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(A MT09/08) Burst Photo Contest Finalist

Water...frozen in time.

The popping of a water balloon.
Capturing the moment.

Nikkor 105/2.8 VR
ISO 400. f6.7 1/1500sec
Tripod. Sunlight. My son's assistance.

Friends for Finer Photography
September MT theme entry: "Freezing the Action"

© Lisa J. Boulden
Nikon D80 Digital ...

Aggie Villanueva
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    How in the world were you quick enough to capture that? This is fabulous!

9/9/2008 8:09:01 PM

Michelle L. Frick
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now, that's an action capture Lisa! Perfection. I hope to see this again, and I am certain you will impress all those in your club!!

9/9/2008 8:38:30 PM

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WOW! is right!
I love this! Wonderful idea and image, Lisa!!

9/9/2008 8:53:11 PM

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Ok, so my 11 yr old son saw this over my shoulder... he's TOTALLY impressed!!!

9/9/2008 8:54:54 PM

Stefania Barbier
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OMG Lisa, can't believe your timing..... couldn't be more perfect.... how many water balloons did you have popped???? SUPERB!!!!!

9/9/2008 10:14:08 PM

Lisa J. Boulden
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Thank you, Aggie, Cheryl, Michelle, and Stefania, for your uplifting comments!
This was the eighth (and last) balloon I popped in this fun photo shoot. A couple of others turned out fairly well, but this one is my favorite.
Makes me happy that you like it, too.
Smiles, Lisa♥

9/9/2008 10:29:25 PM

Pat Gamwell
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Totally incredible, Lisa! You can be very proud of this amazing shot and worth all the effort!!! LOVE IT!

9/9/2008 10:59:51 PM

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This is awesome, Lisa! What a cool idea, I have to show this to my 6yo. She'll love it and I'm sure want to try it!! Very well done:)

9/9/2008 11:29:29 PM

Max Aureli
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WOW Extraordinary!

9/10/2008 4:58:09 AM

Karen Bacon
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Wow! What great timing Lisa! Awesome image!

9/10/2008 5:39:38 AM

Kumiko Parkinson
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Oh, Lisa, I'm wordless...magnificent...outstanding idea and timing! For sure that exposure, clarity....are perfect, too!

9/10/2008 5:58:14 AM

Molly A. O
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Thats got to be a winner! What an unusual concept and then beautiful follow through! AWESOME!

9/10/2008 5:58:26 AM

Stan Kwasniowski
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Lisa, awesome

9/10/2008 6:16:49 AM

Jeana Clark
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I agree with ALL!!!
This is a WINNER!!!
Fantastic work Lisa!!!


9/10/2008 6:38:13 AM

M.Christine Duncan
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Great action... frozen in time! Bet your son had a blast helping with this one?!!! LOL

9/10/2008 7:49:11 AM

Mary Spade
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Amazing Lisa!!Definately a Wow from me !

9/10/2008 7:54:59 AM

Sherry McClead
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OMGosh Lisa this is just great!!! did you get some help or did you have to work the camera and the pin pop?
I am gonna have to try this myself... this is just toooooo cool!!!
Sherrybear :}

9/10/2008 8:41:42 AM

Clyde P. Smith
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Awesome capture Lisa!


9/10/2008 8:54:21 AM

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9/10/2008 11:08:42 AM

Tammy Espino
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lol on your doing 8 ballons~ I bought a pack to do this exact same thing and still haven't taken them out of the bag~ :) Excellent!! I think I would proably have to do twice as many as you :)

9/10/2008 12:34:48 PM

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Excellent exposure, details and lighting, Lisa! Absolutely fabulous image!

9/10/2008 1:48:00 PM

Gena L. Talbot
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Lisa My Dear....
F*A*N*T*A*S*T*I*C ~ C*A*P*T*U*R*E !!!
Great Work Here! :) :)

9/10/2008 3:07:43 PM

David Pratt
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Wow ! Lisa this is so cool! Awesome!

9/10/2008 5:01:51 PM

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna
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This is INCREDIBLE and PHENOMENAL, Lisa!!!!!!! ♫ k

9/11/2008 6:39:48 PM

Maria Coulson
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Lisa, this is a fantastic picture. How can we compete with it?

