News Was this picture of a Bald Eagle on a gravestone photoshopped

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  1. MutteringJohn

    MutteringJohn Well-Known Member

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    I think it was.

    A poignant image of a bald eagle perched atop a US soldier's gravestone has become an internet hit after it was posted online on Memorial weekend.

    The giant bird of prey, America's national emblem, was photographed after flying down and landing in the Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minnesota.

    The powerful image was tweeted by the Department of Veterans Affairs on Sunday as the nation paid tribute to men and women killed at war.

    It immediately captured people's attention online as Americans remembered those who had served in conflicts such as World War Two as well as the more recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The bird, which perched on the gravestone of soldier Maurice Ruch, was captured on camera by Frank Glick and his companion Jo Edwards-Johns, according to Fox News.

    Speaking on 'The Real Story', Glick revealed that Mr Ruch's widow had been extremely moved by the picture, which was taken at dawn one morning several years ago.

    He said Mr Ruch and his wife used to photograph eagles themselves and had not expected his own photo to touch so many people's lives.

    The picture emerged on Sunday a day before President Barack Obama led tributes to Americans who died in battle.

    Speaking at Arlington National Cemetery, Obama said the country must 'never stop trying to fully repay them' for their sacrifices and noted it was the first Memorial Day in 14 years without U.S. forces engaged in a major ground war.



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  2. HPMikesLazyEYE

    HPMikesLazyEYE Well-Known Member

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    Someone send it to Howard. If there is anyone that knows photoshop it's him.
     
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  3. maroon

    maroon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    Almost as bad as a pic of Beyonce
     
  4. Alisonsbankacct

    Alisonsbankacct Out to lunch.

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    Nah, eagles be crazy sometimes

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  5. SouthernListen

    SouthernListen I don't follow the crowd. Sorry about that. VIP

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    Definitely photoshopped...by the guy that does Oprah's covers for O magazine.
     
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    thos19 Well-Known Member

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    ujband New Member

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    What are the odds...memorial day,soldier cemetery , bald eagle just so happens to perch itself on a stone AND a photographer is there to catch the moment...our world is so gullible
     
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    ujband New Member

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    Oh..and aren't there supposed to be flags by those tombstones on memorial day?
     
  10. maroon

    maroon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    it said nothing about being taken on memorial day.
     
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    There are usually leaves on trees on Memorial Day too.
     
  12. maroon

    maroon Well-Known Member Banned User

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    no one reads shit
     
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    Anyone see the picture over the weekend of the little kid lying on his father's grave in Arlington? He had a replica uniform his dad wore and was crying "I miss my daddy". I immediately thought staged. The picture was taken from right next to the boy. The mom managed to get her name in the article. I think she put him up to it which is a horrible thing to do if true.
     
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    DJ Retardo Well-Known Member

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    Some people will do anything to be "facebook" famous.....
     
  15. Limo Wreck

    Limo Wreck Aboard the great mothership Staff Member

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    Ive never seen an Eagle perched so low to the ground. But if anyone can spot a PS its @eliasbboy
     
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    I found this.

    Anyone can put anything on the Internet, but sometimes reality is more unbelievable than anything a person can dream up with a computer.

    A 2011 photo of a huge bald eagle perched atop a gravestone went viral over the Memorial Day 2015 weekend. Some questioned the validity of the photo, but a profile written about the photographer, Frank Glick, proves that it's real.

    Glick was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery when he caught the poignant photo.

    According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune:

    It was a crow that first caught Frank Glick's attention. It was flying around erratically, so Glick got out his Nikon camera and followed it. It was around 6 a.m. on a hazy spring day and he was driving through Fort Snelling National Cemetery because he was early for a training meeting at Delta Airlines, where he works.

    Glick is an amateur photographer, but he always carries his camera, just in case. So he followed the crow, in some cultures a symbol of good luck and magic, until he saw it: a huge eagle perched on a tombstone, its eyes alert, its head craned, looking for prey. In the foreground, dew glistened on the grass.

    Glick got his shot.

    The eagle had landed on the grave of Sgt. Maurice Ruch, who had been a member of the St. Anthony Kiwanis Club.

    Maurie graduated from college in mechanical engineering in December of 1941 and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. Known for his keen eye, he became a rifle marksman and was stationed in the Aleutian Islands. He served four years in the military and earned a bronze star.

    Glick is now ill and has been in and out of the hospital since the article originally ran, but he's still amazed at how far and wide the photo has reached.

    "It's been pretty hard to keep up with this stuff," Glick told the Star Tribune in May. "It's pretty amazing what's going on."

    http://www.gulflive.com/news/index.ssf/2015/05/no_photoshop_2011_photo_goes_v.html
     
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