Coming Through

© Melissa Olsen

Coming Through

Sharon C. Hinze 4/17/2010 8:33:34 AM

Really like this capture....clarity is first rate.
Sharon #1259716

Bobby Ray Goodman 4/17/2010 8:57:45 AM

Hi Melissa,sure is a handsome guy.Beautiful capture,great clarity and lighting!!! #8541426

Monnie Ryan 4/17/2010 9:10:55 AM

Terrific capture, Melissa -- making one of these guys look attractive isn't easy! :-D Just watched a DVD last night about animals including warthogs -- quite interesting creatures! #8541434

Ron McEwan 4/17/2010 9:48:38 AM

A face only a mother can love. Great shooting Melissa, the detail is exceptional #8541526

Melissa Olsen 4/17/2010 11:24:50 AM

Thanks you guys...I won't say who but one silly friend of ours sent me an email asking me where I got a picture of his mother-in-law. LOL
#8541605

Carol L. Fowler 4/17/2010 4:50:35 PM

Ugly creature- but fantastic capture all the same! #8541988

Judy A. Lawhon 4/17/2010 5:09:07 PM

He has a face only a mother could love...LOL!
Great light and detail on his ugly ole face! #8542026

Susan M. Campbell 4/18/2010 8:51:03 AM

Judy stole my line. This guy better not join any beauty contests...lol. Wonderful capture. #8543128

Melissa Olsen 4/18/2010 9:06:40 AM

Thanks Carol, Judy and Susan...just think when his mother looked at him for the first time she probably said to herself..."it's a good think I didn't marry your father for his looks". LOL #8543150

Patricia A. Stalter 4/20/2010 8:36:08 AM

You say "he" so I guess it isn't my ex mother in law after all... I would have sworn... :D #8554158

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Description

Warthogs have distinctive tusks that the males use as weapons when they engage in combat. Both males and females use their tusks to dig in the ground for roots and tubers. The distinctive wart-like bumps of tissue on the face help protect warthogs during fights. When threatened, the piglets run headfirst into a burrow. The mother follows, whirling around at the entrance and backing into the burrow with her head and tusks blocking the entrance and protecting the piglets.

Exif: F Number: 4, Exposure Bias Value: 0.00, ExposureTime: 1/2000 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

Uploaded on 4/17/2010 8:27:46 AM

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