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Okay, who will get the ball rolling on this one? No links to Timon and Pumba please 

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A Common Warthog boar photographed in the Salient, Aberdares NP, Kenya.

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Wow!

 

I never knew warthogs could be interesting. I always thought of them as lion snacks. :lol:

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Wow!

 

I never knew warthogs could be interesting. I always thought of them as lion snacks. :lol:

 

True - its a lovely picture. Great little animals, and they make good pets.

Not as tasty as people think though.

 

Below some snacks.

 

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Now that's what I'm talking about...

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Here it goes. A warthog at Tarangire National Park in Northern Tanzania:

 

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Come on let's see more warthogs...

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Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus)

-24.43425,31.10975 (24°26'03.3"S 031°06'35.1"E)

July 2011 8:27am

D3S + Nikkor 400/2.8 VR 1/1000s f8 ISO 2000 EV-1.0 400mm

Kapama Private Game Reserve (Limpopo)

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Let's see a few more warthogs.

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Let's see some more warthogs. Any cute piglets out there languishing on hard drives? @@Rainbirder, dead link alert...

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Nowhere near as good as the previous shots, old pics and not great scans but here goes anyway.

 

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Both in Tzarvo west.

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Taken in Samburu in Julygallery_23619_867_1048349.jpg

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Taken in the Mara in Sept 2010

 

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Nice, how cute is that little one. The boka in both pics is interesting, what lens/lenses did you use.

 

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Rob

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Cheers Rob

 

The mono image was taken with a 1DX and 300mm 2.8 with 2x converter attached. The little cutie was captured on my 7D with 100-400mm.

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Thank you. It's now on the to do list for tomorrow :)

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300mm 2.8 with 2x converter attached. The little cutie was captured on my 7D with 100-400mm.

I don't know about the 100-400 but the 300/2.8 produces really nice smooth boka, it's one of it's (many) selling points, and I don't see that in the image. Weird. Maybe the 2x has had an effect.

 

I get similar with my 400/4 DO but it's expected with that lens I think.

 

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Rob

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300mm 2.8 with 2x converter attached. The little cutie was captured on my 7D with 100-400mm.

I don't know about the 100-400 but the 300/2.8 produces really nice smooth boka, it's one of it's (many) selling points, and I don't see that in the image. Weird. Maybe the 2x has had an effect.

 

I get similar with my 400/4 DO but it's expected with that lens I think.

 

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Rob

 

Hi Rob - It kicks up the f stop to f/5.6, so there is an effect there, and the long focal length gives the appearance of good separation between foreground and background, but in reality there isn't as I'm above the subject - which is more apparent in the original uncropped shot.

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Photographed in Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya on 20 August, 2014, at 12:48 pm, with an EOS 1D X camera and an EF 400mm f/2.8L IS II super telephoto lens.

 

ISO 100, 1/1000 sec., f/2.8, 400mm, handheld Manual exposure.

 

We'd just finished prolonged observation and photography of a mother cheetah and her cubs.

 

As we drove eastward this solitary Phacochoerus africanus, Common Warthog, walked near the track, not running away or exhibiting signs of anxiety.

 

From the looks of it, he'd been in mud or a pool, but we knew not where.

 

What I liked about this image was the downward cast of his eye. Were it a human face, one might describe it as melancholy, or perhaps simply weary.

 

Not knowing the ways of warthogs, I'd best let the image speak for itself.

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~ @@Soukous, that's a great image!

 

Yours the before...the image above the after.

As soon as it appeared on the computer screen I laughed.

What I especially like about it is that it reminds me of swimmers in a swimming pool floating with their chins resting on the pool's ledge.

Well-earned rest after a day's activities.

During the past many days I've greatly enjoyed reading your posts.

As with this photo, you often make me smile while simultaneously teaching me.

Thanks!

Tom K.

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~ @@Soukous, that's a great image!

 

Yours the before...the image above the after.

As soon as it appeared on the computer screen I laughed.

What I especially like about it is that it reminds me of swimmers in a swimming pool floating with their chins resting on the pool's ledge.

Well-earned rest after a day's activities.

During the past many days I've greatly enjoyed reading your posts.

As with this photo, you often make me smile while simultaneously teaching me.

Thanks!

Tom K.

 

too kind @@Tom Kellie

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