Mother Goose

© Lisa J. Boulden

Mother Goose

Sam Britt level-classic 5/4/2009 7:09:09 PM

Fantastic image, Lisa. So sweet!! #1123338

Ann Coates level-classic 5/4/2009 7:18:33 PM

A big WOW from me. This is outstanding. You have really captured a beautiful moment. #7485487

Julianna J. Collett 5/4/2009 7:53:03 PM

Amazing capture! #7485593

Eugenio Diaz 5/4/2009 8:45:46 PM

Fabulous image, Lisa!!!
Well done!
Wonderful timing! #7485724

Max Aureli 5/4/2009 9:16:04 PM

It must be a winner this, Lisa!!! WOW adorable gorgeous moment captured very well my friend!!!! #7485777

Karen Engelbreth 5/4/2009 10:31:12 PM

Another fantastic image, Lisa.... #7485880

Liz Bullock level-classic 5/4/2009 11:22:47 PM

Just beautiful! Love the way her wing is around them as if she is protecting them and how she is looking at the one with such love. You really have captured quite a wonderful moment. #7485942

Tiia Vissak level-classic 5/5/2009 12:09:43 AM

very sweet! #7485997

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 5/5/2009 12:48:48 AM

WOW! You and Terry must have been standing right next to each other! A fabulous capture, Lisa. The judges will have a hard time picking the grand prize winner between the two!! Straight into favs. #7486114

Stefania Barbier level-classic 5/5/2009 1:23:11 AM

sweet and gorgeous Lisa! #7486194

Michelle Alton level-classic 5/5/2009 2:56:34 AM

Utterly magical, Lisa. #7486488

Tammy Scott level-classic 5/5/2009 3:13:48 AM

This is simply adorable! Terrific title, too! #7486538

Doug Pignet level-classic 5/5/2009 4:16:17 AM

Just a wonderful capture Lisa,well done,doug #7486851

Leslie McLain level-classic 5/5/2009 4:38:57 AM

Amazing capture, beautiful and sweet. #7486972

Terry Cervi level-classic 5/5/2009 5:03:47 AM

It was great running in to you and Barbara yesterday morning, Lisa! Wasn't this just the most precious sight! I think we all hit the shutter at the same time! :) An excellent shot, Lisa!! #7487047

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/5/2009 5:22:27 AM

Thank you ALL for your kind feedback!
What a delightful sight we were treated to yesterday, Terry! Seeing these new hatchlings and their Mom left me feeling wonderful throughout the day!
I laugh when I think of me, Terry and Barbara, all laying on the ground, on our bellies (goose poop and all!), with our lenses pointed at these goslings!
The stuff fond memories are made of!
Many blessings, Lisa♥

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 5/5/2009 7:08:28 AM

What a sweet capture Lisa, it was worth it, think you have a winner it

jo ann c. #7487699

Shawn Jennings level-classic 5/5/2009 7:23:26 AM

Fantastic moment you captured, Lisa! This is a great series! #7487749

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 5/5/2009 10:46:46 AM

WOW LISA... a WINNER FOR SURE!!!!! THIS is SPECTACULAR!!!!! OH MY... You are such a wonderful animal photographer, my friend!
SMILING #7488459

Marisol Pastor 5/5/2009 11:45:25 AM

Fantastic capture Lisa! #7488613

Gerri R. Jones level-classic 5/5/2009 7:38:41 PM

Sweeeet capture Lisa...I see you and Terry got some beautiful moments of mom and babies! #7489778

Sherran Andersen level-classic 5/6/2009 7:37:48 AM

What a heartwarming photo... wonderful memory capture Lisa... so glad this got an EP. Sherran #7491872

Nikki McDonald level-classic 5/6/2009 7:38:30 AM

This is wonderful, Lisa. Guess I won't be entering the MT at the FFFP :) #7491877

Daniella Puente level-classic 5/7/2009 8:18:14 AM

Lisa this is precious! wonderful capture :) #7495749

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) 5/7/2009 10:48:02 AM

Lisa..These are just magnificient,fantastic images of this mother goose and her chicks.Very unique and special.I like your angle,composition,clarity of colors and detail on these images.Great work. #7496302

Joannie M. Bertucci level-classic 5/7/2009 5:47:54 PM

Lisa, your goose series is just fantastic! The babies in the compositions make your images perfect for Mother's Day! Congrats on all your EP's! #7497481

