Reflecting

© Lisa J. Boulden

Reflecting

Uploaded: December 20, 2007

Description


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Silverback Gorilla
Buffalo Zoo
Nikkor 18-200 VR @ 40mm. Handheld through window.
1/125th f6.7 ISO 400 EV +2
*flood filter added*
On this day at the zoo, there were very few visitors. I had almost an hour, along with a zoo docent, practically alone, at the gorilla exhibit. The gorillas were aware of my presence, and would glance toward me occasionally. This Silverback, however, followed me with his eyes, as I passed from window to window. At times, he would cover his face with one hand, then peek to see if I was still there. As he lay on the concrete, cradling himself with his arms, he reminded me of an old man, cold and lonely.
His eyes and overall expression, drew me into his world.
Thank you for allowing me to share this with you.
--Lisa



Exif: F Number: 5.3, Exposure Bias Value: 3.00, ExposureTime: 10/600 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 105.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80

Comments

Dr. Harmeet Singh December 20, 2007

Beautiful capture.. #811779

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict December 20, 2007

Great image here, Lisa.


Dominick #5233925

Gareth Robinson December 20, 2007

Excellent portrait, looks so relaxed.

Gareth #5233963

Teresa P December 20, 2007

Wonderful photo Lisa! He/she looks very sad to me. #5234308

Bill Wyatt December 20, 2007

Very serene and beautiful my friend! A winner in my book! #5234930

Nadine A. Lewis level-classic December 20, 2007

Oh my goodness, Lissa!!! This has got to be a winner for sure!!!! <>< #5235458

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic December 20, 2007

Your "monkey buisness " is tops!! #5236560

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 21, 2007

I really appreciate all your kind statements, Harmeet, Dominick, Gareth, Teresa, Bill, Nadine, and Lonnie!
Thanks!
~Lisa #5238294

Rosemary Buffoni December 21, 2007

Very moving shot! Excellent pov and lighting.
Ro #5239224

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 21, 2007

Thank you, Rosemary!
--Lisa #5239471

Angie Sidles level-classic December 21, 2007

Another beauty Lisa!! Loving this big ape! :) #5239523

Shannon Mills December 21, 2007

Do you ever take a bad photo?? :) Sweet and serene photo of a gentle giant! #5240678

David Pratt December 21, 2007

Well done Lisa! I like the use of the flood filter here. #5240969

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 21, 2007

Angie, Shannon, and David: I really appreciate your kind and fun comments!
Thanks a bunch!
--Lisa
PS: Shannon, my key is taking LOTS of photos. Thank goodness for DIGITAL!!! (where I can click, delete, and repeat!) #5241549

Mary K. Robison December 22, 2007

Lisa, this thought-provoking portrait really makes one wonder how much the gorilla comprehends about where he is, etc.
Very creative use of the flood filter, with an excellent double-meaning title. #5242130

Patrick Rouzes level-classic December 22, 2007

I see medals on this one, Lisa!!! PHENOMENAL WORK!!! #5242723

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 22, 2007

Thanks a bunch, Mary and Patrick!
--Lisa #5243561

Hendrik Storme December 22, 2007

This is so beautiful Lisa! Great shot!!! #5244140

Janet McNeil level-classic December 22, 2007

Great capture - love the title!! #5244144

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 22, 2007

Thank you, Hendrik and Janet!
~Lisa #5244794

Sandra R. Alvey December 22, 2007

Gorgeous DD work on this one Lisa, it's gonna be a winner!!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year hon!! #5244851

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 22, 2007

Thanks for the vote of confidence, Sandi!
Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas, too!
--Blessings, Lisa #5244863

Lynn Haack December 23, 2007

This photo just makes me wonder what he is thinking! He seems so sad....Wonderful expression and overall photo! Lynn #5245990

JO ANN CLEVELAND December 23, 2007

Wow Lisa! What an outstanding capture, sure does make you wonder what is going on in his mind ! Looks like he is looking in the water at himself ~

Very well presented ~!

jo ann c. #5247322

Sue Marshall December 24, 2007

Wonderful image Lisa!! :-) #5249335

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 24, 2007

Thank you,Lynn, Jo Ann and Sue, for taking the time to pause, peek, and comment so kindly on this busy holiday weekend.
Blessings. Lisa #5249711

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe December 27, 2007

Impressive image Lisa, so beautiful and full of feeling. Best of luck! #5258496

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 27, 2007

Thank you, Donna!
--Lisa #5258826

December 31, 2007

I think every last picture of yours is outstanding!! You must have AMAZING connections...unless you just go to the zoo a lot. :) I'm a big animal fan and I'm a big fan of your pictures. I bet these sell like mad....wonderful job.

