Giant Orange Fish (Giant Koi)
In Photos: A goldfish as big as a (big) dog
"This just in from the "strange but probably true" files. Fisherman Raphael Biagini reeled in what is believed to be a 30-pound koi carp in France, where the fish are quite popular. The fish, a vivid orange, looks a great deal like a giant goldfish. The photo is several months old, but it's buzzing right now, thanks to an article from the U.K.'s Daily Mail."
Source: Yahoo News
Always nice to see so many fish experts out there. I've caught a lot of carp in my life,nothing near that big I admit, but as the article says too, carp are not really a fighting fish in or out of the water. As to it being real or not, I'll go with real until one of you experts can give some proof that would hold up in any kind of court. Photo shop, is not going to enlarge a fish to that size and then make his hand on the back fin in proportion to the overall picture.
100% Fake. Firstly he isnt showing any sign of the fish being heavy at all and it states 30 pound fish, And last i checked he definately is NOT superman so there is no way he is holding it.
Second The shadow of the fishes shadow is clearly photoshopped, There is a reflection in the water of the tail, but where is the reflection of the rest of its body?
Third where is his hand? Its called camera angle. The camera is probably about 18'' to 2 feet from the fish so it just bigger to the person holding it at 2 or 3 times the distance. Also if you look hes sitting in the water, so he probably has his elbows resting on his knees making it alot easier to hold something at that length. If theres a grown man that cant hold 30 pounds with BOTH his forearms resting on his knees he really needs to get to the gym. I dont see the big amazement and controversy over a large koi.
Source: Yahoo News