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Waiting for mum


Waiting for mum
Photo Information
Copyright: Vivian Droog (viv) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 292 W: 3 N: 653] (3317)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-10-16
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Konika Minolta Dynax 7D, Sigma 170-500mm f/5-6.3 AF APO Ultra DG, Soligor UV
Exposure: f/6.7, 1/125 seconds
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2009-03-04 10:35
Viewed: 4099
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Here another cute upload.
May be you have read it earlier but this was on our way to Skukuza for having breakfeast and we did not see this baby. It was on our way back just laying next to the road with its brother or sister. How could we missed it the first time.
But anyway it is so wonderfull to see this. You almost would go out of the car to give them a pat on the back.
But in the Krugerpark we are in prison in our car.

Spotted hyena
Vital Statistics

Latin Name : Crocuta Crocuta
Weight (Female) : 56 - 80 kg
Weight (Male) : 46 - 79 kg
Length (Female) : 1,5 m
Length (Male) : 1,5 m
Gestation Period : 3,5 months
No of Young : 2 (1 - 4)
Sexual Maturity : 2 - 3 years
Birth Weight : 1,5 kg
Order : Carnivora
Family : Hyaenidae
Running Speed : 60 km/h
Breeding : 1 - 4 young are born anytime during the year (with a peak in late summer) after a gestation period of ± 3 months.

Description
Has 4 toes on the fore- and hind-feet, each with a short, heavy claw. The heavy built of the forequarters is reflected in size of the front feet, which are larger than the hind. The adult Spotted Hyaena is larger than the adult Brown Hyaena.

Spoor Description
Has 4 toes on the fore- and hind-feet, each with a short, heavy claw. The heavy built of the forequarters is reflected in size of the front feet, which are larger than the hind. The adult Spotted Hyaena is larger than the adult Brown Hyaena.

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5136 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2009-03-04 10:58]

Hallo Vivian,
Dat is inderdaad geluk om zoiets vlak naast de weg aan te treffen. Prachtige foto genomen vanuit een schitterend laag standpunt. De frontale pose is erg mooi. Hij is wel erg alert met z´n gespitste oortjes. Uitstekende scherpte en mooie natuurlijke kleuren met een goede diepte in de foto.
Groet,
Peter

indeed cute, TFS Ori

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  • elif Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 164 W: 0 N: 101] (466)
  • [2009-03-04 11:56]

hello Vivian,
İt is very cute:)
well done
Elif

Hello Vivian,
a wonderful portrait of a baby Spotted Hyena taken from an excellent low POV with superb sharpness and fine detail, i like the pleasant posture and the eye contact,
very well composed.
TFS.
Best regards.
Maurizio

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2009-03-04 12:55]

Hi Vivian. I use to have a Minolta and looking at you first class close up of this Spotted hyena make me wonder i changed to Cannon. You have taken this cute pose with sharp focusing and fine detail. with natural colours. well done TFS.
Nick..

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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-03-04 13:44]

Hello Vivian !
Usually the Hyaenas are not so beautiful, but this one, on your picture, looks very cute. I love her dreamy expression and her amused "smile". Excellent details, great pose, nice natural colors, wonderful composition and POV. Very well done !
Valérie.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 227 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2009-03-04 18:50]

Vivian,

Great spot. Rich color details in the fur. I wouldn't have wanted to be there is momma came by.

TFS
Scott

hello Vivian
splendid pose, very good near plan, enjoyable,
very good photo
best regards
Nasos

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