Hauntingly Human

© Lisa J. Boulden

Hauntingly Human

Symona R. Wood 3/28/2008 7:41:53 AM

Nice pic, although he looks sad. #887868

Kathleen R. Struckle 3/28/2008 5:06:11 PM

Beautiful detail and color Lisa. Great pose.:) #5712111

M.Christine Duncan 4/1/2008 6:05:02 AM

Always love your photo's Lisa! This is a haunting portrait... superb work! #5727883

Shelly A. Van Camp 4/1/2008 7:32:28 PM

Wonderful capture! #5730883

Jessica Jenney 4/2/2008 6:53:56 AM

Perfect title for this amazing portrait, Lisa! So wonderfully expressive and human! #5733209

Samantha L. Dean 4/2/2008 2:21:02 PM

Awesome Lisa!! Your title is perfect!!! #5734969

Cassie L. Woodlee 4/2/2008 6:52:09 PM

WOW amazing capture Lisa, perfect title!!!!! #5735917

Kathy L. Clark 4/3/2008 1:49:35 PM

Fabulous Lisa. #5739727

Kathy Reeves 4/3/2008 5:00:27 PM

Your photos always touch me Lisa--this one especially!! Perfect title!! I hope we see this again! #5740320

Sheryl A. Hudson 4/3/2008 7:07:44 PM

WOW, those eyes are haunting and expressive! Wonderful capture Lisa! #5740722

Heather L. Haderly 4/4/2008 8:25:43 AM

This is AMAZING!!!!! #5743328

Donna Bedermann 4/9/2008 7:53:59 PM

This photo draws me in,the look on him is sad and vacant, excellent! #5768434

Dawn M. Schneider 4/10/2008 1:06:23 PM

what a stunning image, he looks so sad!!your color and clarity are so perfect!! #5771544

Lisa J. Boulden 4/10/2008 9:25:43 PM

Thank you all for your supportive words.
So very appreciated!
~Lisa #5773096

Dennis Gay 4/12/2008 10:08:04 AM

G'day Lisa,

A most apt title for this wonderful primate study.
Good exposure in great light, nice and sharp, a good tight portrait study composition, a great pose, incredibly clear eyes, great eye contact, lovely natural colours and processed very well.
All this gives emphasis to that truly haunting expression.
Wonderful work that girl!

Dennis #5778827

Joan E. Hoffman 4/13/2008 2:17:15 PM

The sadness is breaking my heart :( Thank you for this heartwrenching image Lisa. It speaks volumes. We need to speak for those that cannot. #5782768

Kristy A. Keene 4/20/2008 10:18:55 PM

Those eyes are amazing!! Great Capture, Lisa! #5813519

Lisa J. Boulden 4/21/2008 4:01:56 AM

I really appreciate your nice comments, Dennis, Joan, and Kristy! Thank you!
~♥~Lisa #5814579

Ron Evans 5/9/2008 10:41:16 AM

WOW! This is amazing, and somewhat creepy... #5905071

Lisa J. Boulden 5/9/2008 11:17:33 AM

Thanks, Ron. I know what you mean...
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5905196

Vicki L. Filippin 5/12/2008 10:21:09 AM

WOW!! Yet another stunning image from your zoo, Lisa. Tres' Magnifique! #5913427

Karen T. Moore 5/13/2008 2:33:02 AM

WOW!! So sad yet beautiful. #5915891

Dianna Hauf 5/16/2008 2:16:20 PM

Ditto all those incredible comments!! WOW! This one stops me in my tracks!!! You are truly gifted Lisa! #5932022

Lisa J. Boulden 5/17/2008 4:40:27 AM

Thank you, Vicki, Karen, and Dianna! I really appreciate your uplifting comments.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5933918

Laura E. Swan 5/19/2008 10:16:32 PM

Oh my. He does look human. And he does look sad. It's an emotional shot and a really terrific one indeed. -Laura #5948707

Lisa J. Boulden 5/20/2008 6:36:13 AM

Thanks, Laura.
Your kind feedback means so much!
~Lisa #5950699

Elizabeth A. Marker 7/7/2008 9:38:05 PM

Outstanding image!
His spirit is broken.. It is so sad when this happens to the animals in the zoos.
You have captured so much emotion in this image!

