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ADILSON F. FERREIRA 9/26/2005 11:29:23 AM

Great action capture Donna!!! #316883

Leanne M.E. Boyd 9/26/2005 12:10:43 PM

Wow, great action shot, Donna! #1886936

Colette M. Metcalf 9/26/2005 12:27:58 PM

Terrific capture, Donna! WOW #1887007

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 9/26/2005 12:43:26 PM

Awesome capture, Donna, great job! #1887090

Linda D. Lester 9/26/2005 12:58:33 PM

So Awesome...what an action shot! #1887193

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/27/2005 12:48:16 PM

Thank you Adilson, Leanne, Colette, Deb and Linda for the great comments. This is one of the BEST flowboarder's in the nation. A join to watch ride the Bruticus Maximus. #1892359

S P Mukherji 9/28/2005 9:32:11 AM

Stunning action shot Donna! Excellent timing!! #1895503

Ermanno Radice 9/28/2005 12:55:56 PM

Fabulous action shot, wonderful capture, lighting and colors, Donna!! #1896122

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 9/28/2005 1:01:20 PM

Thank you SP and Ermanno for the great responses!!! This is an invert off the lip. He looked as if he was flying!! #1896148

Claudette Foote 9/29/2005 4:46:39 PM

So Awesome...what an action shot! #1900546

Daniel Diaz 9/30/2005 2:54:33 PM

EXCELLENT action shot Donna, looks FANTASTIC!!! #1903853

Stephen Zacker 10/1/2005 12:07:55 PM

WHOA... Great capture and perspective #1906335

Chris Macer 10/2/2005 8:56:40 AM

Awesome, Donna! What an amazing action shot! #1908396

Dale Ann Cubbage 10/4/2005 12:52:02 PM

Incredible capture Donna!! Looks like so much fun!!! Fabulous!!

da #1917110

Candice C. Calhoun 10/24/2005 12:07:56 AM


ccc #1990684

Stanley J. Contrades 10/24/2005 12:13:14 AM

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna on this being selected as the POTD!! Great action shot!!
Much Aloha,
Stan #1990693

Susie Peek-Swint 10/24/2005 12:36:35 AM

Fantastic capture Donna ~ many congrats on finalists and POTD! #1990741

Leanne M.E. Boyd 10/24/2005 1:09:15 AM

Congrats Donna! Great action shot! #1990774

Bill Houghton 10/24/2005 1:23:48 AM

Beautiful action shot Donna. Congratulations. #1990786

Evy Johansen 10/24/2005 1:28:41 AM

WHOA.... Donna!!! BIG congratulations on your wonderful POTD!! So well deserved! #1990793

Paul Michko 10/24/2005 2:01:25 AM

Congratulations on a fantastic POTD, Donna. #1990814

Judy S. Fung 10/24/2005 2:56:14 AM

Congrats on your POTD, Donna! #1990908

Joy Rector 10/24/2005 3:08:59 AM

congrats on POTD #1990931

Vicki Hunt 10/24/2005 3:39:34 AM

Great shot! Congrats on the POTD!!! #1991005

Scott Pedersen 10/24/2005 3:47:35 AM

Nice stop action. Whats that black sign on the right side? #1991057

Deborah C. Lewinson 10/24/2005 3:52:07 AM

Wow, fantastic image, Donna, congrats on your POTD!!!
-Debby #1991092

Michelle R. Kovach 10/24/2005 3:58:18 AM

Congrats on your POTD Donna! #1991132

Wendy Stevenson 10/24/2005 4:04:06 AM

Congrats on this awesome POTD Donna!!! Great stop action!!!! #1991180

Laura Clay-Ballard 10/24/2005 4:10:50 AM

congrats on this awesome potd! #1991238

Arienne Davey 10/24/2005 4:23:20 AM

Great action shot, Donna. It looks like he's about to lose his shorts on this one. :-) #1991315

Virginia L. Allison 10/24/2005 4:38:03 AM

Wow, great action shot. Congrats on your POTD. #1991410

Colette M. Metcalf 10/24/2005 5:11:32 AM

CONGRATULATIONS on your POTD, Donna!!!! #1991543

Casey A. Hanson 10/24/2005 6:18:32 AM

Cool shot, Donna! Congrats on your POTD! :0) #1991828

ashley nicholas 10/24/2005 6:26:03 AM

Congrats Donna! Great photo!! #1991874

Terry L. Ellis 10/24/2005 6:29:40 AM

Totally amazing action shot, Donna! Congratualtions on your POTD!! Wonderful! #1991893