-Kaitlin :) #5272518

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic December 31, 2007

THANK YOU for such compliments, Kaitlin! Actually, since getting my camera in October of 2006, I've been to the zoo twice. But snapped a lot of pics, as not many other visitors were there. Regarding selling my pics... I'm gonna have to learn how to do that... Maybe a resolution for 2008!
Happy New Year, Kaitlin!
Blessings, Lisa #5272887

Howard B. Cheek January 04, 2008

A fine image Lisa. I would venture to say it's the most unique in "captivity" photo I've seen in a good long while. It has a sense of sadness for me...
Just reflecting ;-}
Howard #5291279

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 04, 2008

Thanks, Howard. I really appreciate your thoughtful comments!
--lisa #5291325

Colleen Farrell January 04, 2008

Great pun in the title, Lisa--and another sensational wildlife capture! So poignant! #5292946

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic January 05, 2008

So glad you stopped by, Colleen! Thanks for the kind words!
--Lisa #5298551

C A January 31, 2008

compliments on this photo Lisa! #5424089

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 04, 2008

WHOOOOOOOOOO HOOOOOOOOOOO!!!
BIG Congrats on your POTD Lisa!!!
One of my fav's of yours!!! #5589506

Alex T. Mizuno March 04, 2008

Yaay, Congratulations on this POTD!! Beautiful work, Lisa!! #5589524

Michael S. Lazarus March 04, 2008

Lisa, Congratulations on POTD for this image. This has to be one of my favorite POTD I've seen in the month that I've been here. Your work is very inspiring. #5589550

Susie Peek-Swint March 04, 2008

I love this image Lisa ~ beautiful capture! Many congrats on POTD #5589563

Karen Engelbreth March 04, 2008

Wonderful image, Lisa - big congrats on your POTD! #5589591

Robert K. Bemus level-classic March 04, 2008

Great shot, Lisa - congrats on your POTD!!! #5589634

Siete Meeter March 04, 2008

Very moving shot! Excellent pov and lighting- congrats on your POTD!!!
#5589639

MELODIE C. ROBERTS March 04, 2008

Yeeee Haaaaaw!!
Awesome POTD
Congratulations Lisa!!! #5589783

Melinda F. Schneider level-classic March 04, 2008

Congrats on POTD, Lisa! It's a terrific shot! The great apes are so human! #5589803

Evy Johansen level-classic March 04, 2008

Lisa, this is awesome!! Big congratulations on your wonderful POTD!! #5589823

Nikki McDonald level-classic March 04, 2008

Congratulations on the POTD, Lisa. Glad to see this one recognized. #5589841

Bill Wyatt March 04, 2008

Congratulations on your POTD Lisa!! #5589883

Carol Sawyer March 04, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa!! #5589939

Brett Dolsen March 04, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!!So deserved this POTD.
Brett #5589962

Hendrik Storme March 04, 2008

Big congrats on this terrific POTD Lisa!!! #5589969

Michael G. Marshall March 04, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your POTD! Well deserved! This is a magnificent shot! - Michael #5589984

Janet McNeil level-classic March 04, 2008

Congratulations on your POTD!! Well deserved on this fantastic capture! #5590005

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict March 04, 2008

Marvelous image, Lisa, great posture and expression!