9/11/2008 7:28:39 PM

Lorna Shutter
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Unbelievable capture, Lisa!!! It's magnificent and perfect for the MT entry! INCREDIBLE image!!! :)

9/11/2008 8:39:26 PM

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Fabulous capture of the moment so great for the MT. Nice work Lisa!

9/11/2008 9:34:55 PM

Renata Gusciora
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Wow,superb timing,incredible,Lisa!

9/12/2008 8:29:12 AM

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Excellent timing and great details. Wonderful photo, Lisa!

9/12/2008 11:50:58 AM

Stephen Zacker
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Amazing.. now how did you capture this!?

9/12/2008 3:40:02 PM

Patricia Ronan
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Hi Lisa, Terrific image!!! Great timing!!!
Top marks for trying:)
If your son is brave enough I have seen this image done where you place the balloon over his head and burst it and the water makes a cap shape on his head...if you get the timing right.

9/12/2008 4:36:54 PM

Mike Umbreit
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Lisa - This is so cool!! Had to make it a favorite! - Mike

9/12/2008 8:41:40 PM

Mitch Spence
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Oh, my, my, my, now that's spectacular stop action. How many balloons had to go in the process, or did you get it on the first try?

9/13/2008 9:51:31 AM

Lisa J. Boulden
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I just LOVE your enthusiastic responses!
'Twas a fun photo shoot. Lost eight balloons in the process--a well-invested 99 cents!
Patricia, Although I'm dying to try your suggestion, I'm gonna have to find a volunteer for the balloon-over-the-head shot...My son says, "No!" :(
Thank you all for your kind comments.
Smiles, Lisa♥

9/13/2008 10:14:46 AM

Robert S. Grauer
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Wow way to go Lisa this is incredible! If your son said no to Patricia's suggestion I guess an apple and a bow and arrow are definitely out of the question lol.

9/13/2008 11:48:08 AM

Sherran Andersen
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Talk about perfect timing... cool action shot Lisa. Doesn't look like it would be an easy shot to get! Sherran

9/13/2008 9:01:00 PM

Irene Colling
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Lisa, I am bowled over by this incredible shot. Fantastic photogrpahy.

9/13/2008 9:11:50 PM

Judy V. Kennamer
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Marvelous capture Lisa!!!! You timing is perfect!!!!!

9/14/2008 4:42:13 AM

Bill Knaps
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Wowwwwwwwwwww What an amazing action shot/capture and I bet Cheryl's 11 year old son has already tried it. LOL Bill

9/14/2008 5:41:07 AM

Douglas Perry
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This should be a winner. Fantastic.

9/14/2008 6:57:33 AM

Jon Dusseau
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This is absolutely excellent Lisa! :)

9/14/2008 7:10:24 AM

Terry Cervi
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A VERY cool shot, Lisa! Super work!

9/15/2008 5:47:44 AM

Brook Burling
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WOW this is awesome! Great Capture Lisa!!

9/15/2008 9:35:54 AM

Meg Voyzey
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This is unbelievable! What a superb capture! EXCELLENT!!!

9/16/2008 4:45:40 PM

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A great idea, an excellent image, from a superb gallery.

9/17/2008 3:12:36 AM

Sandy Powers
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Oh Lisa! THIS is FABULOUS!!! What a phenomenal capture. You are THE BOMB!

9/17/2008 6:02:26 PM

Dennis Gay
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G'day Lisa,

I can really appreciate the difficulties in photographing this.
The result is truly amazing and made with such clarity and precision.
It certainly is a split second frozen in time but it is also one that has been frozen in great light with an equally great exposure.

Very, very well done that girl and a well done to the balloon piercing device operator. 8-)


9/18/2008 12:14:17 AM

Keith Butler
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Excellent work on this Lisa!

9/18/2008 6:39:07 AM

Kim Lund
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Way cool and a very original photo too.

9/20/2008 7:37:16 PM

Susie Peek-Swint
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Fantastic timing Lisa .. I've always wanted to capture this .. you've given me inspiration to try again!!

