Mother Goose

© Lisa J. Boulden

Mother Goose

Uploaded: May 04, 2009


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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


Sam Britt May 04, 2009

Fantastic image, Lisa. So sweet!! #1123338

Ann Coates level-classic May 04, 2009

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

Julianna J. Collett May 04, 2009

Amazing capture! #7485593

Eugenio Diaz May 04, 2009

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

Max Aureli May 04, 2009

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

Karen Engelbreth May 04, 2009

Another fantastic image, Lisa.... #7485880

Liz blahh May 04, 2009

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 May 05, 2009

very sweet! #7485997

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic May 05, 2009

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-addict May 05, 2009

sweet and gorgeous Lisa! #7486194

Michelle Alton May 05, 2009

Utterly magical, Lisa. #7486488

Tammy Scott May 05, 2009

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

Douglas Pignet May 05, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe May 05, 2009

Amazing capture, beautiful and sweet. #7486972

Terry Cervi level-classic May 05, 2009

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 May 05, 2009

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♥


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

jo ann c. #7487699

Shawn Jennings level-classic May 05, 2009

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic May 05, 2009

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

Marisol Pastor May 05, 2009

Fantastic capture Lisa! #7488613

Gerri R. Jones May 05, 2009

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

Sherran Andersen level-classic May 06, 2009

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

Nikki McDonald level-classic May 06, 2009

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

Daniella Puente May 07, 2009

Lisa this is precious! wonderful capture :) #7495749

Karacan Salkuci (Kalacay) May 07, 2009

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 Bertucci level-classic May 07, 2009

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 May 08, 2009

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 May 08, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe May 08, 2009

How exciting Lisa, a beautiful image! #7500355

Stephen Zacker May 08, 2009

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

Michelle L. Frick May 14, 2009

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 May 15, 2009

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 June 19, 2009

They are loving your duck shots! Congratulations! #7648811

Susan Fox June 19, 2009

Congratulations!!!! #7648897

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic June 19, 2009

What a gorgeous image!!! #7649036

Nikki McDonald level-classic June 19, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 19, 2009

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

Renee Doyle level-classic June 19, 2009

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

M.Christine Duncan June 19, 2009

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

Ann Coates level-classic June 19, 2009

Congratulations again Lisa. Well and truly deserved. #7649891

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 19, 2009

congratulations on your gorgeous finalist Lisa! #7650173

Jeana Clark June 19, 2009

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

~J~ #7651065

Cheryl E. Molennor June 19, 2009

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

Christine Lobsinger level-classic June 19, 2009

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

Anne M. Young level-addict June 19, 2009

Congratulations - super capture! #7652174

Dianna Murphy June 19, 2009

Congratulations on your fine entry/finalist. #7652413

Alex T. Mizuno June 20, 2009

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 20, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa! #7654228

Sam Britt June 20, 2009

Another fantastic finalist, Lisa! #7655128

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic June 20, 2009

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

Eugenio Diaz June 20, 2009

Congratulations on your AMAZING Finalist!
WTG Lisa! #7655405

Terry Cervi level-classic June 20, 2009

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 Burnett level-deluxe June 20, 2009

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

Melissa G. Meiselman June 20, 2009

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

Max Aureli June 20, 2009

Congratulations Lisa on your Finalist!!!! #7656803

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer level-classic June 20, 2009

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

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 20, 2009

Big congratulations on this fantastic finalist!! #7657454

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 20, 2009

Awesome.....Congratulations! #7657725

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 20, 2009

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

Debra R. Harder June 20, 2009

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

Leland N. Saunders level-addict June 20, 2009

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

Lee #7658571

Ken Smith level-classic June 20, 2009

What a series, Lisa. Congrats again! #7659160

Glenn E. Traver June 20, 2009

Congratulations Lisa , great nature shot ~ GT #7659256

Colleen Farrell June 20, 2009

So sweet, Lisa! Big congrats again! #7659368

anonymous June 21, 2009

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

Jeff Robinson level-deluxe June 21, 2009

Congrats Lisa on your Wonderful Finalist!! Jeff #7660169

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 21, 2009

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

Kathy Cline level-classic June 21, 2009



Maria Coulson June 21, 2009

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

Daniella Puente June 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderful winner Lisa!!! #7665451

Mitch Spence level-classic June 22, 2009

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

Tiia Vissak June 22, 2009

Congratulations on your winner! #7665520

Linda D. Lester level-classic June 22, 2009

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

Tarun Bose June 22, 2009

Big congrats Lisa for your winner. #7665609

Ann Coates level-classic June 22, 2009

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

Bojan Bencic level-classic June 22, 2009

Such a sweet shot, Lisa. Congratulations! #7665671

Agnes Fegan level-deluxe June 22, 2009

Congrats!!! #7665754

Mark Dodge June 22, 2009

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 June 22, 2009

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

Leslie McLain level-deluxe June 22, 2009

Congrats on your amazing winner, Lisa. #7665843

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna June 22, 2009

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

Courtenay Vanderbilt June 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS, Lisa!!! #7665942

