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London superhero dresses for his job
It took him some time to hone his look, and he rejected a number of color schemes before settling on blue and gold. "There's no school you can go to to learn how to be a superhero," he said. Perhaps most crucially, he found the perfect roll of gold lamé fabric at a flea market ("I had to hold it up and ask the girl how much did she think I would need to make a cape," he said).

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Brad, I want to tell you I love your show and the topics you tackle. I hope you never stop doing what you do.
I want to bring up a few points about your deer picture.

(Here is the photo to which Mike refers)

HOLLYWOOD PARK STARVING DEER

Without knowing if the picture was scanned in by yourself from a film photograph, or if it is a print or actual file of a digital photograph, I cannot be certain of what I'm about to point out.
However, I do see several inconsistencies in the picture which lead me to believe that is "doctored." First, the ribs seem very prominent, but the stomach area is not withdrawn as it should be for a starving animal.
Second, the ribs seem to extend a little to far back and be a little too long for the actual anatomy of the whitetail deer.
Lastly, when I zoom in on the area using Microsoft Photo Editor, the area of the ribs seems to be very "squared off" a common sign of digital manipulation. I will attach a few pictures of my own to illustrate what I mean.
I am very interested in this story and would like to know more about it, but whatever position I will ultimately take will not be helped by what I think may be a doctored photograph.
Sincerely, Mike


Close-up of rib area, look how far back they go, how round they are and how round the stomach area is.

Look how much distance there is between end of the ribs and the hip area, also note how the last few ribs get progressively shorter.


Note the faint ribs on the first deer, and no ribs on the second. It took about 30 seconds to do this and this photo was much sharper in detail. I don't mean to be skeptical, but......


In the photo which I received, the sender had aimed a still camera at a TV screen during a Hollywood Park deer story, had the photo printed, and mailed it to me. I don't believe it was touched up, but there's no way to be sure.
What do you think?


email 10/7/2003
Brad, I have raised white-tail deer over 10 years. I am closely associated w/them daily. I believe the photo is legitimate. The angle of the deer relative to the camera distorts the rib/stomach area.
My impression is that this is an older deer. The deer's condition could be from lack of adequate nutrition, disease, parasites or a combination of those. The bulge under the jaw could be impacted food or an infection (or both).
Whatever the cause, if the deer is not treated it will die soon. If this condition is noted across the deer population in that area they will have a big die off. This is my personal opinion based on the photo.
NO last name please. I don't need the local deer haters (aka "idiots") bothering me. It appears they moved in and are trying to oust the "originals".

email 10/7/2003
I am a Hollywood Park resident. The notion that the photo of the deer you have posted on your website is doctored is hilarious. Who is that guy that came up with that????? He has lost any credibility he ever held, which must not have been much. If you knew the girl that took the photo, you would laugh out loud. The reason she took the photo off of the TV is because she doesn't know how to print a still shot from her video footage. The suggestion that she would know how to perform "DIGITAL MANIPULATION!" ( . . . hold on, I have to stop laughing . . .) is as ridiculous as suggesting that I practice brain surgery (I'm not a doctor). I would laugh harder if this matter wasn't so serious.
Unfortunately, we don't need to doctor photos of our starving deer. I'd also like to point out that the deer in the photo is not only starved, but it has the symptoms of what we suspect is poisoning. Notice the bulge under the chin and the distended stomach (which your man points out).
I sent you a photo last week of a skinny deer that had been shot with a pellet or BB. Why don't you post that one too, and let him dissect that one for us?
Debra T

Debra, thanks for the photo. I scanned it for this website, but the BB wound just didn't show up (although I could discern it with the naked eye). I am snail-mailing your photos back. Thanks for the effort.

 

 

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