Lion's Den

Julianne Bradford 6/30/2012 9:10:56 AM

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 6/30/2012 9:15:49 AM

love this shot, well done #10207533

Carol Quina 6/30/2012 9:22:46 AM

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 6/30/2012 9:30:27 AM

beautiful! #10207564

Summer A. Kozisek 6/30/2012 10:05:09 AM

Stunning work! #10207604

Mitch Spence 6/30/2012 11:11:13 AM

Excellent stances and direct gazes, Donna. #10207649

Ellen Hodges 6/30/2012 2:22:29 PM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/30/2012 2:58:18 PM

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

Donna #10207854

Lou Taylor 6/30/2012 4:47:55 PM

Beautiful work! #10208057

Leslie McLain 6/30/2012 5:25:39 PM

Amazing capture and light, Donna. #10208100

Nikki McDonald 6/30/2012 5:42:50 PM

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

Michele Peterson 6/30/2012 6:58:20 PM

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

Bob Cournoyer 6/30/2012 7:55:43 PM

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

Happy Theme Day #10208241

Linda L. Ruiz 6/30/2012 9:16:28 PM

Pretty cool, lov ethe eye contact #10208333

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/1/2012 6:53:36 AM

Beautiful image, Donna, superb capture and lighting!

Debby #10208797

Jill Odice 7/1/2012 4:55:35 PM

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

Neal D. Hatcher 7/2/2012 4:41:19 AM

Awesome capture-Amen to all the above #10210238

Susan M. Campbell 7/2/2012 4:50:18 AM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/2/2012 6:49:57 AM

Thanks for all of your inspirational comments!

Donna #10210426

Christopher Budny 7/3/2012 9:08:32 AM

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

Erica Murphy 7/3/2012 11:09:07 AM

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

Sharon F. Morris 7/30/2012 12:17:57 PM

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

Jill Odice 7/30/2012 1:05:04 PM

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

Deborah C. Lewinson 7/30/2012 1:12:36 PM

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

Debby #10250966

Stefania Barbier 7/30/2012 1:51:05 PM

gorgeous finalist... congratulations!!! #10251186

Kathy Salerni 7/30/2012 2:37:41 PM

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

Kay E. Mahoney 7/30/2012 3:01:56 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. #10251863

Julianne Bradford 7/30/2012 3:45:54 PM

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

Dan Holm 7/30/2012 4:06:42 PM

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

Christopher Budny 7/30/2012 4:08:16 PM

Congratulations, Donna! #10252257

The Judges at 7/30/2012 4:19:35 PM

Beautiful side lighting. #10252341

Lyn Darlington 7/30/2012 5:17:15 PM

Congrats! Fantastic capture! #10252648

Patrick Rouzes 7/30/2012 5:35:29 PM

Huge CONGRATS on this incredible finalist, Donna!

Mukesh Srivastava 7/30/2012 6:33:13 PM

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

Neal D. Hatcher 7/30/2012 7:05:22 PM


Peggy Pfister 7/30/2012 7:22:00 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist! #10253276

ALLEN O. HOWARD 7/30/2012 8:10:49 PM

Awesome capture and grrrrrrrEAT details Donna! Congratulations! #10253466

Carol Quina 7/30/2012 8:57:17 PM

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

Usman M. Bajwa 7/31/2012 12:42:05 AM

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

UB. #10253879

Pamela Njemanze 7/31/2012 4:27:05 AM

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

Kathy Cline 7/31/2012 6:39:13 AM

Congrats again Donna! #10254411

Laura L. Gonzales 7/31/2012 7:21:12 AM

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

Rona L. Schwarz 7/31/2012 10:45:52 AM

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 7/31/2012 11:09:55 AM

Simply fabulous Donna, congrats! #10255247

Guy D. Biechele 7/31/2012 11:23:50 AM

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

Luigi Di Serio 7/31/2012 11:47:42 AM

This is beyond amazing! WOW #10255338

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 7/31/2012 11:50:02 AM

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

Take care,

Donna #10255343

JO ANN CLEVELAND 7/31/2012 12:34:53 PM


Awesome finalist Conna! Congratulations!

jo ann c.

