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Donna! #9475081

Amy M. Wilson June 22, 2011

Big congratulations, Donna!! #9475143

Michele Peterson level-classic June 22, 2011

Love this image, Donna!! Everything about it makes it fantastic. Congratulations on your finalist for this!!! #9475186

Phillip R. Connolly June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Donna!!! A very worthy award winner so beautifully captured!!

Phil #9475212

Nancy Bergeson level-classic June 22, 2011

Field of Flowers- field of dreams, Beautifully striking image, Congrats on your Finalist! #9475905

Phyllis H. Burchett June 22, 2011

Congrats on this fabulous finalist Donna! #9476335

Monnie Ryan June 22, 2011

Congratulations again, Donna! #9476389

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 22, 2011


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


Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 22, 2011

No surprise here, Donna. Good luck in the next round, not that you need it!!!

UB. #9476514

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 22, 2011

Great shot and color!! Congratulations Donna on a job well done..Hope to see this one again!! #9476861

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic June 22, 2011

I remember seeing this in your camera and Loving it. Congrats.... #9476874

Naomi Weiser June 22, 2011

so colorful. congrats! #9477124

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Another spectacular Finalist! Congratulations! #9477758

Kathy Cline level-classic June 23, 2011

Im so happy for you DONNA. See that lens brought you some good luck! Thats what friends are for!!
Lets plan same time next year!

glitter-graphics.com #9478351

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Could swear I posted on this eye-catcher earlier... anyway, better late than never, and now better still, to say Congratulations! Such a story-telling photo, not to mention filled with gorgeous color. #9478868

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic June 23, 2011

Big Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Donna!,
Amalia #9478900

Kara L. Hendricks June 23, 2011

Congrats Donna.. Still looks like a winner to me!!!! #9479217

Julianne Bradford June 24, 2011

Karas right Donna,.winner in my book! Congrats on this beautiful finalist! #9483707

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations on your colorful finalist, Donna. #9486514

Merna L. Nobile July 01, 2011

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

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


Mary K. Robison May 29, 2015

A unique and gorgeous capture, Donna. Belated Congrats on a well earned Finalist. #11310382

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe June 06, 2015

Waazaa! Congratulations! #11313541

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 06, 2015

Congrats on a beautiful winner, Donba. #11313684

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 06, 2015

Striking image, Donna! Congrats on your win! #11313862

Cindy Bendush level-classic June 06, 2015

Beautiful - send some my way! Big congrats on your gold! #11313898

Jill Odice level-classic June 06, 2015

THose guys love you Donna :-) THis is really fantastic with all those surrounding flowers! Congrats :-) #11313904

Mary K. Robison June 07, 2015

Congratulations on your very well deserved Gold Winner, Donna! #11314053

Sylvia Rourke level-classic June 07, 2015

Congrats on your gold win Donna, a good feel and beautiful capture. #11314188

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 07, 2015

Ditto with Jill. Congratulations on a fantastic Second Place win. #11314618

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 08, 2015

Congrats on this amazing winner, Donna.

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 13, 2015

Awesome Gold Winner Donna! Big congratulations!! #11317441

Emile Abbott level-deluxe July 03, 2015

Congratulations Donna on gold winner. #11326577

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe July 11, 2015 1

Congratulations on your beautiful POTD, Donna!! #11329920

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 11, 2015

Thank you Teresa! I had no idea. And to all of you here at BetterPhoto, for your constant inspiration!! #11330019

William C. Raco level-classic July 12, 2015

This is fantastic, Donna
Congratulations! #11330364

Bob Cournoyer level-classic July 17, 2015

Congrats on your potd, Donna... :-) #11332426

Michele Peterson level-classic July 17, 2015

Congratulations Donna, on your POTD!! Beautiful! #11332428

Amanda D. Austwick level-classic July 17, 2015

Congratulations on your POTD Donna! #11332430

Ken Ferguson July 17, 2015

A beautiful composition of color Donna. A true celebration of summer. #11332533

Ken Ferguson July 17, 2015

A beautiful composition of color Donna. A true celebration of summer. #11332534

Ken Ferguson July 17, 2015

A beautiful composition of color Donna. A true celebration of summer. #11332535

Ken Ferguson July 17, 2015

A beautiful composiyion of color Donna. A true celebration of summer #11332536

Sylvia Rourke level-classic July 17, 2015

Congratulations on your POTD, great comp and a beautiful field of happy colors! #11332557

Daniella Puente July 18, 2015

Congrats Donna! great POTD #11333036

Sharon Sawyer July 22, 2015

Love it!!! Congrats on all the Gold, Donna!!! #11335353

Joy Bello March 16, 2016 1

Awesome photo!! #11447730

Jill Odice level-classic July 11, 2016

Congrats on your ATW Donna! I knew this was a winner :-) #11494614

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