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Common Warthog

This is the last of my “high-key” images from my trip to South Africa. I recently posted images of Three Elephants and Two Rhinoceros using this technique. As I mentioned in my previous posts, this technique is very popular in the photography galleries that I visited while in South Africa. I think the images don’t look as good on the screen as they do printed on paper. So, I’ll print the three images and hang them somewhere in my home.

The Common Warthog (Phacochoerus africanus) is a wild member of the pig family and is probably one of the ugliest animals in the animal kingdom. It’s not much better looking in person. It is mostly found in grasslands, savannas, and woodlands in sub-Saharan Africa. Their ivory is taken from the constantly growing canine teeth. The tusks, particularly the upper set, work in much the same way as elephant tusks. Tusks are carved predominantly for the tourist trade in east and southern Africa.

Common Warthog
Common Warthog

This image was taken with my Canon EOS 5DS using my Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 II Lens set on 400mm. The camera was set on Manual mode with the aperture set at f/4.5, shutter speed at 1/640th of a second and the ISO set at 1600. This is a single image processed in Lightroom and Photoshop (mostly Photoshop).

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