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Good morning....
Thank you so much for the great response to my Up close experience with an elephant. Also a big thank you to Isabel (chinga) for her UA, so chuffed....
Today some Warthogs...( these are for you Fred)

The warthog is a member of the pig family. The name comes from the four large, wart-like protrusions found on the head of the warthog,which serve as a fat reserve and are used in defense when males fight. The warthog is the only pig species that has adapted to grazing and savannah habits. Its diet consists of grasses, roots, berries and other fruits, bark, fungi,insects,eggs and carrion. During the wet season, warthogs graze on short grasses as seen above.
Although capable of fighting the warthogs primary defense is to flee by means of fast sprinting. The warthogs main predators are humans,lions,leopards,crocodiles and hyenas. Cheetahs are also capable of catching warthogs. Martial eagles sometimes prey on piglets. Warthogs are not territorial, but instead occupy a home range. Warthogs live in groups called sounders. Females live in sounders with their young and other females. Warthogs are seasonal breeders. The gestation period is 6 months and a typical litter is 2-4 piglets.
V5 is to show you the size of their tusks

Brand:NIKON CORPORATION
Camera:Nikon D5100 Check out Nikon Nation!
Lens:18-270mm f/3.5-6.3 G VR
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:19 Aug 2013 - 11:38 AM
Focal Length:85mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/5.6
Shutter Speed:1/800sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:400
Exposure Mode:Manual
Metering Mode:Spot
Flash:No Flash
White Balance:Auto
Title:A sounder of warthogs
Username:ColleenA ColleenA
Uploaded:10 Feb 2014 - 5:14 AM
Tags:Warthogs, Wildlife / nature
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Cookie_Monster
Cookie_Monster e2 Member 2Cookie_Monster vcard Germany1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 5:24 AM

Very funky hair dos! Love V3. Grin

ddolfelin
ddolfelin e2 Member 234 forum postsddolfelin vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 5:54 AM

Another fine series, Colleen.
Good write-up!
Maybe you'll soon be able to get more pics of these animals.

Mollycat
Mollycat e2 Member 1Mollycat vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 6:19 AM

Great set of pictures Colleen. Love the ' mutton chops ' on V3.
Peter GrinGrinGrin

CarolG
CarolG e2 Member 7134 forum postsCarolG vcard Greece18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 6:30 AM

Ugly critters, Colleen, but a fine set of captures. Carol

Andysnapper
Andysnapper e2 Member 6105 forum postsAndysnapper vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 6:32 AM

Super set and an interesting write up. I think all of the pig family are fairly omnivorous, just like humans, reminds me of a saying 'dogs look up to you, cats look down on you but pigs look you right in the eye'.

Andy

781969
781969  1 India
10 Feb 2014 - 6:41 AM

A true wild life action captured,superb capture.

Fred263
Fred263 e2 Member 2Fred263 vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 6:43 AM

Superb images, Colleen. Thanks so much for sharing this lovely set. V1 is outstanding & V5 gives a good sense of their size. Some of the comments have me in stitches already!!

Fred

Caziwinkles
10 Feb 2014 - 6:57 AM

Great set Colleen! Legs crossed in V4 is a brilliant capture - maybe needs the toilet!! BlushWink

Carol

Badgerfred
Badgerfred e2 Member 7Badgerfred vcard Wales
10 Feb 2014 - 7:11 AM

Another super set of images Colleen,
Fred.

SUE118
SUE118 e2 Member 6SUE118 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 7:18 AM

Love the hair on that little one Grin.

HarrietH
HarrietH e2 Member 4265 forum postsHarrietH vcard Portugal
10 Feb 2014 - 8:20 AM

Not exactly beautiful but tthey are cute and marvellous to see. Those tusks are quite something.

Harriet

barbarahirst
barbarahirst e2 Member 6barbarahirst vcard United Kingdom10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 8:21 AM

What a great set.....
they all look so healthy

gwynn56
gwynn56  274 forum posts England
10 Feb 2014 - 8:24 AM

see you managed to catch a set of MP's on their hols Wink

pentaxpatty
pentaxpatty e2 Member 1pentaxpatty vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 8:33 AM


Quote: Great set Colleen! Legs crossed in V4 is a brilliant capture - maybe needs the toilet!! BlushWink

Carol

I thought the same too, love his hair do, V 4 for me Colleen, what a super series, Smile
Have a good day GrinGrin Patty

ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2481 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 9:17 AM

Lovely set of images Love V4 with the legs crossed SmileSmile

Ali

EMJAYCEE
EMJAYCEE e2 Member 5EMJAYCEE vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 9:22 AM

Thanks for a great set Colleen.
Joan.

digital_boi
10 Feb 2014 - 9:50 AM

good set Colleen V4 brought a smile and V5 good eye contacts

Graham

carper123
carper123 e2 Member 283 forum postscarper123 vcard United Kingdom6 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 10:13 AM

A super set of variants on a theme, Colleen, v1 for me it has a fine flowing composition, luv the colours and detail.
Nice work.
Darryl. x SmileSmileSmile

marshfam19
marshfam19 e2 Member 5marshfam19 vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 10:37 AM

Great set of images Colleen, they are beautiful in an ugly sort of way.