(Ok, who has the wire cutters?? We free him at midnight!) #6152282

Cary Rogers 7/12/2008 12:00:19 AM

A perfect title for this very emotional portrait, Lisa! an outstanding capture! #6169852

Lisa J. Boulden 7/12/2008 5:05:52 AM

Thank you, Elizabeth and Cary, for your wonderful responses.
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6170425

Christina C. Moore 7/18/2008 11:43:24 AM

I love your zoo photography. You have done an excellent job in capturing animal expression. Well done! #6195527

Marta Azevedo 8/3/2008 2:02:35 PM

Awesome capture. Great pics you have in your gallery. #6266051

Patrick Campbell 8/18/2008 10:50:05 PM

Love the emotion you captured in this image, Lisa. #6330868

Lisa J. Boulden 8/19/2008 3:54:10 AM

I really appreciate you kind remarks! Thank you, Christina, Marta, and Patrick.
Many blessings, Lisa♥ #6331611

Carla Metzler 8/21/2008 4:19:34 PM

Congratulations on your finalist! I love this! #6344161

Jennifer L. Alder 8/21/2008 4:23:36 PM

Those EYES!!! :)
Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Lisa ! #6344237

Vladan D. Djordjevic 8/21/2008 4:25:00 PM

Big congratulations of your fantastic finalist! #6344259

Karen Engelbreth 8/21/2008 4:27:25 PM

WTG - congratulations! #6344306

Janet McNeil 8/21/2008 4:30:26 PM

Congratulations!!! #6344359

Alex T. Mizuno 8/21/2008 5:18:01 PM

Such a sad looking macaque. Maybe he misses his home in Nagano, Japan. Very touching image Lisa! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #6345060

Jessica Jenney 8/21/2008 5:37:16 PM

Congrat's Lisa on your stunning finalist! #6345275

Jim Baines 8/21/2008 5:39:47 PM

Congratulations on this magnificent FINALIST, Lisa! #6345312

Stephanie Frey 8/21/2008 6:13:00 PM

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Lisa! #6345783

Erica Murphy 8/21/2008 8:41:42 PM

Congratulations on this excellent finalist Lisa! #6347497

Anne M. Young 8/21/2008 9:06:12 PM

Congratulations - looks a winner to me! #6347693

Debra R. Harder 8/21/2008 9:11:09 PM

This is SPECTACULAR, Lisa!! BIG CONGRATS on a well-deserved finalist! Deb #6347714

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/21/2008 9:16:01 PM

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round!

TOO CUTE! #6347740

Lisa J. Boulden 8/21/2008 10:37:27 PM

What a great surprise!
Just returned from a brief trip to find the good news of this finalist.
Thank you ALL for your wonderful support!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6348027

Cora Miller 8/22/2008 12:54:35 AM

The emotional impact of this image is soul stirring, Lisa. Your title and post processing are spot on. Congratulations and best of luck for the next round. #6348389

Renee Doyle 8/22/2008 1:24:40 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Lisa! #6348515

Brett Dolsen 8/22/2008 1:44:30 AM

Congratulations and good luck with this awesome wildlife capture Lisa!!Brett #6348571

Kathleen Rinker 8/22/2008 7:10:08 AM

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Lisa!! #6350043

Terry L. Ellis 8/22/2008 8:13:59 AM

A moving finalist, Lisa! Congratulations, again! #6350451

Susan Fox 8/22/2008 8:42:05 AM

Congratulations Lisa! #6350654

Sylvia Rossler 8/22/2008 8:52:21 AM

Huge Congraz on your wonderful finalist Lisa :o) #6350737

Elida Gutierrez 8/22/2008 9:34:11 AM

Congratulations on your Finalist.


