Cat with world’s longest neck!

This is an Oriental Shorthair. What will they do next!?

Cat with world's longest neck

Cat with world’s longest neck. Copyright Helmi Flick.

There is a lot of extreme breeding but this is not an example. This is the result of simple photoshopping. I wanted to see if it was as easy as I thought it would be and it was.

I chose a photo by Helmi of a cat that already had a very long neck. The longest I had seen as it happens. I created three portions and spliced them together then concealed the joins by cloning (copying an unblemished part and placing that across the defective part) and publishing at a lowish resolution. Here are the parts:

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Here is the original:

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This handsome cat illustrates a page on the different head shapes of cats. The peculiar part of this exercise is that I think this cat has the world’s longest neck without photoshopping 😉

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Cat with world’s longest neck! — 17 Comments

  1. Michael you have proved that “PHOTOGRAPHS” do lie ! A fantastic photo that could have created a debate if you didn’t have to confess about the authenticity. Now we realize that there are a lot of “FAKES” on the Internet and hence authentication is very important.Any person can post a article, photo, etc on the internet anonymously or under a fictitious name.Hence knowing the “SOURCE” of the article or news is very important .

    • Absolutely Rudolph, it is quite easy to fake photos even in small ways like changing eye color or making eyes a deeper color or changing the coat color etc. There are a lot of small, less obvious things, one can do that deceive the viewer. It can hard to tell because we are getting used to more extreme images.

  2. I just hope no one ever does try to create a giraffe cat, I wouldn’t put it past some crazy money hungry breeder to try 🙁

    • Yes – fingers crossed nobody takes this idea literally. Money would be the only motivation I’m sure. And maybe prestige in the cat fancy.

  3. Sorry, but I spotted the digital manipulation right away. Look at the blocks of pixels on the background either side of the neck – dead giveaway. One way to make it more believable is to set your selection tool to a circle and randomly disrupt the repeating patterns.

    • Thanks Sarah. Thankfully I am not that good at it. I’d rather not be too good because I prefer the old fashioned way 😉 Straight photography.

      What about this? I smoothed out the blocks with the impressionist tool.

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