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Silent Wonderment


 
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Silent Wonderment

My daughter, Rebecca, checking out the fish that swim among the kelp beds.

Birch Aquarium
La Jolla, California
September 28, 2011

50 mm - f/1.8 II - Canon EF
RAW / Aperture Priority / -2/3 EC / 50 mm
F 3.2 @ 1/125 ISO 1600

Donna La Mattino Pagakis

 
 
 

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The lighting and composition are wonderful, Donna..I love her silent look in to the aquarium, and the movement of all the colorful fish and kelp are Beautiful!


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October 03, 2011

 

Debra R. Harder
  OMG...this is awesome, Donna!! Your daughter is beautiful. I love the pose and, of course, the fabulous fish. A winner all the way! Deb


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October 03, 2011

 

Daniella Puente
  Wonderful capture Donna!


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October 03, 2011

 
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  Great work/comp/light/etc... :-)


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October 03, 2011

 

Rony Sagy
  Spectacular composition, color detail and light. Wow.


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October 03, 2011

 

Joy Rector
  awesome


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October 03, 2011

 

Michelle Alton
  Superb composition and handling of the light, Donna. Just magnificent and a winner for me!


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October 04, 2011

 
- Nikki McDonald

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  I love the tilt, colors, light and your beautiful daughter's rapt expression, Donna. Great work.


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October 04, 2011

 

Julianne Bradford
  Looks like a winner to me Donna. What a great portrait with wonderful lighting!


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October 04, 2011

 

Anita Hogue
  WOW, just awesome, Donna!


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October 05, 2011

 
- Rudi Reiner

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  Super shot, even the position of the fish!


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October 07, 2011

 

Stephen Zacker
  Fantastic


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October 08, 2011

 
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  You really captured the moment Donna. Your daughter is gorgeous.


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October 08, 2011

 
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  Wow, Donna, this is my choice for photo of the year! Brilliant image!

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October 08, 2011

 
- Ken Smith

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  I like the apex in this. Superb work, Donna!


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October 08, 2011

 
- Lisa J. Boulden

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  Beautiful, Donna!
Love the color, light, and angle of the shot!
~♥~lisa


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October 12, 2011

 
divinelovephotography.com - Donna La Mattino Pagakis

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  Thank you for all of your very kind and much appreciated comments.

I was fortunate to share this incredible aquarium, with my lovely daughter.

Take care,

Donna


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October 12, 2011

 

Michelle Alton
  Congratulations on this POTD, Donna. I pegged it as a winner, so I feel proud, myself!


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October 15, 2011

 
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  Congratulations Donna on your POTD Win!!!


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October 15, 2011

 
- Bojan Bencic

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  WOW! Amazing photo, Donna. Congratulations on your POTD!


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October 15, 2011

 
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  Congratulations on POTD!


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- Usman M. Bajwa

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  CONGRATZ on the POTD, Donna. Beautiful light!!!

UB.


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October 15, 2011

 

Sarah A. Christian
  Beautiful and exceptionally well done! Congratulations, Donna, on POTD!


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Phyllis H. Burchett
  BIG congratulations Donna on this wonderful POTD!!!


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October 15, 2011

 
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  Awesomely wonderful! Donna. And your daughter is quite beautiful, too. Congratulations on POTD. TED


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October 15, 2011

 

Gord MacEachern
  A big congratulations on this well deserved POTD Donna!!


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Joy Rector
  congrats on the POTD


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Courtenay Vanderbilt
  Congratulations, Donna! Your daughter is beautiful!


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- Melinda F. Schneider

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  What a special image; glad to see it garner recognition. Congratulations!!


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October 15, 2011

 
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  Very nice Donna....Congrats on your POTD!!


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  gorgeous POTD, Donna, huge congrats!!!


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October 15, 2011

 

Debbie Bray
  Congratulations Donna, on your well earned POTD!!


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  Woohoo! Congratulations, Donna!!


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  Congrats on a beautiful POTD, Donna.


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October 15, 2011

 

Anne McKinnell
  Beautiful! congrats on your POTD Donna!


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Wayne T. Fisk
  WOW! Amazing photo, Donna. Congratulations on your POTD! A winner!


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  She is pretty! Congratulations on your POTD!


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- Mary Beth Aiello

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  The comp and light are fantastic, Donna. Huge congrats on this wonderful POTD.