Margaret R. Barry 8/22/2008 12:05:16 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Lisa! #6351658

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/22/2008 1:02:27 PM

Another WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Lisa!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6351909

Mitch Spence 8/22/2008 1:07:55 PM

Congratulations, Lisa. It's beautiful. #6351947

Eivor Kuchta 8/22/2008 2:01:48 PM

Congratulations on your finalist, Lisa! #6352394

Wendy Moghadam 8/22/2008 6:26:10 PM

Another stunning image! Congratulations on your finalist #6353448

Ken Smith 8/22/2008 7:13:52 PM

Congrats, Lisa. I remember this shot. Very cool! #6353624

M.Christine Duncan 8/23/2008 1:11:02 AM

I knew I'd see this as a finalist Lisa!!! Congrats m'dear... powerful image :-) #6354491

Judy V. Kennamer 8/23/2008 4:54:42 AM

Gorgeous Lisa!!! Congrats! #6354881

Laurie Daily 8/23/2008 8:42:59 AM

What a face and expression you have captured, Lisa...Congratulations on your finalist!!! #6355488

Colleen Farrell 8/23/2008 4:35:53 PM

WTG, Lisa!! Big congratulations on your amazing finalist! #6356870

MELODIE C. ROBERTS 8/23/2008 6:38:16 PM

I wonder what she thinks of us?
Excellent Lisa #6357318

Renata Gusciora 8/23/2008 11:13:01 PM

Big congratulations on this superb finalist,Lisa!!! #6357922

Lisa J. Boulden 8/24/2008 4:44:07 AM

Your wonderful comments leave me smiling!
Thanks to each of you!
Blessings, Lisa #6358476

Anita Hogue 8/24/2008 9:00:44 AM

Congratulations on this wonderful capture, Lisa! #6359256

frank w. degenhardt 8/24/2008 3:15:50 PM

Congratulations on this most beautiful image of this sad looking guy. Excellent colors and details. Good luck in the next round. #6360766

A P 8/25/2008 10:26:49 AM

CONGRATULATION on this wonderful winner, Lisa #6364957

Vicki L. Filippin 8/25/2008 10:28:09 AM

Super congrats on your win, Lisa! I've loved this image since you first put it up.
WTG! #6364961

Kimi A. Phillips 8/25/2008 10:37:23 AM

BIG CONGRATS!!:) #6365003

Dominick M. Dimacale 8/25/2008 10:42:43 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your Win.

Dominick #6365025

David Phalen 8/25/2008 10:54:43 AM

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #6365121

BILL BRELSFORD 8/25/2008 11:06:44 AM


Jessica Jenney 8/25/2008 11:08:10 AM

Congratulations, Lisa on your stunning win! #6365235

M.Christine Duncan 8/25/2008 11:10:11 AM

Lisa... I knew it!!!! Y-A-Y girl!!! I'm humbled to find myself in such talented and skilled company m'dear! Congratulations... an incredible image indeed! #6365255

Sylvia Rossler 8/25/2008 11:21:39 AM

Big congrats on your beautiful winner Lisa :O) #6365367

Stephanie Frey 8/25/2008 11:22:32 AM

Congrats on your beautiful win, Lisa! #6365379

Carolyn M. Fletcher 8/25/2008 11:26:22 AM

I knew this was a winner first time I saw it. Congrats! #6365430

Ulysses A. Villamin 8/25/2008 11:43:13 AM

Gratz on the WIN, Lisa!!!! #6365583

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 8/25/2008 12:05:28 PM

A super winning image Lisa, I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations! #6365704

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/25/2008 12:21:12 PM

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!! Huge congratulation on you win, Lisa!!!!! ♫ k #6365819

Tammy Espino 8/25/2008 12:22:00 PM

Congrats Lisa :) #6365825

Colleen Farrell 8/25/2008 12:39:48 PM

WTG, Lisa!! Congratulations on your win! #6365954

Daniella Puente 8/25/2008 12:51:07 PM

Dear Lisa many hugs and big congrats on this touching and excellent winner...you deserves it!!!!!!! #6366026

Anita Hogue 8/25/2008 1:28:17 PM

Outstanding win, Lisa! Congratulations! #6366291

Claudia Kuhn 8/25/2008 1:35:05 PM

Wonderful Lisa, congratulations!! #6366353

Elida Gutierrez 8/25/2008 1:36:39 PM


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Ken Smith 8/25/2008 1:37:36 PM

