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Comments on this portfolio:

Lawrence Paiken , February 28, 2008; 10:57 P.M.

Superb wildlife portfolio. The gorilla photographs are so real. These are such magnificent species. Well done.

Lawrence Paiken , March 18, 2008; 02:13 P.M.

Hi Steve. Thanks for the kind words on my "Pencil Points" photograph.

Tony Hadley , August 25, 2008; 01:53 P.M.

A varied and beautiful portfolio from a World traveler.

Mary Dale , September 06, 2008; 05:33 P.M.

Thank you for taking a look at my photo of the Meercat, also thank you for telling me how to spell it. Regards Mary

Michael Hultström , September 07, 2008; 09:53 A.M.


Thank you for your gracious comment on my cheeta, I must say that your portfolio is very impressive. You must have made quite a few trips. The gorilla pictures are very good and lively, I brought the wrong lenses for gorillas, a 35mm f/2.0 and a 300mm f/2.8 (I had a 75-300, but it gave up some days before).


Bryan & Ann , September 22, 2008; 05:03 P.M.

Hey Steve, thanks for the comment on my photo. I just looked through your portfolio and really enjoyed your shots. Seeing the gorilla's must have been quiet an experience!

Ionel Stoica , September 26, 2008; 12:36 P.M.

Very beautiful and interesting works, Steve!!!

Tom Coleman , October 08, 2008; 05:16 P.M.

Your critique and your photos

Thanks for your kind words about my egret from beneath. Looking at YOUR wonderful shots, I am flattered.

Jordan Ho , November 07, 2008; 06:30 P.M.


HI Steve . wonderful porfolio you got them all I 'm special like GORILLA folder how wonderful place in the world . that place is my wish list now . enjoy & share

Sinh Nhut Nguyen , November 09, 2008; 04:12 P.M.

Hi Steve

Thank you for commenting and rating on my images. You have a very nice porfolio. I really like your Africa Safari folder. The leopard and the fish eagle shots are awesome.

Ahmet Gurses , November 15, 2008; 09:22 P.M.

.... thank you for your visit and comment ... regards from Nicosia - Cyprus ...

Giangiorgio Crisponi , November 16, 2008; 04:14 P.M.


congratulations Steve for your stunning portfolio rich of very fine wildlife photos, I like in particular the serie of bird image, you have a good photographic eye, good the composition and the colours of yours photos, I will return to see your new entries, ciao Giangiorgio

Richard Cox , December 02, 2008; 05:51 A.M.

Thanks for sharing your magnificent worldwide photos. I enjoyed them all..... except the bobcat poop. :-) Beautifully captured.

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 03, 2008; 05:21 P.M.

Congratulations on a portofolio FULL of special captures. I love your sense of humour and I will gladly share a bottle of red wine with you that my doctor also advised me to drink and thank you very much for your comment. I posted the crop that you suggested under your comment. See if you like it.(your advice is always valuable). Warm regards, Dimitris.

El Porte-Bonheur , December 21, 2008; 01:15 P.M.

wishing you and your family a very happy and prosperous 2009. May the new year brings you all success, happiness and peace. Many Greetings and Warm Regards, El

George Bruckner , December 21, 2008; 02:37 P.M.

I would like to say thank you for the critiques and ratings you have given to my images over year(s). I wish you and your family best of health and may you find a fulfilling photographic adventures in the 2009. Take Care, George Bruckner

Mike O'Day , December 24, 2008; 09:03 A.M.

Seasons greetings Steve

Wishing you and yours a safe and happy holiday season and all the best for 2009.

Kind regards, Mike

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 24, 2008; 05:30 P.M.

Dear Steve..

Merry Christmas and a happy new year!

May Light and Love follow you everywhere!! Warm regards, Dimitris.

Theodore Mattas , January 27, 2009; 02:21 A.M.

Hello Steve....a lot of places dispalyed on your portfolio (such as Yellowstone N.P., Botswana and Rwanda) are future targets for my wildlife photographic work! I particularly like your gorilla photos, and although you commented in your bio that you are novice...I find a lot of your shots to be in a quite much higher level than a novice's one. Thank you for your "visit" on my zebra shot, regards, Teo

Konstantinos Arvanitopoulos , January 30, 2009; 05:20 A.M.

