Nature's camouflage wonders. by helenhall

Nature's camouflage wonders.

I intend to participate in The Flash of Red challenge for February. 29 days in black and white, with a flash of red on 14th. Lets see how well I can keep up …

Week One sets the additional theme of Forms in Nature.

I spotted this Great Crested Grebe this morning, but after a brief attempt, decided it was too distant for my camera to cope with. And I was right, but when I looked at this one that I took, and thought about the patterns in nature theme, I realised just how cleverly camouflaged this duck is, with the shapes of the body and head, and the colours mirroring the ripples in the water so well. So decided to post it anyway for the theme.

It comes with apologies to the purists to whom editing nature shots is an anathama. The processing was to help draw attention to the patterns, and draw attention away from the quality of the image.

Now if you want to see a wonderful image of what I think is the same duck in the same location, head over to the talented Steve's project where you will see disguise in action as opposed to camouflage.

Our natural world is so full of fascination.
Awesome start to your flash of red Helen!
February 2nd, 2020  
Yes, I know it would not end up in National Geographic but I like what you accomplished here with the shapes in the water and the shape of the Grebe. It's an excellent example of how photography gets us to think about what we're seeing in new ways. Good start Helen!
February 2nd, 2020  
I think it is lovely, your narrative is so right and one notices so much more.
February 2nd, 2020  
Nicely captured
February 2nd, 2020  
I like what you've done with this. The Grebes on Priory are sometimes hard to capture as the closer you are, the more they dive out of site. Thank you also for your kind words. fav
February 2nd, 2020  
You are so right...our natural world IS full of fascination, and this example of camouflage certainly demonstrates that. I really like the color tones here, too.
February 2nd, 2020  
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