No surprise here, Lisa. Congrats to you!! #6366379

Lynne Morris 8/25/2008 1:38:20 PM

Huge Congratulations on this wonderful winner Lisa. #6366388

Sandy Hawkins 8/25/2008 1:41:24 PM

Congratulations on this amazing winning image, Lisa! #6366415

Vladan D. Djordjevic 8/25/2008 1:46:57 PM

Congratulations on your win! #6366457

Wendy Stevenson 8/25/2008 3:55:12 PM

Stunning capture and perfect title! Congratulations Lisa! #6366908

Susan Fox 8/25/2008 4:28:54 PM

Congrats on your win Lisa!!!!!! #6367000

Debra R. Harder 8/25/2008 4:41:41 PM


KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. 8/25/2008 5:19:59 PM


KARU. #6367195

Murry Grigsby 8/25/2008 5:25:53 PM

Congrats on your super image and win Lisa!! #6367236

Murry Grigsby 8/25/2008 5:25:53 PM

Congrats on your super image and win Lisa!! #6367238

Skyy McKendry 8/25/2008 5:26:22 PM

I'm just so in love with this! Your title is right-on. It's definitely haunting. Just so full of emotion. I've spent the last 6 years of my life doing service work with animals. Without these wonderful beings I honestly wouldn't want to be alive.

Congratulations! #6367240

Nancy L. Green 8/25/2008 6:08:54 PM

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderfula nd very well deserved winner Lisa, WTG!!!! <>< #6367447

Sue Marshall 8/25/2008 6:11:30 PM

Big congrats to you Lisa on your wonderful Win!! :-) #6367461

Eugenio Diaz 8/25/2008 6:18:04 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner!!!! #6367496

Sam Britt 8/25/2008 6:18:49 PM

Congratulations on this Second Place Winner, Lisa! #6367504

Wendy Moghadam 8/25/2008 6:22:08 PM

I knew I'd be back on this one to congratulate you on this stunner :) #6367526

ROLAN NARMAN 8/25/2008 6:59:14 PM

Congratulations Lisa! Excellent capture! Well deserved! #6367755

Debbra Bailey 8/25/2008 7:42:35 PM

Lisa, COngratulations!!! Beautiful! #6367934

Steve M. Harrington 8/25/2008 8:18:32 PM

Way to go, Lisa! :)
Steve #6368080

Jean-Pierre Ducondi 8/25/2008 8:32:09 PM

Big congrats Lisa. So well deserved.
JP #6368140

Lisa J. Boulden 8/25/2008 8:37:51 PM

You guys are wonderful!!!
Thanks for your smile-inducing words of support.
And thanks to the judges, too, for noticing this image.
Big smiles, Lisa♥ #6368162

Michael Umbreit 8/25/2008 8:43:57 PM

Lisa - Congratulations!!! - Mike #6368183

frank w. degenhardt 8/25/2008 9:29:30 PM

Lisa- Good evening my friend. This is such a moving picture wonderfully done with your fabulous talent. Am glad to see it got in the winner's circle and you took home the gold.
Congratulations. #6368299

Bill Knaps 8/25/2008 9:51:26 PM

Congratulations on your well deserved winner Lisa. Bill #6368362

Alex T. Mizuno 8/25/2008 10:34:29 PM

BIG CONGRATULATIONS Lisa! You've done an excellent work again!! #6368491

Chris Henning 8/25/2008 10:40:43 PM

Gorgeous, huge congrats! #6368520

Teresa A. Burnett 8/25/2008 10:48:21 PM

Huge congratulations Lisa on this wonderful and well deserved WINNER!! #6368544

Graeme yew Chow 8/25/2008 11:35:24 PM

Congratulation on your super win, Lisa. #6368680

Cora Miller 8/26/2008 12:18:56 AM

Congratulations on your win, Lisa. #6368833

Renee Doyle 8/26/2008 12:20:34 AM

Big congratulations Lisa on this beautiful winner!!! #6368842

Mary K. Robison 8/26/2008 12:32:02 AM

One of your best portraits ever, Lisa, and fully deserving of its winner status!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you! #6368890

Laurie Daily 8/26/2008 3:38:54 AM

Congratulations, Kathy, on your fabulous winner...so glad to see this here! #6369420

Laurie Daily 8/26/2008 3:39:41 AM

Lisa...you know who I mean...rushing through these waaaay too fast before I fly to work!!! #6369422

Amanda Chapman 8/26/2008 4:40:41 AM

Congrats on your win!!!!!!! #6369660

Dennis Gay 8/26/2008 7:16:05 AM

G'day Lisa,

SEE?????????? I told you it was good!!!!!

