E.J.Wilkins

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Pannage pigs

One of the Commoner's Rights of the New Forest is the "Right of Mast". It's quite important because pigs enjoy eating acorns, which are poisonous to ponies.

This year there has been a bumper crop of acorns so more pigs have been let onto the Forest and the 'season' has been extended beyond its' normal 60 days.

These pigs were just outside the village of Brockenhurst. The picture was taken last week, late evening as the sun was thinking about going down on a very damp day. The white in the grass is water droplets not flowers.

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Pannage pigs

One of the Commoner's Rights of the New Forest is the "Right of Mast". It's quite important because pigs enjoy eating acorns, which are poisonous to ponies.

This year there has been a bumper crop of acorns so more pigs have been let onto the Forest and the 'season' has been extended beyond its' normal 60 days.

These pigs were just outside the village of Brockenhurst. The picture was taken last week, late evening as the sun was thinking about going down on a very damp day. The white in the grass is water droplets not flowers.

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comments (13)

  • Ararat
  • Spain
  • 17 Nov 2006, 08:02
The little pig is Babe? wink
Beautiful pigs!!
EJWilkins: Thank you Ararat, I appreciate your comment. I'm glad you like the pigs, yes they are a bit like Babe. smile
  • Sidak
  • India
  • 17 Nov 2006, 12:00
very lovely shot and very nice effect with the bush on the left hand side, it gives a great effect.

ps im sorry if i was a it harsh earlier, i understand what you were trying to say completely and im sorry if i upset you.

sidak
EJWilkins: Thank you Sidak, I am really pleased you like this shot.
Harsh? I don't remember you being harsh, please don't worry about it. smile
  • Tinuke
  • United Kingdom
  • 17 Nov 2006, 12:02
Pig in the country!!! Beautiful shot ellie smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Tinuke smile
  • Ginnie
  • United States
  • 17 Nov 2006, 13:11
Awww. This is such a cute shot, Ellie. The pigs actually look CLEAN! And they're all ears!

Another interesting post about laws and practices of the day there where you live. I learned something about acrons and pigs and ponies! smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Ginnie ... I've got one lined up of a very, very dirty little pig. Their ears were amazing, I don't think I've seen so many with their ears vertical, they were all very happy and contented, and very inquisitive too.
  • Chantal
  • Netherlands
  • 17 Nov 2006, 13:27
LOL, funny capture.

Have a great weekend!
EJWilkins: Thanks Chantal, you have a great weekend too smile
Once upon a time, there was 4 little pigs in a house... and...
Nice, so cute Ellie !! Have a nice week-end... far away from the wolf... smile
EJWilkins: Thanks Florence, you have a great weekend too. smile
  • atunbi
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 17 Nov 2006, 15:59
Mi like, but have you tried using the hue/saturation a bit to bring out the greens.
EJWilkins: Hi Atunbi, thanks for your comment. I'm glad you like the shot. I'm not sure how much I could do with the green without making the grass look wrong, the hedge and trees in the background are fading into their autumn colours, which may be why they look so dull.
Animal farm!!!!! Hi Ellie, very unusual choice of subject, but yet so effectively done. Excellent photograph. Where's my bacon sarnie?!! Regards, Neil.
EJWilkins: Thanks Neil, the subject chose me, it was the first time I've ever seen any pigs out for pannage, and was lucky I had the camera with me. I haven't seen them since. ... bacon sarnie? Of course wink
  • Martin
  • USA
  • 17 Nov 2006, 18:15
The light on these pigs is great. I haven't seen pigs like this since I was a boy. Makes me nostalgic.
EJWilkins: Thanks Martin, I've never seen pigs like this ever before, they were so happy and full of mischief too. Glad the shot brings back good memories. smile
  • Madretz
  • Bay Area
  • 17 Nov 2006, 20:52
Nice capture of the piglets enjoying a snack. The two looking at you look almost guilty: "Me? I'm not pigging out. Not me." smile
EJWilkins: Hi Madrez, they had every right to look guilty, they were going places they shouldn't. wink
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 18 Nov 2006, 08:12
Nice shot Ellie
EJWilkins: Thanks Louis, glad you like it.
nice shot...!
in india pigs are soo filthy,they are always black and muddy..!
havent seen a clean pig in ages..!
EJWilkins: These ones are very lucky pigs Shiv, they were having a marvellous time both wandering around and eating whatever they could find.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 20 Nov 2006, 01:59
Hi Ellie...very pleasing portrait of the grunters. What is the structure in the background?
EJWilkins: Sorry Ray, I meant to get back to you sooner, and now it's December. The grey in the background is the thatched roof of a 'cottage', it's actually quite a substantial house. The pattern at the top is made from strips of wood, possibly willow, I think it's intended to strengthen the structure and waterproofing of the thatch.

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