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Spotted Hyena

Spotted Hyena
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Copyright: Srikumar Balial (Hotelcalifornia) Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1519 W: 24 N: 2225] (14408)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2018
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Nikon D5200, Tamron SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Kruger National Park Through My Eyes [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2019-04-19 12:38
Viewed: 646
Points: 16
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
Spotted Hyena (Crocuta crocuta)

I have captured this 'Spotted Hyena' early in the morning at the time of Sunrise at Kruger National Park, during our self-driven morning game drive. Light was totally opposite side, so I used flash (reducing light). It was a rainy night, so you see the wet body of this Hyena,as well as rain droplets on the grasses.
Kruger - a beautiful place for Wildlife.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2019-04-19 12:43]

Hi Srikumar,the pic is a bit dark but i can see well the wet body of the Hyena after the rain. Lovely face to face taken in a difficult light,but the result is excellent. Happy Easter and thanks for share,Luciano

Ciao Srikumar, great capture of superb creature, wonderful natural colors, splendid sharpness and fine details, ciao Silvio

Great sharpness and good details Sri
i like howe he looks to you
gr lou

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2019-04-20 3:50]

Hello Srikumar,
Very beautiful photo of this Hyena in a nice atmosphere. Excellent sharpness and details. Impressive frontal pose.
Have a nice weekend,

Hello Srikumar

Very beautiful shot of this African wild animal,
great frontal POV to have his expressive glance on you,
great focus, sharpness, and details, beautiful catch-light, TFS


Hello Srikumar,
Nice details, colors and focus. Despite that it was a rainy day the quality of the image is amazing.

Hi Srikumar,

You have captured well the eye contact. The point of view is showing the details of the Sptted Hyena. The light is giving good rendering of the colors. Have a nice day.


Hi Sri,
Excellent capture, great eye contact with the "model" who's framed, at least from above, by the mesmerizing sunrise lights. A real African wildlife photo, wonderful!
Kind regards from Ireland, László

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