"This is NOT my backyard!"

© Lisa J. Boulden

"This is NOT my backyard!"

Wendy Moghadam 9/16/2008 3:40:57 PM

Beautifully done! #999769

Amalia Sylvia Arriaga Salinas 9/16/2008 3:45:32 PM

Wonderful details and clarity Lisa!,
Amalia #6463518

Patricia Ronan 9/16/2008 3:53:19 PM

Beautiful composition Lisa, love the focus on the lovely looking finger nails:) #6463536

Molly A. O 9/16/2008 4:22:45 PM

NICE manicure! Love this shot and the clarity:) #6463663

Jeff Robinson 9/16/2008 4:54:31 PM

A powerful image Lisa - Great job with this! We all have to have faith in the Human Spirit - There are a lot of great things going on too during these challenging time... Hang in there! Jeff #6463725

Aggie Villanueva 9/16/2008 5:23:36 PM

A poignant, isolated, yet still hopeful image. Well done, my friend. And well said. #6463799

Bill Knaps 9/16/2008 5:32:00 PM

Lisa that is not very much holding that Gorilla back from eating you. No bars. Great shot. Bill #6463838

Nancy (Peaches) Harker 9/16/2008 5:33:32 PM

Awsome capture Lisa, I feel the same way you do, tomorrows another day!
Keep smilin! #6463842

Jean Campbell Creamer 9/16/2008 6:47:48 PM

Wonderful detail and great composition. #6464055

Judi Morrissey 9/16/2008 8:22:12 PM

wonderful capture. well done, Lisa! #6464337

Liz blahh 9/16/2008 8:27:17 PM

Outstanding! #6464362

Irene Colling 9/16/2008 8:46:48 PM

This is one of the best photos I've seen today Lisa. Very compelling, I love it. #6464444

Lorna Shutter 9/16/2008 9:00:37 PM

Very moving image and description, Lisa! I think we're all holding on for dear life! He does have very beautiful nails! Wonderful capture! :) #6464490

Kaye Burazin 9/17/2008 11:05:37 AM

Bravo on all aspects! #6466862

Karen Bacon 9/17/2008 11:58:37 AM

Outstanding image that says alot! Great job Lisa! #6467095

Tammy Espino 9/17/2008 2:22:22 PM

Fanatastic image~ #6467527

paola A. Jofre 9/18/2008 5:25:29 PM

Very powerful image and words Lisa...brilliant work!! :).. #6472831

Jim Britt 9/18/2008 9:53:35 PM

Love the nails and DOF. Great shot. Colors are perfect. #6473711

Marilyn K. Lincecum 9/19/2008 3:11:50 PM

Beautiful and so unusal..Great lighting, DOF, colors and clarity. #6477172

Alexandra Hankova 9/21/2008 4:03:19 PM

Beautiful image! Great work. #6485479

Matteo Colombo 1/7/2009 3:13:41 AM

Outstanding shot!! #6993562

Lisa J. Boulden 1/7/2009 8:22:22 AM

I really appreciate your wonderful comments! Thank you!
~♥~Lisa #6995325

Leslie McLain 4/6/2009 11:12:52 AM

Terrific image, amazing detail. #7378310

Linda D. Lester 4/6/2009 1:50:31 PM

The zoo will love this shot too! Love it.....I have to shoot at the zoo sometime with you. #7378800

Cheryl E. Molennor 4/6/2009 2:04:13 PM

great message and feel #7378841

Kim Lund 4/6/2009 3:24:31 PM

This is just perfect for this month's theme! Very original capture. I say it's a winner! #7379040

Judy V. Kennamer 4/6/2009 4:05:14 PM

Beautiful Lisa - #7379169

Kay Beausoleil 4/6/2009 6:15:13 PM

Great composition and detail, Lisa! #7379567

Debbie E. Payne 4/6/2009 9:34:44 PM

It's been a long time since I've gone through your gallery. I am always amazed by what I see. This is wonderful and tells a story.''

Is this a gorilla or a chimp? I had the good fortune to see Dr. Jane Goodall in person at a lecture/book signing last month and she blew us all away. What a wonderful woman, scientist and storyteller she is all wrapped up in one tiny little package with a huge heart. #7380040

Lisa J. Boulden 4/6/2009 9:43:09 PM

Thank you all for such nice comments!
Linda, I'd love to shoot at the zoo with you... just name the date!
Debbie, how luck to have met Jane Goodall (I actually did a hero report on her in 3rd Grade!) This hand actually belongs to a little howler monkey.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #7380050

Tammy Scott 4/7/2009 2:49:51 AM

What a very original composition! Great job on this! #7380590

Ken Smith 4/7/2009 4:01:52 AM

I thought I remembered this photo...kinda thought provoking...very nicely done, Lisa! #7380747

JO ANN CLEVELAND 4/7/2009 7:33:06 AM

Excellent! Very thought provoking too Lisa....

