Mama Loves You

© Kathy Salerni

Mama Loves You

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 6/22/2011 6:13:47 AM

So cute and touching to see mama and baby enjoying the bonding. I love how the mom lowers that long neck to let baby know she's there. I really love the way you framed the picture, the beautiful colors and the detailed features of both of them. Another zoo wonder so perfectly camputured. Amazing timing my friend.
Have yourself a most wonderful day. #1387199

Terry Cervi level-classic 6/22/2011 6:59:26 PM

A beautiful shot, Kathy. Is this little Daniel? #9475891

Kathy Salerni level-classic 6/22/2011 7:13:00 PM

Yes, this is Daniel. #9475986

Jeffrey R. Bange 6/22/2011 7:19:57 PM

What a great capture Kathy, love the composition and the tender moment being shared by the two of them. I think were looking at another finalist here. #9476039

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 6/23/2011 4:05:40 PM

Awwwwwwwwwwwww...this is so adorably incredible, Kathy! :-) k #9480114

Carol L. Fowler 6/23/2011 4:52:21 PM

Cute pair and interaction #9480380

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 6/23/2011 6:17:21 PM

Beautiful tones, lighting, display of affection & timing here, Kathy! WTG! #9480759

Ellen Hodges level-classic 6/23/2011 9:46:04 PM

This is just toooo cute, Kathy! Outstanding capture of Daniel and Mama!! #9481224

Tammy Espino level-classic 6/24/2011 7:37:47 AM

Awwwwwwwwwwww :) #9482327

Val Feldman level-classic 6/27/2011 5:45:12 AM

I always get teary-eyed over Momma animals showing affection for their youngsters...someone pass a Kleenex, please...I'm totally serious!! :) Adorable Daniel with loving Mom - a beautiful capture, once again, my friend of a tender moment passing between Mom and son. #9489269

Susan Weisensel level-classic 6/28/2011 6:39:41 PM

Winner to me, love it. #9493165

Rona L. Schwarz 7/2/2011 9:51:01 PM

This is a marvelous capture of Daniel and Mom, Kathy! Such a tender moment, so special...I'm like Val, I firmly believe that animals have feelings and emotions and when they display them I get all gooey-eyed! #9502986

Freddy Bland 7/14/2011 3:36:53 AM

Outstanding capture, Kathy! Terrific moment with excellent details and color!! #9529099

Carole Bruckner 4/28/2012 6:50:51 PM

So sweet.... #10113023

Teresa Moore 7/31/2012 3:21:16 PM

Very toughing moment..very nice. #10255746

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/28/2012 10:16:35 PM

Congrats to all the Finalists! This shot is very special to me. It is with great sadness that I say that "Daniel" passed away last week. He had just turned one. #10294525

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/28/2012 10:36:40 PM

How very sweet! I love this! Great luck in the next round, Kathy!!!

-Laura :D

(And now I am the first one to YOUR finalist too! Yippeeeeeee!) #10294549

Bojan Bencic level-classic 8/29/2012 2:03:54 AM

Congratulations on your very touching finalist, Kathy. #10294883

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/29/2012 3:32:41 AM

So tender. Congratulations on the Finalist my friend. #10295034

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/29/2012 5:54:19 AM

Huge congrats on this finalist, and in giving Daniel his little moment in history. Sorry to hear the sad news about him!! Best luck!! #10295522

Carol A. Grady level-classic 8/29/2012 6:07:49 AM

Congratulations on this POTD Kathy.

