Hanging On

© Lisa J. Boulden

Hanging On

Uploaded: September 11, 2008


Captured on opening day of the new
Rainforest Exhibit at the Buffalo Zoo
September 10th, 2008

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: 1.00, ExposureTime: 10/3500 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 800, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 135.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Mike D. Perez September 11, 2008

Great portrait with super clarity and dof, Lisa! #996643

Ellen L. Zaslaw September 11, 2008

Nice portrait. A little haunting. #6442449

Tammy Espino September 11, 2008

Wonderful capture! ~ Be careful of monkeys, they spit..lol :) #6443154

Bill Knaps September 11, 2008

Great capture Lisa. Bill #6443475

Robyn A. Terrell September 11, 2008

Oh, this is melting my heart, Lisa. Such wonderful expession you have captured here. Super color, clarity and composition as well. #6443733

Stephanie Frey September 11, 2008

He looks like he is just begging to go home with someone. Great capture Lisa! #6443818

Joan Powell September 11, 2008

Ahh , he looks so sad . wonderful image ! #6443860

Reynaldo D. Reyes level-classic September 11, 2008

Fantastic composition and the lighting effectively models the expressive look of this monkey. Very touching as if he's begging for some empathy. #6443930

KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. September 11, 2008


KARU. #6443959

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic September 12, 2008

What a heartbraking capture, Lisa. He's eyes says everything, don't they! You captured is fantasticly. #6444300

Eugenio Diaz September 12, 2008

It’s amazing how you’ve captured the expression of this little fella, it is like a human, I can see that he or she has a personality. Very sad image...:( #6444963

Deb Koskovich September 12, 2008

OH my...I don't know whether to smile or cry. I just visited our zoo last week, and I'm always torn about how to feel when I'm there. While I'm very grateful for the chance to see the animals close up, and I know they are very well cared for, one can't help but wonder how they feel. In any case, this is one phenomenal image, Lisa. #6444996

Sam Britt September 12, 2008

He looks so sad, it makes me want to free him. Terrific image, Lisa. #6445693

Jessica Jenney September 12, 2008

What a beautiful and touching capture, Lisa! It almost looks as though there are tears in his eyes. #6445731

Renata Gusciora September 12, 2008

Amazing tones,wonderful capture,Lisa! #6445782

Judy A. Lawhon September 12, 2008

Sweet capture, with beautiful detail, Lisa!! #6446205

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna September 12, 2008

Deb said it best, Lisa!!!!! Exceptional details and colors!!!!! ♫ k #6446840

Patrick Rouzes level-classic September 12, 2008

Lise, the way in which you captrued the eyes says it all!!! He seems to be pleading to be set free!!! Exceptional work!!! #6446976

Dianna Murphy September 13, 2008

Great work Lisa, the eyes reveal so much! #6449968

Kathleen Rinker September 13, 2008

I am truly speechless, he looks so sad its breaking my heart. Outstanding image Lisa it tells such a poignant story!!! #6450216

Amber J. Skene September 13, 2008

Awww...he looks so sad, like he's begging to be let out. Fantastic color, lighting, and comp. #6451408

Nancy L. Green level-classic September 13, 2008

An amazing image Lisa, he looks so cut and so sad at the same time, outstanding capture my friend!! <>< #6451563

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic September 14, 2008

Such a beautiful little one -- and those eyes are so wonderful! I love the clarity in combination with the marvelous blurred background - perfect DOF! Perfect photo! #6452411

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 15, 2008

oh he has such a sad look, makes me want to take him out of there... gorgeous!!!!! #6455539

Barbara Waldoch level-classic September 15, 2008

Fantastic capture, Lisa, but so sad! #6455544

Hendrik Storme September 15, 2008

Terrific expression and capture,Lisa! #6455812

Wendy Moghadam September 15, 2008

Such a beautiful portrait- so expressive #6459679

Jeffrey D. Estacio level-classic September 15, 2008

Nice composition and timeing. #6459921

Karen Engelbreth September 16, 2008

Wonderful portrait - but he looks so sad, Lisa... #6460380

Brett Dolsen September 16, 2008

Awesome wildlife capture and composition Lisa!!Brett #6460383

Flavio Carnevale level-classic September 17, 2008

Sooo beautiful. Very well done.
Flavio #6465218

anonymous September 17, 2008

Oh this little guy looks soooo sad...he has that look of "set me free". Great capture Lisa! B- #6466689

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic September 17, 2008

I really appreciate that you each paused to peek and to comment so kindly.
Although, at the moment captured, this little fella looked helpless and sad (a wonderful little model!), the following moments were spent swinging through the trees with other monkeys in his brand-new, large, airy habitat.
Thanks for your wonderful comments. They mean so much!
Smiles, Lisa♥

Terry L. Ellis level-classic September 18, 2008

I'm glad to read he's so happy in his new habitat. He was an excellent model as your capture is hauntingly beautiful, Lisa! #6473413

