Hauntingly Human

© Lisa J. Boulden

Hauntingly Human

Uploaded: March 28, 2008



Japanese Macaque
Buffalo Zoo
Buffalo, NY

Exif: F Number: 11, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 10/1250 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 640, White balance: Manual white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D80


Symona R. Wood March 28, 2008

Nice pic, although he looks sad. #887868

Kathleen R. Struckle March 28, 2008

Beautiful detail and color Lisa. Great pose.:) #5712111

M.Christine Duncan April 01, 2008

Always love your photo's Lisa! This is a haunting portrait... superb work! #5727883

Shelly A. Van Camp level-classic April 01, 2008

Wonderful capture! #5730883

Jessica Jenney April 02, 2008

Perfect title for this amazing portrait, Lisa! So wonderfully expressive and human! #5733209

Samantha L. Dean April 02, 2008

Awesome Lisa!! Your title is perfect!!! #5734969

Cassie L. Woodlee April 02, 2008

WOW amazing capture Lisa, perfect title!!!!! #5735917

Kathy L. Clark April 03, 2008

Fabulous Lisa. #5739727

Kathy Reeves April 03, 2008

Your photos always touch me Lisa--this one especially!! Perfect title!! I hope we see this again! #5740320

Sheryl A. Hudson level-deluxe April 03, 2008

WOW, those eyes are haunting and expressive! Wonderful capture Lisa! #5740722

Heather L. Haderly April 04, 2008

This is AMAZING!!!!! #5743328

Donna Bedermann April 09, 2008

This photo draws me in,the look on him is sad and vacant, excellent! #5768434

Dawn M. Schneider April 10, 2008

what a stunning image, he looks so sad!!your color and clarity are so perfect!! #5771544

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 10, 2008

Thank you all for your supportive words.
So very appreciated!
~Lisa #5773096

Dennis Gay April 12, 2008

G'day Lisa,

A most apt title for this wonderful primate study.
Good exposure in great light, nice and sharp, a good tight portrait study composition, a great pose, incredibly clear eyes, great eye contact, lovely natural colours and processed very well.
All this gives emphasis to that truly haunting expression.
Wonderful work that girl!

Dennis #5778827

Joan E. Hoffman April 13, 2008

The sadness is breaking my heart :( Thank you for this heartwrenching image Lisa. It speaks volumes. We need to speak for those that cannot. #5782768

Kristy A. Keene April 20, 2008

Those eyes are amazing!! Great Capture, Lisa! #5813519

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic April 21, 2008

I really appreciate your nice comments, Dennis, Joan, and Kristy! Thank you!
~♥~Lisa #5814579

Ron Evans level-deluxe May 09, 2008

WOW! This is amazing, and somewhat creepy... #5905071

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 09, 2008

Thanks, Ron. I know what you mean...
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5905196

Vicki L. Filippin May 12, 2008

WOW!! Yet another stunning image from your zoo, Lisa. Tres' Magnifique! #5913427

Karen T. Moore May 13, 2008

WOW!! So sad yet beautiful. #5915891

Dianna Hauf May 16, 2008

Ditto all those incredible comments!! WOW! This one stops me in my tracks!!! You are truly gifted Lisa! #5932022

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 17, 2008

Thank you, Vicki, Karen, and Dianna! I really appreciate your uplifting comments.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #5933918

Laura E. Swan level-classic May 19, 2008

Oh my. He does look human. And he does look sad. It's an emotional shot and a really terrific one indeed. -Laura #5948707

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic May 20, 2008

Thanks, Laura.
Your kind feedback means so much!
~Lisa #5950699

Elizabeth A. Marker level-classic July 07, 2008

Outstanding image!
His spirit is broken.. It is so sad when this happens to the animals in the zoos.
You have captured so much emotion in this image!

(Ok, who has the wire cutters?? We free him at midnight!) #6152282

Cary Rogers July 12, 2008

A perfect title for this very emotional portrait, Lisa! an outstanding capture! #6169852

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic July 12, 2008

Thank you, Elizabeth and Cary, for your wonderful responses.
Smiles, Lisa♥ #6170425

Christina C. Moore July 18, 2008

I love your zoo photography. You have done an excellent job in capturing animal expression. Well done! #6195527

Marta Azevedo August 03, 2008

Awesome capture. Great pics you have in your gallery. #6266051

Patrick Campbell August 18, 2008

Love the emotion you captured in this image, Lisa. #6330868

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 19, 2008

I really appreciate you kind remarks! Thank you, Christina, Marta, and Patrick.
Many blessings, Lisa♥ #6331611

