Click on the image on the right and tell me what your first impression is. Is it real, made with high-end 3D software or with Blender? Of course the fact that it's published on this site may give it away but still - give it a try ;-)
Of course, it's a Blender image! Here's what the creator, Robert J. Tiess, writes about it:
This is something I created today using Blender sculpt mode: This sculpture contains approximately 870k verts. Procedural brushes were used here, along with grab mode. Both a tablet and a mouse were used.
Pentium IV 2.4GHz (non-HT) / 1GB RAM / XP Pro / NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200.
That render is pure Blender, no post-processing. NO AO was used. OSA was 5/Gauss. A basic three point light setup was used. Render time was about 30 minutes. Map and Blur render nodes were used to achieve DOF.
Do you know of any other Blender artworks that took some convincing before you believed they weren't in fact, just a photograph?