I shot this a couple of evenings ago. The camera-work is pretty shaky. All these boar in the video are maybe two to three months or so old, still stripy and pretty small. The parent sow is further away out of shot throughout the video. When the piglets get my scent they run in her direction at the end. I definitely need some practice at shooting steady video!
*edit* - I've since edited this, only to discover that Flickr doesn't allow the replacing of videos like it does photos, so I've had to re-upload. I've copied across all the kind and helpful comments from the original version. Apologies to anyone who marked the original as one of their favourites.
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This session didn't start off well, because as soon as I arrived I realised I'd left behind my remote shutter release. So I was stuck with having to manually hold down the shutter throughout each long exposure. I actually surprised myself with the sharpness of the results, considering my hands were getting colder throughout. I thank my tripod for its sturdiness, rather than any zen-like ability of mine to not move a muscle.
Anyway, this is from the banks of the River Severn on an outing with James Clegg, from Garden Cliff, looking towards Arlingham on the other side.
Happy new year everyone :)
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