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Anita Hogue
  Gorgeous POTD Donna! Congratulations!


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- Ken Smith

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  what a cool shot...and congrats, Donna. Very well deserved!!


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October 15, 2011

 

Datha Y. Thompson
  EXCELLENT!!! Congratulations Donna :) I dont know how I missed this before but I sure do LOVE it :) WTG


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- Susan D. Royce

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  Congrats, Donna, on your beautiful POTD! A definite winner!


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  Beautifully captured, Donna, congratulations on your POTD!


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- Terry Cervi

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  Congrats on your awesome POTD, Donna!


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  Congratulations, Donna!


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October 15, 2011

 

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
  WTG on this awesome POTD, Donna! :-) k


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Richard B. Hallick
  Congratulations on this fabulous POTD. WTG!


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Stephen Zacker
  This is Very Cool.Congratulations


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- Linda L. Ruiz

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  Congrats on you potd. I love how the aquarium lights up her face. excellent


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  Well done, Donna!! Congrats on your POTD!
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Patti Coblentz
  Yea, Donna...congratulations on this magnificent POTD!!! WTG!!


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- Kirsten Kiki Kjaer

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  Simply magnificent, Donna. Congratulations on a most well deserved potd.


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October 15, 2011

 

Cesar J. La Rosa
  Beautiful photograph, Donna!!! Your daughter is beautiful and the composition of this image is simply amazing. Love the diagonal lines, the beautiful lighting and the colors. I am sure everyone has thought of Alice In Wonderland the minute they saw this wonderful POTD.
Congratulations on this very well-deserved recognition, Donna!!!
Cesar


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October 15, 2011

 

Jean E. Hildebrant
  Love this, Donna! Your daughter is so pretty! Congrat's to you :D


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- Dr Silly

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  Congratulations Donna on your beautiful POTD. :O)


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  Wow!!!! I'm touched and honored, by the great response to this photograph. I would like to thank all of you, from the bottom of my heart.

Take care,

Donna


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October 15, 2011

 

JO ANN CLEVELAND
  Congrats on this awesome POTD Donna!!

Your daughter is sooo pretty, love the pose, the light, everything about thi!

jo ann c.


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- Mitch Spence

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  Beautiful shot, Donna. Congratulations on the POTD today.


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David Phalen
  BIG Congrats on a beautiful POTD!!


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Rony Sagy
  Congratulations on this fantastic POTD, Donna. Fantastic work.


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Nancy Marie Ricketts
  Congratulations on your POTD-just beautiful all around!


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- Mike F. Anderson

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  Great composition and especially like the framing. Wonderful mood. Congratulations on your POTD, Donna!


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October 15, 2011

 
- Larry L. Redmon

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  Love this, Donna! Congratulations!


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Deborah A. Ciullo
  Fabulous Donna!!! This really caught my eye! Lot's to look at! Love everything about it! Congratulations on your POTD!


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- Michele Peterson

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  Yeah, Donna!!!! So happy to see this as POTD today! Love everything about it, and Cesar is right... very Alice in Wonderland-like, lol! Congratulations to you and your daughter!!


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October 15, 2011

 

Debra R. Harder
  I knew this was a WINNER!!!! Huge congratulations, Donna, on your AWESOME POTD!! Deb


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October 15, 2011

 

Katarina Mansson
  Superduper megacool! Congratulations Donna!


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- Jill Odice

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  Donna, this is fabulous! Congrats on your well deserved POTD!


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October 15, 2011

 

Michael Umbreit
  Donna - Congratulations on your POTD!! - Mike


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- Ann Coates

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  Congratulations on your stunning POTD.


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Shirley A. Kinney
  Awesome capture, Donna. Congrats on your POTD.


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  Congratulations!


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Julianne Bradford
  Donna this is fantastic!!! Congratulations on your well deserved POTD!!!


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  I knew this photo was special when I saw it!! Such a lovely shot and such a great job with the lighting you had. Congratulations on being the POTD Donna! Well deserved!


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October 15, 2011

 

Darryl Wilkinson
  What a great shot of your daughter, Danna - excellent filling of the frame, too! Congratulations on the award!


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  Congrats on an amazing POTD, Donna.


