His little legs have to be moving backwards at the same speed that the background is, or else he wouldn't be moving forward fast enough to stay still in frame. His pavement-touching leg is frozen on the pavement, not blurred. Ergo, it is a Photoshop job.
P.S. It has to do with motion, not focus.
The smaller the stakes....
Can you please explain what possible motivation Airbus would have in concocting this hoax, and how all parties involved managed to keep it a secret?
There are image stabalized lenses that can be set to only do IS in the vertical plane, just so you can still do side-to-side panning with the lens. So, if the camera was automated, or on a tripod, or the photographer had a steady hand and/or an IS lens, the fact that it's horizontal is not enough to conclude it's fake.
No reason. People on MiFi just love to play "bullshit-detective" even if there is nothing to detect.
I bet it was some photographer that snapped a picture of the rabbit there and to make it more humorous by motion blurring the background to seem like things were going faster. He probably was just trying to make people in the meeting get a chuckle and didn't intend on it being shown publicly.
MetaFilter: Focusing narrowly on the one or two things we do know and just assuming that's what was important.
This thread is a wonderful showcase for the fact that MeFites people are especially good at sounding like they know what they're talking about while focusing narrowly on the one or two things they do know and just assuming that's what was important.
What's most interesting is that so many people have become so invested in "debunking" this image. I wonder if it's not the working-out of some election-related issues....
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