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Thursday, March 10, 2011

DOUG SHOOP: One brave kitty

Sometimes you want to believe. I found this on the ever reliable interweb. I have no idea who posted it or created it, but I highly doubt it’s simply a snapshot.

Whatever it is, I like it and if real, which I doubt, that would be one brave kitty-kat.


Dan said...

At a rough guess I think the photo is faked. Notice how all those badgers are astonishingly similar in size and appearance? Notice how not one seems to be interacting with any other one, despite being extremely close together and despite this being common where badgers share a food source?

I think that whoever did this set up a camera on a heavy tripod to keep it in exactly the same position each time, and photographed the same badger as it foraged around in a garden at night (looking for peanuts, probably). Towards the end the faker's cat turned up; it is looking at one of the badger images on the far right of the picture.

At the end of the process, the faker would have had a series of pictures of the same badger, in different parts of the same garden but where the background was EXACTLY the same each time, as was the lighting.

Take the image with the cat in it as a base, then cut and paste all the other badger images into this one to create a montage of lots of different badgers in one garden.

The cat is focussed on one badger that looks to be about five or six feet away; far enough that a cat wouldn't be unduly alarmed but would be extremely focussed, as this one is.

Nice work on the photoshop but still a fake.

Lars Thomas said...

Course it's photoshop. As far as I can see, none of the badgers are casting any shadow.

Syd said...

Definitely a clever bit of 'Photoshop' usage.
But a nice picture all the same.

G L Wilson said...

It's easy to make a montage like this when your camera is in a fixed spot. Those will be the same badgers over and over again.

I did something similar with hedgehogs - albeit slightly less than this - but there was only really one individual in the picture.

Badger said...

Hi all

It's a time lapse picture, built up from 27 separate images taken over 70 minutes, see


Great picture though