Poetic Symmetry

Michelle Alton February 17, 2011

You are an amazing photographer, Donna. This image exemplifies that! #1354031

Lynn M. Whitt February 17, 2011

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!! #9247182

Lola M. level-classic February 17, 2011

Beautiful colors and lighting! #9247184

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe February 17, 2011

Wow Donna- What a Wonderful portrait of this Egret! Outstanding work! Jeff #9247214

Nikki McDonald level-classic February 17, 2011

So very very fine. Bravo for your perseverance. This is truly an outstanding image, worthy of this elegant bird. I really hope you print it. #9247327

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas level-classic February 17, 2011

Beautiful image, colors and reflections Donna!,
Amalia #9247329

Renaee Dimond February 17, 2011

stunning colours. A beautiful image #9247338

Dr Silly level-classic February 17, 2011

Beautiful. :O) #9247343

Kathy Cline level-classic February 17, 2011

YAY You know I love this one.
Everyone will love this egret Donna! I bet it wins an award. Those colors are unusual and just beautiful! #9247350

Kathy Salerni level-classic February 17, 2011

Gorgeous colors on this stunning egret capture, Donna! I think we will be seeing this again! #9247385

Irene Colling level-deluxe February 17, 2011

Donna, you captured this beautiful bird perfectly. The color is wonderful and the composition is excellent. #9247411

Linda L. Ruiz level-classic February 17, 2011


Katarina Mansson February 17, 2011

Absolutely beautiful! #9247456

Courtenay Vanderbilt February 18, 2011

Donna, this is just stunning! #9247959

Lois Adomite level-classic February 18, 2011

I agree this is stunning, the colors are wonderful #9248121

JO ANN CLEVELAND February 18, 2011

Ohhh my goodness Donna! This is outstanding, love the colors and reflections, actually I love everything about it!

Your gallery is wonderful...

jo ann c.


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 18, 2011

Thank you everyone! I appreciate your encouraging comments.

Take care,

Donna #9248285

Jean E. Hildebrant February 18, 2011

Gorgeous, Donna! :) #9248308

Jack Gaskin February 18, 2011


Happy Shooting
Jack #9248433

Terry Cervi level-classic February 18, 2011

What a stunning reflection and capture, Donna! #9248467

Janet McNeil level-classic February 18, 2011

What a beauty!! Lovely light, color, reflection - everything works!! (thanks for taking the time to look in my gallery!!) #9248530

John Connolly February 18, 2011

What a fantastic job you did on this one Donna! The color and detail in this fine wildlife capture is stunning, as is your DD work! #9248569

Debra R. Harder February 18, 2011

OMG, Donna! This has to be a winner!! Absolutely STUNNING!! FAV! Deb #9248592

Anita Hogue February 18, 2011

Debra said exactly what I was going to say. A winner for sure! A favorite for me too! WOW! #9248607

Robert R. Goodman level-addict February 18, 2011

Hi Donna,Beautiful color.I agree it has to be a winner.Outstanding capture!!!! #9248615

Tiia Vissak February 18, 2011

great colors, light & reflections! #9248621

Mary Timman February 18, 2011

This is beautiful. Fabulous detail and lighting. Love it! #9248752

Dianna Murphy February 18, 2011

Only one word needed. Winner! #9248830

Stephen Zacker February 18, 2011

One word.. Wow! :-) #9248915

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe February 18, 2011

Thanks so much!!!

Donna #9248996

Ron McEwan February 18, 2011

OH! MY! Donna this is gold for sure in my humble opinion. Beautiful image. #9249093

Marcel J. Fernandez February 18, 2011

First class capture! Great work, Donna. #9249116

Phyllis H. Burchett February 18, 2011

Absolutely amazing Donna, spectacular even! #9249121

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna February 18, 2011

Unequivocally GLORIOUS, Donna! Wonderful image! :-) k #9249214

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe February 18, 2011

Very fabulous and beautiful capture, Donna!! #9249217

Kerry Hill February 18, 2011

Absolutely beautiful!! #9249245

Carolyn McIntosh February 18, 2011

Donna, this is phenomenal!!!!! #9249374

Kathy Reeves level-addict February 19, 2011

Beautiful!!!!!!!!!! #9249741

Stephanie Frey February 19, 2011

Wow, outstanding clarity, colors and details! Just wonderful, Donna!! #9250037

Emile Abbott level-deluxe February 19, 2011

One word on this capture, Donna. WINNER #9250294

Patrick Rouzes level-classic February 19, 2011

Donna , I have to sum it up like Emile! Winner! Good luck, indeed! #9250738

Barbara Waldoch level-classic February 19, 2011

Terrific capture, Donna! #9250916

Carol L. Fowler February 20, 2011

Beautiful! Love the colors! #9251984

Mariann Kovats level-classic February 20, 2011

Stunning! #9252471

Amanda J. Tanner level-classic February 27, 2011

A most beautiful image! I see winner on this one. Nice work Donna! #9264812

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 14, 2011

Thank you everyone, your comments are very inspirational!!!!

Donna #9289717

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 18, 2011

AWESOME Donna, a winner for sure, SUPER SHOT! #9298669

Laura Greene March 19, 2011

An amazing shot in every way. I especially love the colors and detail. Of course it's a winner! #9299324

Monika Sapek level-classic March 19, 2011

Fantastic capture, Donna! Love the colors! #9299904

Mary Dimitriw level-deluxe March 19, 2011

Stunning Donna!! A winner IMO as well. #9300002

Thomas E. Hinds March 19, 2011

Beautiful capture, Donna! Lovely detail and the colors are incredible! #9300090

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 19, 2011

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!!

