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2012-12-28 06:58:34 AM  
I'm sure it was legit, but the wolf one looked sorta fake. Pixels and all.
 
2012-12-28 07:58:49 AM  

Quantum Apostrophe: I saw that apostrophe right away.


When I'm acting edgy and blasé, I always include some punctuation errors to show how "meh" I am.
 
2012-12-28 08:30:12 AM  
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2012-12-28 08:38:12 AM  
The only reason I saw most of these is because I knew to look for something, and even then for at least
half of them I had to read the caption and it still took me quite a while.

This one is particularly impressive:

i.dailymail.co.uk

Since its just sitting right there in plain sight, yet except for the eyes the feather pattern is a near
perfect blend.
 
2012-12-28 08:38:47 AM  
Woodcock (heh-heh-heh) are almost identical to snipe, and once I saw one splashing in a puddle out in back of the house from the kitchen window. I saw exactly where it was, and snuck out there with a camera. I went to where I saw it, I knew that it hadn't flown away (they fly like drunken butterflies, so I would have spotted it in flight easily) so I knew it was right where I had spotted it. The puddle was only a foot or so across, and 3 feet long. I stood there for 20 minutes looking, knowing that it was right there. I never saw it. I turned around to go back to the house, took one step and the second my back was turned up it flew. It was right in front of me, 2 feet away from my boot the entire time.

Snipe hunting got the reputation it did for a very good reason.
 
2012-12-28 08:43:31 AM  

omeganuepsilon: Glance down and see "deer" in the caption and it's instant, I see the deer before I even finish looking up from the words.


See, I didn't read the caption until after I had looked through the picture for a bit to see if I could find the animal. Much better way of doing it. CHEATER MCCHEATYPANTS!
 
2012-12-28 08:56:54 AM  
Are you farking kidding me?
The snipe is the only one I'm still hunting for.
 
2012-12-28 09:00:35 AM  
i.imgur.com

Niiiice!
 
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2012-12-28 09:12:54 AM  
Balchinian

I saw a woodcock once. I found it by walking along the trail until I found the crowd of birders. I looked in the direction pointed at by their lenses and binoculars. After a minute I spotted it. Moving, 10 meters away, still brown-on-brown invisible.
 
2012-12-28 09:34:41 AM  

ZAZ: Balchinian

I saw a woodcock once. I found it by walking along the trail until I found the crowd of birders. I looked in the direction pointed at by their lenses and binoculars. After a minute I spotted it. Moving, 10 meters away, still brown-on-brown invisible.


I get a kick out of woodcocks / timberdoodles. They're the slowest-flying birds (about 5 mph), and flapping their wings gives them a trill noise that sounds like a flying saucer taking off.
 
2012-12-28 09:41:31 AM  

impaler: Cuddle fish fail.

Also, I spotted this one right off the bat

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 470x584]


I still don't see it.
 
2012-12-28 10:15:55 AM  

omeganuepsilon: It's incredibly easy to camo- in a still shot


This is something that people don't really appreciate: It's not necessarily color or shape that attracts your eye, it's movement.

I did a little experiment just this last hunting season: Friend of mine was attempting to drive deer towards me, but there weren't any in that area. I saw him coming through the woods from a long ways off, because he was moving. I stayed still, partially (but not wholly) concealed by a tree from him. I was wearing a hunter orange vest and hat.

He didn't see me until he was almost right on top of me.

I saw him though, because even though he was camouflaged appropriately, he was *MOVING*.

Everytime I've spotted deer in the woods, it wasn't because of their shape, it was because they moved. I actually spotted a doe that was bedded down early in archery season because she twitched an ear. I had no idea she was there before that, but as soon as that ear twitched, her head popped into focus for me.
 
2012-12-28 10:18:40 AM  

Hawnkee: I'm sure it was legit, but the wolf one looked sorta fake. Pixels and all.


Oddly enough, that was the only one I had a problem with. Maybe because it was *TOO* obvious.
 
2012-12-28 10:26:40 AM  

impaler: Cuddle fish fail.

Also, I spotted this one right off the bat

[i.dailymail.co.uk image 470x584]


Funny, that one, and the 'Common Snipe' were the only ones I didn't get...
 
2012-12-28 10:32:35 AM  
i586.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-28 10:34:52 AM  
i586.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-28 11:00:30 AM  
www.moillusions.com

Naptime.
 
