Uploaded: June 30, 2012


My PG 101 At the Zoo Theme Entry

A rework of an old favorite, captured at the San Diego Wild Animal Park.



Julianne Bradford June 30, 2012

Wow!! What a terrific theme entry Donna! A winner in my book. Just look at the texture and wonderful lighting. I love this! #1472139

Joy Rector June 30, 2012

love this shot, well done #10207533

Carol Quina level-classic June 30, 2012

Love it! Love the lighting and comp. I'm sure glad I listened to the advice of others and don't look at anyone's entries until after I have already posted mine. This might have made me quit before I started! #10207546

Liz blahh June 30, 2012

beautiful! #10207564

Summer A. Kozisek June 30, 2012

Stunning work! #10207604

Mitch Spence level-classic June 30, 2012

Excellent stances and direct gazes, Donna. #10207649

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 30, 2012

Absolutely gorgeous capture, Donna! Stunning expression and pov! #10207802

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 30, 2012

Thank you!!!! I appreciate your super cool comments. I love watching the lions, at the Wild Animal Park!!!

Donna #10207854

Lou Taylor June 30, 2012

Beautiful work! #10208057

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 30, 2012

Amazing capture and light, Donna. #10208100

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 30, 2012

Lovely lighting, color and detail and the poses and expressions are fantastic, Donna. #10208132

Michele Peterson level-classic June 30, 2012

Fabulous! Love how they are looking right at you, and that light is just incredible. Everything about this is amazing! HTD! #10208195

Bob Cournoyer level-classic June 30, 2012

What they ^ all said...this is worth hanging on the wall... :-)

Happy Theme Day #10208241

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic June 30, 2012

Pretty cool, lov ethe eye contact #10208333

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 01, 2012

Beautiful image, Donna, superb capture and lighting!

Debby #10208797

Jill Odice level-classic July 01, 2012

Now that is a very nice shot!Lots of texture and etail! #10209667

Neal D. Hatcher July 02, 2012

Awesome capture-Amen to all the above #10210238

Susan M. Campbell July 02, 2012

Very nice. The lion's stare is so intense. A super capture Donna. #10210276

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 02, 2012

Thanks for all of your inspirational comments!

Donna #10210426

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 03, 2012

What an eye-catcher, Donna; just beautiful! #10212342

Erica Murphy level-deluxe July 03, 2012

Lovely work Donna!! This is a work of art.

Sharon F. Morris July 30, 2012

Congrats Donna on your Finalist!!
Great capture love the lighting. #10250704

Jill Odice level-classic July 30, 2012

Such beautiful light! Congrats Donna! This is a reall winner! #10250934

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict July 30, 2012

Congrats, Donna, on this wonderful finalist! Awesome subjects, clarity, and lighting!

Debby #10250966

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 30, 2012

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10251186

Kathy Salerni level-classic July 30, 2012

Huge congrats on this wonderful Finalist, Donna! Best of luck in the next round! #10251690

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic July 30, 2012

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. #10251863

Julianne Bradford July 30, 2012

Congratulations girlfriend! Hope this one goes all the way to gold! #10252119

Dan Holm level-classic July 30, 2012

Awesome capture, gorgeous shot, Donna! CONGRATS on this outstanding Finalist! #10252250

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 30, 2012

Congratulations, Donna! #10252257

July 30, 2012

Beautiful side lighting. #10252341

Lyn Darlington July 30, 2012

Congrats! Fantastic capture! #10252648

Patrick Rouzes level-classic July 30, 2012

Huge CONGRATS on this incredible finalist, Donna!

Mukesh Srivastava July 30, 2012

Huge congrats for this incredible Finalist Win, Donna!!!! #10252992

Neal D. Hatcher July 30, 2012


Peggy Pfister level-classic July 30, 2012

Congrats on a beautiful finalist! #10253276

ALLEN O. HOWARD July 30, 2012

Awesome capture and grrrrrrrEAT details Donna! Congratulations! #10253466

Carol Quina level-classic July 30, 2012

Congratulations Donna on this GORGEOUS finalist! Good luck in the next round!! #10253622

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic July 31, 2012

Huge CONGRATZ Donna on both your beautiful Finalists. Good luck!

UB. #10253879

Pamela Njemanze July 31, 2012

Stunning lighting and texture in this, a gorgeous capture, Congrats! #10254163

Kathy Cline level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats again Donna! #10254411

Laura L. Gonzales July 31, 2012

Congratulations on this purrrrrfect capture Donna!! WTG! Just beautiful:) #10254507

Rona L. Schwarz July 31, 2012

Oh my, this is just superb, Donna! Your POV and their expressions are marvelous - love their direct gaze and the lighting is fabulous! Congrats on a marvelous finalist! #10255183

Phyllis H. Burchett July 31, 2012

Simply fabulous Donna, congrats! #10255247

Guy D. Biechele level-classic July 31, 2012

Exceptional! Great portrait. Light, detail, and moment of capture are outstanding. Congrats on you Finalist, and Good Luck! #10255282

Luigi Di Serio level-classic July 31, 2012

This is beyond amazing! WOW #10255338

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe July 31, 2012

I can't thank you enough for all of your congratulatory wishes and inspirational comments.