Datha Y. Thompson 5/8/2009 6:02:28 AM

Awwwwwe!! Beautiful and so darn sweet!!I love this one too!! I love them all :0) Beautiful job Lisa :0) #7499572

Mitch Spence level-classic 5/8/2009 11:29:29 AM

Such a delightful image, Lisa. The details, of course. The comp of course. The moment above all. Wonderful. #7500327

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 5/8/2009 11:38:53 AM

How exciting Lisa, a beautiful image! #7500355

Stephen Zacker 5/8/2009 3:22:04 PM

What a moment you have captured. Touching and sweet :-) #7500815

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 5/14/2009 6:46:01 PM

Gorgeous Lisa! I love your whole series of these precious babies with their Mama. This shot looks like the same Mama/babies that are the POTD today. I'm thinking you all might have found the same spot. #7521204

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 5/15/2009 4:58:58 AM

Thank you all for such nice comments!
Michelle, Terry and I shot together, side-by-side--we must've snapped the shutter just nanoseconds apart. You have a keen eye... as this was a the same scene as yesterday's POTD.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #7522611

Tammy Scott 6/19/2009 12:54:39 PM

They are loving your duck shots! Congratulations! #7648811

Susan Fox 6/19/2009 1:06:01 PM

Congratulations!!!! #7648897

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic 6/19/2009 1:23:04 PM

What a gorgeous image!!! #7649036

Nikki McDonald level-classic 6/19/2009 1:41:32 PM

Wonderful pov and moment, Lisa. Congratulations on your finalist and good luck in the next round. #7649195

Leslie McLain level-classic 6/19/2009 1:58:14 PM

Congrats on an amazing finalist. This was definitely a winning series. #7649298

Renee Doyle level-classic 6/19/2009 2:37:14 PM

So very beautiful Lisa!! Congratulations Lisa!! #7649593

M.Christine Duncan 6/19/2009 2:58:25 PM

Wow... a very tender scene!!! Congratulations Lisa! WTG! #7649875

Ann Coates level-classic 6/19/2009 2:59:38 PM

Congratulations again Lisa. Well and truly deserved. #7649891

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/19/2009 3:37:12 PM

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Lisa! #7650173

Jeana Clark level-classic 6/19/2009 5:14:46 PM

AweSome Shot Lisa!!!
Congratulations on
this fabulous finalist!!!!
Best of luck in the next round!!!!

~J~ #7651065

Cheryl E. Molennor 6/19/2009 5:20:19 PM

I must say... I got a little confused seeing the same image with 2 different names #7651117

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 6/19/2009 6:51:44 PM

OMG.... Lisa, another beautiful Finalist SHOT!!! THis series is amazing! CONGRATS my friend!!! I am so happy for you!!
SMILING #7651936

Anne M. Young 6/19/2009 7:19:06 PM

Congratulations - super capture! #7652174

Dianna Murphy level-classic 6/19/2009 7:49:14 PM

Congratulations on your fine entry/finalist. #7652413

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 6/20/2009 1:23:03 AM

You've made a great series of this mother goose and chicks. Congratulations on your Finalist Lisa!!! #7653876

Courtenay Vanderbilt level-classic 6/20/2009 3:29:40 AM

Congratulations, Lisa! #7654228

Sam Britt level-classic 6/20/2009 6:33:16 AM

Another fantastic finalist, Lisa! #7655128

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 6/20/2009 6:41:11 AM

~~ ~♥~ ~~
Thank you ALL!
I really appreciate the warm words of support!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #7655178

Eugenio Diaz level-classic 6/20/2009 7:19:23 AM

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!
WTG Lisa! #7655405

Terry Cervi level-classic 6/20/2009 7:59:40 AM

You got that right, Lisa! It's an honor to share finalist honors with you on "our" shot of this mom and baby! I just saw the lone remaining gosling, who I named Lucky, yesterday over at Forest Lawn and has he ever grown! Have you seen him lately? Hope we get to shoot soon too! #7655784

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 6/20/2009 8:40:55 AM

And another huge congrats on this marvelous finalist Lisa!! #7656079

Melissa Gurdus level-classic 6/20/2009 9:30:42 AM

Big congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Lisa!! #7656379

Max Aureli level-classic 6/20/2009 10:26:03 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your Finalist!!!! #7656803

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic 6/20/2009 12:10:29 PM

This one deserves no less than the Grand Prize, Lisa. Huge congrats on such an awesome finalist. #7657149

