|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|This warthog along with many other warthogs, were spotted during our trip to Addo.|
The warthog or common warthog (Phacochoerus africanus, "African Lens-Pig") is a wild member of the pig family that lives in Africa.
The male is called a boar, the female a sow, and the young piglets. A group is called a sounder.
Warthog ivory is taken from the constantly growing canine teeth. Each warthog has a pair of teeth in each jaw with the lower teeth being far shorter than the upper teeth. Both pairs grow upwards, with the upper teeth being by far the more spectacular in appearance. The lower pair, however, are the more dangerous: the teeth are straight, sharply pointed, and keep a keen edge by the upper pair rubbing against the lower pair. The tusks, more often the upper set, are worked much in the way of elephant tusks with all designs scaled down. Tusks are carved predominantly for the tourist trade in East and Southern Africa
Lighting was not the greatest. It was heavily overcast.
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- [2009-05-16 8:15]
This is a brilliant closeup of the warthog the tusk are fierce looking things, wouldn't want goaded with them. The colours are great the details very sharp well done.
Great close up of a warthog. Taken from a low angle - was she on a bank next to the road or were you crouching down out in the open?
My only criticism would be that the framing is a bit too tight; it would be better with a bit more space to the right and the top.
Please keep posting these shots!
very good capture.
have a nice day
- [2009-05-18 3:44]
Tenho alguma dificuldade em criticar esta sua foto!
Na minha opinião (não querendo ser pretensioso) seria talvez interessante mostrar o ambiente onde facochero está integrado (o meio ambiente que o rodeia) porque senão tem só um retrato do animal, esquecendo completamente a composição!
Não obstante, acho que a foto está com boa definição.
hi Rute i realy like this shot the details are sharp nice tight crop tfs