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Sat Jan 12, 2013, 09:59 PM

Please tell me this is photo shopped



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Reply Please tell me this is photo shopped (Original post)
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 OP
Drale Jan 2013 #1
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 #39
Skittles Jan 2013 #2
brucefan Jan 2013 #3
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #9
d_r Jan 2013 #4
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #5
Larrymoe Curlyshemp Jan 2013 #17
In_The_Wind Jan 2013 #22
OneTenthofOnePercent Jan 2013 #6
Bigmack Jan 2013 #23
FarCenter Jan 2013 #40
femmocrat Jan 2013 #7
Mrs. Overall Jan 2013 #8
Jenoch Jan 2013 #10
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #11
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #15
99Forever Jan 2013 #16
proud2BlibKansan Jan 2013 #25
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #27
Jenoch Jan 2013 #29
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 #35
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #42
Recursion Jan 2013 #12
Kurovski Jan 2013 #13
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #14
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #26
Warren DeMontague Jan 2013 #28
gollygee Jan 2013 #18
Boomerproud Jan 2013 #19
TransitJohn Jan 2013 #20
sad-cafe Jan 2013 #31
NutmegYankee Jan 2013 #21
99Forever Jan 2013 #24
underthematrix Jan 2013 #30
jmowreader Jan 2013 #32
BlancheSplanchnik Jan 2013 #33
WhoIsNumberNone Jan 2013 #34
aikoaiko Jan 2013 #36
jpak Jan 2013 #37
appleannie1 Jan 2013 #38
cthulu2016 Jan 2013 #41
rightsideout Jan 2013 #43
bluerum Jan 2013 #44
TorchTheWitch Jan 2013 #45

Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:01 PM

1. Bet its not. /nt

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Response to Drale (Reply #1)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:31 PM

39. It is.

See my and Cthulhu2016's comments below.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:02 PM

2. I doubt it

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:03 PM

3. you got to at least hope

Cletus didn't fire the gun and burst the baby's eardrum.

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Response to brucefan (Reply #3)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:07 PM

9. My friend who posted this on Facebook said:

They'll probably blame Obama for the resulting hearing loss.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:03 PM

4. i think it was not photoshopped

it was staged. It was Dad trying to show the wanted to take kid hunting. staged. You couldn't really shoot the bang would be hell on the baby. This is proud Daddy staging a shot.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:03 PM

5. Probably not.

Poor kid will have a hearing problem in addition to all the other problems associated with being raised by that man.

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Response to In_The_Wind (Reply #5)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:11 PM

17. Deafness will be the LEAST of them!

 

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Response to Larrymoe Curlyshemp (Reply #17)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:14 PM

22. You were reading my mind.

That's exactly my point.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:03 PM

6. Looks legit. See the laid back weighting on his stance and the babby carrier straps.

 

You can see the baby carrier straps affecting the contour and cutting into the shirt wrinkles. Also, look at the weighting of his stance, real far back. He's standing as if he's carrying something way heavier than a 5 pound rifle.

On the upside, it looks like it's just a little .22LR rifle. Pretty quiet and very little recoil as far as guns go.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:15 PM

23. Not to me it doesn't...

Last edited Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:24 PM - Edit history (1)

Edit... about the caliber.... That might look like a Ruger .22 receiver, but the barrel is either a larger caliber - and longer - or a bull barrel .22

NOT a factory stock, either.

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Response to OneTenthofOnePercent (Reply #6)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:31 PM

40. Looks like a Remington 597 semi-automatic

http://www.remington.com/products/firearms/rimfire/model-597/model-597.aspx

If chamberd for .22 LR it would be pretty quiet. The .22 WMR would be a little louder. At any rate, the baby's head is near the receiver, while the loudest area would be adjacent to the muzzle.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:04 PM

7. For the sake of that child's hearing, I hope so!

The front (right) arm looks a little out of proportion, but it could just be the focus. Notice that he also has on a holster or gun at his waist? What is that?

