Pareidolia Throwdown

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      Marty E
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        Dahlia told me about pareidolia, it’s “the perception of a recognizable image or meaningful pattern where none exists or is intended, as the perception of a face in the surface features of the moon.”

        I’d love to see any examples that you’ve shot along with any stories you might have. Here’s a few of mine.

        Funny story about this budding daffodil shot. I was totally focused on post-processing and the dewdrops. I showed it to my spouse who said, “Very pretty, I see a bird!” Annoyed, I asked where??? He said, “Don’t you see the eye?” (I didn’t and went back to work). He’s really good at titles, so I later asked him for a title suggestion. “I See You.” Why? He showed me the eye of his bird which was the negative space at the top right. Now I understood what he meant. The fun (or annoying) thing about pareidolia is that once you see something, it’s hard to unsee it.  I now see my spouse’s bird every time I look at it.

        I See You

        Eucalyptus Bark Monster

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              Looks like a tree-hugging chimpanzee to me. Good eye!

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              Not sure if this one fits the definition…

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                  I see a deer with antlers, great catch!

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                  See a face in a slice of Banana

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                      Perfect, I love it

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                      this is going to get wild, i’ll be tuned!

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                          Lol hold tight

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                          Clouds. My spouse thinks he sees a dog lying down, I was thinking maybe a dragon?

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                            Angel of the storm…

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                                Wow, stunning shot!

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                                River Monster emerges from the deepRiver monster emerges

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                                    Nice Steve

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                                      Haha, that’s great! 🙂 It’s a big one

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                                      I’m having great fun with pareidolia, it teaches me to think out of the box when I look for eyes and faces and also be creative in naming ( I gotta give a nod to Linus in the comic strip above). Weirdly, this thought popped up (for any Sherlock Holmes fans out the there). I am on the hunt lol

                                      The Hound of the Baskervilles

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                                        The BB in the Bark

                                        Or is it an Eyeball
                                        Click it if you Dare

                                        “The Rest of The Story”
                                        My grandson had a target on this pine log and was shooting at it with his Red Ryder, and the BB lodged under the bark.

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                                            The monster lurks… 😮

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                                              Now that is a great story, Robert! The Red Ryder strikes again lol. Just curious, did he hit the target?  Thanks for sharing 🙂

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                                                  Grandpa taught him to shoot, he is pretty good.

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                                                  Stumpy

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                                                    Love it, an awesome log monster! Great shot @robertapple

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                                                      I’ve been having a hard time shooting snapdragons that I’m happy with at Dallas Blooms this year until this face popped out! I wonder if this is how they got their name?

                                                       

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                                                        Nature’s PAC-MAN

                                                        Wild Onion

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