Laurie Daily level-deluxe June 22, 2009

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 June 22, 2009

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

Tammy Scott June 22, 2009

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

Renee Doyle level-classic June 22, 2009

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

Claudia Kuhn level-classic June 22, 2009

Congrats on your winner Lisa! #7666175

Jessica Jenney June 22, 2009

Congratulations, Lisa on your beautiful win! #7666294

Brett Dolsen June 22, 2009

Beautifull winner Lisa!!Congratulations!Brett #7666330

Ellen Hodges level-deluxe June 22, 2009

Congrats, Lisa!! #7666437

Barbara Waldoch level-classic June 22, 2009

Huge congratulations, Lisa! #7666545

Vladan D. Djordjevic June 22, 2009

Just love it! Congratulations to you! #7666594

Debra R. Harder June 22, 2009

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

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic June 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS on this Beautiful WINNER!! #7666657

Cheryl E. Molennor June 22, 2009

Awesome Congratulations to you! #7666687

Pranay Koka June 22, 2009

congrats on ur deserved win! #7666733

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe June 22, 2009

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

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe June 22, 2009

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

MELODIE C. ROBERTS June 22, 2009

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

Gord MacEachern June 22, 2009

Congratulations on this super fantastic image Lisa!! #7666992

Valentin M. Armianu June 22, 2009

Congratulations, fantastic winner! #7667002

Michelle Alton June 22, 2009

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 June 22, 2009

Big congratulations on your beautiful win, Lisa! #7667380

Mary K. Robison June 22, 2009

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

Laurence Saliba level-classic June 22, 2009

CONGRATULATIONS Lisa!!!! #7667884

Stefania Barbier level-addict June 22, 2009

HUGE congrats Lisa! #7667982

Betsy Labuschagne June 23, 2009

Congratulations on your gorgeous winner Lisa!!! #7668254

Stephanie Frey June 23, 2009

Big congratulations on a wonderful win, Lisa! #7668460

Max Aureli June 23, 2009

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

Nick Lagos June 23, 2009

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

Kathy Cline level-classic June 23, 2009


Ken Smith level-classic June 23, 2009

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

Cathy Barrows June 23, 2009

Congrats on your win...fabulous #7669349

Sam Britt June 23, 2009

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

A P June 23, 2009

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

Kristi A. Howson June 23, 2009

Congratulations Lisa. Very sweet! #7670498

Nadya Johnson June 23, 2009

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

Mick Burkey level-classic June 23, 2009

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

Alex T. Mizuno June 23, 2009

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

Shawn Jennings level-classic June 23, 2009

WTG Lisa! Congratulations on your win! #7670853

Carol L. Fowler June 23, 2009

Congrats on the big WIN! #7671046

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic June 23, 2009

Congrats on your beautiful winner Lisa!!! #7671619

Datha Y. Thompson June 23, 2009

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

Stephen Zacker June 24, 2009

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

Linda Blair June 24, 2009

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

JO ANN CLEVELAND June 24, 2009

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

jo ann c. #7673587

Colleen Farrell June 24, 2009

WTG, Lisa! Congrats on your win! #7674027

Janice Mezzacappa June 24, 2009

Spectacular shot Lisa, Big Congrats!! #7674160

Terry Cervi level-classic June 24, 2009

Congrats on your second place win, Lisa! #7674645

Gina M. Savage June 24, 2009

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

Anne McKinnell June 24, 2009

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

Maria Coulson June 25, 2009

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

Debra K. Johnson level-classic June 25, 2009

Just FABULOUS! Precious moment. Congrats! #7677490

Michelle L. Frick June 25, 2009

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

Laura L. Gonzales June 26, 2009

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

Michael Lynch June 26, 2009

Congratulations on another super WINNER !!! #7679361

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic June 26, 2009

Great to see this win GOLD, CONGRATS, Lisa.

Usman. #7679503

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic June 26, 2009

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

Robert Baer June 27, 2009

amazing capture, congrats on your win lisa! #7684532

Marisol Pastor June 28, 2009

Congratulations again! #7686990

Erica Murphy level-deluxe June 28, 2009

Congratulations Lisa!! Gorgeous winner. #7688086

David A. Simons June 30, 2009

Fantastic and congratulations, Lisa #7694665

Martie Last July 11, 2009

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 July 11, 2009

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 July 13, 2009

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

LUCIA VELICU July 13, 2009

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

Lydia Williams level-deluxe July 18, 2009

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

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 19, 2009

Congratulations Lisa on your Win!!!

Dominick #7866321

Christine Lobsinger level-classic August 19, 2009

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

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