I'm sorry to hear about Daniel - how nice though that you can have such a sweet memory of him. #10295568

The Judges at level-classic 8/29/2012 7:11:04 AM

Gorgeous #10295730

Julianne Bradford level-classic 8/29/2012 7:28:55 AM

It's so great that this "little" guy is remembered so well with your wonderful finalist Kathy..Congratulations on your great capture of this special moment in time. #10295800

Carol L. Fowler 8/29/2012 9:51:28 AM

Beautiful Finalist! Congrats!! #10296506

Leslie McLain level-classic 8/29/2012 10:50:01 AM

Congrats on a fantastic finalist, Kathy. #10296676

Ann Coates level-classic 8/29/2012 11:20:43 AM

A touching finalist, especially when little Daniel passed away so young. Congratulations on this beautiful moment you captured here and your finalist award. #10296716

Nancy L. Green level-classic 8/29/2012 12:03:47 PM


Carole Bruckner 8/29/2012 12:40:59 PM

very nice capture... #10296982

Tammy Espino 8/29/2012 3:05:14 PM

Congrats on your awesome finalist,Kathy! #10297441

Daniel Ruf 8/29/2012 3:21:30 PM

Congrats on this touching image. A beautiful moment. #10297476

Rona L. Schwarz 8/29/2012 3:51:03 PM

So sad to hear about Daniel, Kathy. Do they know what happened? But what a wonderful memento for a very special moment. A superb capture that deserves to go gold! Congratulations! #10297539

Kathy Salerni level-classic 8/29/2012 3:57:33 PM

Hi Rona,
As far as I know, he went in for a procedure on a tooth and died during it. So sad. #10297550

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/29/2012 6:29:02 PM

I'm sad that little Daniel passed away..what happened to him??

This is a fabulous finalist, congratulations!

jo ann c. #10298075

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/29/2012 6:30:02 PM

I'm sad that little Daniel passed away..what happened to him?? Ohh, I didn't read your answer to Rona above...

This is a fabulous finalist, congratulations!

jo ann c. #10298078

Robert K. Bemus level-classic 8/29/2012 10:47:49 PM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist!! Sad about his passing... #10298462

Val Feldman level-classic 8/30/2012 9:11:19 AM

Now, I REALLY need a box of Kleenex..or two. I'm so sad to hear about little Daniel. I'm so glad that you captured this sweetest of moments between he and his Mom, tho. I hope this goes Gold - not only because it is a wonderful capture but because I would love to see it with a Gold Badge to immortalize adorable Daniel. Good Luck, my friend! #10299197

Laura E. Swan level-classic 8/30/2012 9:43:25 AM

OM GOSH. I stayed attached to this thread and now I am reading that the Baby died? OM GOSH. I agree with every word Val just said. So sorry I didn't read this the first time. Haste makes waste. I'm sorry. I was commenting too fast to thank you for your comment on mine. You zoo and all of you will be sad for a long time. I am sad, too. xo -Laura #10299272

Patrick Rouzes level-classic 8/30/2012 10:46:28 AM

WOW, CONGRATS & good luck, Kathy! WTG!

R. J. Laudenbacher level-classic 8/31/2012 4:30:35 AM

Congrats Kathy on this precious, Finalist! #10301077

Phyllis H. Burchett level-classic 8/31/2012 5:35:38 PM

What a wonderful moment you have captured Kathy....I am so sad to hear that Daniel passed away. #10302136

Ellen Hodges level-classic 8/31/2012 7:47:11 PM

HUge congrats on a fab and well deserved Gold, Kathy!!! #10302412

Ann Coates level-classic 8/31/2012 8:04:55 PM

So pleased to see this go Gold, congratulations. #10302475

Rona L. Schwarz 8/31/2012 8:11:30 PM

I knew we'd see this special capture with Gold, Kathy! How very fitting and what a great tribute to Daniel's memory...I think you should make a print and give it to the zoo in his memory. HUGE CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS TREMENDOUS WINNER! #10302497

Tammy Espino 8/31/2012 8:16:41 PM

Glad you got the gold, big congrats!! :) #10302514

Sheryl Sturges level-classic 8/31/2012 8:17:42 PM

Congratulations on your win! This is precious -- Maybe the zoo would use your photo as some sort of dedication?

