Boy and Piglet

By: danitacahill

Mar 04 2012

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Category: Animals, Child Photograhy, Farm, Photography, Portrait photography, Rural Photography


Focal Length:70mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS 5D Mark II

This is my youngest, holding the runt of the litter.

The piglet was under a week old. “Farmer Julie” of Triangle J Farm in Albany, Oregon had taken this little piggie into the house a few times for extra feedings of goat milk from a bottle. Because of the extra handling, the runt didn’t squeal loudly like the others when it was held.

I like how my son and the pig’s skin is nearly the same shade. Cute. The mud on his hands and coat isn’t from the piglet, it’s from an earlier fall in the mud outside the barn.

The red lighting in the background is from a heat lamp. The piglets can scoot under the door of the mama pig’s pen and lie under the lights all nice and cozy warm until their mama, Lilly grunts to call them back to her side when it’s time to nurse.

This is taken with my new Canon 5D Mark II. The camera and I are still getting acquainted.

Photo Copyright Danita Cahill. All rights reserved.


4 comments on “Boy and Piglet”

  1. On my Facebook link, Christine wrote, “Very cute~ can you house train piggies ? I remember “Wilbur” on Greenacres~ :)”

    Haha, Chris! You know, you can house train them. They just get so dog gone big.

  2. On my Facebook link, Becky wrote, “Adorable!”

    Thanks, Becky. I would have to agree!

  3. Kathy wrote on my Facebook link: “So cute – both of them.”

    Thanks, Kathy!

  4. Triangle J Farm (Julie) wrote on my Facebook link: “He looks so serious, making sure not to drop the little one :)”

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