Vladan D. Djordjevic level-classic 6/20/2009 12:56:49 PM

Big congratulations on this fantastic finalist!! #7657454

Linda D. Lester level-classic 6/20/2009 1:55:10 PM

Awesome.....Congratulations! #7657725

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 6/20/2009 2:45:19 PM

Simply outstanding, Lisa. Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist. #7657963

Debra R. Harder level-classic 6/20/2009 4:01:22 PM

A GOLD winner for sure!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Lisa! Congratulations again!! Deb #7658378

Leland N. Saunders level-classic 6/20/2009 4:47:25 PM

Again, well done and Congratulations, Lisa ... !!

Lee #7658571

Ken Smith level-classic 6/20/2009 8:45:59 PM

What a series, Lisa. Congrats again! #7659160

Glenn E. Traver level-classic 6/20/2009 9:22:58 PM

Congratulations Lisa , great nature shot ~ GT #7659256

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/20/2009 10:15:37 PM

So sweet, Lisa! Big congrats again! #7659368

anonymous 6/21/2009 3:49:11 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your awesome finalist! Absolutely Beautiful! B- #7659967

Jeff Robinson level-classic 6/21/2009 4:49:11 AM

Congrats Lisa on your Wonderful Finalist!! Jeff #7660169

Laurence Saliba level-classic 6/21/2009 5:28:46 AM

What a lovely finalist!!! Congratulations!!! #7660299

Kathy Cline level-classic 6/21/2009 8:11:04 AM



Maria Coulson level-classic 6/21/2009 2:01:59 PM

Lisa, I expect to see this one again. Congratulations! #7661689

Daniella Puente level-classic 6/22/2009 12:28:13 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful winner Lisa!!! #7665451

Mitch Spence level-classic 6/22/2009 12:36:14 PM

Congratulations to you, Lisa, on your gold. #7665477

Tiia Vissak level-classic 6/22/2009 12:45:05 PM

Congratulations on your winner! #7665520

Linda D. Lester level-classic 6/22/2009 12:55:01 PM

WTG....Love this! Congratulations! #7665588

Tarun Bose level-classic 6/22/2009 12:57:56 PM

Big congrats Lisa for your winner. #7665609

Ann Coates level-classic 6/22/2009 12:58:44 PM

I knew this would do well. Huge congrats on this splendid winner Lisa. #7665618

Bojan Bencic level-classic 6/22/2009 1:09:18 PM

Such a sweet shot, Lisa. Congratulations! #7665671

Agnes Fegan level-classic 6/22/2009 1:25:32 PM

Congrats!!! #7665754

Mark Dodge 6/22/2009 1:33:21 PM

This is priceless! A very heartwarming capture. Congratulations on your win(s). Thank you for your comments and visits to my gallery as well. I sincerely appreciate it.

Mark #7665788

Aimee c. Eisaman 6/22/2009 1:40:00 PM

Awesome capture! Congrats on a fantabulous win! :~) #7665823

Leslie McLain level-classic 6/22/2009 1:44:11 PM

Congrats on your amazing winner, Lisa. #7665843

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna level-classic 6/22/2009 1:49:23 PM

WTG on this awesome win, Lisa!!! :-) k #7665865

Courtenay Vanderbilt 6/22/2009 2:02:38 PM

CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!!! #7665942

Laurie Daily level-classic 6/22/2009 2:08:52 PM

Congratulations, Lisa, on your first place winner...I love all from this series and so glad to see one in the winners circle!!! #7665974

Lorna Shutter level-classic 6/22/2009 2:23:35 PM

CONGRATS on another fabulous Win, Lisa!!!!! :) Photobucket #7666052

Tammy Scott level-classic 6/22/2009 2:34:00 PM

So glad to see this one win! Congratulations! #7666093

Renee Doyle level-classic 6/22/2009 2:40:01 PM

Excellent Lisa!!! Big congrats on this wonderful winner!! #7666125

Claudia Kuhn level-classic 6/22/2009 2:50:48 PM

Congrats on your winner Lisa! #7666175

Jessica Jenney level-classic 6/22/2009 3:11:08 PM

Congratulations, Lisa on your beautiful win! #7666294

Brett Dolsen 6/22/2009 3:18:56 PM

Beautifull winner Lisa!!Congratulations!Brett #7666330

Ellen Hodges level-classic 6/22/2009 3:45:35 PM

Congrats, Lisa!! #7666437

Barbara Waldoch level-classic 6/22/2009 4:06:22 PM

Huge congratulations, Lisa! #7666545

Vladan D. Djordjevic 6/22/2009 4:12:19 PM

Just love it! Congratulations to you! #7666594

Debra R. Harder level-classic 6/22/2009 4:19:57 PM

No surprise here!! HUGE CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa, on your outstanding GOLD WINNER! Deb #7666639

