"We seek beauty everywhere, and often pass the time so." -- Valeria Morrone


Hi! Welcome to my little corner of Flickr.
I joined this community on 1/1/2007, having no idea that within a short period of time, I would gain a whole new outlook on photography, and establish some pretty cool friendships along the way.

I have been interested in photography since I was a kid, when my mom gave me my first camera - a cheap little Kodak that took really crappy shots (I'm sure it had nothing to do with the 7-year-old photographer behind the lens).

I love shooting, and carry a camera of some sort with me every where I go. I currently shoot with a Canon and iPhone.

I am a huge nature & animal lover.





I think turtles are the coolest creatures on earth!


I am crazy for the color purple.


Cats rule my life



The fine print
I will block you if:
**You steal my photos. Use of them by anyone but me is an infringement of my copyrights and personal property. That means it is ILLEGAL.
**You skip around here dumping my images, or those of others, into your faves, but never comment.
**If you post and/or fave porn, do not add me as a contact or fave my photos.

If you comment on, or add my images to your faves and you don't have photos for me to view, or if this www.flickr.com/photos/bellalago/4251999117/ is your icon, you will be blocked.

Photos of BellaLago (9)

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  • Peace On Earth!! by Brian/Jane
  • for you by ~*Patti*~
  • Things I Love Thursday ~ Sun Flare by Andrea McClain
  • Flickr Colors Mosaic by Carrie McGann
  • Things I Love Thursday - 5/27 by Andrea McClain
  • Things I Love Thursday - 5/13 by Andrea McClain
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  • Things I Love Thursday 4/22 by Andrea McClain

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    VFR Photography says:

    "Since she doesn't always give herself the credit she's due, I shall have to add my two cents worth now... Her photography is always creatively interesting and most certainly inspiring. She is amongst the small handful of my contacts that, unbeknownst to them, pushed me to try any number of different approaches to my photography and rejuvenated my sense of creativity after many years without. The images she shares of the world around her region as well as those of subjects closer to home, are always enjoyable postings to encounter. Add her interjections of humor, thoughtfulness, observations, or even sadness, and the result is all the more depth surrounding each image. My thanks to her for the many smiles, chuckles, and thought-provoking moments that have accompanied the wonderful images she has shared, for it is always a pleasure. Keep up the great work, Bella, and thanks for sharing with us all!"

    January 1st, 2012

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    El Justy says:

    "the bellz (as i refer to her) is one of the coolest people on "the flick." she always shares interesting and diverse images and always has a good story or two or three or more. she has an awesome sense of humor as well and doesn't have a problem at all making fun of all the silly nuances of this little website we frequent. she also (when you're really lucky) gives out the best "two thumbs up" award the world has seen. she is also the admin for most certainly the greatest and fastest growing group here "wet windshield wednesday." she is pretty awesome, visit her stream, and leave at least three faves.........right now!!!!!"

    March 21st, 2011

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    jeanneg. says:

    "Bella is one of my longest and truest contacts on flickr....I love her photos because her warmth shows through on every one. She catches the essence of the subject in each shot and I like her descriptions about her thoughts/what she was doing when she took the image as well; they simply add to the enjoyment. Her images are always beautiful, thoughtful and a pleasure to see each day. Kudos, Bella, thanks for sharing a part of yourself and your talent with us."

    January 3rd, 2011

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    ~*~vicki was here~*~ says:

    "i heart Bella, not only because she's such an awesome, funny, kind and generous person but because she also laughs at the lame jokes and silly memories i leave on her stream. i wish we lived closer to each other so i could hear her laugh for real.
    this is what i love best about looking at her photos, they always make me think of something from my life..every day ordinary things that a lot of people wouldn't even think to photograph and she does it in her own, unique way. a strong sign of a true photographer is one who can make you think, remember and feel...that is what her photos do for me.
    now, if only i can get her to stop changing her profile every other week, then her photostream would be perfect! ;-)"

    October 12th, 2009

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    Levels Nature says:

    "Bella is a real credit to flickr for many reasons, her pictures are simply stunning, full of detail and beauty and will enrich anybody that sees them! For me though, it's the beauty of her heart that marks her out as a wonderful human being..... she cares, genuinely and truly, and she will always be there to help with words of support and encouragement.....i've not known her long but she has already touched my life in a beautiful and positive way, i feel blessed to have her as a dear Flickr friend! :-) x"

    September 11th, 2009

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    Јerry says:

    "Oh my, what to say about Bella... she is a dear friend on Flickr, and I am so impressed with her talent. She shoots pics from the heart, and it shows! I found her through another contact of mine, and was hooked as soon as I browsed her stream. She is not pretentious, at all. She is generous with her comments, and I look forward to seeing what she might write next! Her pics show her feelings for nature, and what has been given to us, and she captures them perfectly. All I can say is.. I am proud to be called a friend by her.. She is a lovely lady, indeed! Keep up the great work, Bella.. you do rock!"

    August 31st, 2009

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    cheap curtain says:

    "I'm always eager to see Bella's next capture. She has a superior eye for color, and composition. She naturally captures bokeh, sunlight and the natural elements so many take for granted. Her joy of life is reflected in her every shot and I'm inspired by visiting her photostream. Great work Bella! Keep shooting!"

    June 29th, 2009

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    df369 says:

    "When I first came across Bella's photostream a few years ago I knew I would be coming back and back and back. Her photographs capture such a wide variety of everyday life. She always seems to be at the right place and time with her captures. The best part is that you can feel her warmth and kindness in her photographs. Her photographs are guaranteed to put a smile on your face."

    January 19th, 2009

January 2007