9/22/2008 3:52:41 PM

Christine R. Lobsinger
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Congratulations on this shot and your EP! Just Awesome! I love your gallery too...
Have a great day!
Smile With Me

9/29/2008 11:49:49 AM

Lynn Haack
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WOW...this is AMAZING! Jaw-dropping wonderful. I love the dark BG, which really makes this pop...(sorry , could'nt resist the pun.) LOL. I am totally inspired by your endless creativity and talent! Lynn

11/8/2008 5:53:32 PM

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First ot's smoke, not it's water! WTG!!
Congratualtions on this finalist! Best of luck int he next round!!

7/21/2009 5:00:42 PM

Patricia A. Coblentz
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Congratulations, Lisa...what a great image!

7/21/2009 5:04:13 PM

Tammy Espino
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Congrats on a great finalist!! :) I remember this one!!!

7/21/2009 5:28:21 PM

Tammy Scott
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Congratulations on this phenomenal finalist!

7/21/2009 6:33:02 PM

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Congratulations Lisa on this awesome finalist! B-

7/21/2009 6:40:22 PM

James Reininger
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Wow, this is very impressive! A winner in my book.

7/21/2009 6:45:07 PM

Sam Britt
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Congratulations, terrific finalist, Lisa!

7/21/2009 7:14:20 PM

Lorna Shutter
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CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this truly amazing image, Lisa!!!!! :) Photobucket

7/21/2009 7:36:42 PM

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Congratulations on your finalist Lisa Best of luck in the next round. This one is a winner all the way!!!

7/21/2009 7:43:55 PM

Joseph T. Pilonero
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How absolutely creative - and well taken. Congratulations, Lisa. I suspect we will see this one again. TED

7/21/2009 8:10:09 PM

Debra R. Harder
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This is incredible, Lisa!! Truly BRILLIANT! CONGRATULATIONS on another OUTSTANDING finalist!! Deb

7/21/2009 8:32:03 PM

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WTG LISA!!! Good Luck in the next round!! CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST!!

7/21/2009 8:38:26 PM

Carol L. Fowler
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Congrats on this Finalist, Lisa!

7/21/2009 8:54:59 PM

Teresa A. Burnett
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This is awesome, Lisa!! Huge congratulations, and best of luck in the next round!!

7/21/2009 10:40:01 PM

Renee Doyle
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Awesome!!! Big congratulations Lisa!!

7/22/2009 12:58:49 AM

Terry Cervi
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An amazing action capture, Lisa! Congrats on your finalist!

7/22/2009 5:29:45 AM

Mary K. Robison
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Beautiful job on this, Lisa! Congratulations on its making finalist (big surprise!), and you don't need to be wished luck in the next round --- see you there with this soon!

7/22/2009 5:37:16 AM

Robert Baer
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congrats on this so very creative finalist!

7/22/2009 6:14:29 AM

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7/22/2009 9:17:46 AM

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WTG, Lisa! Big congrats on your finalist!

7/22/2009 9:24:06 AM

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Congrats on your finalists!

7/22/2009 9:28:47 AM

Chris  Henning
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Congrats, Lisa. This is awesome!

7/22/2009 9:57:33 AM

Karen Celella
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Gee Lisa, it took you long enough to finally give this image a chance in the big contest! I have always loved this shot. Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist. Best of luck in the next round.

7/22/2009 10:26:38 AM

Smita Pawar
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This is a fantastic capture. Sure-shot winner. Congratulations Lisa.

7/22/2009 12:25:35 PM

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7/22/2009 4:23:51 PM

Judy V. Kennamer
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Congrats on this cool Finalist Lisa!!!

7/22/2009 6:08:17 PM

Ken Smith
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How many attempts??? Super set-up Lisa and congrats on this finalists!

7/22/2009 7:15:26 PM

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Amazing look and work friend. Congratulations on the Finalist from Annie and myself.

7/23/2009 7:08:03 AM

Alex T. Mizuno
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All your water actions photos are excellent Lisa! You're becoming more and more experimental. Keep up good work! Congratulations on your Finalist!!!

7/23/2009 2:15:05 PM

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Way Cool! Congratulations on your finalist, Lisa!

7/24/2009 1:04:39 PM

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Fantastic Lisa!

Congratulations on this awesome finalist girl....

jo ann c.

7/27/2009 1:22:33 PM

Amy Jackson
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Congratulation, Lisa!!!

7/28/2009 6:42:02 AM

Anne McKinnell
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Wow, what a unique shot Lisa!! A great idea and a real winner!!

8/4/2009 9:43:50 AM

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