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Response to femmocrat (Reply #7)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:06 PM

8. That would be another gun.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:07 PM

10. If it is fake, they certainly did a convincing

job. For the baby's sake, I sure hope it is not real. If it is real, I hope it was a an idiot posi g for a photo and he did not actually fire the weapon. Doing so could permanently damage that child's alao, if it is a real photo and the man is the father of the child, social services needs to step in and explain that such things are not permitted.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 PM

15. I didn't like the words either

but don't know how to remove them.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 PM

16. *Whoooooooooosh*

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:21 PM

25. I edited the picture

Figured out how to remove the words.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:24 PM

27. Amazing image, no doubt.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Reply #25)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:38 PM

29. The photoshopped graphic is out of context

with the words removed. It appears to be an image manipulated by someone who is in favor of increased gun control.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #11)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:22 PM

35. Yeah, I was going to say the same.

The arm in front of the baby was what tipped me off too. Also there are more compression artifacts on the baby than on the man. It becomes more obvious when you overstaurate the color.

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Response to WhoIsNumberNone (Reply #35)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:32 AM

42. Part of my problem is that I do this for real.

You hand me an image and say, "Is this shopped" and I look right at the problem areas and look for what I would do in those areas.

But with a picture with this resolution and this level of compression artifacts one is likely to find something wrong in all the problem areas... and the non-problem areas.

There is stuff so wrong with the edges of the baby that if it was a picture of a UFO we could say, "This is almost certainly faked."

But the reason I changed my mind (as explained in the post toward the end of the thread) is that it isn't a UFO picture.

It's a type of posed (sick) joke picture we would expect to exist somewhere.

The picture has a low burden of proof because it isn't extraordinary. It doesn't require any exceptional explanation.

So having a lot of problems doesn't mean the same thing as it would with a UFO photo. In this case the burden of proof is on the P'shop argument, not on the picture.

So I think it's real.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:09 PM

12. I hope he didn't fire. Hearing loss and all.

People like him take photos like that because it pisses people like you off. Don't feed the troll.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 PM

13. Could be staged oppo.

Just to type the clever slogan.

Or a photo done just to try to drive folks crazy. Provacative.

Of course the man knows he'd make his baby deaf, so probably just done to piss off some, and amuse others.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:10 PM

14. Shit like that makes me hope reincarnation isn't real.

Hate to come back as the kid of that sort of imbecile.

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Response to cthulu2016 (Reply #26)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:32 PM

28. How do you know it isn't real?

And no, I still think the guy is an imbecile. Anyone who would do that to make a "statement" (yeah, a statement like "I am a crazy, fucking gun-waving, weapon-fetishizing shitwit") is still an imbecile.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:11 PM

18. I am imagining him

shooting the gun, causing hearing loss, and then suing Baby Bjorn for not having a warning that shooting a gun while the baby is in the carrier could cause hearing loss.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:11 PM

19. If it's not (and I don't believe it is)-this country has finally gone to hell

never to be pulled back.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:12 PM

20. No earplugs for that infant?

That's illegal. Willful child endangerment, whatever, I'm sure there's a state law covering that.

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Response to TransitJohn (Reply #20)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:47 PM

31. I looked to see of the "adult" had earplugs

 

but not the baby. There is just all kinds of wrong with this photo.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:13 PM

21. I hope it is photoshopped. Hearing damage would likely result if he fired.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:17 PM

24. Photoshopped? Not likely.

There's lot's of dumbassed Goobers that probably think that's perfectly okay.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 10:41 PM

30. I believe it is a picture of an anti-gun control sick phuck

who suffers from ambivalent late-term abortion syndrome. Since these fools are also against abortion they take their babies out in the woods and pretend they were accidentally maimed or shot. That way they don't have to take responsibility for not wanting them. Sane people use birth control.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:06 PM

32. Posed, not photoshopped

It wouldn't take much effort for Cletus there to get his gun out, strap on his baby and have his buddy Jethro take a photo of him sighting in on nothing with a baby's head four inches from the receiver.