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic 6/22/2009 4:23:49 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful WINNER!! #7666657

Cheryl E. Molennor level-classic 6/22/2009 4:32:02 PM

Awesome Congratulations to you! #7666687

Pranay Koka level-classic 6/22/2009 4:37:34 PM

congrats on ur deserved win! #7666733

Teresa A. Burnett level-classic 6/22/2009 4:47:10 PM

YAYYYY!!! Congrats on this awesome winner Lisa! #7666820

Donna LaMattino Pagakis level-classic 6/22/2009 5:02:02 PM

Congratulations on your win!!!! So sweet Lisa! #7666926

MELODIE C. ROBERTS level-classic 6/22/2009 5:03:57 PM

WooooooooHooooooooooooo Lisa!!
An Outstanding Win!!! #7666935

Gord MacEachern level-classic 6/22/2009 5:16:08 PM

Congratulations on this super fantastic image Lisa!! #7666992

Valentin M. Armianu 6/22/2009 5:17:51 PM

Congratulations, fantastic winner! #7667002

Michelle Alton level-classic 6/22/2009 5:53:17 PM

This one had WINNER on it from the start, Lisa. My congratulations to you on this and the others in your May collection of winning shots! #7667180

Evy Johansen level-classic 6/22/2009 6:40:56 PM

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Lisa! #7667380

Mary K. Robison level-classic 6/22/2009 8:48:57 PM

CONGRATULATIONS on your well-earned win, Lisa! #7667730

Laurence Saliba level-classic 6/22/2009 10:25:07 PM

CONGRATULATIONS Lisa!!!! #7667884

Stefania Barbier level-classic 6/22/2009 11:25:38 PM

HUGE congrats Lisa! #7667982

Betsy Labuschagne level-classic 6/23/2009 12:44:03 AM

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Lisa!!! #7668254

Stephanie Frey level-classic 6/23/2009 2:15:37 AM

Big congratulations on a wonderful win, Lisa! #7668460

Max Aureli level-classic 6/23/2009 2:21:12 AM

Congratulations on your fantastic Winner, Lisa!!!!! :-)) #7668478

Nick Lagos level-classic 6/23/2009 3:47:00 AM

Lovely and emotive image Lisa...perfect....congrats to you #7668817

Kathy Cline level-classic 6/23/2009 5:11:46 AM


Ken Smith level-classic 6/23/2009 5:13:07 AM

Way to go, Lisa! Congrats to you. Very well deserved! #7669177

Cathy Barrows 6/23/2009 5:36:17 AM

Congrats on your win...fabulous #7669349

Sabrina Ryan level-classic 6/23/2009 6:44:47 AM


Sam Britt level-classic 6/23/2009 7:48:09 AM

Big congrats on your second place win, Lisa! #7669969

A P 6/23/2009 8:58:16 AM

Congratulations GF on ALL your awesome winners this month. Very well done. #7670274

Kristi A. Howson 6/23/2009 10:42:02 AM

Congratulations Lisa. Very sweet! #7670498

Nadya Johnson 6/23/2009 12:13:33 PM

Congratulations on your fabulous winner, Lisa! A definite Fave for me! #7670707

Mick Burkey level-classic 6/23/2009 12:13:39 PM

Great image, Lisa! Congrats on the win. #7670708

Alex T. Mizuno level-classic 6/23/2009 12:53:12 PM

Congratulations on your win Lisa!! Really love this series!! #7670784

Shawn Jennings level-classic 6/23/2009 1:26:21 PM

WTG Lisa! Congratulations on your win! #7670853

Carol L. Fowler level-classic 6/23/2009 3:01:15 PM

Congrats on the big WIN! #7671046

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic 6/23/2009 7:12:25 PM

Congrats on your beautiful winner Lisa!!! #7671619

Datha Y. Thompson 6/23/2009 11:05:54 PM

Gorgeous and Perfect Lisa!!!
CONGRATULATIOS on The GOLD :) #7671961

Stephen Zacker 6/24/2009 4:01:54 AM

This is adorable. Your photograpghy has really blossomed. Congratulations #7672701