jo ann c. #7381587

Nadine A. Lewis 4/7/2009 8:11:32 AM

F A N T A S T I C ! ! ! ! ! ! ! #7381717

Gina M. Savage 4/7/2009 10:49:18 AM

Wow! Amazing detail and I love the title. Very unique perspective. Well done, Lisa. #7382320

Dave Blewett 4/7/2009 4:19:48 PM

love the feel of this image..great work. #7383147

Steve M. Harrington 4/7/2009 7:13:09 PM

Powerful simplicity, Lisa! A fine eye for a story!
Steve #7383638

Michael Lynch 4/7/2009 11:58:53 PM

Awesome image ! #7384049

Gerri R. Jones 4/8/2009 1:14:33 PM

Lots of emotion and thought for the viewer Lisa...great image! #7385829

Shawn Jennings 4/9/2009 6:26:53 AM

Super capture, Lisa! I like the color and lighting on this! #7388110

Eugenio Diaz 4/9/2009 9:37:14 AM

AMAZING image!
Well done Lisa! #7388638

Lori Carlson 4/19/2009 7:35:59 AM

Well seen & shot, Lisa! Great frame-filling image! :0) #7419443

Lisa J. Boulden 4/19/2009 8:50:42 AM

Thank you!

Lois Adomite 4/20/2009 6:55:09 PM

Terrific image. Lois #7425171

Michelle L. Frick 5/26/2009 1:30:18 PM

Congratulations Lisa!! #7559740

Linda D. Lester 5/26/2009 2:19:47 PM

I love this...Congratulations! #7560648

Aggie Villanueva 5/26/2009 2:31:38 PM

I always loved this one. Congrats on the Finalists! #7560798

Renee Doyle 5/26/2009 2:35:11 PM

Awesome shot Lisa!!! Congratulations!!! #7560840

Lorna Shutter 5/26/2009 2:44:44 PM

Congrats on your Finalist Award for this incredible shot, Lisa!!!!! :) #7560950

Stefania Barbier 5/26/2009 3:15:16 PM

:-)))))) congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! #7561363

Jeana Clark 5/26/2009 3:18:14 PM

On Your Fabulous Finalist Lisa!!!
Best Of Luck In The Next Round!!!

~J~ #7561409

Debbie E. Payne 5/26/2009 3:48:40 PM

This image just tugs at my heart. It is wonderful and so deserving of the Finalist title. I predict it will go much further! #7561749

Sharon Sawyer 5/26/2009 3:53:34 PM

BRILLIANT, Lisa! HUGE congratulations on your outstanding finalist and all the best in the next round!!!!!!!!!!!!. #7561787

Ken Smith 5/26/2009 5:21:30 PM

I remember this one..so glad you resubmitted it..congrats again, Lisa! #7562600

Judy V. Kennamer 5/26/2009 6:08:55 PM

Totally Beautiful!!! Congrats on your well-deserved Finalist!! #7563134

frank w. degenhardt 5/26/2009 6:11:13 PM

Love this one my friend. Congratulations, hey I can say that all night, for yet another well deserved Finalist my friend. #7563147

Terry Cervi 5/26/2009 6:22:06 PM

I love it! Congrats on your wonderful Finalist, Lisa! #7563209

A P 5/26/2009 6:40:14 PM

by Anne Pictures, Images and Photos
on your OUTSTANDING Finalist. Best of Luck in the next round! #7563286

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/26/2009 7:20:22 PM

Congratulations on this beautiful finalist Lisa...go for the gold!

jo ann c. #7563502

Sherran Andersen 5/26/2009 7:28:55 PM

Congrats Lisa. Sherran #7563590

Tammy Espino 5/26/2009 7:44:21 PM

Congrats!!! :) #7563737

Ujjwal Mukherjee 5/26/2009 8:18:31 PM

Terrific image,Congratulations!!! #7563997

Eugenio Diaz 5/26/2009 8:27:16 PM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist…Well done, Lisa! #7564057

Debra R. Harder 5/26/2009 8:33:59 PM

Man-oh-man...this is brilliant too!! Love this, Lisa! Congratulations again on another superb finalist! Deb #7564097

Lois Adomite 5/26/2009 9:03:12 PM

Congratulations. Lois #7564229

Leslie McLain 5/27/2009 5:40:11 AM

Congrats Lisa on your amazing finalist. #7565843

Lisa J. Boulden 5/27/2009 6:07:30 AM

Thanks for your wonderful support and kind words!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #7565945

Shawn Jennings 5/27/2009 9:44:38 AM

Congrats again, Lisa! #7567138

Jessica Jenney 5/27/2009 11:12:45 AM

Terrific finalist, Lisa! Congrats! #7567503

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 5/27/2009 2:58:57 PM

Very cool Lisa! Congratulations on your finalist! #7568303

M.Christine Duncan 5/27/2009 4:36:36 PM

Your title and image conveys so much Lisa... bravo on this finalist my friend!!! #7568702

Erica Murphy 5/27/2009 8:25:17 PM

Congratulations Lisa! Great shot! #7569596

Sherry McClead 5/28/2009 7:13:33 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your finalist... awesome image... WTG!!