Take care,

Donna #10255343

JO ANN CLEVELAND July 31, 2012


Awesome finalist Conna! Congratulations!

jo ann c.

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 31, 2012

Beautiful! Big congrats on your outstanding finalist! #10255465

Erica Murphy level-deluxe July 31, 2012

I love this image Donna!! Congratulations and good luck in the next round! #10255692

Stefania Barbier level-addict July 31, 2012

Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10255971

Chris Budny level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Woohoo!! Congratulations again, Donna! #10256069

Ken Smith level-classic July 31, 2012

Excellent lighting on this. Donna...and congrats on the gold!! #10256094

Leslie McLain level-deluxe July 31, 2012

Congrats on a stunning winner, Donna. Fantastic light. #10256103

Dan Holm level-classic July 31, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!! #10256108

Michelle L. Frick July 31, 2012

Gorgeous Donna! Congratulations on your win! #10256148

Gail Vitikacs level-classic July 31, 2012

Wow...this is awesome...congratulations! #10256224

Phyllis H. Burchett July 31, 2012

BIG congrats Donna on this wonderful winner! #10256227

David Phalen July 31, 2012

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #10256238

Neal D. Hatcher July 31, 2012


Peggy Pfister level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats on going gold! #10256361

Patti Coblentz July 31, 2012

An absolutely stunning animal capture, Donna...huge congratulations on your gold win! #10256416

Terry Cervi level-classic July 31, 2012

Congrats on your beautiful win, Donna! #10256525

Julianne Bradford July 31, 2012

Yay Donna!! Congrats big time on this terrific Gold winner! #10256609

Cindy Bendush level-classic July 31, 2012

Fabulous win Donna - huge congratulations!!! #10256729

Carol Quina level-classic July 31, 2012

Congratulations Donna! This was a WINNER in my book and I'm glad the Judges agree! #10256871

Robert K. Bemus level-classic July 31, 2012

Congratulations on a great Win, Donna!! #10256937

Renee Doyle level-classic August 01, 2012

Fabulous capture Donna!!! Big congratulations to you on this winner! #10256995

Lyn Darlington August 01, 2012

Congrats on a great win! #10257157

Monnie Ryan August 01, 2012

Very deserving winner, Donna - congratulations! #10257411

Jessica Jenney August 01, 2012

congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous winner! #10257432

Jane Holestine August 01, 2012

Congratulations, Donna! This is an amazing image. #10257549

Don Johnson level-deluxe August 01, 2012

Great shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #10257635

Christine Czernin level-classic August 01, 2012

Fantastic light, and the look on their faces is just amazing.
A very well deserved win, Donna.

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 01, 2012

Thanks again to each and every one of you. Your congratulatory wishes and kind comments mean the world to me.

Donna #10257782

Michele Peterson level-classic August 01, 2012

I love this one, Donna! Huge congratulations to you!!! #10257841

Susan M. Campbell August 01, 2012

Congrats on your win Donna!! #10257869

Rona L. Schwarz August 01, 2012

WTG, Donna! Loved this the moment I saw it! HUGE CONGRATS on this very well-deserved GOLD WINNER! #10257889

Kathy Salerni level-classic August 01, 2012

Congrats on your Gold Winning image, Donna! #10257987

Guy D. Biechele level-classic August 01, 2012

So glad to see this win. Congratulations, Donna! #10258196

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 01, 2012

Huge congrats, Donna! #10258343

David M. Montero August 01, 2012

They're eye-ballin' you! Great capture Donna! Congratulations on your win! #10258361

Debra R. Harder August 01, 2012

I agree with Dave...they are definitely eye-ballin' I just LOVE this image! Excellent tones, lighting, details, and, of course, timing. Superb in every way Donna! Huge congratulations on your GOLD!!! Deb #10258472

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe August 01, 2012

Great catch, love the fixation! Congratulations!! #10258977

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic August 02, 2012

Very well deserved, CONGRATZ on the stunning Gold Winner, Donna!

UB. #10259357

Patrick Rouzes level-classic August 02, 2012

Big Congrats on your WINNING photo, Donna! WTG!

JO ANN CLEVELAND August 02, 2012

Fannnn...tastic Donna!

Congratulations on this wonderful 2nd Place Winner! Sooo well deserved too!

jo ann c. #10259943

Anita Hogue August 02, 2012

Congratulations on this superb winner, Donna! #10260249

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic August 04, 2012

Perfection.... in every way, Donna. Truly spectacular. Huge congrats on this simply outstanding and well deserved GOLD. #10262278

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 04, 2012

Thank you for your very kind and inspirational comments. I'm deeply touched and honored!!!

Donna #10262281

Emile Abbott level-deluxe August 08, 2012

Huge congratulation on this wonderful winner Donna. #10267781

Sharon Sawyer August 17, 2012

Donna, HUGE congratulations on your awesome and well deserved Second Place Win!!! #10280259

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