Congrats on your POTD!
Debby #5590070

Laurie Daily level-deluxe March 04, 2008

A HUGE congrats to you , Lisa, on this fine POTD!!! #5590131

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 04, 2008

~•~♥~•~
Woweeeee!
What a great way to start my day!!!
A mailbox full of wonderful messages from wonderful folks, AND my first POTD!
Thank you ALL for such smile-inducing words this morning. (Thanks to the judges as well!)
☺ Grinning from ear to ear, Lisa ☺
~•~♥~•~ #5590200

March 04, 2008

This is an excellent capture. congrats. #5590279

Jim Britt March 04, 2008

Congrats. Loved the original but had no idea you added reflection. Nicely done. #5590300

Vicki L. Filippin March 04, 2008

How WONDERFUL to see a familiar 'face' this morning for the POTD. I'm soooo excited for you, Lisa, and have always loved this image. SUPER DUPER CONGRATULATIONS.
WTG! #5590322

Carolyn M. DAlessandro March 04, 2008

Congratulations!! This is an awesome capture full of emotion. WOW! Well done! #5590332

Josselyne Klecanda March 04, 2008

Beautiful! Congratulations!!! #5590377

Lisa B. North March 04, 2008

Lisa, Good for you for POTD! What great colors & tones with this lovely monkey! And anyone who's been on my gallery knows I am a huge fan of reflections!! Love it! Lisa #5590406

Lisa B. North March 04, 2008

Lisa, Good for you for POTD! What great colors & tones with this lovely monkey! And anyone who's been on my gallery knows I am a huge fan of reflections!! Love it! Lisa #5590408

Amy JACKSON level-classic March 04, 2008

Wonderful image, Lisa! Congratulations on your POTD!! :) #5590431

Cheryl E. Molennor March 04, 2008

Awesome image Lisa!!! Congratulations to you #5590438

Bob Sticco March 04, 2008

Lisa. . .I have a photo of my son in almost the same pose during one of our many fishing trips to the West Branch of the Delaware River. It's amazing how human they are.....the apes I mean.. :) Absolutely beautiful photo, very deserving of POTD and much more I'm sure!!!!!! #5590440

Cassie L. Woodlee March 04, 2008

I love this so much and am so happy that it is POTD, WTG Lisa!!!!! #5590557

Sylvia Rossler March 04, 2008

Big Big congrats on this awesome POTD Lisa :O) #5590567

Terry Cervi level-classic March 04, 2008

Morning, Lisa..congrats on this wonderful POTD! Well deserved!! #5590591

Patricia A. Stalter March 04, 2008

Congratulations on the POTD, Lisa. So darn happy to see this one recognized.

#5590632

Susan M. Smith level-classic March 04, 2008

Lisa, YAY! This is a beautiful capture! Congrats on your first POTD :) #5590692

Criseyda Koonce March 04, 2008

Lisa, this is such a moving photograph. The perspective and composition you chose couldn't be any better. Congratulations on POTD! #5590697

Tammy Espino March 04, 2008

Excellent capture for POD~ Love this one :) #5590699

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna March 04, 2008

Congratulation on the POTD, Lisa!!!! GRRRRRRRRREAT shot!!!!! ♫ k #5590785

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 04, 2008

Soooo beautiful Lisa! Congrats on your well-deserved POTD!! #5590830

Elida Gutierrez March 04, 2008

Congrats on your POTD!!!!! #5590847

Lynne S. Fried March 04, 2008

I have to mirror what everyone else says - fabulous photo! Lynne #5590872

Angie Sidles level-classic March 04, 2008

Yeah Lisa!! Big congrats on your POTD!! This is such a great capture! Beautiful work!! #5590906

Kathy L. Clark March 04, 2008

Lisa I'm so happy for you. Congrats on your fantastic POTD. Way to go girl. #5590910

March 04, 2008

Congratulations, Excellent portrait, I love the gorilla exhibit's at the Zoo. #5590986

Cheryl Meisel March 04, 2008

Oooooohhh my gosh this is so awesome!
Great great and great!
BIG CONGRATS on your wins with this sweet shot!!
Cherylm #5590996

Mitch Spence level-classic March 04, 2008

Big congratulations on your POTD, Lisa. Good for you. #5591009

Casey A. Hanson March 04, 2008

Congrats on this wonderful POTD, Lisa! #5591055

Laura L. Regnier level-classic March 04, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on a photograph that brought tears to my eyes. You captured something VERY special! #5591079