Claudette Foote 10/24/2005 6:58:07 AM

wow what an amazing action shot... just love the colors and the expresion... CONGRATULATION DONNA! #1992053

Deb Holmes-Hatfield 10/24/2005 6:58:13 AM

Congratulations Donna, on your POTD! #1992054

Avis K. Williams Caesar 10/24/2005 7:01:04 AM

Donna :

What a Great Shot !!! This picture captures the true value of life's exciting moments- and I like Exictement !!!

This is an amazing scene - Congratulations on your POTD !!!

From Avis K. Williams Caesar #1992066

Jill Flynn 10/24/2005 7:04:00 AM

What an awesome shot Donna!! Congratulations on your POTD!!!!!!!!!! #1992075

Kathleen R. Struckle 10/24/2005 7:08:45 AM

Awesome image! Congrats on POTD!!!! #1992092

Dale S 10/24/2005 7:56:50 AM

Nice Capture, Donna~ #1992278

Luhut Napitupulu 10/24/2005 9:09:41 AM

Stunning action photography, Donna! Congrats on POTD! #1992553

Cherif Keramane 10/24/2005 9:13:47 AM

Nice action freeze Donna :)

May I suggest two things

1- A little cropping on the right side so as to give more weight to the wave diagonal

2- The black sign competes with the center of interest. Did you consider a digital removal,

my two cents,

Again, terrific picture,

CK. #1992579

Mary N C. Taitt 10/24/2005 9:34:08 AM

Congratulations on this stunning action shot--great work!

Cherif K, I am glad to see people offering constructive criticism. We need both praise and help here. Even winning shots might be improved upon in some cases.

Again, congratulations Donna! Mary :-) #1992686

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/24/2005 10:07:57 AM

Wow, thanks to each and everyone of you for your great compliments and critiques!!! I do appreciate it very much!! The image was captured at the Wavehouse in Mission Beach, CA. This was taken right after a flowboarding competition. The wave is a man-made wave called the 'Bruticus Maximus', a 10 foot barrel. For those interested I will enclose the link to the web page. Thanks again, another competition will be coming up on Friday, I hope to share more images with all of you!! Take care and keep up the awesome work!!

Donna #1992843

Dan Gutierrez 10/24/2005 10:16:50 AM

Superb picture! Excellent image quality.
Congrats.... #1992874

Jacqueline C. Harmon 10/24/2005 10:33:10 AM

wow what a great action shot...congrats on the potd! #1992967

Tammy Nuxoll 10/24/2005 10:35:23 AM

WOW!! What a Capture Donna, a well deserved Congrats!!! #1992980

Mary Clarke 10/24/2005 11:05:20 AM

Many congratulations on POTD Donna - wonderful image. #1993164

Tahnee 10/24/2005 11:38:52 AM

Awesome image Donna! Makes me want to jump right in! congrats on being POTD! well deserved!! #1993321

Jenny Bosmans 10/24/2005 12:27:19 PM

Fantastic, Donna!! Congratulations on this well deserved POTD!! :) #1993503

Sergio La Spina 10/24/2005 12:42:14 PM

Fantastic ection Donna wowwwww very beautiful shot I love it!!! #1993576

Anita Taylor 10/24/2005 1:12:39 PM

This is awesome, Donna! What a capture!
Congrats on getting POTD ;) #1993679

William C. Raco 10/24/2005 1:43:25 PM

Fantastic photo, Donna.
As always, the detail, focus, color and action are amazing.
Congratulations on the POTD!

bill #1993776

Stephen Zacker 10/24/2005 1:50:48 PM

Amazing capture. Congratulations #1993803

Leonard Pierce 10/24/2005 2:50:36 PM

Fantastic image Donna!!! Congratulations on a very well deserved POTD! #1994058

Nancy Donnell 10/24/2005 3:08:12 PM

WOW! Enjoyed seeing that. Didn't know it existed. Thanks for the link. #1994138

Alain Ridel 10/24/2005 3:39:29 PM

Perfect timing. The motion is amazingly well captured. Fab shot.
Where was it taken from?
A. #1994226

ronda chatelle 10/24/2005 3:54:11 PM

Outstanding Donna! This is such a great shot! Congrats on your well deserved POTD! #1994258

