Making Memories

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 27, 2011

How sweet. #1380693

Ann Coates level-classic May 27, 2011

Wow, amazing capture here. I love the look on the big fish's face, he looks a bit grumpy. #9432097

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe May 28, 2011

Looks like a winner to me! #9432149

Michelle Alton May 28, 2011

Very difficult shot to make, and you've succeeded with aplomb, Donna. #9432177

Jack Gaskin May 28, 2011

WONDERFUL CAPTURE Gotta love the kids reactions

Happy Shooting
Jack #9432198

Joannie Bertucci level-classic May 28, 2011

Another gold badger winner Donna...marvelous work! #9432243

Rolando Rosito May 28, 2011

This is a winner to me Donna, fantastic! #9432347

Carol Eade level-addict May 28, 2011

Fabulous image, Donna, terrific comp! #9432373

Joy Rector May 28, 2011

beautiful shot #9432390

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe May 28, 2011

Wow, just stunning Donna!! #9432420

Jill Odice level-classic May 28, 2011

This went right into the favs! It is screaming WINNER!!!! ;- 0 have a great weekend Donna! #9432705

JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe May 28, 2011

Wonderful image, Donna... super work in a very difficult situation. #9432729

Erica Murphy level-deluxe May 28, 2011

What a wonderful photo Donna!! I know how hard it was to get anything there, and this is such a great shot!! #9432880

Debra R. Harder May 29, 2011

Your timing/exposure is absolutely superb on this, Donna!! A winner in my book all the way! Deb #9433836

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict May 29, 2011

Wow, awesome shot, Donna, a fav and best wishes for a win!

Debby #9434420

Phyllis H. Burchett May 29, 2011

Wonderful capture Donna! #9434516

Bob Cournoyer level-addict May 30, 2011

How did you get that grumpy fish to be looking down at her finger?? #9434861

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 02, 2011

Delightful capture, Donna!
Lots of interest.
Great comp!
~♥~lsia #9440384

Phyllis H. Burchett June 22, 2011

Congrats on this fabulous finalist Donna! #9473593

Kathy Salerni level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your well deserved Finalist, Donna! #9473636

Kathryn Wesserling level-classic June 22, 2011

What a wonderful picture and a perfect title! It is these small moments in time that we remember all our days. Congratulations for your Finalist. #9473774

Carol Eade level-addict June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Donna! #9473795

Nancy (Peaches) Harker June 22, 2011

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WOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE CONGRATS on your AWESOME finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!

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Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 22, 2011

I'm so excited, thank you everyone!!!

Donna #9474033

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2011

Huge congrats, Donna! Beautiful capture and well deserved! #9474157

Amy M. Wilson June 22, 2011

Big congratulations on your awesome Finalist, Donna!! #9474432

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 22, 2011

Congrats on your finalist, Donna! This gets my vote for best in show!
Best wishes,
Debby #9474689

Jill Odice level-classic June 22, 2011

So far I am right :-) WINNER :-) Congrats, I love this! #9474775

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulations on your finalist, Donna. Good luck in the next round.
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Renee Doyle level-classic June 22, 2011

Your aquarium series is fantastic Donna!! Congratulations! #9475076

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 22, 2011

Congrats on your super finalist Donna!

Best of luck in the next round!

jo ann c.

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Phillip R. Connolly June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Donna!!! This is a stunner, and I'm sure it will go further!! Excellent capture!!

Phil #9475219

Randy D. Dinkins level-deluxe June 22, 2011

Great capture, congratulations! #9475360

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 22, 2011

Love it!
Congratz!
~♥~Lisa #9475738

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe June 22, 2011

So glad to see this one again! Amazing Finalist Donna! #9475759

Nancy Bergeson level-classic June 22, 2011

Stunning, awesome composition, Congrats on your Finalist #9475900

Dick Jenkins June 22, 2011

Love it, love it, love it......... #9475948

Monnie Ryan June 22, 2011

Congratulations, Donna! #9476195

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 22, 2011

CONGRATZ on this terrific Finalist and good luck up next, Donna!!!