Sherrybear #7571109

Nikki McDonald 5/28/2009 12:18:42 PM

Congratulations on the win, Lisa. Great job. #7572246

Stefania Barbier 5/28/2009 12:32:00 PM

wonderful win Lisa, congratulations!!! #7572360

Jeana Clark 5/28/2009 12:35:01 PM

Yippee Skippee Lisa!!!!!

~J~ #7572376

Tiia Vissak 5/28/2009 12:41:16 PM

Congratulations again! #7572404

Judy V. Kennamer 5/28/2009 1:04:32 PM

Congrats Lisa!!!!! A gorgeous winner!!!! #7572489

Shawn Jennings 5/28/2009 1:22:15 PM

Congratulations on another fantastic win, Lisa! #7572610

Tammy Espino 5/28/2009 1:33:26 PM

Whooooooooo, congrats!!! #7572666

Leslie McLain 5/28/2009 1:51:34 PM

Congrats on your amazing winner. #7572770

Ken Smith 5/28/2009 2:10:20 PM

2nd time's a charm! Excellent work, Lisa..and a super month for you! #7572880

Linda D. Lester 5/28/2009 2:21:20 PM

WTG!!!! Huge Congratulations!!! #7572923

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/28/2009 4:06:30 PM

So happy this got the gold, I think it is awesome Lisa

jo ann c. #7573186

Terry Cervi 5/28/2009 4:15:31 PM

Congrats on this wonderful second place win, Lisa! #7573250

Toni Riggs 5/28/2009 4:16:01 PM

Cute capture, congrats! #7573254

ROLAN NARMAN 5/28/2009 6:44:18 PM

Huge congratulations on your awesome winner Lisa! #7573933

Colleen Farrell 5/28/2009 7:13:12 PM

Your new title is much better--it says it all. :( Beautiful and poignant image, Lisa. Really well done. Congrats on your win! #7574028

Sam Britt 5/28/2009 7:27:32 PM

Congratulations on your 2nd place win, Lisa! #7574097

Lorna Shutter 5/28/2009 7:29:14 PM

Hurray! Congratulations on your 2nd Place Win, Lisa!!!!! Photobucket #7574107

Renee Doyle 5/28/2009 7:58:47 PM

Awesome work Lisa!!! Big congratulations on this excellent winner!! #7574176

A P 5/28/2009 9:36:31 PM

Congratulations Pictures, Images and Photos #7574425

frank w. degenhardt 5/28/2009 9:38:36 PM

I just love this Lisa. Way to go and a Big Congratulations on the Second Place Win my friend. #7574430

Erica Murphy 5/28/2009 9:56:38 PM

Congratulations again Lisa! #7574461

Mary K. Robison 5/29/2009 1:30:35 AM

CONGRATULATIONS again, Lisa, on another superb winner! #7574950

Usman M. Bajwa 5/29/2009 2:48:13 AM


Usman. #7575210

Vladan D. Djordjevic 5/29/2009 4:07:46 AM

Big congratulations on your superb win, Lisa! #7575511

Eugenio Diaz 5/29/2009 5:20:06 AM

Congratulations on your Fabulous Win, Lisa! #7575772

Gerri R. Jones 5/29/2009 7:18:42 AM

Congratulations on your win Lisa...sooo well deserved! :) #7576171

Debra R. Harder 5/29/2009 9:52:53 AM

You are AWESOME girl! Another HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on another BRILILANT GOLD WINNER!! Deb #7576620

Laurence Saliba 5/29/2009 10:56:42 AM

Congratulations on this amazing winner Lisa!!!!! #7576814

Rosemary Sampson 5/29/2009 6:26:43 PM

Great perspective. Love the details. So well done! #7577800

Sharon Sawyer 5/31/2009 6:11:40 PM

Lisa, congratulations on another fantastic winner!!!! #7583055

Datha Y. Thompson 6/1/2009 9:19:13 AM

Congratulations again Lisa!! Love it :0) #7585292

Mary Beth Aiello 6/2/2009 1:28:06 PM

So creative and well done, Lisa. I love it. Another huge congrats on this outstanding win. #7590016

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/3/2009 1:26:56 PM


Nancy L. Green 6/3/2009 8:41:41 PM

OUTSTANDING and very well deserved Lisa, WTG!!! <>< #7595207

Linda Blair 6/4/2009 5:03:52 AM

Fantastic win....congratulations!!!!!! #7596191

Marisol Pastor 6/5/2009 11:59:20 AM

Excellent ... disturbing but excellent! Congratulations! #7600652

Donna La Mattino Pagakis 6/16/2009 12:25:20 PM

I'm so happy for you Lisa! Congratulations on your win!! #7637062

Stephen Zacker 6/20/2009 4:48:01 PM

Touching image. Congratulations #7658574

Dominick M. Dimacale 7/17/2009 1:26:48 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your Win!!!

Dominick #7747775

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**previously titled, 'Holding On'

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/2500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 9/16/2008 3:02:46 PM

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