Goshka G. 10/24/2005 5:13:06 PM

Congrats on this beauty in motion, Donna!!! #1994740

Mary K. Robison 10/24/2005 5:42:51 PM

Terrific timing on your part, Donna ~ truly amazing capture!
CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned POTD!!! #1994858

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/24/2005 5:58:47 PM

You are all so AWESOME!!! Thanks for the great comments!! And thanks to BP for this wonderful site!!! #1994901

Jim Kinnunen 10/24/2005 7:37:56 PM

Terrific action image, Donna...congratulations on this POTD!:) #1995122

Victor Bustinza 10/24/2005 8:28:18 PM

excellent pic, I sugest a shot without the message from the background, I think it would be hard, but the imagen would be better, congratulations, really a good picture. #1995216

Phil Sauvey 10/24/2005 9:34:07 PM


AWESOME photo and well deserving on the POTD!! A BIG congrats!! Simply outstanding stop action photography. Breathtaking color and detail! You go girl!! #1995287

Anita Hogue 10/25/2005 5:36:30 AM

Fantastic POTD, Donna! Awesome capture!! #1996191

Ed Heaton 10/26/2005 4:38:32 AM

Hi Donna,
Sorry I'm so late on this but I wanted to say AWESOME job! Congrats on POTD :-) #1999814

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/26/2005 9:30:22 AM

Yhanks again to each and everyone of you!! Your comments have really been wonderful, and your support outstanding. The reason I left the sign in the photograph was because I thought it added to the atmosphere. It was after a competition, and not in the ocean. This flowrider is located in Mission Beach, CA. #2000910

Kara L. Hendricks 10/29/2005 5:14:36 PM

WOW!! This is a cool shot!!! Awesome dude!!! #2012831

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 10/30/2005 11:02:42 AM

Thanks Kara, yes- this rider can fly!! #2014909

Kirsi Bertolini 11/6/2005 10:24:02 AM

So so SO well deserved, this is huge!! #2041400

Darryl Wilkinson 2/21/2006 12:16:43 AM

Congratulations once again on this most excellent finalist, Donna!!! Bravo!!! #2443709

Kristi A. Howson 2/21/2006 8:35:08 AM

Wow what a capture Donna! Congratulations on your finalist and best of luck in the next round! #2446325

Roger Bernabo 2/21/2006 12:34:53 PM

Congratulations! #2447832

Ronald F. Fischer 2/21/2006 2:47:12 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! #2448411

Deborah Sandidge 2/21/2006 3:29:15 PM

Very cool capture, Donna - congratulations! #2448681

Terry L. Ellis 2/21/2006 7:22:51 PM

Fantastic finalist, again, Donna! Congratulations! #2450252

Jill Flynn 2/21/2006 9:09:52 PM

Congratulations on ANOTHER finalist Donna. Great month for you!!!! #2450819

Stan Kwasniowski 2/21/2006 9:14:16 PM

Donna, congratulations #2450840

Chris Macer 2/22/2006 6:28:49 AM

Congrats on your finalist, Donna! :) #2452534

Corinne M. Thompson 2/23/2006 3:53:24 PM

Congrats on your Finalist :) #2459313

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 2/23/2006 7:16:42 PM

Wow, I appreciate the great congratulatory wishes and responses!! You are all so great!!! Thanks!!!! #2459950

KHAWLA Haddad 2/27/2006 1:26:30 PM

Congratulations on a wonderful finalist! #2475806

Bill Wyatt 7/26/2006 1:31:20 PM

Fantastic action photography! Congratulations Donna!!!! #3085606

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/4/2006 2:55:13 PM

Thank you very much Khawla and Bill!!! #3125475

Adam R. Rondelet 1/31/2009 7:50:30 PM

I love this photo as I love all your work. You are a great photographer, thanks for sharing your photos with us. #7111828

Bunny Snow 10/20/2010 12:18:20 PM

Great action shot, Donna. Is there anything you cannot successfully capture? (;-))

You've created a beautiful gallery and all with self-learned digital photography. Your are inspirational! #8985824

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