2012-12-28 11:39:58 AM  
Predators have stereo vision, which makes it a bit less difficult than these 2D photos imply.
 
2012-12-28 11:48:38 AM  

RoyBatty: [i.imgur.com image 623x399]


I was wondering where the fark the snipe was. Thanks.
 
2012-12-28 01:25:40 PM  

Giltric: 2.bp.blogspot.com

static.guim.co.uk


Here is a picture of my boat when I was on a submarine.
 
2012-12-28 05:03:40 PM  

0Icky0: Predators have stereo vision, which makes it a bit less difficult than these 2D photos imply.


Yes, IRL it probably is not as easy, plus monitor settings can make it easier too. It just seems like one of those "this is soooo hard-people feel smart when it's easy" kind of things.
 
2012-12-28 08:05:23 PM  
some of those pics are well camo'd aminals, and some are just animals with crap between the camera and the animal.


This is not camo, it's crap in the way.
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2012-12-28 11:07:50 PM  

dittybopper: omeganuepsilon: It's incredibly easy to camo- in a still shot

This is something that people don't really appreciate: It's not necessarily color or shape that attracts your eye, it's movement.

I did a little experiment just this last hunting season: Friend of mine was attempting to drive deer towards me, but there weren't any in that area. I saw him coming through the woods from a long ways off, because he was moving. I stayed still, partially (but not wholly) concealed by a tree from him. I was wearing a hunter orange vest and hat.

He didn't see me until he was almost right on top of me.

I saw him though, because even though he was camouflaged appropriately, he was *MOVING*.

Everytime I've spotted deer in the woods, it wasn't because of their shape, it was because they moved. I actually spotted a doe that was bedded down early in archery season because she twitched an ear. I had no idea she was there before that, but as soon as that ear twitched, her head popped into focus for me.


I was above timberline, hiking. The rocks were just like the ones in the pika pic in TFA. There were pikas there, but I never saw them. (I heard them Squeeeeeek.) I did see a ptarmigan hen in summer plumage, and I only saw it at all because it moved. I turned to call to my hiking companions that I had seen something, but when I turned back it was gone. It couldn't have run, there was absolutely no cover. It certainly didn't fly. It just blended in.
I searched the rocks for a while, but honestly, I could have stepped on its tail and if it didn't move I would never have known.
 
2012-12-28 11:51:42 PM  

pineapplesherbet: dittybopper: omeganuepsilon: It's incredibly easy to camo- in a still shot

This is something that people don't really appreciate: It's not necessarily color or shape that attracts your eye, it's movement.

I did a little experiment just this last hunting season: Friend of mine was attempting to drive deer towards me, but there weren't any in that area. I saw him coming through the woods from a long ways off, because he was moving. I stayed still, partially (but not wholly) concealed by a tree from him. I was wearing a hunter orange vest and hat.

He didn't see me until he was almost right on top of me.

I saw him though, because even though he was camouflaged appropriately, he was *MOVING*.

Everytime I've spotted deer in the woods, it wasn't because of their shape, it was because they moved. I actually spotted a doe that was bedded down early in archery season because she twitched an ear. I had no idea she was there before that, but as soon as that ear twitched, her head popped into focus for me.

I was above timberline, hiking. The rocks were just like the ones in the pika pic in TFA. There were pikas there, but I never saw them. (I heard them Squeeeeeek.) I did see a ptarmigan hen in summer plumage, and I only saw it at all because it moved. I turned to call to my hiking companions that I had seen something, but when I turned back it was gone. It couldn't have run, there was absolutely no cover. It certainly didn't fly. It just blended in.
I searched the rocks for a while, but honestly, I could have stepped on its tail and if it didn't move I would never have known.


When I was married, I would well, I would be dry humping the bed and really getting into it, and fark that mattress, fark that mattress, you know how it is, and then shiat, holy shiat, my wife would move, and I would realize, hey, she moved, wow, hey, she could be on the X Files.
 
2012-12-29 04:40:46 AM  
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2012-12-31 05:57:48 AM  

dittybopper: omeganuepsilon: It's incredibly easy to camo- in a still shot

This is something that people don't really appreciate: It's not necessarily color or shape that attracts your eye, it's movement.

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