... but how could anyone not think that pic was faked???
Paris cos even she isnt that daft.
China has given more than a dozen government officials their marching orders over faked photographs of the highly-endangered South China tiger, Xinhua reports. The faked tiger photo Last October, forestry officials in Zhenping county, northern Shaanxi province, published the photos citing them as evidence of the tiger's …
...it's quite easy to spot that the tiger is lit from the front (with what looks to be a flash) while the rest of the scene is lit from above, including the vegetation "to the fore of the tiger".
But even without that knowledge, the image still looks wrong, especially to someone who has had as much fun in Photoshop as I have.
A reasonable effort, me old chinas, but it needed more work before going public.
...that anyone would fall for that obvious photoshop! I've seen better celebrity pr0n head-swaps! The lighting conditions are clearly dramatically different, and the tiger seems to have had his colour saturation turned way up too. The tiger's ears are missing (or it's wearing some kind of hat), and you can still see parts of the original background where it was very poorly cut around! Did it really take location of the original to determine it was a fake?!
To all you that picked on Zhou Zhenglong's photoshopping skills, I challenge you to take his picture and improve it!
I know you can...
C'mon El Reg, this story is just screaming for a photoshop competition followup! (sans office lego men regularly seen re-enacting Heathrow security incidents on fridays)
Yes it's lit from the front by camera flash, but the flash on a cheap camera is not as strong as the noonday sun and a tiger's hairs are in the form of layered tubes which reflect light, hence it's white fur seems bright. The camera is obviously a cheap one that saturates easily in the red/orange part of the spectrum (as mine does) so the tiger colours are saturated compared the the green foliage.
You can even see the shadow on top of the tiger's head due to the leaf that it's cleverly sat under, using it as a sunshade.
It's ears are not distinct because of it's natural feline response of flattening and throwing back it's ears when threatened or startled. (I'd like to see your response if a chinese farmer crept up on you and took a flash photo from 10 feet away as you were relaxing in your garden.) You people are so cynical.
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