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Seven Reasons Why it's a Photo-opp (Skeet-Gate)
American Thinker ^ | 2/2/13 | Michael Harlin

Posted on 02/02/2013 11:21:47 PM PST by Nachum

I'm sure we've all seen by now the "photo op" of President Obama shooting skeet. If he's shooting skeet then I'm Daffy Duck.

Skeet [clay disks of bright colors] are thrown by a machine from two towers erected to the right and left of the shooter. (There are other set ups like ones used for "sporting clays" but that isn't represented in the White House photo release.) Usually, the skeet is thrown about ten or more feet above the ground. The shooters are arranged in a semi-circle at various stations around the semi-circle. The "group" of shooters lines up at one stage and each shoot in turn. They then move to the next station and shoot again. Each spot is designed for the shooter to shoot above the horizon. This is for safety and learning too that when in the field, a hunter never shoots a shotgun below the horizon. A small fact that Vice President Dick Cheney forgot when he wounded his hunting partner a few years ago. Skeet are then thrown either from right to left or left to right or both at once. It is very challenging and the shooter either uses a double barrel shotgun or a semi automatic shotgun. Each shooter is limited to two shots.

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The picture is real. Really fake.
1 posted on 02/02/2013 11:21:59 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

bump


2 posted on 02/02/2013 11:23:01 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


3 posted on 02/02/2013 11:24:28 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: Nachum; All
Photobucket
4 posted on 02/02/2013 11:24:28 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

The list, Ping

Let me know if you would like to be on or off the ping list

http://www.nachumlist.com/


5 posted on 02/02/2013 11:25:29 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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last paragraph

All in all, this was staged like everything else in President Obama’s life. That he says that he's all for sport shooting or hunting is all well and good; but, the Second Amendment says nothing about sport shooting or hunting. It is about a right of possession and not about a right to perform an activity.
God help us in the next four years.

6 posted on 02/02/2013 11:27:31 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Oh Noes! That is a ...(gasp) photoshopped picture of the president’s photo shopped picure!

Ur in for it now!


7 posted on 02/02/2013 11:32:17 PM PST by Nachum (The Obama "List" at www.nachumlist.com)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

The President shot “Gentle Ben”. Oh the horror of it. Quick, call the SPCA and PETA.

We can not stand for officially sanctioned cruelty to animals.

And in that vein, “Free the First Wookie”!


8 posted on 02/02/2013 11:34:21 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Jet Jaguar

Well he is not skeet shooting. He could be skoot shooting where as the prey is skooting along the ground 25 to thirty yards out! I also noted that the shot gun has no kick to it!!!


9 posted on 02/02/2013 11:35:47 PM PST by tallyhoe
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Amazing.... Palin didn’t even flinch.


10 posted on 02/02/2013 11:36:31 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Nachum

Of course it is a photo op. The Won shot (no pun intended) off his mouth and said he had shot a gun.

I have never been skeet shooting, I admit. Only dove and quail hunting.

But I have never seen anyone hold a shotgun that high on their shoulder and against their cheek. Looks like lots of future pain to me. Of course, maybe some shoot that way. But I’ve never seen it.


11 posted on 02/02/2013 11:37:00 PM PST by berdie
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To: Nachum

12 posted on 02/02/2013 11:40:02 PM PST by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Nachum

Interesting that they felt enough pressure to even have to release it - we’re winning, and getting to them.


13 posted on 02/02/2013 11:44:15 PM PST by BobL
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To: Nachum

I was convinced it was fake from the start. Everything about that jerk is fake.

I’d bet that even in his relationships with that thing he lives with, he is the one that ‘fakes it’.


14 posted on 02/02/2013 11:46:47 PM PST by Gator113 (Leave my guns alone and REGISTER THE DAMN LIBERALS!!)
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To: Nachum
Forgetting about all of the mechanics of shooting that way, the picture looks like 0bama fired a shotgun in front of a green screen, and the background (maybe even the smoke effects) were added. The picture is conveniently cropped so that it's impossible to get any of the depth of field cues that tell you immediately it's been overlaid (his feet for example, with the ground.) Everything in the frame that isn't him is essentially at infinity.

I say it's a paste-up.

15 posted on 02/02/2013 11:47:59 PM PST by FredZarguna (Use it as you will. I Could NOT care less.)
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To: berdie

Your forgetting how he bowls and throws a baseball!


16 posted on 02/02/2013 11:50:49 PM PST by Bubbette
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To: Nachum
Perhaps Sarah Palin can give the Mysterious Mulatto Marxist some shooting lessons.

BTW - Why does the image of Mao swimming in the Yangtze River come to mind?

17 posted on 02/02/2013 11:52:04 PM PST by Kickass Conservative (I only Fear a Government that doesn't Fear me.)
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To: berdie

What I find most pathetic (and telling, as if we need any more of these ginormous “hints”) is that the White Hut found it necessary to compound the first asburd lie with another even more absurd lie as “proof” of the veracity of the first lie.

This is the kind of silly, obvious deceit that a small child nonetheless thinks he can pull off. Only it’s not remotely amusing, because this POS is “leader of the free world”.