Mary Grin

Irishkate
Irishkate e2 Member 4Irishkate vcard United Kingdom73 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 10:55 AM

A very interesting set with facts I didn't know.
Is that their fast movement which has caused the effect with the tusks in V3 & V4?
Amazing tusks.
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Lillian
Lillian e2 Member 5Lillian vcard United Kingdom16 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 12:37 PM

Guess V4 he is learning the four step!!
great set Colleen
Lillian

NDODS
NDODS e2 Member 43417 forum postsNDODS vcard United Kingdom103 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 1:30 PM

A very well observed, composed, exposed, captured, processed and presented set of fantastic wildlife images with superb colour and detail throughout Colleen. Image four for me please.

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin

brandish
brandish e2 Member brandish vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 1:39 PM

Really lovely and for us in England,unusual set of images,really like V1&V5.Must be nice to pop out and take pictures ofyour choice of wildlife.

taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 1:51 PM

The warthog is so unusual looking, Thanks for these images, not an animal we see often!

Nikonuser1
Nikonuser1 e2 Member 2Nikonuser1 vcard United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 3:34 PM

Great captures Colleen, a great write up, V4 has he been on the hooch?Smile


Cliff

LynneJoyce
LynneJoyce e2 Member 6LynneJoyce vcard United Kingdom98 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 3:38 PM

I love Warthogs, lovely animals so I am delighted to see this set. I have only seen one, once at Marwell and it flatly refused to face the camera!

kathrynlouise
kathrynlouise e2 Member 3368 forum postskathrynlouise vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 4:04 PM

A wonderful set Colleen. V5 for me GrinGrin

Kathryn

gss
gss  Romania1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 4:21 PM

Woww, some Phacochoerus africanus! When I was about 4-5 years had a game with the recognition of animals from around the world, and do not know why Warthogs and Babirusa fascinated me with their forms a little strange for the classic image of European pig, even a wild boar!
In V3 love their sideburns!
SILVIU

JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 4:55 PM

Warthogs are so amusing to watch; well captured.
Ju

Brian65
Brian65 e2 Member 5Brian65 vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 5:20 PM

You are getting some wonderful wildlife shots Colleen,love V5. Thanks for sharingSmileSmile
Brian

Mike_Smith
10 Feb 2014 - 5:22 PM

Cracking set of shots Colleen, interesting write up too. I see the Martial Eagle takes piglets, what a stunning bird of prey them are, i got up close to one last year. This year i hope to go back and shoot the bird in flight

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 64529 forum postsSlowSong vcard England29 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 5:43 PM

Aw, I love V4 looking so coy with her legs crossed. Smile

GeorgePlatis
GeorgePlatis e2 Member 1GeorgePlatis vcard Greece1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 5:43 PM

Excellent documentary captures with great clarity, Colleen!
Regards,
George

leontari
leontari e2 Member 2leontari vcard Greece
10 Feb 2014 - 5:52 PM

Great documentary set, of this really strange animal, Colleen. V4 is outstanding.
Effrossini

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 6:06 PM

An ugly creature,but very well taken shots

prabhusinha
prabhusinha e2 Member 6prabhusinha vcard India3 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 6:08 PM

Nice Mustache V 3

williamsloan
williamsloan e2 Member 3williamsloan vcard Northern Ireland1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 6:17 PM

a superb set of images all good..


billy

EileenH
EileenH  1 United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 7:17 PM

Great set of imagesSmile

Eileen

netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2197 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
10 Feb 2014 - 7:45 PM

A great set again ColleenSmile
NettaSmile

Jenny-D
Jenny-D e2 Member 4Jenny-D vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 8:06 PM

Another great set and write up Colleen.

Jenny Smile

AlexAppleby
10 Feb 2014 - 9:38 PM

Lovely set of images, V3 my favourite of these - they are so hard to get close to!

Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 2Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
10 Feb 2014 - 9:59 PM

Great set Colleen. Love their whiskers. Great write up. Cathy

viscostatic
10 Feb 2014 - 10:36 PM

Beautiful creatures Colleen and great images.

Phil.

Lynniesefforts
Lynniesefforts e2 Member 3Lynniesefforts vcard Australia
10 Feb 2014 - 11:46 PM

What funny little beings !! Love their pot bellies and well groomed moustaches.. Superb images Colleen..Is V4 doing a little line dance !! Wonderful .

Lynette Grin

ukgubbi
ukgubbi e2 Member 2ukgubbi vcard India
11 Feb 2014 - 12:33 AM

Great set.V3- Nice Mustache

lesliea
lesliea e2 Member 5lesliea vcard Australia
11 Feb 2014 - 8:29 AM

Very nice images Colleen well captured.
Allen, Smile

lifesnapper
lifesnapper e2 Member 8lifesnapper vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 6:04 PM

A very nicely taken and selected set here Colleen.

John Smile

WhiteRose1
WhiteRose1 e2 Member 41066 forum postsWhiteRose1 vcard England136 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2014 - 7:26 PM

Very nicely captured, Colleen, love those mutton chop whiskers.

Dave

1nikongirl
1nikongirl e2 Member 31nikongirl vcard Canada
12 Feb 2014 - 3:13 AM

A great set of images. V1 is simply wonderful and is my favorite. Well captured Colleen!
Brenda

Glostopcat
Glostopcat e2 Member 8235 forum postsGlostopcat vcard England2 Constructive Critique Points
12 Feb 2014 - 5:21 PM

A tremendous set of images of these warthogs foraging for food, you've really excelled yourself here

Chinga
Chinga e2 Member 3Chinga vcard United Kingdom
13 Feb 2014 - 5:20 AM

Can't say cute for a warthog, but I like their "side burns" and mischievous look Grin
How interesting! I supose they must be hunted as we are still hunting wild boar in Europe?
Marvelous captures...IB

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