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Surfer's Silhouette at Sunset


 
BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner   Surfer's Silhouette at Sunset
Surfer's Silhouette at Sunset

You would be surprised at how many people surf at sunset. It's a beautiful time of night!

The colors in this image are completely natural!!

Captured January 13, 2009
Raw / Tripod / Aperture Priority / 24 mm
F4 @ 1/3 sec ISO 100


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Donna La Mattino Pagakis

 
 
 

Lynne Morris
 

Beautiful capture Donna, love the colours and silhouette.


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February 21, 2009

 
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  Monnie S. Ryan

It's beautiful, no doubt -- as your photo clearly shows. But I'll be happy to sit on that beach or stand on the pier and watch the youngsters have a go at the surfing thing!

2/21/2009 1:02:08 PM

Thank you Lynne and Monnie for your great comments!!!


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February 21, 2009

 

Michelle L. Frick
  WTG Donna! I'm so happy he's wanting to purchase it from you! Kudos to you Donna! Beautiful sunset and silhouette!


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February 21, 2009

 

Ron McEwan
  Outstanding Donna, I like the way you used the lighting to your advantage for this great image, well done for sure.


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February 21, 2009

 
- Lisa J. Boulden

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  Gorgeous scene!
What a lucky dude, to be surfing on a beautiful night like this!
~♥~


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February 21, 2009

 

Michael G. Marshall
  Wonderful image, Donna! Terrific light, color and comp! Love the silhouette of the surfer against that beautiful background! Michael


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February 21, 2009

 
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  The colors, exposure, scene and composition are all excellent, Donna!


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February 21, 2009

 

Arlene Krassner
  What a beauty of a shot Donna.


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February 21, 2009

 
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  Outstanding, Donna!! The capture of the light, color and silhouette are excellent as well as your POV and composition!! Very beautiful image, very beautifully done!!


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February 21, 2009

 
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  Gorgeous scene, Donna!! Wonderful colors, reflections and silhouettes, and beautifully composed!!


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February 22, 2009

 

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
  AWSOME lighting color and capture Donna!


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February 22, 2009

 
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  Amazing colors and silhouette. Terrific image.


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February 22, 2009

 
- Susan M. Hembree

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  Fantastic, Donna!


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February 22, 2009

 
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  Thank you everyone! I appreciate your kind comments!!

Best wishes,

Donna


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February 22, 2009

 
- Marilyn K. Lincecum

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  Beautiful comp and colors.


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February 22, 2009

 

Melinda B. Shiflet
  Hi Donna!

Wow, nice composition, here! Your colors are gorgeous, too! Great job, girlfriend!


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February 22, 2009

 

A P
  boy you have pretty sunsets in the OC. this is just stunning Donna and natural....WOW


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February 22, 2009

 

Gena L. Talbot
  Very pretty Donna, such wonderful colors and clarity... Makes you feel like your right there :) Great work :)


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February 22, 2009

 

Remi Trepanier
  Nice capture.


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February 23, 2009

 

A P
  Congratz on the EfP Donna I'm so very much looking forward to finally meeting you on Saturday. I know Terry is too.


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February 26, 2009

 

Vicki L. Filippin
  Beautiful image, Donna....and had I not seen sunset surfing for myself, I would not have believed it, either. Yours is a stunning capture!


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  another huge congrats Donna!


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March 25, 2009

 

Mukesh Srivastava
  Congrats for Terrific Finalist and wish good luck for next round....


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Courtenay Vanderbilt
  CONGRATULATIONS, Donna!


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March 25, 2009

 

A P
  Congratulations on your outstanding Finalist Donna!!


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Michelle L. Frick
  Oh, look at you go - another one!! Congratulations Donna!


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Tiia Vissak
  Congratulations!


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- Laurence Saliba

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  Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Donna!!!


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March 25, 2009

 

Nancy (Peaches) Harker
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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on ALL your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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March 25, 2009

 
- Kathy Cline

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  OH MY AGAIN MY FAMOUS FRIEND SHINES!!
CONGRATULATIONS
Well deserved!
Blessings Kathy


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March 25, 2009

 

Tammy Espino
  Congrats :)


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Tammy Espino
  Congrats :)


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March 25, 2009

 

Marcel J. Fernandez
  Double congratulations Donna.


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Elida Gutierrez
  CONGRATULATIONS!!!