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe September 25, 2008

Very nice portrait Lisa, sweet eyes! #6511030

Mitch Spence level-classic October 08, 2008

Beautiful work, Lisa. Extraordinary detail and terrific focus on the eyes. #6570132

Angela Azzinnaro October 26, 2008

Oh my- this is ADORABLE Lisa!!!! #6664702

Mike F. Anderson level-classic November 22, 2008

A lot of times we hate those chain link fences being in the way when we want to get a clear picture, but I think including it like you did here really enhances the theme and message of the image. I, as much as anyone, love to be able to go to the zoo and enjoy these animals and photograph them, but another part of me always feels for them, knowing that they would like to be free of their restrictive boundaries. Your image captures this so well in the expression of his eyes as he holds onto the fence, looking out and perhaps wondering or longing for experiences unfulfilled. Very nice image Lisa! #6789239

Cheryl E. Molennor February 11, 2009

I feel his need to be free. He has a tear in his eye and you captured the perfect expression. #7153619

Vladan D. Djordjevic March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist, Lisa! #7328235

Stefania Barbier level-addict March 25, 2009

another superb finalist Lisa... congratulations!!! #7328411

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic March 25, 2009

The expression is amazing, Lisa. Huge congrats on this beautiful finalist. #7328946

Karen K. Givens March 25, 2009

Congratulations Lisa on your fine finalist. Love the emotion you have captured here #7329033

Max Aureli March 25, 2009

Congratulations on this fantastic Finalist, my friend!!! #7329201

ROLAN NARMAN March 25, 2009

Huge congrats on your superb finalist Lisa! #7329454

Tammy Espino March 25, 2009

Congrats :) #7329496

Maria Coulson March 25, 2009

Lisa, you really captured his sad eyes, you can almost hear what is in his heart. Gongratulations, like to see this one again. #7329608

Elida Gutierrez March 25, 2009

This is very touching, CONGRATULATIONS!!! #7330035

Aimee C. Eisaman March 25, 2009

Gonna have to call you the monkey lady! Congrats on a well deserved finalist! :~) #7330293

Cathy Barrows March 25, 2009

Congrats on your finalist...such a little cutie #7330523

Nancy (Peaches) Harker March 25, 2009


HUGE CONGRATS on your finalist!
Best of luck in the next round!


Judy V. Kennamer level-classic March 25, 2009

So cute!!! Congrats Lisa! #7330778

Nadya Johnson March 25, 2009

Aw! WHAT a face! Wonderful capture, Lisa! Congratulations on your outstanding finalist! #7331120

Leland N. Saunders level-addict March 25, 2009

Congratulations, again, Lisa ... !!

Lee #7331418

Mike F. Anderson level-classic March 25, 2009

A well deserved finalist, Lisa! Hope to see it in the winners circle. #7331460

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 25, 2009

Many thank you's to all of you!
Your kind words of congratulations mean so much!
Smiling ear-to-ear, Lisa♥ #7331653

JO ANN CLEVELAND March 25, 2009

This is sooo sweet Lisa!
Big Congratulations on your many, well deserved finalist!

jo ann c. #7332069

Debra R. Harder March 25, 2009

An amazing portrait, Lisa! Congratulations on another BEAUTIFUL finalist! Deb #7332212

Sherran Andersen level-classic March 25, 2009

Congrats again Lisa. Sherran #7332539

Leslie McLain level-deluxe March 26, 2009

Congrats on this wonderful finalist. #7333799

Terry Cervi level-classic March 26, 2009

Congrats on another excellent shot and finalist, Lisa! #7334085

Cheryl E. Molennor March 26, 2009

This image stirs up some major emotion! Congratulations on your fabulous finalist! #7334542

A P March 26, 2009

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist


A P March 26, 2009

Congratulations on this outstanding Finalist


Lisa J. Boulden level-classic March 26, 2009

Love the little, happy, yellow-fellow!
(Thanks, Ann!)
I really appreciate each of your fabulous comments!!!
Grinnin' ear-to-ear, Lisa♥ #7335845

Jeana Clark March 26, 2009

Ok...Ann stuttered....
I'll take one of them
clapping happy smiley
faces and give it to you...
I'd do it myself if I knew how!!!!!
Awesome Finalist Once Again Lisa!!!!


~J~ #7336332

Marilyn K. Lincecum level-classic March 26, 2009

Beautiful and the eyes are awesome. Congratulations on your fianlist!! #7336852

frank w. degenhardt level-classic March 26, 2009

OHHHHHHHH that is so sad. But I am glad you got a Finalist for it. Congratulations my friend. #7338144

Linda Blair March 27, 2009

Those sad eyes make me cry....awesome capture of this adorable creature....congratulations!!!!!!! #7340092

Sam Britt March 28, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa! #7345553

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