Uploaded: October 01, 2013


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


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe October 01, 2013

Here are the before exposures... #1546618

Tiia Vissak October 02, 2013

well done! #10859631

Colette M. Metcalf October 02, 2013

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

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic October 02, 2013

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

Joy Rector October 02, 2013

well done #10859770

Michele Peterson level-classic October 02, 2013

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 October 02, 2013

Gorgeous result of your expert work Donna! #10860270

Emile Abbott level-deluxe October 02, 2013

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

Naomi Weiser November 02, 2013

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

Robert Jensen April 27, 2014

superb capture #11031277

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 27, 2014

Love it!!!

Congrats again, Donna! #11031881

Nikki McDonald level-classic April 27, 2014

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

April 28, 2014

Well done combination of exposures/images. #11033019

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic April 28, 2014

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

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 29, 2014

Congratulations on another well deserved finalist, Donna. #11034178

Julianne Bradford April 30, 2014

Terrific work and combinations
Donna! Congrats! #11034776

Julianne Bradford April 30, 2014

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

Kathy Salerni level-classic April 30, 2014

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

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 30, 2014

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

Debby #11035380

Leslie McLain level-deluxe April 30, 2014

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Donna. #11035381

Michelle L. Frick April 30, 2014

Congratulations Donna - beautifully seen and executed. #11035413

Terry Cervi level-classic April 30, 2014

Congrats on your fantastic win, Donna! #11035543

Colette M. Metcalf May 01, 2014

HUGE congrats on your win!!!! #11035755

Linda D. Lester level-classic May 01, 2014

Congratulations on you awesome gold! #11035838

Mary K. Robison May 01, 2014

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

Chris Budny level-deluxe May 01, 2014

Congratulations, Donna! #11036007

Emile Abbott level-deluxe May 01, 2014

Congratulations Donna on another awesome gold place winner. #11036061

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic May 01, 2014

Congratulations Donna on another fantastic Second Place win. #11036074

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 01, 2014

Thank you!!!

Donna #11036127

Anita Hogue May 01, 2014

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 01, 2014

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

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic May 02, 2014

Big CONGRATZ on another beautiful Winner, Donna!!!

UB. #11036763


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

jo ann c. #11037105

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe May 06, 2014

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

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