A very big Aussie WELL DONE! Such a haunting image.

Dennis #6370114

Kathleen Rinker 8/26/2008 7:23:44 AM

Congratulations on your win Lisa!! #6370138

Cyn Valentine 8/26/2008 7:24:21 AM

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Lisa!! #6370141

Liz blahh 8/26/2008 11:27:51 AM

Congrats! #6371222

Erin Appelbaum 8/26/2008 11:57:57 AM

Congrats on your win Lisa. Peter #6371363

Jennifer L. Alder 8/26/2008 3:18:59 PM

Big congrats, Lisa, on this super winning image :) #6372016

Colette M. Metcalf 8/26/2008 5:31:38 PM

Congratulations, Lisa!!! #6372652

Michael G. Marshall 8/26/2008 5:58:07 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding winning image Lisa! It's exquisite! Michael #6372806

Gail Vitikacs 8/26/2008 6:31:53 PM

Amazing in so many ways....glad to see this with the gold! #6372959

Cindy Bendush 8/26/2008 9:40:59 PM

Congratulations on this fabulous winner Lisa! Magnificant! #6373507

Nemil B. Chabebe 8/26/2008 10:08:55 PM

Congratulations! #6373588

Stephen Zacker 8/27/2008 5:21:33 AM

Super moment you captured. Congratulations #6374857

Deborah C. Lewinson 8/27/2008 7:02:49 AM

Hearty congrats, Lisa, on your win for this awesome capture!!!

Debby #6375388

Bojan Bencic 8/27/2008 1:00:31 PM

Congratulations on your winner, Lisa. #6377077

Gena L. Talbot 8/27/2008 3:13:00 PM

Congratulations Lisa on such an FANTASTIC Image! I really love how you captured this image! Great work :) #6377552

Datha Y. Thompson 8/27/2008 5:09:56 PM

Congratulations Lisa!! Amazing capture!! WOW :0) #6377909

Joerg Schlagheck 8/27/2008 5:42:59 PM

Congratulations, Lisa! Excellent image, well deserved winner! I drove through Buffalo twice today..LOL! #6378043

Linda M. Brown 8/27/2008 6:02:47 PM

OMG Your photo is amazing. It breaks my heart. #6378145

Gerda Grice 8/27/2008 9:28:56 PM

Haunting is right! Wow, what an absolutely magnificent animal photo, Lisa! Many congratulations on your hugely deserved win for this hauntingly beautiful image! #6378839

Chris Henning 8/27/2008 9:59:40 PM

Hi Lisa,
I just had the joy of viewing your gallery and you have some of the most amazing images I've ever seen! I couldn't pick a fav photo so your a fav photog! This is superb! Huge congrats on your win:)

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton 8/27/2008 10:18:23 PM

A great winner.. Big congratulations, Lisa!!! #6378959

Karen Bacon 8/30/2008 7:20:09 AM

Perfect title for this outstanding winer! Congrats Lisa! #6387927

anonymous 8/31/2008 6:11:09 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your outstanding win! B- #6391085

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 8/31/2008 9:43:27 AM

Huge congrats on your FANTASTIC win! WTG girl! #6391625

Joan Kocak 9/1/2008 1:54:00 PM

oh my, what an image! Congrats Lisa, this is amazing- #6396778

Stefania Barbier 9/2/2008 12:28:57 AM

congratulations for your winner!!!!! #6398555

Nick Lagos 9/18/2008 4:30:17 AM

An amazing image Lisa...you really nailed this...easy to see why this won too...big big congrats on such first class work #6470096

Usman M. Bajwa 11/14/2008 4:22:05 AM


UB. #6753536

Gary Enloe 2/10/2012 12:20:45 PM

Fantastic capture Lisa. Great comp and colors. CONGRATS on being a winner. Well deserved #9975576

Lisa J. Boulden 2/10/2012 3:19:43 PM

Thanks, Gary!
Always nice to get a kind comment on an old favorite.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #9975892

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Japanese Macaque
Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo, NY

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 3/28/2008 7:32:59 AM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

BetterPhoto.com All Time Best Photo Contest Editor's Pick
BetterPhoto.com Photo Contest SECOND PLACE Winner

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