I must come across as a real annoying know-it-all. I’m not, sorta.
But I do get annoyed with online hoaxes. I don’t really care how cute they are.
I don’t have a problem with Photoshop, but trying to sell a Photoshopped image as real constitutes lying in my book. So there.
But it’s not real. And here’s why:
- Between baby and mommy is some nice thick uterine muscle – you know, the part that expels baby into the outside world.
- In order to imprint so nicely on Mom’s tummy, baby would need a considerable amount of force – scarcely something a couple of long bones that aren’t ossified can do.
- Newborn babies have not been walking, and thus there feet aren’t defined the way our feet are – they’re cute and puffy. In other words, they don’t look like the tiny foot in this picture.
And then there are some other technical points too, such as the likelihood of catching the foot at that moment, and the quality of shadows on the contours of the foot. But I know close to nothing about those things.