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Can you see it?, Hidden in the picture
Denise
post Jul 14 2011, 05:27 AM
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I thought it would be fun to try and find the camouflaged critter in the photo.
I'll start off the thread with the picture only, and If no one finds it right away, I can come in and tell you what your looking for as a hint.

Ok, here is the picture. Can you find it?

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post Jul 14 2011, 05:40 AM
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okay.. that was difficult, but I found it!
My eyes searched for segmentation first (thorax, abdomen area). Found that, then noticed the antennae, head, abdomen, and legs.
I won't give location so others can have fun finding it.... either Praying Mantis or Walking Stick? Guessing Mantis by head shape. Both have exceptional camo.


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post Jul 14 2011, 08:21 AM
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happy088.gif Good eye Chris! It is an obscure ground mantid, and is very small (15-30 mm.) Timmy also has the good eye, as he was the one that found it. He brought it over to me on a little rock, and said "look a praying mantis, but its dead". It did appear dead, but I told him they sometimes play possum to keep from being eaten. groucho.gif I told him to just keep watching it while I went to go get my camera. All of a sudden I hear him say "Wow, it just twisted it's head and looked at me!" By the time I got back out there, it was standing up. I have never seen one this small, my dad had one when I was a kid but it was alot larger and green.

I placed it in the garden where it can find a new spot to be. biggrin.gif
I will add a closer better picture of it later.
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post Jul 14 2011, 09:30 AM
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I have to admit. It did not come right out and poke me in the eyes. This one took a while. After I seen it I was all set to go 180 degrees out from Swizz, "just to cover all bases", and say stick. I figured it was a juvenile. But Mantid you say? Hmmmm.... Thatís cool, More of the gooey stuff I didn't know. Woody.


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post Jul 14 2011, 02:43 PM
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yep it took me awhile but i finnaly found it. thats what i assumed it was going tobe when you said it was camoed, and i know what they look like but i didnt see it untill i enlarged the picture. now it just pops out at me!
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post Jul 16 2011, 06:09 AM
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Good eyes guys! thumbsupsmileyanim.gif The head is actually how Timmy knew it was a praying mantis.
Here is a picture of where it is located in the shot.

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Here is a close up side view of it.

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post Jul 17 2011, 04:23 AM
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thats the first one ive seen thats is that color. the ones i see are green. that thing strained my ole eyeballs to find it! but heck, im old!
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Too funny Russ. It's the first time I have seen these also.......and small they are. I have no idea how Timmy saw it. wacko.gif

One really needs to keep their eyes open, as you never know what might be right in front of you.
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post Aug 7 2011, 12:41 PM
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Here's one for ya...


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post Aug 18 2011, 07:42 AM
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Ok, we've tried several times to look for what's in your's Oklapony but we can not seem to find it.......we give! confused0082[1].gif
I've just not been able to pick up on anything scanning over the pic yet but I'm sure it would've bitten my nose several times by now. smiley-laughing021.gif

Don't know how many others have tried without finding anything yet but I sure hope it's not just my old eyes goin' south! smiley-shocked003.gif wacko.gif biggrin.gif


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post Aug 18 2011, 08:06 AM
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QUOTE (ColoradoProspector @ Aug 18 2011, 10:42 AM) *
Ok, we've tried several times to look for what's in your's Oklapony but we can not seem to find it.......we give! confused0082[1].gif
I've just not been able to pick up on anything scanning over the pic yet but I'm sure it would've bitten my nose several times by now. smiley-laughing021.gif

Don't know how many others have tried without finding anything yet but I sure hope it's not just my old eyes goin' south! smiley-shocked003.gif wacko.gif biggrin.gif

It's a super tough one, for sure. It's a 14" brown trout that I had just released and it was resting before swimming off to mend its bruised ego. Honestly if I hadn't looked 3 times for the correct framing when I snapped the pic I wouldn't be able find it either. Their camouflage is astoundingly good, especially in rocky bottom creeks, even with good polarized lenses. Basically, in the pic, it looks like a ghost thanks to the rippling effect of the running creek but you can make out the tail. I'll try to carve out some time in the next day or so to edit the photo and draw a loop around it and repost.
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Okay, here 'tis...


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post Aug 19 2011, 10:35 AM
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Sorry OlkaPony,

My vision must be impaired because I still don't see it. I think I will visit the optometrist and tell him for my next prescription I will need a Seeing Eye Dog. lol
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post Feb 20 2012, 07:53 AM
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Took this shot yesterday while ice fishing on Lake Granby... looking toward Indian Peaks.

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Laying down, looking up, center of the mountain range? chin to the left?


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