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Mama Loves You
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Mama Loves You
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Congrats to all the Finalists! This shot is very special to me. It is with great sadness that I say that "Daniel" passed away last week. He had just turned one.

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    So cute and touching to see mama and baby enjoying the bonding. I love how the mom lowers that long neck to let baby know she's there. I really love the way you framed the picture, the beautiful colors and the detailed features of both of them. Another zoo wonder so perfectly camputured. Amazing timing my friend.
Have yourself a most wonderful day.

6/22/2011 6:13:47 AM

 
Terry Cervi
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A beautiful shot, Kathy. Is this little Daniel?

6/22/2011 6:59:26 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Yes, this is Daniel.

6/22/2011 7:13:00 PM

 
Jeffrey R. Bange
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What a great capture Kathy, love the composition and the tender moment being shared by the two of them. I think were looking at another finalist here.

6/22/2011 7:19:57 PM

 
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Awwwwwwwwwwwww...this is so adorably incredible, Kathy! :-) k

6/23/2011 4:05:40 PM

 
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Cute pair and interaction

6/23/2011 4:52:21 PM

 
Patrick Rouzes
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Beautiful tones, lighting, display of affection & timing here, Kathy! WTG!

6/23/2011 6:17:21 PM

 
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This is just toooo cute, Kathy! Outstanding capture of Daniel and Mama!!

6/23/2011 9:46:04 PM

 
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Awwwwwwwwwwww :)

6/24/2011 7:37:47 AM

 
Val Feldman
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I always get teary-eyed over Momma animals showing affection for their youngsters...someone pass a Kleenex, please...I'm totally serious!! :) Adorable Daniel with loving Mom - a beautiful capture, once again, my friend of a tender moment passing between Mom and son.

6/27/2011 5:45:12 AM

 
Susan Weisensel
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Winner to me, love it.

6/28/2011 6:39:41 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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This is a marvelous capture of Daniel and Mom, Kathy! Such a tender moment, so special...I'm like Val, I firmly believe that animals have feelings and emotions and when they display them I get all gooey-eyed!

7/2/2011 9:51:01 PM

 
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Outstanding capture, Kathy! Terrific moment with excellent details and color!!

7/14/2011 3:36:53 AM

 
Carole Bruckner
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So sweet....

4/28/2012 6:50:51 PM

 
Teresa Moore
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Very toughing moment..very nice.

7/31/2012 3:21:16 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Congrats to all the Finalists! This shot is very special to me. It is with great sadness that I say that "Daniel" passed away last week. He had just turned one.

8/28/2012 10:16:35 PM

 
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How very sweet! I love this! Great luck in the next round, Kathy!!!

-Laura :D

(And now I am the first one to YOUR finalist too! Yippeeeeeee!)

8/28/2012 10:36:40 PM

 
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Congratulations on your very touching finalist, Kathy.

8/29/2012 2:03:54 AM

 
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So tender. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend.

8/29/2012 3:32:41 AM

 
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Huge congrats on this finalist, and in giving Daniel his little moment in history. Sorry to hear the sad news about him!! Best luck!!

8/29/2012 5:54:19 AM

 
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Congratulations on this POTD Kathy.

I'm sorry to hear about Daniel - how nice though that you can have such a sweet memory of him.

8/29/2012 6:07:49 AM

 
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Gorgeous

8/29/2012 7:11:04 AM

 
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It's so great that this "little" guy is remembered so well with your wonderful finalist Kathy..Congratulations on your great capture of this special moment in time.

8/29/2012 7:28:55 AM

 
Carol L. Fowler
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Beautiful Finalist! Congrats!!

8/29/2012 9:51:28 AM

 
Leslie McLain
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Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Kathy.

8/29/2012 10:50:01 AM

 
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A touching finalist, especially when little Daniel passed away so young. Congratulations on this beautiful moment you captured here and your finalist award.

8/29/2012 11:20:43 AM

 
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SO ADORABLE Kathy, CONGRATULATIONS!!! <><

8/29/2012 12:03:47 PM

 
Carole Bruckner
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very nice capture...

8/29/2012 12:40:59 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Congrats on your awesome finalist,Kathy!

8/29/2012 3:05:14 PM

 
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Congrats on this touching image. A beautiful moment.

8/29/2012 3:21:30 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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So sad to hear about Daniel, Kathy. Do they know what happened? But what a wonderful memento for a very special moment. A superb capture that deserves to go gold! Congratulations!

8/29/2012 3:51:03 PM

 
Kathy Salerni
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Hi Rona,
As far as I know, he went in for a procedure on a tooth and died during it. So sad.

8/29/2012 3:57:33 PM

 
JO ANN CLEVELAND
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I'm sad that little Daniel passed away..what happened to him??

This is a fabulous finalist, congratulations!

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8/29/2012 6:29:02 PM

 
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I'm sad that little Daniel passed away..what happened to him?? Ohh, I didn't read your answer to Rona above...

This is a fabulous finalist, congratulations!

jo ann c.