UB. #9476509

Ann Coates level-classic June 22, 2011

Congrats on your superb finalist! #9476854

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulatiions on your finalist and good luck in the next round !! #9476866

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 22, 2011

Congratulatiions on your finalist and good luck in the next round !! #9476867

Dianne Brin level-classic June 22, 2011

Beautiful! Congratulations! #9476998

Naomi Weiser June 22, 2011

pictures tells a full story, I love it, congrats! #9477110

Janet McNeil level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this beautiful Finalist!!! Good luck in the next round!! #9477672

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe June 23, 2011

What a strong Finalist! This is amazing! #9477756

Kathy Cline level-classic June 23, 2011

So sweet Donna, just wish some of mine turned out this amazing! Congratulations on a well deserved award.

glitter-graphics.com #9478363

Katarina Mansson June 23, 2011

Excellent and heartwarming photo. Congratulations Donna! #9478522

Kelley J. Heffelfinger level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Definitely a difficult shot, but you did it. Love the fish & kids. Well done. #9478587

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna! I tried several like this while I was in CA, but nothing seemed to come out remotely this good. #9478865

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your awesome finalist Donna!! #9478920

Maria Coulson June 23, 2011

Donna, love the clarity and colors. Congratulations1 #9479036

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna! WTG! #9479084

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congrats on two beautiful finalists, Donna. #9479200

Elida Gutierrez June 23, 2011

WOOOHOOOOO, CONGRATULATIONS DONNA!!!! #9479359

Kathy Cline level-classic June 23, 2011

Well Im not surprised.
I hope your celebrating.
xoxo
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Phyllis H. Burchett June 23, 2011

Nope, no surprise here....big congrats Donna on this wonderful winner!!! #9479452

Joseph M. Muench level-classic June 23, 2011

Hey, Donna...way to go!
-Joe #9479473

Cathy Barrows June 23, 2011

Congrats on your win...very nice #9479495

Monnie Ryan June 23, 2011

YES! WTG, Donna -- congratulations! #9479503

Daniella Puente June 23, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS on this great prize Donna!!!!!! #9479522

Millie A. Talarico level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna!! #9479539

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 23, 2011

Congrats on your beautiful WINNER Donna!!! #9479542

Sarah A. Christian June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna, for your spectacular Winner! #9479547

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic June 23, 2011

WTG Donna!! Congratulations on your First Place Win !! #9479573

Melissa Olsen June 23, 2011

A perfect 1st place win!
Congrats! #9479600

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations ... a beautiful winning image! #9479621

Denis Bennett June 23, 2011

great, amusing, and riveting! #9479674

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Huge congrats on your awesome winner, Donna!! #9479694

David Phalen June 23, 2011

Huge Congrats on your First Place Winner!! #9479733

Michelle Alton June 23, 2011

The judges did very well with this first place selection Donna. I love this image. Congratulations. #9479825

Michael Umbreit June 23, 2011

Donna - Congratulations! That is such a neat shot! - Mike #9479882

Bunny Snow level-classic June 23, 2011

The judges picked this First Place winner perfectly. Congratulations, Donna, I also love this creation!!!!! #9479904

Nancyj E. Hovey level-classic June 23, 2011

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S
on your very deserving
FIRST PLACE WINNER! 8o) #9479978

Emile Abbott level-deluxe June 23, 2011

You rock girl. This is such an awesome capture and well deserving of a FIRST PLACE WIN. Huge congrats Donna. You will sleep well tonight. #9480096

Chris Budny level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations once again! #9480109

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful winner Donna, great story telling image. #9480116

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna, on your excellent first place win!!!
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Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 23, 2011