Emile Abbott level-deluxe March 04, 2008

Amazing capture and presentation and congrats Lisa on EP and POTD #5591093

Aggie Villanueva March 04, 2008

Congratulations LIsa. This is an incredibly sensitive portrait. Well done!!! #5591096

Corinne M. Thompson March 04, 2008

What a wonderful capture, and story! Congrats on your POTD! #5591104

March 04, 2008

So touching, and beautiful.
A modern day Jane Goodall!
Congrats on a stupendous capture! #5591138

Susan Weisensel March 04, 2008

WAY TO GO LISA, CONGRATS ON YOUR POTD.
Super wonderful image. #5591197

randy dannheim March 04, 2008

Lisa, I've been shooting images for 40 years and don't have your eye for composition or your photoshop skills. Girl, youv'e got the gift. Congratulations on your well deserved POTD. #5591205

Colleen Farrell March 04, 2008

This is such a powerful and poignant image--big congratulations on getting POTD on this beauty, Lisa! #5591265

Jeana Clark March 04, 2008


Congratulations on this WELL DESERVED POTD Lisa!!!
OUTSTANDING!!!

~J~ #5591304

Nick Lagos March 04, 2008

A Wonderful and emotive capture Lisa...big congratssss #5591368

Cyn Valentine level-classic March 04, 2008

Congratulations Lisa..awesome POTD! #5591375

Angela Azzinnaro March 04, 2008

CONGRATS Lisa!!!!! I LOVE this one!!!! AWESOME JOB!!!!! #5591416

Kathleen R. Struckle March 04, 2008

Congrats Lisa on you awesome POTD!! :) #5591540

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton March 04, 2008

Another wonderful animal image!! Big congratulations Lisa! #5591593

Christian Rosito March 04, 2008

Congratulations Lisa, How wonderful!! Beautiful picture! #5591739

Jennifer L. Alder March 04, 2008

WOW!! POTD!! A well deserved image, Lisa-- big congrats to you! #5591740

Jodi Zimmer March 04, 2008

Congrats on this beautiful image. #5591799

Joy Rector March 04, 2008

congrats on the POTD #5591941

Eivor Kuchta March 04, 2008

Congratulations on the POTD for this wonderful image! Well deserved! #5592000

Sue Marshall March 04, 2008

Big congrats to you Lisa on this very well deserved POTD!!! :-)))) #5592048

Debra R. Harder March 04, 2008

WTG, Lisa, on this OUTSTANDING POTD! Your work is AWESOME! Deb #5592375

Dianna Hauf March 04, 2008

LISA!!!!! I am in the library as I have had NO internet for almost a week now and I see this!!!! I am squealing 'quietly' with delight!!!!! I am thrilled to see this as POTD! A HUGE heartfelt congratulations!!!!! #5592452

Laura L. Gonzales March 04, 2008

WOW LISA! A big congrats on this beautiful POTD!!! Great capture and wonderful comp!! Laura #5592507

Michelle L. Frick March 04, 2008

Awesome POTD Lisa!! Congratulations! #5592618

Michael Umbreit March 04, 2008

Lisa - Congratulations on your POTD! Well deserved! - Mike #5592726

Lindley Johnson level-classic March 04, 2008

Congratulations on this terrific POTD, Lisa! You've captured great light and wonderful expression. I love the story you shared, also. #5592740

Angela Possemato March 04, 2008

Congratulations on the POTD Lisa. This is one of your best gorilla pictures IMO because you captured the mood perfectly! #5592775

Laura E. Swan level-classic March 04, 2008

SO WELL DESERVED! CONGRATS!!! I have stopped to admire this photo before and was really moved by it. On may levels. -Laura Swan #5592823

Steve M. Harrington March 04, 2008

Good for you, Lisa! :) This POTD is richly deserved!
Steve #5592897

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 04, 2008

~•~♥~•~
Thank you ALL for such uplifting comments today! I really appreciate the kind support and resulting smiles.
Life is GOOD!
Blessings, Lisa
~•~♥~•~ #5592928

