Pig Power

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© Robert R. Gaines
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UploadedMay 28, 2011
TakenMarch 20, 2011
Exposure1/200 sec at f/8
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length4.25 mm
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Wild Boar - The Plaza in Kansas City. Shoppers drop coins in the fountain which go Childrens Mercy Hospital and rub the boars nose for good luck.

"The original Wild Boar was reportedly done in marble by a Greek or Roman artist. A plaster mold was made by Renaissance sculptor Pietro Tacca. In 1857, Benelli, working in Florence from Tacca's old repaired plaster mold, cast a bronze boar. Several reproductions of the 1857 cast have been made. The Kansas City replica was cast by Ferdinando Marinelli."

5 responses

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield gave props (28 May 2011):

    Love your POV.....great shot!

  • Carlo Pagan

    Carlo Pagan gave props (1 Jun 2011):

    F A N T A S T I C !

  • Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן

    Gary Joseph Cohen כוהן (Deleted) gave props (15 Jun 2011):

    I've seen his cousins in Florence and Philadelphia...lovely image.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes said (19 Jun 2011):

    Looking so cute, love the scale of it!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (27 Sep 2011):

    Funny, Robert. Not far beyond the door of the Italian farm house my husband and I currently live in, are wild boar tracks. Thankfully, these creatures just tend to wander about at night.

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