WTG on this fantastic winner, Donna! :-) k #9480211

Amy M. Wilson June 23, 2011

Big congratulations on your beautiful First Place winner, Donna!! #9480260

Michele Peterson level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this BIG win, Donna!! #9480263

marcia A. molnar June 23, 2011

Wonderful work! Congratulations!! Thank you for sharing your wonderful shots! #9480325

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congrats on an amazing winner, Donna. #9480401

Tammy L. Newcomb June 23, 2011

Great Job and many congrats to you.
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Cindy Hamilton June 23, 2011

What a great story telling winner. Love it! #9480508

Jessica Jenney June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous First Place Win! #9480513

Rolando Rosito June 23, 2011

I knew it Donna, Big Congratulations!! #9480584

Carol Eade level-addict June 23, 2011

Congratulations, Donna, on your First Place, it's such a wonderful image! #9480590

Linda D. Lester level-deluxe June 23, 2011

AWEsome shot....Congratulations on your first place win! #9480615

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #9480883

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 23, 2011

Congratulations on this awesome Gold 1st Place Winner Donna!

jo ann c. #9480884

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your First Place Winner Donna! This is such a magical image, well deserved! #9480905

Julianne Bradford June 23, 2011

This is just fabulous Donna! I couldn,t be happier for you! A huge congratulations on this first place winner! Wo-oo woo! #9481060

Renee Doyle level-classic June 23, 2011

Told you it's an awesome series!! Big Congratulations on this excellent First Place Winner Donna!! #9481180

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 23, 2011

So happy to see this get the First Place Gold, Donna. CONGRATZ!!!

UB. #9481258

Katarina Mansson June 23, 2011

100% theme fit - and so gorgeous photo! Big congrats Donna! #9481306

Raymond Pauly level-classic June 23, 2011

Congratulations on your outstanding winner, Donna! #9481320

Alan L. Borror June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your wonderful first place image, Donna! Great moment captured. #9481509

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 24, 2011

WTG Donna, congrats on your first prize winner!!! #9481576

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 24, 2011

Huge Congrats, Donna! #9481678

Patrick Rouzes level-classic June 24, 2011

Congratulations, Donna! WTG! #9482289

Dr Silly level-classic June 24, 2011

Congratulations Donna on your Gold. :O) #9482460

Michael Robichaud June 24, 2011

Beautiful keepsake photo, a well deserved first place photo! Congrats. #9482560

Datha Y. Thompson June 24, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS!!! WTG :)
I L O V E this Donna!! Excellent WINNER!! #9482579

Tarun Bose June 24, 2011

Big congrats for your outstanding winner, Donna. #9482592

Tiia Vissak June 24, 2011

Congratulations on your Winner! #9482707

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 24, 2011

Thank you everyone, you have left so many kind and inspirational comments. I'm deeply honored and moved to tears of joy. Also, a huge THANK YOU to the Judges and Jim Miotke!! I really enjoy being a member of this community of OUTSTANDING photographers!!! I have made so many life long friends on this website!!!

Wow, how exciting!!! Thanks again!!!

Donna #9483102

Monika Sapek level-classic June 24, 2011

Many congratulations on your First Place Win, Donna! Wonderful capture! #9483203

Kim Andelkovic June 24, 2011

Congratulations Donna on your 1st place win.....its a wonderful image :-) #9483318

Marcel J. Fernandez June 24, 2011

Congratulations, Donna on your exceptional First Place Winner. #9483525

ALLEN O. HOWARD June 24, 2011

Fantastic Donna! A B*I*G congratulations! #9484097

Anita Hogue June 25, 2011

A fabulous first place winner, Donna! Congratulations! #9484372

Maria Morrow June 25, 2011

Awesome image, well-deserving of first place. Congratulations Donna! #9484678

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 25, 2011

WTG, Donna. Huge congtrats on this spectacular GOLD. Just gorgeous. #9484761

Debra R. Harder June 25, 2011

Well...you know how I feel about this amazing image, Donna! Huge congratulations on your BRILLIANT FIRST PLACE WINNER! Deb #9484847

Guy D. Biechele level-classic June 25, 2011

Outstanding, Donna! Congratulations on your First place win. #9485429

Stanley C. Sims June 25, 2011

Stunning image Donna. Well deserved of the gold. Congratulations. #9485595

Evy Johansen level-classic June 25, 2011

Wonderful image, Donna! Big congratulations on your win!! #9485896

Robert K. Bemus level-classic June 25, 2011

Great moment with phenomenal color and light, Donna...congrats on a wonderful First Place Win!!

