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Old 08-07-2010, 09:07 PM
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Weird Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Here is a picture of a rattlesnake that I found...I think it is most definitely a fake...what do you think??
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:12 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Real of Fake - Yes or No - what??? Not clear.

It looks big all right. But the human looks like he is trying not to laugh.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:27 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Yes it's fake. I doubt it's fake in the altered sense, but holding a dead snake on a pole towards a camera is an obvious attempt to make it look much larger than it is. People do it with fish all the time.

Plus we all know they don't get 12-14' long. Oh wait. I wonder if this guy is only 3' high.
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:36 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

That in my opinion has been photoshopped! That's a real snake but is merged with the picture of the guy to make it look WAY bigger than it is....look at the edges of the snake....I don't think it was really IN this scene!
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Old 08-07-2010, 09:39 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

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Oh wait. I wonder if this guy is only 3' high.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:10 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

This pic has been around for a while. It is exactly what mpgt says: a real (but highly misleading) photo.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:53 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Agreed, not photoshopped. It is merely an optical illusion, with the snake on tongs facing the camera, the snake looks much larger than it actually is... it's a perspective thing. That snake is probably only 5 foot long.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:54 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Obviously it is fake, it's clearly a boa constrictor posing as a rattlesnake.
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Old 08-07-2010, 10:57 PM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

How many times are people going to post this picture? It is illusion from depth of field. The snake is probably 5 or 6 feet long.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:36 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

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Agreed, not photoshopped. It is merely an optical illusion, with the snake on tongs facing the camera, the snake looks much larger than it actually is... it's a perspective thing. That snake is probably only 5 foot long.
Somebody should try and replicate that...

It's a cool picture...even if you think its not real.

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Old 08-08-2010, 12:40 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

It has been replicated several times, actually. There are a lot of "giant rattlesnake" pics around.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:42 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

No...I mean that someone on RTB should try to copy the picture to see if it actually is an illusion. I personally think it is a Photo-shop job.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:47 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Look the man's head is as big as the water tank and houses in the background.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:51 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Well, this is the original photo:

Those dang Oompa Loompas make every thing look large.
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

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Well, this is the original photo:

Those dang Oompa Loompas make every look large.
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Old 08-08-2010, 01:58 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!! I love you, John... you are too awesome.
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

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I personally think it is a Photo-shop job.
You are entitled to your incorrect opinion. Heck, people think that Elvis killed Kennedy on the Grassy Knoll and then Got Away in a UFO.
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

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Oh wait. I wonder if this guy is only 3' high
OMG! it must be BWSmith!
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Old 08-08-2010, 02:48 AM
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Re: Fake...or not? Huge Rattlesnake!!

Here is our "experiment."

Me with my "5 foot snake" (I am 6 foot tall)


Me with my "10 Foot snake"

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