July 2nd, 2007

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Camouflage...

Remember, I had once made this post about the wonderful camouflage of Nature, and used a photo of a bushlark? Well, here's another master of disguise that we spotted today in the Valley School area on our field trip...

Grasshopper


There the grasshopper is to the centre left of the picture; if you look carefully, you will see that those long twiggy things in the front of the picture are actually its legs...and yet, it's SO hard to spot!

And to add to this, just when I finally get the creature in my viewfinder, HOPPP! it is off to some other place, making me look for it with slitted eyes, once again...

So when I see those wonderful photographs and watch those documentaries nowadsys, I am in danger of forgetting to watch the content as I muse about how much of effort must have gone into each frame.

I am simply amazed how birds can keep flying around and yet spot prey that is so well disguised. I think they make better naturalists than yours truly...
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Where not to put the regulator of the fan

Found this in a shop in Chickpet....

regulator footpath tees berries sampige 2 july 07


I just couldn't help wondering HOW they regulate the speed of the fan when it's running, and at the end, HAD to ask the shop-owner, Jayesh. He gave me an explanation about lack of space elsewhere in the little, crowded shop, which included the words, "we don't change the speed of the fan." In that case...why have the regulator at all?

If they try to regulate the speed of the running fan, they are going to have to go to....er...second-hand shops!