pineapplesherbet: dittybopper: omeganuepsilon: It's incredibly easy to camo- in a still shotThis 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.
aerojockey: The giraffe one fooled me.
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