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Posted by david fletcher on Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:05 pm

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Only showing this to show the difference in Clements shot re the desert Warthog having the facial "warts" showing down... this is a  bit tight hence not showing before but does highlight the difference. D300 & 500 AF-S.  Please feel free to click on the image to view uncompressed.  FF
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by Pralay Lahiry on Sat Dec 02, 2017 7:43 pm
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Though, as you rightly said, a tad tight the details are stunning. Love the attitude.
 

by Ed Cordes on Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:49 pm
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I also love the excellent details in this image.
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by Debapratim Saha on Sun Dec 03, 2017 10:26 am
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Nice eye contact and detailed physique,like the prehistoric look.... ..an excellent portrait.
 

by Ron Day on Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:53 pm
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Excellent portrait and detail, Dave. What a brute you have portrayed. Well done!
 

by Cindy Marple on Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:30 pm
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Great illustration of the warts. Makes a great comparison. Something to consider, given the tight framing, is to crop off most of the right side and leave it just a headshot. A square-ish format is what I'm thinking.
 

by Carol Clarke on Mon Dec 04, 2017 6:14 am
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Excellent detail for comparison Dave!  Interesting why the warts, which are a form of protection against those tusks for the face when fighting or sparring, should face up or down depending on where they live - why does that make a difference.  A protective growth is a protective growth....... and males have four, and females have two..... the plot thickens!! :) 
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by Nate Chappell on Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:43 pm
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Love the character and detail of the warts David, I think it would work well cropped more closely as a vertical as well.
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by david fletcher on Wed Dec 06, 2017 12:53 pm
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thanks all.. really appreciate your time and thoughts.  

such an interesting point made by Carol on the 4/2 wart point.  Probably if it were different mammal, there might be some decent research that explains; but being the Warthog, it not being the most glamorous animal, has probably been overlooked.

just for fun, I thought to share this info.

Four types:  Southern, Central Africa, Eritrean and Nolan.

Nolan:           Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast.Senegal...        P.A. massaicus           
Southern:      South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.             P. A.  Sundevallii.
Central:         Kenya, Tanzania,                                                           Phacochoerus Africanus Massaicus
Eritrean:        Somali.  Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti.                                 P.A. Aeliani

and still no decent info on why the warts etc.  DOH!

My only guess is that the extra warts act as cushions/buffers for the males when fighting, which the females do not need so much.  
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david fletcher wrote:
thanks all.. really appreciate your time and thoughts.  

such an interesting point made by Carol on the 4/2 wart point.  Probably if it were different mammal, there might be some decent research that explains; but being the Warthog, it not being the most glamorous animal, has probably been overlooked.

just for fun, I thought to share this info.

Four types:  Southern, Central Africa, Eritrean and Nolan.

Nolan:           Sudan, Nigeria, Chad, Ghana, Ivory Coast.Senegal...        P.A. massaicus           
Southern:      South Africa, Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia.             P. A.  Sundevallii.
Central:         Kenya, Tanzania,                                                           Phacochoerus Africanus Massaicus
Eritrean:        Somali.  Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti.                                 P.A. Aeliani

and still no decent info on why the warts etc.  DOH!

My only guess is that the extra warts act as cushions/buffers for the males when fighting, which the females do not need so much.  



Thanks for the great information Dave, and you're probably right with your theory about them not being eye candy enough to promote extensive research!
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