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe March 04, 2008

What a Great capture of this Beautiful Silverback! Congrats Lisa on your Very Well Deserved POTD!! #5593085

Donna R. Wageman March 04, 2008

I love this - bet the fellow was looking for you the next day, thy poor guy.
CONGRATULATIONS FOR POTD! #5593190

Daniella Puente March 04, 2008

Hello Lisa :-)
Is sooooo inspiring return and at first see a wonderful and touching capture like this. Your details on the composition and perception of the photo are really beautiful...
Congrats on this excelent POTD Lisa!!! #5593268

Patricia Ronan March 04, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your POTD:)
Beautiful image!! #5593277

Sara Dunn March 04, 2008

Wounderful! #5593433

Nancy L. Green level-classic March 04, 2008

Lisa, this is AWESOME!!! HUGE congrats on this wonderful POTD!! <>< #5593484

Mary Dimitriw level-classic March 04, 2008

Congrats on your POTD!! What a stunning portrait, you captured his expression perfectly. #5593496

Garth D. Beatty level-classic March 04, 2008

It makes me wonder what he's really thinking.

Great POTD and Editor's Pick. #5593514

Terry L. Ellis level-classic March 04, 2008

What a sweet and poignant story and capture, Lisa! An amazing POTD! Congratulations! #5593546

March 05, 2008

congrats again. #5594706

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 05, 2008

~•~♥~•~
Thank you all for your visits and uplifting comments!
Smiles, Lisa
~♥~ #5594988

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe March 05, 2008

Congratulations on your potd Lisa!! This is AWESOME!!! #5595916

March 05, 2008

Hi Lisa, this is a real perfect picture because of the great technical quality. But what I love the most is the view into the soul of that beautiful ape. Compliments
gr.Rob #5596617

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 05, 2008

Thank you!
~♥~lisa #5596724

Anette Linnea Rasmussen March 05, 2008

This is just SO wonderful - one of my favorites.
Linnea #5596970

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 05, 2008

Thank you!
After seeing your spectacular gallery, filled with awards, those words mean so much!
~Blessings, Lisa #5597054

anonymous March 05, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your fabulous POTD! B- #5598127

Mary K. Robison March 05, 2008

Congratulations on your well-deserved POTD, Lisa! #5598996

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 06, 2008

Big congrats on this thought provoking image, I loved it from the first time I saw it and commented and came back several times, drawn to this guy!

jo ann c. #5600404

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 06, 2008

Thank you so much, Barbara, Mary, and JoAnn!
~♥~Lisa #5601062

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 06, 2008

WOW Lisa congrats on this fantastic POTD!!!! #5602083

Dave Winchell March 07, 2008

Hey Lisa, I'm here playing catch up. Congrats on the POTD! Great image. #5607534

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 07, 2008

Thanks for the kind support, Stefania and Dave!
~♥~Lisa #5607585

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe March 08, 2008

Ya, I'm a little late too!! Huge Congratulations on this wonderful POTD Lisa!! So well deserved!! #5610252

Joerg Schlagheck March 08, 2008

Great capture, Lisa! I love everything about it and feel a little sad about this gorilla's world. A real masterpiece! #5611095

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 08, 2008

Thank you, Terese and Joerg, for stopping by and leaving such wonderful words!
~Blessings, Lisa #5611308

Lynn Haack March 09, 2008

A BIG CONGRATS on this amazing POTD! WTG, Lisa!! Lynn #5615435

Indrajit Hajra March 09, 2008

Awesome job done Lisa...Lovely shot. Mind blowing composition and superb detailing. Kudos on this shot.... #5615856

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 09, 2008

Thank you, Lynn and Indrajit. Your visits and kind support mean a lot!
~♥~Lisa #5615960

Stephen Zacker March 09, 2008

Thought provoking image. Congratulations #5617715

Shannon Mills March 13, 2008

CONGRATS! THis is just amazing! #5639725

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 13, 2008

I really appreciate your visits and kind words, Stephen and Shannon!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5639778

Toni Riggs March 17, 2008

Wonderful image! Congrats! #5651824

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 17, 2008

Thanks, Toni!
~Lisa #5652726

Samantha L. Dean March 18, 2008

This is awesome Lisa! Congrats on the POTD!!!! You definitely captured the essence of the emotion you described in his eyes. WTG! #5659309

James E. Coleman level-classic March 20, 2008

Lisa,
I agree with your assessment of his mood!
Great shot....always mixed feeling toward animals in a zoo, but it could be far worse.
thanks for showing us!

