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Wednesday, February 11, 2015

OPTICAL DELUSIONS



This is NOT a duck.
Do you know what it is?
I'll tell you what it is at the end of this post.







Yes, I know they're referred to as optical illusions, but when Nameless was little she thought they were called optical delusions & I always liked that name more!!

There are many kinds of optical illusions.  You may be familiar with some of these typical ones:



Some can be made with paper:


Some can be confusing:
Is she turning on her right or left foot?



Which direction is the train going?



 An illusion can be caused by an odd camera angle:









 Size doesn’t matter much.
Illusions can be painted on trucks or buses:




 Or make a solid floor seem precarious:

 Sidewalk artists can create amazing illusions
with the use of perspective:


 You can also change your appearance
with the right clothing choice.
Granted, she did not choose well:

This is better:
 

Sometimes things are hidden in paintings:
 


 And photographs:
Can you find the giraffe?

Or the wolf?

THIS IS NOT A BIRD!!
(See the explanation at the end of this post.)



Sometimes you just have to change your focus:
 












The giraffe is about 1/4 of the way in on the right.

The wolf is by the 2 trees on the left.

THIS IS NOT A BIRD!!
Dee (cominghometomyself) sent me this picture.
It is a beautiful example of body painting.
The model's left arm is over her head.
One leg makes the wing & the other the tail.
Once you see her the bird disappears.

THIS IS NOT A DUCK.
It's a french fry!!





It's not an optical illusion. It just looks like one----fishducky