Hi Steve,

You have many marvelous images in your portfolio, great work! Thanks for commenting my Tarangire NP photo. Happy clickings! Regards, Kon

Wei Xu , January 30, 2009; 11:37 P.M.

Hi Steve,

You have a great portfolio here. Congratulations and thanks for sharing. Best regards, Wei

paolo capelli , February 02, 2009; 06:59 A.M.

hello Steve! fisrt of all thanks for you comment on my Antelope canyon's picture: I really don't know if is upper or lower.. I took this shot during the 'photographers tour' on mid day with the navajos.. congratulations for your entire portfolio, especially for Yellowstone/Teton picture.. the Yellowstone Area is the best place I've ever seen in my life!! regards from Italy


Ioan Alexandru Chiru , February 06, 2009; 04:09 P.M.

Hi !

Very nice nature photos and great colours, congratulations ! Alex.

A.K. Sircar , February 17, 2009; 12:32 A.M.


Steve, thank you very much for making a comment on one of my image, which gave me a chance to view your beautiful portfolio. I like the varied subjects of your photography and technical excellence. Best wishes from India.

Goran Anastasovski , February 17, 2009; 03:56 A.M.

Hi Steve

Wonderful portfolio. Bravo

Ilkka Kallio , February 17, 2009; 11:53 P.M.

Hi Steve!

Thank you for your visit and comment. You have beautiful portfolio! Best regards from Finland, Ilkka

Ahmet Gurses , February 18, 2009; 03:48 A.M.

... thank you very much dear Steve for your visit ... regards from Cyprus ...

Lawrence Paiken , February 19, 2009; 04:47 P.M.

Thanks for your time and comment on my "the look" shot, Steve. Greatly appreciated.

Roxana Chiru , February 24, 2009; 08:33 A.M.

Interesting portfolio with great shoots, congratulations ! nice pictures with birds, I love Hawaii section Roxana

Steven Carlson , March 06, 2009; 04:48 P.M.

Thank you for the input on "flight" Steve, It will help me allot in the future

Joseph James , March 13, 2009; 05:16 P.M.

Great Portfolio!

Hi Steve,

I came over to thank you for the nice comment on my Snoy Egret photo a couple fo weeks ago and discovered a great portfolio. I especially love your Yellowstone and Osprey photos and will definitely stop by again to see what's new. Thanks again and best wishes.

Steve Shinn , March 24, 2009; 12:13 P.M.


Thank you all for your kind comments. I look forward to your thoughts on my images.

Marlo Reyes , May 10, 2009; 09:25 P.M.

Thank you.

Hi Steve, Thank you very much for your positive comments.Best regards and thank you for posting your wonderful bird photography.

Patsy Dunn , July 11, 2009; 07:07 A.M.

Steve, You have one of the most magicial portfolio's that I have seen. You have such a variety of pictures. Very gifted talented photographer. I really like your bobcat and bird photo's. Just keep on sharing with the rest of the world. Thank you very much for your kind words of encourgement. Regards, Patsy

Alf Bailey , October 06, 2009; 05:47 P.M.

Hi Steve

I started looking at your portfolio because I was intrigued and amazed at your dragonfly photo's ( I have to add at this juncture that I noted your comment about the 3 / 3 rating that someone posted, and I'm inclined to think that this person can't possibly be sharing the same planet as the rest of us, but as you say, maybe they just don't like dragonflys), after looking at the rest of your portfolio I have to say I feel privelidged to have shared your own first hand experience of the variety of fantastic creatures. both great & small. Truly inspirational work Steve, keep it going! Kind Regards


Carlos Guaimare , December 18, 2009; 12:47 P.M.

Hi Steve! Thanks a lot for your comments and advice on my picture. You are right and I am going to do what you told me. Thanks! Thanks again and again, By the way. You are a master. Your portfolio is great

ML M , December 23, 2009; 05:47 P.M.


I find anytime that I see your name the accompanying photograph will be excellent, natural and beautifully presented. I look forward to many more from you next year. A Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year to you and your family... Mike

Mike O'Day , December 23, 2009; 11:21 P.M.

Seasons Greetings …


Wishing you and your family Steve a happy and safe holiday season and all the best for the year ahead.

Kind Regards,


Linh Dinh , December 24, 2009; 01:32 A.M.

Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas. May the new year brings you all success, happiness and peace. Many greetings and best regards, Linh Dinh

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 25, 2009; 04:09 A.M.

Dear Steve


Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season and a happy new year. Many and warm regards, Dimitris.

Keith Lancaster , December 25, 2009; 05:47 A.M.

Hi Steve

May I wish you and your family a Happy Xmas and an even Happier New Year...Kind Regards Keith

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2009; 03:27 P.M.


Un año mas en estas fechas tan especiales quiero desearte lo mejor para ti tus seres queridos, esperando que tus mejores deseos se hagan realidad. Gracias por tan bellos instantes que a traves de tus fotografias has compartido con todos nosotros y gracias por tu apoyo y tu tiempo.

Feliz Navidad y prospero 2010.

Un fuerte abrazo -Tolo Duran.

Alex Koutsalexis , January 01, 2010; 06:47 P.M.

I wish you the greatest photos for 2010. Ciao, Alx.

Theophilos G. , January 09, 2010; 10:31 P.M.


First of all I have to say thanx for comment on my photo and for your advice. I see you have a very big portfolio about wildlife. Nice work.. See ya !!!

Javed Rassi , February 13, 2010; 12:33 P.M.

Amazing Portfolio

Excellent collection of photographs of nature and wilderness, Keep shooting.

Grayham Allott , February 21, 2010; 10:48 P.M.

Hi Steve..... thanks for your comment on my Rhino image.... appreciate your time to visit. This Gorilla portfolio is outstanding.... some great images here - well done, and thanks for sharing. Regards

Grayham Allott , February 21, 2010; 11:04 P.M.

Steve..... a fabulous portfolio. I just love Africa and at times like this have a small twinge of nostalga and a quick flash of regret in having left.

Too many great images to comment on here, but will visit them individually (over time) and comment.

Yes, the dead elephants are a stark and shocking reminder of the "circle of life" and the fact that Man is a large contributor.


Isabelle Koninckx , March 03, 2010; 09:07 A.M.


Just spent ages admiring your work.

Excellent shots to be found in every folder.

Thank you for sharing !

Warm regards, from Brussels,


Tm J , March 12, 2010; 11:24 A.M.

Hi Steve, nice to meet you again this morning. I had to check out the HB you had mentioned and they are very lovely. I enjoy looking through your diverse portfolio but .. of course I enjoy the 'local birds' folder the most. :-)

Sreehari Sundararajan , April 05, 2010; 02:07 P.M.

Nice portfolio of wildlife steve.. I liked couple of pictures which are really stunning.. I always have special respect for wildlife shooters.. becoz for the dedicated efforts and risk they take to show one special moment of nature without manipulation is remarkable, should be recognized and rewarded...

Janine Linning , June 18, 2010; 11:51 P.M.

Your portfolio is just beautiful.  What a variety of shots.  Very interesting!

Deepak Sreedharan , September 19, 2010; 08:54 P.M.


Hi Steve, Thanks for the critique. I was just going through your portfolio. Man, Some of the photos are terrific. Loved the eagles, humming bird photos especially.. lot of details. Great. -deepak-

Bill J Boyd , September 25, 2010; 07:54 P.M.

Hi Steve,

Thanks for the comments and edit you made on my recent photo of the Greek Church.  I just need to get up to speed on this post-processing.  It is quite a learning curve for this old guy.  Any, I have found your portfolio, and it is a joy to look at.  I especially like the birds.  

Txema Bacaicoa , October 30, 2010; 10:04 A.M.


Impresionante galeria

Murali Palangat , November 04, 2010; 08:59 P.M.

Hi Steve

Thanks for your comments on my "turtle Island" picture. Yes, I do have CS4 and my post processing is done in CS4. I will enhance the brightness and contrast some more. It looks pretty good on my monitor though. I do feel that when I downsize the image for posting it looses some quality. Anyway, I will give it a shot.

You have a great portfolio. Envy your images but enjoy looking at them all the same! cheers, murali

Ron Coulter , November 05, 2010; 10:11 A.M.

Ron Coulter

Hi Steve EXCELLENT portfolio,just wish it was mine.Ron

Linda Davidson , November 16, 2010; 06:46 P.M.