Carla Metzler August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist! I love this! #6344161

Jennifer L. Alder August 21, 2008

Those EYES!!! :)
Congrats on a wonderful finalist, Lisa ! #6344237

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 21, 2008

Big congratulations of your fantastic finalist! #6344259

Karen Engelbreth August 21, 2008

WTG - congratulations! #6344306

Janet McNeil level-classic August 21, 2008

Congratulations!!! #6344359

Alex T. Mizuno August 21, 2008

Such a sad looking macaque. Maybe he misses his home in Nagano, Japan. Very touching image Lisa! Congratulations on your Finalist!! #6345060

Jessica Jenney August 21, 2008

Congrat's Lisa on your stunning finalist! #6345275

Jim Baines August 21, 2008

Congratulations on this magnificent FINALIST, Lisa! #6345312

Stephanie Frey August 21, 2008

Congratulations on your wonderful Finalist, Lisa! #6345783

Erica Murphy level-deluxe August 21, 2008

Congratulations on this excellent finalist Lisa! #6347497

Anne M. Young level-addict August 21, 2008

Congratulations - looks a winner to me! #6347693

Debra R. Harder August 21, 2008

This is SPECTACULAR, Lisa!! BIG CONGRATS on a well-deserved finalist! Deb #6347714

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 21, 2008

HUGE Congrats and best of luck in the next round!

TOO CUTE! #6347740

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 21, 2008

What a great surprise!
Just returned from a brief trip to find the good news of this finalist.
Thank you ALL for your wonderful support!
Blessings, Lisa♥ #6348027

Cora Miller level-addict August 22, 2008

The emotional impact of this image is soul stirring, Lisa. Your title and post processing are spot on. Congratulations and best of luck for the next round. #6348389

Renee Doyle level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful finalist Lisa! #6348515

Brett Dolsen August 22, 2008

Congratulations and good luck with this awesome wildlife capture Lisa!!Brett #6348571

Kathleen Rinker August 22, 2008

Congrats on this fantastic finalist Lisa!! #6350043

Terry L. Ellis level-classic August 22, 2008

A moving finalist, Lisa! Congratulations, again! #6350451

Susan Fox August 22, 2008

Congratulations Lisa! #6350654

Sylvia Rossler August 22, 2008

Huge Congraz on your wonderful finalist Lisa :o) #6350737

Elida Gutierrez August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your Finalist.


Margaret R. Barry level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Lisa! #6351658

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 22, 2008

Another WOOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOOO!!!!! Congratulations on this fantastic finalist, Lisa!!!!! :-) ♫ k #6351909

Mitch Spence level-classic August 22, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa. It's beautiful. #6351947

Eivor Kuchta August 22, 2008

Congratulations on your finalist, Lisa! #6352394

Wendy Moghadam August 22, 2008

Another stunning image! Congratulations on your finalist #6353448

Ken Smith level-classic August 22, 2008

Congrats, Lisa. I remember this shot. Very cool! #6353624

M.Christine Duncan August 23, 2008

I knew I'd see this as a finalist Lisa!!! Congrats m'dear... powerful image :-) #6354491

Judy V. Kennamer level-classic August 23, 2008

Gorgeous Lisa!!! Congrats! #6354881

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 23, 2008

What a face and expression you have captured, Lisa...Congratulations on your finalist!!! #6355488

Colleen Farrell August 23, 2008

WTG, Lisa!! Big congratulations on your amazing finalist! #6356870

MELODIE C. ROBERTS August 23, 2008

I wonder what she thinks of us?
Excellent Lisa #6357318

Renata Gusciora August 23, 2008

Big congratulations on this superb finalist,Lisa!!! #6357922

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 24, 2008

Your wonderful comments leave me smiling!
Thanks to each of you!
Blessings, Lisa #6358476

Anita Hogue August 24, 2008

Congratulations on this wonderful capture, Lisa! #6359256

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 24, 2008

Congratulations on this most beautiful image of this sad looking guy. Excellent colors and details. Good luck in the next round. #6360766

A P August 25, 2008

CONGRATULATION on this wonderful winner, Lisa #6364957

Vicki L. Filippin August 25, 2008

Super congrats on your win, Lisa! I've loved this image since you first put it up.
WTG! #6364961

Kimi A. Phillips August 25, 2008

BIG CONGRATS!!:) #6365003

Dominick M. Dimacale level-addict August 25, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your Win.