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Vicki Hunt
  This is beautiful! Congratulations!


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Colleen Farrell
  Woohoo, this is awesome, Donna! Makes me wish I lived in the southland. Big congrats again!


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  Donna, this is a fabulous photo ... Great Work ... !! Congrats, again.

Lee


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Debra R. Harder
  Another GREAT image, Donna! The silhouettes, colors and lighting are sensational. Congratulations on your gorgeous finalist! Deb


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- Terry L. Ellis

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  Another outstanding finalist, Donna! So happy for you! So deserved! Congratulations!


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Susan M. Campbell
  Another fabulous shot...congrats!!


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- Patrick Rouzes

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  CONGRATULATIONS once again on an incredible finalist, Donna!!!


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- Sherran Andersen

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  Congrats Donna. Sherran


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March 25, 2009

 

Graeme yew Chow
  Donna, very well done and you getting better for the beach shots.


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  Another beautiful beach image, Donna!!!Congratulations on this great finalist!


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Anita Hogue
  WOW, another gorgeous finalist! Congratulations, Donna!


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Katarina Mansson
  Love to see this here. Congratulations on your finalist Donna and looking forward to seeing this again soon...


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Cheryl E. Molennor
  WOW! Congratulations on this awesome finalist!


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Susie Peek-Swint
  Many congrats Donna ~ terrific finalist!


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Gary Lange
  Many congrats!!


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Sharon F. Morris
  Beautiful image Donna!! Congrats on your finalist.


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Jeana Clark
 
Outstaning Finalist!!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

~J~


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  Thank you everyone for your supportive comments and congratulatory wishes.

A special thanks to Jim W~ he was kind enough to stop and let me take his photograph!!!

Best wishes,

Donna


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Sharon Sawyer
  Donna, congratulations again... this time on your win!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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- Jill Odice

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  Looks like we both are winners this time around :-) Can't wait to finally get to meet you...Sounds like we are going to start a san Diego branch of so Cal photo Chicks :-)
Great shot BTW! CONGRATS!


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A P
  YEAH DONNA YEAH. WAY TO GO GIRLFRIEND

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR OUTSTANDING WINNER!!


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Gina M. Savage
  So happy for you, Donna. This is a fantastic capture...beautiful. Congrats!!


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Colleen Farrell
  WTG, Donna! Congrats on your win!


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Kristi A. Howson
  Congratulations Donna on this wonderful winner. I just love the atmosphere you have captured here.


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ROLAN NARMAN
  Huge congrats Donna on your superb winner!


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Michelle L. Frick
  Congratulations Donna!


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  Congrats on your beautiful win :)


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  Huge congratulations on this magnificent winner, Donna!!!


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Courtenay Vanderbilt
  YEAAAA, Donna! Congratulations!


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- Terry L. Ellis

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  I'm very proud of this win, Donna! And you! Congratulations on a well deserved and gorgeous win! See you tomorrow!


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Robyn A. Terrell
  Congrats on this stunning winner, Donna! A truly amazing capture!


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Carol L. Fowler
  Congrats on your win


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- Marilyn K. Lincecum

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  Congratulations Donna on a beautiful Second place win.


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Pat Gamwell
  Beautiful winner, girl! WTG!


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- frank w. degenhardt

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  A beautiiful picture that brought home the gold. Congratulations.


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Brett Dolsen
  Congratulations on your beautifull winner Donna!!Brett


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Mary K. Robison
  Such a gorgeous sunset/silhouette capture, Donna!
Congratulations on your well-deserved win!


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- Bojan Bencic

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  Congratulations, Donna!


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Alex T. Mizuno
  Congratulations on your win Donna!!! Beautiful work!!!


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Tommy E. Burgess
  Congratulations on this gorgeous win Donna!!


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  superb winner Donna, congrats!


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Tiia Vissak
  Congratulations!


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Vicki Hunt
  Congrats on your awesome winner!


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  What a beauty, Donna!!!

Hardy congrats on your win!
Debby


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Nadya Johnson
  Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Donna!


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- Guy D. Biechele

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  Beautifully captured image, Donna. Congratulations on your win!


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- Laurence Saliba

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  A BIG Congratulations!!!!


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  BIG Congrats on a spectacular Winner!!