Hi Steve,

I just had a wonderful time looking at your impressive portfolio. Your work is excellent. I especially like your birds. Best wishes, Linda

Russell Greaves , November 27, 2010; 10:47 P.M.

Steve very nice looks like you two had lot's of over their nice Portfolio.

Dominick Marino , December 01, 2010; 11:45 A.M.

Hi Steve,  You have a great diversified portfolio.  I've enjoyed viewing your art.  The mating Herons was interesting, I bet that took all of 2 seconds!  Aloha!

Annemarie van den Berg , December 07, 2010; 11:24 A.M.


What a great portfolio you have here! I loved spending time here looking at your shots! gr. Anne

Tom Wiggins , December 07, 2010; 07:58 P.M.

Steve:  Once again thank you for commenting on "Sea Legs" it brought me to your portfolio.  You have many excellent photo.  Tom

Sumon Mukherjee , December 21, 2010; 01:15 A.M.

Lots of thanks for the strong support and the encouragement you have given throughout the past year.


ML M , December 21, 2010; 06:25 P.M.


A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family... Mike

Taher Jarrahzadeh , December 22, 2010; 03:59 A.M.

Hi Steve

Thank you for your Comment.

Your Portfolio is Excellent .

Best Regards and Happy Holidays.

Pamela Franklin , December 27, 2010; 08:58 A.M.


Hope you have had a wonderful Christmas season and that the new year brings only magical light! Thank you for all the support and kindness you have shown me  ;)

Warmest regards, Pamela


Hamid Reza Farzandian , December 27, 2010; 05:11 P.M.


Thank you so much for your time, comments, support and very beneficial advices on my photos along the year 2010. Really appreciated. And i wish you of my heart a prosperous happy new year, full of joyful life and success.



Tolo Duran , January 01, 2011; 12:34 P.M.

Querido Amigo. Te deseo que pases una muy feliz Navidad en compañia de tus seres queridos y que el nuevo año que esta a punto de comenzar sea mejor que el anterior y puedas ver cumplidos tus mejores deseos.

Un afectuoso abrazo -Tolo Duran

A.K. Sircar , February 13, 2011; 10:02 A.M.

Steve, your comment on one of my recent image, made me curious  and visit your portfolio. You have added so many excellent images, after my last visit. I admire your choice of varied subjects and technical competence.  I find you are enjoying  your photography, more than before.Best wishes from India. I would like to visit more often to view your excellent shot.

Jerry Sundin , April 14, 2011; 04:51 P.M.

Hello Steve,

Don't know why I have never visited your portfolio before now.  Really very impressive, especially the birds.

Really excellent !!!


Mircea Costina , May 18, 2011; 10:26 P.M.

Hi Steve,

Very impressive portfolio! One of the best of Photonet! I like very much your bird’s shots. The Bob cats in the wild are amazing too. A very difficult species to photograph in the wild.  Keep up with your great work!

Kind regards,


Sandeep Nigam , August 28, 2011; 05:50 A.M.

Hi Steve

Thanks for your interest and comments on my photographs. Your collection of wild life is amazing. Some of the gorilla shots are so real, I found them scary. Birds are lovely. I have only lived in big cities, so I never had opportunity to shoot animals in their natural habitat. A rare art indeed.

Best wishes... Sandeep

CLIVE RAMSDEN , September 17, 2011; 08:36 A.M.

Your Portfolio is Excellent , VWD

Frank Sines , October 02, 2011; 02:54 P.M.

Hi Steve. Rainy day here on the right coast. Figured I would spend some time browsing your portfolio. Quite an amazing collection of photos, especially the wildlife shots, some of the best on the site. Great work and thanks for your comments, support and friendship. FS

Grayham Allott , December 12, 2011; 08:51 P.M.

Season's Greetings.....

Hi Steve............

With the Festive Season almost upon us, it is the time for me to thank you for your support during 2011. I have appreciated your visits and comments during this past year and I hope that 2012 brings us all good photographic fortune.

Thanks again for all your help. 

My best wishes to You and Yours…………..


Giangiorgio Crisponi , December 20, 2011; 03:01 P.M.

AUGURI !!!!!

Dear Steve, I want thank you for your support during this year, and wish you a Merry Christmas an and an Happy Holiday season and overall an happy new year 2012 with a wonderful light for yours photos, ciao Giangiorgio

ML M , December 22, 2011; 07:37 P.M.