Donna #9300100

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic March 20, 2011

I'm no. 19 who added this to favorite, Donna. We'll be seeing this again and I'm betting: Grand Prize. Big WOW!!! #9300325

Bill Houghton March 20, 2011

Donna, this is just beautiful. Great shot. Bill #9300986

Tracey Martinez March 20, 2011

Beautiful! #9300994

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 21, 2011

Beatutiful and elegant capture Donna! #9307356

Steve M. Harrington March 22, 2011

Superb! One of your finest, Donna!
Steve #9309460

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 24, 2011

Thank you for all of your kind and inspirational comments!!! #9315347

Melinda B. Shiflet March 26, 2011

This is absolutely lovely, Donna!! Gorgeous piece of work, here!! #9318686

Jeffrey M. Smith March 28, 2011

OUT-BLOODY-STANDING! Wonderful egret shot, with exceptional focus/framing and backround. Very Well Done
Jeff #9323129

Gary Lange March 30, 2011

Donna, WONDERFUL!!! #9325711

Robyn A. Terrell April 03, 2011

Truly stunning, Donna. Looks like a winner to me! #9332712

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 03, 2011

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!

Take care,



Freddy Bland April 04, 2011

This definitely has to be a Winner, Donna! I could stare at this for hours and hours!!!! #9333829

Carla Capra level-classic April 05, 2011

Gorgeous, gorgeous image, Donna!
;) CC #9335444

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 07, 2011

Stunning Perfection #9339131

Anita Hogue April 28, 2011

I still think I would try one more time, Donna! Maybe third time will be the charm. I've never had 20 pics as favorites, WOW! #9377730

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe April 28, 2011

Thank you for all of your inspirational comments!! I appreciate your support!!

I resubmitted this photograph today Anita, thanks for your vote of confidence!!!

Take care,

Donna #9377743

Patrick Rouzes level-classic April 28, 2011

Glorious golden tones, whites, lighting, reflection, detail & pose captured here, Donna! Good luck with this, my friend! #9377939

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic April 28, 2011

Beautiful in every way..gorgeous light, color and reflection. This one goes into my fav's!! #9377969

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 01, 2011

Thank you Patrick and Marilyn!!! #9383857

Summer A. Kozisek May 04, 2011

Wow!!! Absolutely gorgeous!! #9389879

Phyllis A. Houghton level-deluxe May 05, 2011

Wow, to capture this beautiful great egret is like a dream, but to see this at sunset must have blown you away. You captured it so well, getting some action. Incredible. #9390636

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 05, 2011

Thank you Summer and Phyllis!! #9390641

Liz blahh May 05, 2011

So beautiful, love the golden tones! #9390812

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 26, 2011

Stunning capture, colors, and reflection, Donna. #9430276

Michelle L. Frick May 28, 2011

Donna, this is so amazingly beautiful! I love the contrast and colors! Perfection!! #9433271

Susan K. Snow June 01, 2011

Stunning, Donna. Stunning perfection. Beautiful colors, tonality, sharpness and clarity, and balanced composition. Pure perfection! #9438094

Christopher Budny level-deluxe June 01, 2011

Such a beautiful capture, Donna! I'll just congratulate you now, because this has to win at some point! ;) #9438955

Glenn E. Traver level-deluxe June 02, 2011

Beautifully done Donna ~ GT #9441170

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 19, 2011

Thanks again to each and every one of you!!!

Donna #9615146

Julianne Bradford August 21, 2011

I'm so thrilled that Tamron saw your great talent in this photo Donna! Winner winner winner! #9618659

Bunny Snow level-classic August 22, 2011

I'm thrilled for you to be featured in Shutterbug for this Grand Prize win and your Tamron lens. Finally, the noticed you deserve. This image is pure poetry: the colors and tonality, the composition of the bird and its artistic stance, and the breathtaking lighting all of which you captured. It is pure poetic symmetry..And a grand prize winner!!!


Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 24, 2011

Thank you Julianne and Bunny.I appreciate your constant support!!!

I'm so excited and honored to have been selected as the Grand Prize winner, in the recent Tamron/Shutterbug Nature Photography contest. A new lens is a BIG TIME bonus for me!!!



Cecil P. Whitt October 31, 2018

Slamming...I've always wanted to shoot nature...no need you are, lovely, C.

Leslie McLain level-deluxe January 01, 2019

Congrats on a stunning winner, Donna. Love it. #11744076

Emile Abbott level-deluxe January 01, 2019

Congrats Donna on this magnificent Gold Winner. #11744184

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe January 01, 2019

Congrats Donna on your Well Deserved Win! #11744215

Patrick Rouzes level-classic January 01, 2019

Congrats on this well-deserved & gorgeous Gold Winner, Donna! #11744264

Linda S. Smith level-classic January 01, 2019

Congrats on winning the GOLD Donna! This is a gorgeous capture and a well deserved win! #11744277

G. Margaret Hennes level-deluxe January 03, 2019

This is stunning and so well deserved Donna! Big congratulations! #11744657

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Exif: F Number: 7.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/500 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 300.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XSi

Uploaded on February 17, 2011
Entered into contest on 2018-11-29 06:24:54

BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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