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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
  FANTASTIC WINNER!!!!!!! WTG, Donna!!!!! :-) k


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Kelly S. Cavanaugh
  Beautiful, Donna! Congratulations!


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Dale Hardin
  Congratulations on this beautiful rendition Donna. You've captured the essence of the dedicated surfer so well.


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Jean E. Hildebrant
  YEAH!!! WTG Donna! What a gorgeous winner! I'm sorry I missed this before. Love it!


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JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Congratulations on this awesome gold winner Donna! Totally gorgeous...

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Erin Appelbaum
  Congrats on this awesome winner Donna. Peter


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  C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !!!
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  Congratulations to you, Donna!


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- Mary Beth Aiello

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  Just outstanding, Donna. Huge congrats on this beautiful win.


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Anita Hogue
  Awesome win, my friend! CONGRATULATIONS!!!!


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- Lisa J. Boulden

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  WTG, Donna!
Congratulations on an awesome winner!
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Marcel J. Fernandez
  Congratulations Donna on your beautiful winner.


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  Big congratulations on your winner, Donna!


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  Congratulations Donna on this Beautiful Winner ~ GT


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Linda Blair
  Congratulations on this great winner!!!!


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  Gorgeous all over! Congratulations on this great winner!


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Donna


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- Barbara Waldoch

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  Congratulations Donna on all your last month's achievemnts!


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Max Aureli
  Congratulations Donna on Win!!! :-)))


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- Linda L. Ruiz

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  This is so amazing. Is this Santa Monica? Perfect timing. Is this your son? Congrats


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divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  Thanks again to each of you.

Linda~ this was captured at the Oceanside Pier, California. I met this surfer as he was exiting the water. He was nice enough to stop so that I could take his portrait. I gave Jim my website address. He later contacted me to ask about this image. Thanks to him, I entered it in the contest.

I appreciate all of your congratulatory wishes!!!

Sincerely,

Donna


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- Gail Vitikacs

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  This is definitely a favorite Donna...brillant! Congratulations!


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March 28, 2009

 

Salwa Afef
  Congratulations Donna :)
very beautiful Silhouette
Salwa


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March 28, 2009

 

Patricia Ronan
  Congratulations on your win with this beautiful image Donna:)
Congrats on all your finalist too:)


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- Renee Doyle

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  Beautiful!! Congratulations Donna on this wonderful winner!!


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Michael Umbreit
  Donna - Congratulations on your win! Great shot! - Mike


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- Cindy Bendush

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  Awesome image Donna! Big congrats on your win!!!


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- Ken Smith

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  I'm glad to see this one...perfectly done, Donna and congrats to you!


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- Robert K. Bemus

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  Congratulations on your win, Donna!!


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Graeme yew Chow
  I know this one will come in. Congrats Donna .


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March 29, 2009

 

Katarina Mansson
  ...and there it is LOL!!! Congratulations Donna...again!


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March 31, 2009

 

Datha Y. Thompson
  CONGRATULATIONS Donna!!!! Excellent!!!!


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- Mick Burkey

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  Very cool, Donna. Congratulations on your win. Wonderful image!


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  CONGRATS. on getting Golden

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Elida Gutierrez
  CONGRATULATIONS!!!

"Cup Full of Daisies"


A Special Trophy for

"February Winners"


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  Congratulations Donna on your Win!!!


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April 02, 2009

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  Thank you for all of your congratulatory wishes!!! I really appreciate them and your great comments too!

Donna


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April 02, 2009

 
- Susan Jane Allen

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  Big congrats, Donna!


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  Thank you Susan!


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April 08, 2009

 

Robert S. Grauer
  Belated congrats Donna I missed this one somehow. Great composition and light. Beautiful sunset the surfer completes the image, very well done! As far as surfing at sunset not a good idea unless you don't mind becoming dinner for a shark! They are very hungry at dusk its the beginning of their feeding time.


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May 23, 2009

 

Rod Partington
  I know you have like 8 million comments here,but I just had to say what an Awesome image this is! In fact your entire gallery is Awesome!
Congrats on the win!(personally I'm surprised it didn't get first!)
Cheers!


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August 18, 2009

 

Richard D. Love
  Absolutely gorgeous, Donna. Outstanding composition and color.

Rick


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August 31, 2009

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  Thank you Robert, Rod and Rick! I appreciate all of your very kind comments and congratulatory wishes!!!


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August 31, 2009

 
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