Linda Blair 6/24/2009 6:18:52 AM

Fabulous winner.....congratulations!!!!! #7673259

JO ANN CLEVELAND level-classic 6/24/2009 7:50:32 AM

Big congrats on this well deserved win Lisa, this whole series was perfect!

jo ann c. #7673587

Colleen Farrell level-classic 6/24/2009 10:10:27 AM

WTG, Lisa! Congrats on your win! #7674027

Janice Mezzacappa level-classic 6/24/2009 10:49:22 AM

Spectacular shot Lisa, Big Congrats!! #7674160

Terry Cervi level-classic 6/24/2009 1:44:22 PM

Congrats on your second place win, Lisa! #7674645

Gina M. Savage level-classic 6/24/2009 2:35:04 PM

Congrats to you, Lisa!!! I loved this whole series of shots you captured. #7674773

Anne McKinnell level-classic 6/24/2009 8:46:32 PM

Congratulations on your win, Lisa, I have really been enjoying your goose series. #7675673

Maria Coulson level-classic 6/25/2009 7:38:26 AM

Lisa, I knew it!!! Congratulations again. #7677021

Debra K. Johnson level-classic 6/25/2009 11:24:22 AM

Just FABULOUS! Precious moment. Congrats! #7677490

Michelle L. Frick level-classic 6/25/2009 1:56:19 PM

Congratulations Lisa! I knew this was a winner the second I saw it! LOVE IT!!! #7677915

Laura L. Gonzales level-classic 6/26/2009 12:34:11 AM

Oh so precious!!!! Congratulations on this beauty, and all your wins!! You deserve it!!! Laura #7679168

Michael Lynch 6/26/2009 2:47:42 AM

Congratulations on another super WINNER !!! #7679361

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic 6/26/2009 3:43:32 AM

Great to see this win GOLD, CONGRATS, Lisa.

Usman. #7679503

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 6/26/2009 6:32:59 AM

Outstanding, Lisa. Huge congrats on this beautiful win. #7680101

Robert Baer level-classic 6/27/2009 2:57:27 PM

amazing capture, congrats on your win lisa! #7684532

Marisol Pastor level-classic 6/28/2009 12:34:21 PM

Congratulations again! #7686990

Erica Murphy level-classic 6/28/2009 9:33:22 PM

Congratulations Lisa!! Gorgeous winner. #7688086

David A. Simons 6/30/2009 6:12:03 PM

Fantastic and congratulations, Lisa #7694665

Martie Last 7/11/2009 12:49:19 PM

This is just terrific! You chose the perfect DOF to give foreground detail and blur the background. The light is also nice. Did you use a fill flash? #7729062

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic 7/11/2009 4:26:15 PM

I really appreciate all of the thoughtful comments. Thank you!
Martie, I did not use a fill flash, but the lighting conditions were fantastic. It was a somewhat cloudy day and the nest was situated under a large tree, in dappled light.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #7729420

Karen Kessler level-classic 7/13/2009 2:20:58 PM

Congrats, Lisa! What a precious moment in time you had the privilege of capturing, too! Wonderful lighting, detail & colors! #7735563

LUCIA VELICU level-classic 7/13/2009 11:45:46 PM

WHOA! What a touching capture, Lisa! superb and so lovely! they are so gorgeous! #7736640

Lydia Williams level-classic 7/18/2009 5:18:25 PM

Wow, what a great image Lisa...Congratulations! #7753574

Dominick M. Dimacale level-classic 8/19/2009 3:39:26 AM

Congratulations Lisa on your Win!!!

Dominick #7866321

Christine R. Lobsinger level-classic 8/19/2009 6:01:53 AM

Hi Lisa, Congratulations on your WIN!!
SMILING #7866951

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~~ ~♥~ ~~
New hatchlings.
I visited Forest Lawn Cemetary, in Buffalo, NY today, and was delighted to find these brand new goslings.
Three have hatched, and there are six eggs remaining. This is the same 'Protective Mother' that I captured and posted last week.
Such a good mother!
1/500th f11 ISO 200
Sigma 150-500

Exif: F Number: 9.5, Exposure Bias Value: 0.50, ExposureTime: 10/3500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 230.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Uploaded on 5/4/2009 7:07:05 PM

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Camera: Nikon D80 Digital SLR Camera

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