Cindy Bendush 7/31/2012 12:39:34 PM

Beautiful! Big congrats on your outstanding finalist! #10255465

Erica Murphy 7/31/2012 2:58:52 PM

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

Stefania Barbier 7/31/2012 4:36:16 PM

Congratulations on your beautiful winner!!! #10255971

Christopher Budny 7/31/2012 4:58:02 PM

Woohoo!! Congratulations again, Donna! #10256069

Ken Smith 7/31/2012 5:01:59 PM

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

Leslie McLain 7/31/2012 5:04:07 PM

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

Dan Holm 7/31/2012 5:05:16 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!! #10256108

Michelle L. Frick 7/31/2012 5:14:18 PM

Gorgeous Donna! Congratulations on your win! #10256148

Gail Vitikacs 7/31/2012 5:37:11 PM

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

Phyllis H. Burchett 7/31/2012 5:37:41 PM

BIG congrats Donna on this wonderful winner! #10256227

David Phalen 7/31/2012 5:39:23 PM

BIG Congrats on a fabulous Winner!! #10256238

Neal D. Hatcher 7/31/2012 6:06:00 PM


Peggy Pfister 7/31/2012 6:22:19 PM

Congrats on going gold! #10256361

Patti Coblentz 7/31/2012 6:34:53 PM

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

Terry Cervi 7/31/2012 6:55:54 PM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Donna! #10256525

Julianne Bradford 7/31/2012 7:19:19 PM

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

Cindy Bendush 7/31/2012 7:54:23 PM

Fabulous win Donna - huge congratulations!!! #10256729

Carol Quina 7/31/2012 9:19:19 PM

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

Robert K. Bemus 7/31/2012 10:49:10 PM

Congratulations on a great Win, Donna!! #10256937

Renee Doyle 8/1/2012 12:24:28 AM

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

Lyn Darlington 8/1/2012 2:39:59 AM

Congrats on a great win! #10257157

Monnie Ryan 8/1/2012 5:09:40 AM

Very deserving winner, Donna - congratulations! #10257411

Jessica Jenney 8/1/2012 5:18:18 AM

congratulations, Donna on your gorgeous winner! #10257432

Jane Holestine 8/1/2012 6:20:51 AM

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

Don Johnson 8/1/2012 7:16:27 AM

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

Christine Czernin 8/1/2012 8:17:37 AM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/1/2012 8:37:16 AM

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

Donna #10257782

Michele Peterson 8/1/2012 9:06:34 AM

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

Susan M. Campbell 8/1/2012 9:14:48 AM

Congrats on your win Donna!! #10257869

Rona L. Schwarz 8/1/2012 9:29:31 AM

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

Kathy Salerni 8/1/2012 10:49:08 AM

Congrats on your Gold Winning image, Donna! #10257987

Guy D. Biechele 8/1/2012 12:52:06 PM

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

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/1/2012 2:15:36 PM

Huge congrats, Donna! #10258343

David M. Montero 8/1/2012 2:20:29 PM

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

Debra R. Harder 8/1/2012 3:39:08 PM

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 8/1/2012 6:32:05 PM

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

Usman M. Bajwa 8/2/2012 12:38:49 AM

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

UB. #10259357

Patrick Rouzes 8/2/2012 7:40:45 AM

Big Congrats on your WINNING photo, Donna! WTG!

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/2/2012 10:13:16 AM

Fannnn...tastic Donna!

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

jo ann c. #10259943

Anita Hogue 8/2/2012 2:53:20 PM

Congratulations on this superb winner, Donna! #10260249

Mary Beth Aiello 8/4/2012 7:19:08 AM

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/4/2012 7:21:20 AM

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

Donna #10262281

Emile Abbott 8/8/2012 12:21:01 PM

Huge congratulation on this wonderful winner Donna. #10267781

Sharon Sawyer 8/17/2012 6:12:30 PM

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

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My PG 101 At the Zoo Theme Entry

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


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