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Young Hyena

Young Hyena
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Copyright: Sheriff Wilbury (soccer) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 587 W: 0 N: 655] (2557)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2009-12-15
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 20D, Sigma 50-500 F/4-6.3 EX HSM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-07-04 5:07
Viewed: 4525
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Driving around the Kruger Park one very hot summer afternoon, we were heading back to camp and on our way, we came across a family of Hyenas that had a den close to the road. The sunlight was still very good at about 6pm. I saw 3 young Hyenas that were seated close together. I waited a while and the one in the middle kept looking at the camera with interest......

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2011-07-04 5:17]

Hi Sheriff,
Great photo from your achive.
Taken from an excellent low frontal POV in very beautiful warm colours. Very sharp detailed. Beautiful blurred BG.

Hi Seriff,

Absolutely love this low afternoon warm light which lends to the lovely rich colours you have captured here Bravo!, very nice pose of this young Hyena, good detailed sharpness, fabulous composition and well done my friend,
Best regards,


Lovely image .. i like the tone in this image created by the lighting of a hot summer african afternoon. The sharpness is amazing... the eye contact with catch light is special

Hello Sheriff,
Lovely point of view you have chosen here and wonderful capture taken in warm light with good details and natural colours, great sparkly eye contact with this Young Hyena, A lovely image,
Thanks for sharing and have a evening,
Best Regard

Hallo Sheriff,
what a fantastic portrait of this young Hyena taken from an excellent frontal point of view with very good sharpness and marvellous warm colours, a very good visual impact with an intense eye contact
Best regards

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2011-07-04 12:51]

Hello Sheriff.
Great capture of this beautiful Young Hyena.Good detail and great POV. Nicely exposed. Well composed.Very good colours & Well captured.Best regards Siggi

Very beautiful capture.Excellent POV,details,composition and note.

Hello Sheriff,

A fine portrait of this little fellow!
The expression is well recorded, and I notice the friendly dark eyes...
Pin sharp details in this lovely little animal!

Pablo -

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  • foozi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2791 W: 0 N: 6696] (25839)
  • [2011-07-05 0:47]

Hello Sheriff,
very sharp expression of this hyena. Exciting light and the details are excellent.
The shallow depth really gives a good effect. The blurry background too also present a good effect.
well composed shot.


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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2011-07-05 6:21]

Hi Sheriff,
Very good portrait of this young Hyena ..
Nice natural colours and good focus.
Best wishes,

Ciao Sheriff. Razor details and sharp with fantastic warm colours/light. Great portrait.


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  • iti Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 577 W: 0 N: 650] (7939)
  • [2011-07-05 11:52]

Hi Sheriff,
Very nice portrait of a young hyena.Good the eye's contact.
Gorgeous warm light and colours.
Regards Jiri.

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  • ABON Silver Note Writer [C: 2 W: 0 N: 17] (104)
  • [2011-07-05 12:49]

Hi Sheriff,

The soft light is amazing on this beautifull animal,great eye contact. Great shot!

Hello Sheriff,
very good capture of this young Hyena with a well chosen POV and a nice pose. Great eye contact, fine light and beautiful warm colours. Thanks for sharing.
Best wishes,

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2011-07-06 13:18]

Hello Sheriff,
A wonder5ful image of this cute little Hyena. He looks so contented just watching you and probably wondering what you are doing. Good detail, excellent eye contact and nice soft lighting makes this an attractive photo indeed! Great work!!

Hi Sherrif,
This lovely portrait is simply fantastic!
The young yena is very beautiful.
Good Composition and excellent sharpness.
The light is very nice.
Thanks for sharing

Beautiful photo of an interesting species! The sharpness is impressive. Wonderful colours too.

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3396 W: 172 N: 3310] (10940)
  • [2011-07-07 9:57]

Hello Sheriff,
A superb close-up of this youngster in a fine pose! It looks very cute in the bright sun-ligt. Excellent sharpness and natural colours and I like the tight framing.
TFS and best regards, Ulla

Hi Sheriff,
What a classical shot with such depth, well captured.

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