Dominick #6365025

David Phalen August 25, 2008

BIG Congrats on a well deserved Winner!! #6365121

BILL BRELSFORD level-classic August 25, 2008


Jessica Jenney August 25, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa on your stunning win! #6365235

M.Christine Duncan August 25, 2008

Lisa... I knew it!!!! Y-A-Y girl!!! I'm humbled to find myself in such talented and skilled company m'dear! Congratulations... an incredible image indeed! #6365255

Sylvia Rossler August 25, 2008

Big congrats on your beautiful winner Lisa :O) #6365367

Stephanie Frey August 25, 2008

Congrats on your beautiful win, Lisa! #6365379

Carolyn M. Fletcher level-deluxe August 25, 2008

I knew this was a winner first time I saw it. Congrats! #6365430

Ulysses A. Villamin August 25, 2008

Gratz on the WIN, Lisa!!!! #6365583

Donna La Mattino Pagakis level-deluxe August 25, 2008

A super winning image Lisa, I'm so happy for you!!! Congratulations! #6365704

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna August 25, 2008

WOOOOOOOOOHOOOOOOO!!!!! Huge congratulation on you win, Lisa!!!!! ♫ k #6365819

Tammy Espino August 25, 2008

Congrats Lisa :) #6365825

Colleen Farrell August 25, 2008

WTG, Lisa!! Congratulations on your win! #6365954

Daniella Puente August 25, 2008

Dear Lisa many hugs and big congrats on this touching and excellent winner...you deserves it!!!!!!! #6366026

Anita Hogue August 25, 2008

Outstanding win, Lisa! Congratulations! #6366291

Claudia Kuhn level-classic August 25, 2008

Wonderful Lisa, congratulations!! #6366353

Elida Gutierrez August 25, 2008


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"July Winners"


Ken Smith level-classic August 25, 2008

No surprise here, Lisa. Congrats to you!! #6366379

Lynne Morris level-classic August 25, 2008

Huge Congratulations on this wonderful winner Lisa. #6366388

Sandy Hawkins August 25, 2008

Congratulations on this amazing winning image, Lisa! #6366415

Vladan D. Djordjevic August 25, 2008

Congratulations on your win! #6366457

Wendy Stevenson August 25, 2008

Stunning capture and perfect title! Congratulations Lisa! #6366908

Susan Fox August 25, 2008

Congrats on your win Lisa!!!!!! #6367000

Debra R. Harder August 25, 2008


KARU WIJESUNDARA. A.N.P.A.S. August 25, 2008


KARU. #6367195

Murry Grigsby August 25, 2008

Congrats on your super image and win Lisa!! #6367236

Murry Grigsby August 25, 2008

Congrats on your super image and win Lisa!! #6367238

Skyy McKendry August 25, 2008

I'm just so in love with this! Your title is right-on. It's definitely haunting. Just so full of emotion. I've spent the last 6 years of my life doing service work with animals. Without these wonderful beings I honestly wouldn't want to be alive.

Congratulations! #6367240

Nancy L. Green level-classic August 25, 2008

HUGE CONGRATULATIONS on this wonderfula nd very well deserved winner Lisa, WTG!!!! <>< #6367447

Sue Marshall August 25, 2008

Big congrats to you Lisa on your wonderful Win!! :-) #6367461

Eugenio Diaz August 25, 2008

Congratulations on your well deserved Winner!!!! #6367496

Sam Britt August 25, 2008

Congratulations on this Second Place Winner, Lisa! #6367504

Wendy Moghadam August 25, 2008

I knew I'd be back on this one to congratulate you on this stunner :) #6367526

ROLAN NARMAN August 25, 2008

Congratulations Lisa! Excellent capture! Well deserved! #6367755

Debbra Bailey level-deluxe August 25, 2008

Lisa, COngratulations!!! Beautiful! #6367934

Steve M. Harrington August 25, 2008

Way to go, Lisa! :)
Steve #6368080

Jean-Pierre Ducondi level-classic August 25, 2008

Big congrats Lisa. So well deserved.
JP #6368140

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic August 25, 2008

You guys are wonderful!!!
Thanks for your smile-inducing words of support.
And thanks to the judges, too, for noticing this image.
Big smiles, Lisa♥ #6368162

Michael Umbreit August 25, 2008

Lisa - Congratulations!!! - Mike #6368183

frank w. degenhardt level-classic August 25, 2008

Lisa- Good evening my friend. This is such a moving picture wonderfully done with your fabulous talent. Am glad to see it got in the winner's circle and you took home the gold.
Congratulations. #6368299

