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Pumba and its offspring

Pumba and its offspring
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Copyright: Tom Conzemius (pirate) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 799 W: 152 N: 1186] (7474)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2008-09-12
Categories: Mammals
Camera: Canon 40 D, Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM
Exposure: f/4.5, 1/1250 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version, Workshop
Theme(s): Valerie's favorite pictures [view contributor(s)]
Date Submitted: 2008-11-22 13:31
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References in pop culture

Fictional warthog characters are common in popular culture worldwide, including Pumbaa from The Lion King, Reynold from Jungle Jam and Friends: The Radio Show!, Bebop from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Herbert from 64 Zoo Lane, Wally in Rampage: Total Destruction, Crabs the warthog doll from Cow and Chicken, the crime-fighting Wonder Wart-Hog, and Ms. Mucus from Camp Lazlo. The presumed ugliness of warthogs is the basis for other references, such as the Foxtrot comic strip and in other cartoons such as The Far Side and provides the title for the long-lasting Finnish humor magazine Pahkasika ("Warthog" in Finnish). There is a series of children's mystery books featuring Bill the Warthog, a trench coat wearing detective (including "Full Metal Trench Coat" and "Quest for the Temple of Truth".)
The A-10 Thunderbolt II airplane is nicknamed "Warthog" - as is a vehicle in both the Twisted Metal and Halo video game series. Warthogs themselves appear as a form of transport in the video game Crash Bandicoot.
"Wart Hog" is a song by punk rock group The Ramones, on their album Too Tough to Die, and British late-sixties trio Cream had a song Pressed Rat and Warthog on the album Wheels of Fire.
The Winston-Salem minor league baseball team from North Carolina, USA is named the "Warthogs", inspired in the early 1990s by the arrival of warthogs at the North Carolina Zoo.

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Ciao Tom,
ho visitato la tua galleria e le tue immagini sono tutte di una straordinaria bellezza e quasi tutte colgono dei momenti salienti della vita degli animali con un alta qualità tecnica e una documentazione scientifica di tipo professionale, lo stile racchiude la freschezza dell'istantantanea e la precisione delle studio fotografico.

Hello Tom,
Good action shot of this sow and her young piglets.
They often run with their tails in the air. This sounder shows this very well. We can also see that they are fast runners and capable jumpers.
Informative wildlife photo.

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  • Alex99 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
  • [2008-11-22 22:43]

Hi Tom.
Very expressive and really wild natural scene. You have pictured a nice animal family perfectly. All is great. Timing and sharpness, lovely colours and framing/cropping. DOF is selected precisely too. Well done and TFS.

Great shot of these Warthogs Tom.
I think I would have cropped it just behind the legs of the disappearing one in front to improve the xcomposition.
In all other respects it is a very good image.
Nice and sharp and well exposed.
You've captured the action well.

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  • PaulH Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1137 W: 26 N: 3879] (13882)
  • [2009-01-04 12:15]

Hi Tom,
lovely familly portrait, well caught action...feels like they're running out of the side of my monitor!

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  • Adanac Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1273 W: 1 N: 6188] (21378)
  • [2009-04-26 19:21]

Hello Tom,
Awesome image Tom, clear crisp and wonderful action. Thank you for sharing.

I am sitting here with a warthog ( a beer ) and since it is almost all finished ( abt 1/3 left ) I thought I would add my two cents worth here...

I like this shot with one exception... Just like with my beer I don't like small leftovers... In this case the chopped off piglet. Might I suggest that the photo can be presented without the hindquarter... ;)

Otherwise I feel it is a great action shot.
See workshop for an idea on alternative.

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  • roges Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 957 W: 0 N: 1329] (6264)
  • [2009-07-11 10:52]

Hi Tom,

Interesting and beautiful capture.
I like very much the colors and contrast them.
Have a nice weekend,

Hi Tom,

an nice shot from these mammals.
God pov and sharpness with fine natural colours.
For myself I had the half animal cut of the picture.


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  • valy67 Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1727 W: 59 N: 3060] (9219)
  • [2009-09-27 23:11]

Hello Tom !
I love to see boars and other "wild pigs" on pictures, but unfortunately there are not so many of them on TN. So I'm happy I have found this one. It's a fantastic picture. You have frozen the Warthogs with excellent details, even the tiny hairs are sharp. I also like the very natural colors, the composition, the POV. The rear end of one piglet, on the left side, looks funny, I like it ! Very well done !

Dear Tom,
I came to your portfolio, because on my last holiday in the escarpment I encountered Wild Pigs and started to wonder, how many Warthog photos are actually of Wild Pigs?!?

Yours have the tail up while running, which the Pigs in Crystal Springs did not do. But on the other hand - may be they cross breed - and may be the warts become smaller, disappear?!?

I like very much the tight cropping of your photo and the half body on the left communicating the rush to cross the path! The front feet off the ground of the next piglet is a great moment to capture!

Obviusly you were there before the summer rains, the veld looks quite dry with the exception of the green patches along the path.

Have a nice evening
Kind regards

PS you are very polite about the workshop job

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