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Sus Scrofa

Sus Scrofa
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Copyright: Caroline Mousel (pirate--s) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 137 W: 4 N: 135] (880)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2007-08-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon EOS 400D, Canon EF100-400 F4-5.6 L IS USM
Exposure: f/8, 1/60 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2007-08-13 6:20
Viewed: 3832
Points: 19
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
this wild boar is father of 7 little pigglets in the animal parc of la reid.
yesterday with the chilrdren i played the game "draw me a..." where everybody had to draw an animal but not by trying to make a wonderful piece of art but by sometimes only drawing what characterizes this animal.and if i had to draw a wild boar,that s what i would have done as here in the picture.

from wikipedia:

One characteristic by which domestic breed and wild animals are differentiated is coats. Wild animals almost always have thick, short bristly coats ranging in colour from brown through grey to black.[citation needed] A prominent ridge of hair matching the spine is also common, giving rise to the name razorback in the southern United States. The tail is usually short and straight. Wild animals tend also to have longer legs than domestic breeds and a longer and narrower head and snout. European adult males can be up to 200 kg (sometimes up to 300 kg in certain areas, particularly Eastern Europe) and have both upper and lower tusks; females do not have tusks and are around a third smaller on average.

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It is a good image in terms of compo, light, sharpness...
I was looking for the eye:-)
TFS, Caroline

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2007-08-13 6:25]

Hi Caroline,
what a great close up, look at those teeth! I love the loose dirt covering the end of his snout too, and the detail in that bristley hair is very good.
Very well done and well seen.

definitely this one needs a tooth-brush, maybe a shower too!
funny compo!

hi caro,
for me, this crop doesn't work.
there's something missing, to make the pics attractive.
but good sharpness.
tfs - carole

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2007-08-13 8:50]

Hi Caroline.
Touch story you have written. But be careful -: ))).
Amazing, perfectly composed and cropped shot. Razor sharpness and tremendous details impress the imaginations. Light and shadows, rich colours, excellent DOF (BG is really very nice too) are superb. Perfect done and best wishes.

P.S. Thanks for opportunity to meet your nice gallery and visiting.

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  • kjpweb Gold Star Critiquer [C: 326 W: 86 N: 1084] (4788)
  • [2007-08-13 16:53]

Yep! Great detail capture! Amazing sharpness! Well done! Cheers, Klaus

hello caroline,
nice capture, well composed shot with fine pov, nice natural shades, sharp image with good details, nice dof,
tfs & regards

Salve, non so' dove tu abbia scattato questa foto,
che mi ha colpito , perche' proprio poche sere fa' mentre tornavo da una mia solita caccia fotografica, me ne sono trovato davanti all'improvviso uno davanti a circa 10m. e sinceramente non e' stata una bella esperienza, non sapevo che fare, fortunatamente ha deciso di andarsene ,da solo,era molto grande penso sopra i 100kg.
Dalla paura non son riuscito a scattare neanche una foto.
Un saluto Pierdamiano

I think you have presented us with his essense. They love to dig looking for food. They have very coarse hair. And they're very wary. He has his little eye on us. Great sharp image with good subtle colors. Well done.


A frightening beast. And one of the first of it's kind I personally have run across in California of all places..Very well done an dwell noted. Great spot on photo.


Bonjour caroline !
Une image assez surprenante, sur la petite image j'ai cru que c'tait un portrait, puis j'ai ouvert l'image et j'ai vu ce que c'était vraiment ! :-) Les dents sont impressionnantes, en tout cas. Excellents détails sur la fourrure, couleurs bien naturelles. Félicitations !

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