I am married, a mother, a grandmother, a photographer and a Christian. I use canon gear, CS6 and two macs.

A memorable photograph is ordinary moment taken out of context...at least that's my goal.

Don't bother commenting, faving etc if you have no photos of your own, or nasty ones. I will block you. and if you stop by and fave a photo a comment is appreciated. And please ask if you want to use a photo.

my website: www.alifeinfocusphotography.com

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    Ben Salleh says:

    "Its due time i should write a testimonial about this fantastic artist. Donna takes absolutely gorgeous pictures. Her eyes captures wonderful warm moments. Her editing is always perfect. Takes quality portraits and a wonderful friend. Check out her stream if you dont believe me. Keep taking those beautiful pictures Donna... :D"

    January 28th, 2011

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    Julie Holland photography says:

    "Donna has many beautiful photos in her photo-stream. I have enjoyed watching her progress and think her work is now pro quality. I love her processing and in particular love her portraits and childrens photos. She is a great flicker contact to have and often comments on my stream which I appreciate greatly"

    August 28th, 2009

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    MakingMemories(Deja-Vu photography) says:

    "Donna is one amazing lady and photographer..her work just blows me away every time she posts something..there is so much to learn from her,,she is my inspiration...thank you Donna for always being there and sharing your beautiful work...you rock girl!! keep shooting!! hugs!!"

    March 3rd, 2009

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    lilychip says:

    "I think of Donna a "the portrait queen", she has the skill to capture natural beauty effortlessly.
    A great flickr friend to have, always encouraging & very inspiring with a photostream full of quality & warmth.
    If I could wish for one person to take my picture it would be you Donna, I would love that wish to come true."

    December 29th, 2008

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    Kristybee aka NoddingViolet says:

    "Donna...what can I say about a dear Flickr friend who's talent inspires me daily. I first found Donna's stream through Explore..where she seems to be everyday. A glowing picture drew me in and I've been here ever since. Her love of her family is apparent through the gorgeous portraits she does. Whether it is her portraits, her bokeh shots, her nature shots, or her textures..she inspires me to be a better photographer. She is a dear friend and an inspiration to me. Thank you Donna for sharing your beautiful work with us all. xxx"

    December 29th, 2008

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    LTTay7 says:


    Browsing through Donna’s photo stream is a constant treat. She wows me with her images, couple that with her amazing sense of creative style and photographic knowledge and it’s inspiring and contagious. I always love to see her new work. She keeps things fresh and interesting! Donna sees the beauty in all that surrounds her. She is eager to learn and quickly masters new techniques. Donna is also always there with kind and encouraging words and offers insightful critique. It has been my great pleasure know her and watch her journey here... :- )"

    December 22nd, 2008

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    Extra Medium says:

    "Donna was the one person I didn't expect to topple over my snowman after it took me upwards of 4 hours to create. And she didn't. She shot it. With a military-grade rifle. Now I thought it was funny but the rest of the participants in the contest did not and began to make fire torches to melt her snowman. I didn't realize she was the jealous type and was just trying to protect her unique snowman, who was oddly enough shaped and dressed like a Chicago pimp. Mine was more modest, yet taller being made with 4 balls.

    Using crowd control techniques I learned during my 18 years serving in the militant branch of the Merchant Marines, I thwarted off the other torch-yielding contestants and saved snow pimp daddy was his watery demise. After we came in last and second-last, Donna and I had a good talk about her other interests which were not limited to foreign stuffed animals, skeet shooting, and taking long walks on the beach at sunset. She also told me how much she likes being able to capture these moments with her camera. And I believe she knows how to shoot just about anything, including a 9' snowman."

    December 9th, 2008

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    Kellie{Michelle} says:

    "She's the most amazing mother-in-law anyone could ask for : ). Her pictures are absolutely breathtaking and she can make anyone look good. I would be happy to be only half as good as she is. Love you!"

    October 22nd, 2008

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    rhermans says:

    "I've put writing this testimonial of for to long.
    I first met Donna when she got her Pana fz8 on Steves Forums. From the first shot I loved her work.
    With some people the work gets better when they get a better camera, with Donna it's the camera that has to keep pace.
    Thanks Donna for giving us a view in your world

    April 13th, 2008

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    Domesticated Diva says:

    "Donna is truly one of my best friends on flickr and we discuss things even outside of flickr (American Idol). I would love to one day have Donna come to my neck of the woods and go shooting with her! I think we would have a great time and we might even get some great photos. Thank you so much Donna for sharing your beautiful photographs with me and being such an inspiration to me. You are a beautiful person and an amazing photographer and I'm so lucky to have you as a friend!"

    April 4th, 2008

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    ~ therealme ~ says:

    "Donna is the type of person everyone on flickr needs to meet. She is gracious, caring and thoughtful when it comes to commenting. But even more notable is her AMAZING photos. I mean have you seen these? She inspires so many people and entertains anyone who stumbles across her stream.

    There are so many beautiful photos that I think she could have a gallery show and become famous.

    We could all learn a thing or 10 from this one folks.

    So blessed to know ya!"

    January 3rd, 2008

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    ♥ Hazed ♥ says:

    "Donna is an amazing photographer and her photostream is always filled with something interesting. I met Donna through flickr contacts and I am very glad to have found her. I look forward to her uploads to see what new she has in store!! Keep up the fantastic work :)"

    December 21st, 2007

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    Lisa_Harrison says:

    "I met Donna through flickr and I am so grateful for the friendship we have created. She is one of the kindest most genuine people I have met on here. A wonderful lady with a wondeful family and such talent. I enjoy visiting her stream everyday to see what beauty awaits. Be it her daughter, granddaugher, a bird or her home..................her images are sure to please. Keep up the great work Donna and thanks for being you and for the daily inspiration."

    December 4th, 2007

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    This crazy life * Tammy says:

    "There's nothing that I could say that would compare to the beauty of Donna's stream. She is such an amazing photographer and person. I am always inspired by her skill and always look forward to the next image that she'll share. She once said that she was inspired by faith and that is evident!"

    August 27th, 2007

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    Lynn Fagerlie says:

    "Donna’s photography moves me, inspires me, delights me, excites me, and often leaves me breathless. She has always been an amazing artist, but it seems like her work continues to reach new heights with each new set of posts. I love to see the diversity of her shots – from birds, to portraiture, to poetic flowers, to those little unexpected gems of artistry – she never disappoints. The quality of her work rivals that of any professional, and I am always eagerly awaiting the new artwork she has to share with us. So often Donna puts up photos that stay with me – the kind of images that are burned into your brain – and for that reason, I can say that many of Donna’s photos are ranked among the favorites of my favorites."

    August 19th, 2007

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    InABlink says:

    "I met Donna through Flickr. As if being a great photographer weren't enough, she has been one of the most genuine and thoughtful Flickrers I've come across. I love seeing the beauty she creates with her camera every week. She is always striving for excellence in her work, reaching to learn and grow with each shot. And excellence glows in her art."

    May 7th, 2007

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    Old_Pro says:

    "It's amazing to me that this nice lady has only a couple of pages and I have enough to fill a bus. She has more great pictures than I do on the bus. Enjoy her pix as she is very discerning and doesn't waste your time with junk, like I do. Great Job Donna"

    January 22nd, 2007

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