- valy67 (9219)
- [2006-06-22 5:24]
Hi Jan ! What a fantastic capture ! I would say that it is technically perfect : sharpness, details, colors, composition, POV, DOF and BG... Wondeful ! The best hyena shot I ever saw ! But I wouldn't want to go too close to this one, looks quite angry and dangerous, and all these wounds and scars on his face... terrific ! Very well done !
- liquidsunshine (5437)
- [2006-06-22 5:58]
Excellent capture Jan,
Good clear detail, strong colours and very sharp. exposure and lighting are good. Good POV and composition.
Well framed and very good notes to accompany the image.
Thanks for posting, enjoy the rest of the week
- pvs (14464)
- [2006-06-22 6:06]
A very good capture of this angry posing hyena,very sharp picture,no nits on this one,TFS,
- soccer (2557)
- [2006-06-22 6:13]
Your note's heading says that it is a Brown Hyena and it is in fact a spotted Hyena. the Portrait is well composed with the tight crop. Great POV, Sharpness, DOF, BG and the Lighting here is great too. Warm, soft Lighting with no shadows always make good wildlfe pics in the African bush. TFS,
- marhowie (486)
- [2006-06-22 9:54]
Very nice portrait Jan, with the face and eyes very clear and sharp..Excellent color, exposure and framing in this closeup as well.
- Anton (595)
- [2006-06-22 11:41]
Hello Jan Hendrik,
Lovely shot with gorgeous colour tones. Details and composition are excellent. Very easy on the eye. Clarity and sharpness are spot on. Lovely work.
- horia (16656)
- [2006-06-22 11:52]
Realy great shot! Very, very good on every aspect: detail, colors, contrast, POV...all of them.
TFS and bravo again
- marmottelolo (14697)
- [2006-06-22 12:09]
la hyene n'est pas belle mais la photo est de tres bonne qualité.
- Fisher (8915)
- [2006-06-22 12:10]
Beautiful portrait and well done on the composition and details. TFS!!!
- Pictures_Collec (509)
- [2006-06-22 13:27]
Doesn't smile a lot your Hyena....
Superb shot. TFS.
- wkshelton (5492)
- [2006-06-22 18:11]
Hello Jan, excllent details, Bg, POV, Details are sharp.Perfect Capture, TFS Kyle
- loot (11276)
- [2006-06-23 0:29]
Hello Jan Hendrik
Amper sê ek woef, maar die dier is mos nader aan 'n kat as aan 'n hond.
A great in your face capture of this very miss understood mammal. They are quite lovely animals (although many might not agree with me) and have such interesting behaviour and habits. Many people believe them to be just scavengers, but the truth is that they are better hunters than lions and lions steal far more food prey from them than the other way around.
Your composition is great and I love the close crop. It had to be real close to get this kind of shot considering the bad lighting conditions you still had so early in the morning. The colours are lovely and natural and the details are tack sharp. It looks like it had a broken eyebrow at some stage as the left side of the head (right side on the photo) runs at a rather peculiar angle. The BG is stunning (that is very indicative of such a short focal length) and the exposure was spot-on.
Very well done and TFS.
- TAZ (10926)
- [2006-06-23 2:20]
Wow ! What an impressive Hyena that you have very well captured ! I don't like how it looks at me ;-) Colors, exposure, DOF and sharpness are very good. I also appreciate the complementary note... Congratulations Jan and thanks for sharing.
- coasties (28054)
- [2006-06-23 6:46]
Excellent shot. Nicely composed with good exposure, POV and depth of colour. Sharpness and clarity are spot on. Nice work. :-)
- liziafa (1231)
- [2006-06-23 9:00]
Wonderful POV and great details.
Very well done!
- OzBY (1355)
- [2006-06-23 11:58]
Great picture (and frightening) of this Hyena.
- aido (4046)
- [2006-06-24 19:08]
Great portrait! Superb detail and excellent DOF to have focus on the eye and keep the snout in focus also. Nicely framed, excellent light and colours. Great work.
- PDP (11769)
- [2006-06-26 7:55]
Hi Jan, they haven't got the most attractive of faces have they and that's not a welcoming grin either!
Nice portrait, good light and details - well done.
LOL, such amazing detail about the genitalia!
This is an awesome photo with spectacular detail. I believe the hyena has some dental caries in the lower incisors, he needs to see a dentist! Great DOF and POV.
- Alex_Strugariu (649)
- [2006-07-29 4:52]
Man...a truely great photo.
The hyena looks very evil and frightening!
Splendid artistic work.
No sense in saying what`s good about it.
All the best and TFS
- Photobones (155)
- [2006-08-09 22:33]
Scrappy little fella. I guess you have to be in that environment! Yowza! (Great pic.)
- Janice (18832)
- [2006-08-12 4:20]
He looks so real Jan-Hendrik! What a tough character he is, and I like how he is looking right at you. Good shot, well done,
- CTP (2726)
- [2006-08-19 23:54]
Excellent Hyena portrait.
I like your pov,dof,focus,sharpness,pose,colors,blurred bg,note and frame.TFS
- metcher (4284)
- [2006-08-20 14:49]
Excellent hyena portrait. Well composed, sharp and good details. Nice BG.
- extramundi (13178)
- [2006-12-24 6:58]
This is beautifully captured. The lighting, colours and details are impressing. Very nice eye contact and pose too, looks almost as a studio shot. Althogh this is a "terrible" beast you have captured somehow a cute expression :)
As you say in your profile you are very lucky to have access to such natural resources.
You have a very nice gallery too, TN has become so big that is difficult to see posts from all members.
Best regards, Felipe.
- vanderschelden (30441)
- [2006-12-25 12:50]
Jan Hendrik hi;..
A great shot...
What an animal...the devil and not in disguise this time!
- wuta (2142)
- [2006-12-25 13:21]
Hello Jan , Fantastic portret photo , nice pose details colours very good pov ,and framing ,tfs Merry Crismas And Happy New Year , for you and youre family . Greetings Teunie .
- RII (2862)
- [2007-02-28 17:44]
Magnific portrait, great color sharpness and fine details,your note is excellent, great work.
- tinman (2663)
- [2007-05-11 3:18]
a super catcha nd what an ugle girlfriend to have......
best shot of a hyena i have seen!