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family... Mike


Gail Harmer , December 23, 2011; 06:57 P.M.

Dear Steve

Wishing you and 'yours' the very Best of the Christmas Season; Memories to Cherish; Family and Friends gathered in Good Cheer; Time to 'STOP' and 'JUST BREATHE'; and a New Year that speaks to you of days filled with Sunshine and Happiness; Good Health and Contentment; and just PERHAPS the 'glimmer of hope' for a World that could experience, if for just a little while, Peace and Harmony, for this tired Earth is in such desperate need of such a Blessing right now ! with sincerest Good Tidings, Gail

My sincere thanks for your encouragement and support during this past year, I have enjoyed your comments and of course your Portfolio is a 'true pleasure'!!!!

Linh Dinh , December 24, 2011; 11:50 A.M.

Dear Steve Shinn, wishing you and all your loved ones a very merry Christmas and the best New Year ever. I would like to take this opportunity and thank you for your tremendous support and encouragement during year 2011. Best regards, Linh Dinh


Yannik Hay , December 24, 2011; 03:26 P.M.


Sandeep Nigam , December 24, 2011; 10:59 P.M.


Thanks for support and encouraging words Steve. Wishing you and your family merry christmas and happy new year.

Best wishes... Sandeep

Dimitris Vasiliou , December 25, 2011; 06:32 A.M.


Dear Steve

Tolo Duran , December 25, 2011; 01:25 P.M.

Feliz navidad

Apreciado Amigo. Un año más en estas fechas tan entrañables quiero desearte una feliz Navidad a ti y a tus seres queridos, así como un año próximo lleno de inspiración, paz, amor, felicidad y puedas  ver como tus mejores deseos se hacen realidad.

Un fuerte abrazo - Tolo


kambiz babakhani , December 29, 2011; 11:36 P.M.

Dear Steve

Wish you all the best in 2012 my friend. Best regards Kam

Grayham Allott , February 18, 2012; 03:03 A.M.

Hi Steve...........

It has been far too long since I last visted your portfolio, and my absence has been my loss.

Your postings grow in stature my friend............ just stunning.

My hope for you, in 2012, is that you post more images in the Critique Forum to give me the opportunity to see your wonderful captures on a more regular basis.

Now I'm going to find some more "favourites" in your collection and comment accordingly.

Best regards

wobby slotboom , March 19, 2012; 07:36 P.M.


Steve, the bird pictures in your portfolio are just stunning.

the moments, the sharpness of the images are beautiful. Besides the Canon 7D for sure you have a very nice variety of lenses. I, myself, am only an amateur and spending quite some time with similar birds and understanding their habits, fights, and trying to capture it, but it is still  f a r away from what I see in your portfolio, and I cannot complain about the lack of my hardware.

Sincere congratulations. If I ever succeed to make a picture of the birds I am following,  worth showing you, I´ll let you know...................


Wobby Slotboom



Brooke B , June 06, 2012; 11:39 A.M.

Your work is simply beautiful!

DL Anderson , June 29, 2012; 07:33 P.M.


I just finished up a wonderful tour through your portfolio. Your wildlife photos are inspirational. About six hundred miles north of you on I-5, I am beginning my own work on a pair of White-Tail's that have taken up residency on my ranchette, along with a pair of Swenson Hawks, and a very elusive Barn Owl couple. Your work with birds is superb! I will visit again.

Michelle Hunt , September 19, 2012; 02:04 P.M.


These are some awesome images, Steve! Thanks for sharing

Mike O'Day , December 24, 2012; 07:57 P.M.

Seasons Greetings


I wish you a happy and safe holiday and all the best for the New Year.

Tolo Duran , December 26, 2012; 01:42 P.M.


Mis mejores deseos para ti y tus seres queridos. Que pases una feliz Navidad y que el próximo año venga cargado de ilusión e inspiración, para seguir disfrutando de tu estupendo trabajo.
Un abrazo. Tolo Durán.

Mari R , January 21, 2014; 11:02 A.M.

Wonderful portfolio, very interesting and beautiful. Congratulations and thanks for sharing your talent. Happy New Year!

Lia Du Bruyn , July 15, 2015; 11:51 A.M.

U have a beautiful and interesting portfolio. I can take a lot of inspiration from them. Lia.

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