LAST EDITED ON Oct-13-08 AT 01:52PM (MST)[p]Looks like the consensus here is Photoshop.
The guy (actually a 15-year old kid, it's his first deer) says that the "see through" effect is kind of a "double exposure" due to the deer moving so quickly and the shutter speed not being quick enough to capture it.
I dunno...I have seen pics from trail cameras that resemble this effect.
Don't think that it's photoshopped. The 'see-through' effect on the edge of the deer is due to the deer jumping and the shutter being slow enough to capture some of the deer's upward movement. I fiddle with photoshop on a regular basis and either it's very good photoshop work (which I doubt) or it's real.
>Here is one i cant explain
>it but it does happen
>with trail cams.
HOLY CRAP THAT IS A STRANGE LOOKING PIC...... NOW I'M NOT SURE ABOUT THE OTHER PIC. COULD BE REAL.
A Peculiar virtue in wildlife ethics is that the hunter ordinarily has no gallery to applaud or disapprove of his conduct. Whatever his acts, they are dictated by his own conscience, rather than that of onlookers. It is difficult to exaggerate the importance of this fact.- Aldo Leopold.
If the shutter opened a split second before the deer reached the top of its jump and then the flash went off freezing the deer in mid air it might be possible to get the effect of seeing through the deer. I'm not sure but I think it might be real.
I do a lot with Photoshop and a lot of photographing. Took several college courses on each while in school.
The ghost effect is not hard to do. If you have a camera with an manual/adjustable exposure and a flash you can do it yourself right now. Set the exposure for two seconds and turn the flash on. Move out of the way after the flash and you'll create this ghost effect.
If it was photoshopped it was a great job. I do not believe that it was a photoshop job. Not saying it's not possible, but I think it's legit.
I'm saying its real. OK heres my reasoning. So how do we know this is the actual impact this deer could have bounded into the frame thus giving the us the blood splatter. You say it was from a 15 year old of so I'm guessing he is shooting a low poundage bow and this would explain why the arrow didnt go all the way through.
Could be photoshopped but I call real. I'm a photographer by trade and use photoshop everyday. A slow shutter speed will "burn" the image into the chip while the flash freezes anything that is moving. If there was no flash then the deer would be motion blurred(see post 14). If it was just flash, the deer would look the same but the background would be black. See how you can only see through the deer at the tops of his body, thats because he is jumping up into an area that has already been burned into the chip. This technique is called dragging the shutter or Rear-curtain sync. Either way, cool shot.
ARROW - you just proved my theory. There really are ghost bulls and bucks out there. I thought it was just me being a chitty sneaker but now I know....they were standing there all the time, I just couldn't see them!