8/29/2012 6:30:02 PM

 
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Congrats on a beautiful finalist!! Sad about his passing...

8/29/2012 10:47:49 PM

 
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Now, I REALLY need a box of Kleenex..or two. I'm so sad to hear about little Daniel. I'm so glad that you captured this sweetest of moments between he and his Mom, tho. I hope this goes Gold - not only because it is a wonderful capture but because I would love to see it with a Gold Badge to immortalize adorable Daniel. Good Luck, my friend!

8/30/2012 9:11:19 AM

 
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OM GOSH. I stayed attached to this thread and now I am reading that the Baby died? OM GOSH. I agree with every word Val just said. So sorry I didn't read this the first time. Haste makes waste. I'm sorry. I was commenting too fast to thank you for your comment on mine. You zoo and all of you will be sad for a long time. I am sad, too. xo -Laura

8/30/2012 9:43:25 AM

 
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WOW, CONGRATS & good luck, Kathy! WTG!

8/30/2012 10:46:28 AM

 
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Congrats Kathy on this precious, Finalist!

8/31/2012 4:30:35 AM

 
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What a wonderful moment you have captured Kathy....I am so sad to hear that Daniel passed away.

8/31/2012 5:35:38 PM

 
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HUge congrats on a fab and well deserved Gold, Kathy!!!

8/31/2012 7:47:11 PM

 
Ann Coates
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So pleased to see this go Gold, congratulations.

8/31/2012 8:04:55 PM

 
Rona L. Schwarz
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I knew we'd see this special capture with Gold, Kathy! How very fitting and what a great tribute to Daniel's memory...I think you should make a print and give it to the zoo in his memory. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS TREMENDOUS WINNER!

8/31/2012 8:11:30 PM

 
Tammy Espino
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Glad you got the gold, big congrats!! :)

8/31/2012 8:16:41 PM

 
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Congratulations on your win! This is precious -- Maybe the zoo would use your photo as some sort of dedication?

Great capture and hope to see more from you!

8/31/2012 8:17:42 PM

 
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Hi Kathy,A big congratulation on this beautiful win my friend!!!

8/31/2012 9:01:19 PM

 
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So touching. Congratulations on being a winner my friend. Way to go.

8/31/2012 10:59:39 PM

 
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Great one. Congratulations on your win, Kathy.

9/1/2012 2:27:25 AM

 
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So sweet....Congratulations on your win!!!

9/1/2012 3:17:40 AM

 
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Congrats on a fantastic winner, Kathy.

9/1/2012 4:48:46 AM

 
Diane Dupuis-Kallos
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simply perfect capture!!! congrats!!!

9/1/2012 5:33:55 AM

 
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Huge Congratulations on this Gold winner Kathy. Well deserved my friend!

9/1/2012 5:40:49 AM

 
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Congratulations on your second place winner, Kathy. Sorry to hear about little Daniels passing.

9/1/2012 6:09:23 AM

 
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I think this capture will be imprinted on my memory forever, Kathy. I've loved it from the beginning on so many different levels. So happy - really happy! - to see it with Gold attached. Congratulations, Animal Whisperer!

9/1/2012 8:40:34 AM

 
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Oh, Kathy! Like Ms.V, I too am saddened by Daniel's passing. He was just the sweetest thing. I'm so glad you have such a wonderful shot of him with his mom and especially happy that this wonderful photo went gold!

9/1/2012 12:12:38 PM

 
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Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Kathy!

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9/1/2012 12:58:32 PM

 
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Congratulations on your gold win Kathy! A delightful sight and capture! It is so sad about Daniel!

9/1/2012 2:14:06 PM

 
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Congratulations on this wonderful capture and winner Kathy!!

9/1/2012 3:42:24 PM

 
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Big Congrats on the Win!!!!

9/1/2012 6:33:06 PM

 
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Congratulations on this touching image.

9/1/2012 7:17:01 PM

 
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Congratulations Kathy on another GOLD winner, I knew the moment that you first posted it that we would be seeing this one again.

9/2/2012 1:24:08 PM

 
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Congrats on your winning shot! This is so sweet!

9/2/2012 4:11:57 PM

 
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So happy to see this win gold for you Kathy, big congrats!!!

9/2/2012 8:39:34 PM

 
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Precious! Congratulations on your win!

9/2/2012 10:45:13 PM

 
Laura E. Swan
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What a wonderful way to honor Daniel! :) Perfect! :)))

9/2/2012 11:06:59 PM

 
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Congrats again on this toooooo fabulous of a winner, Kathy!!!

9/3/2012 7:32:47 AM

 
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Such a precious capture, Kathy, made even more special with the loved shared by Daniel and his mom. Huge congrats on your Gold.

9/3/2012 7:08:07 PM

 
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Congratulations on your Golden capture Kathy!

9/3/2012 7:35:18 PM

 
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Beautiful shot, Kathy! So happy to see that you got this one! Congratulations!

9/4/2012 2:07:41 PM

 
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Nicely done! Congratulations on your win Kathy!

9/9/2012 3:34:06 PM

 
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