The world as viewed in a funhouse mirror is more stable than this present one.


18 posted on 02/02/2013 11:52:15 PM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ezekiel

When one is shooting a shotgun, one leans into the gun, not standing like reading a teleprompter. If he actually fired that gun, I’ll bet he has one hell of a bruise on his shoulder. Skeet also simulates birds flying in the air, not rabbits running on the ground.

Is there ANYTHING that is not fake about this guy????


19 posted on 02/03/2013 12:00:06 AM PST by Cololeo (`)
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To: Nachum
Smoke going straight out the barrel is normal, but what the heck is that second smoke stream shooting behind and away from the barrel? Perhaps some sort of release value to diminish the recoil from the shot but I've never seen that on a range.

If you look at a good quality pic of this and make it big enough you can see the porting on the barrel. The odd thing is there is no smoke coming out of any of the porting on the near side. Also odd is that there appears to be a number of ports on the near side but only one stream of smoke coming out the other side. Wouldn't both sides of the barrel have an equal number of porting holes?

20 posted on 02/03/2013 12:24:29 AM PST by TigersEye (The irresponsible should not be leading the responsible.)
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To: Nachum

The picture is is staged, but the author lot the article loses all credibility when he claims to be a skeet shooter and has never seen a ported shotgun at a skeet range or even knows what one is.


21 posted on 02/03/2013 12:24:54 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: Jet Jaguar
There is quite a bit about that article that bugs me. First, it's written by someone who claims to be well versed in the subject but obviously is not.

As far as the photo, I hear all kinds of stuff that I somewhat disagree with.

- He could be popping off seriously late and that could explain the near horizontal plane of the gun. I mean, he's not the fastest guy, that I'd bet on.
- The writer doesn't seem to really know what he's talking about; that smoke is quote common. It normally has a different appearance though because we don't see things in freeze-frame like a high speed shutter does.
- Although he looks rather uncomfortable and unnatural, he is a lefty. I see guys planting the stock butt much higher than that (even really seasoned shooters) and getting your cheek on the stock is proper form. This is especially true for guys who do not start from the shoulder ready position... they often "snap" the gun upwards and plant it against their cheek as they line up the shot.

Personally, I believe the guy was there shooting clays... or at least trying to and it was most likely just long enough to get in a good series of photos or appease some donor. But let's not allow that to distract from the reality of things; this guy is an anti and there is absolutely no question about it. He may not have an issue with shooting clays, but I'll guarantee he thinks you should have to leave your shotgun at the club when you leave to go home. He will never say it openly because his problem is that there are just as many democrats who are furious with these gun-grab efforts as there are republicans.

22 posted on 02/03/2013 12:46:16 AM PST by FunkyZero (... I've got a Grand Piano to prop up my mortal remains)
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To: FunkyZero

It is possible on a low house bird, shooting from position 7, one might shoot with the gun that low, but his standing position is so poor for the shot that it would be impossible to make the double.

Possible he is shooting sporting clays and I suspect that the White House people that released the picture and Obama himself, don’t have a clue what the difference is between skeet, trap, and sporting clays.


23 posted on 02/03/2013 1:00:15 AM PST by Okieshooter
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To: Nachum; onyx
This was posted last night:

No idea of it's validity ,but...

24 posted on 02/03/2013 1:03:26 AM PST by moose07 (the truth will out ,one day. liberals and logic: Never confuse the two!)
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To: Cololeo
Is there ANYTHING that is not fake about this guy????

Any reasonable person has to conclude that this guy and his lackeys lie 24/7/365 by default, and that any truthful word is a rare exception or accident.

We are at the point were we are compelled [by survival instinct] to take careful note of who is on what side of the fence.

25 posted on 02/03/2013 1:04:04 AM PST by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Yeah, well I’m rooting for the bear


26 posted on 02/03/2013 2:36:53 AM PST by Joe Boucher ((FUBO))
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To: Nachum
Has anybody blown it up in PS?

Around his entire body and the gun is a weird ‘aura’ of incongruously smaller pixels...some of them uniformly triangular as if the background and layer resolutions don't match.

It's -really- weird looking.

If I had to guess, I'd say it's an extremely recent photo of him 'shopped into a summer background.

27 posted on 02/03/2013 3:02:46 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: Jet Jaguar

A fraud just like the rest of his history. Enjoy this crap, the ones that voted for him! Have a good day supporting all the illegals. You know he had to get the votes.


28 posted on 02/03/2013 3:10:35 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: Jet Jaguar

A fraud just like the rest of his history. Enjoy this crap, the ones that voted for him! Have a good day supporting all the illegals. You know he had to get the votes.


29 posted on 02/03/2013 3:10:41 AM PST by DooDahhhh (ma)
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To: Nachum
I have no pity on anyone dumb enough to post a picture on the net and say "do not photoshop this picture".

I figure Ben Franklin would have had a ball with photoshop!

30 posted on 02/03/2013 3:15:27 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Salamander
I've got a download close to original size, 2000x3000, with the EXIF. It looks clean, no obvious dithering, so he probably actually posed, but it doesn't make him a shooter.

