Jerry Biddlecom  

Warthog Butt Shot by Jerry Biddlecom

November 2023 - Warthog Butt Shot

November 2023 - Jerry Biddlecom


About the Image(s)

I enjoy seeking out shapes and patterns that one can find by playing around with images of the ordinary - and mostly, the not so ordinary - things one comes across almost every day. For me this is especially true when it concerns technology and one area where this the exotic becomes familiar is at air shows. Yes, I love getting shots of the planes in flight, but a lot of the time I am just as happy to turn around and take pics of the aircraft on static display, and because they are just that - static - I will go in to the various areas of the plane to come up with the more abstract looks. This picture was of the tail end of the USAF A-10 Thunderbolt ll, affectionately referred to as the Warthog. It struck me that it looked like some kind of weird insect. Taken at the Homestead Air Show with a Nikon D500 and 70-300mm lens. Converted to black and white in Photoshop.

This round’s discussion is now closed!
4 comments posted

Joseph J Zaia   Joseph J Zaia
I totally agree Jerry. A weird insect or bird is just what it appeared to me at first glance. But, more important than that, I love your 'out-of-the-box' thinking and practicing. Well done!!!   Posted: 11/10/2023 12:52:59

Al Swanson   Al Swanson
Great perspective on the plane. The A-10 is a real worker. Looks like the insect is about to jump off the paper at you.   Posted: 11/12/2023 10:24:42

Peggy Reeder   Peggy Reeder
Looks like a bird to me! The symmetry here is great. Nice work Jerry.
  Posted: 11/18/2023 11:19:00

Marti Buckely   Marti Buckely
Love the A-10! It's looking like it's trying to hypnotize me or something. Good job isolating the aircraft and making it look "spooky".   Posted: 11/18/2023 15:36:38