If he really DID fire the gun, and it's not a .22, not only is that poor kid gonna have immediate and permanent hearing loss but the recoil jerking Cletus' arm against Junior's haid is gonna knock all the good pro-gun teachin's out of Junior's tender little noggin...twenty years from now, Junior will be a gun control activist.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:10 PM

33. hard to see for sure but I *think* I see his foreground shoulder

Is missing the carrier strap.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:12 PM

34. If it is, it was done by an expert

It's hard to tell, since this picture has a lot of compression artifacts, but none of the obvious telltales are there. The edge of his hand is in front of the baby's face is the most suspect looking area to me, but without a higher resolution photo I can't say for sure.


ETA: OK- I took it into Photoshop and fiddled with it, and it's my opinion that it's probably fake. Very well done, but fake.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:27 PM

37. Photoshop - everyone knows that Armalite K-238 is a LEFT HAND rifle

Nice stabilizer tho

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sat Jan 12, 2013, 11:28 PM

38. That ass should be charged with child abuse for making his baby deaf.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:22 AM

41. I amend my opinion that it was shopped.

The simplest explanation is that it is a joke picture some gun nut took.

There is so much stuff wrong with the edges of the baby, but the jpg compression effects are pretty bad. Too much noise to be sure of the signal.

And when asking how this image came to be, a posed joke picture is more parsimonious than someone seeing a picture of a guy with a strap around his torso and then finding the perfect baby to insert. It is rare to get two perfect pictures to meld..

If it was bigfoot that would be one thing, but there's no reason for it not to exist. It's a plausible posed joke picture requiring no extraordinary explanation.

So I should have gone with occam's razor... what are the odds that nobody has staged a picture much like this?

About zero.

So yeah. It's very, very likely to be real.

I apologize for (what I believe to have been) my error.

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 12:59 AM

43. It was Photoshopped

If you put the photo in Photoshop and magnify it you can see things aren't quite right.

Some parts are done well but other parts look awkward. The kid's arm should have more shadow as it goes behind the dad's arm. It almost looks like it's connected. That part looks really weird. I almost looks like the kid's arm is growing out of dad's arm.

Behind the kid's butt is some unusual thing going on with the vegetation.

The kid's face should show more shadow as it goes behind the dads's hand. Dad's hand looks odd where it goes over the kids face. When you blow it up you'll see.

In other words there needs to be more depth shown in part of the picture where the kid was added. The kid melted good into the natural shadows already there in some parts but in others it wasn't quite done.



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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:05 AM

44. Is that a pellet gun? Does anyone have an effing clue anymore?

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Response to proud2BlibKansan (Original post)

Sun Jan 13, 2013, 02:08 AM

45. it's shopped and pretty badly done

Zoom in on the photo in and many areas are very obviously photoshopped. Just looking at the photo without zooming in at all there are several pretty glaring issues...

One, the light green strap around the guy is not part of the baby carrier - it's the strap for whatever that pouch is under the baby's butt.

Two, they didn't fill in the baby's hair inside the trigger (whatever that roundish thing is called that the trigger finger goes in to pull the trigger.

Three, the edge of the baby's arm where it's supposed to be behind the man's arm is lighter than even the man's arm when it should be in shadow.

Four, fake greenery was badly painted in at the baby's bum and higher up at the baby's back.

Five, the baby's hair was badly painted in with no color graduation at the hairline.

Six, there's two big white splotches that should have been filled in with greenery - one is where the guy's forearm meets the baby's head and another between his nose and thumb of the trigger hand.

They're far more glaringly obvious when you zoom in on the photo, but they're obvious enough just looking at the photo. The baby was photoshopped into the photo of some dude aiming a gun with a pouch of some sort hanging from a thick strap that's supposed to fool people into believing that strap is part of the baby carrier when it isn't, and there actually IS no strap holding on the baby.


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