Great capture and hope to see more from you! #10302518

Robert R. Goodman level-classic 8/31/2012 9:01:19 PM

Hi Kathy,A big congratulation on this beautiful win my friend!!! #10302641

frank w. degenhardt level-classic 8/31/2012 10:59:39 PM

So touching. Congratulations on being a winner my friend. Way to go. #10302770

Bojan Bencic level-classic 9/1/2012 2:27:25 AM

Great one. Congratulations on your win, Kathy. #10302896

Linda D. Lester level-classic 9/1/2012 3:17:40 AM

So sweet....Congratulations on your win!!! #10302941

Leslie McLain level-classic 9/1/2012 4:48:46 AM

Congrats on a fantastic winner, Kathy. #10303043

Diane Dupuis level-classic 9/1/2012 5:33:55 AM

simply perfect capture!!! congrats!!! #10303183

Carol A. Grady level-classic 9/1/2012 5:40:49 AM

Huge Congratulations on this Gold winner Kathy. Well deserved my friend! #10303193

Kay E. Mahoney level-classic 9/1/2012 6:09:23 AM

Congratulations on your second place winner, Kathy. Sorry to hear about little Daniels passing. #10303275

Val Feldman level-classic 9/1/2012 8:40:34 AM

I think this capture will be imprinted on my memory forever, Kathy. I've loved it from the beginning on so many different levels. So happy - really happy! - to see it with Gold attached. Congratulations, Animal Whisperer! #10303544

Terry Cervi level-classic 9/1/2012 12:12:38 PM

Oh, Kathy! Like Ms.V, I too am saddened by Daniel's passing. He was just the sweetest thing. I'm so glad you have such a wonderful shot of him with his mom and especially happy that this wonderful photo went gold! #10303856

JO ANN CLEVELAND 9/1/2012 12:58:32 PM

Congratulations on this fantastic 2nd Place Gold Winner Kathy!

jo ann c. #10303946

John Connolly 9/1/2012 2:14:06 PM

Congratulations on your gold win Kathy! A delightful sight and capture! It is so sad about Daniel! #10304116

Renee Doyle level-classic 9/1/2012 3:42:24 PM

Congratulations on this wonderful capture and winner Kathy!! #10304281

Carol L. Fowler 9/1/2012 6:33:06 PM

Big Congrats on the Win!!!! #10304573

Carla Capra level-classic 9/1/2012 7:17:01 PM

Congratulations on this touching image. #10304611

Jeffrey R. Bange 9/2/2012 1:24:08 PM

Congratulations Kathy on another GOLD winner, I knew the moment that you first posted it that we would be seeing this one again. #10305595

Jill Odice level-classic 9/2/2012 4:11:57 PM

Congrats on your winning shot! This is so sweet! #10305749

Phyllis H. Burchett 9/2/2012 8:39:34 PM

So happy to see this win gold for you Kathy, big congrats!!! #10305995

Cindy Bendush level-classic 9/2/2012 10:45:13 PM

Precious! Congratulations on your win! #10306078

Laura E. Swan level-classic 9/2/2012 11:06:59 PM

What a wonderful way to honor Daniel! :) Perfect! :))) #10306118

Ellen Hodges level-classic 9/3/2012 7:32:47 AM

Congrats again on this toooooo fabulous of a winner, Kathy!!! #10306486

Mary Beth Aiello level-classic 9/3/2012 7:08:07 PM

Such a precious capture, Kathy, made even more special with the loved shared by Daniel and his mom. Huge congrats on your Gold. #10307392

Julianne Bradford 9/3/2012 7:35:18 PM

Congratulations on your Golden capture Kathy! #10307430

Lydia Williams level-classic 9/4/2012 2:07:41 PM

Beautiful shot, Kathy! So happy to see that you got this one! Congratulations! #10308501

David M. Montero 9/9/2012 3:34:06 PM

Nicely done! Congratulations on your win Kathy! #10315945

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Congrats to all the Finalists! This shot is very special to me. It is with great sadness that I say that "Daniel" passed away last week. He had just turned one.

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