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Published on March 13, 2010 By Draginol In Blogging

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Sometimes you get pictures from friends and family that really do justice to the phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words”.


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on Mar 13, 2010

Yeah I got that too... its such an obvious Photoshop that its hilarious

on Mar 14, 2010

Is it? Speaking as someone who has lived most of his life in the boonies, I didn't see anything obviously fake about it. Of course, I know next to nothing about digital image manipulation.

on Mar 14, 2010

It was only one of a series of pictures taken of the encounter so I really don't think it was Photoshopped.

on Mar 14, 2010

Can you say magic eraser? Besides casting no shadowing, the animals hindquarters are a joke. the rear hoof is just a stump.

on Mar 14, 2010

The rear hoof is in the grass.  What kind of shadowing should it be casting?  I showed my 13yr old son the series of pictures because he's cynical and well versed at Photoshop too and he thought the same thing about that one picture but then saw the other pictrures in the series and had second thoughts.  I see a lot of nature pictures that look unreal but know for a fact they're real.  People are just so used to fake pictures these days that they now instantly dismiss the real stuff.

Judging by how the dog and deer were interacting in the pictures, I have no reason at all to doubt the authenticity.  I've walked right up to deer up North (Northern MI that is) myself.  But who knows, people up there have a lot of time on their hands.  Maybe they spend it on Photoshop

on Mar 14, 2010

Anthony R
Can you say magic eraser? Besides casting no shadowing, the animals hindquarters are a joke. the rear hoof is just a stump.

The shadows match, though.  The dog and man aren't casting shadows either, didn't you notice?  The lighting in the image in very diffused, probably from an overcast day, so the shadows are washed out.

On the other hand, the back ear and antlers do seem to have a slight white feathered edge to them, which might be a result of curring the deer from a photo with a lighter background - though it could also just be light passing through a very thin layer of fur.

I think there is a good chance this is authentic.

on Mar 14, 2010

When My Uncle Ray sent me these pics in an annoying FW: I looked through them and thought that they were all fake. They still look fake to me, but I can't prove it. Hopefully more people will chime in on this and voice opinion.

on Mar 15, 2010

Deer are cute - until they jump through the plate glass windows!  One did that in my Priest's office.  Fortunately, other than trashing some furniture, it did not really hurt itself or anyone else (no one was in the office at the time).

I have to snap some pictures of my tabbies socializing with their cousins - the racoons.

on Mar 16, 2010

If this is fake, they did a hell of a job on it.  The lighting on that Deer is EXACTLY what is on the other subjects in the photo. 

Besides casting no shadowing, the animals hindquarters are a joke. the rear hoof is just a stump.

You aren't out in nature much, are you?  The deer is standing in grass...which would come up over its hooves the way you see it in this photo.  No shadow?  Why would it have a shadow?  Nothing in this photo, other than the man's arm and the deer's leg (shadow cast by dog) has a shadow.

I've lived in the country my whole life, and there is no reason to believe this didn't happen.  Hell, I almost walked into a deer standing by my house one morning.  I said "excuse me" to it, and it finally ran away.  

The Deer may also live on a farm.  It's not uncommon for deer to become social and almost domesticated.  They are very curious and usually quite docile.

 

 

on Mar 16, 2010

A good masking program like Corel knock out is all you need. You can even automatically match the layer lighting and add shadows where needed.  If it’s not a fake it’s most likely a pet and not a wild deer but the days where you could tell are gone.

on Mar 16, 2010

They look fake to me. Its just a simple opinion. I respect anyone who thinks they are real cause I can't prove that they are fake.

on Mar 20, 2010

I don't think they're fake.

on Mar 20, 2010

I don't think they're fake.

I totally respect that opinion... when I first got these pics I thought they were fakes, and not just fakes, rediculous fakes. I might just be getting really cynical with all the fauxtography out there these days... I don't know.

 

The man and dogs look like they belong in the frame, but the Deer seems off. I would need verification to believe its a real and not fauxtography.

on Mar 20, 2010

During the pre-digital era we grew accustomed to giving, allot of weight to photographic evidence and that mindset is still somewhat with us.

It is amazing how much resources are devoted to debunking faked photos and other pranks and that is probably the reason why so many people do it. Digitaly altered photos are like crop circles without the hard work. Perpetrators get to sit back and snicker at all the effort going to finding out if it’s real or not.

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