Bill Knaps August 25, 2008

Congratulations on your well deserved winner Lisa. Bill #6368362

Alex T. Mizuno August 25, 2008

BIG CONGRATULATIONS Lisa! You've done an excellent work again!! #6368491

Chris Henning August 25, 2008

Gorgeous, huge congrats! #6368520

Teresa Burnett level-deluxe August 25, 2008

Huge congratulations Lisa on this wonderful and well deserved WINNER!! #6368544

Graeme yew Chow August 25, 2008

Congratulation on your super win, Lisa. #6368680

Cora Miller level-addict August 26, 2008

Congratulations on your win, Lisa. #6368833

Renee Doyle level-classic August 26, 2008

Big congratulations Lisa on this beautiful winner!!! #6368842

Mary K. Robison August 26, 2008

One of your best portraits ever, Lisa, and fully deserving of its winner status!
A huge CONGRATULATIONS to you! #6368890

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 26, 2008

Congratulations, Kathy, on your fabulous winner...so glad to see this here! #6369420

Laurie Daily level-deluxe August 26, 2008

Lisa...you know who I mean...rushing through these waaaay too fast before I fly to work!!! #6369422

Amanda Chapman August 26, 2008

Congrats on your win!!!!!!! #6369660

Dennis Gay August 26, 2008

G'day Lisa,

SEE?????????? I told you it was good!!!!!

A very big Aussie WELL DONE! Such a haunting image.

Dennis #6370114

Kathleen Rinker August 26, 2008

Congratulations on your win Lisa!! #6370138

Cyn Valentine level-classic August 26, 2008

Congratulations on this outstanding winner Lisa!! #6370141

Liz blahh August 26, 2008

Congrats! #6371222

Erin Appelbaum August 26, 2008

Congrats on your win Lisa. Peter #6371363

Jennifer L. Alder August 26, 2008

Big congrats, Lisa, on this super winning image :) #6372016

Colette M. Metcalf August 26, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa!!! #6372652

Michael G. Marshall August 26, 2008

Congratulations on your outstanding winning image Lisa! It's exquisite! Michael #6372806

Gail Vitikacs level-classic August 26, 2008

Amazing in so many ways....glad to see this with the gold! #6372959

Cindy Bendush level-classic August 26, 2008

Congratulations on this fabulous winner Lisa! Magnificant! #6373507

Nemil B. Chabebe August 26, 2008

Congratulations! #6373588

Stephen Zacker August 27, 2008

Super moment you captured. Congratulations #6374857

Deborah C. Lewinson level-addict August 27, 2008

Hearty congrats, Lisa, on your win for this awesome capture!!!

Debby #6375388

Bojan Bencic level-classic August 27, 2008

Congratulations on your winner, Lisa. #6377077

Gena L. Talbot August 27, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on such an FANTASTIC Image! I really love how you captured this image! Great work :) #6377552

Datha Y. Thompson August 27, 2008

Congratulations Lisa!! Amazing capture!! WOW :0) #6377909

Joerg Schlagheck August 27, 2008

Congratulations, Lisa! Excellent image, well deserved winner! I drove through Buffalo twice today..LOL! #6378043

Linda M. Brown August 27, 2008

OMG Your photo is amazing. It breaks my heart. #6378145

Gerda Grice level-deluxe August 27, 2008

Haunting is right! Wow, what an absolutely magnificent animal photo, Lisa! Many congratulations on your hugely deserved win for this hauntingly beautiful image! #6378839

Chris Henning August 27, 2008

Hi Lisa,
I just had the joy of viewing your gallery and you have some of the most amazing images I've ever seen! I couldn't pick a fav photo so your a fav photog! This is superb! Huge congrats on your win:)

Philippe Vieux-Jeanton August 27, 2008

A great winner.. Big congratulations, Lisa!!! #6378959

Karen Bacon August 30, 2008

Perfect title for this outstanding winer! Congrats Lisa! #6387927

anonymous August 31, 2008

Congratulations Lisa on your outstanding win! B- #6391085

Nancy (Peaches) Harker August 31, 2008

Huge congrats on your FANTASTIC win! WTG girl! #6391625

Joan Kocak September 01, 2008

oh my, what an image! Congrats Lisa, this is amazing- #6396778

Stefania Barbier level-addict September 02, 2008

congratulations for your winner!!!!! #6398555

Nick Lagos September 18, 2008

An amazing image Lisa...you really nailed this...easy to see why this won too...big big congrats on such first class work #6470096

Usman M. Bajwa level-classic November 14, 2008


UB. #6753536

Gary Enloe February 10, 2012

Fantastic capture Lisa. Great comp and colors. CONGRATS on being a winner. Well deserved #9975576

Lisa J. Boulden level-classic February 10, 2012

Thanks, Gary!
Always nice to get a kind comment on an old favorite.
Blessings, Lisa♥ #9975892

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