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*Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) *

*Wild Boar (Sus scrofa) *
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Copyright: Txxx Bxxx (thor68) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 795 W: 138 N: 1319] (5674)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-04-29
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 20D, Sigma EX 105mm F2.8 DG Macro, SanDisk Ultra II 1GB, Hoya 62 mm UV
Exposure: f/7.1, 1/100 seconds
Photo Version: Original Version
Theme(s): Baby Animals 6 [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2007-05-06 6:20
Viewed: 3509
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
In the little aninal park in Cologne-Duennwald
i found these baby boar cuddled together sleeping.

The Wild Boar (Sus scrofa)
is the wild ancestor of the domestic pig. It is native
in woodlands across much of Central Europe, the
Mediterranean Region (including North Africa's Atlas
Mountains) and much of Asia as far south as Indonesia,
and has been widely introduced elsewhere. It is in the
same Suidae biological family as the Warthog and
Bushpig of Africa, the Pygmy Hog of northern India,
Babirusa of Indonesia and others. It is more distantly
related to the peccary or javelina found in the
southwestern area of North America and throughout
Central and South America.

Wild boars can reach up to 440 lb (200 kg) (with
unverified reports of heavier individuals) for adult
males, and can be up to 6 feet (1.8 m) long. If
surprised or cornered they may become aggressive -
particularly a sow with her piglets - and if attacked
will defend themselves vigorously with their tusks.

[from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boar]


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Aufnahmedatum/-zeit 29.04.2007 15:49:31
Aufnahmemodus Blendenautomatik
Tv (Verschlusszeit) 1/100
Av (Blendenzahl) 7.1
Messmodus Mehrfeldmessung
Belichtungskorrektur 0
Filmempfindlichkeit (ISO) 400
Objektiv 105.0 mm
Brennweite 105.0 mm
Bildgröße 3504x2336
Bildqualität Fein
Blitz Aus
Weißabgleich Automatisch
AF-Betriebsart Manuelle Fokussierung
Farbraum sRGB
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Dateigröße 4471 KB
Transportart Reihenbild-Aufnahme

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What a life...Thorsten
Sleeping and dreaming...:)

Hello Thorsten,
Look cute and playful at this young age. Nice pov and good camera work. This is a lovely picture. TFS.

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  • horia Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2158 W: 224 N: 4749] (16656)
  • [2007-05-06 12:15]

Hi Thor

What a bunch of little sweethearts! They are all so cute there sleeping!
Excellent and very touching shot, my friend.
Very nice presentation and focus here as well as natural colors and contrast, but beyond everything, great timing ;)

Bravo and TFS

Hi Thor,
Nice to find you here too !!
They are very cute.
Nice shot

Hello Thorsten,
It seems like a long time since I didn't see some of your pictures :) This is a tender moment caught. They look so inoffensive and cute while sleeping like that :) I know though that those animals can be real fury when they are disturbed. I like this moment caught with nice POV, details and exposure. This is an interesting post and I think that it is the first time I see babies Wild Boar :-) Thanks,

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  • BG07 Silver Star Critiquer [C: 14 W: 0 N: 1] (48)
  • [2007-05-06 16:26]

Мила и красива снимка, но се пази от майка да не е наблизо!

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  • GLEM Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor [C: 540 W: 87 N: 750] (10)
  • [2007-05-07 4:05]

hi Thorsten,
très jolie scène de sieste animale, ils ont l'air vraiment tranquille ces petits marcassins. Le cadre est bien choisi pour les mettre en valeur. Belle netteté.


Wildschweinchen - süüüüüß!
Hab' lange schon keine mehr gesehen, früher sind wir oft zu einem Wildpark hier in der Nähe gegangen .... Denen geht's aber prima, so zufrieden wie sie aneinandergekuschelt schlafen, putzig - da war Deine kleine Tochter sicherlich begeistert.
Sabine - wishnugaruda

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  • SkyF Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2234 W: 188 N: 1912] (8073)
  • [2007-05-08 7:25]

Hallo Thorsten,
och die sind ja so niedlich, herrlich wie die so dicht aneinander liegen und sich waermern. Sowas bekommt man ja nicht oft vor die Kamera, meist draenngelt sich die Mama in den Vordergrund.
Tolle Aufnahme mit guter Bildgestaltung und schoenen natuerlichen Farben.

Hello Thor,

A momment nicely caught. I hope you kept an eye on the sow (mother) as they can be quite protective. I got some similar shots a couple of weeks ago and the Sow was very watchful.

Many thanks


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  • Dando Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor [C: 637 W: 32 N: 792] (3084)
  • [2007-05-10 5:03]

Hi Thor, nice to hear from you again. Cute little fellows you have captured here. Well exposed and good POV.
Best wishes,

Tender image. I like very much especially the one who is laying illuminated and completely asleep... Very good.

They sure do look cute when they are young, good exposure and detail, love the deep browns.


They are so cute - who would think they grow up to be short tempered, mean and gruff!
Great find - hope you were watching your back while taking this picture (guess you did, since you lived to post this, haha)

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  • demeve Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 586 W: 12 N: 1682] (6165)
  • [2007-05-12 13:00]

Hello Thorsten, what a fantastic shot of this family, the collors and details are perfect, congratulations... very good focus and sharpness, well done...

Beautiful capture with lovely detail and color. You can see how well their camouflage works, in the wild, with the dappled sunlight in the woods, they would virtually disappear. Nice POV and good composition... TFS, Mish

Hi Thor,
They seems sleeping peacefully, very nicely captured, lovely natural colors.
Great shot.


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  • Debz Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 505 W: 0 N: 847] (3307)
  • [2007-06-05 18:53]

What beautiful babies resting looking cute! I love the clear and sharp markings on them. Great pov, colours and sharpness. Wonderful composition.

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  • kessi Gold Star Critiquer [C: 80 W: 5 N: 74] (221)
  • [2007-10-24 8:20]

Ach wie süß. Man möchte sie nur in die Arme nehmen und kuschelln.
Great capture with nice clarity and detail.
Thanks for sharing.


Hi Thorsten,
great shot of this wild boars sleeping reaaly cute!
Nice colors..

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