Happy Mother's Night!

© Mary K. Robison

Happy Mother's Night!

Sam Britt level-classic 5/9/2010 8:47:30 PM

You're right - this is perfect for Mother's Day! Great capture, Mary. #1267059

Michelle Alton level-classic 5/10/2010 2:21:30 AM

You're right. It is a perfect ending for Mother's Day. #8600068

Tammy M. Anderson level-classic 5/10/2010 2:43:10 AM

Fantastic composition and details, Mary. A beautiful Mother's Day capture. #8600092

Jeff W. Robinson level-classic 5/10/2010 4:01:05 AM

A Fantastic capture Mary!! Jeff #8600231

Tommy E. Burgess 5/11/2010 1:05:48 AM

Fantastic moment you captured here Mary!! Very cute capture! #8602827

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/11/2010 8:25:16 AM

Thanks so much for your comments, Sam, Michelle, Tammy, Jeff, and Tommy. I truly appreciate your positive feedback! #8603973

Chris Ebben level-classic 5/11/2010 3:51:35 PM

Just perfect for Mother's Day. Great timing=^..^= #8604737

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/12/2010 2:48:40 AM

Thanks, Chris ~ glad you like it. #8605690

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/12/2010 8:40:42 AM

beautiful!!!! #8606745

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/12/2010 8:53:02 PM

Thanks for commenting, Stef!! #8608022

maria I. Warren level-classic 5/12/2010 11:23:59 PM

this is so cute mary and I hope you had a great mothers day!!! :) #8608150

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/13/2010 12:04:26 AM

Thank you, Maria!
Just think ~ next year you'll celebrate Mother's Day with TWO beautiful children!
Congratulations again re: the news that Bryan will have a little sister soon. :) #8608174

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 5/13/2010 10:58:55 AM

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO ADORABLE!!!
Fantastic and every so cute capture!!! #8609312

Karen Engelbreth level-classic 5/13/2010 2:21:56 PM

Fantastic capture - love it, Mary... #8609645

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/16/2010 3:43:58 AM

Thanks very much for your supportive comments, Peaches and Karen ~ I appreciate them! #8614571

Laura E. Swan level-classic 5/19/2010 10:24:58 AM

I can see why this is a favorite of yours Mare! WOW! What an AMAZING capture! The timing couldn't have been more perfect. SO SO DARING!

I have missed you. :)

-Pom :) #8622103

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/19/2010 8:46:06 PM

Thanks for writing, Pom. You know your words mean a lot to me.
I've missed the give-and-take on-site and off, but have been tied up this month preparing family photos for a favorite niece. There hasn't been much time to look at photos "just for fun". Hopefully, that will change soon! #8623209

Rony Sagy level-classic 5/19/2010 9:26:27 PM

Gorgeous. #8623269

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/20/2010 12:55:08 AM

Thanks, Rony. #8623424

Ellen Hodges level-classic 5/23/2010 8:52:35 PM

Extremely cute capture, Mary!! #8631218

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/23/2010 9:00:32 PM

Thank you, Ellen ~ glad you like it! #8631225

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/24/2010 5:38:36 AM

Also a fav of mine, Mary. The perfect image for EVERY day and one you must be very proud of. #8631887

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/24/2010 8:42:12 PM

Such sweet compliments, Kiki ~ THANK YOU! :-D #8637161

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 5/25/2010 7:25:43 PM

So cute! #8642542

Mary K. Robison level-classic 5/25/2010 7:36:12 PM

Thanks, Sabrina! #8642569

Ann Coates level-classic 6/7/2010 1:56:29 PM

Congratulations on your fantastic Finalist Mary. #8671795

Nancy (Peaches) Harker level-classic 6/7/2010 5:23:51 PM

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
HUGE Congrats on your AWSOME finalist
Best of luck in the next round!!! #8673843

Debra R. Harder level-classic 6/7/2010 5:47:42 PM

Oh my...this is so precious, Mary! Huge congratulations on your brilliant finalist! Deb #8674143

Sherran Andersen level-classic 6/7/2010 9:01:13 PM

Congrats Mary! #8675872

Nadia Paul level-classic 6/7/2010 9:13:15 PM

Sooo sweet - congrats Mary! #8675934

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/7/2010 11:21:59 PM

Thanks for your Congrats, Ann, Peaches, Deb, Sherran, and Nadia!
Congratulations again to all of you on your finalists! #8676670

Tommy E. Burgess 6/7/2010 11:24:45 PM

Huge congratulations on your wonderful finalist Mary!! Best of luck in the next round! #8676681

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/7/2010 11:45:22 PM

fantastic finalist, congrats! #8676795

Cindy Bendush level-classic 6/7/2010 11:49:24 PM

So sweet Mary -- big congrats on your finalist! #8676820

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/8/2010 12:03:37 AM

Congratulations on your finalist, Mary. #8676896

Laura E. Swan level-classic 6/8/2010 12:41:31 AM

Oh! I'm so glad! Mare, this one is just fantastic!!!

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TO YOU!!! :D

Hope it goes GOLD!