Jim #5670683

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 20, 2008

Thanks for such thoughtful remarks, Samantha and Jim. They're so very appreciated!
Blessings, Lisa
~♥~ #5670757

March 20, 2008

Absolutely Beautiful, Congratulations!
Lisa #5670942

Cindy Bendush level-classic March 30, 2008

Great capture Lisa! Congrats on your POTD! #5721945

Erika Haight April 02, 2008

Excellent image and congrats on POTD Lisa :))))) #5733455

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 02, 2008

So well deserved POTD. It should have gotten FIRST PRIZE.

This shot still remains in my heart when I am not looking at it. That says something!

Laura Swan #5733672

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 02, 2008

Your responses mean so much to me!
Thank you, Margaret, Cindy, Erika, and Laura!
Smiles, Lisa
~♥~ #5736061

Crystal L. Craig April 18, 2008

A waaaay late congratulations for making POTD with this beautiful and heart wrenching capture. Love your work! You've inspired me to get on down to our local zoo! #5805378

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 18, 2008

Thank you so much, Crystal!
Can't wait to see what you come up with at the zoo!
Smiles, Lisa♥ #5805699

Kathy L. Clark April 21, 2008

Another big congratulations on a wonderful finalist Lisa. #5817031

Larry L. Redmon level-deluxe April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Lisa! #5817398

Stefania Barbier level-addict April 21, 2008

CONGRATS ON YOUR FINALIST LISA!!!!! #5817567

kurt Anderson April 21, 2008

Wow!! Big congratulations on this. Two thumbs way up and a tip of the hat! #5817659

Elida Gutierrez April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist!!! #5818166

Erica Murphy level-deluxe April 21, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!! Your wildlife images are always spectacular~!

Erica
#5818177

Tammy Espino April 21, 2008

YAY Lisa, congrats!!! :) #5818182

Jessica Jenney April 21, 2008

Congrats, Lisa on another beautiful finalist! #5818279

Cyn Valentine level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!! #5818296

anonymous April 21, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your fabulous finalist! B- #5818343

Lynne S. Fried April 21, 2008

This is so well deserved - you have done an excellent job. Congratulations!
Lynne #5818439

Erin Appelbaum April 21, 2008

Congratulations on this awesome finalist Lisa. Good Luck. Peter #5818452

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict April 21, 2008

Congratulations on another outstanding finalist, Lisa!

Debby #5818774

Alex T. Mizuno April 21, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist Lisa!! #5818798

Jennifer L. Alder April 21, 2008

Congrats, Lisa! Wonderful work! #5818839

Marina Moore April 21, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!!!!
So well deserved!!! Beautiful. :))) #5819213

Janet McNeil level-classic April 21, 2008

Congratulations and good luck!!! #5819327

Christian Rosito April 21, 2008

Congratulations Lisa and good luck! #5819502

Ken Smith level-classic April 21, 2008

This is the 2nd finalist I've seen with a POTD, that was submitted in a different month...glad you resubmitted. Congrats, Lisa! #5819621

Sam Britt April 21, 2008

Congratulations, terrific finalist, Lisa! #5819837

Wendy Moghadam April 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist. Well deserved! #5820230

Debra R. Harder April 21, 2008

Another BIG CONGRATS, Lisa, on this AWESOME finalist! Deb #5820320

Laura E. Swan level-classic April 21, 2008

I have never seen a thread this long EVER! Like someones else once said, "I think my finger got a cramp just scrolling down to the bottom!" HUGE CONGRATS! SO WELL DESERVED. -Laura Swan #5820363

Lonnie M. Scott level-classic April 21, 2008

WELL...CONVINCED YET??.....Your stuff belongs on the international level competition circuit!! PSA #5820637

