Monday, April 4, 2011

C FOR CAMOUFLAGE

Camouflage is a method of crypsis or hiding.  It allows an otherwise visible organism to remain unnoticed by blending with its environment.




Cryptic coloration is the most common form of camouflage. It is very common in the animal world.  Humans adopt the same strategy in warfare by having combat soldiers wear the colors of the jungle and cover themselves with jungle foliage.

21 comments:

Niki said...

This is really amazing. What sort of insect is it?

L'Aussie said...

Hi Grandpa. Maybe you could have mentioned the chameleon - both humans and animals again! Great C post. I'll be posting my C country 8 ish tonight.

Denise<3

L'Aussies Travel Blog A - Z Challenge

Grandpa said...

Hi Nikki, good question - I don't know the exact name but it is like a grasshopper. The leaf is that of our cempedak, a fruit that looks almost exactly like the jackfruit, which you can see in the background.


L'Aussie, Hi Denise, I thought of that, my ciku and carambola too!

Thanks, I look forward to reading your next country - Chile?

baygirl32 said...

I had to take a second glance to see the bug! great shot

Aishah said...

I really did not realise the bug till later.

Wow. Kuasa Allah.

secret agent woman said...

Took me a second to spot the little guy.

Ohiofarmgirl said...

today we saw a guy walking along the road - he had a bright "high visibility" yellow jacket and camouflage pants... we laughed that the two were canceling each other out.

have a glorious day!
:-)

Su said...

I actually quite like bugs, apart from spiders. And bees, but actually I like the bees, I just like them at a safe distance. Camouflage bugs are the best!

Grandpa said...

baygirl32, secret agent woman - that's how good the camouflage is;

Aishah - Tuhan maha kaya;

Ohiofarmgirl - some people's clothes are loud - hardly a camouflage. I know there's a sequel to being famous, hope to read all about it soon. You too have a glorious day!

Su - Most people are arachnophobic. Bees are useful - just stay away from them.

Serena said...

I was thinking Chameleon too. I think that green hopper in your pic is commonly called a 'Katydid bug'. Great shot...and a very clever disguise.

Grandpa said...

Serena, I think you are right. This pic has been on my file for a while - I took it during one of my walkabouts around The Farm, so I thought why not I use it now...yes it is a clever disguise.

Mercy a.k.a Rogue said...

Great picture! Re: your question. I am ahead on my challenge because I didnt know about the no blogging on Sunday thing.

Jan Morrison said...

There's a bug? I'll have to go back. I like your blog - I have a wee farm - well a house and chicken coop - in Nova Scotia which is not a jungle...I love it here though and I like your enthusiasm too.
Jan Morrison

Jessica Bell said...

Wow. What a cool photo to show case camouflage. Nice.

Jessica @ The Alliterative Allomporph

Grandpa said...

Mercy - Thank you. That explains it, I thought I was missing something;

Jan Morrison - Hi, welcome to The Farm. Mine is not a big farm either, enough to keep me occupied. Thanks for stopping by.

Grandpa said...

Jessica Bell - Thank you and welcome to The Farm. Hope you'll visit us again soon.

Eva said...

Awesome photo!

(Stopped by via the A-Z Blogging Challenge!)

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

:-) this is really a very good camouffage!!!

Grandpa said...

Eva - Thank you, and welcome to The Farm! I'm off to your blog now!


nouvelles couleurs - Thank you Laura, thanks for stopping by.

damyantiwrites said...

I love that picture!! And on a trip to Kuching, I've seen something similar...thanks for dropping by my blog and your comments. Always a joy to have a visit from Malaysia :)

Grandpa said...

damyantiwrites, Hi, good to see you. We have this phenomenon going on in our jungles all the time.