Uploaded: August 14, 2011 22:19:12


Carlsbad, California
April 27, 2011

Canon EF 180mm f/3.5L Macro USM
RAW / Handheld / Aperture Priority / -1/3 EC
F 8 @ 1/1000 ISO 200

*Details & Macro*

Exif: F Number: 8, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/1000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 200, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 180.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi


Liz blahh August 14, 2011

Looks like a Hover bee on a poppy, beautiful macro! #1401112

Tiia Vissak August 15, 2011

a lovely close-up! #9604407

Michelle Alton August 15, 2011

Beautifully done, Donna. #9604516

Jack Gaskin August 15, 2011

Wonderful macro

Jack #9604923

Stefania Barbier level-addict August 15, 2011

amazing clarity and macro shot Donna! #9605106

Julianne Bradford August 15, 2011

Wonderful clarity Donna! Miss you bunches! #9605254

Jeffrey M. Smith August 15, 2011

WOW! ABSOLUTLY PERFECT Focus and Dof! I dont think I have ever seen a wing that crisp! GREAT JOB!

Jeff #9605285

Patti Coblentz August 19, 2011

Teaming with life and color...a wonderful macro, Donna! #9615638

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 22, 2011

Love the super close up detail!! Miss you and miss the flowers. #9620754

Susan K. Snow September 01, 2011

Beautifully compose macro, Donna, filled with color, tonality, sharpness and clarity. What a wonderful creation!!!
Well done, girl!!!! #9646546

Cynthia Bullard January 24, 2012

Congrats on your Finalist Donna! Wonderful capture! #9939618

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict January 24, 2012

Outstanding finalist, Donna!

Debby #9939943

Kathy Salerni level-classic January 24, 2012

Huge congrats on your well deserved Finalist, Donna! #9940155

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Congrats Donna. #9941209

Renee Doyle January 24, 2012

Congratulations Donna on this wonderful finalist! #9941303

Patrick Rouzes January 24, 2012

WTG, Donna! Congratulations on this gorgeous Finalist, my friend! #9941855

Cheryl Winn January 24, 2012

Outstanding, Donna! #9941878

Donna La Mattino Pagakis January 24, 2012

Thank you for all of your kind comments and congratulatory wishes. What a nice surprise, getting a finalist for this photograph.

Best of luck,



Chris Budny level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Congratulations, Donna! Great close-up! #9942041

JO ANN CLEVELAND January 24, 2012

Congratulations on this outstanding finalist Donna!

jo ann c. #9942098

Phyllis H. Burchett January 24, 2012

Congrats Donna on this fabulous finalist! #9942219

Carol L. Fowler January 24, 2012

Gorgeous! Congrats! #9942829

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Congratulations! #9943069

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic January 24, 2012

Great close-up shot, Donna. CONGRATZ on the Finalist badge and good luck!!!

UB. #9943133

Erica Murphy level-deluxe January 24, 2012

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Donna! #9943172

Alex T. Mizuno January 24, 2012

Excellent macro shot Donna! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #9943195

Stefania Barbier level-addict January 25, 2012

congratulations on your beautiful finalist Donna!!! #9943538

Marilyn Cornwell level-deluxe January 25, 2012

What a macro! Congratulations on this amazing Finalist, Donna! #9943914

Bojan Bencic level-classic January 25, 2012

Fantastic macro, Donna. Congratulations on your finalist! #9944107

Bob Cournoyer level-classic January 25, 2012

Super macro! Congrats on your finalist... :-) #9944426

Julianne Bradford January 25, 2012

Congratulations Donna! Wonderful detail in this terrific finalist. #9944925

Errick L. Cameron level-deluxe January 25, 2012

Fantastic detail and composition. Congratulations! #9945132

ALLEN O. HOWARD January 26, 2012

A super macro Donna! Congratulations! #9948151

Kathy Cline January 29, 2012

Killer macro Donna. A BIG FAT CONGRATS to you.
A well deserved award! Have a blessed day. #9954509

Patti Coblentz February 01, 2012

Such a stunning macro, Donna! Congratulations on your finalist! #9959786

Merna L. Nobile February 03, 2012

You can feel it in the air, the anticipation of waiting for the awards to arrive. The talent that is on display for all to see and share is amazing. Congratulations to all the January, 2012 winners. Merna


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