-Pom

(Writing you from the Deep Woods Of The Canadian Rocky Mountains tonight!) #8677048

Ujjwal Mukherjee level-classic 6/8/2010 12:56:16 AM

HUGE congratulations on this fantastic finalist,Mary!!!! #8677095

Ellen Hodges level-classic 6/8/2010 4:18:59 AM

HUge congrats and best luck on this fab finalist, Mary!! #8677413

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/8/2010 5:55:40 AM

Tommy, Stef, Cindy, Bojan, Laura, Ujjwal, and Ellen, thank you so much for the kind words and Congrats. I really appreciate your supportive words! #8677800

Karen Slagle level-classic 6/8/2010 6:32:03 AM

Congrats, Mary on your outstanding finalist of this family. Best of luck in the next round. #8678022

Irene Colling level-classic 6/8/2010 7:54:02 AM

Okay Mary you have to tell me...how did you get the ducklings to position themselves in a perfectly balanced arrangment? Wonderful shot Mary you caught a perfect moment.
Congratulations on the finalist. #8678335

Karen Celella level-classic 6/8/2010 10:10:23 AM

Congratulations on your wonderful finalist, Mary. #8678897

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 6/8/2010 1:44:13 PM

Big congratulations on this awesome finalist Mary ....I love it!

jo ann c. #8679626

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 6/8/2010 5:49:30 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this superb finalist, Mary! WTG! #8680386

Sam Britt level-classic 6/8/2010 8:07:44 PM

Very sweet! Congratulations, Mary. #8680916

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/8/2010 10:39:35 PM

Thanks very much for your encouraging comments and Congrats, Karen S., Irene, Karen C., Jo Ann, Patrick, and Sam. I appreciate them! #8681197

Amy M. Wilson level-classic 6/9/2010 6:55:07 AM

Big congratulations on your beautiful Finalist, Mary!! #8681906

Susie Peek-Swint level-classic 7/14/2010 1:01:41 AM

Sweet shot Mary ~ perfect timing and capture .. many congrats on your finalist! #8760712

Mary K. Robison level-classic 7/14/2010 1:25:32 AM

Thank you for your comments and Congrats, Amy and Susie! #8760747

Rod Partington level-classic 7/21/2010 7:59:49 AM

Wow! What a great moment you captured here Mary! You couldn't have timed this any better. Cheers! #8777939

Mary K. Robison level-classic 7/21/2010 11:41:32 PM

Thanks so much for commenting, Rod.
Congratulations again for your recent POTD ~ what a gorgeous sunset! #8779445

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 8/14/2010 11:22:40 PM

This is super sweet Mary! Congratulations on your finalist!! #8834730

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/15/2010 5:37:10 PM

Thank you for your kind words, Donna.
And CONGRATULATIONS again on all your gorgeous finalists!
Best of luck to you in the next round! #8837511

Tiia Vissak level-classic 8/17/2010 12:54:50 PM

Congratulations! #8843749

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/17/2010 6:55:13 PM

Thanks, Tiia! #8844538

Laura E. Swan level-classic 10/23/2010 8:28:34 PM

I came to your gallery to see what was new and came across this one again. Mare, I would resubmit this one until it gets GOLD.

I agree with Irene. It's just so perfect. This formation of ducks will never happen again. The judges love this of a kind stuff.

-Pome (never-take-your-work-for) granate. :D Get it? (Of course you do!) :))) #8992123

Mary K. Robison level-classic 10/26/2010 2:16:37 AM

You know I always apppreciate your friendly and encouraging words, Pommers. Perhaps I will do that (re-submit this) one fine day! (Hmmm....I wonder if there's some kind of record for re-submitting?) ;-D #8996190

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 11/15/2010 9:28:36 PM

Perfect timing, and then all that talent took over. Congratulations on the Finalist my friiend. WTG! #9039940

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/15/2010 9:43:11 PM

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A-HA! The BP gods HEARD ME! HeeHee! Well just one step away from GOLD my dear Mare.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THAT?!?!

-Pomma-wanna-youda-winna. :D

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Nadia Paul level-classic 11/17/2010 2:24:21 AM

Captured at just the right moment - simply gorgeous Mary - congrats on your finalist! #9044066

Mary K. Robison level-classic 11/19/2010 12:46:08 AM

Thanks, Pom, and thank you, Nadia, for your friendly comments. Glad you like it!
And, Pom ~
"Pomma-wanna-youda-winna. :D "
Love it!! :-D
Guess what? Scott came home today with a real, honest-to-goodness pomegranate.
"Pomma-wanna-youda-winna. :D "
Love it!! :-D
Guess what? Scott came home today with a real, honest-to-goodness pomegranate.
Can hardly wait to see how red-stained my fingers get...But I also need some sort of white clothing to make the image complete! ;-D #9050329

Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/19/2010 1:31:28 AM

I hear the juices stain too...Maybe you could make a little tie died hankie? HeeHee. :) I love staying attached to your threads.

See you next time you enter it for the Gold it deserves. :D

Pamma-DO-Wanna-youda-winna! #9050336

Mary K. Robison level-classic 11/19/2010 1:50:38 AM

I like the tie-dye idea, Pom-a-lade...

"Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister
Hey sister, go sister, soul sister, go sister
He met Marmalade down in Old New Orleans
Struttin' her stuff on the street
She said, "Hello, hey Joe
You wanna give it a go?"

Gitchi gitchi ya ya da da
Gitchi gitchi ya ya here
Mocha chocolata, ya ya
Creole Lady Marmalade

Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir?
Voulez-vous coucher avec moi?

He stayed in her boudoir
While she freshened up
That boy drank all that Magnolia wine
On her black satin sheets
Where he started to freak

Gitchi gitchi ya ya da da
Gitchi gitchi ya ya here
Mocha chocolata, ya ya
Creole Lady Marmalade..."

And so on and so forth... Good ole Internet searches.
As for re-submits, I suppose at some point down the line, this might magically appear again... I thank you for your support!

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Laura E. Swan level-classic 11/19/2010 2:05:47 AM

;)! #9050352

SaMi Martin 12/17/2010 7:10:30 AM

This is Great; I love it! #9111024

Mary K. Robison level-classic 12/18/2010 4:30:43 AM

Thanks for commenting on this, SaMi ~ I'm glad you like it! #9112592

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 1/18/2011 9:52:31 PM

I got a feeling this will be in the winners circle my dear friend. CONGRATULATIONS on the FINALIST. #9172169

Laura E. Swan level-classic 1/18/2011 11:22:17 PM

SKIPPITY-DO-DAH, Mary! This is one of my ALL TIME FAVORITES on BP!!!

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!!! ON YOUR TOTALLY TERRIFIC FINALIST !!!

WAY TO GO, Mare!!! I HOPE IT GOES GOLD!

-EXCITED POMMY

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Mary K. Robison level-classic 1/20/2011 3:01:39 AM

Thanks, Frank and Pommy, for your Congratulations. Now I have to tell you: this is a finalist from last summer. ;-)
That doesn't lessen my gratitude for your enthusiastic comments! Thanks again. #9179312

Debra R. Harder level-classic 3/23/2011 9:24:30 AM

I absolutely LOVE this, Mary!! Excellent lighting, details, POV and, of course, timing. Brilliant!! Deb #9312502

Mary K. Robison level-classic 3/25/2011 1:03:08 AM

Thanks so much for your friendly comments, Deb! It's one of my all-time favorites. Glad you really like it, too. #9315878

Freddy Bland 4/27/2011 6:09:46 AM

How cute is this??? My first time to see it!! What a perfect picture and Finalist, Mary! HUGE congratulations to you!! #9372717

Mary K. Robison level-classic 4/27/2011 6:40:27 AM

Thank you, Freddy, for your comments and Congrats. I appreciate them! #9372883

Marcel J. Fernandez 4/27/2011 8:37:56 PM

Congratulations, Mary on your super cute Finalist. #9375402

Mary K. Robison level-classic 4/27/2011 11:17:01 PM

Thanks, Marcel. As I mentioned above, "...I have to tell you: this is a finalist from last summer."
But I'll take your Congrats, just the same! #9375623

Patricia White level-classic 6/10/2011 11:03:04 AM

What perfect timing and she looks so proud. It is so cute how they are all huddled and feeding. This would look so cool hanging in a doctors office. #9454043

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/10/2011 9:38:04 PM

I like the way you think, Patricia. It'd be grand to have this displayed somewhere besides my friend's screen saver. A doctor's (particularly a pediatrician's) office would give parent and child something to talk about, eh? Thanks for the idea, and thanks for your friendly comments! #9454808

Josie Detmers level-classic 8/28/2011 1:16:57 PM

So sweet, Mary!!! Not your typical mother duck & ducklings shot!! Love it!! #9638916

Mary K. Robison level-classic 8/29/2011 5:54:44 AM

Thanks for commenting on this, Josie! Glad you like it! #9640095

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic 9/4/2011 10:32:43 AM

Momma so proud of her brood! An all time favorite Mary! #9652521

Mary K. Robison level-classic 9/5/2011 9:17:26 AM

It's a favorite of mine, too, Rey. Thanks for commenting on it! #9654278

Nancy L. Green level-classic 6/3/2012 2:45:25 PM

You couldn't get them to pose for you in a million years if you tried, what a moment, VERY well done!! <>< #10167137

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/5/2012 12:48:00 AM

Thanks for commenting, Nancy. It's still a favorite of mine. #10168745

Thomas E. Hinds level-classic 12/8/2013 4:22:25 PM

This is a perfect image, Mary! #10917688

Mary K. Robison level-classic 12/9/2013 7:09:43 AM

Glad you think so, Tom. I never cease to be amazed by the timing of this. The tripod helped a lot, too. #10918070

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A re-submit of a 2009 favorite. If you've commented before, don't feel you need to again. Just thought that this was a perfect image for today.
Originally titled, "Guarding Her Flock".

Exif: F Number: 3.1, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire, compulsory flash mode, ISO: 400, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 29.00 mm, Model: FinePix S7000

Uploaded on 5/9/2010 7:39:51 PM

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