Sunday, February 08, 2009

Hog's Breath

What A Ham-Fisted Approach

Photograph copyright: DAVID McMAHON


No, it's not one of the extras from the film "Babe". It's just a plastic piggy bank that a colleague keeps on her desk.

When confronted by a male chauvinist pig, what’s a bloke to do? I took the only option open to me. I reached for my camera and shot him - in the most humane way.

Would I focus on his snout? Naaaah. I decided to focus on his black, beady eyes, to show the reflection in each of them.

Maybe I should have adopted him. That would literally have been a case of bringing home the bacon.

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45 comments:

Hilary said...

You? Photograph the obvious? In a pig's eye!

Queen-Size funny bone said...

This little piggy went to market?

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Ah! But did you put any cash through the slot in it's back?

Kerri said...

Oh I LOVE little piggies! I am always reminded of Wilbur in Charlotte's Web :)

katherine. said...

we are seeing rather tragic footage on your brushfires all the way over here....

Misty Dawn said...

Yes David, I know all about the feeling of wanting to shoot a pig ;-)
They're evil!

Although, I must admit... the one in your photo looks rather harmless. I don't think it would hurt too bad if that one ran me over.

Toni said...

Haa! Funny post!

Carolina said...

He's just a sweet, adorable guy. And if he has any money he's even more attractive ;-)

Ma'dame French said...

Thanks for dropping into my little corner of the blog world! Any and all input would be greatly appreciated! This is the first time I have written anything it's been quite the learning experience, and so much fun learning and developing the characters! Hope you come back and read some more! French;)

ratmammy said...

very cute! hahhaa!

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Very funny!

Grammy said...

I love the joke and the piggy. LOL Thanks for making my day start off with fun!

Michelle said...

That must have been an expensive photoshot. :) Oink Oink!

i beati said...

You probably could have "cured"him in your heat wave!!!Sandy

Poutalicious said...

I'm never boared with your critters.

Teena in Toronto said...

You could have shot him from the other end :)

I played too :)

Juliana RW said...

cute piggy ^_^

My entry for CC this week : in HERE. Hope you have time to visit . Thanks

Janie said...

Great beady eyes.
Hope the brushfires aren't too close over there.

Maggie May said...

This really made me snort!
Hilarious!

Mojo said...

Classic case of pork barrel spending.

Okay, it was weak, I know... but all the good ones were taken.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

Come on now, don't pre-judge. Just because his nose is big and his eyes are beady, does it necessarily have to follow that he's a chauvinist? He might very well be a perfectly nice little pig.

Tammy said...

With this economy a piggy bank is definitely a necessity. Is it the coffee fund?

Cute shot!

Anna said...

He looks like a curious little pig.

Moannie said...

Squeak piggy, squeak! Now I would have just snapped it and not given a thought to eyes or nose; that's why you are a professional and I'm not.

fishing guy said...

David: What a fun capture, really entertaining.

Artist Unplugged said...

So you were hamming it up with the camera....those eyes, I can see right into his soul.....

Merisi said...

Poor piggy's wearing braces! ;-)

Raxx - A day in the life said...

What a fun and playful picture! Hey, thanks for dropping by! I'm sich a big fan of Brian Lara, maybe I'll blog about it sometime, but you may be the only one to have a clue who he is! lol!!

Cookie said...

LOL

ChrisC and JonJ said...

That is a great post!But I don't see any reflection in that pig's eye....

Fireblossom said...

LOL @ Pouty.

That little ham is the cutest pink plastic porker I've seen!

SandyCarlson said...

What Hilary said so well! Ditto.

Dianne said...

He appears to be wearing a rubber band, is that some sort of gang thing?

Ruth said...

What would you say to a real live male chauvinist pig?

Virtualsprite said...

I love how your photographs capture the unexpected in very ordinary object.

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Cute picture, David! Maybe we should fix him up with the Piggy BBQ grill I saw last weekend that had eyelashes! ;-)

Sheila

Corey~living and loving said...

cute piggy. :) come on by and check out my cows. :) I did have to do some post processing on them...but I was glad to salvage them.

Denise said...

What a fun photo, love your little piggy.

Dancin' Fool said...

Great post! The only way to shoot a pig.

splummer said...

Hi!
Cute piggy bank!! Great shot!! Have a great day!!

Sherrie

Siani said...

LOL, you couldn't have shot him in a more humane way if you'd tried. You're very welcome to visit my entries, here and/or here.

Hope you're having a great weekend!

twobarkingdogs said...

Good One!

Daryl said...

I hope after you shot him, you dropped a penny into his slot

Manz said...

Found you over at Carolina's blog - I had to come over to check if you'd posted about the fires! (I live in NSW.)

Anyway, for this post I'd like to say...
I love this kind of take on the Camera Critters theme! It's surprising, yet interesting when someone chooses to post an inanimate object. I've only been doing cc for 5 weeks - and most posts I've seen are "actual" animals. Just shows Aussies have great humor ;)

"I reached for my camera and shot him - in the most humane way." is a very funny description!

Babooshka said...

Made me lol- shot him in the most humane way.