Colleen Farrell April 21, 2008

WTG, Lisa!! So happy to see this--congrats again! #5820668

Karen K. Givens April 21, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your finalists. :) #5820844

Erika Haight April 21, 2008

An excellent Finalist Lisa!!! #5820863

Renee Doyle level-classic April 21, 2008

Fantastic finalist Lisa!!! Congratulations once again! #5821045

David Pratt April 21, 2008

Congrats Lisa! Good luck! #5821096

Crystal L. Craig April 21, 2008

Wahoo! Congratulations on yet another finalist Lisa! #5821458

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 21, 2008

Wow!
Thanks to everyone for your warm support and encouragement!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5821951

Chris Ebben April 21, 2008

The poor bugger looks so sad. Very well taken & presented. Congratulations on your finalist & good luck=^..^= #5822139

Amy JACKSON level-classic April 22, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa!!! #5824136

Susan M. Smith level-classic April 22, 2008

Lisa, so nice to see this moving image again! Congrats on your Finalist!! #5824577

Emile Abbott level-deluxe April 22, 2008

congratulation Lisa #5824627

Corinne M. Thompson April 22, 2008

Congrats on your Finalist! #5824697

Terry L. Ellis level-classic April 22, 2008

A beautiful finalist, Lisa! Huge congrats again! #5825871

Laurie Daily level-deluxe April 22, 2008

Congratulations again on another outstanding finalist, Lisa! #5826234

Michael Umbreit April 22, 2008

Lisa - Congratulations on your finalists! - Mike #5826361

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe April 22, 2008

And another huge congrats Lisa on this awesome finalist!! Best of luck in the next round!! #5826450

Dianna Hauf April 22, 2008

YIPPEE!! Congrats Lisa!!! I am 'watching' and pulling for ya! #5827202

Angela Azzinnaro April 22, 2008

Another HUGE congrats Lisa!!!! This is a FAVORITE of mine- I lOVE IT!!!!! #5827429

Mary K. Robison April 22, 2008

Lisa, I've loved this from the first time I saw it in December...I was thrilled for you when it was selected as a POTD...
And now, a finalist, and who knows what else? It will come as no surprise to see it in the next level up.
CONGRATULATIONS! #5827578

Mary K. Robison April 22, 2008

Lisa, I've loved this from the first time I saw it in December...I was thrilled for you when it was selected as a POTD...
And now, a finalist, and who knows what else? It will come as no surprise to see it in the next level up.
CONGRATULATIONS! #5827586

Angie Sidles level-classic April 23, 2008

Absolutely beautiful finalist Lisa!! Another big congrats! #5829745

Tiia Vissak April 23, 2008

Congratulations! #5830448

MELODIE C. ROBERTS April 23, 2008

I am Thrilled to see this as a Finalist Lisa!!
Awesome!!!! #5831454

Laura L. Regnier level-classic April 23, 2008

Congratulations Lisa! Well deserved and one of my ABSOLUTE favourites. #5832805

Eloise Bartell level-deluxe April 24, 2008

Congrats again Lisa, well done. #5837412

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 25, 2008

~•~♥~•~
I really love your sweet and encouraging comments!!!
Thank you ALL SOOOOOOoooooo much!!!
Blessings, Lisa~♥~ #5840340

Michael G. Marshall April 25, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist Lisa! Michael #5840355

Cassie L. Woodlee April 25, 2008

A HUGE CONGRATS Lisa!!!!!!!!!!! #5842383

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 28, 2008

Thanks, Michael and Cassie!
~♥~Lisa #5855594

April 28, 2008

Wow what a great shot Lisa and btw CONGRATS. :O) #5855645

Renata Gusciora May 04, 2008

Fantastic capture,Lisa!Congratulations! #5881158

Cheryl E. Molennor May 04, 2008

Please accept my late congratulations. Mycomputer has been down. #5882070

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 04, 2008

~•~♥~•~
Thank you Barb, Renata, and Cheryl!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5882699

Ana Guzman June 30, 2008

This is a great, almost sublime portrait... BEAUTIFUL... #6124152

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