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October 15, 2011

 
- Kathy Cline

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  Im so very excited for you Donna. I just knew this would win a prize after I saw it a few weeks ago.
Your daughter is so beautiful! I hope you take time to get a BIG print of this and hang it somewhere in your home. Also take and show it to the CEO of the aquarium. They would be excited to have this in their brochure! Have a blessed weekend and a HUGE BIG FAT JUICY congratulations. xoxo


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- Raymond Pauly

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  Huge congratulations on this wonderful POTD, Donna!


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  Wow Donna - This is Great! Congrats on your Well Deserved POTD!


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October 15, 2011

 
- Nikki McDonald

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  Nothing to add to all the accolades, Donna, except another very hearty congratulations and a hope to see this again and again. Wonderful.


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  Beautiful capture, Donna.....we'll see this again....Cheers on the POTD! =^..^=


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Alex T. Mizuno
  Congratulations on your POTD Donna! Love the angle, lighting and colors! Excellent work!


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  Congrats on your wonderful POTD


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Diane Dupuis
  love it!!!! congrats!


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Pamela Koch
  This is a stunning photograph. Congratulations on a well deserved POTD!


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October 15, 2011

 
- Guy D. Biechele

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  Brilliant capture, Donna. Congrats on your POTD!!


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- Evy Johansen

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  Wow, beautiful image, Donna! Big congratulations on your POTD!!


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October 15, 2011

 

Mary K. Robison
  Lovely capture, Donna ~
Congratulations on your well earned POTD!


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Maria Coulson
  Congratulations!!


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- Laura E. Swan

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  Truly a work of art, Donna. The colors and shimers, her look...I love how her body is in hormony with the kelp!

Terrific and BIG CONGRATS TO YOU on this one!!! Yeee Whoooooooooooo!!!!!!

-Laura :)))


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Stanley C. Sims
  Very cool image Donna. Congratulations on the POTD.


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- Robert K. Bemus

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  Gorgeous lighting and colors and super portrait of your daughter. Congratulations on your POTD!!


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  Terrific content, angle and lighting. Congrats on POTD!


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  Love the lighting and the tones, with such a beautiful portrait of your daughter. Congratulations on your POTD!


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- Marijana Fajgl

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  What a beautiful capture, Donna! Big congratulations!


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- Kathryn Wesserling

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  The lighting and her pose are perfect. That one fish's eyeball just cracks me up. This is a wonderful image, Donna.


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October 16, 2011

 
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  Thank you, you are all so cool to leave such great comments and congratulatory wishes. I appreciate your feedback.

Take care,

Donna


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October 16, 2011

 
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  So glad to see this fantastic image get a POTD, Donna!

Congratulations!
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October 16, 2011

 
- Christine Czernin

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  Fantastic image, Donna.
I never was able to get such a clear picture in an aquarium.
Huge congrats on your fabulous POTD.


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October 17, 2011

 

Jessica Jenney
  Congratulations, Donna on your fabulous POTD!


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Thomas E. Hinds
  Fantastic image, Donna! Big congratulations on your wonderful POTD!


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- Ujjwal Mukherjee

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  A superb image and POTD,Donna!! Congratulations!!


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October 17, 2011

 

Richard D. Love
  Congratulaions, Donna. Wonderful composition, colors, and light.

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October 18, 2011

 
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  That is an amazing scene. I've never seen an aquarium like this, you so skillfully captured the scene it seems like the fish will swim out of the photo.

Congratulations on your POTD.


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October 19, 2011

 
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  I'm honored by all of your wonderful comments and congratulatory wishes. Thank you so very much!!!

Donna


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October 24, 2011

 

Scott D. Moody
  I simply can't stop looking at it. What a spectacular capture!!! Awesome awesome job!


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January 12, 2012

 
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  One of the best compliments a photographer can get. A sincere thank you Scott!


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January 12, 2012

 
- Nancy Bergeson

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  Wow, I love the way the tank lights up her hair, such a great image!


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May 24, 2019

 
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  Wow! Awesome image, Donna! Congrats on both gold badges!


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  Congratulations on both POTD and Gold Winner, Donna.


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May 25, 2019

 
- Mike F. Anderson

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  Congratulations on your winning photo, Donna!


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May 25, 2019

 
- Patrick Rouzes

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  One of your many, many Winning photos, Donna! Congrats!


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  Congrats on a fantastic winner, Donna.


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