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Janet Fikar June 26, 2011

Brilliant shot! Congratulations on your well deserved win! #9486583

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations on your win, Donna. #9486639

Mitch Spence level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations, Donna, on another wonderfully captured aquarium image and on your gold. #9487127

Robert Jensen June 26, 2011

Great capture - glad the judges chose this one. #9487204

Kate Jackson level-classic June 26, 2011

Congratulations Donna on your win! #9487613

Mike Clime June 27, 2011

Congratulations on your winner,Donna! #9488739

Lydia Williams level-deluxe June 27, 2011

This is fantastic, Donna...what a memory and keepsake to have. Well done!
Congratulations on your win! #9489475

Maria Coulson June 27, 2011

Donna, huge congratulations on your first place!! #9490767

Mary K. Robison June 28, 2011

Donna, this is marvelous!
Congratulations on your First Place Win! #9490987

Christine Czernin level-classic June 28, 2011

Many congrats on this fabulous win, Donna.
One can see the wonder and admiration of the kids, without seeing their faces. #9492099

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 28, 2011

Thank you all so very much! Your comments are a true inspiration and deeply appreciated!!

Take care and best of luck!

Donna #9492946

Karen E. Baumann June 29, 2011

Such a great image for the theme of sharing, Donna!!! A big congratulations for this first place win! And, for so many of your WATER SPORT images featured in the Snapshot!!! #9494678

Karen Bacon June 30, 2011

Congratulations Donna on this fantastic winner! #9497647

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 30, 2011

Super detail and color, Donna!! #9498007

Nadia Paul June 30, 2011

Congrats on your wonderful winner Donna! #9498489

Terry L. Ellis level-classic July 01, 2011

An awesome first place win, Donna! Huge congratulations! #9499252

Merna L. Nobile July 11, 2011

Congratulations to all of the Award Winners for May 2011. Merna

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JudyAnn Rector level-deluxe July 13, 2011

Loved it the moment I saw it the first time... CONGRATULATIONS on a very well deserved win!! #9527893

Carolyn McIntosh July 14, 2011

Thought I should visit your gallery again. This is one amazing photo and so well captured and composed.

I have been MIA for awhile. #9530614

Craig W. Myers level-addict July 16, 2011

Just outstanding, Donna. Great story image. Congratulations. #9534854

Kimber Wallwork-Heineman level-classic July 28, 2011

Wonderful - my favorite of all! #9560445

Josie Detmers November 06, 2011

Perfect candid shot, Donna!! Congratulations on your award! You have lots of beautiful photos in your gallery!! #9787776

Zsuzsanna M. Szugyi level-classic January 15, 2012

Wow, amazing capture! Congratulation, Donna! #9922423

Rod Partington August 03, 2012

Fantastic capture! Well deserved win. #10261105

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 03, 2012

Thanks again to each and every one of you. Your kind and inspirational comments are AWESOME.....very much appreciated!!

Take care,

Donna #10261133

Gunther Allen level-classic August 20, 2013

What a treat to look through your gallery... Such awesome winning photos. Great eye and congrats on your achievements! #10815131

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Description

Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 30, 2010

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC
F 2.5 @ 1/320 ISO 1600

*Monthly Theme- Sharing*

Exif: F Number: 2.5, Exposure Bias Value: -0.67, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 1600, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 50.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on May 27, 2011

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest FIRST PLACE Winner


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