The smoke coming out the vents is odd, should be distributed more, but if it's fake it's a good one.

31 posted on 02/03/2013 3:22:32 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: TigersEye; All
Photobucket

Photobucket

32 posted on 02/03/2013 3:32:45 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Nachum

Later


33 posted on 02/03/2013 3:48:58 AM PST by I_be_tc
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

“I’ve got a download close to original size, 2000x3000, with the EXIF. It looks clean, no obvious dithering, so he probably actually posed, but it doesn’t make him a shooter.”

Yes, I think it is real. It was obviously posed, as you need some decent equipment to catch the shot at the point that the shotgun is recoiling. Several ways to do it, but clearly posed.


34 posted on 02/03/2013 3:49:16 AM PST by marktwain (The MSM must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
You must have a much better copy than I.

This is what it looks like on mine

Where's the original image link, please?

35 posted on 02/03/2013 3:50:05 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

This is where I snagged the photo

http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/wh-releases-photo-obama-shooting-gun_699234.html


36 posted on 02/03/2013 3:51:16 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: FunkyZero
The reason he's holding the gun so high on his shoulder is because that's the way he sees soldiers on the news hold their PDW's...only difference is the KICK a 12 ga. shotgun gives. I hope his collarbone is still hurting.
37 posted on 02/03/2013 3:51:23 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: JoeProBono

If I fired like that, I’d be black and blue. Not even a “beginner” would shoot like that. The first thing I was taught when starting out with shotguns many moons ago was how to hold it properly.


38 posted on 02/03/2013 3:53:09 AM PST by grimalkin (A tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. - C.S. Lewis)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

I still think two things are odd. First how no gas is coming out of the ports on the left side of the muzzle, and second how there is no extended choke tube on the lower barrel. you usually would not mix flush and extended tubes.


39 posted on 02/03/2013 3:57:30 AM PST by bt-99 ("Get off my Lawn")
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To: Cololeo

“When one is shooting a shotgun, one leans into the gun, not standing like reading a teleprompter. If he actually fired that gun, I’ll bet he has one hell of a bruise on his shoulder. Skeet also simulates birds flying in the air, not rabbits running on the ground.”

My contention is he’s shooting a low load blank that has very, if any, recoil.


40 posted on 02/03/2013 4:01:53 AM PST by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Nachum

“Really fake.”

It is fake. It is a picture/image of a photoshopped image.

Take it to PS and zoom in on the upper part of the forearm between the elbow and his girl-like little wrist (where a tricep muscle should be). You will see that the pixels do line up and are the same size.

The problem is that the definition between the light skin and the dark background are perfect, too perfect. You will notice that they are straight as an arrow and look exactly like a stairway.

It is an obvious overlay of two images. One taken in mid-summer and one taken last week.


41 posted on 02/03/2013 4:06:14 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: Salamander

see post #41


42 posted on 02/03/2013 4:14:13 AM PST by panaxanax
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
Good morning.

Where is the smoke plume on the left side ports?

5.56mm

43 posted on 02/03/2013 4:29:01 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: Salamander; All

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/


44 posted on 02/03/2013 4:30:19 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thanks for posting the hi res pics. The one thing that bothered me was the lack of a ring on all the other images I’ve seen. But on yours, it is clearly there. Real pic really posed.


45 posted on 02/03/2013 4:32:34 AM PST by MestaMachine (Sometimes the smartest man in the room is standing in the midst of imbeciles.)
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To: Nachum

Crap link...


46 posted on 02/03/2013 4:33:42 AM PST by Antoninus II
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To: panaxanax

Thanks.

I still think it looks ‘funny’.

[why does my PS6 switch to a weird grid overlay thingy at 600x zoom?]


47 posted on 02/03/2013 4:38:04 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER

Thank you.


48 posted on 02/03/2013 4:38:39 AM PST by Salamander (We're all kinds of animals comin' round here...occasional demons, too.)
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This is the pertinent EXIF embedded by the camera

Exif Version

Flashpix Version

Color Space 1

Pixel X Dimension 3000

Pixel Y Dimension 2000

Date Time Original 2012:08:04 19:19:21

Date Time Digitized 2012:08:04 19:19:21

Subsec Time Original 31

Subsec Time Digitized 31

Exposure Time 1/320

F Number f / 4

Exposure Program Manual

ISO Speed Ratings 400

Shutter Speed Value 8.32

Aperture Value 4

Max Aperture Value 2.97

Metering Mode CenterWeightedAverage

Flash Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode

Focal Length 170mm

Focal Plane X Resolution 160

Focal Plane Y Resolution 160

Focal Plane Resolution Unit 4

Custom Rendered Normal process

Exposure Mode 1

White Balance Auto white balance

Scene Capture Type Standard

ExifIFDPointer 970

. Make Canon

Model Canon EOS 5D Mark III

LensInfo 4

LensModel EF70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

LensSerialNumber 0000c06a59

49 posted on 02/03/2013 4:40:40 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Salamander

If you’re zooming on an image that has already been resized you can’t save much in the way of quality.


50 posted on 02/03/2013 4:43:26 AM PST by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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